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Iranian quotes by Said Sayrafiezadeh
#1. I suppose my Iranian identity is one of the driving forces for being a writer: I want to set the record straight about who I really am. #Quote by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Iranian quotes by Azar Nafisi
#2. Those who are close to us, when they die, divide our world. There is the world of the living, which we finally, in one way or another, succumb to, and then there is the domain of the dead that, like an imaginary friend (or foe) or a secret concubine, constantly beckons, reminding us of our loss. What is memory but a ghost that lurks at the corners of the mind, interrupting our normal course of life, disrupting our sleep in order to remind us of some acute pain or pleasure, something silenced or ignored? We miss not only their presence, or how they felt about us, but ultimately how they allowed us to feel about ourselves or them. (prologue) #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Iranian quotes by Misha Glenny
#3. In 1979, Dubai had learned a valuable lesson from the Iranian Revolution and Soviet invasion of Afghanistan: trouble has its bright side. #Quote by Misha Glenny
Iranian quotes by Hillary Clinton
#4. Iran has basically propped up Assad, who has waged an absolute war of horror against the Syrian people. And he has done anything he could to stay in power with the full support of the Iranians and including Iranian troops and Hezbollah from Lebanon, which are an Iranian proxy. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Iranian quotes by Shirin Neshat
#5. I think of myself, an Iranian/American artist, and wonder what would I want if I'm ever imprisoned by the Iranian government for the work that I make? I answer: I would hope that the United States government comes to my rescue. #Quote by Shirin Neshat
Iranian quotes by Firoozeh Dumas
#6. During our stay in Newport Beach, the Iranian Revolution took place and a group of Americans were taken hostage in the American embassy in Tehran. Overnight, Iranians living in America became, to say the least, very unpopular. For some reason, many Americans began to think that all Iranians, despite outward appearances to the contrary, could at any given moment get angry and take prisoners. #Quote by Firoozeh Dumas
Iranian quotes by Mohammed Emami-Kashani
#7. If you [Americans] behave with disrespect - even just a little bit - [the Iranian people] will punch you in the mouth so hard that all your devouring teeth will fall off. #Quote by Mohammed Emami-Kashani
Iranian quotes by Christopher De Bellaigue
#8. He [Mosaddegh] was part of a generation of Iranian men who were inspired by Europe but who expected their wives to remain Iranian. (p37) #Quote by Christopher De Bellaigue
Iranian quotes by Robert M. Gates
#9. The passage of fourteen years had led to another significant change in the international environment. As I told Bush 43 and Condi Rice on more than one occasion, when I had been in government before, problems or crises more often than not would arise, be dealt with, and go away. The Yom Kippur War in October 1973, a serious crisis that risked confrontation with the Soviet Union, was over in a few days. Even the Iranian hostage crisis, as painful and protracted as it was, ended in 444 days. Now hardly any issue or problem could be resolved and put aside; instead problems accumulated. #Quote by Robert M. Gates
Iranian quotes by Stephen King
#10. Sometimes I take her food from the Iranian restaurant she and Ollie liked - the Sunny Acres kitchen staff is happy to warm it up - and sometimes I bring her a DVD or two. She likes the oldies, like with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. I always bring her something, and she's always happy to see me. On her good days she does see me. On her bad ones, she's apt to call me Olivia. Or Charlotte. That's my aunt. I also have an uncle. #Quote by Stephen King
Iranian quotes by Kevin Roose
#11. Here's what worries me the most: I came to Liberty to humanize people. Because humanizing people is good, right? But what about people with reprehensible views? Do they deserve to be humanized? By giving Jerry Falwell's moral universe a fair look, am I putting myself in his shoes? Or am I really just validating his worldview? What's the difference between what I'm doing and certain Iranian presidents who want to "do more research" into the Holocaust? Where's the limit to open-mindedness? #Quote by Kevin Roose
Iranian quotes by William J. Clinton
#12. Two-thirds of the Iranian people would like to be reconciled with the West. They don't like the fanaticism of the governing religious council. It's the only place in the world where the last six elections have been won by the more progressive candidate, two for president, two for the mayors, two for the parliament. So most people there are sympathetic to the world we Americans want to build, whether we're Republicans or Democrats. On the other hand, almost everybody there wants them to have nuclear power. They see it as a status symbol, and a sense of their own security. #Quote by William J. Clinton
Iranian quotes by Bahman Ghobadi
#13. Lying and corruption are in the Iranian society in all sense of the world, and if you do research about married women, you see that a lot of them tell you they get a lot of enjoyment from breaking the rules of corruption, because just for the fact that they break the rules, it makes them oppose the system. #Quote by Bahman Ghobadi
Iranian quotes by James Buchan
#14. One of the consequences of the Iranian revolution has been an explosion of history. A country once known only from British consular reports and intrepid travelogues is now awash with historical documents, letters, diaries, grainy video, weblogs and secret police files of questionable authenticity. #Quote by James Buchan
Iranian quotes by Moshe Katsav
#15. Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years, and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land. #Quote by Moshe Katsav
Iranian quotes by David Brooks
#16. Everybody is comparing the oil spill to Hurricane Katrina, but the real parallel could be the Iranian hostage crisis. In the late 1970s, the hostage crisis became a symbol of America's inability to take decisive action in the face of pervasive problems. In the same way, the uncontrolled oil plume could become the objective correlative of the country's inability to govern itself. #Quote by David Brooks
Iranian quotes by Hassan Rouhani
#17. At face value, the U.S. Congress, there is a - they have a long way to go before they fully appreciate and understand Iranian people. #Quote by Hassan Rouhani
Iranian quotes by Sheldon Richman
#18. Why is Netanyahu pushing war? Among several reasons, demonizing Iran reduces pressure on Israel to negotiate seriously with the Palestinians. Many Israelis prefer building Jewish settlements on Palestinians' land instead. Moreover, Israel's rulers oppose any development-such as an Iranian-U.S. detente-that could diminish Israel's U.S.-financed hegemony in the region. War with Iran would be a catastrophe all around. Netanyahu and his hawkish American allies-the same people who gave us the disastrous Iraq war and ISIS-must be repudiated. #Quote by Sheldon Richman
Iranian quotes by Mohammad Javad Zarif
#19. This visa-waiver thing is absurd. Has anybody in the West been targeted by any Iranian national, anybody of Iranian origin, or anyone travelling to Iran? Whereas many people have been targeted by the nationals of your allies, people visiting your allies, and people transiting the territory of, again, your allies. So you're looking at the wrong address. #Quote by Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian quotes by Hillary Clinton
#20. A group of national security experts, military intelligence experts, issued a very concerning statement about Senator Bernie Sanders's views on foreign policy and national security, pointing out some of the comments he has made on these issues, such as inviting Iranian troops into Syria to try to resolve the conflict there; putting them right at the doorstep of Israel. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Iranian quotes by Maurice Motamed
#21. I have always emphasized that the Iranian people has the right to obtain nuclear technology and energy for peaceful purposes. #Quote by Maurice Motamed
Iranian quotes by Sergei Lavrov
#22. We are convinced that the only way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue is through negotiations. #Quote by Sergei Lavrov
Iranian quotes by Hassan Blasim
#23. In art class at school we learned how to draw tanks and soldiers opening fire at [Iranian leader Ayatollah] Khomeini and his beard. They didn't teach us the names of the flowers that grew around us in the city - wild flowers of all kinds and all colors. The math teacher used to whip the kids with his trouser belt. My father was constantly violent toward my mother for the most trivial reasons. #Quote by Hassan Blasim
Iranian quotes by Claude Mandil
#24. I can tell the negotiators, please, when you consider all the options, do not be constrained by the risk of an oil embargo on Iranian oil. #Quote by Claude Mandil
Iranian quotes by George H. W. Bush
#25. I will never apologize for the United States of America - I don't care what the facts are. Said after 'Vincennes' shot down an Iranian Airliner. #Quote by George H. W. Bush
Iranian quotes by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
#26. Dear Iranian nation, your children have placed the first indigenous satellite into orbit. #Quote by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian quotes by Moshe Katsav
#27. The international community is unwilling to accept the policies of the Iranian regime. #Quote by Moshe Katsav
Iranian quotes by Robert M. Gates
#28. Well, Israel, obviously, thinks of the Iranian nuclear program as an existential threat to Israel. #Quote by Robert M. Gates
Iranian quotes by Susan Rice
#29. Iran's arms exports to the murderous Assad regime in Syria are of particular concern. As the Panel of Experts has concluded, Syria is now the central party to illicit Iranian arms transfers. #Quote by Susan Rice
Iranian quotes by Jonas Jonasson
#30. Allan had never imagined it would be easy to cross the Himalayas. But later he had realised just how lucky he had been to bump into those kind Iranian communists. It #Quote by Jonas Jonasson
Iranian quotes by Barack Obama
#31. As president, I decided that a strong, confident America could advance our national security by engaging directly with the Iranian government. We've seen the results. #Quote by Barack Obama
Iranian quotes by Mohammad Marandi
#32. However, unlike some of my friends and students, I don't think it's a laughing matter. I think it is frightening to see what outrageous stories can be told in the United States and then are accepted by many educated people and academics as facts. Movies get awards, books become best sellers, heroes are made, and people become wealthy as a result of dishonest caricatures of Iranian people and society. #Quote by Mohammad Marandi
Iranian quotes by Ottessa Moshfegh
#33. My dad is a gentle and brilliant Iranian violinist. #Quote by Ottessa Moshfegh
Iranian quotes by Abbas Kiarostami
#34. I don't know whether it is fortunate or unfortunate, but I have no such thing as national pride. I don't feel proud that I am Iranian. I happen to be who I am. #Quote by Abbas Kiarostami
Iranian quotes by Evgeny Morozov
#35. In the past it would take you weeks, if not months, to identify how Iranian activists connect to each other. Now you know how they connect to each other by looking at their Facebook page. KGB ... used to torture in order to get this data. #Quote by Evgeny Morozov
Iranian quotes by Nick Cohen
#36. An Iranian foundation offered the earthly reward of $3 million. #Quote by Nick Cohen
Iranian quotes by Golshifteh Farahani
#37. There's an expression in Persian, 'to play with the lion's tail.' I wasn't what Iranian society wanted me to be - a good girl. I played with the lion's tail. #Quote by Golshifteh Farahani
Iranian quotes by Thomas R. Pickering
#38. A fascinating, insightful, and new treatment from the perspective of an intimately involved former Iranian senior official on Iran's nuclear program and responses to it. For those familiar with the details, there is much new information about the Iran side, its ideas, strategies, disputes, and aims. U.S. experts will have some key questions but will learn much from this extraordinary book. #Quote by Thomas R. Pickering
Iranian quotes by Eric Bolling
#39. Hezbollah, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, they all have ties to Iranian money. I think they are the biggest exist - existential threat. Russia could be up there, but it would probably be to one of our NATO allies rather than the homeland. #Quote by Eric Bolling
Iranian quotes by Ruhollah Khomeini
#40. In Islam, democracy is included and people are free in Islam, both in expressing their opinions and their actions, until there is no conspiracy and they don't bring up ideas which would deviate Iranian generation. #Quote by Ruhollah Khomeini
Iranian quotes by Sherrod Brown
#41. I have studied the details, listened to Ohioans on all sides of this issue, and consulted with nuclear experts. This deal is not about trusting the Iranian regime, but instead working with our allies on comprehensive, verifiable restrictions to block Iran's pathways to a nuclear bomb without precipitating another war in the Middle East. #Quote by Sherrod Brown
Iranian quotes by Trita Parsi
#42. The intelligence services would probably be in a better position to make an assessment of the advancement of the Iranian nuclear program than Podhoretz or Ledeen. They don't have access to any specific information. So for them to dismiss it has no great value because they have no authority whatsoever on this issue. For them to push forward with their efforts to get a war started between the U.S. and Iran, you certainly cannot say that Iran does not have a nuclear program. If you say that, then the justification for war has basically been eliminated. #Quote by Trita Parsi
Iranian quotes by Dexter Filkins
#43. The expectation in the Obama Administration, or at least the hope, is that a nuclear deal with the West could ultimately moderate Iranian behavior by helping to integrate the country more thoroughly into the international system. Will this happen? It's impossible to predict, of course. We will only know if we get there. #Quote by Dexter Filkins
Iranian quotes by Barack Obama
#44. Jason Rezaian is coming home. A courageous journalist for The Washington Post who wrote about the daily lives and hopes of the Iranian people, he's been held for a year and a half. He embodies the brave spirit that gives life to the freedom of the press. Jason has already been reunited with his wife and mom. #Quote by Barack Obama
Iranian quotes by Anders Fogh Rasmussen
#45. Iran also has an extensive missile development programme. Iranian officials declare that the range of their modified Shahab-3 missiles is 2,000km, putting allied countries such as Turkey, Greece, Romania, and Bulgaria within reach. #Quote by Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Iranian quotes by Mark Regev
#46. Iran's President openly talks about wiping Israel off the map. The Iranian nuclear program is a threat, not just to my country, but to the entire region. And it's incumbent upon us all to do what needs to be done to keep from proliferating. #Quote by Mark Regev
Iranian quotes by Barack Obama
#47. The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms. And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment. #Quote by Barack Obama
Iranian quotes by Porochista Khakpour
#48. There is less gray area there, less doubt. There is a security in being some thing all the way. Our culture, too, encourages this way of being - exaggeration, for example, is the key to advertising success in the United States. But hyperbole also seems a big part of Iranian culture, as well. #Quote by Porochista Khakpour
Iranian quotes by Farah Diba
#49. There are many Iranians working at NASA. One of the engineers involved with the spaceship that went to Mars is an Iranian. #Quote by Farah Diba
Iranian quotes by Vladimir Putin
#50. Russia is opposed to the proliferation of mass destruction weapons, including nuclear weapons, and in this context we call upon our Iranian friends to abandon the uranium enrichment programme. #Quote by Vladimir Putin
Iranian quotes by Hooman Majd
#51. The problem is that Iran has been identified as a dangerous enemy, and the longer the media forwards that proposition - and the media is guilty, just as it was in the Iraq war - then the easier it becomes for Americans to accept that we might just have to resort to military force to remove any Iranian threat. #Quote by Hooman Majd
Iranian quotes by Hillary Clinton
#52. We've got this arc of instability from North Africa to South Asia, and we have to pay close attention to it. And we have to build coalitions, something that I did to take on the Iranian nuclear program, and what I will do as president to make sure that we defeat these terrorist networks. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Iranian quotes by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
#53. Technical knowledge has now become an integral aspect of the Iranian psyche. #Quote by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian quotes by Noam Chomsky
#54. Hamas is regularly described as 'Iranian-backed Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.' One will be hard put to find something like 'democratically elected Hamas, which has long been calling for a two-state settlement in accord with the international consensus' - blocked for over 30 years by the US and Israel. All true, but not a useful contribution to the Party Line, hence dispensable. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Iranian quotes by Mohammad Marandi
#55. Also, as a result of the involvement of American foundations that have backing from the U.S. State Department in Iranian internal politics, cultural exchange and dialogue have become more and more problematic. #Quote by Mohammad Marandi
Iranian quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#56. I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by 'arisch'. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Iranian quotes by Elaine Sciolino
#57. We often forget that Iran has a long tradition and history with the United States. Iranians have been coming to the United States as students for decades. American businessmen were in Iran developing the oil fields ... There was an American financial advisor to the Iranian government in the early part of the century. #Quote by Elaine Sciolino
Iranian quotes by Moniro Ravanipour
#58. She just did not want to be a revolutionary. The revolution made her ugly. It covered her. She had pretty hair that she had to hide. She had pretty legs that she had to cover up. #Quote by Moniro Ravanipour
Iranian quotes by Soroosh Shahrivar
#59. Interpreting dreams for Iranians was just as much a sacrament as reading coffee cups was for Turks #Quote by Soroosh Shahrivar
Iranian quotes by Charles Krauthammer
#60. Why should we care about the coup? First, because we depend on Yemen's government to support our drone war against another local menace, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). It's not clear if we can even maintain our embassy in Yemen, let alone conduct operations against AQAP. And second, because growing Iranian hegemony is a mortal threat to our allies and interests in the entire Middle East. #Quote by Charles Krauthammer
Iranian quotes by Barack Obama
#61. As I've said many times, the nuclear deal was never intended to resolve all of our differences with Iran. But still, engaging directly with the Iranian government on a sustained basis for the first time in decades has created a unique opportunity, a window, to try to resolve important issues. #Quote by Barack Obama
Iranian quotes by Farah Diba
#62. Iranian women are very courageous and active, even with all the oppression. #Quote by Farah Diba
Iranian quotes by Shirin Neshat
#63. Every Iranian artist, in one form or another, is political. Politics have defined our lives. #Quote by Shirin Neshat
Iranian quotes by James Aldridge
#64. You are claiming that the Soviet authorities began and influenced the existence of the Democratic Party [in Iran]. That is the basis of all your statements. The simplest way to discredit your absurd claim si to tell you about Iran, of which you are apparently ignorant. The people of Iran are oppressed, poverty-stricken, and miserable with hunger and disease. Their death rate is among the highest in the world, and their infant mortality rate threatens Iran with complete extinction. They are ruled without choice by feudalistic landowners, ruthless Khans, and venal industrialists. The peasants are slaves and the workers are paid a few pennies for a twelve hour day--not enough to keep their families in food. I can quote you all the figures you like to support these statements, quote them if necessary from British sources. I can also quote you the figures of wealth which is taken out of Iran yearly by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, of which the British Governemtn is the largest shareholder. 200 million pounds sterling have been taken out of Iran by your Oil company: a hundred times the total amount of Iran's national income and ten thousand times the total national income of the working people of Iran. By such natural resources as oil, Iran is by nature one of the wealthiest countries on earth. That wealth goes to Britain, while Iran remains poverty-ridden and without economic stability at all. It has no wage policies, no real trade unions, few hospitals, no sanitation and drainag #Quote by James Aldridge
Iranian quotes by James Aldridge
#65. Firstly, the Azerbaijanian struggle for a measure of autonomy and self-government is genuine and is locally inspired. The facts of history and existing conditions show that Azerbaijan has always been struggling to overthrow the feudal conditions imposed upon it (and upon the rest of Iran) by corrupt Iranian Governments.
Secondly, the extent of Russian interference appeared to be negligible. In our travels we saw few Russian troops, and in Kurdistan we saw none at all. The leaders of the Azerbaijanian Government are not Russians but Azerbaijanians, and with few exceptions their sole aim seems to be the recovery and improvement and economic reform of Azerbaijan. There may be some Russian influence by indirect means, but I would suggest that it is less than our own influence in Iran which we exercise by direct control of ministers, political parties, state financiers, and by petty bribery.
As for Kurdish Independence. The Kurds ask for an independence of their own making, not an independence sponsored by the British Government. Like the Azerbaijanians the Kurds are seeking real autonomy, and more than that, self-determination. Our present scheme to take them over and use them as a balancing factor in the political affairs of the Middle East is a reflection upon the honest of our intentions, and a direct blow at the spirit of all good men. #Quote by James Aldridge
Iranian quotes by Mohammad Marandi
#66. President Ahmadinejad said that the Zionist state of Israel should no longer exist as a political entity. This has always been the policy of successive Iranian governments such as those of President Khatami and President Rafsanjani. #Quote by Mohammad Marandi
Iranian quotes by Nicholas Kristof
#67. Saudi Arabia has supported Wahhabi madrasas in poor countries in Africa and Asia, exporting extremism and intolerance. Saudi Arabia also exports instability with its brutal war in Yemen, intended to check what it sees as Iranian influence. #Quote by Nicholas Kristof
Iranian quotes by Ben  Rhodes
#68. Obama was the most powerful man in the world, but that didn't mean he could control the forces at play in the Middle East. There was no Nelson Mandela who could lead a country to absolution for its sins and ours. Extremist forces were exploiting the Arab Spring. Reactionary forces - with deep reservoirs of political support in the United States - were intent on clinging to power. Bashar al-Assad was going to fight to the death, backed by his Russian and Iranian sponsors. Factions were going to fight it out in the streets of Libya. The Saudis and Emiratis were going to stamp out political dissent in Egypt before it could come to their kingdoms. A Likud prime minister was going to mouth words about peace while building settlements that made peace impossible. Meanwhile, innocent people were going to suffer, some of them were going to be killed, and there didn't seem to be anything I could do about it. Obama had reached that conclusion before I had. History had opened up a doorway in 2011 that, by the middle of 2013, had been slammed shut. There would be more war, more conflict, and more suffering, until - someday - old men would make peace. #Quote by Ben Rhodes
Iranian quotes by Hooman Majd
#69. It is perhaps because of the Iranian concept of the home and garden (and not the city or town it is in) as the defining center of life that Iranians find living in a society with such stringent rules of public behavior somewhat tolerable. Iranian society by and large cares very little about what goes on in the homes and gardens of private citizens, but the Islamic government cares very much how its citizens behave once they venture outside their walls. #Quote by Hooman Majd
Iranian quotes by Hassan Rouhani
#70. The Iranian people, with regards to the policies of various American administrations in the past 30 years, are very worried. They don't trust them. #Quote by Hassan Rouhani
Iranian quotes by Uri Avnery
#71. Critics of the war plans (including myself) have pointed to the disastrous political results that must be expected: Iraq would break into three parts (Kurds in the north, Sunnis in the center, Shi'ites in the south), the Middle East would be exposed to the onslaught of Iranian fanaticism, pro-Western Arab regimes would collapse. Israel would be surrounded by aggressive Islamic fundamentalism, like the Crusader kingdom with the advent of Saladin. #Quote by Uri Avnery
Iranian quotes by Li Zhaoxing
#72. China is very concerned about the Iranian nuclear issue. #Quote by Li Zhaoxing
Iranian quotes by Rob Portman
#73. We should not approve an agreement that fails to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and does nothing to address Iranian behavior that threatens our allies and our interests. #Quote by Rob Portman
Iranian quotes by Asghar Farhadi
#74. Iranian filmmakers are not passive. They fight whenever they can, as creative expression means a lot to them. The restrictions and censorship in Iran are a bit like the British weather: one day it's sunny, the next day it's raining. You just have to hope you walk out into the sunshine. #Quote by Asghar Farhadi
Iranian quotes by Firoozeh Dumas
#75. Throughout his job ordeal, my father never complained. He remained an Iranian who loved his native country but who also believed in American ideals. He only said how sad it was that people so easily hate an entire population simply because of the actions of a few. And what a waste it is to hate, he always said. What a waste. #Quote by Firoozeh Dumas
Iranian quotes by Ruhollah Khomeini
#76. These issues that exist among people that we are Iranian and what we need to do for Iran are not correct; these issues are not correct. This issue, which is perhaps being discussed everywhere, regarding paying attention to nation and nationality is nonsense in Islam and is against Islam. One of the things that the designers of Imperialism and their agents have promoted is the idea of nation and nationality. #Quote by Ruhollah Khomeini
Iranian quotes by Shirin Ebadi
#77. The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that. #Quote by Shirin Ebadi
Iranian quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#78. I was a westerner in Iran, an Iranian in the West. I had no identity. I didn't even know anymore why I was living. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Iranian quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#79. If I have one message to give to the secular American people, it's that the world is not divided into countries. The world is not divided between East and West. You are American, I am Iranian, we don't know each other, but we talk together and we understand each other perfectly. The difference between you and your government is much bigger than the difference between you and me. And the difference between me and my government is much bigger than the difference between me and you. And our governments are very much the same. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Iranian quotes by Peter Moore
#80. The doors had a peephole, and periodically an Iranian guard would look through and choose who he would let in. It was a bit like waiting to be picked for a sports team at school. You stand there trying to look as useful as possible to the two kids lucky enough to have been chosen as captains. If they were picking you for footy you tried to look as tough as possible. For basketball, you tried to look as tall as possible. For cricket, as long-suffering and patient as possible. That day, every time the guard looked through the peephole, I tried to look as un-Great Satan-like as I could. #Quote by Peter Moore
Iranian quotes by Shirin Ebadi
#81. We shouldn't just consider the desire of government to do what it wants to do. We should always consider the resistance of people. The culture of Iranian people doesn't let the government drag people into deep trouble or backlash. Maybe government wants it, but the culture doesn't let it go on. #Quote by Shirin Ebadi
Iranian quotes by Azar Nafisi
#82. Look at these magnificent women, I thought, created in such misogynistic and hierarchical societies, yet they are the subversive centers around which the plot is shaped. Everything is supposed to revolve around the male hero. But it is the active presence of these women that changes events and diverts the man's life from its traditional course, that shocks him into changing his very mode of existence. In the classical Iranian narrative, active women dominate the scene; they make things happen. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Iranian quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#83. They found records and video-cassettes at their place, a deck of cards, a chess set. In other words, everything that's banned. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Iranian quotes by Dexter Filkins
#84. It is one of the great ironies of the American war in Iraq - was that the guys who really got the most out of it were the Iranians. And they have us to thank for that. Yeah, I mean we basically put Maliki in power in 2006, but he has been - he's really not a friend of the United States. He's a friend of the Iranian regime. #Quote by Dexter Filkins
Iranian quotes by Azar Nafisi
#85. After the rigged Iranian presidential elections in 2009, the Islamic regime attacked the 'humanities' as the main source of protests, the most effective tool used by the West, especially America, to corrupt and incite Iranian youth, and finally closed down all the Humanities departments in Iran's universities. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Iranian quotes by Ali Ansari
#86. Iranian belief in themselves as a civilization rather than a territorially limited nation. #Quote by Ali Ansari
Iranian quotes by Ben  Rhodes
#87. The whole scene put the unpleasantness of the last few weeks into some perspective, but it also fed a sense of anger at the story I was caught up in back in Washington. The notion that there is no room for complexity: Ho Chi Minh was a Communist, not a nationalist. We could not have dropped the atomic bomb on something other than a large city. There are no Iranian moderates. It was as if simply recognizing complexities and context was tantamount to pulling a thread that could cause some American narrative to unravel. The faces of the people lining these streets told a different story. Surely what made America great to them was not the fact that we'd dropped the bomb; it was the ideal associated with who we were, the fact that we had a president who was willing to acknowledge difficult histories and show respect for different people. Our constant struggle to improve ourselves and our country while seeking guidance from the story of our founding values - that is what makes America great. #Quote by Ben Rhodes
Iranian quotes by Moshe Katsav
#88. I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture. #Quote by Moshe Katsav
Iranian quotes by Cyrus Vance
#89. In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined. #Quote by Cyrus Vance
Iranian quotes by Valerie Jarrett
#90. I am an Iranian by birth and of my Islamic faith. I am also an American Citizen and I seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel like it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in America against itself. #Quote by Valerie Jarrett
Iranian quotes by Said Sayrafiezadeh
#91. In many ways I'm similar to Barack Obama, who also has a strange name but was raised by a white American mother. His background is far more complicated than his name would suggest. Furthermore, the fact that I was a child during the hostage crisis has caused me to equate being Iranian with being alienated. #Quote by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Iranian quotes by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
#92. If some want to misuse the generosity of our nation, and re-examine what was previously examined, they should know the fire of the anger of the Iranian nation will be extremely burning and devastating. #Quote by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian quotes by Michael Pollan
#93. Each spring for a period of weeks the imperial gardens were filled with prize tulips (Turkish, Dutch, Iranian), all of them shown to their best advantage. Tulips whose petals had flexed wide were held shut with fine threads hand-tied. Most of the bulbs had been grown in place, but these were supplemented by thousands of cut stems held in glass bottles; the scale of the display was further compounded by mirrors placed strategically around the garden. Each variety was marked with a label made from silver filigree. In place of every fourth flower a candle, its wick trimmed to tulip height, was set into the ground. Songbirds in gilded cages supplied the music, and hundreds of giant tortoises carrying candles on their backs lumbered through the gardens, further illuminating the display. All the guests were required to dress in colors that flattered those of the tulips. At the appointed moment a cannon sounded, the doors to the harem were flung open, and the sultan's mistresses stepped into the garden led by eunuchs bearing torches. The whole scene was repeated every night for as long as the tulips were in bloom, for as long as Sultan Ahmed managed to cling to his throne. #Quote by Michael Pollan
Iranian quotes by Bernard Lewis
#94. 'The rise of christianity as the result of impact of iranian religion on judaism', I don't think is entirely false. #Quote by Bernard Lewis
Iranian quotes by Alan Dershowitz
#95. The very concept of an Iranian university is an oxymoron. There are no free and open places of learning in that repressive theocracy. Dissenters are not given tenure; they are murdered, after first being tortured. Blasphemy, which is broadly defined, is punished. Gays are not only excluded from Iranian universities, but are imprisoned and killed. #Quote by Alan Dershowitz
Iranian quotes by Adriana Trigiani
#96. Pomegranate Soup is glorious, daring and delightful. I adored the Iranian sisters, Marjan, Bahar and Layla, who are looking to build a life, start a business and find love in a place so far from home. Ireland has never been more beautiful - the perfect setting for this story filled with humor, hope and possibility. #Quote by Adriana Trigiani
Iranian quotes by Marjan Kamali
#97. She knew how to swing her legs on that hyphen that defined and denied who she was: Iranian-American. Neither the first word nor the second really belonged to her. Her place was on the hyphen and on the hyphen she would stay, carrying memories of the one place from which she had come and the other place in which she must succeed. The hyphen was hers-- a space small, and potentially precarious. On the hyphen she would sit, and on the hyphen she would stand, and soon, like a seasoned acrobat, she would balance there perfectly, never falling, never choosing either side over the other, content with walking that thin line. #Quote by Marjan Kamali
Iranian quotes by Florence King
#98. Hereditary monarchy offers numerous advantages for America. It is the only form of government able to unify a heterogeneous people. Thanks to centuries of dynastic marriage, the family tree of every royal house is an ethnic grab bag with something for everybody. We need this badly; America is the only country in the world where you can suffer culture shock without leaving home. We can't go on much longer depending upon disasters like Pearl Harbor and the Iranian hostage-taking to bring us together. #Quote by Florence King
Iranian quotes by Max Brooks
#99. I try not to be angry, bitter at the unfairness of it all. I wish I could make sense of it. I once met an ex-Iranian pilot who was traveling through Canada looking for a place to settle down. He said that Americans are the only people he's ever met who just can't accept that bad things can happen to good people. Maybe he's right. Last week I was listening to the radio and just happened to hear [name withheld for legal reasons]. He was doing his usual thing - fart jokes and insults and adolescent sexuality - and I remember thinking, "This man survived and my parents didn't." No, I try not to be bitter. #Quote by Max Brooks
Iranian quotes by Farah Diba
#100. I remember I went to an exhibition somewhere and one of the artists, an Iranian lady, said, "I wish we had somewhere that our paintings would stay forever." So this idea came to me. I said, "She's right, we should have a place to keep them, and not only Iranian art works, but also of foreign artists." #Quote by Farah Diba
Iranian quotes by Wadah Khanfar
#101. The Arab spring was not as radical as the French or Iranian revolutions. It did not pull out the deeply entrenched roots of the state. Instead, it was satisfied to replace the top of the pyramid with newly elected, but inexperienced, leaders. #Quote by Wadah Khanfar
Iranian quotes by Charles Krauthammer
#102. This week, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized control of the Yemeni government, heretofore pro-American. In September, they overran Sanaa, the capital. On Tuesday, they seized the presidential palace. On Thursday, they forced the president to resign. #Quote by Charles Krauthammer
Iranian quotes by Hillary Clinton
#103. India has reduced its dependence on Iranian oil. I know their refineries have stopped asking for orders to purchase Iranian oil. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Iranian quotes by Ben  Rhodes
#104. Many of the issues that motivated Obama - growing the American economy, combating climate change, forging new rules to govern trade and commerce among nations - depended upon cooperation in Asia. While the Middle East represented the past - its religious wars, American-backed autocrats, Iranian revolutionaries, terrorist threats - Asia seemed to represent the future. It helped that the people and governments in Asia wanted to deepen relations with "the United States, in part because of their concerns about the largest emerging power in their neighborhood: China #Quote by Ben Rhodes
Iranian quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#105. They [American forces] are there as an expression of the American national interest to prevent the Iranian combination of imperialism and fundamentalist ideology from dominating a region on which the energy supplies of the industrial democracies depend. #Quote by Henry A. Kissinger
Iranian quotes by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
#106. I'm a stranger in my own home! The tragedy of our whole country is the same: we are all alienated, strangers in our own land. It's tragic. The odd thing is that we have never got used to it. Yet, woe betide us we do. The irony is that, if you really want to be seen as a good Iranian, and especially if you aspire to high office in this country, you first have to be a foreigner, someone who wasn't born here at all. On the other hand, if you were born and bred here and try to remain true to yourself, your country and your people, then alienation is the most lenient punishment you expect. #Quote by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Iranian quotes by Afshin Molavi
#107. A brilliant inquiry into the contemporary Iranian predicament and what it means for the world. At a time when all too many of our leading thinkers are mired in the weeds of provincialism and narrow ideological wars, Postel has written a work of grace, intelligence, and towering integrity. Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran is nothing less than a masterpiece of moral and political criticism. #Quote by Afshin Molavi
Iranian quotes by Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
#108. A person who does not enter the new [Rastakhiz] party ... is either an individual who belongs to an illegal organization, or is related to the outlaw Tudeh Party, or in other words is a traitor. Such an individual belongs in an Iranian prison, or if he desires, he can leave the country tomorrow ... because he is not an Iranian, he has no nation, and his activities are illegal and punishable according to law. #Quote by Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
Iranian quotes by Said Sayrafiezadeh
#109. I was born in Brooklyn and raised in Pittsburgh. I've never been to Iran, I don't speak the language, and, probably most important of all, my Iranian father left home when I was nine months old. That's the extent of my connection to Iran. #Quote by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Iranian quotes by J. Aelwyn Roberts
#110. My traveller friends and I came home to roost about midnight and before turning into sleep had coffee in the lounge ... There was a group of Iranian refugees squatting on the floor not far from us, and I could see that one of them was eavesdropping on our conversation. Presently he came over.

'You talk ghosts,' he said, 'Please may we come and listen to your talk? #Quote by J. Aelwyn Roberts
Iranian quotes by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
#111. If (the West) shows its rigidity by making unjust decisions and putting their threats into practice, the Iranian people will not be the only ones to pay the price. #Quote by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Iranian quotes by Louis Farrakhan
#112. They [Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz] will never give peace a chance because they are saying the moment they are elected, the first thing they will do is to rip up the agreement that allowed $150 billion of Iranian money to be returned to them. They don't want this agreement and that will surely lead to war. #Quote by Louis Farrakhan
Iranian quotes by Farah Diba
#113. Some Iranian doctors from Europe and America go to Iran and operate for free or teach medical students there. The other day, I met a gentlemen who is helping to protect wildlife in Iran. It's good that many of them don't forget about their country. It's important. #Quote by Farah Diba
Iranian quotes by Barack Obama
#114. The Iranian regime supports violent extremists and challenges us across the region. It pursues a nuclear capability that could spark a dangerous arms race and raise the prospect of a transfer of nuclear know-how to terrorists. Its president denies the Holocaust and threatens to wipe Israel off the map. The danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my goal will be to eliminate this threat. #Quote by Barack Obama
Iranian quotes by Zalmay Khalilzad
#115. Americans have eliminated Iran's worst enemies, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam [Hussein]. I occasionally threatened my Iranian counterpart in Kabul that one day I would send him a big bill for what we did. But, seriously, Iran is pursuing a dual strategy in Iraq. On the one hand, the Iranians, after decades of hostility, are now interested in good relations. On the other hand, they want to keep the country weak and dominate the region. #Quote by Zalmay Khalilzad
Iranian quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#116. An Iranian moderate is one who has run out of ammunition. #Quote by Henry A. Kissinger
Iranian quotes by Rick Atkinson
#117. I think the Bush Administration had basically inherited a policy toward Iraq from the Reagan/Bush Administration that saw Iraq as a kind of fire wall against Iranian fundamentalism. And as it developed over the 1980s, it became a real political run-a-muck ... even though the Iraqis were known to be harboring Palestinian terrorists. #Quote by Rick Atkinson
Iranian quotes by Sandra Cisneros
#118. My trainer taught me, because he's Iranian, and that's a beautiful snack [pistachios]. I have some with me, actually, in my bag. You could eat that on a plane instead of the salted nuts. And a serving size a day is the size of your hand, not the size of your head! #Quote by Sandra Cisneros
Iranian quotes by Chris Christie
#119. To me, what I've always said is that the president [Barack Obama] has set up an awful situation through his deal with Iran, because what his deal with Iran has done is empower them and enrich them. And that's the way ISIS has been created and formed here. ISIS is created and formed because of the abuse that [Bashar] Assad and his Iranian sponsors have rained down on the Sunnis in Syria. #Quote by Chris Christie
Iranian quotes by Roy Mottahedeh
#120. Iranian high school students learned how to draw microscopes and how to write letter-perfect descriptions of the way in which microscopes worked, but the microscopes in Iranian schools usually remained locked up as property too valuable to be put in students' hands. The #Quote by Roy Mottahedeh
Iranian quotes by Muammar Gaddafi
#121. When Libya fought against the Italian occupation, all the Arabs supported the Libyan mujahideen.
We Arabs never occupied any country.
Well, we occupied Andalusia unjustly, and they drove us out, but since then, we Arabs have not occupied any country.
It is our countries that are occupied.
Palestine is occupied, Iraq is occupied, and as for the UAE islands...
It is not in the best interest of the Arabs for hostility to develop between them and Iran, Turkey, or any of these nations.
By no means is it in our interest to turn Iran against us.
If there really is a problem, we should decide here to refer this issue to the international court of Justice.
This is the proper venue for the resolution of such problems.
We should decide to refer the issue of the disputed UAE islands to the International Court of Justice, and we should accept whatever it rules.
One time you say this is occupied Arab land, and then you say...
This is not clear, and it causes confusion.
80% of the people of the Gulf are Iranians.
The ruling families are Arab, but the rest are Iranian. The entire people is Iranian.
This is a mess.
Iran cannot be avoided.
Iran is a Muslim neighbour, and it is not in our interes to become enemies.
What is the reason for the invasion and destruction of Iraq, and for killing of one million Iraqis?
Let our American friends answer this question:
Why Iraq? What is the reason?
Is B #Quote by Muammar Gaddafi
Iranian quotes by Condoleezza Rice
#122. The pursuit by the Iranian regime of nuclear weapons represents a direct threat to the entire international community, including to the United States and to the Persian Gulf region. #Quote by Condoleezza Rice
Iranian quotes by Samantha Power
#123. Engaging Iran won't guarantee improved U.S.-Iranian relations or a more stable Gulf region. But not engaging means more of the same. #Quote by Samantha Power
Iranian quotes by Inga Muscio
#124. Iranian women are very consciously aware of gender-explicit oppression. Therefore: with so much more at stake, Iranian women have each other's back: on the street, in stores, at celebrations, everywhere. #Quote by Inga Muscio
Iranian quotes by Josh Earnest
#125. We have marched in lockstep with Israel. We've been side by side with them as they've confronted the Iranian nuclear threat and we'll continue to be. All options do remain on the table. That's something that we've said all along. That continues to be the case. #Quote by Josh Earnest
Iranian quotes by Salman Rushdie
#126. The West was involved in toppling the Mossadegh government. That ultimately led to the Iranian revolution. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Iranian quotes by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
#127. Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation. #Quote by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian quotes by Andrea Tantaros
#128. We're having this conflict in Syria is because [Vladimir] Putin wants to take Iranian oil and channel that oil up to Europe. #Quote by Andrea Tantaros
Iranian quotes by James Surowiecki
#129. Lower oil prices won't, by themselves, topple the mullahs in Iran. But it's significant that, historically, when oil prices have been low, Iranian reformers have been ascendant and radicals relatively subdued, and vice versa when prices have been high. #Quote by James Surowiecki
Iranian quotes by Barack Obama
#130. My expectation would be that if we can begin discussions soon, shortly after the Iranian elections, we should have a fairly good sense by the end of the year as to whether they are moving in the right direction. #Quote by Barack Obama
Iranian quotes by Doris Lessing
#131. I hate Iran. I hate the Iranian government. It's a cruel and evil government. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Iranian quotes by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
#132. We do not need an atomic bomb. The Iranian nation is wise. It won't build two atomic bombs while you have 20,000 warheads. #Quote by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian quotes by Ally Carter
#133. Did you see Grace is back with us?"
Megan did see me. She saw me jump off a cliff and crawl under an Iranian fence. Megan has seen plenty. And I can't help but hold my breath, waiting on her answer.
"Hi," Megan says, turning to me. "Welcome home."
Home. The word hits me. I've spent all my life thinking that I didn't have one, but now that I'm back I can't deny that I've spent more my life on Embassy Row than in any other place-that maybe it just wasn't my mother's childhood home. In a way, it's mine, too. #Quote by Ally Carter
Iranian quotes by Christopher De Bellaigue
#134. In his Interview in Les Nouvelles, Mosaddegh gave an unintentional insight into his own marriage at this stage when he described Iranian women as "more mother than wife." (p37) #Quote by Christopher De Bellaigue
Iranian quotes by Matt Sanchez
#135. Columbia students called me a baby killer, but remained silent for Ahmadinejad. I'm not sure if that was out of fear for the Iranian president or admiration. #Quote by Matt Sanchez
Iranian quotes by Robert McFarlane
#136. In 1985, the Iranian sponsorship of terrorism was clear, solid evidence. #Quote by Robert McFarlane
Iranian quotes by Ziad K. Abdelnour
#137. Hezbollah is not a mammoth force, there is only so much they can do in Syria. Iranian role more critical for the regime. #Quote by Ziad K. Abdelnour
Iranian quotes by Said Sayrafiezadeh
#138. I feel more Jewish than I do Iranian. #Quote by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Iranian quotes by Efraim Karsh
#139. This mixture of political and geographical considerations compounded Saddam's failure to grasp the operational requirements of such a campaign. Rather than allowing his forces to advance until their momentum was exhausted, he voluntarily halted their advance within a week of the onset of hostilities and then announced his willingness to negotiate a settlement. This decision not to capitalise on Iraq's early military successes by applying increased pressure had a number of dire consequences which, in turn, led to the reversal of the course of the war. It saved the Iranian army from a decisive defeat and gave Tehran precious time to re-organise and regroup; and it had a devastating impact on the morale of the Iraqi army and hence on its combat performance. Above all, the limited Iraqi invasion did nothing to endanger the revolutionary regime, nor to drive Ayatollah Khomeini towards moderation. #Quote by Efraim Karsh
Iranian quotes by Sebastian Rotella
#140. There may be obstacles, but money is not one," the Iranian said.
"Good. Money is usually an obstacle if you don't have it. #Quote by Sebastian Rotella
Iranian quotes by Martin    Shaw
#141. Myth is promiscuous, not dogmatic. It moves like a lively river through swarthy packs of reindeer, great aristocratic families, and the wild gestures of an Iranian carpet seller. Myth is not much to do with the past, but a kind of magical present that can flood our lives when the conditions are just so. It is not just the neurosis of us humans trying to fathom our place on earth, but sometimes the earth actually speaking back to us. That's why some stories can be hard to approach, they are not necessarily formed from a human point of view. #Quote by Martin Shaw
Iranian quotes by Michael Ben Zehabe
#142. God gave Moses a calendar that began in spring. (Ex 12:2) God Himself emphasized the importance of Israel's new calendar at Ex 23:16; Le 23:34 and De 16:13. God's calendar was for marking, and keeping, God's holy days. Using a foreign calendar became illegal. Ignoring Israel's new calendar could cost an Israelite their life. (Nu 15:32-35)
Yet, the Jewish calendar is not the only calendar. There are plenty of calendars to choose from: Assyrian; Egyptian; Iranian; Armenian; Ethiopian; Hindu; Coptic; Mayan; Chinese; Julian; Byzantine; Islamic and Gregorian; just to mention a few. Has the Seventh Day Adventists settled on any one of these calendars? Which one?
pg 5 #Quote by Michael Ben Zehabe
Iranian quotes by Simon Sebag Montefiore
#143. The Bolsheviks were atheists but they were hardly secular politicians in the conventional sense: they stooped to kill from the smugness of the highest moral eminence. Bolshevism may not have been a religion, but it was close enough. Stalin told Beria the Bolsheviks were "a sort of military-religious order." When Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Cheka, died, Stalin called him "a devout knight of the proletariat." Stalin's "order of sword-bearers" resembled the Knights Templars, or even the theocracy of the Iranian Ayatollahs, more than any traditional secular movement. They would die and kill for their faith in the inevitable progress towards human betterment, making sacrifices of their own families, with a fervour seen only in the religious slaughters and martyrdoms of the Middle Ages - and the Middle East. They #Quote by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Iranian quotes by Salman Rushdie
#144. If there were Israeli attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities, it makes it certain there would be a reprisal attack against the United States at some point. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Iranian quotes by Conrad Black
#145. Given the genocidal belligerence of Iranian threats against Israel, it is hard to take issue with Israel's right to preemptive self-defense. #Quote by Conrad Black
Iranian quotes by Moshe Katsav
#146. The Iranian regime doesn't express the wishes and values of the Iranian people. #Quote by Moshe Katsav
Iranian quotes by Matt Walsh
#147. I have never in my life encountered a religion as oppressive, cold, and stiff as Progressivism. I've never known a faith more eager to burn heretics at the stake. Even a fundamentalist Iranian Muslim would flinch if he came face to face with a western liberal's rigid dogmatism. I imagine that even a Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric would take one look at how American left wingers react when anyone deviates ever so slightly from their established orthodoxy, and say to himself, 'man, these people REALLY need to chill. #Quote by Matt Walsh
Iranian quotes by Abdolkarim Soroush
#148. That President Mohammad Khatami's policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored ... Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran? #Quote by Abdolkarim Soroush
Iranian quotes by Stephen Kinzer
#149. The riots that shook Abadan led many Iranians to rally to the workers' cause, partly out of instinctive sympathy but also because of the grossly unequal terms under which the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company operated. In 1947, for example, the company reported an after-tax profit of £40 million-the equivalent of $112 million dollars-and gave Iran just £7 million. To make matters worse, it never complied with its commitment under the 1933 agreement with Reza Shah to give laborers better pay and more chance for advancement, nor had it built the schools, hospitals, roads, or telephone system it promised. Manucher Farmanfarmaian, who in 1949 became director of Iran's petroleum institute, was appalled by what he found at Abadan: #Quote by Stephen Kinzer
Iranian quotes by Benjamin Netanyahu
#150. The Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons would be infinitely more costly than any scenario you can imagine to stop it. #Quote by Benjamin Netanyahu
Iranian quotes by Mohammad Marandi
#151. As a child, I used to feel much more American than Iranian. Like everyone else at school, I pledged allegiance to the flag. However, after returning to Iran, sadly, I learned about a very different America, an America that most Americans have no idea exists. For the first couple of years this was hard to accept, and it was really painful in some ways. #Quote by Mohammad Marandi
Iranian quotes by Nancy Pearl
#152. James Buchan's The Persian Bride combines a moving love story, a political thriller, and a history of modern Iran in a beautiful novel about the relationship of two people caught up in the Iranian revolution: John Pitt, a young man from England who arrives in Isfahan, Iran, in 1974, and seventeen-year-old Shirin, one of John's students, whose father is a general in the shah's army. #Quote by Nancy Pearl
Iranian quotes by Mohammad Marandi
#153. Hence, when some members of the Iranian diaspora, especially women at the moment, use different tropes including the trope of the veil and the issue of gender to construct an image of oppression or to describe the 'silenced' Iranian woman, western intellectuals, policymakers, and publishing houses are all quick to introduce them as presenters of the authentic Iranian experience. #Quote by Mohammad Marandi
Iranian quotes by Alena Graedon
#154. tried to understand what I'd seen. I felt as if I'd just stepped out of a limn on twentieth-century book burnings: gaunt, vampiric Goebbels screaming beside a seditious inferno; Stalin; Mao and his Red Guards; Iranian forces in the Republic of Mahabad burning anything in Kurdish; midcentury New York school kids incinerating comics in Binghamton; Ray Bradbury's firemen; apartheid-era librarians; Pinochet; Pol Pot; Serbian nationalists setting fire to the National and University Library. #Quote by Alena Graedon
Iranian quotes by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
#155. I began to firmly change my mind when I saw how young Egyptians used Facebook, for example, to begin to coalesce their social justice movement in their country. And a good Iranian friend of mine showed me how also in Iran, till the government shut it down, much was communicated via social media. So I'm not against. I use the internet regularly to do research. It's great but you have to use your discernment, especially if researching content. #Quote by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Iranian quotes by Steve Inskeep
#156. Newspapers are closed if they print the wrong things in Iran. Iranian journalists or Iranian-American journalists, for that matter, I think are pressured in a lot of different ways, expected to give information to intelligence services. Americans can be thrown out of the country. #Quote by Steve Inskeep
Iranian quotes by Solmaz Sharif
#157. his eyes SENSITIVE when he passes advice to me, like I'm his SEQUEL, like we're all a SERIAL caught on Iranian satellite TV. When you tell someone of, he calls it SERVICING. When I stand on his feet, I call it SHADOWING. #Quote by Solmaz Sharif
Iranian quotes by Matt Blaze
#158. As the local police department might want to decrypt a phone of a criminal suspect, so would the Chinese or the Russian or the Iranian intelligence agencies like to be able to do exactly the same thing. #Quote by Matt Blaze
Iranian quotes by Jeb Bush
#159. To honor the people that died, we need to stop the Iran agreement, for sure, because the Iranian mullahs have their blood on their hands, and we need to take out ISIS with every tool at our disposal. #Quote by Jeb Bush
Iranian quotes by Shahrnush Parsipur
#160. I don't see myself as a very important person. But I was the second woman to write a novel in Iran, and I have written most of the novels about Iranian women. In this way, maybe I have a good place in Iranian literature. #Quote by Shahrnush Parsipur
Iranian quotes by Moshe Katsav
#161. If Iran does not change its policies, it won't be able to integrate into the international community and will become even more isolated than it is now, which likely will have a negative impact on the Iranian people. #Quote by Moshe Katsav
Iranian quotes by Barack Obama
#162. Iran's Supreme Court has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons. President [Hassan] Rouhani has indicated Iran will never develop nuclear weapons. I've made clear that we respect the right of the Iranian people to access peaceful nuclear energy in the context of Iran meeting its obligations. #Quote by Barack Obama
Iranian quotes by Tariq Ali
#163. The cinematic language and interior destiny of each Iranian film-maker is different. The international influences on them vary from Rossellini to Fellini, Akira Kurosawa to Hou Hsiao-hsien, but there is a strong sense of solidarity. #Quote by Tariq Ali
Iranian quotes by Murray Rothbard
#164. Since leaving office in 1977, Dr. Kissinger has continued to play a highly influential role in U.S. politics, in the U.S. media, and in the Rockefeller world empire. It was Kissinger, along with David Rockefeller, who was decisive in the disastrous decision of President Carter to admit the recently toppled Shah of Iran, old friend and ally of the Rockefellers into the United States, a decision that led directly to the Iranian hostage crisis and to Carter's downfall. #Quote by Murray Rothbard
Iranian quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#165. There are things that I love in Iranian cinema and things that I don't. In Iranian cinema, you have to use metaphor because you are living under a dictatorship. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Iranian quotes by Condoleezza Rice
#166. We [The United States] believe the Iranian people want a future of freedom and human rights: the right to vote, to run for office, to express their views without fear and to pursue political causes. We would welcome the progress, prosperity and freedom of the Iranian people. #Quote by Condoleezza Rice
Iranian quotes by Gerard Russell
#167. The Iranian revolution of 1906 gave Zoroastrians a seat in the country's parliament. #Quote by Gerard Russell
Iranian quotes by Ullekh NP
#168. Incidentally, Modi also attracted immense interest from overseas groups led by industrialists as big as French-Iranian billionaire Pierre Morad Omidyar, who founded eBay. He is rumoured to have funded Modi's elections. Jayant Sinha, a former Omidyar Network partner, is now a junior minister in the Modi government. #Quote by Ullekh NP
Iranian quotes by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
#169. We probably could more successfully resolve the North Korean nuclear threat through game-theoretic reasoning. We could successfully resolve what American leaders seem to perceive as an Iranian nuclear threat through game-theoretic reasoning. #Quote by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
Iranian quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#170. People don't know anymore why we've had eight years of war. Why their children have died ... This entire war was just a big setup to destroy both the Iranian and the Iraqi armies. The former was the most powerful in the Middle East in 1980, and the latter represented a real danger to Israel. The West sold weapons to both camps and we, we were stupid enough to enter into this cynical game ... eight years of war for nothing! So now the state names streets after martyrs to flatter the families of the victims. In this way, perhaps, they'll find some meaning in all this absurdity. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Iranian quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#171. If hair is as stimulating as you say then you need to shave your mustache #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Iranian quotes by Hafez Nazeri
#172. I'm Iranian and no matter what I do, I'm dealing with politics because especially my music, that it's a music that talks about peace, love, unity. #Quote by Hafez Nazeri

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