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Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.
Donald J. Trump
It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.
Joseph Heller (Catch-22)
I catch you without your ahstrux nohtrum again, I'm turning you in." Qhuinn cursed. "Yeah, and then I'll get fired. Which means V'll Donald trump my ass with a dagger. You're welcome.
J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.
Donald J. Trump
Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser.
Donald J. Trump
Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.
Hannah Arendt (The Origins of Totalitarianism)
If you voted for a man who said "Grab em by the pussy," you have zero room to claim to protect anyone in bathrooms.
DaShanne Stokes
When you are wronged repeatedly, the worst thing you can do is continue taking it--fight back!
Donald J. Trump
A little stupid is like a little forest fire. If you happen upon some stupid, please stomp it out before it spreads.
Quentin R. Bufogle (Horse Latitudes)
What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
Donald J. Trump
It doesn`t hurt to get more education.
Donald J. Trump
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
Donald J. Trump
What's the point of having great knowledge and keeping them all to yourself?
Donald J. Trump (Why We Want You To Be Rich: Two Men, One Message)
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Donald J. Trump
I've read hundreds of books about China over the decades. I know the Chinese. I've made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind.
Donald J. Trump (The Art of the Deal)
Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
Donald J. Trump
Facts are threatening to those invested in fraud.
DaShanne Stokes
I know words. I have the best words.
Donald J. Trump
An angry man in cinema is Batman. An angry male musician is a member of Metallica. An angry male writer is Chekhov. An angry male politician is passionate, a revolutionary. He is a Donald Trump or a Bernie Sanders. The anger of men is a powerful enough tide to swing an election. But the anger of women? That has no place in government, so it has to flood the streets.
Roxane Gay (Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture)
Remember There’s No Such Thing As An Unrealistic Goal – Just Unrealistic Time Frames
Donald J. Trump
Don't get sidetracked. If you do get sidetracked, get back on track as soon as possible. Ultimately sidetracking kills you.
Donald J. Trump
I’ve always felt that a lot of modern art is a con, and that the most successful painters are often better salesmen and promoters than they are artists.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
You know, it really doesn`t matter what (the media) write as long as you`ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.
Donald J. Trump
A president cannot defend a nation if he is not held accountable to its laws.
DaShanne Stokes
I discovered, for the first time but not the last, that politicians don’t care too much what things cost. It’s not their money.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
If you love your country, you must be willing to defend it from fraud, bigotry, and recklessness--even from a president.
DaShanne Stokes
And if it can’t be fun, what’s the point?
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
good publicity is preferable to bad, but from a bottom-line perspective, bad publicity is sometimes better than no publicity at all. Controversy, in short, sells.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
If Donald Trump and the Wicked Witch of the West had a kid, it would be Jayne-Anne. She looks like a librarian with some money and good taste in clothes but underneath the Verace, she's Godzilla with tits.
Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1))
Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.
Donald J. Trump
Is Donald Trump getting his brain frozen? asks Ron. Max explains that the brain has to be fully functioning at clinical death.
Jeanette Winterson (Frankissstein: A Love Story)
They want us to be afraid. They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes. They want us to barricade our doors and hide our children. Their aim is to make us fear life itself! They want us to hate. They want us to hate 'the other'. They want us to practice aggression and perfect antagonism. Their aim is to divide us all! They want us to be inhuman. They want us to throw out our kindness. They want us to bury our love and burn our hope. Their aim is to take all our light! They think their bricked walls will separate us. They think their damned bombs will defeat us. They are so ignorant they don’t understand that my soul and your soul are old friends. They are so ignorant they don’t understand that when they cut you I bleed. They are so ignorant they don’t understand that we will never be afraid, we will never hate and we will never be silent for life is ours!
Kamand Kojouri
MY STYLE of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
Donald today is much as he was at three years old: incapable of growing, learning, or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in and synthesize information.
Mary L. Trump (Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man)
Everything in life is luck.
Donald J. Trump
One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people—I categorize them as life’s losers—who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something constructive themselves.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
Is so-and-so a bigger asshole than Truman?” Few could compare—in fact, so far, officially, there was only Donald Trump and cannibals.
Stephen King (Sleeping Beauties)
So Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are both drowning in the pool right in front of you, and you know there’s only going to be a minute or two before one or both of them goes under. Here’s the question: What kind of sandwich do you make?
John Lescroart (Fatal)
When you're dealing with frauds and liars, listen more to what they don't say than what they do.
DaShanne Stokes
My motto is: Always get even. When somebody screws you, screw them back in spades.
Donald J. Trump (Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life)
There’s an old German proverb to the effect that “fear makes the wolf bigger than he is,” and that is true.
Donald J. Trump (Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education In Business and Life)
What happened to YOU old partner?" Lex asked him. "Suicide I take it?" He frowned. "Worse - business school. Can you believe it? Two years of Croak, then one day the kid decided he wants to be the next Donald Trump. So we threw him in a car, dropped him off near Woodstock and now he think he spent the past two years in a drug-addled haze at some hippie commune.
Gina Damico (Croak (Croak, #1))
success comes from failure, not from memorizing the right answers.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
I don’t hire a lot of number-crunchers, and I don’t trust fancy marketing surveys. I do my own surveys and draw my own conclusions.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
White supremacists love what America used to be, even though America used to be--and still is--teeming with millions of struggling White people. White supremacists blame non-White people for the struggles of White people when any objective analysis of their plight primarily implicates the rich White Trumps they support.
Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist)
I like to think of the word FOCUS as Follow One Course Until Successful.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to act effectively, in spite of fear.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
Trump didn't divide America. He just doused us with gasoline and fanned the flames.
DaShanne Stokes
My people keep telling me I shouldn’t write letters like this to critics. The way I see it, critics get to say what they want to about my work, so why shouldn’t I be able to say what I want to about theirs?
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
Our country, our people, and our laws have to be our top priority.
Donald J. Trump (Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again)
Unite to win. Divide to conquer.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
Trump’s America is not America: not today’s or tomorrow’s, but yesterday’s. Trump’s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid. There is no hope in it; there is no light in it. It is a vast expanse of darkness and desolation. And that is a vision of America that most of the people in this country cannot and will not abide.
Charles M. Blow
Maybe history wouldn't have to repeat itself if we listened once in awhile.
Wynne McLaughlin
Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.
Aberjhani (Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays)
Donald was to my grandfather what the border wall has been for Donald: a vanity project funded at the expense of more worthy pursuits.
Mary L. Trump (Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man)
It's a blip, not a catastrophe.
Donald J. Trump
The point is that if you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
At the time of this writing, Donald Trump seeks the Republican nomination supported largely by a bunch of angry white people who sense where history is going and DO NOT LIKE IT AT ALL and are therefore hoping that if they punch and shove enough brown people, it will fix it. Perhaps when you read this, Donald Trump will be president or maybe superking. But even if that happens, he shall pass. Time does not go backward.
Phoebe Robinson (You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain)
Hurricane will be 'tremendously big and tremendously wet.
Donald J. Trump
When people are in a focused state, the words “I can’t,” “I’ll try,” “I’ll do it tomorrow,” and “maybe” get forced out of their vocabularies.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
Leverage: don’t make deals without it. Enhance
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
Leadership by deception isn't leadership. It's fraud.
DaShanne Stokes
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary.
Aberjhani (Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays)
Fascism thrives in obscurity and darkness.
DaShanne Stokes
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.1   —President Gerald Ford
Donald J. Trump (Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!)
because much more often than you’d think, sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure. In
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
The most important thing in life is to love what you’re doing, because that’s the only way you’ll ever be really good at it.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
Failing to indict a criminal sitting president sends the message that those in power are above the law.
DaShanne Stokes
The worst things in history have happened when people stop thinking for themselves and listen to other people and, even worse, start following other people. That’s what gives rise to dictators.
Donald J. Trump (Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education In Business and Life)
Partnerships must have loyalty and integrity at their core.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
Rules are meant to be broken.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
Most people think small because they are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
The only solution for female anger is for her to stop being angry. And yet, when Jesus flipped tables in the temple, his rage was lauded. King David railing to the heavens to rain fire on his enemies is lauded as a man after God’s own heart. An angry man in cinema is Batman. An angry male musician is a member of Metallica. An angry male writer is Chekhov. An angry male politician is passionate, a revolutionary. He is a Donald Trump or a Bernie Sanders. The anger of men is a powerful enough tide to swing an election. But the anger of women? That has no place in government, so it has to flood the streets.
Roxane Gay (Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture)
Contrary to what a lot of people think, I don’t enjoy doing press. I’ve been asked the same questions a million times now, and I don’t particularly like talking about my personal life.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
living your words, walking your talk, and talking your walk.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
President Reagan put it best: “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Donald J. Trump (Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!)
Albert Einstein said, “The mind that opens to a new idea never comes back to its original size.
Donald J. Trump (Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education In Business and Life)
Think BIG! You are going to be thinking anyway, so think BIG!
Donald J. Trump
As an entrepreneur, I choose my teachers carefully, very carefully. I am extremely cautious of the people with whom I spend my time and to whom I listen.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren’t criticized are those who don’t take risks.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
The Trump marriage veered furthest away from my concept of the union — and surprised me most as a student of American politics. Donald and Melania seem to inhabit separate realms and to come together when necessary, when one could not move forward without the other. The presidency was one instance in which they were forced into a joint undertaking. If my choice of language sounds businesslike, that’s because that’s how I’ve come to view the Trumps. Having learned more about each partner’s history, I believe they are two highly ambitious individuals who benefit from their partnership. It’s a transaction: he gains a beautiful woman on his arm, a solid-seeming marriage, a son, and a savvy adviser. She gains wealth and international cachet.
Anne Michaud (Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Eight Political Wives)
The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves. but they can get very excited by those who do. That is why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest, the greatest and the most spectacular.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
A brand is two words: the ‘Promise’ you telegraph, and the ‘Experience’ you deliver.
Donald J. Trump (Midas Touch)
We elected a man who knows how to build walls when we needed someone who knows how to build bridges.
DaShanne Stokes
pathological narcissists can lose touch with reality in subtle ways that become extremely dangerous over time. When they can’t let go of their need to be admired or recognized, they have to bend or invent a reality in which they remain special despite all messages to the contrary.
Bandy X. Lee (The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President)
I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Most people think small, because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage. My
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
The reality was that the United States in 2017 was tethered to the words and actions of an emotionally overwrought, mercurial and unpredictable leader. Members of his staff had joined to purposefully block some of what they believed were the president’s most dangerous impulses. It was a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world.
Bob Woodward (Fear: Trump in the White House)
Do not spend too much time planning or trying to anticipate and solve problems before they happen. That is just another kind of excuse for procrastination. Until you start, you won’t know where the problems will occur. You won’t have the experience to solve them. Instead, get into action, and solve the problems as they arise.
Donald J. Trump (Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life)
Though Donald’s fundamental nature hasn’t changed, since his inauguration the amount of stress he’s under has changed dramatically. It’s not the stress of the job, because he isn’t doing the job—unless watching TV and tweeting insults count. It’s the effort to keep the rest of us distracted from the fact that he knows nothing—about politics, civics, or simple human decency—that requires an enormous amount of work.
Mary L. Trump (Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man)
Luck does not come around often. So when it does, be sure to take full advantage of it, even if it means working very hard. When luck is on your side it is not the time to be modest or timid. It is the time to go for the biggest success you can possibly achieve. That is the true meaning of thinking big.
Donald J. Trump (Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life)
In Donald Trump, we have a frightening Venn diagram consisting of three circles: the first is extreme present hedonism; the second, narcissism; and the third, bullying behavior. These three circles overlap in the middle to create an impulsive, immature, incompetent person who, when in the position of ultimate power, easily slides into the role of tyrant, complete with family members sitting at his proverbial “ruling table.” Like a fledgling dictator, he plants psychological seeds of treachery in sections of our population that reinforce already negative attitudes.
Bandy X. Lee (The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President)
New Rule: Conspiracy theorists who are claiming that we didn't really kill Bin Laden must be reminded that they didn't think he did the crime in the first place. Come on, nutjobs, keep your bullshit straight: The towers were brought down in a controlled demolition by George W. Bush to distract attention from Hawaii, where CIA operatives were planting phony birth records so that a Kenyan named Barack Obama could someday rise to power and pretend to take out the guy we pretended took out the Towers. And I know that's true because I just got it in an e-mail from Trump.
Bill Maher (The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass)
Donald’s need for affirmation is so great that he doesn’t seem to notice that the largest group of his supporters are people he wouldn’t condescend to be seen with outside of a rally. His deep-seated insecurities have created in him a black hole of need that constantly requires the light of compliments that disappears as soon as he’s soaked it in. Nothing is ever enough.
Mary L. Trump (Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man)
A great leader has to be flexible, holding his ground on the major principles but finding room for compromises that can bring people together. A great leader has to be savvy at negotiations so we don't drown every bill in pork barrel bridges to nowhere. I know how to stand my ground — but I also know that Republicans and Democrats need to find common ground to stand on as well.
Donald J. Trump (Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again)
He told me was seeking contributions to the Jimmy Carter Library. I asked how much he had in mind. And he said, " Donald, I would be very appreciative if you contributed five million dollars."I was dumbfounded. I didn't even answer him.But that experience also taught me something.Until then, I'd never understood how Jimmy Carter became president. The answer is that as poorly qualified he was for the job, Jimmy Carter had the nerve, the guts, the balls, to ask for something extraordinary. That ability above all helped him get elected president.
Donald J. Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal)
The more government takes in taxes, the less incentive people have to work. What coal miner or assembly-line worker jumps at the offer of overtime when he knows Uncle Sam is going to take sixty percent or more of his extra pay? . . . Any system that penalizes success and accomplishment is wrong. Any system that discourages work, discourages productivity, discourages economic progress, is wrong. If, on the other hand, you reduce tax rates and allow people to spend or save more of what they earn, they’ll be more industrious; they’ll have more incentive to work hard, and money they earn will add fuel to the great economic machine that energizes our national progress. The result: more prosperity for all—and more revenue for government.4
Donald J. Trump (Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!)
Extremism, racism, nativism, and isolationism, driven by fear of the unknown, tend to spike in periods of economic and social stress—a period like our own. Americans today have little trust in government; household incomes lag behind our usual middle-class expectations. The fires of fear in America have long found oxygen when broad, seemingly threatening change is afoot. Now, in the second decade of the new century, in the presidency of Donald Trump, the alienated are being mobilized afresh by changing demography, by broadening conceptions of identity, and by an economy that prizes Information Age brains over manufacturing brawn. “We are determined to take our country back,” David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, said in Charlottesville. “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. And that’s what we gotta do.
Jon Meacham (The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels)
I want good people to come here from all over the world, but I want them to do so legally. We can expedite the process, we can reward achievement and excellemce, but we have to respect the legal process. And those people who take advantage of the system and come here illegally should never enjoy the benefits of being a resident--or citizen--of this nation. So I am against any path to citizenship for undocumented workers or anyone else who is in this country illegaly. They should--and need to--go home and get in line.
Donald J. Trump (Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again)
I hope this book will end the practice of referring to Donald’s “strategies” or “agendas,” as if he operates according to any organizing principles. He doesn’t. Donald’s ego has been and is a fragile and inadequate barrier between him and the real world, which, thanks to his father’s money and power, he never had to negotiate by himself. Donald has always needed to perpetuate the fiction my grandfather started that he is strong, smart, and otherwise extraordinary, because facing the truth—that he is none of those things—is too terrifying for him to contemplate.
Mary L. Trump (Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man)