Top 109 Quotes & Sayings by Guyanese Authors

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I have become the person I am today, as a result of both the successes and the scars in my life.
'Bagdad Cafe' was a film that changed many, many people's lives... how they saw themselves and how they looked at their life situation. I thought I made a little movie. All the mail that I get is about how it changed lives, and that's wonderful.
Vagueness and good law are simply incompatible. — © Gina Miller
Vagueness and good law are simply incompatible.
Ever since David Cameron took it on himself to prise open Pandora's box and call the E.U. referendum, the only thing that's been predictable has been the utter unpredictability of what has followed.
With acting, I started very young, and I'd performed for a lot of children in boarding schools, late at night after the dormitory lights were out. I'd have a flashlight, and I'd be Count Dracula, or Shakespeare, or Yogi Bear, and leap from bunk to bunk. I loved the laughter; I liked the way it made people feel.
It is of course one of the great joys of our country, a beacon of democracy that the world admires, that every citizen is equal under the law - even the prime minister - and no one, not even him, is above it.
Applause is the most powerful thing... people talk about the sound of it, but what I hear is glee.
Entering public life as a woman - be it as a politician, journalist, expert or activist - makes you the target of the most sinister threats, abuse and language.
When I was a kid, a pickleball hit me in the back of the head, and I had memory problems. I was in a boarding school and the nuns gave me poems to remember to try and get the memory going again.
Article 50 is very poorly written and raises more questions more answers.
What has struck me about the political world, as opposed to the business world, is that rational discourse has become all but impossible. All too often, arguments are conducted not on the basis of facts but on the basis of emotion - and, honestly, it is no fun being abused in the pages of tabloid newspapers or online.
It is obvious to voters that Brexit has caused both of our principal parties to take leave of their traditional and historic purposes and principles, if not also their senses.
I've worked for everything I've had, and I can't think of a better way of using it than standing up for what's right, and what's required to build a better society. — © Gina Miller
I've worked for everything I've had, and I can't think of a better way of using it than standing up for what's right, and what's required to build a better society.
At 14 I had no choice but to live with my brother, on our own, without adults, with all the responsibilities, decisions and day-to-day practicalities of living independently. I had, though, the joy of earning my own money.
I have a 'pillow test' - can I go to bed tonight knowing that I did my best today? If I can, I'm happy.
I often go into the lions' den and engage with those I know oppose my views, because I want to understand what other people think.
Under Ceta the E.U. checks products coming from Canada to ensure they do not originate in any other country - because if they did, they would be subject to E.U. tariffs. The same would happen if the U.K. had a Canada-style deal with the E.U.
I come from South America and it's part of our culture to speak out. It's a lot healthier.
Parliament alone is sovereign.
In the mother of parliaments, it is not too much to ask that our politicians stand up for all our best interests.
If Canadian companies want to sell products to the E.U., they have to prove those products conform with E.U. product safety, health and environmental rules. This involves extra bureaucracy, controls and paperwork. If the U.K. had a Canada-style deal with the E.U., U.K. companies would have to do the same.
If I look smart and feel confident, other people's bigoted assumptions have less power to harm me.
The very fact Boris Johnson is the favourite to succeed May says everything about how vacuous and morally bankrupt our politics has become.
What a travesty it is that the high priests of Leave in 2016, who insisted to all of us that Brexit would mean a return to parliamentary sovereignty, are undermining and circumventing parliamentary sovereignty in order to deliver their hard Brexit.
You have to respect what money and success gives you, then have the responsibility that goes with that.
I've got a general callout with the Caribbean world in which I'm interested in helping in any way to get their well-written good stories out to the rest of the world. I am really interested in helping those stories get to a completion and public viewing.
If the U.K. wants to leave the E.U., we need to stay in the single market.
I'm not sure when exactly it started to become the fashion in Westminster to skim-read documents, only bother with bullet points or, worse, to take them entirely on trust - but that, perhaps, was when we began as a country to lose our way.
My day job, running a fund management company, means I know that I and my team can't afford not to read every word of every document about assets or markets we propose to invest in, and to be absolutely clear we are complying with all the legal and regulatory requirements involved.
I see myself as a conscious capitalist.
Once the country voted for Brexit, I wanted the prime minister to make a success of it, but I knew that unpicking 45 years of entwinement with the E.U. would be impossible without our elected lawmakers being fully involved.
As a country we have more of a political constitution than a legal one, and as such it operates via conventions and precedents.
A Brexit Britain that will navigate its way in the world without a moral compass.
No prime minister, no government can expect to be unanswerable or unchallenged.
I welcome the Independent Group as it is committed to saving the country from a catastrophic hard Brexit.
I am no shrinking violet.
Yes, I believe in parliamentary sovereignty, but irrespective of what the Electoral Commission decides, I am now even more convinced that there must be a people's vote on the Brexit deal, including an option to remain, or remain voters will have good reason to shout foul play.
No longer can a risk to human life be considered subordinate to blind and increasingly discredited ideology. — © Gina Miller
No longer can a risk to human life be considered subordinate to blind and increasingly discredited ideology.
I'm not going to be bullied into not doing what I think is right.
All our elected representatives - and our government - have a responsibility to keep their people safe and well.
I've managed to achieve a lot because I sleep very little. I tend to survive on about four hours a night, but when I'm stressed it's even less.
As transparency campaigner for more than 10 years, I have long had a sense that something was not quite right about the E.U. referendum. I warned back in November 2017 that the leave campaign seemed to be awash with dark money that may have circumvented rules designed to uphold the integrity of our democratic process.
I have always been drawn to male-dominated industries and adrenaline-filled pursuits.
I make no pretence at being well-versed in politics - it is all too often about personalities and emotion - but I do know a thing or two about our constitution, as I once trained to be a lawyer. Even a first-year law student learns that an overriding principle is that parliament is sovereign.
As people in business know, if you just sit on your hands and don't progress with the changing environment, you won't reform and improve the existing relationships you have.
I don't think one moment that we should sink to the levels of the Brexiters - the dodgy money, the electoral lawbreaking and the lying - but I do wonder if those of us who remain deeply concerned about the consequences of Brexit are really landing all the blows that we can.
Leaving the E.U. is only the first phase of the Brexiter agenda to shake us free of the laws, rules and rights that many see as a constraint on the implementation of their frighteningly rightwing vision of Darwinian capitalism.
The decisions MPs make as our representatives affect every aspect of our daily lives, from energy bills to the quality of our hospitals, schools and emergency services.
The U.K. has always had a special relationship with the E.U. — © Gina Miller
The U.K. has always had a special relationship with the E.U.
I never doubted that our parliamentarians would vote to trigger article 50 but I expected a detailed, pragmatic debate around the options of how to execute Brexit and the processes involved.
British democratic values are embedded in the primacy of parliament.
It was a privilege to play a leading role in helping to safeguard our parliamentary sovereignty, and as such I am, on any view, a person with a genuine and substantial interest in the matter of defending MPs' voices.
When I worked in financial services, as part of a female-led business, I found that pitching to very male-dominated boards created stress.
I am a private citizen with no political affiliation - the recommendations Remain United will make are based on robust polling and scientific methodology never before used in an E.U. election.
From teaching, the NHS and social care, to cleaning and building, the U.K. economy depends heavily on E.U. workers. Under a Canada-style deal for the U.K./E.U., the ability for E.U. workers to live and work freely in the U.K. would stop.
I am more interested in teaching my children empathy than subscribing to our 'me' culture and obsessing about 'how do I feel' all the time.
In uncertain times, it is of heightened importance that our elected representatives exercise their democratic duty and use all levers at parliament's disposal to ensure a fair balance of powers.
MPs are paid to be representatives of their constituents. They have to do that job.
Psychological mapping for political ends is now going to be part of every campaign.
I didn't realise how much of a personal vendetta Dominic Cummings had against the establishment.
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