Joseph Robinette Quotes

There is a great deal of pressure, in the one particular area at least, to prostitute our ideas, if not our integrity.

Joseph Robinette

I kept trying to tell people that just because I was young didn't mean I could speak for all young people.

Joseph Robinette

Most of all I was numb, but there were moments when the pain cut through like a shard of broken glass. I began to understand how despair led people to just cash it in; how suicide wasn't just an option but a rational option.

Joseph Robinette

The first few days I felt trapped in a constant twilight of vertigo, like in the dream where you're suddenly falling... only I was constantly falling. In moments of fitful sleep I was aware of the dim possibility that I would wake up, truly wake up, and this would not have happened.

Joseph Robinette

When seagull droppings landed on my head at a campaign event at Bowers Beach two days before Election Day, I chose to read it as a sign of a coming success.

Joseph Robinette

I didn't argue that the war in Vietnam was immoral; it was merely stupid and a horrendous waste of time, money, and lives based on a flawed premise.

Joseph Robinette

The fabric of our complex society is woven too tightly to permit any part of it to be damaged without damaging the whole.

Joseph Robinette

I knew I had to be sure-footed about the issues I was talking about. When you're twenty-nine years old, who the hell is going to think you're credible? It wasn't enough to have ideas; I had to know my facts. I had to demonstrate command from the minute I started running. I understood that was the test I had to pass.

Joseph Robinette

I had no place to go. It was up or out.

Joseph Robinette

I wasn't built to look the other way because the law demanded it. The law might be wrong.

Joseph Robinette

My favorite was this new program that I looked at, I wish I had seen it in 3D, and you sit there and you watch this science fiction thing unfold in front of you.

Joseph Robinette

If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, theres still a 30 percent chance were going to get it wrong.

Joseph Robinette

I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, thats a storybook, man.

Joseph Robinette

People ask if I can compete with the money of Hillary and Barack. I hope at the end of the day, they can compete with my ideas and my experience.

Joseph Robinette

The average voter out there understands that the next president is going to have to be prepared to immediately step in without hesitation and end our involvement in Iraq. It's very difficult to figure out how to move on to broader foreign policy concerns without fixing Iraq first.

Joseph Robinette

There's good reason to be excited. You have the first woman running who is qualified, and a very attractive African-American who has demonstrated crossover appeal. I got involved in politics 40 years ago during the civil rights movement, so yes, it's an exciting thing.

Joseph Robinette

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