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If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.
Richard M. Nixon
I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I'm afraid it will not be controversial.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.
Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed.
There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; they're called humorists.
It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue.
The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial.
If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial, you're going to get attention.
I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.
I've never intended to be controversial, but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.
I kicked down doors to show that Hiphop has matured. And it may be a little controversial.
I think it is very difficult today to have a reasoned public discourse on any controversial subject. Certainly, election years present a complicating factor.
During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going.
James W. Black
Thinking of the universe as a computer is controversial.
What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don't think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact.
Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art.
Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception - that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data, or something like that.
One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest.
I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists, I am taxing the people who have saved, trusted. It was very controversial, those sorts of things. But finally, it worked out.
Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre.
They said it was against the rules to take sides on a controversial issue. I said, 'I wish you had told me that during World War II, when I took sides against Hitler.'
Howard K. Smith
I've been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement, though at times I've been controversial.
From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition.
That's the heart of it: My shows were not that controversial with the American people. They were controversial with the people who think for the American people.
Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was an extremely controversial one.
But, you know, sex is controversial, it just is and it always will be.
Well I think people think sex is controversial. Not always, but certainly it's something to be discussed.
When The Simpsons came around, there really was nothing else like it on TV. It's hard to imagine, but when Fox first took the plunge with it, it was considered controversial to put animation on prime time.
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