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Quotes of distort

  1. We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
  2. Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed. – Sarah Brady
  3. If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible. – Jerry Falwell
  4. Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency. What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being. – John Grierson
  5. Live interviews are more difficult to distort – Bianca Jagger
  6. In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don't pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow. – Gwen John
  7. Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews. – Tom Metzger
  8. Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast. – Robert Morgan
  9. One of the most powerful devices is to distort time, to go from human time to atomic time, geologic time. Sometimes you can actually accomplish that, with one unexpected word choice. – Robert Morgan
  10. Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them. – John Henry Newman
  11. Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic? – Robert Novak
  12. Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it? – Christine O'Donnell
  13. When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion, they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to, or else diminish and distort it. – Jack Schwartz

Usage examples for distort

  1. Why then distort his words and in the face of this positive declaration attempt to prove that he was a Christian? – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  2. History may distort truth, and will distort it for a time, by the superior efforts at justification of those who are conscious of needing it most. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. There's never any need to distort the truth. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  4. But fashion and the absence of models cramp and distort his work. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  5. On the very spot where, at the opening of this tale, sat Sir Miles St. John sharing his attention between his dogs and his guest, sat now Helen Mainwaring; against the balustrade where had lounged Charles Vernon, leaned Percival St. John; and in the same place where he had stationed himself that eventful evening, to distort in his malignant sketch, the features of his father, Gabriel Varney, with almost the same smile of irony upon his lips, was engaged in transferring to his canvas a more faithful likeness of the heir's intended bride. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. This is the crime of those who distort and degrade speech: they shake confidence generally. – The Simple Life by Charles Wagner
  7. Force the manners, dress, language, and constitution of Russia, or Italy, or Norway, or America, and you instantly stunt and distort the whole mind of either people. – Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry by Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston
  8. They distort our reading, our thinking, our talking and our behavior in a great variety of ways. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  9. Every agency dealing with the issues of American life, indeed, ought to be careful not to distort those issues by suppressing or misusing facts. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  10. Violent emotions, which sometimes move to tears and sometimes to the appearance of laughter, no doubt distort the muscles of the mouth; this, however, is not genuine laughter, but a convulsion and a pain. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  11. And we must ensure that countries do not manipulate investment, or impose investment performance requirements which distort trade and cost us jobs in this country. – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  12. But I am confident that these authors teach erroneously; that their use of indicative forms for mere suppositions that are contrary to the facts, is positively ungrammatical; and that the potential imperfect is less elegant, in such instances, than the simple subjunctive, which they reject or distort – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. This Administration will not distort the value of the dollar in any fashion. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. The thoracic space is a symmetrical enclosure originally, which aftercoming necessities modify and distort in some degree. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  15. Who can forget his fine contrast of the howling Philoktetes in Sophokles with the gently sighing Laokoon, both in mortal agony, but the latter unable to express his pain because, being in marble, he dared not distort his countenance? – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  16. As the youngsters grow up to be men and women, they are still susceptible to the same sort of feeling, in spite of the fact that many other more practical and material considerations are liable to creep in and confuse it, alter it, distort it. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  17. The plantar flexors and invertors distort the foot into the equino- varus attitude. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  18. Because the men who write them don't understand the facts, and what they know they distort for money. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  19. Officers of the law frequently form a hasty conviction as to the guilt of a suspected person, and then distort all subsequent discoveries to conform to their established theory. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc

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