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Stakes Quotes by Margaret Cho, Keith Jackson, Leonora Carrington, Rachel Caine, Channing Tatum, Charles Dickens and many others.

You have to constantly recreate yourself in show business, which is a very fast thing, especially now with the tremendous speed of social media. There are so many personalities, so many different kinds of comedy that you can access, so it’s definitely important to stake your claim and say who you are.
Margaret Cho
When the money gets bigger and the stakes get higher, the sea gets wider, and the sharks in the water grow sharper teeth.
Keith Jackson
I often feel I am being burned at the stake just because I have always refused to give up that wonderful strange power I have inside me that becomes manifested when I am in harmonious communication with some other inspired being.
Leonora Carrington
micheal sighed and closed his eyes for a moment’i’m not sure that was a good idea claire:it will be if you go see her tonight and tell her well watever oh but watch out shes gone all buffy with the stakes and things
Rachel Caine
I’ve never protected the president [in real life], but I have been a new dad, and I can tell you that being a new dad is pretty terrifying. I’m pretty sure that something about the president makes the stakes a little higher, but to me as a new father, nothing is more important or scary than protecting a daughter.
Channing Tatum
My heart is set, as firmly as ever heart of man was set on woman. I have no thought, no view, no hope, in life beyond her; and if you oppose me in this great stake, you take my peace and happiness in your hands, and cast them to the wind.
Charles Dickens
What is always at stake in any decision we make is what that choice turns us into.
Terryl L. Givens
Everybody loves an accent. It you’ve been unlucky in love, consider pulling up stakes and moving to another country. Then you’ll be the one with a neat foreign accent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Come, see the north-wind’s masonry, Out of an unseen quarry evermore Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer Curves his white bastions with projected roof Round every windward stake, or tree, or door. Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work So fanciful, so savage, naught cares he For number or proportion.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To quarrel with God is to pay God the supreme compliment: it is to take God seriously. It is to say that God matters enough to be worth some anger. To be indifferent to God is to pay God the supreme insult. It is to say that nothing of consequence is at stake.
Robert McAfee Brown
Get to know your characters as well as you can let there be something at stake, and then let the chips fall where they may.
Anne Lamott
Each of us is under a divinely spoken obligation to reach out with pardon and mercy and to forgive one another. There is a great need for this Christlike attribute in our families, in our marriages, in our wards and stakes, in our communities, and in our nations.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The only system which is truly secure is one which is switched off and unplugged, locked in a titanium lined safe, buried in a concrete bunker, and is surrounded by nerve gas and very highly paid armed guards. Even then, I wouldn’t stake my life on it.
Gene Spafford
The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be, and the better off its cities and towns; for the people who have a stake in their country and their community are its best citizens.
John Hancock
The billionaire class fully understands what is at stake. That’s why a handful of them are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the current elections. Their goal is not to strengthen the middle class, but continue the trend in which the rich are getting richer at the expense of everyone else.
Bernie Sanders
Thrillers provide the reader with a safe escape into a dangerous world where the stakes are as high as can be imagined with unpredictable outcomes. It’s a perfect genre in which to explore hard issues of good and evil, a mirror that allows the reader to see both the good and not so good in themselves.
Ted Dekker
The Navajo Generating Station in Page, for example, employs hundreds of people, mostly Native Americans, and provides nearly all of the power for the Central Arizona Project. That means our entire state has a big stake in the energy production and economic stability of these plants.
Ann Kirkpatrick
Interest in certain themes doesn’t mandate a personal stake or personal experience of those themes. I’ve killed people in plays, but no one asks me what it’s like to kill people.
Billy Crudup
I’m always trying to make movies that are better than the ones that we’ve made before. We don’t always succeed at doing that by any means, but we’re always trying to raise the stakes, raise the bar, make the movies better, and that’s hard.
Jason Blum
Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.
Albert Einstein
I think that I have less conviction than ever that poetry matters – that poetry changes or saves anything or anyone. But, in fact, that’s tremendously freeing. If it doesn’t matter much, the stakes are lower and you can’t really fail. It’s insurrection. It’s a tiny alphabet revolution. A secret. A psalm.
Daphne Gottlieb
I’ve said that movies are the highest stakes make-believe game in the world, and this is truly the most highest stakes.
Channing Tatum
Life is too short and the world too compassion-starved for you to keep subsisting in situations that drag you down and curtail your potential to help advance the Kingdom. There’s just too much at stake.
Bill Hybels
Cancer is such a wake-up call to remind us how high the cosmic stakes really are and how short and brief and frail life really is.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Benjamin Disraeli
The stakes are high in politics.
Michael Portillo
Our way of life is at stake, our grandchildren are at stake, the future of civilization is at stake.
Al Gore
There was also a sense that if he [Obama] did not win in Iowa, that it was very unlikely that he would be able to come back and win the Democratic nomination and win the general election. It was sort of an all-or-nothing bet. The stakes were that high.
Josh Earnest
I love telling teen stories where the characters are experiencing things for the first time – the stakes feel really high.
Stephanie Savage
The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is ‘write what you know,’ and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, ‘You can write about anything you can imagine.’
Tom Robbins
There is more at stake here than just our lives. В It is the lives around us.
Jonathan Kent
Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome.
Thomas E. Mann
Competition in academia is so vicious because the stakes are so small.
Laurence J. Peter
Our All is at Stake, and the little Conveniencys and Comforts of Life, when set in Competition with our Liberty, ought to be rejected not with Reluctance but with Pleasure.
George Mason
The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake.
John R. Rice
At stake are two different visions of faith, the Church of Caesar, powerful and rich; and the Church of Christ – loving, poor and spiritually rich.
Penny Lernoux
I define a thriller as a big-stakes, multiple-viewpoint novel involving suspense, action, and mystery, in which the reader doesn’t know everything but usually knows more than any single character.
F. Paul Wilson
The stakes are geopolitical in nature and I believe that democracies are – people want to live in free societies, democracies are the best way to do that, and that if people see democracies in the neighborhood, they’ll demand the same thing.
George W. Bush
We must have clean water and the health and the welfare of our children is at stake and is at risk.
Erin Brockovich
Democracy has no convictions for which people would be willing to stake their lives.
Ernst Hanfstaengl
Part of the blame can be put at the artists’ door, too – no question. But I see our involvement more as a consequence. When there is too much money at stake, the whole system gets corrupted. Artists can be very vulnerable to these mechanisms.
Maurizio Cattelan
The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I don’t want somebody telling my daughter who she can marry, or what she can do with her body. That’s what was at stake.
Matt Berninger
I think the foundation at Berkshire [Buffett’s stake in Berkshirewill pass to the Buffett Foundation upon his death] will be a plus because there will be a continuation of the culture. We’d still take in fine businesses run by people who love them.
Charlie Munger
Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.
Christopher Dodd
Asking for people’s help – rather than directing it – is almost always the smart way of doing things, regardless of the stakes.
Brian Grazer
To win, we will need to keep building the movement, networking with one another, planning, strategizing, and moving forward. Our children’s futures, and those of their unborn children, are at stake.
Lois Gibbs
I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.
Lord Acton
People who are always praising the past And especially the time of faith as best Ought to go and live in the Middle Ages And be burnt at the stake as witches and sages.
Stevie Smith
Vitam impendere vero. To stake one’s life for the truth.
Madeleine L’Engle
I see Macbeth as a young, open-faced warrior, who is gradually sucked into a whirpool of events because of his ambition. When he meets the weird sisters and hears their prophecy, he’s like the man who hopes to win a million – a gamble for high stakes.
Roman Polanski
If you show someone something you’ve written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.
David Mitchell
A good novel should be deeply unsettling – its satisfactions should come from its authenticity and its formal coherence. We must feel something crucial is at stake.
Dana Spiotta
To care about words, to have a stake in what is written, to believe in the power of books – this overwhelms the rest, and beside it one’s life becomes very small.
Paul Auster
The stakes they play for in politics are paper and money. The chips they play with are your life.
Molly Ivins
I want karma to drive stakes into the dark hearts that keep me bitter.
Corey Taylor
When you think about the current present value of the fossil fuel reserves that are on the books, the current fossil fuel companies, the last time that that much wealth was at stake was when the South fought the Civil War.
Chris Hayes
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
Goswami Kriyananda
I ran into the gigantic and gigantically wasteful lumbering of great Sequoias, many of whose trunks were so huge they had to be blown apart before they could be handled. I resented then, and I still resent, the practice of making vine stakes hardly bigger than walking sticks out of these greatest of living things.
Gifford Pinchot
politics can be an ugly game, and in a national election the stakes get higher while the tactics get lower.
Geraldine Ferraro
Kim Harrison
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry Kissinger
The fellow who tends the greenhouse gardens? Trust me, Lady, you’d let him stake your tomatoes.
Kristin Cashore
I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.
Michael Jordan
In plotting a book, my goal is to raise the stakes for the characters and, in so doing, keep the reader mesmerized.
Barbara Delinsky
If you take real-life circumstances and take out all the pauses then you have a thriller. It has to be non-stop, high stakes and fascinating all the time. Real life is like that from time to time.
Hank Phillippi Ryan
The times call for courage. The times call for hard work. But if the demands are high, it is because the stakes are even higher. They are nothing less than the future of human liberty, which means the future of civilization.
Henry Hazlitt
Baseball is a little bigger gamble than most, and the stakes are pretty high.
Jacob Ruppert
The stakes … are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Barbara Jordan
I don’t know about ‘common sense opinion’ by the way. It seems to me that the office of common sense is to keep us from playing cards for high stakes with people we meet on trains, and not to endorse metaphysical opinions.
Peter van Inwagen
Among our people, theres not any question about women being strong — even stronger than men — they work in the fields right along with the men. When your survival is at stake, you dont have these questions about yourself like middle — class women do.
Dolores Huerta
I hate witches. Humans had the right idea, burning them at the stake.
Charlaine Harris
I’ve found that entrepreneurship only gets harder every year, and as your team gets bigger, the stakes get higher.
Jennifer Hyman
Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been. We have to work together for what still can be.
Hillary Clinton
Why the transfer of decisions from those with personal experience and a stake in the outcome to those with neither can be expected to lead to better decisions is a question seldom asked, much less answered.
Thomas Sowell
Fantasy enabled me to break the shackles and create a whole new level of ‘the world is in danger’ stakes.
Matthew Reilly
A prayerful heart and an obedient heart will learn, very slowly and not without sorrow, to stake everything on God Himself.
Elisabeth Elliot
For the undocumented immigrants, the big priority is just to get out from the shadows, be able to get a driver’s license, buy an airplane ticket and stop worrying about sudden deportation. But for the country as a whole, it’s crucial that everybody have a citizen’s stake in the nation’s welfare.
Gail Collins
I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily.
John Mayer
Cricket was deemed too posh where I came from, and I’d never have risked walking home through the estates in my whites. My club played some of the posh schools. I’d have the cheapest kit, but I loved those games. As soon as the posh lads opened their mouths and you heard their accents, the stakes were raised.
Andrew Flintoff
Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
Gary Ryan Blair
It is my belief…that the talents every child has, regardless of his official ‘I.Q,’ could stay with him through life, to enrich him and everybody else, if these talents were not regarded as commodities with a value in the success-stakes.
Doris Lessing
When the lives and the rights of children are at stake, there В must be no silent witnesses.
Carol Bellamy
Pay attention, my young friends: to go against the current; this is good for the heart, but we need courage to swim against the tide. … We Christians were not chosen by the Lord for little things; push onwards toward the highest principles.В  Stake your lives on noble ideals, my dear young people!
Pope Francis
The stakes are too high for us to die with a small vision.
Louie Giglio
Our sense that things are transient, that everything is passing and then if you want to save something from the endless flux of experience and the world’s movement, you have to set down a stake and try and make something that will last.
Edward Hirsch
Iranian women are very consciously aware of gender-explicit oppression. Therefore: with so much more at stake, Iranian women have each other’s back: on the street, in stores, at celebrations, everywhere.
Inga Muscio
I’ve always liked the idea of writing a workplace sitcom that was set somewhere where the stakes were really huge and yet you would still have those normal, everyday office moments that everyone can associate with.
Nick Mohammed
I don’t worry so much about the audience. I want them very much to be involved and enjoy the movie, but I try to just inhabit the character in a full way, where I can create a personal stake.
Willem Dafoe
People have a sense of humor, even if it’s not a good one, and everybody has stakes.
John Krasinski
Faith is the ‘yes’ of the heart, a conviction on which one stakes one’s life.
Martin Luther
To suppose that safety-first consists in having a small gamble in a large number of different companies where I have no information to reach a good judgment, as compared with a substantial stake in a company where one’s information is adequate, strikes me as a travesty of investment policy.
John Maynard Keynes
Our dad made everything competitive for me and brother. It always was a world championship, a national championship, Big 10 championship. It was always at stake in everything we did.
John Harbaugh
Go ahead, climb up onto the velvet top of the highest stakes table. Place yourself as the bet. Look God in the eyes and finally, for once in your life, lose.
The stakes are so high because auditions are make or break. You get the job or you don’t. The stakes are about as high as they get, for yourself and your own self-esteem.
Madeline Zima
I would die at the stake rather than change a semi-colon!
Edmond Rostand
I always prefer the character moments. For me, personally, whether I’m shooting the gun or not shooting the gun, I really don’t care. I’m the guy who’s like, “Whatever you want me to do.” But, I really get excited about the character moments that are steeped in emotion when the stakes are high.
Brandon Jay McLaren
Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany’s final fate is at stake.
Franz von Papen
Occasionally, the whole class struggle may be summed up in the struggle for one word against another word. Certain words struggle amongst themselves as enemies. Other words are the site of an ambiguity: the stake in a decisive but undecided battle
Louis Althusser
And Max, I’ve put some scraps in a bowl for your dog,” Mom said. “It’s on the floor, by the back door.” The flock and I went still. Uh-oh, I thought. Total stomped up to me, his glare accusing. “A bowl on the floor!” he seethed. “Why don’t you just chain me to a stake in the yard and throw me a bone!
James Patterson
Since, in the long run, every planetary society will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring — not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive.
Carl Sagan
You just become more mature as a human being, having a child. The stakes are a lot higher, things are different. It teaches you to be patient and it’s changed me a lot.
Michael Carter-Williams
Lola Montes is, in my unhumble opinion, the greatest film of all time, and I am willing to stake my critical reputation, such as it is, on this one proposition above all others.
Andrew Sarris
Governments take too long to get things done and there are far too many varied interests at stake. If you were starting a business today and needed a partner, you would never choose a large bureaucratic institution like the government.
Naveen Jain
Social Security Works! puts expanding Social Security front and center on the national agenda, where it belongs. Everyone who has a stake in the debate should read this important book.
Bernie Sanders
Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake.
Fred Thompson
[Before being burned at the stake for her faith:] Hold the cross high so I may see it through the flames.
Joan of Arc
Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
Friedrich Schiller
I watched ‘Kojak’ religiously with my father. It was a great bonding time. He loved shows where the stakes were high. Life and death, justice prevailing, things like that. I think that helped set me on the path to what I do now.
Michael Connelly
I think that when the social stakes for people are higher, how you present yourself may sometimes feel like it’s going to inform your destiny. Because if other people regard you in a certain way, they’ll want to help you, and you will end up having a career.
Rachel Kushner
I had learned, from years of experience with men, that when a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.
Napoleon Hill
The attainment of wholeness requires one to stake one’s whole being. Nothing less will do; there can be no easier conditions, no substitutes, no compromises.
Carl Jung
Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes.
Julian Clary
Fantasy novels give this illusion that the stakes are as high as they feel when you’re a teenager. But I think for teenagers they actually are that high. I think you really are dealing in a world of tremendous cruelty and intensity, and YA gives truth to that.
Leigh Bardugo
We all have more at stake in the rules of the game than we do in the outcomes of the game. When that changes, that’s when you begin to lose democracy.
David Frum
You’re captives of a civilizational system that more or less compels you to go on destroying the world in order to live. … You are captives—and you have made a captive of the world itself. That’s what’s at stake, isn’t it?—your captivity and the captivity of the world.
Daniel Quinn
I’m still fighting really hard to get any role I get. If it’s comedy, I go for the laughs. And if it’s drama, I try to tell the truth, and try to play the real stakes of whatever scenario the character’s in.
Chris Pratt
At times like that it’s difficult to remember what’s at stake, that history is in the making. As a player you feel so cut off sometimes, it can be tough… Which is why it is an enormous advantage to play at home.
Michel Patini
The government to you is what God is to agnostics–only to be invoked when your own well being is at stake.
Amitav Ghosh
It is Satan’s constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin.
Ellen G. White
The stakes in my books tend to be kind of ridiculously high. In ‘Kid vs. Squid,’ the question is whether or not the California coast will be subsumed by the ocean in favor of the creation of a new Atlantis. In ‘The Boy at the End of the World,’ what’s at stake is the survival of the human species.
Greg van Eekhout
What is at stake is human dignity. If a man is not accorded respect he cannot respect himself and if he does not respect himself, he cannot demand it.
Cesar Chavez
I prefer to concentrate on my task of leading Europe to the success that our citizens expect. We have to look forwards now because what is at stake is what makes Europe Europe.
Jean-Claude Juncker
I have always believed and still believe that artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to the conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake.
Pablo Picasso
Man must have some recognized stake in society and affairs to knit him lovingly to his kind, or he is wont to revenge himself for wrongs real or imagined.
Amos Bronson Alcott
My soul is ten thousand miles wide and extremely invisibly deep. It is the same size as the sea, and you cannot, you cannot cram it into beer cans and fingernails and stake it out in lots and own it. It will drown you all and never even notice.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Unless you stake your life, life will not be won.
Werner Heisenberg
In these uncertain times, I know 100 percent that I can stake my life on the unshakeable, unchanging promises of God!
Sheila Walsh
Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections.
Mario Vargas Llosa
All religion seems to need to prove that it’s the only truth. And that’s where it turns demonic. Because that’s when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake.
John Shelby Spong
The struggle to avert catastrophic climate change is bigger than all the other struggles, whether it is slavery, democracy struggles, the woman’s right to vote, and so on I would argue that if what is at stake is securing life as we know it, then there can be no bigger struggle that we face.
Kumi Naidoo
We want to explore. We’re curious people. Look back over history, people have put their lives at stake to go out and explore … We believe in what we’re doing. Now it’s time to go.
Eileen Collins
The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president’s nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially.
Ralph G. Neas
Obviously stakes and pressure have increased from high school to college to the NFL, but at the end of it, it’s still a kid’s game and that’s how I attack it every single day. I just have fun doing it.
George Kittle
Dying venture firms are like the walking dead. They can have years of staggering around with stakes in still active portfolio companies, hoping they’re still holding a lottery ticket that could put them back in the game. If not, they just slowly wind down.
Sarah Lacy
We’ve been at war for many years in Afghanistan following 9/11. We know that we’ve got young men and women on the ground now. We’ve got our blood and treasure at stake there already.
Rahm Emanuel
Marriage changes things because there’s a lot more at stake. You can’t get too toxic because you have to live together. No one can reach for the nuclear button too quickly.
Alec Baldwin
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
In England we burnt redheads at the stake, because we thought they were witches. There are still young redheads in Britain getting ripped for having red hair. ‘Oy, Ginger!’
Damian Lewis
Sherlock’ is brilliant television. It has completely reinvented British drama, and upped the stakes for home-grown shows.
Alexander Armstrong
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
Gary Blair
When you start out as a band, you stake your claim and you go for it. And there’s a part of you that dreams it and imagines it and does everything to get there, but you can’t ever expect to sell 8, 10, 12, 20 million albums. It becomes this thing that you really have to figure out as you go.
Edward Kowalczyk
If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can.
Allen West
Remember, the essence of storytelling demands that we place our main characters on a path. A quest with something at stake, with something to do, to achieve, to learn, and to change.
Larry Brooks
Thousands of years ago the first man discovered how to make fire. He was probably burnt at the stake he’d taught his brothers to light, but he left them a gift they had not conceived and he lifted darkness from the face of the Earth.
Ayn Rand
I think it’s one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there’s so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.
Garry Shandling
You know the saying: he who doesn’t understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it’s repeated, the stakes are doubled.
Pittacus Lore
If my kids came to me and said, ‘I’m gay,’ I’d say, ‘Son, I love you.’ That’s never at stake. Never, never, never at stake.
Kirk Cameron
I have a tendency to check out when the stakes are too high in a movie.
Jon Watts
When I wrote ‘High Stakes,’ I followed the classical format. I wrote an outline first, then a first draft, then got feedback and rewrote and rewrote it. I’d never done that before.
Rick Famuyiwa
My husband asked me once why I read so many mysteries, and part of it is just intellectual, part of it is the joy of any good book, but part of it is the moral stakes there.
Diana Gabaldon
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
Douglas Adams
What the local politicians actually meant was that they hoped to claim the land in the name of the public and then make the usual profits privatizing it. There was a principle at stake. They had to ensure their friends and not outsiders got the benefit.
Michael Moorcock
During the three decades of its existence, the effectiveness of the United Nations has, on the whole, tended to decrease, particularly in the field of peace and security and, more generally, all issues in which the developed countries feel they have important stakes.
Gunnar Myrdal
Each and every day, Israel’s very existence is at stake.
John Boehner
I don’t care what the situation was, how high the stakes were – the bases could be loaded and the pennant riding on every pitch, it never bothered Whitey. He pitched his game. Cool. Craft. Nerves of steel.
Mickey Mantle
Understand what you want, and want it as badly as you can. Make the stakes for yourself as life-or-death as you can.
Sterling K. Brown
It is in this space of mastery over paradigms that people throw off addictions, live in constant joy, bring down empires, get locked up or burned at the stake or crucified or shot, and have impacts that last for millennia.
Donella Meadows
It hurts me because of what he’s doing to boxing. Because one of the most important world titles is at stake now. The champion has to defend it against the best.
Sergio Martinez
The independents who were our fiercest competitors all succumbed to the one-hit-makes-you-a-genius philosophy. It is a mistake to think you have the magic touch. Show business is roulette. If you start to play for stakes you can’t afford, there’s no way you can survive.
Samuel Goldwyn
I don’t see the country audience looking forward to an out male singer. There are rumors about people but no one ever confirms because there is a tremendous amount of money at stake.
Callie Khouri
A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with an equal stake in shaping the next chapter in the history of this great country, Australia.
Kevin Rudd
These are facts that would make every American upset. Our birthright is being stolen, the legacy of our country is at stake, and the values of our nation are in peril. The future whispers, and the present shouts.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
There’s a game out there, and the stakes are high. And the guy who runs it figures the averages all day long and all night long. Once in a while he lets you steal a pot. But if you stay in the game long enough, you’ve got to lose. And once you’ve lost there’s no way back, no way at all.
Dalton Trumbo
It was no coincidence, that fear could move a person to extremes, just as seamlessly as love. They were the conjoined twins of emotion: If you didn’t know what was at stake to lose, you had nothing to fight for.
Jodi Picoult
My workday is non-stop break-neck high stakes and high pressure. Every day.
Hank Phillippi Ryan
If the only obstacle to the renewal and modernization of France is a choice of personnel, I am completely convinced that the president will make the right choice. What is at stake is not Alain Juppe but France.
Alain Juppe
I have a soul of lead So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.
William Shakespeare
Your dad would stake me out to freeze if I let you fall and hurt yourself.” He offered me his arm, which I latched onto gratefully. “He wouldn’t stake you out,” I panted as we forced our way through the hard top layer of snow that was almost thigh deep. “He’d just shoot you.” “Well that’s a comfort.
P. C. Cast
Just as judges have enormous stake in the appointment of judicial officers in the higher judiciary, the government has an equal stake. Since both of us have stakes in the appointment of members of the higher judiciary, the consultation of both of them is absolutely necessary. The government must have a say.
Kapil Sibal
…she yanked open her shoulder bag and pulled out a stake. Boy Scouts and vampire slayers should always be prepared.
Christopher Golden
The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them.
Rudolf Virchow
Of the four project development variables – scope, cost, time and quality – quality isn’t really a free variable. The only possible values are “excellent” and “insanely excellent”, depending on whether lives are at stake.
Kent Beck
As the largest and most developed democracies of Asia (India and Japan), we have a mutual stake in each other’s progress and prosperity.
Manmohan Singh
For comedy reasons, any place we can have really big egos and very high stakes is a great thing to go for.
Megan Ganz
Good stories are driven by conflict, tension, and high stakes.
William Landay
Prayer in a combat zone serves exactly the same purpose as it does in peacetime. In war, the stakes are life and death, true; but if you believe in God and in the notion of a human soul, then we are always making decisions of tremendous significance.
Phil Klay
Like an audience entertained by a magician, we allow ourselves to be deceived by those with a stake in persuading us to ignore reality.
Al Gore
No, thats not how it happened… Mr crepsley dropped. He was impaled on the stakes. Heп»ї died. And it was awful… His cries as he writhed there, bleeding and dying, burning and screaming, will stay with me till I die. Maybe I’ll even carry them with me after I go.
Darren Shan
Going from a short to a feature is like going from crawling to flying. It’s a big jump, really. Everything triples – size of crew, budget, shooting days, the cast. Not to mention the stakes – as a first time feature filmmaker so much rides on this film.
Aurora Guerrero
We Christians should be aware that there’s something at stake in cultural participation that we wouldn’t have been concerned about if all we did was worry about the messages in culture.
Dallas Willard
I would not exchange my freedom from old superstition, if I were to be burned at the stake next month, for all the peace and quiet of orthodoxy, if I must take the orthodoxy with peace and quiet.
Harriet Martineau
It’s a poore stake that cannot stand one yeare in the ground.
George Herbert
This is the defining issue of our time. This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class and for all those who are fighting to get into the middle class.
Barack Obama
There is no problem in the family, ward, or stake that cannot be solved if we look for solutions in the Lord’s way by counseling – really counseling – with one another.
M. Russell Ballard
If climate change issues are not adequately addressed—if we keep running those nice energy subsidies, if the price on carbon is not adequately set, if policymakers don’t have it on their radar screens—then financial stability in the medium and long-term is clearly at stake.
Christine Lagarde
Entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful if they’re able to be present while pitching their ideas. It’s about maintaining presence during big challenges – very high stakes moments with some component of social judgment. Everyone has them, whether they’re entrepreneurs or not.
Amy Cuddy
It is easier to drive a stake through the heart of a blood-sucking vampire than to kill off a money-sucking and useless government program.
Cal Thomas
When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.
Jack Kemp
Sometimes a King has to do terrible things in order to protect those he has sworn to look after. When the stakes are so high, dreadful decisions have to be taken. It is the responsibility of a King to take on that burden, that guilt.
Cressida Cowell
My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.
Leon Kass
When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act.
Barack Obama
Every fight means everything. I have to stay focused no matter how high the stakes are or how low the stakes are, you have to stay focused and follow the game plan. At the end of the day it is going to be you and that guy in the ring and it’s who wins the game will win the fight. That’s what I learned.
Devon Alexander
No, no, no. This ain’t right. I finally find a woman who’ll actually let me into her place and you bring her home for you? Oh, please tell me you brought her home for you and not for me. You didn’t pimp me out again, Wulf, did you? I swear I’ll stake you in your sleep if you did. (Chris)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Regardless of what the stakes are, our attitude and our mindset doesn’t change.
Malcolm Brogdon
The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.
Al Gore
The last hope of human liberty in this world rests on us. we ought, for so dear a stake, to sacrifice every attachment & every enmity.
Thomas Jefferson
I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state; up and help us; lay your shoulders to the wheel; better have too much force than too little, when so great an object is at stake.
Thomas Paine
Write every day. Don’t ever stop. If you are unpublished, enjoy the act of writing—and if you are published, keep enjoying the act of writing. Don’t become self-satisfied, don’t stop moving ahead, growing, making it new. The stakes are high. Why else would we write?
Rick Bass
The stakes in the encryption debate are high, with significant consequences for personal privacy, the U.S. private sector, and our national security.
Ted Lieu
With the parties at virtual parity and the ideological gulf between them never greater, the stakes of majority control of Congress are extremely high.
Thomas E. Mann
At the heart of it all, Passion exists to see a generation stake their lives on what matters most. For us, that’s the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to fully leverage our lives by amplifying His name in everything we do.
Louie Giglio
After winning Ascot’s Queen Alexandra Stakes on Brown Jack- If you’d been on your honeymoon, you couldn’t have had a happier time.
Steve Donoghue
The old saw says, ‘Let a sleeping dog lie.’ Right. Still, when there is much at stake it is better to get a newspaper to do it.
Mark Twain
The Russians have a lot at stake, and the power of Moscow pride should never be underestimated.
Bob Schaffer
The chemistry at a table is so important. You must start with a carefully balanced mix of personalities. If the balance is off, and the stakes are too big for some of the players, it kills the game. Too small, and everybody gets bored.
Molly Bloom
Play not for gain, but sport. Who plays for more
Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart;
Perhaps his wife’s too, and whom she hath bore.
George Herbert
To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit that serves as the life-blood of our own country – your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.
Napoleon Hill
We are actively preparing a partial privatization of Rosneft itself. It is the best proof that our major plans have remained unchanged. Another example would be one of the largest Russian diamond mining companies in the world. We are privatizing part of our stake in that as well.
Vladimir Putin
We who live in free market societies believe that growth and prosperity, and ultimately human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down.
Ronald Reagan
New and expanded refundable tax credits would raise the fraction of taxpayers paying no income taxes to almost 50% from 38%. This is potentially the most pernicious feature of the president’s budget, because it would cement a permanent voting majority with no stake in controlling the cost of general government.
Michael J. Boskin
The Internet is a good way to try some stuff with no big crew and no money being spent. Since there are no stakes to it, you can try to be a little experimental.
Jonathan Krisel
Commanders and senior officers should die with troops. The honour of the British Empire and the British Army is at stake.
Lord Randolph Churchill
No marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose.
Sheri L. Dew
So do you remember this place?” “Hard to forget.” he snorted. “This is where you tried to kill me. You were so nervous, you kept blushing. Never had someone try to stake me who blushed so much.
Jeaniene Frost
Public education is so important – resisting privatization and charterization, high-stakes testing, and defunding. It’s important for New York, but it’s also important for the country.
Zephyr Teachout
Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success – only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, prosperous, progressive and free.
Ronald Reagan
Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake, the American people can’t afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.
David Hackworth
Where will you drive your own picket stake? Where will you choose to make your stand? Give me a threshold, a specific point at which you will finally stop running, at which you will finally fight back.
Derrick Jensen
Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.
Ratan Tata
We have no reason to expect the quality of intuition to improve with the importance of the problem. Perhaps the contrary: high-stake problems are likely to involve powerful emotions and strong impulses to action.
Daniel Kahneman
To be first-rate at anything you have to stake your all. Nobody’s an artist ‘on the side’.
Eleanor Clark
Romance was a game, like bridge, in which you said things instead of playing cards. Like bridge you had to pretend you were playing for money or playing for some stakes.
Ernest Hemingway
The last element in drama is high stakes. War, of course, is life and death – survival, not only for the story’s characters, but often for the society itself. That’s why I’m drawn to stories that are built around wars, even if they’re not technically “war stories.”
Steven Pressfield
We boarded the plane after boxing our stakes and knives and taking them to a FedEx carrier, airport security being so strict nowadays. In the section marked ‘contents’, Bones filled out ‘Tofu’. God, but he had a sick sense of humor sometimes.
Jeaniene Frost
For most Democrats, politics is sports to them because they have no stakes because they don’t pay tax.
Gavin McInnes
Among all the upheavals of war with al Qaeda, the surest indicator of the historic stakes is the ongoing rotation of top U.S. government managers – scores at a time – into a bunker deep underground and far from Washington.
Barton Gellman
We all have a large stake in preserving our democracy, but I maintain that those without power in our society, the black, the brown, the poor of all colors, have the largest stake not because we have the most to lose, but because we have worked the hardest, and given the most, for what we have achieved.
Charles Rangel
When we are fighting for huge stakes – we’re fighting for the future – future of the planet in terms of climate change. We’re fighting for the future of American democracy.
Bernie Sanders
It’s kind of dumb; everybody should be able to listen to the kind of music they want and just because you’re a fan of a band for a longer period of time doesn’t mean you have a greater stake of claim to the band or the music.
Ray Toro
Most of us are going through life without interrogating whether our decision-making processes are fit for purpose. And that’s something we need to change – especially when the stakes are high and the decisions are of real import.
Noreena Hertz
Deep-stack games like High Stakes Poker are the favorites among both poker pros and avid fans of televised poker. In these games, the most talented players shine and the most exciting action takes place.
Daniel Negreanu
I was a huge ‘Breaking Bad’ fan. I just loved the whole thing. Always interesting, always urgent. The stakes were always high.
John Legend
I believe that once people really grasp what is at stake for their health and their lives, and for the health and lives of their children, they will do everything in their power to protect the living world.
Eric Chivian
Pro football is a game; not a war. It’s for win or lose, not life or death… but say that in the summer, for winter brings the playoffs, and a season is at stake.
John Facenda
We’re at a point in history where everyone needs to pay attention to politics. Too much is at stake for us to be apathetic.
Kevin Costner
Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
Gertrude Stein
We have a unique chance to heal divisions, give everyone a stake in the future and set an example as the most creative, innovative and progressive country in the world.
Michael Gove
But you can make good radio, interesting radio, great radio even, without an urgent question, a burning issue at stake.
Ira Glass
Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
Michael Ramsey
In the days of Moses and the prophets such a man would have been counted among the wise men of the land; in the Middle Ages he would have been burned at the stake.
Hans Christian Andersen
As Americans, we want peace – we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I’m not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein.
George W. Bush
The war on terror, if this is a war on terror, can only be won by a sincere regional and international cooperation. All have to believe they have something at stake and work together. In the absence of this it will become political and interest-oriented.
Hamid Karzai
Sledging makes things interesting. There are no robots playing. They are humans who want to perform well for the country. So when stakes are so high, emotions will take over. Sometimes sledging gets the best out of you.
Gautam Gambhir
That bright blue ball rising over the moon’s surface, containing everything we hold dear – the laughter of children, a quiet sunset, all the hopes and dreams of posterity – that’s what’s at stake. That’s what we’re fighting for. And if we remember that, I’m absolutely sure we’ll succeed.
Barack Obama
If you’re trying to get something done, there will always be people who don’t want to see you get something done, or who have a stake in the status quo. And if they approach that through ad hominem criticism of you, you’ve got to have enough confidence and thickness of skin to be able to endure.
Susan Rice
One of the great things about playing a fallible superhero, one who doesn’t necessarily have superpowers, is that the stakes are raised by the prospect of them perishing.
Charlie Cox
Trust. We stake our lives on it, but it’s a subject that not even the Gallagher Academy can teach. When do you let your guard down? Who do you let in? And I knew at that moment, as I sat beside my mother, bathing in the warm spring light, that those were the questions a good spy never stops asking
Ally Carter
The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
Frank Herbert
The stakes are nary a problem to me, as I do not abide by Sir Isaac’s law!
Evan Bourne
America’s honor, your honor is at stake. Go out and preserve the greatest country in the history of the world.
Rick Santorum
When the Champions League is at stake, … you do everything you can, whether it’s called gamesmanship or cheating, to put the opposition off.
Jamie Carragher
The safety of the country is at stake… We must let ourselves be killed on the spot rather than retreat… No faltering can be tolerated today.
Joseph Joffre
Every person has a range. In fiction, you get to be it all. I’m as much the men in my book as I am the women. I write how I write and there is no mission to stake a claim.
Rachel Kushner
‘Baywatch’ was terrifying. I could feel the financial stakes, you know?
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Go ahead and do things, the bigger the better, if your fundamentals are sound. Avoid procrastination. Do not quibble for an hour over things that might be decided in minutes. However, if the issue at stake is large, stay as long as the next man, but go ahead and do things.
John J. Raskob
The reason why I hate working in theatre is the tedium of memorisation. But once that is done, then you feast on this never-ending meal. If you play it correctly, every night is fraught with very high stakes that are very difficult to find in everyday life.
Christopher Meloni
There was a time when you would have taken my heart with stake or gun. Now you have taken it with these delicate hands and the scent of your body.” – Jean-Claude
Laurell K. Hamilton
I’ve always read suspense, so raising the stakes to life and death situations in my romance plots seemed natural.
JoAnn Ross
It doesn’t work if the bad guys kill his mother’s uncle’s friend’s neighbor’s pet dog. You’ve got to make the stakes high.
Steven Seagal
Over time, you realize that even the things that are most high stakes kind of resolve themselves.
Natasha Lyonne
One lesson is that if you want to predict voter turnout, you should ask whether at least one candidate is attracting high levels of enthusiasm – not whether the stakes are high, or even perceived to be high. That fits the historical pattern.
Cass Sunstein
Wal-mart started selling “Vampire Home Defense Kits”, including holy water, crosses, stakes, mallets, and a book of quick blessings to bar vampires from your door. The fact that these kits were generally useless didn’t bother me nearly as much as the idea of holy water being sold at wal-mart.
Molly Harper
But I have learned that you make your own happiness, that part of going for what you want means losing something else. And when the stakes are high, the losses can be that much greater.
Emily Giffin
If a writer is honest, if what is at stake for him can seem to matter to his readers, then his work may be read. But a writer will work anyway, as I do, and as I have, in part to explore this terra incognita, this dangerous ground I seem to need to risk.
Frederick Busch
Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake.В Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.
Christopher Dodd
Family members have a personal stake in honoring and mourning their dead and objecting to unwarranted public exploitation that, by intruding upon their own grief, tends to degrade the rites and respect they seek to accord to the deceased person who was once their own.
Anthony Kennedy
In one’s youth, one has tremendous access to one’s feelings. And as one gets older, some of those feelings kind of drift away. But so much more happens to you. There’s more at stake in life.
Nicole Krauss
Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men.
William Empson
I play for high stakes and given an audience – there is no act too daring or too noble.
Winston Churchill
The green movement got really hot really fast, but then the economy took a turn and it became clear exactly what’s at stake, so I think somehow celebrities got a bad rap when they were trying to do good.
Elizabeth Rogers
My judgment is that research in ‘Star Wars’ is going to fail, and I believe this so strongly that I’m willing to stake my professional reputation on this. I don’t believe anybody is going to build this thing.
David Parnas
The importance of Africa’s development to the entire world should be self-evident. And yet, despite the high stakes, Europe – and the international community more broadly – have not devoted the attention and resources that the issue merits.
Tedros Adhanom
The name says it all. That’s where Dad (Hades) tries out his new punishment ideas, but he says the traditional ones still work best: the lava flows, the minefields full of exploding surprises, burning at the stake, running naked through cactus patches… You name it, we’ve got it here – Nico di Angelo
Rick Riordan
Lucifer likes to have fun, but we need to make sure that he’s also rooted in a proper journey. For the first few episodes after a pilot, you’re just trying to establish your world and the starting points for your characters. But I feel like, as the stakes went up, the ‘Lucifer’ veneer got less and less.
Tom Ellis
I worry that every time I lay down my credit card of choice, it says something about me. About my social standing or how I see myself. The very colour of your card is an indication of where you stand in the wealth stakes.
Sandi Toksvig
One, something emotional has to be at stake. There has to be something important for me that I’m writing about. And then two, I have to have a formal idea. Something has to be being worked out in poetry.
Edward Hirsch
If you’re going to immerse yourself in a project for three years, why not stake out a chunk of the world that is completely alien to you and go traveling?
Richard Powers
The battle of the euro is being fought right now in Spain and Italy…The future of the euro is at stake in the next few weeks…
Luis de Guindos
I think the stakes are always high when you’re an artist of color – to get things right, to get things perfect and make everybody happy.
Lena Waithe
Many who are making cellphone images are advocates with a stake in the outcome of what they are depicting. In some ways this makes their work more honest and easier to read – they can also manipulate, although the work of professionals can be quite manipulative as well.
Fred Ritchin
When you go back to the above names it was a very much narrower situation – the alternatives were far fewer. Today there is much more competition for the ‘hero stakes’! And if you think about all the alternatives you have today to spend your time on, the pool of heroes is much broader. It was very much less back then.
Martin Sorrell
How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.
Virginia Woolf
Religious faith to W. H. Bragg was the willingness to stake his all on the hypothesis that Christ was right, and test it by a lifetime’s experiment in charity.
Guglielmo Marconi
I like to put a stake in people, because I know people helped me.
Larry King
We cannot become the world’s policeman, but where our values and our interests are at stake, and where we can make a difference, we must act and we must lead. That is our job and we are better, stronger and safer because we are doing it.
William J. Clinton
A thousand years ago, scientists who wondered about consciousness and the nature of reality were burned at the stake. We still haven’t recovered from that and it’s left us with a culture that no longer investigates consciousness, except on the fringes.
David O. Russell
Nobody could like Donald Trump, surely, except his mother. No one really likes The Donald. But how can you not have respect for a guy who’s been down on the floor and just keeps coming back? Nothing will keep Donald Trump down until they drive a wooden stake in his heart and a silver bullet in his brain.
Felix Dennis
When the gospel is at stake, everything is at stake.
R. C. Sproul
The stakes are high on every film now because there’s the opening weekend. The first week is extremely crucial; increasingly, films are being judged in terms of opening day, opening weekend, then first week. People are going berserk promoting their films.
Vidya Balan
What would you have if you didn’t have a murder in a mystery? You’d have something for the lower-level readers. When you get up into the upper levels, there’s nothing that will engage you or compel you or get your emotions churning like a murder. It’s the ultimate stakes.
Alane Ferguson
The State did not own men so entirely, even when it could send them to the stake, as it sometimes does now where it can send them to the elementary school.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
In Shakespeare’s day it was women who were being burned at the stake as witches… not men. The men were thought of as alchemists. But women doing the same thing would be a witch and would be burned.
Helen Mirren
I’ve been doing sci-fi for two years, and there is always something big going on. The stakes are always huge. You’re fighting for your life, or you’re dealing with personal stuff. It has really high stakes attached to it, and there are green screen and explosions. You’re going out on these really cool locations.
Brian J. Smith
Marriage is a public good, not just a private relationship. We have a public stake in healthy marriages and two-parent families. Our society suffers with the collapse of the relationship of the couple who brings a child into the world.
William J Doherty
Professional athletes, most of us came from the streets. We feel like we know the streets and can pretty much protect ourselves. But now we’re in a position where we’re being targeted, and the stakes are just too high.
Ben Wallace
People have nannies and big cars, and they want to go to Maui for Christmas. When there are those kind of stakes involved, people get ruthless.
Amy Sherman-Palladino
There are already people en route to join this peaceful, prayerful, nonviolent exercise of our human, treaty, constitutional and civil rights, which are at stake, which are constantly being encroached upon by what seems to be [Donald] Trump tyranny.
Chase Iron Eyes
It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.
Bille August
All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
Indira Gandhi
A national primary election would electrify the people and give them a larger stake in the outcome.
Leopoldo Lopez
We do not have the luxury of despair right now. There is too much at stake, for too many people.
Robert Jensen
When a man’s life is at stake no delay is too long.
[Lat., Nulla unquam de morte cunctatio longa est.]
Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed and admired, the greater the adulation. So they raised the stakes, sometimes hiding when they don’t even need to. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives them their celebrity status.
Ron Galella
On ‘Grey’s,’ if you have a bad day as a doctor, you lose a patient. But what’s crazy about ‘Station 19’ is if you have a bad day as a firefighter, the patient dies, or you die, or your partner dies. It’s a whole other level of stakes.
Jason Winston George
Horror movies often work better when we have a stake in the game. The more we care about the characters, the more human they are to us, the more appealing they are to us and the more effective the horror tends to be.
Stephen King
Everyone hates a martyr; it’s no wonder martyrs were burned at the stake.
E. W. Howe
Here in Europe, I think that there are a lot of young people who forget the issues that were at stake during the Cold War.
Barack Obama
After Hatuey, a fifteenth-century Indian insurrectionist, had been fixed to the stake, his Spanish captors extended him the choice of converting to Christianity and ascending to Heaven of going unrepentantly to Hell. Gathering that his executioners expected to go to heaven, Hatuey chose the other
Kathy Acker
We have a situation where the security of America is at stake, and it’s a very, very serious situation.
Donald Trump
Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher.
Alanis Morissette
If both parties have a stake in the other, the chances of them killing each other are going to be reduced.
Frans de Waal
If anything, there’s more at stake when you’re older, and more responsibility and more legitimate things to worry about.
Rob Corddry
I`ve spend my whole life hating and loving my brother with equal measure. I never though I would be the one to help drive a stake through his heart.
We may have more control, but my point is that, strictly speaking, Rosneft is not a state company. I think that this is an obvious fact, as a foreign investor has a 19.7 percent stake in it.
Vladimir Putin
I say we should stake him to an anthill and throw little pickles at him! (Selena)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Write plays that matter. Raise the stakes. Shout, yell, holler, but make yourself heard. It’s time for playwrights to reclaim the theatre. We do that by speaking from the heart about the things that matter most to us. If a play isn’t worth dying for, maybe it isn’t worth writing.
Terrence McNally
Indie movies can be a lot more stressful than studio pictures. The stakes are just as high whether you’re talking $3 million or $40 million.
Brian Reitzell
Without sounding too grandiose, the survival of the planet itself is at stake, you have rising sea levels, acidification of the oceans, immigration sparked by climate change, droughts that are much more severe.
Laurent Fabius
It is rational to believe, as it is our very existence that is at stake.
Pope Benedict XVI
I like to approach comedy from character, to have the stakes for the individuals in the story be very high.
Seth Gordon
Iraq is the central battleground in the war on terror. The terrorists certainly know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts there. They know that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests.
Elizabeth Dole
We would be 1,500 years ahead if it hadn’t been for the church dragging science back by its coattails and burning our best minds at the stake.
Catherine Fahringer
You are a powerhouse of creativity; you were born magnificently expressive, available and aware. Before you had the words for it, you had an intrinsic sense of urgency because you knew down in your bones that the stakes are high.
Larry Silverberg
Once you don’t have freedom and you’re obliged to do many things you don’t want, and it becomes a routine, then your identity is at stake because you can feel that you are not anymore yourself, that you are what they want you to be – and you can lose yourself.
Ingrid Betancourt
I was nervous and confident at the same, nervous about going out there in front of all those people, with so much at stake, and confident that I was going to go out there and win.
Althea Gibson
When mundane, lowly activities are at stake, too much insight is detrimental — far-sightedness errs in immediate concerns.
Franz Grillparzer
The emotional stakes a memoirist bets with could not be higher, and it’s physically enervating. I nap on a daily basis like a cross-country trucker.
Mary Karr
If you have to be burned at the stake, be a good fellow and collect your own fire-wood.
George Ade
After World War II it was decided that, in order to prevent the Germans and the French from having another war, it would be better to tie them together into one economic pact so they would invest in each other and have mutual stakes. Until now, that has worked to prevent warfare between the two.
Frans de Waal
Katherine Heiny’s work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women’s interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve — and makes you laugh along the way.
Lena Dunham
Penalty shoot-outs are the most high-pressure situation that a goalkeeper will face, and in a World Cup, it’s even worse because the stakes are so high.
Peter Schmeichel
Work with your competitors when the interest of the community and planet are at stake.
Simon Mainwaring
We are living through the most exciting, challenging and most critical time in human history. Never before has so much been possible; and never before has so much been at stake.
Peter Russell
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man would stake his life on it one thousand times. This confidence in God’s grace and knowledge of it makes men glad and bold and happy in dealing with God and with all creatures; and this is the work of the Holy Ghost in faith.
Martin Luther
I love comedy, but more than that, I love comedy that has a message and that has some stakes.
Jermaine Fowler
There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of science, as they do now to burning at the stake in the name of religion.
Kathryn Bigelow
She felt the familiar calmness of an emergency, but she understood the falseness of that feeling, now that it was her life at stake.
Abraham Verghese
As you become more proficient, fewer people can offer you advice, although in truth, that’s when you need it the most because the stakes just keep getting higher and higher.
Brad Alan Lewis
A married man turns his staffe into a stake.
George Herbert
It’s possible to make sense of what’s morally at stake in an appreciation of the gift of life, or the gift of a child, without necessarily presupposing that there is a giver. What matters is that the gift – in this case, the child – not be wholly our own doing, our own product.
Michael Sandel
We must now, in the 21st century, protect democracy, one which rests on fundamental rights for all, regardless of skin color, gender, race or religion. Nothing less than that is at stake.
Martin Schulz
For our country to be safe from terrorists we must stabilize Iraq and show that it can be done and take out these terrorist organizations who would harm Americans. Our freedom is at stake here.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Great is the issue at stake, greater than appears, whether a man is to be good or bad. And what will any one be profited if, under the influence of money or power, he neglect justice and virtue?
In an archery contest, when the stakes are earthenware tiles a contestant shoots with skill. When the stakes are belt buckles he becomes hesitant, and if the stakes are pure gold he becomes nervous and confused. There is no difference as to his skil.
I’ve pretty much given up on the orange. I really have. I just don’t even bother. It’s just either sour, or woody, or the skin’s too thick. It’s very nice when you come across the perfect orange, because it’s really a beautiful experience. But the stakes are too high.
Scott Thompson
Challenging American leadership is not at stake.
Vladimir Putin
It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized everywhere among the officials that the existence or non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake.
Paul von Hindenburg
What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake…spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer’s contribution to culture.
William Albert Allard
The stakes are very high for us in Haiti. We have many important interests there. Perhaps the most important to me is our interest in the promotion of democracy in this hemisphere.
Warren Christopher
King Fahd was also committed to the strong and trusting relations between France and Saudi Arabia. This old friendship, which began with an exceptional link established by General De Gaulle, took on a new dimension under his reign, helped by a shared vision of what was at stake regionally and internationally.
Jacques Chirac
When you’ve got the Daytona 500 out there at stake and everything riding on the line, guys go for it, and the guys that go for it are the ones that are either going to win or they’re going to wreck.
Jeff Gordon
I think there has to be a recognition that, you know, there’s so much at stake now, I mean, the business has changed so much and decisions are made so quickly, in nano seconds basically.
Hillary Clinton
At the end of our lives it is our loves we remember most, because they are what shaped us. We have grown to be who we are around them, as around a stake.
Anna Funder
Faced with the election of a Catholic, our culture is at stake.
Norman Vincent Peale
In our timidity and our shoddy opportunism we are always stirred when a man appears on the horizon willing to stake his all on a conviction.
Clyde S. Kilby
However, given the fact that the State has a controlling stake in the company [Rosneft], it might not be the best course of action when one company under State control buys another one fully owned by the State. This is one point.
Vladimir Putin
Calling home a close finish – And the judge has called for a photo, appropriately for the Bonusprint Sirenia Stakes.
Graham Goode
You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
BAIT GOAT There is a distance where magnets pull, we feel, having held them back. Likewise there is a distance where words attract. Set one out like a bait goat and wait and seven others will approach. But watch out: roving packs can pull your word away. You find your stake yanked and some rough bunch to thank.
Kay Ryan
IMPALE, v.t. In popular usage, to pierce with any weapon which remains fixed in the wound . . . . properly, to put to death by thrusting an upright sharp stake into the body, the victim being left in a sitting position.
Ambrose Bierce
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Benjamin Disraeli
Back in pre-Revolutionary America cruel and unusual punishment meant the rack and burning at the stake… in more recent rulings it has been taken to mean the absence of cable television and denial of sex-change operations, or just overcrowding in the prisons.
Tom Clancy
I’m out there arguing the Labor case. I will do it anywhere and everywhere that I can. I do it within various communities across Australia where I am able to make a positive contribution. And let me tell you, my voice won’t be silenced in the public debate because the issue at stake for Australia are so stark.
Kevin Rudd
Whoever has the most at stake should have the most power.
Neal Brennan
With their survival as an institution and as individual human beings at stake, the Marines have had to ruthlessly and endlessly examine, discard, define, refine, and redefine their approaches to achieve the ultimate in rapid, effective response to dynamic challenges.
David A. Freedman
The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election [2016]. As an example, just one single trade deal they’d like to pass involves trillions of dollars, controlled by many countries, corporations and lobbyists.
Donald Trump
‘Cloud 9’ is an action/romantic comedy that focuses on the competitive world of snowboarding. We have glamorised it to so that all the players are on the cover of magazines, have all the interviews, and be on the television: so it is very high stakes.
Dove Cameron
I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake.
Wesley Snipes
That’s one of the difficult things of being an actor that I’m still not used to. You have to go, you have to show up at these places where you know nobody, and sometimes with really impressive, high stakes people like Roman Polanski.
John C. Reilly
Book burnings. Always the forerunners. Heralds of the stake, the ovens, the mass graves.
Geraldine Brooks
A lot of science started off as magic, where people were burned at the stake for doing science basically.
Larry Wilmore
What I’ve said is we’re going to encourage democracy in Pakistan, expand our nonmilitary aid to Pakistan so that they have more of a stake in working with us, but insisting that they go after these militants.
Barack Obama
The reality is the stakes are very high. If your industry is targeted or your company is sued in a class action, your legal costs will soar.
Jonathan Friedman
There’s a great quote about Virginia Woolf, she had the same spiritual stake in her diaries as she had in her writing.
Sam Abell
Satisfaction is a major player in the happiness stakes.
Ann Widdecombe
The stakes are immense, the task colossal, the time is short. But we may hope – we must hope – that man’s own creation, man’s own genius, will not destroy him.
Albert Einstein
I have just realized that the stakes are myself I have no other ransom money, nothing to break or barter but my life
Diane di Prima
Athirst for personal salvation, the West forgets that many religions had but a vague notion of the life beyond the grave; true, all great religions stake a claim on eternity, but not necessarily on man’s eternal life.
Andre Malraux
You know, parenting is so personal. And we’re all afraid that we didn’t quite get it right. And it feels like the stakes are so high. By we – what if we made a mistake?
Amy Chua
Every congresswoman surely endures the same strains that drive some of her male colleagues to have affairs: lots of travel, families far away, heady work that makes a domestic routine seem distant and boring. But the stakes are much higher for women, because they are still judged by a different standard.
Hanna Rosin
The average parent may, for example, plant an artist or fertilize a ballet dancer and end up with a certified public accountant. We cannot train children along chicken wire to make them grow in the right direction. Tying them to stakes is frowned upon, even in Massachusetts.
Ellen Goodman
Action-adventure, that genre, only works for me if you can care about the characters. If the hero’s not taking some kind of a journey, then there are no stakes – and no stakes, then you don’t care if he lives or dies, wins or loses.
Brandon Lee
When politicians began to see that every last thing that they did in public could be broadcast to a mass audience, the fact that the stakes were so much higher now that every moment became fraught caused them to become more cautious, and the consultants very gradually but inevitably became literal reactionaries.
Joe Klein
I think the American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. The times are too grave, the challenge too urgent, and the stakes too high – to permit the customary passions of political debate.
John F. Kennedy
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
Brad Henry
Stick.” I said in Russian. I had no clue what the word for stake was. I pointed at the silver ring I wore and made a slashing motion. “Stick. where?” He stared at me in utter confusion and then asked in perfect English, “why are you talking like that?
Richelle Mead
When new artists come out and they’re not being cosigned or some company doesn’t have a stake in it, or someone’s not getting paid under the table to produce the whole record or bring it to video, the artist really suffers.
Pharoahe Monch
The friends that have it I do wrong
Whenever I remake a song,
Should know what issue is at stake:
It is myself that I remake.
William Butler Yeats
Criminality is now legal. I guess criminal racketeering these days would be like burning little children at the stake or something. That’s about what it takes to get anyone to care.
Alex Jones
Ionizing radiation may well be the most important single cause of cancer, birth defects, and genetic disorders… The stakes for human health are very, very high in radiation matters. It is essential that people take no chance that conflict-of-interest is producing radiation databases which…cannot be trusted.
John Gofman
The Hebrew language… is the only glue which holds together our scattered bones. It also holds together the rings in the chain of time…. It binds us to those who built pyramids, to those who shed their blood on the ramparts of Jerusalem, and to those who, at the burning stakes, cried Shema Yisrael!
I. L. Peretz
Negroes, like other people, act upon motives. Why should they do anything for us, if we will do nothing for them? If they stake their lives for us, they must be prompted by the strongest motive, even the promise of freedom. And the promise being made, must be kept.
Abraham Lincoln
You know, the Philistines have long since discarded the rack and stake as a means of suppressing the opinions they feared: they’ve discovered a much more deadly weapon of destruction — the wisecrack.
W. Somerset Maugham
Some reviewers call my stories dark – and yes, there is violence and angst, and the stakes are high – but I like to think that the endings are satisfying and hopeful.
Carol Berg
Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another’s life, another’s death, I stake my whole eternity.
Horatius Bonar
I think if anybody had a roll of dice with a lot of money at stake, they would not want Wes Craven and a romantic comedy.
Wes Craven
The question of being is everything. Nothing could be more important or consequential-n othing where the stakes run so high. To remain unconscious of being is to remain asleep to our own reality and therefore asleep to reality at large. The choice is simple: awaken to being or sleep an endless sleep.
Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.
Viktor E. Frankl
Humanity as a species must change dramatically and radically or our survival is at stake.
Eckhart Tolle
Arts and crafts, or getting to be in a play with people, or making a little short film, that’s pure sugar, because the stakes are so low.
David Rakoff
The Constitution’s Emoluments Clause bars the president from earning any compensation from a foreign government. Mr. Trump ought to consider a partial disinvestment from his company by either selling outright or rejecting the proceeds of any stakes with foreign government partners.
Tom Fitton
For the most part, studio movies have huge budgets. They don’t do anything under 30 to 40 million. When you have that much money at stake, you have so many people breathing down your neck.
Penelope Spheeris
My lighting tends to use contrast as a reflection of the stakes in the scene. The higher the stakes, the more I feel I can get away with an exaggerated contrast.
Rachel Morrison
Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.
E. L. Doctorow
I’m reaching for emotion and drama, the drama of the everyday: what happens when you don’t have shelter, food, and clothing. There are some stakes. If you’re displaced or evicted, there’s a suspense: How will you solve that?
Debra Granik
Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I stand by my record. I did some sharp things to get things right – too harsh – but a lot was at stake. But at the end of the day, what have I got? Just a successful Singapore.
Mr. Lee
There really is confusion out there. Finding common ground sounds good. But the reality is, a lot of people on all sides have a stake in the fight.
Charles Haynes
The higher the stakes, the more responsible we have to be. It was with this in mind that I began to build my Green Economy and Climate Agenda.
Jagmeet Singh
Maybe [Donald Trump] is just never dealt with somebody who’s not particularly impressed by his carrying on, but I’m not. So I’m going to stay focused on what’s at stake in this election.
Hillary Clinton
We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
I’ve done things that I wouldn’t ordinarily seem capable of doing. And I’ve proven myself in situations where there’s life and death at stake. And so, I can live with myself knowing that it’s not a matter of guts or anything like that. It’s a matter of willingness to go the length, to transcend yourself.
Jack Kirby
With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should ‘go rogue.’
Sarah Palin
Winners of wars get a standing start in the post-war stakes of remembrance.
Norman Davies
In order to succeed… you have to put a stake in the ground.
Jeff Raikes
I think when I started to write The Mysterious Benedict Society that I had that kind of thing in mind – the notion of having to be able to solve puzzles and riddles because enormous stakes rode upon your ability to do that.
Trenton Lee Stewart
When a sports movie really works, it gets you on all levels, because the stakes are high. It’s black and white. It’s win or lose.
Carla Gugino
I know there are actors we all want to beat up a little. I think it’s important to do whatever it takes, and whatever it takes sometimes involves some physical or mental discipline. There’s a lot at stake.
Ryan Reynolds
What I think is at stake in 2012, is whether the five or six strong conservatives elected to the Senate in 2010 become 10 or 12. And if that happens, it will fundamentally shift the character of the Senate. It will shift the balance.
Ted Cruz
I call for actors burning at the stakes, laughing at the flames.
Antonin Artaud
I loved musicals because I felt like breaking out in song makes so much sense to me because it’s the stakes of how you feel inside!
Betty Gilpin
What’s going on in our country right now is a disgrace. The Hillary Clinton documents released by WikiLeaks make more clear than ever just how much is at stake on November the 8th.
Donald Trump
That’s give [Donald Trump] so much attention. And it’s so funny. There actually have conflicting opinions on women in combat, in the military. So they have all the issues that stake. I’m more concerned with the VA than anything else.
John McCain
Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?
Peter Lorre
People think that, when you’re doing comedy, nothing means anything, that people run around and act crazy. It’s quite the opposite. The stakes are life-and-death.
J. Smith-Cameron
That’s the thing: We didn’t really care. A world without love is also a world without stakes.
Lauren Oliver
I think that ‘Hangover II’ is as funny as ‘The Hangover I,’ honest to God, but I think that it’s a little bit darker, and the stakes are a little bit higher.
Todd Phillips
It is always a danger when you have a big game ahead, but there is only one way to prepare well for our Champions League game – and that is to do well tomorrow. Therefore, I feel there is a lot at stake for us tomorrow. It is a massive game for us.
Arsene Wenger
I always felt like my future was at stake every time I stepped on stage and that was kind of hair-raising. At some point I just went, don’t be frightened, you can’t do anything wrong, it’s your show.
Rickie Lee Jones
It’s my belief that by demonizing Saddam, by raising the stakes in this war to the point where we’re talking about a great moral crusade, that Bush in fact planted the seeds of discontent in the country, because this was fundamentally a limited war with limited objectives and with limited gains.
Rick Atkinson
Universality of the UN is a worthwhile thing in its own self because it means that every country belongs, feels it has a stake, and participates, rather than going away and finding other methods of conducting international relations.
Shashi Tharoor
Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.
Wendell Phillips
I looked him in the eye. “I will always love you.” Then I plunged the stake into his chest.
Richelle Mead
Never underestimate the potential for human stupidity when wealth and power are at stake.
Raymond E. Feist
If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake.
Thomas Jefferson
If I could have him like this in my dreams every night of my life, I’d stake my entire life on dreams and be done with the rest.
AndrГ© Aciman
Skepticism is not a position that you stake out ahead of time and stick to no matter what.
Michael Shermer
If we look on idly, heaven and earth will never be joined. To join heaven and earth, some decisive deed of purity is necessary. To accomplish so resolute an action, you have to stake your life, giving no thought to personal gain or loss.
Yukio Mishima
A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not stake their own.
H. G. Wells
the real stakes in the theater are high – they are life stakes. That’s what I love about it. You gamble with your life, and that’s a gamble worth taking.
Lauren Bacall
There’s a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?
Jon Voight
One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.
Thomas Reed
The world’s attention is increasingly focused on climate change. It threatens our economy, our environment and ultimately our families’ health and livelihoods. For coastal states like Oregon, the stakes are even higher.
Ted Wheeler
Men have died in torture chambers, on the stake, in concentration camps, in front of firing squads, rather than renounce their convictions. The appeaser renounces his under the pressure of a frown on a vacant face.
Ayn Rand
Every film that gets made, and I’m not just talking about ‘Star Wars,’ I’m talking about Marvel, DC, every tent pole film – they seem to just keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. The worlds get bigger, the stakes get bigger.
Greig Fraser
The war correspondent has his stake – his life – in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute.
Robert Capa
If you’re in this business, like any high-stakes business, the highs and lows can make you a manic-depressive person, if you weren’t that way to start with. ‘Cause it’s just so crazy on your psyche. A lot of it has to do with people thinking they’re greater than someone else.
Joan Cusack
I own almost 100 hotels in North America. Some of them are only in management, but some of them we have some small stakes in them.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
Thomas Fuller
As far as I’m concerned, the stakes are always very high. Whether it’s playing at the White House or playing for a group in my own house – you know, one of those soirees I play in. Once I start playing, the stakes are somehow higher, in a way, than any of the context.
Joshua Bell
To stake all one’s life on a single moment, to risk everything on one throw, whether the stake be power or pleasure, I care not – there is no weakness in that.
Oscar Wilde
What is at stake is preserving our relations with the United States. They should not be changed because of what has happened. But trust has to be restored and reinforced.
Francois Hollande
Missionary work will never be what it might be without the help of the members. Stake presidents need to feel some responsibility and ownership of missionary work. The stake president is the one who has the presiding priesthood keys over both the members and non-members in his stake. The missionaries are his helpers.
James E. Faust
Questioning the status quo can result in banishment, imprisonment, ridicule or being burned at the stake, depending on your era, your locale, and the sacred cows you wish to butcher.
Gene Spafford
Competition for the future is competition to create and dominate emerging opportunities-to stake out new competitive space. Creating the future is more challenging than playing catch up, in that you have to create your own roadmap.
Gary Hamel
Can individual psychic wounds really heal in an abusive and fragmented society? Audre Lorde has a poem which begins, “What do we want from each other/ after we have told our stories?” Where do we go to explore our stake with others in such a society?
Adrienne Rich
Television is a good training ground for aspiring stars. You can experiment and get away, imbibing the positive and viable aspects. Whereas, in cinema, the stakes are high. If something goes wrong, the film falls flat.
R. Madhavan
We’ll be competitive with organized labor, we’re also competitive with regular, unorganized labor, working people who see their stakes and their future in the plans we’re putting forward to move Massachusetts forward.
Deval Patrick
The tax code is a monstrosity and there’s only one thing to do with it. Scrap it, kill it, drive a stake through its heart, bury it and hope it never rises again to terrorize the American people.
Steve Forbes
In a weird way, it’s not different from any other kind of joke-telling. You make those calculations about jokes about celebrities: is this a fair hit or not? The stakes were higher because the whole world was crumbling around us, but in terms of joke-telling, it’s all about feel.
Michael Schur
In Bollywood, the film’s stakes are as high as the actor. In Hollywood, they are way above, and the day we realise this in our industry, we will start appreciating actors.
Ali Fazal
You have a great deal of yourself on the line, writing- your vanity is at stake. You discover a tricky thing about fiction writing; a certain amount of vanity is necessary to be able to do it all, but any vanity above that certain amount is lethal.
David Foster Wallace
Playing black, I put great stake in the Ruy Lopez: I liked it, feel it, and understand it; in matches with Hjartarson and Timman it served me well. – on preparing for World Championship versus Garry Kasparov
Anatoly Karpov
We can’t take a slipshod and easygoing attitude toward education in this country. And by “we” I don’t mean “somebody else,” but I mean me and I mean you. It is the future of our country-yours and mine-which is at stake.
Henry Ford II
Men, you are in a battle. You are in a war. The stakes of this war and its casualties are higher than a checkmark in the win or loss column. Lives will be lost. Eternities will be shaped. Destinies will either be discovered or dismissed. Dreams will be attained or relinquished.
Tony Evans
The World Cup only comes around once every four years and is the absolute pinnacle of our sport. It is something we dream about as players. It is a reason why many of us started playing this game. I know myself, my teammates will be focused on what’s ahead and what’s at stake.
Jozy Altidore
I’m drawn to this range, that’s for sure, but I suppose the thing that most appeals to me about Mandelstam is the sense you get from every poem that everything – the poet’s very soul – is at stake.
Christian Wiman
To raise positive kids, we as parents must identify the qualities necessary for success, convince our children that they have the potential for success, and show them how to stake their claims in life.
Zig Ziglar
Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.
Ann Oakley
Nah. I got it. Just try not to stake Jean-Luc again if you meet up with him. (Acheron) I can’t help it. All you fanged people look alike in the dark. (Tabitha) Yeah. I know what you mean. All you soul-full people look alike to us, too. (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I’m not in the Shakespeare stakes. I have no ambition.
Ian Fleming
Sometimes, daily life doesn’t match the high stakes that you feel! And I feel like that is wrestling. Wrestling actually makes sense to me.
Betty Gilpin
Don’t you see what’s at stake here? The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet.
Walter Reisch
As citizens, we must prevent wrongdoing because the world in which we all live, wrong-doer, wrong sufferer and spectator, is at stake.
Hannah Arendt
Every choice you make has higher stakes – or that’s how it feels.
Sheila Heti
But they don’t use law-they use law for their interests. They don’t go by law, international, federal, local-nothing! They go by whatever is expedient to protect the interests that are at stake.
Malcolm X
At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.
Pope Francis
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry A. Kissinger
In general, liberals fear conservative judges far too much. In almost all areas, in fact, they dramatically overstate the stakes.
Benjamin Wittes
‘High Stakes’ was a very bad movie that I was cast in as a lead.
Dave Foley
For many years the stakes were clear. There were the Arabs attacking us and us defending ourselves, so basically there were no real problems [between the United States and Israel]. Now there are many small cells, and each of them can destroy on their own. Some can arrive at New York and kill thousands of people.
Shimon Peres
You get in trouble, you have to evaluate: Is it worth getting into trouble again? It’s a lot easier to make that decision when you have a career at stake.
Robert Iler
If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds. Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze.
Carl Sagan
Maybe I could do it.” Darius shot him a dry look. “You want to try to get back into your house after the fact? Wellsie will stake you through the heart and leave you for the sun, my friend. Tohrment winced. “Good point” “And then she’ll come looking for me.” Both males shuttered.
J.R. Ward
I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
Jean Giraudoux
The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake. This isn’t the kind of problem that can be solved overnight, but with everyone working together, it can be solved. So, let’s move.
Michelle Obama
Cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Caesar, by planting it full of stakes (and had, no doubt, put up a notice-board).
Jerome K. Jerome
I did not design this game; I did not name the stakes. I just happen to like apples; and I am not afraid of snakes.
Ani DiFranco
To preserve one’s mind intact through a modern college education is a test of courage and endurance, but the battle is worth it and the stakes are the highest possible to man: the survival of reason.
Ayn Rand
Dracula, who said while they drove a wooden stake into his heart, Boy, I sure hope this is heartburn. Never got a dinner!
Red Buttons
Seriously, I don’t care if feminists hunt me down and burn me at the stake, that man crooked his finger at me, I’d follow him into a bank and rob it at his side.
Kristen Ashley
We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.
Martin Buber
Oil depletion and climate change will create an entirely new context in which political struggles will be played out. Within that context, it is not just freedom, democracy, and equality that are at stake, but the survival of billions of humans and of whole ecosystems.
Richard Heinberg
Any time you get into a presidential campaign and the stakes are so high, all candidates – they want to be in complete control whenever they can. And you can’t blame them for that.
Bob Schieffer
When you cannot achieve a majority, it’s a good idea to get rid of minority stakes.
Mathias Dopfner
every idiot who goes about with a ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.
Charles Dickens
If the Arab world today looked like Tunisia, it would be a huge blow for the extreme ideologies. But Tunisia needs more support than it is getting, particularly from their close neighbors in Europe who have a great stake in North Africa.
Paul Wolfowitz
The fallacy is that you have to hold some sort of stake in the grief or horror in order to write about it – I think the opposite is true.
Richard Flanagan
When you’re starting out as an actor, you keep raising the stakes. First, you just want to be a character who comes on stage and gets a laugh or two and exits. Just five minutes on a stage, not even Broadway. But every time you say your little prayer at night, you place more demands.
Charles Kimbrough
Nothing less than the fate of the planet is at stake… No place on the planet can remain an island of affluence in a sea of misery.
Maurice Strong
Let’s go tell everyone we meet that, when the American dream is at stake, you want Barack Obama in charge.
Deval Patrick
Any time your life is at stake and you can’t find even one woman to come forward and say, ‘This is a good man,’ your problem isn’t what kind of woman THEY are. Your problem is what kind of men YOU are.
Pearl Cleage
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that the believer would stake his life on it a thousand times.
Martin Luther
Xenophobia doesn’t benefit anybody unless you’re playing high-stakes Scrabble.
Dennis Miller
Irrational barriers and ancient prejudices fall quickly when the question of survival itself is at stake.
John F. Kennedy
Love is tested in so many ways. How do I articulate this? Two people are together. There are stakes, strife, struggles, all these things that make us fall for someone, love someone even more, leave someone.
Ian Somerhalder
People need to believe that they can participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives and have a stake in the societies in which they live
Jacqueline Novogratz
History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.
Naguib Mahfouz
To eat with a fuller consciousness of all that is at stake might soundВ  like a burden, but in practice few things in life afford quite as much satisfaction.
Michael Pollan