About authority quotes:

  • You come back from war, and you have a certain authority to talk about war. -- Phil Klay
  • Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No. -- John Mellencamp
  • I believe that there's a way to question authority with manners, with dignity. There's no reason to be rude about it. -- Nicolas Cage
  • Be the authority on your product/company. You should know more about your product than anyone else alive if you're writing a blog about it. -- Robert Scoble
  • I can write with authority only about what I know well, which means that I end up using surface details of my own life in my fiction. -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • If you care about other people, you might try to organize to undermine power and authority. That's not going to happen if you care only about yourself. -- Noam Chomsky
  • Sometimes I read about someone saying with great authority that animals have no intentions and no feelings, and I wonder, 'Doesn't this guy have a dog?' -- Frans de Waal
  • One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen. -- Robert A. Heinlein
  • You always hear about delegation, but people make the mistake of delegating and not following up. I give authority, but I stay in touch. Otherwise it doesn't work. -- Wayne Huizenga
  • Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do. -- Rudy Giuliani
  • Authority figures are so irritating. Because they always tell you to do things for reasons that aren't very good. That sums up what authority is about for me. -- Rupert Everett
  • Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about. -- Richard Attenborough
  • Real spiritual authority has to do with the truth of the actual words being spoken, and the spirit of the person behind the words. Really, authority is about truth: honest-living truth. -- John Ortberg
  • I've been writing about growing old for some time, really from the beginning of my career. It's something I'm apparently hung up about and now that I am old, hopefully I speak about it with some authority. -- Loudon Wainwright III
  • A lot of actors say that theater's the thing for them. And that's great, and I'm not one to speak with any authority about it because of not having done it properly. For me, movies are what I love. -- Christian Bale
  • I think of myself as unconventional, I guess. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what's expected - despite wanting to get some recognition through performing - but also not always wanting to do the expected thing. -- Kim Gordon
  • When you're talking about an authority figure oppressing against people, it's the people that hold that authority figure up. If you want to get free of this bondage, then we need to think about ways to free ourselves rather than looking to the oppressors to free us. -- Keith Stanfield
  • You can look at Bad Religion, and, really, almost everything I've ever done was an exercise in creativity. I've always had a desire to challenge and question authority, and that's where the fire inside comes from. I challenged authority out of a desire to make things better, not to be nihilistic about it. -- Greg Graffin
  • Science isn't about authority or white coats; it's about following a method. That method is built on core principles: precision and transparency; being clear about your methods; being honest about your results; and drawing a clear line between the results, on the one hand, and your judgment calls about how those results support a hypothesis. -- Ben Goldacre
  • You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime. -- Thomas Paine
  • I'm not wild about accepting responsibility without authority. Why should my people be? -- Wilbur L. Creech
  • I can't speak with authority about Emeka Anyaoku. I just didn't know him that well. -- Bob Hawke
  • The less people know about what is really going on, the easier it is to wield power and authority. -- Prince Charles
  • Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect. -- Wm. Paul Young
  • Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect. -- Wm. Paul Young
  • The nice thing about citing god as an authority is that you can prove anything you set out to prove. -- Robert A. Heinlein
  • For intellectual authority, the appropriate version of Descartes 's cogito would be today: I am talked about, therefore I am. -- Zygmunt Bauman
  • Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. -- Rudy Giuliani
  • The eyes of such a nation (living godly) shall view a land that stretches afar. Talking about global influence, authority, dignity and respect. -- Sunday Adelaja
  • An intellectual may be defined as a man who speaks with general authority about a subject on which he has no particular competence. -- Irving Kristol
  • When it comes to holdouts, there's a presupposition that the player is some angry rebel who's defying authority and only cares about the money. -- Leigh Steinberg
  • The only people I have ever seen paint successfully, consistently, with great authority, unselfconsciously and without fear of failing were about four years old. -- Brian Johnson
  • The right is absolute ... government has no authority to forbid me from owning a firearm ... the debate is not about guns. It is about freedom. -- Tom McClintock
  • Be yourself. Don't pretend that you know something you don't. Don't create the appearance of fake authority. Speak about the things you really care about. -- Agnieszka Holland
  • When the man who knows all about the fruit fly chromosomes finds himself sitting next to an authority on Beowulf, there may be an uneasy silence. -- Brand Blanshard
  • That's the thing about independently minded children. You bring them up teaching them to question authority, and you forget that the very first authority they question is you. -- Susan Sarandon
  • Take dance music: I like enough of it and its history to be able to say a word or two about this or that record, but I'm nobody's authority. -- John Darnielle
  • I think the approach to Islam as a tradition is helpful. Tradition helps us to focus on questions about authority and temporality, and about the language used in relation to the two. -- Talal Asad