Top Beijing Quotes

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1. "Beijing's Olympics were very grand - they were trying to throw a party for the world, but the hosts didn't enjoy it. The government didn't care about people's feelings because it was trying to create an image."
Author: Ai Weiwei
2. "The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people."
Author: Alexander Haig
3. "Beijing didn't go the way I planned and I would have liked to have performed a little bit better personally. After Beijing that is what stuck in my mind. I want a better Olympic finish."
Author: Alicia Sacramone
4. "Edward Snowden may not be a Chinese mole, but he might as well be. He's just handed Beijing a major score, while the NSA struggles to pick up the pieces - and the rest of us pay the price in terms of future national security."
Author: Arthur L. Herman
5. "I had a good chance when I went to Beijing and the guy who beat me, I'd beaten him three weeks before and he went on to win silver."
Author: Billy Joe Saunders
6. "Our policy for the last many years has been to deter the Chinese government in Beijing from ever coming into the position where they thought they had enough leverage over the U.S. to cross the Straits of Taiwan."
Author: Bob Filner
7. "I was still young when I missed Beijing. I was favourite to win a medal but I knew I had time. My coach advised me to stay at school and finish my exams. Even if I had gone and won the Olympics, I might not have handled the pressure. So I moved on."
Author: David Rudisha
8. "Every case involving cybercrime that I've been involved in, I've never found a master criminal sitting somewhere in Russia or Hong Kong or Beijing. It always ends up that somebody at the company did something they weren't supposed to do. They read an email, went to a website they weren't supposed to."
Author: Frank Abagnale
9. "I've had meetings with Fidel Castro. I've had meetings with Kim Il-Sung. I've had meetings with other dictators. I've met with the Butcher of Beijing. You know, I think it's important to hear, you know, each other's perspective."
Author: Gary Ackerman
10. "But what will happen, and I got this from reliable sources, is that the International Monetary Fund will skedaddle from D.C., possibly to Singapore or Beijing, and then they're going to make an IMF recovery plan for America, divide the country into concessions, and hand them over to the sovereign wealth funds. Norway, China, Saudi Arabia, all that jazz."
Author: Gary Shteyngart
11. "Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful."
Author: Jahangir Khan
12. "It will be interesting to see if Seoul's urban vocabulary of numerous, ever-present interactive screens will translate to other cities such as Beijing, London, and New York. It will also be intriguing to see if smaller cities and towns adopt aspects of Seoul's screen culture throughout Asia, Europe, and North America."
Author: Jan Chipchase
13. "Stalin's first move, uncharacteristically, was to apologize to the Chinese comrades for having underestimated them: "Our opinions are not always correct," he told a visiting delegation from Beijing in July, 1949. He then went on, however, to propose the "second front" the Americans had feared: [T]here should be some division of labor between us. . . . The Soviet Union cannot . . . have the same influence [in Asia] as China is in a position to do. . . . By the same token, China cannot have the same influence as the Soviet Union has in Europe. So, for the interests of the international revolution, . . . you may take more responsibility in working in the East, . . . and we will take more responsibility in the West. . . . In a word, this is our unshirkable duty.56"
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
14. "So, I lived at the Beijing Opera, I ate there, I learned a craft. And the money we made went into the company."
Author: John Lone
15. "Fu dogs," Puck mused as we approached the doors, hopping over shattered pillars and crumbling archways. "You know, I met a Fu dog once in Beijing. Persistent bastard chased me all over the temple grounds. Seemed to think I was some kind of evil spirit.""Imagine that," Grimalkin muttered, and the Wolf snorted with laughter. Puck flicked a pebble at him."
Author: Julie Kagawa
16. "I feel very sorry for the one or two North Korean defectors who were caught by Chinese police while entering South Korean or foreign embassies in Beijing, but their arrest drew the whole attention of the world."
Author: Kim Young Sam
17. "I have a lot of bitter memories from Beijing. Hopefully, we can erase those memories and bring the gold back to Japan."
Author: Kohei Uchimura
18. "I used to see Estee Lauder's ads everywhere in the subways of Beijing, and I thought how wonderful it would be if the model on them was myself!"
Author: Liu Wen
19. "Beijing Coma took me 10 years to finish."
Author: Ma Jian
20. "I left Beijing in 1987, shortly before my books were banned there, but have returned continually."
Author: Ma Jian
21. "The Beijing Olympics represent China's grand entrance onto the world stage and confirmation of its new superpower status."
Author: Ma Jian
22. "In February of this year I returned to China to research my next book. The authorities know about the novels of mine that have been published in the west, including the latest one, Beijing Coma, about a student shot in Tiananmen Square, but so far have allowed me to return."
Author: Ma Jian
23. "Published in this month's Harper's, from a conversation held in Beijing in February 1973:Chairman Mao Zedong: Do you want our Chinese women? We can give you ten million.U.S. National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger: The chairman is improving his offer.Mao: We can let them flood your country with disaster and therefore impair your interests. In our country we have too many women, and they have a way of doing things. They give birth to children, and our children are too many."
Author: Mao Tse Tung
24. "I went to China for a brief working visit, and I thought that Shanghai was interesting, but Beijing totally grabbed me."
Author: Marcus Brigstocke
25. "I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home, so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese."
Author: Mira Sorvino
26. "I was in Beijing a month ago working on the smoke project in collaboration with an architect there, and I was asked very directly whether it was safe to breathe in the smoke. They did not have confidence in the museum not to use harmful smoke, and they certainly didn't have confidence that the city would protect them from harmful smoke."
Author: Olafur Eliasson
27. "It took years, honestly, to deal with the disappointment of Beijing."
Author: Ryan Hall
28. "I'm aware that there is a bigger, far more complicated world out there than I'd ever realized, and just like the students at Beijing University, I've glimpsed it only fleetingly, peripherally. I've sensed the vast expanse of my own ignorance now. I feel antsy and constricted and a deep, almost sexual yearning for velocity, for some sort of raw, transcendent experience that I cannot even begin to articulate."
Author: Susan Jane Gilman
29. "Beijing? Freedom? Oil and water."
Author: Victor Robert Lee
30. "I know my Beijing medal has been a watershed moment in the history of Indian boxing , but personally speaking, I would like to better it in London."
Author: Vijender Singh
31. "I went to Beijing for the Olympics and was literally right across the track from Usain Bolt. And when he gets to full stride, for every two steps the other guy's taking, he's just taking one."
Author: Wendell Pierce
32. "Although the general security situation for the Beijing Olympics remains stable, we still face the challenges of terrorism, separatism and extremism."
Author: Zhou Yongkang

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