Stand Up Quotes

Having two kids, I don’t get out to see stand up much anymore.

— Adam McKay

Would-be drug companies must either produce medicines that stand up to federal scrutiny, demonstrate that their data has value to other companies, or go out of business.

— Alex Berenson

I was so shy, I couldn’t stand up in front of people and speak. Now I’m in the next big three Bollywood movies.

— Amy Jackson

For me, the most enjoyable type of singing is opera. It allows you to move, to wear a costume… to do something with your body. When singing in concert, you have to stand up in front of the audience, next to the conductor, which is less natural.

— Andrea Bocelli

I started out being a stand up and writing my own material. That took me to ‘Talk Soup,’ where I was writing and performing for TV.

— Aisha Tyler

My dad always told me to stand up to bullies, and Bill O’Reilly is kind of a bully, and he’s the kind of kid who hits other kids on the playground. And when you hit him, he runs to the teacher and says, ‘Teacher, sue him.’

— Al Franken

I charge my wealthy clients a lot and put 10 per cent in a fund which I use to pay the expenses of my poorer clients. When the government gangs up on the poor schnook in the street, someone has to stand up for him.

— Alan Dershowitz

For free-speech principles to be reinforced and free-market ideas to win the day, more people are going to have to stand up and be heard.

— Andrew Breitbart

I’m not a fighter. If there’s something going on that I really feel strongly about, I’ll certainly stand up but I pick my battles.

— Analeigh Tipton

If the hairs on my neck stand up while I’m writing, I figure the reader will get the same kind of shock.

— Andrew Pyper

I started doing stand up when I was 19. Because I was underage at the time, at certain clubs I would be forced to wait outside until it was my time to go on stage. Then I would do my set, walk off, and be kicked out again.

— Anna Akana

I hope the business sense that artists like Jay-Z and Nelly are showing rubs off on the young players. I want somebody to stand up and say, Look, these kids got it going on. We want to be a part of them.

— Antonio Davis

The rule of the game was never assume that anybody, however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture. If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason, I should move.

— Abraham Pais

What the American people want to see in their president is somebody who not necessarily can win every fight, but they want to see him stand up and fight for what he believes, take his case to the American people.

— Bernie Sanders

Here is what the practical impact of Citizens United means. What Citizens United means is that corporations call hundreds of millions of dollars into television ads, radio ads, and other forms of advertising to defeat those candidates who stand up and take them on.

— Bernie Sanders

I love stand up, but every year, the road takes a little more out of you.

— Bill Engvall

Stand up comedy is this thing you get to do, so you have to treat it with respect. You can’t just be like, ‘Alright, I got my hour down, people are coming to see me now. Now, I’m going to lean on the mike stand.’ No, you gotta work even harder now. You got to top what you already did. Because they’ll find someone else.

— Bill Burr

What’s right and good doesn’t come naturally. You have to stand up and fight for it – as if the cause depends on you, because it does.

— Bill Moyers

I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you’re going to stand up there, take your vows, and be married to them for the rest of your life.

— Blake Shelton

No matter whether it’s someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights.

— Brigitte Bardot

Washington is out of control, and it’s time for Texans to stand up and stop them.

— Bill Flores

I could probably stand up and have a press conference and thank 100 guys within that Denver organization, along with all those teammates I played with.

— Brock Osweiler

When I put something on, and I stand up much straighter, that’s when I love to wear clothes.

— Bonnie Wright

I think behind closed doors people behave differently no matter what period we’re looking at, because people have to stand up straight in public but can slouch behind closed doors – can you imagine wearing those corsets?

— Brenda Blethyn

I think it’s so important as an artist to stand up for what you believe in, and I think that if equal rights is something that you really believe in, and you have a voice that people listen to, and you need to share that – I think that’s really important.

— Betty Who

I think most people, even if they say they hate horror movies, there’s that feeling you get inside that you love. I mean, I love it. I love to have the hairs on the back of my neck stand up or get that chill up my spine.

— Barry Watson

Ballet is good, because it makes you stand up tall.

— Carine Roitfeld

What’s profound and exciting is the way young people are taking advantage of the fact that the Internet enables everyone to have a megaphone. It enables everyone to stand up and say, ‘I deserve to be heard, and I demand that you listen.’

— Chelsea Clinton

We believe – we believe that, if we tell the people the truth, that they will act bigger than the pettiness we see in Washington, D.C. We believe it is possible to forge bipartisan compromise, and stand up for our conservative principles.

— Chris Christie

I think it’s really great when you stand up for something that you really believe, even if you get heat for it.

— Christina Aguilera

We will have to stand up for and promote the power and promise of free markets and free peoples, and affirm that American preeminence safeguards rather than impedes global progress.

— Condoleezza Rice

Americans, at our best, stand up to bullies and fight those who seek to demean and degrade others.

— Cory Booker

Johnny Rotten. He’s a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he’d stand up and holler. He’s funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don’t think he’s a jerk because he isn’t.

— Captain Beefheart

I stand up for other people, I’m very protective of people around me. If I feel like somebody is getting a bad rap or being unfairly picked on, I will stand up for them, absolutely.

— Christina Ricci

When you stand up there and do a press conference, it’s a very preoccupied moment. You’re standing in front of cameras people are watching you it’s not so easy to be at ease.

— Christine Quinn

It’s not whether you fall or make a mistake, it’s what you do when you fall. And I say you stand up. You keep standing up. It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you stand up.

— Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

After doing comedy for a while and knowing how hard it is to do physical comedy right, I learned how incredibly talented the Three Stooges really were after re-watching old episodes. They still stand up!

— Carly Craig

I love stand up and it keeps me grounded, to say the stuff I have been thinking without anyone changing it.

— Cedric the Entertainer

You don’t have to be a brilliant historian to know that in Europe, messing with countries’ borders, messing with their self-determination, their ability to choose their own futures, this is extremely dangerous, and that’s why I think it is important to stand up to Putin.

— David Cameron

And of course I didn’t make any money from stand up for years, so I had temp jobs. That was the way I made money.

— Demetri Martin

To me, the stand up part in my life is great. I know I can do that. When I get an acting chance, I’m really thrilled.

— Don Rickles

I’ve seen stand up comedy, and after a while you start to notice that a lot of people are doing things that are like a lot of other people. There can be a bit of a herd mentality, and that’s obviously less interesting because there’s less going on. I’m just being totally frank with you.

— Dylan Moran

We have a moral responsibility to stand up to Donald Trump, and that’s what we’re going to do.

— David Brock

TIVO executives stand up and say, ‘Well, we’re not getting rid of commercials, but we are letting them fast forward, because people like commercials, and if they see one that they like they stop and watch it.’ I mean, please.

— Dick Wolf

I’m going to stand up for what I need to do, not what everybody else wants me to do.

— DeAngelo Williams

You put on the military outfit, and it definitely tightens everything up and makes you stand up straighter.

— Diego Klattenhoff

You cannot just switch football on and off it’s intense. There were times when I probably shouldn’t have got involved in certain things and said certain things, but you feel that sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe. Maybe the supporters looked to me to stand up as well.

— David Dunn

I’m an honest, hardworking conservative leader who will stand up to Washington and fight for Nebraska.

— Deb Fischer

As an artist, I gotta stand up to my own work.

— Edward Ruscha

We’re losing our way as a society. If we don’t stand up, if we don’t say what we think those rights should be, and if we don’t protect them, we will very soon find out that we do not have them.

— Edward Snowden

The stand up, everything was accidental. I never grew up and was the class clown and had to get the attention. It was – it really is, I have a career despite myself.

— Ellen DeGeneres

When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano’s is the most ungainly rock’ n’ roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.

— Elton John

One of the biggest misconceptions about me is that I’m a comedian, which I’m not. A comedian is someone who can stand up in front of an audience and make you laugh. I’ve never done stand-up and I never will. I’m a comic actor. My comedy comes through my characters.

— Eugene Levy

I am the people, I’m not the pig. You got to make a distinction. And the people are going to have to attack the pigs. The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs. That’s what the Panthers is doing, that’s what the Panthers are doing all over the world.

— Fred Hampton

Yes, I’ve been in an igloo. They’re surprisingly cozy and warm – small, though, you can’t really stand up in some.

— Gary Paulsen

I hope that people will see that we don’t have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.

— Gary Johnson

Heroes have a rough time because they stand up when they ought not to, they speak when they ought not to they always have to go that extra mile.

— George Foreman

Don’t forget, I’ve been fired by studios I’m not the studio’s guy. I’m a guy who can work with studios, but if you ask any studio, I stand up to these people.

— Glen Mazzara

There’s so many ways to do stand up, and I think for awhile, people weren’t really maximizing the freedom of it.

— Greg Fitzsimmons

As a stand up, and often in acting, there is no place for the most intense feelings. Rage, genuine sorrow, naked hope… These things don’t fit on a comedy stage and if you act you’ll get to express them once in a while. Music is a place for the intensely personal.

— Hal Sparks

Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.

— Harvey Milk

If you can say the lyrics almost like a poem and they stand up, that’s a great thing. Some songs have great lyrics and I don’t like the melodies, and vice versa.

— Harry Connick, Jr.

I was taught to be demure, so it was harder for me to learn how to stand up for myself and go, ‘What do I want? What are my desires?’

— Heather Graham

I want people who will stand up to me. People who are not afraid to say exactly what’s on their minds, even though that’s probably not what I want to hear. That’s what I want.

— Henry Kravis

For me, rockabilly is very, very exciting music. It’s electric and kind of wild, you know? It’s ‘make your hairs stand up on the back of your neck’ kind of music.

— Imelda May

An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.

— Irwin Shaw

In many ways, history is marked as ‘before’ and ‘after’ Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down.

— Jesse Jackson

We need someone who is going to stand up, speak up, and speak out for the people who need help, for the people who have been discriminated against.

— John Lewis

We need someone who will stand up and speak up and speak out for the people who need help, for people who are being discriminated against. And it doesn’t matter whether they are black or white, Latino, Asian or Native American, whether they are straight or gay, Muslim, Christian, or Jews.

— John Lewis

Relatively mild gusts of wind blow some trees down. Graceful palm trees, for example, are lovely to look at but will not stand up in a heavy wind because they are not well anchored.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

Remember that in the early days of the feminist movement, they refused to have a leader different women would just stand up and speak. The early feminists were very careful to not put what was spontaneously arising back in the old bottle.

— James Hillman

Under a death penalty statute that is going to stand up to constitutional muster, you look at the aggravating circumstances and the mitigating circumstances.

— Janet Reno

When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up.

— Jennifer Granholm

In concertos, I stand up, and I conduct with the bow when I’m not playing. During symphonies, I sit, but sometimes I stop playing to conduct. Being seated in a section allows me to feel more like we’re playing chamber music, which is how I like to approach it.

— Joshua Bell

As the 2016 presidential race kicks off, candidates on both sides of the aisle are promising to stand up for the middle class. Voters deserve to know that anyone who champions Obamacare cannot honestly say she or he is also a champion of middle-class Americans.

— John Barrasso

As Christians, it’s our duty to stand up for what we believe – that’s called testifying.

— Johnny Van Zant

As members of Congress, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, not the Republican or Democratic party. I have been willing to stand up to my own leadership when it’s in the national interest.

— Jackie Speier

I try to be as honest and open as I am with everything that I do because it’s just, um, It helps me, you know, like whether it’s stand up or singing or act. I just try to stay true.

— Jamie Foxx

I’ve been fortunate that when Frank Sinatra was in concert, he would say, ‘Here’s a song by a wonderful young songwriter, Jimmy Webb,’ and I’d be in the front row and stand up. That gets people talking about you.

— Jimmy Webb

Although I was entirely relaxed on camera, if I had to stand up and say something to an assembled group of people, I was rendered all but inarticulate.

— Jessica Savitch

Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We’re Americans. We’re Americans, and we’ll never surrender. They will.

— John McCain

You can take a handful of dollars, a good story, and people with passion and make a movie that will stand up against any $70 million movie.

— Jason Patric

Trying to give an individual a voice has always kind of been my mission in my life. As an actor, I’ve always seen that was something that needed to be done. You need to find that voice inside of you so that you can stand up and be who you really are.

— Johnathon Schaech

If a kid is being bullied at school, my advice to them is to punch the bully in the face. The government can create as many boards, commissions, and informational sessions on sensitivity that it wants. The fact is, we still have bullies, and we still have victims who are trained not to stand up for themselves.

— Joe Wurzelbacher

All young men can relate to that moment where they have to – or, rather, attempt to – stand up to their dads with their own ideas of what they want for their own lives.

— Jovan Adepo

And I’m hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what’s been done to me is wrong, and that-that people’s personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future?

— Jeff Gannon

You see, the thing is, if you don’t do anything to your face, and you get old, and you can stand up, and you can remember your lines, the work is there.

— Judy Parfitt

As a standup comedian, you have to develop a sense of fearlessness. It’s really important for your livelihood and your well-being. And if you don’t do that, you’re going to fail you’re never going to be able to stand up on the cliff and jump off.

— John DiMaggio

So I will stand more steadfastly for the things I stand up for, like people who work for a living. I’d like to be able to stand that way when I go to Congress.

— John Murray

A lot of times, working in stand up, you’re by yourself, and so you just have to rely on yourself only… but I like working in an ensemble.

— Josh McDermitt

A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.

— Lenny Kravitz

As a female athlete, I think it’s really important to stand up on a podium and represent females and what we’re capable of, and I always try to make political statements with what I do rather than with headlines.

— Lizzie Armitstead

Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.

— LL Cool J

I’m not a big fan of Women’s Liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they’re due.

— Loretta Lynn

There are consequences if you stand up for what you believe. Heck, you might – you might lose your sponsors if you’re a talk show host or if you’re running for office, you know, people not give to you or people might not vote for you.

— Louie Gohmert

I’m definitely an animal lover, and I stand up for all animals’ rights.

— Laura Mennell

I’ve never really considered doing stand up, but I have done readings/spoken word things fairly often in which I’ll just tell a bunch of stories and run off at the mouth. I’m a big tangent person.

— Laurie Notaro

I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I went to camp to learn boxing. I was 12, and my coach was 24. I felt like if I could fight him, I could stand up to anyone.

— Liam Payne

When a profit-seeking company proposes to take citizens’ private land away for its own gain, people should stand up for their rights.

— Louis Bacon

A fact is like a sack – it won’t stand up if it’s empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.

— Luigi Pirandello

When you’re so consistent, people have to stand up and take notice. I don’t think people recognise or praise consistency enough.

— Katie Taylor

I try to live tolerance in my own way, which is why, as a politician, one of my key priorities is to stand up for human rights.

— Keith Ellison

The fact is that Hillary Clinton could not stand up to a cheating husband, so how in the world would she stand up to North Korea and some of our other enemies around the globe?

— Kellyanne Conway

I stand up for what I believe. I don’t know if it’s always paid off for me, because I’ve been ridiculed and humiliated.

— Kevin Costner

Wipe the tears away, stand up, be a man, run your business, find a way.

— Kevin Plank

If one of my colleagues wants to block a bill, they should stand up in front of the American people and explain why.

— Kirsten Gillibrand

I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves.

— Kristen Bell

When I get up there, maybe I’m nervous for the first song, but then I get into it. It’s a lot of fun to stand up there. I always enjoy the moment when I’m actually standing on stage. When I’m done, I’m like, ‘Oh, I want to play one more song.’

— Kygo

It’s a hard thing when you’ve got guns pointed at you, to still stand up for what you believe in. Jimmie Lee and his family did that, and several others.

— Keith Stanfield

I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender, sensitive, beautiful human being. A lovely person. Very gentle. She would never stand up for her rights.

— Kim Novak

I’ve learned that I don’t need much sleep, and that I am able to really stand up for the things that I think that are important and that there are a lot of people out there who agree with me.

— Kerry Healey

We didn’t ever want ‘Tarzan’ to feel like he was just a man. We didn’t want him to stand up straight or wave good-bye. We wanted to make sure he always had that piece of gorilla in him, that he always had an animal attitude about him.

— Kevin Lima

If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.

— Marian Wright Edelman

You have to develop ways so that you can take up for yourself, and then you take up for someone else. And so sooner or later, you have enough courage to really stand up for the human race and say, ‘I’m a representative.’

— Maya Angelou

I’m not hugging the Guantanamo location, but our right to hold people under the laws of war as enemy combatants, I think, is unarguable, and we need to stand up for that.

— Michael Hayden

All religions teach the same basic thing, that you have to stand up for those that are considered the worst.

— Michael Moore

When you feel powerful, you are willing to stand up for your rights, you are willing to stand up for what you believe in, you’re more willing to stand up and be counted.

— Margaret Cho

In my stand up, I think I try to be less energetic because I feel embarrassed about how much enthusiasm I have. There’s something about acting like I don’t care, or if I act like I haven’t spent enough time on it, it seems to go better. If I act like I’m really trying to sell it, it doesn’t go as well.

— Maria Bamford

I don’t like the women who stand up for the empowerment of women at the expense of men. They try to demonize men, and they try to suggest men all want to keep us down, which is one of the reasons why I don’t like that label ‘feminist.’

— Megyn Kelly

We all must make hatemongers unwelcome in our towns and communities. And we must stand by the heroes in this struggle, the police and county prosecutors who stand up to the extremists.

— Max Baucus

We’ve got to stand up for ourselves. That is, draw some lines, make it clear that after awhile, we’re not going to get bullied or pushed around, because I think there are some in China who want to push the United States around. They want to bully us.

— Max Baucus

The time is here for you to stand up for what you know is right. You must judge right from wrong. No longer can you be complacent or go with the flow or wonder what to do. You must decide now which path you will follow and which answer you will give. Decide well in advance, before the pressure is on, what you stand for.

— Margaret D. Nadauld

At some point the rhetoric runs out, and we have to ask ourselves, ‘Are we simply going to standby while somebody’s rhetoric is good, but their actions are so lousy?’ Are we going to stand up for that?

— Matt Gonzalez

As a policy maker, I have to stand up for the rights of all my constituents, regardless of their faith.

— Mike Quigley

I come from a blue-collar town – and being from that place, you learn not to let anybody take advantage of you. You don’t let people mistreat you. You stand up for what’s right.

— Mo’Nique

Someone who is comfortable, someone who is happy, you see them immediately sit up, stand up and feel better about themselves. If you’re able to capture that in a picture, that’s the most beautiful picture you can ever take of someone.

— Nigel Barker

I took group lessons at a rink near my home. We first had to learn how to stand up on the ice wearing skates. Eventually we learned to move forward, but soon found out that it was not that easy to stop! So that was our next important lesson.

— Nancy Kerrigan

I attend Internet conferences all the time, and they literally make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

— Natalie Massenet

Because Larry, by then, was a drummer, who would sort of get bored and tired, and rather stand up and blow kisses to people. So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.

— Neil Innes

When people stand up and talk about the great success that the EU has been, I’m not sure anybody saying it really believes it themselves anymore.

— Nigel Farage

What can I say that will make people that are in recovery want to stand up and support Recovery Month? A friend of mine said, ‘You know, the fact that you did a really honest book and it changed people’s lives, that’s something to talk about.’

— Nikki Sixx

You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.

— Paul Robeson

As an entertainer, I try to do projects that reflect a woman having the ability to stand up for herself.

— Priyanka Chopra

Animals don’t have anyone to protect them. If we don’t stand up, the people who are harming animals will never get stopped.

— Paul Rodriguez

If you stand up for women, then don’t bash me.

— Olivia Munn

And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted.

— Richard Attenborough

From her first superheroine role in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ – which earned $275 million globally in 2001, back when that was real money – Jolie has been the one actress who can stand up to any male star and stare him down.

— Richard Corliss

American Muslims – young American Muslims in particular – are starting to understand that unless they are willing to stand up for all the other oppressed communities in this country, including those discriminated against for their gender or sexuality, then no one will stand up for them.

— Reza Aslan

There’s places where a secure fence will work, and that strategic type fencing will work. But the idea that people can easily just stand up and say ‘let’s just build a fence’ and be done with it and wipe our hands, and it’s going to secure the border, that’s not reality.

— Rick Perry

We stand up and proudly proclaim that Washington is not our caretaker and we reject a state, in Margaret Thatcher’s words, a state that takes too much from us to do too much for us.

— Rick Perry

Somebody’s going to have to stand up to ISIS. It is a threat. When we have Americans beheaded, when we have people posing as refugees and become terrorists as in France, this is a scary time in the world.

— Rick Scott

The direction is going the right way for respect for aboriginal people in North America, and all we can do is stand up and say, ‘Please do it faster.’

— Robbie Robertson

I think we have to ask this administration, and the President specifically, about using their political capital now to stand up for the American consumer who is getting clobbered by these gasoline and oil prices.

— Ron Wyden

When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience, you really are a man without any clothes on. And that can be fun – it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are, I suppose. I quite enjoy it.

— Richard Thompson

I’m not Charlie Chaplin and will never, ever claim to be. But when I become the ‘Tramp,’ I can feel the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

— Rob McClure

I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They’re always misunderstood, but they’re the ones who are standing up for human rights.

— Richard Hatch

To catch a wave, to stand up – it was just life-changing. There was nothing that even came close. I quit playing all other sports – by the time I was eleven, they were toast.

— Rob Machado

There’s a new television generation coming in every five or 10 years, and the classic stories stand up to being redone.

— Rebecca Eaton

I remember, when I was a kid, watching my mother jam herself into her girdle – a piece of equipment so rigid it could stand up on its own – and I remember her coming home from fancy parties and racing upstairs to extricate herself from its cruel iron grip.

— Susan Orlean

I have personally seen Ted Cruz stand up and fight on the issues that matter the most to conservatives, even when it wasn’t popular in Congress.

— Sam Graves

To me, bravery is to stand up for what you believe in.

— Sophie Turner

Personally, I don’t have a Twitter account. I like to be in control of the way the stand up of Stewart Lee is perceived, I don’t want to have to engage with individual people. Also, when I do look at it, loads of factually inaccurate things about me are written.

— Stewart Lee

A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up.

— Suzi Quatro

I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.

— Stephen Baldwin

My point is simply this: I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.

— Stephen Baldwin

I think this Occupy Wall Street thing is great. I think that is a good thing and that people need to stand up, voice their opinions, and be heard.

— Simon Baker

As I said, if you don’t stand up for yourself, people aren’t going to think that you can stand up for them.

— Sidney Blumenthal

It’s absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history, of who they are, in order to be able to project their values and stand up for them.

— Sidney Blumenthal

I’m really tall, and I used slouch and think it was really uncool to stand up straight – now I wish I hadn’t been quite so dumb!

— Sarah Parish

I’m an honorary ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, and I’m also associated with St. Jude’s.

— Sofia Vassilieva

If they’re willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain, as many did, then I should surely stand up for them here in the halls of Congress.

— Stephanie Tubbs Jones

If Republicans are going in the wrong direction, I am still willing to stand up against them.

— Steve Scalise

People are not impressed by watching interviewees cry. People recognize chat shows with personalities as the trivial things that they are. They’re not designed to be deep. Quite frankly, people in show business don’t stand up to in-depth scrutiny.

— Terry Wogan

There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right’s utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word ‘freedom’ that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all.

— Thomas Frank

When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.

— Taylor Swift

Every time I could possibly be doing stand up, I am.

— T. J. Miller

Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our hearts, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in.

— Tabatha Coffey

The Senate Majority Leader has the unilateral ability to stand up and say, ‘If you defy Congress, if you defy the Constitution, if you defy the American people, none of your nominees will be confirmed.’

— Ted Cruz

People do not come to a Penn & Teller show to see a magic show. They just don’t. They come to see weird stuff that they can see no place else, that will make them laugh and make the little hairs stand up on the backs of their necks.

— Teller

Seven hundred thousand people who have dementia in this country are not heard. I’m fortunate I can be heard. Regrettably, it’s amazing how people listen if you stand up in public and give away $1 million for research into the disease, as I have done.

— Terry Pratchett

The darkest experiences in a human being’s life allow that person to either go deeper and stay depressed or get the strength to stand up stronger than ever, and that’s my case.

— Thalia

I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.

— Tina Turner

Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok?

— Thomas Sowell

Those issues are biblical issues: to care for the sick, to feed the hungry, to stand up for the oppressed. I contend that if the evangelical community became more biblical, everything would change.

— Tony Campolo

If I can stand up when I’m 80, I’ll be happy to cruise around on a skateboard. If I feel like my skills are fading, I just won’t do it publicly.

— Tony Hawk

Listen, Bruce Lee fought out of anger. That’s why they call it the ‘Fists of Fury.’ Michael Jackson danced with fury. I do stand up out of fury. I’m not mad at anybody. I’m not mad at any human being because I’m a human being.

— Tracy Morgan

The content and thematic materials of dance is, of itself, like boxing. You play tennis and baseball. But boxing is not a sport you play: you stand up and do it.

— Twyla Tharp

We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.

— Tom Coburn

You think you would react one way when a situation develops and, and when the sharp shells are flying, you don’t quite stand up like you think you might.

— Walter Cronkite

The Ukrainians don’t have the military means to stand up to Russia, but we haven’t helped them militarily, either.

— Wesley Clark

Polisse’ is the sort of cop thriller where people do things like angrily bang on a desktop or sweep everything off it. If it happens once, it must happen six times. But every time it did, I wanted to stand up and cheer, which I’ve never wanted to do for any such thriller.

— Wesley Morris

In general, questions are fine you can always seize upon the parts of them that interest you and concentrate on answering those. And one has to remember when answering questions that asking questions isn’t easy either, and for someone who’s quite shy to stand up in an audience to speak takes some courage.

— Vikram Seth

Trump has the courage to stand up to Wall Street, to the K Street lobbyists, and say our trade deals have not been best for the ordinary, average citizen American.

— Virgil Goode

The bravery shown by Azza Suleiman who dared to stand up for another woman who was being beaten, and paid a heavy price in doing so, is both awe-inspiring and humbling.

— Vivienne Westwood

At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state – a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself.

— Vladimir Putin
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