Quotes with despite
It's been a week from hell, but on the other hand, when I was able to look out the window at the sunshine and life, I said that I've been really lucky. This is a condition, despite the fact there's a high, high curability rate, that you have to work at it. It's like anything else that you do that matters, it takes work to be good at it.
In an interview in 2010, talking about undergoing cancer treatment.
Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I'm still proud of those days. I feel like I was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement, and I hope I did my part to help it move forward. So, I kind of wear the label of 'Bathhouse Betty' with pride.
In Houston Voice, October 23, 1998.
I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the road blocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
During his re-election victory in Chicago on 11/7/2012.
See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome.