Top 101 Confrontation Quotes

Here we have the best Confrontation Quotes from famous authors such as Rain Dove, Jamal Khashoggi, Terry Bradshaw, Rand Paul, Charles Kennedy. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

Confrontation makes me nervous.
Confrontation makes me nervous.

Saudi Arabia needs friends. We are in a war in Yemen, in a confrontation with Iran, so we need friends like Canada, Europe.

I don’t like confrontation.

The West is in for a long, irregular confrontation – not with terrorism, which is simply a tactic, but with radical Islam.

We Liberal Democrats believe in dialogue. We believe in cooperation with both sides of industry and between both sides of industry. And we believe in the language of cooperation. We reject the language of confrontation.

However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises.

Warren E Burger
Lawmakers in both political parties have often acceded to unionsrequests to avoid political confrontations or to curry favor. They have pushed difficult choices into the future.

I’d like to be more assertive when it comes to confrontation. I’m fine on the pitch, but off the pitch, I’m a bit of a softy.

‘Death with dignity‘ is our society‘s expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life’s last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature‘s ongoing rhythms.

One of the great themes in American literature is the individual‘s confrontation with the vast open spaces of the continent.

Confrontation is something that I accept as part of the project though not its purpose.

All confrontation is based on deception.

We’ve got to take confrontation out of the centre of politics. With fighting, no one wins; with dialogue, everyone wins.

I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you’re making a horror film doesn’t mean you can’t make an artful film.

I never thought that Syria and Israel should engage in a violent confrontation because I don’t think that there is any particular interest for any of us to do it.

Malaysia is particularly sensitive: we have three races here and 29 different tribes. If you allow people to say what they like, there will be violence, confrontations, and all that. We need stability.

When there’s a status quo, usually what shakes everybody up is some sort of military confrontation, at which point we all come running and screaming to pick up the pieces.

In a confrontation with the politics of power, the soft center has always melted away.

Lord Hailsham
The first confrontation I had with an Aussie wine was a well-known Cabernet/Shiraz and it reminded me of boiled sweets. I find a lot of Australian wines unsubtle.

Ecstatic absurdity: it’s the confrontation with meaninglessness.

With Faith No More, even though we’re a bunch of old men, what I remember about our best shows is some sort of confrontation with the audience.

We engage in the public institutions of work and school and club and team, because it is there that we find meaning and purpose. But sometimes when we engage, we find confrontation not affirmation.

We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race.

I have several times made a poor choice by avoiding a necessary confrontation.

There are certain kinds of second-tier confrontations which the U.S. does not need to get directly involved in. However, even in the second tier of problems, our intervention as a friend to both sides is important.

Any encounter, any situation in which there was a confrontation between us as children and our own parents, or teachers, when we did something daft, can arouse amazement and delight in our children. Theres something wonderful about knowing that our own parents were fallible.

I think of protest as confrontation and disruption, as the end of silence.

Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.

Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.

I don’t avoid confrontation, people should know that.

I’m not afraid of confrontation. It doesn’t have to be an argument. We all have a voice. And they are all worth listening to.

Fear runs our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are. You have to understand your relationship with fear. Whether you’re scared of getting into a relationship; or taking the new job; or a confrontation – you have to size fear up.

When I got signed, I had just turned 16. I felt like I had to continuously have these confrontations with older men who were doubting my ideas because I was a woman, because I was 16.

Australia can no longer afford to go down the path of confrontation and fragmentation which has embittered and disfigured so many aspects of the national life.

Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.

Liberty and security are often in direct confrontation and must be balanced in a way that protects us without destroying what is worth protecting.

Foucault’s genius is to go down to the little dramas, dress them in facts hardly anyone else has noticed, and turn these stage settings into clues to a hitherto un-thought series of confrontations out of which, he contends, the orderly structure of society is composed.

Emigration is no longer politically homogenous and is no longer called ‘exile,’ with the new migrants and new generations of Cubans and despite the minority and extremist current that still promotes confrontation between Cubans living abroad and their homeland.

I don’t like confrontation; I just like to sing.

I can’t stand confrontation, which maybe is a character flaw. But having said that, I do feel like when I do get upset – which is rare, as my husband and family would say – I have a hard time letting go.

Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community.

We must choose dialogue over confrontation, and peaceful settlement of disputes over unilateral acts of imposition.

Terrorist groups and their extremist state sponsors cannot be fought with kid gloves and flowery words of persuasion. As the U.S. has displayed in Afghanistan and in Iraq, only a vigilant and determined campaign of confrontation can deter and obstruct them.

I have a very hard time with confrontation in my own life, and I end up being way too nice.

Missi Pyle
The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all.

Quite a few of the dogs that come back from Afghanistan or Iraq or police dogs that are involved in violent confrontations where there’s gunfire can in fact exhibit the symptoms and suffer from PTSD.

Better talk than fight, if nothing of sovereign value is anyway lost. Dialogue has achieved more than confrontation in many parts of the world.

I remember one time I wrote something very, very critical about Wilt Chamberlain. The next time I saw him – and Wilt was not a man, as huge as he was – he was not a man of confrontation. And we were in the Lakers locker room. And he sent Jerry West over, and he said, ‘Frank, Wilt would like you to leave.’

Social change doesn’t happen in the Arab region through dramatic confrontation, beating, or indeed, baring of breasts, but rather through negotiation.

Certainly the existence of these huge nuclear force was important for the ultimate confrontation, let’s say, over western Europe. You just can’t use them to deal with a situation like Afghanistan.

Lloyd Cutler
You gotta get into some confrontations sometimes to get the right result on the floor, but I think the bulk of our membership wants us to work out problems before a bill comes to the floor.

A lot of people have problems with public confrontation, but it doesn’t worry me at all. I can handle myself. I know my martial arts.

Once a major military confrontation occurs, North Korea will definitely be annihilated.

Kim Young-sam
I wanted to try and trace the genuine origins of ‘Johnny‘ and how he so successfully staged this takeover of ‘Michael Pennington.’ ‘Johnny’ is a contradiction to who I am as a person. I’m not very good at confrontation, I have a tendency to internalise and to carry things around.

My first boxing experience came at around 14. There was always confrontation in the area I grew up in. My mentality, I’ll be honest, was if someone tries it with me, I want to be able to knock them out.

I’m opinionated, and I’m comfortable with confrontation. I’m very happy to say if I believe the opposite of what you think.

I’ve always been really shy. I was always afraid of any kind of confrontation.

I don’t like confrontation. I don’t care about it. If someone tries it with me, they will be talking to themselves because I don’t listen.

Russia does not want confrontation of any kind. And we will not take part in any kind of ‘holy alliance.’

Vladimir Putin
More often than not, CEOs are conflict-avoidant because their role is to define vision and strategy than it is to get into confrontations with negative and toxic people which they can’t stand.

Stadium tunnels are often tight and filled with testosterone. With that combination of a confined space and emotions running high you get the ideal scenario for confrontation.

Putting somebody else in crisis mode and causing them to make quicker decisions, urgent decisions, rather than prolonged, more logical decisions can be very advantageous. So, to be successful in business, you have to understand the power of confrontation and how to use it correctly.

He seems to want confrontation not only with the legislature and with the other elected officials, but he wants constant confrontation in order to be center stage on the television screen.

Bill Scott
I had, back in March of 92, Wrestlemania 8, just after that is when I had a major confrontation at home and very nearly lost my family and I wrote a book about it.

I like the concept of escalating warfare, but you need someone to fight back in order for things to escalate. If there’s no confrontation or argument going on, it’s too dull for me. I think that’s the nature of the prankster: Things are too quiet. What can I do?

All of my life, when things got too difficult, I folded up the tent and went to bed. I couldn’t stand a challenge… I was terrified of confrontation. I was very laid-back, and just wouldn’t get involved or fight back.

To me, form is not something that you can plan beforehand, especially for a documentary. You can’t write it or sketch it. It requires a confrontation with reality, with history, with ethics and morals. After identifying good content, you have to find the right form to express that content.

I hate confrontations.

I believe that it’s important to not just shy away from confrontation.

The bigger confrontation is the one an individual has with itself.

Direct confrontation, direct conversation is real respect. And it’s amazing how many people get that.

I have always been scared of confrontation. My therapist says it stems from my fear of abandonment.

War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced.

There is one confrontation scene toward the end of the picture. In the middle of the scene, I thought, That’s Sean Connery! I don’t know how else to describe Sean Connery. I still feel that way.

I got into direct confrontation with everybody I love.

Any confrontation, such as a verbal one with the United States, would be harmful for everybody.

Alain Juppe
My boyfriend and I have finally learned how to embrace confrontation as something that will only help us as a couple.

I think it’s hard to know how one deals in situations of confrontation until you’re actually in there, so I’m not going to speculate on what I would do.

Lets be honest: I’m an athlete, not an entertainer as much. So as an athlete, I am a guy who likes the physical confrontation of the football field. I like playing nose-guard; I like having two 350 pound guys trying to rip my head off.

I’m not good at confrontation. I know my strengths. I like company. And I am not a great arguer… I do find it much easier talking to people I like about things we both like.

If some nation says to us, ‘You can have aid, but you have to end confrontation,’ then I say, ‘Go to hell with your aid.’

I don’t think that confrontation always leads to a solution.

Everybody certainly has the right to defend themselves. That’s not to say that they should defy common sense by avoiding or diffusing confrontation. And that’s very, very important.

When people look at one thing from one perspective, they certainly fail to get the whole picture, and that is the main reason for the majority of misunderstandings that sometimes lead to bloody confrontations.

Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren’t about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that.

I’m a shy person whose very presence has become a confrontation. I think that’s true of a lot of queer people.

If you’re sitting across the table from someone, the geometry of the situation says ‘confrontation.’ If you’re walking with somebody, you’re heading in the same direction, and the spatial dance you’re doing is a little more cooperative.

Scott Kim
I cannot do confrontation. You know that fight or flight thing? I’m flight. I just don’t want the argument.

I’m very influenced by Mike Leigh and the way that he always has these climactic confrontations, like in ‘Secrets and Lies‘ and ‘High Hopes,’ in which the ensemble cast meets in one location.

In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner‘s foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.

I’m too frightened of confrontation, so I will always tip – even if the service has been really shoddy.

In life, you don’t have a level of confrontation and the nonsense you run into when you’re a CEO. CEOs aren’t born.

Consciousness permits us to develop the instruments of culturemorality and justice, religion, art, economics and politics, science and technology. Those instruments allow us some measure of freedom in the confrontation with nature.

You have to give the press confrontations. When you give them confrontations, you get attention; when you get attention, you can educate.

The niqab, for some, has become an antiestablishment symbol around which one can rally and relish in the opportunities for confrontation that it provides.

Not death but disease is the real enemy; disease, the malign force that requires confrontation. Death is the surcease that comes when the exhausting battle has been lost.

When armed people from Hamas and armed people from Fatah are standing opposite each other, there is more likely to be a confrontation amongst them.

All science is based on models, and every scientific model comprises three distinct stages: statement of well-defined hypotheses; deduction of all the consequences of these hypotheses, and nothing but these consequences; confrontation of these consequences with observed data.

Maurice Allais
Past records of inter-Korean relations show that confrontation between fellow countrymen leads to nothing but war.

I do not like confrontations in New York City.

President Johnson put destroyers in harm’s way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it.

Daniel Ellsberg