The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it's all the same.
I want to praise activists through the years. I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
It's funny how most activists are pacifists.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals.
I've never done anything else in my life other than preach and be an activist. Way before I was known.
It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some sort of leader among gay activists, whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.
Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists.
It's been important to me to be a good activist, a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer, and a good entertainer. You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate lines as best I know how.
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
I don't call myself a white supremacist. I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights.
While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.
Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really 'empathy' and 'understanding.' He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
I have referred to myself as an accidental activist on more than one occasion.
An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community, whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally. It is an admirable quality.