Quotation Explorer - 'Quo'

The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo. - Bob Iger
When a woman reads a romance novel, she is putting her own pleasure first. That small act of rebellion is perceived as a threat to the status quo. It’s also why this eternally popular and profitable genre has been scorned, ridiculed and dismissed. - Maya Rodale
We are all bounded with each other on the basis of our beliefs and values; when we question those values, we are certainly left alone, away from our families, friends and the dear one. And that is a cost benefit analysis we all make and we keep satisfying ourselves with the status quo of situations. - M.F. Moonzajer
People think about life in terms of changes, not levels. They can be changes from the status quo or changes from what was expected, but whatever form they take, it is changes that make us happy or miserable. - Richard H. Thaler
When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn’t see it. He can’t. He’s average. And is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo. - George Saunders
Seniority has nothing to do with intellectuality, your individuality wins the majority or minority, simply because you maintained the status quo of your peculiarity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
NGOs have a complicated space in neoliberal politics. They are supposed to mop up the anger. Even when they are doing good work, they are supposed to maintain the status quo. They are the missionaries of the corporate world. - Arundhati Roy
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. - Laurence J. Peter
You can change any status quo, stand out, walk by faith and not by sight and things will definitely go well with you. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Innovation is deviance which means that the rebellious personality is a natural resource for practical creativity. As an innovator, you need to reject the old to establish a new, better, status quo. And one of the most powerful sources of newness is the rebel or maverick, mind. - Max McKeown
Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender, or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Every threat to the status quo is an opportunity in disguise. - Jay Samit
Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo. - Robert Byrne
Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are the very cornerstones of any democratic society. I firmly believe that it is the very right to question the status quo that allows a society to develop and prosper.
Quid quo pro - you cant get something from nothing . - Carlous Ruiz Zafon
I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas. - Johnny Cash
It did not last: the devil howling "Ho! Let Einstein be!" restored the status quo.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'. - Ronald Reagan
Now I think that a true liberal will always prioritize individuals over the group, will always prioritize heresy over orthodoxy, will always prioritize the dissenting voice over the status quo. - Maajid Nawaz
question the status quo; rebuke the existing rules, though it may be at the discomfort of the masses. They may however come to a later realization that it was really worth it and you may now have the status quo - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
remember when God has answered you, it no longer matters who has been against you but for Him to answer you and change your story, you have to make up your mind to disobey the wrong order, change the status quo and BE DIFFERENT! - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
It is the people who innovate that inspire, and innovation is not born of the status quo. - Michele Jennae
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood. - Gloria Steinem
I firmly believe the key difference between living a life fulfilled and a life of status quo is courage. Unless we find the courage to follow our Heart’s Wisdom the wisdom of our Highest Self we may never know the fullest joy that the Universe has in store for us. - Valerie Rickel
Tough topics are only tough for those who don't want to approach conversation, who don't like problematizing the status quo and nuancing the narrative. - Monica O Montgomery
Stand up for who you are. Reject the status quo! - Tara Adams
Awesome ‪‎Leadership‬ is encouraging others to take initiative,challenge what is status quo improve it and feel pride in their commitment~bns~ - Bluenscottish
You can provide the conditions for the motivation of others and the leadership to help them find a way but they must have the intrinsic spark, the desire, to move, to overcome the inertia of the status quo and change things. - Graham Speechley
Have the STRENGTH to say no to the status quo. Have the WILL to listen to the deepest desires of your heart.Have the COURAGE to ACT on and live out your intent. - Richie Norton
Women at the top are the ones chosen to be there by men and not eliminated by women, a dual filter that excludes most witches: those with brilliance and originality and those capable of disturbing the status quo. - Heather Marsh
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