Stake Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Stake Quotes from famous authors such as Judy Smith, Mike Parson, Stuart Hall, Frank Carlucci, John Shelby Spong. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

When you’re working in crisis situations, people have a tendency – particularly the media – to stake out your house.
Judy Smith
The economic importance of maintaining strong trade relations with our two closest neighbors cannot be overstated. Any decision negatively affecting the free flow of trade from Missouri to Canada and Mexico would have undesirable economic consequences. Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars are at stake.
Mike Parson
Popular culture is one of the sites where this struggle for and against a culture of the powerful is engaged: it is also the stake to be won or lost in that struggle. It is the arena of consent and resistance.
Stuart Hall
Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States, and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that he’s moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons.
Frank Carlucci
We’ve got to deal with the fact that the church has been violently prejudiced against gay people. We’ve murdered them; we’ve burned them at the stake; we’ve run them out of town for something over which they have no control. And that’s immoral.
John Shelby Spong
My number one goal was to be the best fighter ever in the Octagon. I think I can hold hands with many who can stake that claim.
Tito Ortiz
For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything, I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God – upon the assurance that, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts.
Henry Norris Russell
As I see it, we are all connected and share a stake in our collective future. We are all part of a greater picture. I greatly encourage businesswomen everywhere in the world to take personal responsibility, stay connected to their own intuition and unique potential, work hard, deal with reality, but don’t give up.
Shari Arison
From the standpoint of democratic legitimacy, it’s a problem if half the electorate, or close to it, declines to vote, not least because they may not feel much of a stake in the whole process.
Cass Sunstein
I have such respect for guest actors. They don’t know all the characters as deeply as the regulars, and the cast isn’t your family, so you have more at stake.
Brenda Strong
My judgment is that research in ‘Star Wars’ is going to fail, and I believe this so strongly that I’m willing to stake my professional reputation on this. I don’t believe anybody is going to build this thing.
Dave Parnas
Syriza is what it is: a radical, left-wing party that feels the pulse of the times, knows what’s at stake, and is after a wide consensus and unity for political change in Greece. This is something that departs from the narrow limits of the radical left.
Alexis Tsipras
When people have their own money at stake, it’s a lot easier to find and settle on practical, no-nonsense solutions to engineering problems than is ever the case in the complex and endless deliberations of a government bureaucracy.
Robert Zubrin
Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany’s final fate is at stake.
Franz von Papen
When Czar Ivan III took a liking to the Judaizers, they were invited to Moscow, where they managed to convert so much of the court nobility in the last decades of the fifteenth century that traditionalists felt the need to counter the trend through selective burnings at the stake.
Tom Reiss
It’s not in my mission to work against Euroskepticism; it’s my mission to work for fair markets. In antitrust, what is at stake is, in some ways, as old as Adam and Eve because it is about greed, to get more.
Margrethe Vestager
So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career, it’s not so much because I have less at stake but more a sense that I’ve learned more.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Don’t you see what’s at stake here? The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet.
Walter Reisch
The right to vote gives every eligible American a voice in our electoral politics. There’s too much at stake to stay silent as this right is eroded.
Martin O’Malley
When you play a semi-final, it is impossible to be tired. You know how much is at stake.
Luka Modric
I always felt like my future was at stake every time I stepped on stage and that was kind of hair-raising. At some point I just went, don’t be frightened, you can’t do anything wrong, it’s your show.
Rickie Lee Jones
I love working if it’s with people who are capable of having a good time. People with a little bit of enjoyment of what they do. If it’s enormous pressure, and people feel that their lives are at stake, then it’s agony. So I try to pick projects where I feel like I’m going to avoid those traps.
Alan Arkin
Companies the size of PepsiCo is like running a little republic, there is no question about it. The only difference is that I don’t have to worry about the media hounding me every day, on every word that I say. I have a board of directors that runs the country in the interest of the stake holders.
Indra Nooyi
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Martin Luther
In Parliament, you need to ensure that there is a diverse and well-rounded group of individuals who are coming together to speak on behalf of national interests. I want to represent the voices of young Singaporeans who feel that they want a stake in this country, who want to have their voice heard.
Nicole Seah
The thing is that my father’s story helps to communicate what was at stake with my mother, and my mother and father had so much a partnership that his story is integral to her story, as her story is to his – really, her story can’t be told without his story.
Rory Kennedy
My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.
Leon Kass
Oracle v. Google is a vast, sprawling piece of litigation over the Android platform, one where the billions of dollars at stake were the least-significant possible consequence of the lawsuit.
Sarah Jeong
Practices for me, when your team is not going really well, it can stake a lot of stink out of the air.
Barry Trotz
Obviously understand what’s at stake, and keep going. You just have to keep going, keep playing.
Jayson Tatum
Oftentimes, I feel like the clock is on, and there’s money at stake, and you gotta get up there and dance for grandma, and it better be great, and you better get it right.
Jessie Mueller
The first Iraq War was one of necessity because vital U.S. interests were at stake, and we reached the point where no other national-security instruments were likely to achieve the necessary goal, which was the reversal of Saddam Hussein’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
Richard N. Haass
In the U.K., there’s absolutely no money for television. So you can do pretty much whatever you want. They’re not losing money on any of the shows, so they’ll give you a lot of creative freedom. In the United States, there are millions and millions of dollars at stake, so they need a sure formula.
Kristen Schaal
Obviously everybody can’t go to the convention, but if you’re staying away from the convention because you disagree with a style or some substance of Donald Trump, that’s a mistake because we’ve got our country at stake.
Asa Hutchinson
It certainly should not surprise us that a young person without any real stake in a legitimate occupation or career may get into trouble more easily. Such persons readily accept the idea that they have been unjustly deprived of money, status, and opportunity.
Robert Kennedy
Jazz is an interesting music. It’s one of the few forms of music where everyone that’s performing the music has a creative stake in the music. In jazz, everyone’s improvising, and everyone’s creating at the same time.
Kamasi Washington
I have always been very into pagan hairstyles. If I were alive a long time ago, I would probably have been burned at the stake.
Hailey Gates
Work with your competitors when the interest of the community and planet are at stake.
Simon Mainwaring
My dear sisters, whatever your calling, whatever your circumstances, we need your impressions, your insights, and your inspiration. We need you to speak up and speak out in ward and stake councils.
Russell M. Nelson
Researchers, treatment providers – we all have a stake in the drug hysteria game.
Carl Hart
With so much at stake maybe I’ll just leave now.
Robert B. Parker
I don’t want to make a 100 hundred million dollar movie I have no stake in.
Zal Batmanglij
Big nerves are for when you are 15-year-old and you go for a make-or-break trial at Real Madrid. That’s when you have the biggest life change possible at stake.
Lucas Vazquez
The death of compromise has become a threat to our nation as we confront crucial issues such as the debt ceiling and that most basic of legislative responsibilities: a federal budget. At stake is the very meaning of what had once seemed unshakable: ‘the full faith and credit’ of the U.S. government.
Deborah Tannen
I think the most important leadership lessons I’ve learned have to do with understanding the context in which you are leading. Universities are places with enormously distributed authority and many different sorts of constituencies, all of whom have a stake in that institution.
Drew Gilpin Faust
But you can make good radio, interesting radio, great radio even, without an urgent question, a burning issue at stake.
Ira Glass
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
Brad Henry
I think today the players are too nice to one another, but that might change with the unbalanced schedule, with teams playing each other more and more. When you face each other that much, with that much at stake, something’s bound to happen.
Dennis Eckersley
I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily.
John Mayer
The need for some venture of faith still remains; one must stake one’s life upon something.
Henry Norris Russell
The American stock market is a profoundly useful and mature idea that our society has created. We as a society have said, ‘Let’s take the best industrial creations of our people and break up ownership into pieces so everyone can own a stake.’
Baiju Bhatt
Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
Friedrich Schiller
We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us.
Maria Cantwell
We all have a stake in ensuring that all students have the schools they deserve and that communities are leading this effort, not being left behind. To do that, we must challenge unchecked charter expansion and the forces driving it.
Randi Weingarten
There’s a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?
Jon Voight
Connie Bennett, the guys used to stake her, she was so good.
Norman Lloyd
A national primary election would electrify the people and give them a larger stake in the outcome.
Leopoldo Lopez
You know, they were returning to the language of the people and trying to use musical language, particularly as Copland did to create a musical language in which all Americans would feel that they had a stake.
Michael Tilson Thomas
I never criticized Modi. All I said was that Modi cannot be a chief minister and still nurse prime ministerial ambitions. I only suggested that he should resign as the chief minister and then stake his claim to be prime minister.
Raj Thackeray
Convention serves a purpose: It gives life meaning, and without it, one is in a constant existential crisis. If you don’t have the imposition of family to remind you of what is at stake, something else will.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
We Christians should be aware that there’s something at stake in cultural participation that we wouldn’t have been concerned about if all we did was worry about the messages in culture.
Dallas Willard
Back when Saddam Hussein was in power, the Americans didn’t care about his crimes. When he was gassing the Kurds and gassing Iran, they didn’t care about it. When oil was at stake, somehow, suddenly, things mattered.
Sam Richards
People who have no stake in society are the least likely to have respect for it.
David Lammy
In the sequence where I am burned at the stake, everything was so casual and hazardous that the bottom of my dress caught fire, and the grips became hysterical as they tried to pull me off the stake.
Barbara Steele
There’s a good argument to be made that companies that are private, where they’re run by partnerships, where everybody has true stake in them and they’re not playing with other people’s money, that by default it’s a safer system, because you really have skin in the game. You really own the company.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
The film business seems to attract rules more than any other business. I don’t know why it does. I think it’s because there’s so much money at stake.
Steven Knight
There’s a lot of money with a lot of big law firms that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the right language to convince the right jury that my client is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty.
Frank Luntz
I contribute in many different ways to the team. I’ve played a hell of a lot of games in my career, and you can stake any argument on the stats.
James Milner
There is humor in the darkest of moments – People who I have loved and passed away, and very high stake situations where you can’t help but laugh. I think that’s very human.
Rose McIver
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
J. Donald Walters
What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake… spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer’s contribution to culture.
William Albert Allard
We’re being challenged to do something so profound, it’s unprecedented in the history of our species, and there couldn’t be more at stake. It’s not even our species at stake; it’s the whole dream of life on earth that’s taken 4.5 billion years to realize – all this beautiful pastoral life on earth.
In my experience, most federal prosecutors, at every level, are seeking to make a name for themselves, and the best way to do that is by prosecuting some high-level person. While companies that are indicted almost always settle, individual defendants whose careers are at stake will often go to trial.
Jed S. Rakoff
This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life?
Leelee Sobieski
You have to be a free speech absolutist if you want to be an 8chan admin because if you’re anything else, you’re gonna get burned at the stake.
Fredrick Brennan
Elderly parents tend to think their relationship with their middle-aged children is smoother than the children do. Adult grandchildren, who have little stake in pulling away from their grandparents, tend to describe that relationship as less rose-colored than do Gram and Gramps.
Robin Marantz Henig
Performances are always more interesting to me when something is at stake.
Kirsten Prout
Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent’s life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.
Charles Krauthammer
The decision to use military force should always be one made with the utmost caution, with U.S. interests at stake, and with the consent of Congress.
Chris Gibson
Our destination programming allows us to put a stake in the ground and create a showy tweak that is story driven, with products that are inspiring to our customers, and the content doesn’t expire at the end of the show but continues to live on in various formats on multiple distribution platforms.
Mindy Grossman
Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.
Ann Oakley
It took 35 years, but the time was well spent and I think I have established a good stake in the future.
Johnny Olson
Premium hands are simply few and far between when large pots are at stake.
Daniel Negreanu
As a new entrepreneur, you need a stake in the game, but you can’t risk it all.
Alexa Von Tobel
I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
Jean Giraudoux
By having a direct stake and involvement with the process of plants growing, of having your hands in the soil and tending it carefully and with love, your world and everyone’s else’s world too, becomes a better place.
Monty Don
As a boy, without experience, never having spoken in public in my life, for any length of time, never ten minutes at once, I was called to preside over a stake of Zion.
Heber J. Grant
Mitt Romney’s energy policy is a relic of the 19th century. We need a 21st century plan. The fate of the planet is at stake.
Bernie Sanders
Let’s go tell everyone we meet that, when the American dream is at stake, you want Barack Obama in charge.
Deval Patrick
It’s harder and harder to find a spot within a day’s drive of Los Angeles with enough vacant grass or even sand or dirt to stake a tent on.
Ken Berry
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
Hannah Arendt
I have an understanding of how much is at stake in football, how much money is at stake, how much investment there is and what it means to the fans. It’s an emotional game. It’s a focal point for communities. It’s escapism for fans. Sport is a wonderful thing but it is just that: sport. It is my job.
Nigel Pearson
When you’ve got the Daytona 500 out there at stake and everything riding on the line, guys go for it, and the guys that go for it are the ones that are either going to win or they’re going to wreck.
Jeff Gordon
Look, I think the public generally understands that what’s at stake in Afghanistan is American security, number one.
Paul Wolfowitz
One of the reasons that Thatcher promoted home ownership is that it promoted responsible citizens with a stake in society. But another reason was that those people would tend to be Conservative.
Michael Portillo
The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is ‘write what you know,’ and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, ‘You can write about anything you can imagine.’
Tom Robbins
Everyone knows someone who is struggling with a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, trauma or substance abuse. It affects everyone, so we all have a stake in making sure good treatment is available.
Cris Carter
Having been on the front lines of the confirmation battles involving Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, I know firsthand what is at stake when the Senate exercises its ‘advise and consent’ power over federal judges.
Wendy Long
I believe elitism in politics is over, and a new path to achieving democracy should be charted by young people who have the most at stake in the future of our city.
Joshua Wong
A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not stake their own.
H. G. Wells
I will defend Europe; it is our civilisation which is at stake… I will work to rebuild ties between Europe and its citizens.
Emmanuel Macron
One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.
Thomas Reed
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I do believe that Instagram has put a stake in the ground and we’re growing more quickly than anyone. Is there something in there we could do to make it a multi-billion dollar business? I think we can figure out something along the way.
Kevin Systrom
I’ve been a news junkie as long as I can remember – and once you’ve covered a presidential campaign, it’s nearly impossible to tear yourself away. There’s so much at stake.
Kasie Hunt
Can you ever imagine yourself in a situation like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your private life? I would never want it.
Amber Heard
Conservative Americans care about the environment, they just happen to have a very different approach. They aren’t ‘deniers,’ but instead have a real stake in conserving the land and environment for the future.
Katie Pavlich
Villains used to always die in the end. Even the monsters. Frankenstein, Dracula – you’d kill them with a stake. Now the nightmare guy comes back.
Benicio Del Toro
The floods and fires and storms and droughts that Australia has suffered in the last few years have left no doubt in many Australians’ minds about just how much is a stake in a super-heated world.
Jeff Goodell
Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
Gertrude Stein
A president who aspires to be recognized as a global leader should not personally stake out a foreign-policy goal, commit himself eloquently to its attainment, and then yield the ground when confronted by firm opposition.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
The president is the one person who potentially could be the unifying figure in the country. And if the president or a presidential candidate basically writes off 40 states, then how in the world do the people in those 40 states feel like they have a stake in that person or that election?
H. W. Brands
When I show a film at a festival, I am showing myself. Everything is at stake for me.
Lars von Trier
The unfolding migratory crisis has become one of the most acute challenges facing the international community. Millions of lives are at stake. All of us have a responsibility to act. Collectively, we need to find solutions.
Arancha Gonzalez
I think there’s a backlash against minorities in this country and that part of what caused that was the fact that a black man became president. And a certain portion of the privileged population think their privilege is at stake, and they want it back.
Maysoon Zayid
I believe in all the qualities of being a liberal. I keep going back to all the great social events in our country’s history, starting with the Salem witch trials, where the conservative view was that they’re witches and should be burned at the stake, and the liberal view was there’s no such thing as witches.
George Clooney
The only trouble here is they won’t let us study enough. They are so afraid we shall break down and you know the reputation of the College is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without ruining their health?
Ellen Swallow Richards
Young people need the serenity that comes from a stable home, safe streets, regular income, opportunities for travel and study, affordable transport, and a real stake in the future.
Luciana Berger
I like to put a stake in people, because I know people helped me.
Larry King
ncrementalism is out, and doing deals with people just for power, when our children’s futures at stake is not something I will ever do.
Elizabeth May
I want to be crystal clear that everyone has an equal stake in our society and in the future of our country. That is what I believe, and it is what I have always believed.
Andrea Leadsom
The stakes in my books tend to be kind of ridiculously high. In ‘Kid vs. Squid,’ the question is whether or not the California coast will be subsumed by the ocean in favor of the creation of a new Atlantis. In ‘The Boy at the End of the World,’ what’s at stake is the survival of the human species.
Greg van Eekhout
There’s not a higher stake than someone having to face their own death.
Bryce Dallas Howard
In choosing a hypothesis there is no virtue in being timid. I clearly would have been burned at the stake in another age.
Thomas Gold
We must eliminate all nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the grave risk they pose to our world. This will require persistent efforts by all countries and peoples. A nuclear war would affect everyone, and all have a stake in preventing this nightmare.
Ban Ki-moon
When ‘Siruthai’ became a hit, there was suddenly a lot at stake. A lot of people were telling me what to do and what not to. But at some point, you realise that’s not the way to go. Good or bad, you need to be making your own choices.
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
It is my dream to have a controlling stake of Arsenal.
Alisher Usmanov
I always tell my students: I don’t care which side you’re on. I respect you too much to try to persuade you in 120 minutes a week, much less lure you into pretending that you agree with me. All I want is for you to own this democracy, to see yours, to have a stake in it.
Susan Estrich
Men have realized that when it comes to the workplace, both the sexes have equal stake because jobs are given based on talent and skill.
Shoojit Sircar
At times like that it’s difficult to remember what’s at stake, that history is in the making. As a player you feel so cut off sometimes, it can be tough… Which is why it is an enormous advantage to play at home.
Michel Patini
You don’t have time to think about things that aren’t as important as football and the points that are at stake in the games that we have to win and do well in.
David de Gea
Most times, life or death is the highest stake a person can play for.
Jim Starlin
Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.
Sheri L. Dew
If you’re going to immerse yourself in a project for three years, why not stake out a chunk of the world that is completely alien to you and go traveling?
Richard Powers
It’s not just Iraq – it’s the Atlantic partnership which is at stake.
Janez Drnovsek
Because war is a competition involving life and death, and in which national security and vital interests are at stake, establishing an objective other than winning is not only counterproductive, but also irresponsible and wasteful. In some circumstances, it is also unethical.
H. R. McMaster
Russian membership in the World Trade Organization has the potential to strengthen the rule of law, combat corruption, and give Russia a stake in better relations with the outside world.
Richard N. Haass
You want to stake your own claim. You don’t want to be called a copycat.
Brad Pitt
The safety and security of all Americans is at stake in Ukraine and anywhere that our adversaries threaten the cause of freedom.
Conor Lamb
It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.
Bille August