I've refused roles because they're too simplistic.
My retirement, back in 1976, began as a one-year boycott to challenge the media on that question. I refused to return until the media, and radio stations in particular, got a hold on identifiably Canadian songs.
People warned us that if we went to them whenever they cried and refused to spank them, we would harm them irrevocably, but we decided there's simply no way to spoil a child. After all, they aren't apples.
A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests; now several hotels, restaurants, and especially confectionary stores, will not serve Negroes, even the best of them.
Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings. They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.
When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused.
I have never refused to talk to any authorities or give them any information I had.
No one shrieked, 'We want Bung Hatta.' I did not need him. Just as also I did not need Sjahrir, who refused to show himself at the time of the reading of the Proclamation. Indeed, I could do it myself, and indeed, I did it alone.
I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
I have refused to buy a car for the reasons of sustainability.
We asked Jane Fonda if she would like to meet American pilots in Hanoi, but she refused, she didn't want to.