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Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss,
by Joshua Slocum

Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss,
else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.
The term of her probation was eight days.
- Joshua Slocum

They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information,
and they were the first to meet me.
Some one said they came to arrest me,
and - well, let it go at that.
- Joshua Slocum

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young
ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship,
came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
- Joshua Slocum

Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police;
their reputation is known the world over.
- Joshua Slocum

 

It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course,
so far as I know.
The young man having come on board with compliments
made the mishap most embarrassing.
- Joshua Slocum

To be taken into account were some years of schooling,
where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws,
and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas;
it was worth the while.
- Joshua Slocum

Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage.
I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound
more than when I sailed from Boston.
- Joshua Slocum

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On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare.
The same might have been said of the sea.
The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself.
She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves.
- Joshua Slocum

If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage,
it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered.
She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea.
- Joshua Slocum

And now, without having wearied my friends,
I hope, with detailed scientific accounts,
theories, or deductions, I will only say that I have
endeavoured to tell just the story of the adventure itself.
- Joshua Slocum

My ship was also in better condition than when she
sailed from Boston on her long voyage.
She was still as sound as a nut, and as tight as the best ship afloat.
She did not leak a drop - not one drop!
- Joshua Slocum

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
- Dan Rather

And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow.
- Jim Henson

Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances.
For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert,
under the indifferent heaven.
- T. E. Lawrence

I tend to turn down roles that are too much like me,
what I think is most like me anyhow,
because I'm me all the time and I'm sick of it.
- Campbell Scott

If you're always battling against getting older,
you're always going to be unhappy, because it's going to happen anyhow.
- Mitch Albom

In America we can say what we think,
and even if we can't think,
we can say it anyhow.
- Charles Kettering

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
- William McFee

I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist,
which is what I always wanted to do anyhow.
- Claire Bloom

Never say no when a client asks for something,
even if it is the moon.
You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time
afterwards to explain that it was not possible.
- Richard M. Nixon

Yeah, I read Judy Blume.
My mother didn't like that, but I read it anyhow.
- Alison Bechdel

What's happened - in our country, anyhow -
is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall,
that tie - and - tails philharmonic image.
- Chuck Mangione

By reason of weird translation, many such sets of instructions read like poems anyhow.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I think Pedro understands the universe,
the same vision I have, about relationships anyhow.
- Sonia Braga

The reader deserves an honest opinion.
If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow.
- John Ciardi

So I've learned in the past, if a company approaches
me and they want something like this,
or something like that that I've done and I turn them down,
they're going to do it anyhow.
- Danny Elfman

The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
- Charles Olson

I've really been sick with this cold,
but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow
except I was just so low in spirit,
I didn't have the will to struggle against them when
my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.
- Ernie Pyle

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion
is the truest to every man even if it stands low
in the scales of philosophical comparison.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It really is a nice theory.
The only defect I think it has is probably common to
all philosophical theories.
It's wrong.
- Saul Kripke

To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse
us and close doors to further inquiry,
they are likely to be wrong.
- E. O. Wilson

Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not
limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers
to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.
- Paul Ricoeur

And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi -
that numbers confer unlimited rights,
that they take from some persons all rights over themselves,
and vest these rights in others.
- Auberon Herbert

A philosophical problem has the form:
I don't know my way about.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral
about what they're trying to say with jazz.
You don't need any prologues, you just play.
- Oscar Peterson

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophical animal...
one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
- Theophile Gautier

It was less a literary thing than a linguistic,
philosophical preoccupation...
discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate,
elementary experience.
- Robert Morgan

A country's strategy is always based on a fundamental philosophical outlook.
- Marc Forne Molne

Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism
such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly
novel in the history of human culture.
- Johan Huizinga

First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical.
The political side is required principally because
of the necessity of the current Russian position.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters,
the first and most essential to being a sound,
believing Christian.
- David Hume

Maybe I'm being philosophical and spiritual,
but I believe that if you put negative energy out there
that that is what will come back.
- Persis Khambatta

The work with which we embark on this first volume
of a series of theological studies is a work with which
the philosophical person does not begin,
but rather concludes.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

The first of these phases is that of grammar,
invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French.
It never had any philosophical view of a language as such.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

I was unwilling to - without getting too philosophical about it -
I was unwilling to structure my spirituality in the
way that the church wanted me to structure it.
- Peter Jurasik

If a spectator with a philosophical mind,
somebody accustomed to reading books,
gets the same kind of information in a movie,
he might not fully understand it.
- Manuel Puig

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history;
for poetry expresses the universal,
and history only the particular.
- Aristotle

Compromise and tolerance are magic words.
It took me 40 years to become philosophical.
- Hedy Lamarr

The sense of historical continuity, and a feeling for
philosophical rectitude cannot,
however, be compromised.
- Herbert Read

I got married because I fell in love with this woman.
I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children.
But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all,
no.
- Ewan McGregor

There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches.
But there has never lived a man so philosophical that
he could see the toothache in his own humor.
- H. L. Mencken

War is to man what maternity is to a woman.
From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint,
I do not believe in perpetual peace.
- Benito Mussolini

I feel lucky, happy and philosophical about it all.
- Greta Scacchi

We have to make philosophy itself an object of philosophical concern.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Well, I don't like to get involved in these philosophical issues very much.
- Murray Gell-Mann

The safest general characterization of the European
philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.
- Alfred North Whitehead

A serious and good philosophical work could be written
consisting entirely of jokes.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people
will agree with you only if they already agree with you.
You do not change people's minds.
- Frank Zappa

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions,
a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
- Freda Adler

Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle
philosophical discussion;
America was the land of grubby pragmatism.
- Daniel Bell

In writing the history of a disease,
every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever,
that has previously occupied the mind of the author,
should lie in abeyance.
- Thomas Sydenham

You know how much I am inclined to explain all disputes
among philosophical schools as merely verbal disputes
or at least to derive them originally from verbal disputes.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view,
instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up
what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.
- Walter Pater

Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical
sense) or whatever you want to call it.
- Johann G. Hamann

I did this within a philosophical framework,
and a moral and legal framework.
And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest
villain in the history of lobbying.
- Jack Abramoff

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity.
That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.
- Jack Bowman

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.
- Albert Camus

It is always incorrect to assume you can know what
someone's moral convictions are based on their philosophical theories.
- Stanley Fish

The philosophical idea that there are no more distances,
that we are all just one world, that we are all brothers,
is such a drag!
I like differences.
- Brian Eno

The Web is now philosophical engineering.
Physics and the Web are both about the relationship
between the small and the large.
- Tim Berners-Lee

There are many of these apparent philosophical paradoxes
or contradictions which don't concern me anymore.
- Evan Parker


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