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The czar was always sending us commands -
by Mary Antin

The czar was always sending us commands -
you shall not do this and you shall not do that -
till there was very little left that we might do,
except pay tribute and die.
- Mary Antin

The first meal was an object lesson of much variety.
My father produced several kinds of food,
ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin
cans that had printing all over them.
- Mary Antin

There was one public school for boys,
and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers -
only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin

The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment
was reached on the bright September morning when I
entered the public school.
- Mary Antin

 

On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag,
or the owner would be dragged to a police station and
be fined twenty-five rubles.
- Mary Antin

The czar always got his dues, no matter if it ruined a family.
- Mary Antin

You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children,
your heart heavy about that matter of your nose.
- Mary Antin

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Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth;
we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
- Mary Antin

If education, culture, the higher life were shining
things to be worshiped from afar,
he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them.
- Mary Antin

In the evening of the first day my father conducted us to the public baths.
- Mary Antin

You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children
were turned down if the examining officers did not
like the turn of their noses.
- Mary Antin

No, the czar did not want us in the schools.
- Mary Antin

His struggle for a bare living left him no time to
take advantage of the public evening school.
In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture;
but he never learned to write correctly;
and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day.
- Mary Antin

One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor.
In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar's health,
or the chief of police would close the synagogue.
- Mary Antin

We are not born all at once, but by bits.
The body first, and the spirit later;
and the birth and growth of the spirit,
in those who are attentive to their own inner life,
are slow and exceedingly painful.
- Mary Antin

As we moved along in a little procession,
I was delighted with the illumination of the streets.
So many lamps, and they burned until morning,
my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.
- Mary Antin

With my team I am an absolute czar.
My men know it.
I order plays and they obey.
If the don't, I fine them.
- John McGraw

This Government has found occasion to express,
in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness,
to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern
because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.
- Benjamin Harrison

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Today, I am Sending My Monkey Mind to the Zoo.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps
the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake.
- Bennie Thompson

I would have preferred to be successful here with a
piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort...
rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works.
- Camille Claudel

We are guilty for sending teams into foreign countries
to advise them how to be like us.
- Arthur Erickson

It wasn't until I was 26 or 25 when I started sending work out to magazines.
- Anthony Doerr

We live in the time where we have fictitious election
results that elects a fictitious president.
We live in a time where we have a man sending us to
war for fictitious reasons.
- Michael Moore

The draft is white people sending black people to fight
yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people.
- James Rado

It was still quite light out of doors,
but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim,
uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.
- Kate Chopin

The reality is that during the Reagan years,
for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that
we were sending to Washington,
D.C.
after the tax cuts took effect.
- Mike Pence

Vetting and verifying information is one thing.
Having our government sending out conflicting messages
to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another.
- Vito Fossella

Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is.
Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it.
It is sending and receiving.
- Carla Bley

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the
possibility that we may live our entire lives without
going to war or sending our children to war.
- Tony Blair

I found out that you could audition by sending a picture
of yourself and some information to Newsround.
- Rupert Grint

I'm simply saying that there are advantages in sending
a skilled diplomat who can always say,
'I'll get back to you on that, Mr. Minister'.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

If it hadn't been for the Cold War, neither Russia
nor America would have been sending people into space.
- James Lovelock

As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on
foreign oil continues to increase,
the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to
OPEC nations hurts every American.
- Paul Gillmor

Mental communication without verbalization...
all space is made up of waves and we are constantly
sending and receiving messages from our brain.
- Tina Louise

I hope no one will think of...
sending me to Pearl Harbor.
- Charles A. Lockwood

Just look at the messages today's media are sending everybody,
from TV and commercials to actors and singers.
Kids are just drowning in that 24-7 and it's getting really bad.
- Evan Rachel Wood

My mother never gave up one me.
I messed up in school so much they were sending me home,
but my mother sent me right back.
- Denzel Washington

Economists report that a college education adds many
thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -
which he then spends sending his son to college.
- Bill Vaughan

News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message,
it's only successful if it's received.
- Jessica Savitch

Be able to blow out a dinner candle without sending
wax flying across the table.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The issue of remittances where we have millions of
Mexicans working in the United States sending back dollars.
He said they send back 10 billion dollars a year.
- Tom Tancredo

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book -
I'll waste no time reading it.
- Moses Hadas

There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex,
Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder.
- Vincent Bugliosi

I always had this non-stop drive.
I had to keep sending stories out and every once in
awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little
trickle of positive feedback.
- Kevin J. Anderson

We will be sending our own observers in to monitor the electoral process.
- Alan Garcia Perez

Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples.
Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is a good idea to know which publishers publish which stories.
For example, there is no sense in sending a picture
book text to a publisher who does not publish picture books.
- Margaret Mahy

We believe that electricity exists, because the electric
company keeps sending us bills for it,
but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires.
- Dave Barry

The only thing that stops God from sending another
flood is that the first one was useless.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

There is no gardening without humility.
Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars
to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin

We shall not yield to violence.
We shall not be deprived of union freedoms.
We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
- Lech Walesa

Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot,
finish what you write, and when it's done,
keep sending it out for quite awhile.
- Rudy Rucker

You will die but the carbon will not;
its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
- Jacob Bronowski

I am still interested in the long or serial poem,
but have written a few smaller things.
I may start sending to journals again in a year or so...
that's about it.
- George Murray

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness,
then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal
contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
- John Woolman

Getting plenty of sleep is always great.
It really is.
I have a girlfriend who's sending me a slant board.
- Bernadette Peters

Sending our youth to war is wrong.
- Michael Berryman

Every word, facial expression, gesture,
or action on the part of a parent gives the child some
message about self-worth.
It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
- Virginia Satir

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

Average Americans are going to win this,
not me.
And not just your organization, not just the providers of health care,
but the American people are going to cause this to happen.
But they have to keep sending those cards and letters.
- Charlie Norwood

Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage,
not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient
of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting
off their hands without a trial.
- Barbara Amiel

I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed
gearing up for the rescue.
Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be
willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos.
- Bo Gritz

I have serious concerns about whether it's prudent
to give any foreign country substantial leverage over the U.S.
economy.
Instead of spending $80 billion on important programs here at home,
we're sending this money overseas just to pay interest on our debt.
- Tim Johnson

I think today that it is essential that the Rwandan
tribunal continues to prosecute efficiently.
And if the U.N.
fails to do that, it is sending entirely the wrong
message to people who are in the position to complete these atrocities again.
- Tony Greig

We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will
be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved
ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise
of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created.
- Jay Rockefeller

After I got this job at the syndicate,
I started sending them money so they could go on trips
and do the things they could never afford to do.
All the while, I never knew that my mother was socking money away.
- Lynn Johnston

Send it to someone who can publish it.
And if they won't publish it, send it to someone else who can publish it!
And keep sending it!
Of course, if no one will publish it,
at that point you might want to think about doing something other than writing.
- Robert B. Parker

It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers,
Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees
to the President with him having the authority to put
them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate.
- John Jay Hooker

There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed,
while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard,
but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs.
- Emanuel Cleaver


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