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Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
by Agnes Smedley

Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength.
So I tried to be a man.
I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
- Agnes Smedley

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater.
- Agnes Smedley

 

I hate female men.
- Agnes Smedley

When I was a girl, the West was still young,
and the law of force, of physical force,
was dominant.
- Agnes Smedley

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

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Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

No one yet knows what a man's province is,
and how far that province, as conceived of today,
is artificial.
- Agnes Smedley

Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate
by that system and never develop as their natures would
force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
- Agnes Smedley

But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that
those who work the most do not make the most money.
It was the fault of the rich, it seemed,
but just how he did not know.
- Agnes Smedley

What a couple.
I'm consumed into ashes.
And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again.
- Agnes Smedley

But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and
develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature,
it matters not at all what they may be.
- Agnes Smedley

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
- Agnes Smedley

And the woman who could win the respect of man was
often the woman who could knock him down with her bare
fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.
- Agnes Smedley

Germany is in terrible condition this year.
This is particularly true of the working masses,
who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest,
particularly of adolescent children.
- Agnes Smedley

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding
various Socialist or radical newspapers,
tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper.
The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.
- Agnes Smedley

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike.
She said little, especially when my father or the men
who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive
and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
- Agnes Smedley

There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians -
who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex.
Yet they are men, and strong ones.
- Agnes Smedley

Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you.
And a fascinating person who loves you and won't hear
of anything but your loving him and living right by
his side through all eternity!
- Agnes Smedley

More and more do I see that only a successful revolution
in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself.
It is not a national question concerning India any longer;
it is purely international.
- Agnes Smedley

So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until
we could remove them to the hospital.
There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners,
and I went daily to take care of them also.
- Agnes Smedley

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little
leaflet in very small print,
asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions.
It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand
it nor did I know what questions to ask.
- Agnes Smedley

For months it seemed that a revolution was certain.
But instead, slavery seems more likely now.
The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution,
and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.
- Agnes Smedley

In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room.
Exhaustion was the cause.
We talked with her later and learned that she worked
17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month -
about 50 cents.
- Agnes Smedley

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
- Doug Floyd

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Everybody likes a compliment.
- Abraham Lincoln

Everybody knows how to raise children,
except the people who have them.
- P. J. O'Rourke

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be.
Everybody has their own path.
It's laid out for you.
It's just up to you to walk it.
- Justin Timberlake

Everybody's a filmmaker today.
- John Milius

Everybody's a dreamer.
- John Lithgow

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
- Finley Peter Dunne

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself.
Everybody should try it.
- Barbara Pym

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

No one knows what's next, but everybody does it.
- George Carlin

There is only one boss.
The customer.
And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down,
simply by spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else.
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
- Ken Venturi

When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody
celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
- Gloria Stuart

Everybody is a teenage idol.
- Barry Gibb

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

I'd rather deal with Tipper than Bush.
He's trying to kill everybody in jail.
- Dr. Dre

I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that
African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish.
Culture is for everybody.
- Spike Lee

Everybody's for democracy in principle.
It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections.
- Meg Greenfield

Not everybody is perfect, and I don't think we should
be looking for perfect people.
- Simon Cowell

Everybody was saying we must have more leisure.
Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
- Prince Philip

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence,
they would still be a one-party state,
because everybody would join the other party.
- Ronald Reagan

Everybody has a heart.
Except some people.
- Bette Davis

Everybody has to be a little lucky, I think.
- Christopher Walken

Everybody knows that I am one of the greatest fighters
of all time and I would beat all those guys.
- Larry Holmes

Eventually stardom is going to go away from me.
It goes away from everybody and all you have in the
end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.
- Matt Damon

Sometimes I try to improve the language,
the lines, or the delivery, but I don't ad-lib because
I think that makes it really hard for everybody else involved.
- Harrison Ford


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