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Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
by Carl Clinton Van Doren

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Yes, it's hard to write.
But it's harder not to.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

The region west of the Mississippi continued in the
popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports
of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction,
and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated,
they had rendered a large service to the course of literature:
they had removed the stigma,
for the most part, from the word novel.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

 

In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main
tendency for nearly a generation was away from the
conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation,
east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

The two most common charges against the older fiction,
that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing,
had broken down before the discovery,
except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted
both for honest use and for pleasure.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling,
much curious learning in the literature of the subject,
and, above all, an imagination which worked with great
power upon the facts of his own experience.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

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Familiar life, tending to sordidness,
had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized;
historical detail had been brought in to teach readers
who were being entertained.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the
year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that
when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage,
and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly
the first great period of American fiction.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Whenever I date a guy, I think,
"Is this the man I want my children
to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live.
- Bob Hope

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
- Rupert Murdoch

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis

It was always me and the other guy.
I came in second for a long time.
- Joel Gretsch

I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be
in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well.
- Jim Otto

A guy who'd cheat on his wife would cheat at cards.
- Texas Guinan

I wasn't the guy everyone liked.
I was the guy that wouldn't shut up.
- Jay Mohr

I'm the guy, I'm kind of like the, uh,
Everyman, so I think people just relate to that.
- Kato Kaelin

Consultant: any ordinary guy more than fifty miles from home.
- Eric Sevareid

I'm the same kind of guy before all this happened.
- Michael Phelps

I was the guy that told Bill Clinton he was going to win.
I had gotten the final polling numbers.
He had a comfortable lead.
He was not going to lose.
- Paul Begala

I'm not interested in becoming a bigger star,
I'm not interested in being the wealthiest guy in the world.
I'm doing fine, I love acting, and I want to do it for the rest of my life.
- Seth Green

People just automatically say 'If this guy is George and Barbara Bush's son,
we don't have any question about those personal qualities
that we were fooled on by Clinton.'
- Robert Teeter

We all were there for the readings, the screen tests,
and we knew.
We knew Dustin was the guy right away.
- Buck Henry

Piano playing is a dying art.
I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument
evoking an emotional and musical experience.
- Jon Bon Jovi

You can take the guy out of the neighorhood but you
can't take the neighborhood out of the guy.
- Frankie Valli

I had a blast, but I still wonder sometimes why they
saw me as the perfect guy for this strange character.
- Mike Myers

Joe Walsh is a great guy and and an unbelievable talent,
I'd like to work with him again someday.
- Lita Ford

How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy -
I want to talk about the movie in a second -
but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really
is a legend in his own time?
- Tavis Smiley

First of all, I'm not the kind of guy that likes to
rehash the show and so forth and so on.
- Garry Shandling

Where ever the Mavericks are today, we owe it to Michael Finley.
He was the one guy who stayed when we were a terrible team.
He stayed and fought the fight.
- Don Nelson

Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for
censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off.
- Richard King

It's important for people to realize I don't want to be the It guy.
I want to crawl before I walk.
I want to learn about things before I jump into them.
- Carson Daly

You don't face Nolan Ryan without your rest.
He's the only guy I go against that makes me go to bed before midnight.
- Reggie Jackson

If people think I am gay, yeah, hey that doesn't bother me.
Not at all.
What would people think? To me I am such a heterosexual guy.
It doesn't even, I don't even think about it.
- Jason Priestley

But when you get into a situation where you can acquire a proven leader,
a proven quality player, an unselfish player,
a guy who taken a team to the Super Bowl,
I think you do it.
- Ron Jaworski

One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.
- Mike Tyson

I'm not a headline guy.
I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the
plate I could have stood on my head and no one would
have known the difference.
- Lou Gehrig

Peter is an old friend.
I'm heartbroken, but he's also a tough guy.
I'm counting on him getting through this very difficult passage.
- Tom Brokaw

I'm a guy who likes to watch something cool,
creepy and suspenseful and there is no show to watch
as an adult that would scare me at for even four seconds.
- Todd McFarlane

I'm just grateful to be on this planet.
I have no enemies that I know of.
I'm just the guy who makes happy.
- Chubby Checker

We need leaders who will stand up for the little guy and listen once again.
- Sarah Palin

The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking,
gambling, and women.
When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding,
clothing, helping people.
- Peter Buffett

Guy Ritchie, he thinks going to drama school is the
worst thing in the world.
- Jason Statham

I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush.
The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot.
What is he doing hanging around this guy?
- Michael Moore

I think Walking Dead is more of a stretch for me because
I'm a light hearted superhero kind of guy.
- Robert Kirkman

I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor,
and I did that for a long time.
- Gene Barry

I always hated to throw a guy out of a game but sometimes
it was necessary to keep order.
- Cal Hubbard

The guy who knows about computers is the last person
you want to have creating documentation for people
who don't understand computers.
- Adam Osborne

I'm a sensitive guy.
If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional
duress and you write a song about it,
I'll buy you album.
- Matthew Perry

In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy
who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child.
- Christiane Amanpour

That song is a story that shows how easily you could
get slipped into being labeled as the bad guy,
even though what you really trying to do is tell the
bad guy to leave you alone.
- Slick Rick

Like most women, I hate when a guy tries to pick me up by saying,
You are the hottest girl I've ever seen.
It's totally unrealistic.
There are beautiful women everywhere.
- Karen McDougal

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with.
He was one of the most famous people I've ever known,
but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
- Alvin Lee

I'm a product of good nutrition, cutting edge supplementation and hard training,
and I'm an old guy.
- Warren Cuccurullo

You've probably read in People that I'm a nice guy -
but when the doctor first told me I had Parkinson's,
I wanted to kill him.
- Michael J. Fox

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

I'm a real common sense guy who caught a lot of good
breaks and who has been very,
very fortunate.
- Vince McMahon

I grew up in Dallas, with cowboys.
I was the only guy in sixth grade with long hair and an earring.
Let's just say I got a lot of, er, flak for being different.
- Barry Watson

I wanted to be that cranky old guy that stands on his
porch and yells at the neighborhood kids.
- Robert Lansing

Duran always disturbs me.
The guy is just weird.
Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down
airport concourses carrying bags.
- Guy Clark

At that time a lot of young men didn't want to go to the war and kill.
This guy that I fell in love with was one of those
so he escaped to Canada and I followed him.
- Ann Wilson

Well, I wasn't going to tell anyone,
but I've been seeing this really sweet guy for the past few weeks.
- Amber Frey

Jaws was still a handsome, big guy.
He got the girl.
He was my favorite villain.
I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because
all he wanted to do was unite his country.
- Rick Yune

I still get nervous on dates.
I'll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to
excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can't breathe.
- Shannen Doherty


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