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I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little
by 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 the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

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

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

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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

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

I hate female men.
- Agnes Smedley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Love is a binding force, by which another is joined
to me and cherished by myself.
- Thomas Aquinas

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended
up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
- Tony Curtis

The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade,
effective the first of July, up to Baghdad.
I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June.
- Janis Karpinski

I joined a band to hit things.
- Larry Mullen

From there, I tried out for a community theatre play,
joined an improv group...
it all started opening up.
- Kevin James

I joined the board of the Santa Fe Institute.
- Esther Dyson

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a
map and joined up with a line,
it might represent a minotaur.
- Pablo Picasso

It resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated,
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be
joined in the heart of a man.
- Jean Giraudoux

I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven.
In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam.
- Jack Irons

I have heard of novels started in the middle,
at the end, written in patches to be joined together later,
but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
- C. S. Forester

Helmet was joined to helmet, and spear to spear,
and jewels, baggage, and elephants without number went with them,
and you would have said it was a host that none could understand.
- Ferdowsi

My other brother-in-law died.
He was a karate expert, then joined the army.
The first time he saluted, he killed himself.
- Henny Youngman

Japan is not a Western democracy.
The Japanese have kept their traditions,
culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
- Natan Sharansky

I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer.
I replaced Frank Sinatra.
- Ken Curtis

I finished the recordings I had started with Eleven.
Matt Cameron joined for the rest of those sessions.
- Jack Irons

Had I joined a straight rock band, I'm sure my drumming
would be a little bit different right now.
- Jimmy Chamberlin

With my wife I don't get no respect.
I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.'
The waiter joined me.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Before I joined the project most of the English people
with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing
and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy.
- Klaus Fuchs

When I was 18, I joined the Screen Actors Guild,
and after college I came to New York.
- Marla Maples

I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom,
who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life,
but who joined the army after war was declared.
- Patrick MacGill

They tried to get me to use a pick when I first joined the band.
They had certain things they thought were appropriate.
I tried to adapt as much as I could.
- Lindsey Buckingham

And I spent that time working as an insurance adjuster
and going to law school in the evening,
and then when I left law school, I joined the Department
of Justice in Washington.
- George J. Mitchell

At 4, I joined a summer rec team called the Sugar Bears.
- Summer Sanders

My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
- Richard Adams

When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession,
I realized that there were no two finer guitar players
in the world that I'd rather play with.
- Michael Davis

Age 10.
I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
- Adrian Belew

I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg,
and that changed my work.
- Sally Field

I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having
already been in sympathy with it before.
- Fritz Sauckel

Russell joined the team in December,
1956,
following the Olympics.
- Bob Cousy

His words and music weren't just joined;
they were inseparably married.
- John Corry

Ho joined the French socialist party,
the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party.
- Wilfred Burchett

You know, Glen Campbell sang with the group right before I joined the group.
- Bruce Johnston

I'm one of those people who never really joined the grown-ups.
- Richard O'Brien

Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
- David Attenborough

Law and equity are two things which God has joined,
but which man has put asunder.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went,
bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
- Geezer Butler

Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons,
for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave.
- Janos Kadar

We had not had time to establish ourselves as a double
act before Ernie joined the Merchant Navy.
I teamed up with the brother of the late Dave Morris.
- Eric Morecambe

I joined the Communist Party because I felt I had to be in some organization.
- Klaus Fuchs

My parents were laborers so we lived on South Park,
which was a low-income region of Seattle.
You had a choice - you either joined or formed a gang
or you let others bully you.
- Jack Bowman

My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
- Tony Curtis

I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute
because I am convinced that early stabilization of
the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective.
- Walter Kohn

Around 7 years old, we girls took dancing lessons,
joined the Brownies, the Girl Scouts,
the 4H Club.
- Ruth Buzzi


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