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We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers.
by A. B. Yehoshua

We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers.
They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission.
But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist
attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a
housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
- A. B. Yehoshua

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

We must see what in the Israeli identity -
in the Israeli -
we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking,
expanding territory.
- A. B. Yehoshua

Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore,
to understand, to describe.
- A. B. Yehoshua

 

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The most difficult and complicated part of the writing
process is the beginning.
- A. B. Yehoshua

And this is one of the major questions of our lives:
how we keep boundaries,
what permission we have to cross boundaries,
and how we do so.
- A. B. Yehoshua

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The question of boundaries is a major question of the
Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries.
They have a sense of identity inside themselves that
doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.
- A. B. Yehoshua

So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say,
this is the truth and here I put a dot,
a stop, and I go to another thing.
A judge has to put an end to a deliberation.
But for a historian, there's never an end to the past.
It can go on and on and on.
- A. B. Yehoshua

One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge.
Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East
and the West instead of creating bridges;
we are contributing to the conflict between East and
West by our stupid desire to have more.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that
you aren't even left with the possibility of taking
revenge or punishing anyone;
the terrorist is killed along with his victims,
his blood mixing with theirs.
- A. B. Yehoshua

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

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

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch.
- K. D. Lang

Once I decided to write, to be published,
I knew it would happen.
- Augusten Burroughs

I'd got very successful, everyone knew who I was,
but I felt very empty.
- Boy George

I'd only read a bit of the first book.
And I just knew about all the media furor over it.
But I'd not read books 2 or 3.
I'd just read a bit of it.
And I'd seen the films.
- David Thewlis

If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone,
they'd never marry.
- O. Henry

I knew that God put me on this earth to be on the radio.
- Ed Bradley

As I traveled from one country to another,
no one knew anything about me.
So I could be anybody, I could speak as I wished,
act as I wished, dress as I wished.
- Kathleen Turner

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for,
and next thing I knew I had a book.
- Leslie Banks

I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew
exactly what being a writer entailed.
- Dan Simmons

I sort of feel like music saved my life when I was young.
This is the one thing that I knew I was good at.
- Sarah McLachlan

I knew it was going to be enormous because of the number
of people who bought the books,
but, to be honest, I never thought it would be bigger than Bond.
Never in a million years.
- Robbie Coltrane

Been in this game one-hundred years,
but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.
- Casey Stengel

I knew I'd conquered America when Mike Tyson told me I was one mean lady.
- Anne Robinson

My grandparents knew it was important that I understood
Christianity and the Bible.
But they never took me to church; they sent me to church.
- Lee Greenwood

I was interested in science before I even knew what science was.
- George E. Brown, Jr.

I think the studio gave me that series on purpose,
because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin
was ill and that I needed to go to work.
They gave me that series to do.
- Fay Wray

Other kids did drugs; I did crafts.
I never knew where I fit in.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

I only knew basic western trail riding.
Nothing fancy.
- Julie Benz

Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew,
who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The greatest concubines in history knew that everything
revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
- Geoffrey Beene

I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came,
and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs.
I studied with a trainer because I knew we'd do episodes that had karate.
- Erik Estrada

I did as well as I knew how and have nothing to be ashamed of.
- Peter Tork

I knew I always wanted to sing.
- David Ruffin

I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
- Oscar Levant

It was essential to do this job, hateful though it was,
because we knew the Germans were hot on the trail.
- Mark Oliphant

I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place,
yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight
was to be free for me again,
there was a certain pain in leaving.
- Nellie Bly

I came to Hollywood and nobody knew me.
I was on a coupla TV shows.
- Peter Falk

But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us
was shocked at the box office,
and subsequently the DVD.
That was the beginning of the DVD revolution,
and Blade was just like wildfire.
- Avi Arad

I don't know where my songs come from...
If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane.
- Judy Collins

I started to study, because I knew I had to learn a
lot about myself as an actor;
you can't act the same as you did as a child.
- Roddy McDowall

Blade Runner helped make my career.
Everybody was in it.
Who knew?
- Brion James

Those days if you drove cross country and you broke
down on the side of the road,
and the sign says 200 miles to the next gas station,
you knew you were so screwed.
- Rob Zombie

I always knew I would live in France.
- Andre Boucourechliev


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