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For months it seemed that a revolution was certain.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

I hate female men.
- 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Treat your password like your toothbrush.
Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
- Clifford Stoll

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

You have to wait six months to purchase a fuel efficient
automobile made from overseas.
- Ed Markey

So that between the Cape of St.
Maria and Japan we were four months and twenty-two days;
at which time there were no more than six besides myself
that could stand upon his feet.
- Will Adams

But I did have two months off between Loser and the start of Prozac Nation.
So, it was supposed to be Jason time,
right? My time to enjoy myself away from movies.
- Jason Biggs

Rosemary was a little nervous about going onstage,
but she went on with us.
I saw her at a party, and a couple of months later
they called me about doing the act.
- Margaret Whiting

Being on the cover of a magazine with my son is the best thing ever.
It took me 18 years to get my first cover,
he gets one at 8 months.
- Cindy Margolis

Maybe you don't work for seven months a year,
but you'll work again.
It may be a piece of garbage, so you wear hip boots.
- Armand Assante

I first came out against Castro in June 1968,
fifteen months after my book had been published,
and you cannot imagine how quickly a void was created around me.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I just did a play in New York which has been my best
experience that I've had for maybe ever.
It was Paul Weitz's play called Privilege and I was
in New York for three months.
- Bob Saget

After 27 years, I walked out of my first one a few months ago.
Black Sheep with Chris Farley.
- Gene Siskel

We've got to practice three weeks, get the kinks out,
then we've got to practice three weeks with the crew,
and then go out for four months.
It's just a huge chunk of time out of life.
- Bob Seger

When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence,
it is a fateful decision.
It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years.
- Carl Levin

Oil prices have fallen lately.
We include this news for the benefit of gas stations,
which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months.
- William D. Tammeus

I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days,
five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding,
at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
- James Thurber

Four months of preparation and about 12 hours of shooting
turned into about 30 seconds of screen time.
- Wentworth Miller

I have been trying to lose weight for the last two-three
months and it has gone really well.
In the last 6-12 months I have been in the best form in quite a while.
- Shane Warne

What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930,
with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad.
- Gene Tierney

I later spent...
five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey,
always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting
a legal argument for release.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

We became somewhat household names really quickly,
within a matter of - what? - three, four months.
So it's hard to get used to, and it's really sometimes hard to understand.
- Ruben Studdard

This house better get cleaned up in six months.
The swamp is going to have to be drained pretty quickly.
- Ron Wyden

Three months.
I was playing the organ for three months.
It was a challenge for me in the beginning.
- Jimmy Smith

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as
a writer after those eight months as a fireman.
- Carl Sandburg

Seeing The English Patient is wonderfully draining,
but imagine acting in it for six months.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

I'll go do films for three or four months and then
I can't wait to go home to LA.
And I complain about LA left and right,
but then I always end up wanting to go home,
you know?
- Tobey Maguire

All creative people should be required to leave California
for three months every year.
- Gloria Swanson

The way I work, typically, I do everything at the very last minute.
Even if I was given two months, I'd do it in the last three days.
- Ayumi Hamasaki

I spend about eight months researching and outlining my book.
- Jeffery Deaver

I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy.
I just wanted to perform.
I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
- Keira Knightley

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

I haven't had sex in eight months.
To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.
- Lil' Kim

I don't like the dislocation of being away for months at a time.
It's not conducive to having a life.
- Bob Mould

About two months ago I finished a gospel tour.
- Cliff Richard

I was working straight for nine months and I'm exhausted.
I'm ready to relax for a little while and read.
I don't want to work for work sake; I have to be excited about it.
- Sanaa Lathan

I could never hold a job for more than three months,
which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots.
- Dennis Quaid

Also we will be carrying food and clothes for the Expedition Two crew.
And as well as spare parts for the EVA that will be
conducted from the station in the following months.
- Umberto Guidoni

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
- John Donne

I directed an episode of Touched by an Angel a couple of months ago,
and I will be doing more of that.
I just like to keep a bit of variety going;
it keeps things interesting.
- Gregory Harrison

There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs.
We recorded a few months of being human.
- Layne Staley


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