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Arthur Machen Quotes and Sayings

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Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its
source and final principles,
vanishes into mystery.
- Arthur Machen

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent
years the silly business of divination by dreams has
ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
- Arthur Machen

It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite
things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
- Arthur Machen

For, usually and fitly, the presence of an introduction
is held to imply that there is something of consequence
and importance to be introduced.
- Arthur Machen

 

If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before
which the sun hid his face,
it is often safe to conjecture that,
in sheer forgetfulness,
he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.
- Arthur Machen

It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater
nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams -
not by any means of all dreams -
moves,
it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.
- Arthur Machen

Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces
and classics of the world,
to the great and ancient and accepted things;
and I am here introducing a short,
small story of my own which appeared in The Evening
News about ten months ago.
- Arthur Machen

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Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness,
and hotness.
Each is the topic of a branch of physics.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

New technologies such as solar systems or hybrid cars
aren't created overnight.
By extending these tax credits we are giving this industry time to grow,
branch out and succeed.
- J. D. Hayworth

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which
consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford

The legislature's job is to write law.
It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.
- George W. Bush

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand,
and the freedom fighter's gun in the other.
Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
- Yasser Arafat

One way to find food for thought is to use the fork in the road,
the bifurcation that marks the place of emergence in
which a new line of development begins to branch off.
- William Irwin Thompson

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall.
Then I climb the tree and shake each limb,
and then each branch and then each twig,
and then I look under each leaf.
- Martin Luther

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work.
Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress,
and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.
- Bob Woodward

Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now.
Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers;
essentially,
a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.
- Greg Egan

The executive branch maneuvered this result deftly.
- Andrew Cohen

The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth;
like canasta,
it does away with the brother of talk after dinner.
- Mary McCarthy

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
- Frank Zappa

I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey,
and no one had ever taught anybody that young,
back in those days.
- Bernie Worrell

If you don't accept failure as a possibility,
you don't set high goals, you don't branch out,
you don't try - you don't take the risk.
- Rosalynn Carter

When I tried to branch out into comedy,
I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing
what I do naturally well,
or what the audience expects from me -
action pictures.
- Sylvester Stallone

What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any
new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans
may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
- James Madison

I want to branch out.
I want to write.
I write poetry.
I want to see my children grow up well.
- Annie Lennox

I've been in the legislative branch and now the executive
branch and in each case I felt it was important we
use our constitutional responsibilities to the fullest.
- John Engler

Historically, the judicial branch has often been the
sole protector of the rights of minority groups against
the will of the popular majority.
- Diane Watson

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her,
still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
- Victor Hugo

We're the only branch of government that explains itself
in writing every time it makes a decision.
- Byron White

I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions.
I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game.
- Aries Spears

The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church,
the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy.
He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place.
- Julian Bond

No, if there is an aspect of the executive branch of
the government that needs looking at,
I'm liable to be called in to look at it.
But I'm not the only one.
- Bill Goldberg

The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping
the role of the legislative branch of government.
- Todd Akin

We have not given science too big a place in our education,
but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too
great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
- Woodrow Wilson

Until politics are a branch of science we shall do
well to regard political and social reforms as experiments
rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
- John B. S. Haldane

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

There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati
in the American revolution,
of which George Washington was one of the shining lights,
was a branch of the Illuminati.
- Carroll Quigley

The executive branch has grown too strong,
the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.
- Lyn Nofziger

I think games are starting to branch out.
It's not just guys sitting at their computer stations.
Games are so fun, that everybody gets into them a little bit.
- Christian Slater

To remove ignorance is an important branch of benevolence.
- Ann Plato

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the
tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to
be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
- Matt LeBlanc

The manufacture of wax candles was another important
branch of business in the nunnery.
- Maria Monk

We didn't pass any constitutional amendments that affected
the executive branch while I was governor.
- John Engler

Let a bill, or law, be read, in the one branch or the other,
every one instantly thinks how it will affect his constituents.
- Ezra Stiles

The Jew is a devil in human form.
It is fitting that he be exterminated root and branch.
- Julius Streicher

Maintaining checks and balances on the power of the
Judiciary Branch and the other two branches is vital
to keep the form of government set up by our Founding Fathers.
- Todd Tiahrt

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
- James Branch Cabell

It is not the honor that you take with you,
but the heritage you leave behind.
- Branch Rickey

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.
- Branch Rickey

I followed my heart and figured that if I tried and failed,
at least I'd know that I tried.
- Michelle Branch

Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.
- Branch Rickey

While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time,
it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.
- James Branch Cabell

The first, or theoretic branch, that which explains the nature,
production, and distribution of wealth,
will be found to rest on a very few general propositions,
which are the result of observation,
or consciousness.
- Nassau William Senior

I don't care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day,
I'd want to do my job better than the fellow next to me.
I'd want to be the best at whatever I do.
- Branch Rickey

Thou shalt not steal.
I mean defensively.
On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.
- Branch Rickey

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most
difficult of the sciences and arts.
There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension,
judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
- Aleister Crowley

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in
those who would investigate the truth of our religion,
Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded
to every branch of human science.
- Simon Greenleaf

Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn't a moustache?
- James Branch Cabell

Problems are the price you pay for progress.
- Branch Rickey

No lady is ever a gentleman.
- James Branch Cabell

Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever.
He lived on the field as though it was his last day.
- Branch Rickey

The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in
which one does something to something and then compares
the result with the result obtained from doing the
same thing to something else,
or something else to the same thing.
- James Newman

Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil.
- Branch Rickey

I want to step up our voter-registration activities.
Not every branch does it, and not all the time.
I want them to go back and get out the vote because
I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year.
- Julian Bond

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results.
But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
- James Branch Cabell

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it -
a rock,
a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand -
as a final test.
If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make,
the painting is authentic.
If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.
- Marc Chagall

Books in a large university library system:
2,000,000.
Books in an average large city library:
10,000.
Average number of books in a chain bookstore:
30,000.
Books in an average neighborhood branch library:
20,000.
- Anthony Burgess

I'm lucky because I have a job I love.
I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed,
seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies.
I have a couple cats.
I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on
the road so I wont see him for a while.
I feel bad.
- Michelle Branch

Never surrender opportunity for security.
- Branch Rickey

If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort.
There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
- Branch Rickey


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