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Benjamin Shahn Quotes and Sayings

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It used to be twelve people crowded around a sewing table;
now it's ten.
- Benjamin Shahn

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

 

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

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I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
- Mae West

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

I'm not used to feeling so human.
Is it always like this?
- Edward, from Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

I used to be afraid of looking at the audience.
- Robert Goulet

I mean, a Mexican boy couldn't be anything else but an Indian.
And why did you take the name of Quinn,
they used to say to me.
Hey, you're an Indian, so I played Indians.
- Anthony Quinn

It's nice to be able to backtrack and not be embarrassed
by the music you used to listen to.
- Will Oldham

My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and
too little to hitch a wagon -
no good for a damn thing.
- Dan Blocker

I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual
trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along.
I don't believe in anything.
I'd seen mediums and readers.
- Harold Ramis

It was by design that we mostly used pictures that
you could not necessarily see what was going on,
and that didn't really focus in on the band,
but instead focused in on a theme.
- Mike McCready

When I was little, we used to have Atari.
- Rachel Dratch

I started using film as part of live theatre performance -
what used to be called performance art -
and I became intrigued by film.
- Mike Figgis

Think of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges.
They used the same actors over and over again.
- Matthew Modine

Am I sounding better or am I just getting used to my voice?
- Brett Somers

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync
in some ways with the decision-making process that
the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work.
- Chuck Close

At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass
away free and charge five dollars for the second glass.
The refill contained the antidote.
- Emo Philips


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