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Bernard Levin Quotes and Sayings

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What has happened to architecture since the second
world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate
it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?
- Bernard Levin

Once, when a British Prime Minister sneezed,
men half a world away would blow their noses.
Now when a British Prime Minister sneezes nobody else
will even say 'Bless You'.
- Bernard Levin

Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers,
prevention efforts naturally begin with it.
- Bernard Levin

Ask a man which way he is going to vote,
and he will probably tell you.
Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin

 

No amount of manifest absurdity...
could deter those who wanted to believe from believing.
- Bernard Levin

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

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When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
- Carl Jung

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
- Anonymous

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our
recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
- Peter Berger

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
- Allen Klein

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever
invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
- Irving R. Kaufman

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has
been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
- George Lucas

Well that's actually happened to me a couple of times...
but I really think that men, when it comes to falling in love,
are less...
I guess you could say less aggressive.
- Alicia Machado

But acting just sort of happened and I found that I loved it.
It was such a challenge.
- Rachael Leigh Cook

Drugs will get you out of your own way,
but we lived it, and that's dangerous.
It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul,
and that's what happened.
- Steven Tyler

The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth,
as with a horse.
This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.
- Victoria Abril

The one time I was an actor, it happened to be in a
globally dominant juggernaut.
That was lucky.
- Sarah Vowell

When I'm 60, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder,
What really happened that year?
- Christa McAuliffe

Now I know that that is just the phenomena of eating this way.
Most all of my letters say I hit a plateau and then
one morning I woke up and the melt had happened.
- Suzanne Somers

I was with the U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell,
which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
- Michael Ignatieff

A new release of Plan 9 happened in June,
and at about the same time a new release of the Inferno system,
which began here, was announced by Vita Nuova.
- Dennis Ritchie

One might have thought the world would stop ascribing
moral equivalence between acts of terrorism and acts of punishing terrorism.
It has not happened that way.
- Theodore Bikel

Best thing that's happened this year? Maybe Hostel.
It was a great experience.
I loved it.
- Jay Hernandez

I spent a year in a 12-step program,
really committed,
because I could not believe what had happened -
that I might have killed myself.
- Carrie Fisher

I got to do a whole slew of TV movies playing the bad guy,
including an episode of Smallville.
That would never have happened if I hadn't done the Stand.
- Corin Nemec

Everything that I had done creatively related to two
or three incidents that happened to me when I was a
child that I'd forgotten.
Everything, absolutely everything.
- Pete Townshend

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what
happened in Stalin's Russia:
it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain.
- Tony Benn

I'm a working stiff.
I just happened to be around at the right time,
and nobody else wanted the job.
- Harry Bridges

The moment-of-conception fallacy implies that fertilization
is a simple process with never a doubt as to whether
it has or has not happened.
- George C. Williams

Everything that has happened to me is of value to me.
As painful as certain things are, and have been,
and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work.
- Martin Landau

So I did 'Something Happened on the Way to Heaven'
and the original version is a ballad.
The original Phil record is uptempo but we slowed it
down and made it a ballad.
- Deborah Cox

I had always dreamed of winning Wimbledon and when
it happened it was very stressful.
It was more of a relief!
- Pat Cash

With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night,
and get married the same night.
I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I didn't decide to be a photographer;
I just happened to fall into it.
- Berenice Abbott

Had there been a reporter along with Lieutenant Calley
when he massacred those people in Vietnam,
I think that probably wouldn't have happened.
- Bob Schieffer

I thought my book was done, then we went to Hawaii
and the whole last chapter happened.
- Mariel Hemingway

What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession,
a war of independence, no different in principle from
what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.
- L. Neil Smith

I didn't run off with the secretary.
It made it seem like I had committed adultery and then
ran off with a secretary,
neither of which happened.
- Randall Terry

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
- Virginia Woolf

That reminds me of something that happened to me when I was a kid.
- Jean Shepherd

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have
I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what
happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
- Morris Dees

While most of the things you've worried about have never happened,
it's a different story with the things you haven't worried about.
They are the ones that happen.
- Ruth Rendell

A funny thing happened on the way to the election -
I got to the Senate first.
- Pierre Salinger

A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Because the world is in economic recession,
which worsened since this drama happened,
and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
- Omar Bongo

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.
I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the
paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
- Ajay Naidu

I think one of the important things that's happened
in the course of the century is that life expectancy has doubled.
- Ron Chernow

Yeah, what happened was Universal wanted one of the
characters to be nice so they chose me so there was
a scene where the girl was tied to the bed and I let her go.
- Matthew McGrory

There is no such thing as a person that nothing has happened to,
and each person's story is as different as his fingertips.
- Elsa Lanchester

I happened to be one of those who thought all these expenses necessary,
and I had the good fortune to have the majority of
both houses of Parliament on my side.
- Robert Walpole

But I never really thought that I would be extraordinarily successful at skating,
it's just something that happened, you know.
- Scott Hamilton


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