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Bert Lance Quotes and Sayings

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
- Bert Lance

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

 

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this,
I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born,
my first child, it felt like my heart broke.
- Tea Leoni

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What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
- Alan Paton

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've always said when I broke in I was an average player.
I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat.
I am still average in all of those.
- Brooks Robinson

The drink? Yes, I've had tough times in my life,
especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife,
my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia.
- Paul Gascoigne

If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well
be with actors as anyone else.
They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better.
- Peter Finch

I was in Liverpool city center and I thought I broke one of my toes,
just by jumping on buses.
I put my arm in the door on the outside,
and the bus just drives away with me naked.
- Mark Roberts

As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three,
I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into
the business at the age of four as a singer.
- Mel Torme

As they marched, the crowds lining the route broke into applause,
a sweet and deeply felt spontaneous pattering that
was a sort of communal embrace.
Welcome home.
- Lance Morrow

I was supposed to be on the Tonight Show but I broke my shoulder instead.
- Rip Taylor

It just broke my heart, and I had to get away from it.
I love them to death, but they know how bad it got.
It's not their fault, but I couldn't do that any longer.
- Brian Welch

Being broke is a temporary situation.
Being poor is a state of mind.
- Mike Todd

I've always thought if it's not broke,
why fix it?
- Tim Hardaway

When I said I didn't have a cent, I didn't.
I used to get annoyed with people who said they were
broke when they had five dollars.
- Paul Lynde

The president's claim that Social Security is going
broke is misleading at best.
The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt
that the system needs to be strengthened.
- Grace Napolitano

When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open.
Now you're up against strong competition.
- Larry King

They all hope I will go broke and I wouldn't like to cause them displeasure.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

Miles Davis had me play and he hired me the following week and after that,
everything broke wide open.
- Miroslav Vitous

World War I broke out largely because of an arms race,
and World War II because of the lack of an arms race.
- Herman Kahn

God made me and broke the mold.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I was the worst hitter ever.
I never even broke a bat until last year when I was
backing out of the garage.
- Lefty Gomez

If my father's business hadn't gone broke,
I'd be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now.
What an awful thought!
- Cesar Romero

It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman
and my lyric pad and started writing.
- Lou Gramm

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

I broke down on Thursday, Nov.
3, and told Sheriff Howard Wells the truth.
It wasn't easy, but after the truth was out,
I felt like the world was lifted off my shoulders.
- Susan Smith

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes,
but don't try selling sunshine and light -
you'll go broke.
- Chuck Jones

Music I heard with you was more than music,
and bread I broke with you was more than bread.
Now that I am without you, all is desolate;
all that was once so beautiful is dead.
- Conrad Aiken

You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
- Casey Stengel

Somebody asked my friend Bob Seger, Why do you think
the Eagles broke up? He said,
Hotel California.
- Glenn Frey

I've always done what I thought was good if I could
live on what they were offering-and sometimes if I couldn't.
So even when I was broke, my career didn't lack for interest.
- Sam Waterston

My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one
broke and I decided not to put it back on:
when I play chords I only play bar chords,
and the top one always used to cut me there.
- Brian Eno

Well I think they broke the mould when they made me
and being humble is one of my great assets.
- Larry Hagman

We loved Andy, so we wanted to keep him.
He was in both bands, but Nerve Agents broke up.
- Brody Armstrong

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune.
A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that,
but they are broke.
- Mike Tyson

I was really small when jazz broke through in England
and I can still remember sneaking off to the living
room to listen to it on the radio -
much to my parent's disapproval.
- Jeff Beck

In between, I go broke because I seem to do movies
where you're not paid a lot as an actor.
- Sean Penn

Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with
the United States military and the CIA.
- Ed Markey

Last good pratfall I did, I broke bones in both hands.
I still feel it when people shake my hand.
- Chevy Chase

He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke,
Submits his neck into a second yoke.
- Robert Herrick

While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework,
I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.
- Kit Bond

We never got anything out of the recordings.
I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square.
I was broke, but I was happy.
- Jennifer Garner

I was in a band called the valentines and they broke up last week.
- Bon Scott

We changed our image.
At least when we ran out on the field or broke the huddle,
we would look like winners.
- Hayden Fry

Normal people...
believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Engineers believe that if it ain't broke,
it doesn't have enough features yet.
- Scott Adams

I broke up the band in the office in Gerrard Street.
- Georgie Fame

Until Charlie broke his ankle in Toronto,
we were as good a unit as anybody.
- Marcel Dionne

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo.
He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14,
and they amputated it.
- Roald Dahl

To have gone through so much work to heal myself and
have my mother not acknowledge in any way that she
was sorry for what had happened to me,
broke my heart.
- Anne Heche

I didn't even remember it because it kind of came up,
and then a week later it said I broke up with him.
- Rosario Dawson

I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending
more time alone than I'd like.
- Lucinda Williams

We had our first earthquake over here recently.
That was a bizarre feeling.
I just became disoriented and I remember my dad freaking out.
Nothing broke or anything.
- Ashley Scott

George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though
he lost the popular vote,
he governed as if he had won by acclamation.
- Tony Snow

My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah,
my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.
- Rodney Dangerfield

When I look back at The Judy Garland Show,
I have such mixed feelings.
It broke my mother's heart when they canceled it.
- Lorna Luft

Then when Gladys Knight came in to do my songs that
was the straw that broke the camel's back.
- Brenda Holloway

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore
because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his,
like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
- Sid Vicious

This is a big deal.
My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those
young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu
in the absence of a plan.
It broke our heart.
- Dick Armey

To be famous and broke is hard.
- David Spade

We had gay burglars the other night.
They broke in and rearranged the furniture.
- Robin Williams

Red Skelton...
I broke into tears when I met him.
- Rip Taylor

I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues,
the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars,
and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job.
- Nolan Ryan

They put me on television.
And the whole thing broke loose.
It was wild, I tell ya for sure.
- Elvis Presley

I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends.
- Ronnie Montrose


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