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Brooks Atkinson Quotes and Sayings

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After each war there is a little less democracy to save.
- Brooks Atkinson

There is no joy so great as that of reporting that
a good play has come to town.
- Brooks Atkinson

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education,
and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
- Brooks Atkinson

Don't be condescending to unskilled labor.
Try it for a half a day first.
- Brooks Atkinson

 

Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy.
- Brooks Atkinson

The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view.
Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view
kills anybody who has one.
- Brooks Atkinson

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.
Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
- Brooks Atkinson

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It seems not to have been written.
It is the quintessence of life.
It is the basic truth.
- Brooks Atkinson

People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true.
It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves
and taking responsibility for what they know.
- Brooks Atkinson

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth.
No one ever thought they were good at the time.
For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable
to the people who lived through them.
- Brooks Atkinson

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- 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

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

More marriages might survive if the partners realized
that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson

Technology is a gift of God.
After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
- Freeman Dyson

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

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

A man is incomplete until he is married.
After that, he is finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

It's a huge change for your body.
You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby,
because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
- Cindy Crawford

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must
say I have climbed my last political mountain.
- George C. Wallace

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

One's own religion is after all
a matter between oneself
and one's Maker and no one else's.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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