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Dashiell Hammett Quotes and Sayings

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I haven't any sort of plans for the future but I reckon
things will work out in some manner.
- Dashiell Hammett

The roof might fall in; anything could happen.
- Dashiell Hammett

With what dope I got I think it fills me in pretty well.
- Dashiell Hammett

Another man whose social life has ruined him.
- Dashiell Hammett

 

I have not killed anyone.
They will not let me.
- Dashiell Hammett

You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain't one.
- Dashiell Hammett

Strictly speaking, there are no real substitutes for sexual satisfaction.
- Dashiell Hammett

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Thanks for the information about what we call business.
- Dashiell Hammett

Looks like she's been slapping the kid again.
- Dashiell Hammett

Feed the lettuce to the bunny and eat the bunny.
- Dashiell Hammett

I don't know much about him; never heard him say more than nope or yup.
- Dashiell Hammett

People always say things like, Oh, well,
he was suffering so much that he was better off dying.
But that's not true.
You're always better off living.
- Dashiell Hammett

It's awfully easy to be in love in jail.
- Dashiell Hammett

She seems to be having a pretty good time despite her worrying.
That's Lily.
- Dashiell Hammett

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice,
and promised to repast the chat to other members of
the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out.
- Dashiell Hammett

It's sometimes better to pretend I don't hear the sound
of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun.
- Dashiell Hammett

I've been as bad an influence on American literature
as anyone I can think of.
- Dashiell Hammett

I deserve all the love you can spare me.
And I want a lot more than I deserve.
- Dashiell Hammett

I like women.
I really like women.
- Dashiell Hammett

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi


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