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Elizabeth Gaskell Quotes and Sayings

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Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her.
I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly,
and it wasn't me.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action,
so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what
evil comes from judging wrongly!
- Elizabeth Gaskell

To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing
to a second wife to a man!
- Elizabeth Gaskell

 

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly,
better than wise people for their wisdom.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

I'll not listen to reason...
reason always means what someone else has got to say.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

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The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon
from which we watch for it.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking
that their faults are always present to other people's minds,
as if they believe that the world is always contemplating
their individual charms and virtues.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief;
we could think of nothing else.
All night long we had only snatches of sleep,
waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief.
Every one is feeling the same.
I never knew so universal a feeling.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons,
madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life;
let us swear eternal friendship.
- Sydney Smith

Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress,
I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant
percentage of our sales outside the United States.
- Chris Chocola

Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
- Charlotte Bronte

Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk.
- Leonhard Euler

Madam: If you discover any more comets,
can you not wait until they are announced by the proper authorities?
- George Phillips Bond

Hell, madam, is to love no longer.
- Georges Bernanos

Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country.
It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation,
and it is time to secure our borders.
- Marsha Blackburn

The English, the plain English, of the politest address
of a gentleman to a lady is,
I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant:
Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master.
- Samuel Richardson

Madam Speaker, I have spent more than half my life
as a member of the Resources Committee.
In that time I have supported numerous wilderness designations.
In fact, I cannot recall ever opposing a wilderness bill.
- Nick Rahall

I have been brought up and trained to have
the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
- Winston Churchill

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde

By polluting clear water with slime you will never
find good drinking water.
- Aeschylus

A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is
just like being a born-again Christian.
- Artie Lange

Thanks be to God.
Since my leaving the drinking of wine,
I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better,
and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
- Samuel Pepys

Then trust me there's nothing like drinking,
So pleasant on this side of the grave:
It keeps the unhappy from thinking,
And makes e'en the valiant more brave.
- Charles Dibdin

It totally ruins my voice.
I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy.
- Mark Hoppus

When animators weren't sleeping, they were drinking.
- Joseph Barbera

There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch,
but the men ignored it.
- Esther Williams

I love going to the feed store and drinking coffee
and talking about how much rain we need.
- Thomas Haden Church

I tried to give up drugs by drinking.
- Lou Reed

I keep telling people: Don't make me the poster boy
for AA because I don't know a lot about sobriety,
but I do know a lot about drinking.
- Billy Joel

I'm not going to lie to you fellas, I've been drinking.
- Artie Lange

My suggestion is that we should first work to ensure
the Third World has clean drinking water and sanitation.
- Bjorn Lomborg

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving,
you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer.
- Clement Freud

So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking.
But I haven't managed that with drinking!
- Sharon Olds

But I think that the most important thing was to really stop drinking.
- Rick Allen

Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking,
except in being lazy.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

I'm a Method actor.
I spent years training for the drinking and carousing
I had to do in this film.
- George Clooney

I never used to drink water.
I am drinking six liters of water every day now.
That's the key.
- Warren Cuccurullo

If everybody in this town connected with politics had
to leave town because of chasing women and drinking,
you would have no government.
- Barry Goldwater

Drinking makes such fools of people,
and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.
- Robert Benchley

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne;
knowing him was like drinking it.
- Winston Churchill

The point of drinking in moderation is that sometimes
you don't drink in moderation.
- Artie Lange

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been
in not drinking enough water after training,
thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
- Bill Rodgers

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking
and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together.
And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me -
spiritually and financially.
- Denzel Washington

There will always be another group of kids going to college,
drinking beer, and discovering that movie.
Many of them have never even heard of SCTV.
- Rick Moranis

Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.
- Desi Arnaz

Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking.
- Casey Stengel

Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid,
the other was eating fireworks.
They charged one and let the other one off.
- Tommy Cooper

Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage.
- Jose Bergaman

Drinking bear is easy.
Trashing your hotel room is easy.
But being a Christian, that's a tough call.
That's rebellion.
- Alice Cooper

I've been drinking tequila for a long time now,
and it's never been about drinking to get drunk.
I don't do that.
I never drink tequila during the day,
and I don't drive at night.
- Sammy Hagar

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking,
unless it be lobster salad and Champagne,
the only true feminine and becoming viands.
- Lord Byron

I'm taking Viagra and drinking prune juice -
I don't know if I'm coming or going.
- Rodney Dangerfield

When I read about the evils of drinking,
I gave up reading.
- Henny Youngman

I'll quit coffee.
It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight,
but I'll get used to it.
It'll still be the best part of waking up.
- Megan Mullally

If it went on the ballot in Colorado,
I would vote to lower the drinking age.
- Pete Coors

I quit drinking, so I can think clear.
When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn't help the healing process.
- Freddie Hubbard

I've been watching what I eat.
When I was putting on all the weight,
I was drinking Guinness and not eating.
I didn't have room to because I was drinking all the time.
- Robbie Williams

But the trouble is that when you drink it,
you invariably meet other people drinking it.
- Oliver Reed

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
- Voltaire

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite
smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol
before, after and if need be during all meals
and in the intervals between them.
- Winston Churchill

I'm only drinking white wine because I'm on a diet and I don't eat.
- Oliver Reed

I'm talking like 10, 12 years old.
Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids.
I'm talking young here, not a college drinking crowd.
- George Thorogood

It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave,
or have a drug problem or a drinking problem.
- Jerry Orbach

It was my first scene.
My first day.
We could have started with me drinking a beer,
something a little less than having Barbies touching each other.
But they started with that.
- Gisele Bundchen

I do like beer, but lately I've started drinking non-alcoholic
beer and I like the taste of it and I don't get the alcohol,
so that's a good alternative also.
- Mike Ditka

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy;
Better than the pain of thinking,
Is to steep the sense in drinking.
- Alcaeus

That's sort of what I felt...
I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places.
- Joe Eszterhas

I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death,
but then I'm in no hurry.
- Robert Benchley


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