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Eric Bentley Quotes and Sayings

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Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language,
we have jargon: instead of principles,
slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas,
bright ideas.
- Eric Bentley

Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
- Eric Bentley

If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.
- Eric Bentley

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

 

When we find someone whose weirdness
is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall into
mutually satisfying weirdness -
and call it love - true love.
- Robert Fulghum.

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings,
and so, give them the power to pull ours.
- Aldous Huxley

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace,
more about killing that we know about living.
- Omar N. Bradley

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They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

There are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

We want to feel that this earth is all ours,
like our parents' house when we were children.
- Ella Maillart

If we continue to allow the federal government to live beyond its means,
we will all soon have to live beneath ours.
- Joe Miller

They are the guiding oracles which man has found out
for himself in that great business of ours,
of learning how to be, to do, to do without,
and to depart.
- John Morley

Insurgents throughout Iraq continue to threaten our
efforts and pose a danger to stability in the region.
They fight not for their country, but rather against ours.
- Paul Gillmor

Year by year we are learning that in this restless,
strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew.
Everything was ours; how happy we were then,
but then once upon a time never comes again.
- Johnny Mercer

We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit;
perhaps it is larger than ours is,
for it can take in almost anything without effort.
- Christopher Morley

We have all had the experience of finding that our
reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
- James Baldwin

There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours;
Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers.
- Gerald Massey

There are loads of countries that have nice written constitutions like ours.
But there aren't loads of countries where they're followed.
- Stephen Breyer

Ours is a world where people don't know what they want
and are willing to go through hell to get it.
- Don Marquis

Let us seize the special opportunity that is ours to
act boldly and decisively at a time when the eyes of our fellow citizens,
both present and future, are upon us.
- Bob Taft

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Not as ours the books of old - Things that steam can stamp and fold;
Not as ours the books of yore -
Rows of type,
and nothing more.
- Austin Dobson

But I think theatre in a repressive society is an immensely
exciting event and theatre in a luxurious old,
affluent old society like ours is an entertaining event.
- Janet Suzman

We have met the enemy, and they are ours.
- Oliver Perry

But ya have to make videos in the States.
Usually ours just look too serious.
We haven't got it together.
- Evan Dando

U2 is an original species...
there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless;
and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to
show than a rainy Sunday in London.
- Thomas de Quincey

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

The idea of a language more simple than ours.
- John Dudley

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods.
We have ours, they have theirs.
That is what's known as infinity.
- Jean Cocteau

At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country.
It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
- Paul Martin

How shall I speak of Doom, and ours in special,
But as of something altogether common?
- Donald Justice

Greek was very much a live language,
and a language still unconscious of grammar,
not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries.
- Gilbert Murray

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
- David Herbert Lawrence

And ours is a business that requires discipline and focus.
- Jim Cantalupo

It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours
was to be a literary partnership.
- Mary A. Ward

When we want to have our own style of living,
it is nobody's business but ours.
What we do in private is our private business.
- Eartha Kitt

Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up
some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
- Iris Murdoch

The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining,
illumines a world which surely is no longer ours;
for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.
- Pierre Loti

I believe that what we are fighting here is not just
a small group of people who have hijacked a religion,
but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
- Tom Tancredo

This is a war universe.
War all the time.
That is its nature.
There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles,
but ours seems to be based on war and games.
- William Burroughs

None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army.
To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.
- Thomas Jefferson

No one is to blame.
It is neither their fault nor ours.
It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
- Alexander Herzen

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority.
That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
- Hannah Arendt

Ours is a country built more on people than on territory.
The Jews will come from everywhere: from France,
from Russia, from America, from Yemen...
Their faith is their passport.
- David Ben-Gurion

But, you know again, getting back to what a group like ours might represent -
the cleanliness thing.
- Bruce Johnston

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic
of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
- Theodore Roosevelt

So the bandwidth issue is definitely a big concern of ours.
- Shawn Fanning

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge;
it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
- John Locke

To use for our exclusive benefit what is not ours is theft.
- Jose Marti

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called
America before the white man came,
an Indian said simply, "Ours."
- Vine Deloria, Jr.

Ours is an open and accepting society,
and has historically provided an avenue for lawful
immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
- Spencer Bachus

I won't say ours was a tough school,
but we had our own coroner.
We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.
- Lenny Bruce

Ours is an excessively conscious age.
We know so much, we feel so little.
- David Herbert Lawrence

They politics like ours profess, the greater prey upon the less.
- Matthew Green

If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair,
ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.
- Marshall McLuhan

Wherever we've travelled in this great land of ours,
we've found that people everywhere are about 90% water.
- David Letterman

U2 is an original species...
there are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

France generates a significant part of its energy requirements
from fission reactors and these have achieved a perfect safety record.
We build ours all differently.
- Wilson Greatbatch

There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the
first consciousness of love,
the first fluttering of its silken wings.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty.
Some of the cops were even friends of ours.
But a cop can go both ways.
- Martin Scorsese

This is the kind of situation that can tear people apart.
It tears at the fabric of your soul and can certainly
tear at your marriage and ours has gotten only stronger.
- Shelley Fabares

Ours was not a political household, when I was growing up.
- Judith Guest

Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals.
- Juliette G. Low

Nature is at work.
Character and destiny are her handiwork.
She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence.
All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
- David Seabury

Japan is an important ally of ours.
Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity,
60 percent of the GNP, two countries.
That's a statement in and of itself.
- Dan Quayle

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.
- John Gunther

The difference between our decadence and the Russians
is that while theirs is brutal,
ours is apathetic.
- David Sarnoff


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