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Ernie Pyle Quotes and Sayings

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Swinging first and swinging to kill is all that matters now.
- Ernie Pyle

Our artillery has really been sensational.
For once we have enough of something and at the right time.
Officers tell me they actually have more guns than
they know what to do with.
- Ernie Pyle

At last we are in it up to our necks,
and everything is changed, even your outlook on life.
- Ernie Pyle

Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows -
the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed
the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
- Ernie Pyle

 

War makes strange giant creatures out of us little
routine men who inhabit the earth.
- Ernie Pyle

I've been immersed in it too long.
My spirit is wobbly and my mind is confused.
The hurt has become too great.
- Ernie Pyle

All the rest of us - you and me and even the thousands
of soldiers behind the lines in Africa -
we want terribly yet only academically for the war to get over.
- Ernie Pyle

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It was a night when London was ringed and stabbed with fire.
- Ernie Pyle

About every two minutes a new wave of planes would be over.
The motors seemed to grind rather than roar,
and to have an angry pulsation like a bee buzzing in blind fury.
- Ernie Pyle

If you go long enough without a bath,
even the fleas will leave you alone.
- Ernie Pyle

If I can just see the European war out I think I might
feel justified in quitting the war.
- Ernie Pyle

The men are walking.
They are fifty feet apart, for dispersal.
Their walk is slow, for they are dead weary,
as you can tell even when looking at them from behind.
Every line and sag of their bodies speaks their inhuman exhaustion.
- Ernie Pyle

But to the fighting soldier that phase of the war is behind.
It was left behind after his first battle.
His blood is up.
He is fighting for his life, and killing now for him
is as much a profession as writing is for me.
- Ernie Pyle

The closest fires were near enough for us to hear the
crackling flames and the yells of firemen.
Little fires grew into big ones even as we watched.
Big ones died down under the firemen's valor only to break out again later.
- Ernie Pyle

I've really been sick with this cold,
but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow
except I was just so low in spirit,
I didn't have the will to struggle against them when
my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.
- Ernie Pyle

The American soldier is quick in adapting himself to a new mode of living.
Outfits which have been here only three days have dug
vast networks of ditches three feet deep in the bare brown earth.
They have rigged up a light here and there with a storage battery.
- Ernie Pyle

The front-line soldier wants it to be got over by the
physical process of his destroying enough Germans to end it.
He is truly at war.
The rest of us, no matter how hard we work,
are not.
- Ernie Pyle

In their eyes as they pass is not hatred,
not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory -
there is just the simple expression of being here as
though they had been here doing this forever,
and nothing else.
- Ernie Pyle

Someday when peace has returned to this odd world I
want to come to London again and stand on a certain
balcony on a moonlit night and look down upon the peaceful
silver curve of the Thames with its dark bridges.
- Ernie Pyle

I was away from the front lines for a while this spring,
living with other troops, and considerable fighting
took place while I was gone.
When I got ready to return to my old friends at the
front I wondered if I would sense any change in them.
- Ernie Pyle

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

The pendulum is swinging back to the HD-DVD camp.
- John Freeman

The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.
- Tris Speaker

I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.
- Roberto Clemente

I'm going to go down swinging...
I'm sure as heck not going to go home and say I had a bad tournament.
- Andre Agassi

Ideas came with explosive immediacy,
like an instant birth.
Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum;
it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
- Eugene Field

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
- Duke Snider

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America
between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
- Babe Ruth

Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the
arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
- Eric Hoffer

With four people you can create one very strong kind of energy,
but if you can get 65 people working together,
and swinging together, that's a whole other kind of energy.
- Chuck Mangione

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks,
Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes,
but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.
- Frank Capra

I was going to live on my salary or go down swinging.
- Gene Tierney

No, no, no separate but equal...
never the twain shall meet.
And the pendulum kept swinging and it came to rest
in the bastard hybrid known as the Daily Show.
- Mo Rocca

The outward man is the swinging door;
the inner man is the still hinge.
- Meister Eckhart

In the first Spider-Man, at the end of the movie,
Peter Parker had to deny himself a relationship with
a girl that he's in love with.
The very next thing that happens is that he's swinging through the city.
- John Dykstra

If you look at a record under a microscope,
the high frequencies are short jagged edges...
and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds.
When it cut it at half speed, you're getting more of those on the record.
- Herb Alpert

I've always swung the same way.
The difference is when I swing and miss,
people say, 'He's swinging for the fences.'
But when I swing and make contact people say,
'That's a nice swing.' But there's no difference,
it's the same swing.
- Sammy Sosa

My only problem is the fear that opposition bowlers
might go for my fingers and that's why I was scared of the short ball.
Now I am struggling with the ball pitching up and swinging away.
I just keep nicking that one.
- Shane Warne

Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything.
They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead.
These actors end up making really safe choices.
I never wanted to go that route.
If I go down, I'm going down swinging.
- Matt Damon

A blind bloke walks into a shop with a guide dog.
He picks the Dog up and starts swinging it around his head.
Alarmed, a shop assistant calls out:
'Can I help,
sir?' 'No thanks,' says the blind bloke.
'Just looking.'
- Tommy Cooper

And, you know, you try and preach to them there's more
to this game than just walking up to home plate,
swinging the bat, fielding a ground ball.
There's some dedication in it, some love you've got to put into this work.
- Eddie Murray

From one point of view, one individual's vote
doesn't make any difference whatsoever.
The probability of an election swinging
by a single vote is infinitesimal.
On the other hand, if everybody took the attitude
that voting didn't matter, there could never
be a democratically elected government - at all.
So, does your vote matter? You bet your vote matters.
And, at least as much as your vote matters,
your intention for the future of the world matters.
That's so important, it's worth saying again.
At Least As Much As Your Vote Matters,
Your Intention For The Future Of The Entire World Matters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here's kind of my motto - if you're not happy at home,
you're not happy anywhere else.
- Angie Harmon

Not for nothing is their motto TGIF -
'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends,
when they can go do what they really want to do.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be,
seek simplicity and distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The Giants were supposed to have a new motto,
'Shut up and deal.'
- Alvin Dark

What's my motto when it comes to money? Don't put so much emphasis on it!
- Janice Dickinson

Agitate!
Agitate!
Ought to be the motto of every reformer.
Agitation is the opposite of stagnation -
the one is life,
the other death.
- Ernestine L. Rose

There are mystically in our faces certain characters
which carry in them the motto of our souls,
wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.
- Thomas Browne

This has always been a motto of mine:
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
- Bette Davis

My new motto is: When you're through changing,
you're through.
- Martha Stewart

I have a motto: Work to become, not to acquire.
- Alan Kulwicki

The Seinfeld motto: No learning, no hugging.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
- Charles Lamb

Caution, not exuberance, should be our fiscal motto.
- John Chafee

My motto is: Live every day to the fullest -
in moderation.
- Lindsay Lohan

The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
- Rumer Godden

Concentration is my motto - first honesty,
then industry, then concentration.
- Andrew Carnegie

I guess it comes back to the old motto,
you have you're fifteen minutes a fame.
- Steve Brown

Think before you speak is criticism's motto;
speak before you think,
creation's.
- E. M. Forster

A lot of my humor does come from anger.
It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me -
which is pretty much my motto anyways.
- Courteney Cox

When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself'
is a good motto for Scoutmasters.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is:
'Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?'
- Terry Prachett

Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service
will abide by its well-known,
although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver.
- John McHugh

Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government.
We can't afford divisive polity in India.
- Manmohan Singh

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom;
to serve all,
but love only one.
- Honore de Balzac

I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy,
but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more.
Women's rights are nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony

Our motto is whenever you make a mistake,
do it twice.
- Neil Finn

The motto should not be: Forgive one another;
rather understand one another.
- Emma Goldman

In order to maintain an untenable position,
you have to be actively ignorant.
One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts,
I'm going with the truth.'
- Stephen Colbert


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