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Errol Morris Quotes and Sayings

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The proper route to an understanding of the world is
an examination of our errors about it.
- Errol Morris

Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole
in Vietnam and millions died.
I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again -
and if people can stop and think and reflect on some
of the ideas and issues in this movie,
perhaps I've done some damn good here!
- Errol Morris

Listening to what people were saying wasn't even important.
But it was important to look as if you were listening
to what people were saying.
Actually, listening to what people are saying,
to me, interferes with looking as if you were listening
to what people are saying.
- Errol Morris

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

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Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
- Thomas J. Watson

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

The proper office of a friend is to side with you
when you are in the wrong.
Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
- Mark Twain

At times it is folly to hasten at other times,
to delay.
The wise do everything in its proper time.
- Ovid

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper,
and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make
proper judgements about what is going on.
- Harry S. Truman

Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could
be saved through proper care and nursing.
- Louis Leakey

We have to make their livelihoods viable,
get them the proper prices for their produce,
try and make them stay rather than sell their property and leave again.
- Paddy Ashdown

Communication is about being effective,
not always about being proper.
- Bo Bennett

Hunter and I never got proper journalistic accreditation to go anywhere.
Nobody was giving us passes to go in here or there.
We always had to somehow talk our way in.
- Ralph Steadman

The proper method for hastening the decay of error
is by teaching every man to think for himself.
- William Godwin

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life,
who sets himself some serious work to do,
and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
- Sallust

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
- Moliere

Any idealism is a proper subject for art.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The military's own report says that one-third of deaths
and casualties could have been avoided if proper body
armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war.
- John Olver

It may be proper to observe, that I had now passed
the utmost frontier of the white settlements on that border.
- William Bartram

As a member of Congress, and a parent,
I understand the importance of ensuring that families
are able to provide a meaningful and proper burial for their loved ones.
- Jon Porter

The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore
not a proper arbiter of social policy.
- Lamar S. Smith

We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in
all of our planes so people can actually go with their
partner and have a proper night's sleep.
- Richard Branson

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

Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them.
They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
- Mike DeWine

With a mini series you can give the story a proper sense of pacing,
a proper sense of closure.
- Garth Ennis

Those who know how to win are much more numerous than
those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
- Polybius

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority,
and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good,
just, and honest.
- John Winthrop

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites,
and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
- Aeschylus

I'd bowled a lot, but I never really had proper lessons.
- John Goodman

I particularly recognize that reasonable people can
disagree as to what that proper balance or blend is
between privacy and security and safety.
- John Pistole

The sublimity of administration consists in knowing
the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
- Charles de Montesquieu

The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Time puts things in proper perspective.
- Cameron Crowe

Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate
unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare.
- William Vickrey

When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated,
and he does not have the proper education,
naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.
- Shirin Ebadi

A chronicle is very different from history proper.
- Howard Nemerov

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up,
a sound set of values - and witnesses.
- Franklin P. Jones

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for
time determines success or failure.
- Malcolm X

It is relatively easy to design for the perfect cases,
when everything goes right, or when all the information
required is available in proper format.
- Donald Norman

I should like to know what is the proper function of women,
if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home,
and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
- George Eliot

Sadism is all right in its place, but it should be directed to proper ends.
- Sigmund Freud

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting,
at the proper moment, what we know.
- Arthur Koestler

When it comes to social consequences,
they've got all different people acting in different ways,
very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success.
So, it's a difficult task.
- George Soros

Life itself is the proper binge.
- Julia Child

I happen to be one who believes very strongly that
state and local governments have their proper roles.
- Don Nickles

And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact
with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions
when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation?
- Melina Mercouri

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope

The Methodists love your big sinners,
as proper subjects to work upon.
- Horace Walpole

It's a little bit late in the day for men to object
that women are getting outside their proper sphere.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires
and fears and aspirations -
human emotions -
taking an intellectual form.
- Chauncey Wright

As a good wine must be kept in a good cask,
so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a
well-appointed inner ground.
- Johannes Tauler

Excellent, there's nothing quite like a blunt object
to reinforce proper administration ethics.
- Simon Travaglia

The science of the mind can only have for its proper
goal the understanding of human nature by every human being,
and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
- Alfred Adler

When you have a lot of resources, the most important
thing is to have had good parents and to have been
brought up by people who gave one the proper values.
- David Rockefeller

Proper names are rigid designators.
- Saul Kripke

You are not alone with a guy until you are a proper age.
You don't go to certain levels with men until you are
married or you have a certain relationship.
- Daisy Fuentes

I never quite envisioned myself a proper doctor under that white coat,
but I was interested in the idea of healing and in
the psychological dimension rather early on.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper
to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful
and entertaining authors.
- David Viscott

We were not treated by our own government as proper
human beings and consequently,
some outsiders did not regard us as the same kind of humans as themselves.
- Jung Chang

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.
- Morihei Ueshiba

It is impossible for our working people to maintain
their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining
a sufficient supply of fat,
allotted to them on a proper basis.
- Paul von Hindenburg

For most men, life is a search for the proper manila
envelope in which to get themselves filed.
- Clifton Fadiman

The generality have considered that disease is but
a confused and disordered effort in Nature,
thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain.
- Thomas Sydenham

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty,
just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
- John Ruskin

The bottom line is, if somebody doesn't go through
proper security screening,
they're not going to go on the flight.
- John Pistole


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