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Fritz Kreisler Quotes and Sayings

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Signs of fatigue soon manifested themselves more and more strongly,
and slowly the men dropped out one by one,
from sheer exhaustion.
No murmur of complaint, however, would be heard.
- Fritz Kreisler

I saw a great many men die afterwards,
some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death
that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon.
- Fritz Kreisler

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

IN trying to recall my impressions during my short
war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army,
I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused.
- Fritz Kreisler

 

The outbreak of the war found my wife and me in Switzerland,
where we were taking a cure.
- Fritz Kreisler

Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation,
suddenly paled and sickened.
- Fritz Kreisler

One gets into a strange psychological,
almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing
line which probably prevents the mind's eye from observing
and noticing things in a normal way.
- Fritz Kreisler

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What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere.
No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly
increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations.
- Fritz Kreisler

Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before,
I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife,
in order to report for duty.
As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors.
- Fritz Kreisler

Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual
conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite
a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches,
in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and
the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.
- Fritz Kreisler

We started at once to dig our trenches,
half of my platoon stepping forward abreast,
the men being placed an arm's length apart.
After laying their rifles down, barrels pointing to the enemy,
a line was drawn behind the row of rifles and parallel to it.
- Fritz Kreisler

The moral effect of the thundering of one's own artillery is most extraordinary,
and many of us thought that we had never heard any
more welcome sound than the deep roaring and crashing
that started in at our rear.
- Fritz Kreisler

Suddenly, at about ten o'clock, a dull thud sounded
somewhere far away from us,
and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud
about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded.
The battle had begun.
- Fritz Kreisler

My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse,
insisting upon being sent to the front,
in order to be as near me as could be,
but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to
go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the
rear of the actual operations.
- Fritz Kreisler

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
- Rupert Murdoch

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
- Robert H. Schuller

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A lot people I know - it drives them crazy when they're watching,
to see the people with their signs and waving,
but there's something that's very inclusive about it.
- Katie Couric

NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft
in orbit for signs of damage.
- Marc Garneau

Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift.
- Gustav Mahler

See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person
are you? Are you the kind that sees signs,
sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?
- M. Night Shyamalan

There are no road signs to help navigate.
And, in fact, no one has yet determined which side
of the road we're supposed to be on.
- Steve Case

Nearly all institutions, it might be said,
are based on signs, but these signs do not directly evoke things.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Have you ever been to Glens Falls? The city limits
signs are on the same post.
- Bobby Heenan

One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence
for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
- Pauline Kael

Our people could not talk with these white-faced men,
but they used signs which all people understand.
- Chief Joseph

Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
- Lafcadio Hearn

There are three signs of senility.
The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems.
The second sign is that he forgets to zip up.
The third sign is that he forgets to zip down.
- Paul Erdos

One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
- Franz Kafka

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six,
but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda

The only way to find that territory is trying to keep
your mind constantly open.
That's the only way that you're ever going to see the
sort of signs of where to go.
- Tom Jenkinson

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to
honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that
calls for the respect of a child.
- Alice Miller

The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking.
In each instance there were warning signs before the attack,
and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.
- Diane Watson

I used to think that one of the great signs of security
was the ability to just walk away.
- Jack Nicholson

The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language
and offers no other signs.
- Arthur E. Waite

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility.
It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -
commitment to a scenario.
- Jean Baudrillard

When many astronauts go to space, they see the insignificant
size of the earth and vastness of space,
and they become very religious, because they have seen the Signs of Allah.
- Cat Stevens

The individual who signs the check has the ultimate power.
- Jerry Rubin

In complex trains of thought signs are indispensable.
- George Henry Lewes

I found out only recently that we were making an index of enemy code signs.
- Mary Wesley

It's like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn't be a boxer,
so I quit.
- Olivier Martinez

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue,
speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged
children for signs of improvement.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

I've always despised old people.
I got angry at my father when he began to show signs of age.
- William Steig

There are some hopeful signs coming out of China in
the statements they've made since the since September 11.
- Fred Thompson

We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics...
but instead there is a terrible resurgence.
These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.
- Dario Fo

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep,
and God can speak to that, either by words,
by proverbs, by signs and similitudes,
as well as if one was awake.
- John Bunyan

In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party,
these are only the products of the absence of a broad
Labour movement in the country.
- Karl Radek

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication
and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment
can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.
- Norm Dicks

No one has been barred on account of his race
from fighting or dying for America,
there are no white or colored signs
on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
- John F. Kennedy

The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery.
- George Voinovich

I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection
on the part of all the Thai people.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

Search for beauty without features, something deeper than any signs.
- Francesca da Rimini

I share the opinion of those of broader vision,
who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg

You know, I designed the Queen crest.
I simply combined all the creatures that represent
our star signs-and I don't even believe in astrology.
- Freddie Mercury

Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents
and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated,
which include all children.
And so we sought for signs.
- Anthony Hecht

People can expect to see a lot of me -
I'm not too proud to stand on corners and hold my campaign signs.
- Albert Wynn

Black frost.
The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter.
Your stars cluster in evil signs.
- Georg Trakl

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art
is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection;
that its militants thought it universal is only one
of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
- Susan Sontag

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a
sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
- Virginia Woolf

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world
if words were taken for what they are,
the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
- John Locke

Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and memories of the signs that it's over.
It's over.
- Jeff Buckley

All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
- Denis Diderot

I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree
with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump,
but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.
- Roy Lichtenstein

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways
signs of God's mercy to me.
- Thomas Merton

On the night of the 1st of September we observed for
the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood.
Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry,
and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses.
- William Bligh

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest
virtue and its greatest fault.
It must speak, and speak immediately,
while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and
the signs of horror are still in the air.
- Henry Anatole Grunwald

I'm not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs,
like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small
proportion of the population,
plus elections in the US are much more dominated by
money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy.
- Peter Singer

If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising,
there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous.
It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly.
- Michael Schudson


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