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George Woodcock Quotes and Sayings

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I believe in that connection between freedom and the city.
- George Woodcock

When you act dramatically in that way it often has
a consequence that is very negative.
- George Woodcock

Orwell was the sort of man who was full of grievances.
He was very loyal.
Once he got to know you, he was extremely loyal.
He hated passionately and irrationally.
- George Woodcock

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

 

I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world
can be for a man of free intelligence.
- George Woodcock

I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual.
I always answered all the questions off the top of
my head but they nevertheless resented because of that.
- George Woodcock

It doesn't really mean a great deal of difference to a life.
You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing,
you leave it.
I've done it on several occasions.
- George Woodcock

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My split with the university was over the fact that
I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India.
- George Woodcock

I don't believe in kicking away ladders.
By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer,
small magazines that didn't pay anything,
and that sort of thing.
- George Woodcock

My early wounds were the English school system among other things.
It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in
which boys got what was called the school spirit.
- George Woodcock

I like to move among painters, mathematicians,
psychologists, people who can tell me something.
- George Woodcock

It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood,
companions and this sort of thing.
- George Woodcock

I was allowed to wander where I could.
Here is a case in which you search for your independence
and allow something creative to come out of that.
- George Woodcock

You can be bound by physical things,
as I am by certain sicknesses,
but nevertheless you can still be free to recognize
that all initiatives really come from yourself if you
don't depend upon structures of government or structures of any kind.
- George Woodcock

What I'm going to be given I gather is not the key to the city,
which in many cities is the case.
It's the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always
been associated traditionally within the city.
- George Woodcock

Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments
from magazines with large circulations,
I very often refuse to write for them and still write
sometimes for small magazines for nothing.
- George Woodcock

I suppose I'm led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries -
people whom I've admired,
people who I thought were ten times better than me
when I was in my twenties and early thirties.
I may have been right.
- George Woodcock

They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted
through the decision of a council that consisted almost
entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so.
They said no, no unpaid.
So I immediately resigned.
- George Woodcock

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

You can, when you believe you can.
- Anonymous

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Your life becomes what you believe.
- Jewel

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead


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