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Henri Rousseau Quotes and Sayings

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Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle.
- Henri Rousseau

I cannot now change my style, which I acquired,
as you can imagine, by dint of labour.
- Henri Rousseau

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
- Henri Rousseau

It is often said that my heart is too open for my own good.
- Henri Rousseau

 

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Born again?!
No, I'm not.
Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
- Dennis Miller

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When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
- Irene Peter

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

Knowledge is more important than life.
We've only one excuse for existing, to think,
to find out, to learn.
- Charles Lederer

The world used us as an excuse to go mad.
- George Harrison

The fact that drilling won't solve every problem is
no excuse to do nothing at all.
- Sarah Palin

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
- H. L. Mencken

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness
in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I respect my limitations, but I don't use them as an excuse.
- Stephen R. Donaldson

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse
for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
- Aldous Huxley

People like to let loose at rock concerts and it gives
them an excuse to do it in a way that is not destructive
to others and not really destructive to the band.
- James Young

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay.
If you are saved and accept the Lord,
you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
- Robert Duvall

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
- Florence Nightingale

I think it's a lame excuse for a lot of these rappers
to say they only call girls bitches or hos because they act like that.
It doesn't make them right.
- Queen Latifah

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used
as an excuse for persecution,
and our profoundest scientific insight is made into
a means of mass destruction.
- Bertrand Russell

There is no excuse for this administration shielding
information about Iraq and the fact that we have great
difficulties there from the American people.
- Jay Inslee

I still get nervous on dates.
I'll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to
excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can't breathe.
- Shannen Doherty

Everybody in Hollywood was in Around the World in 80 Days.
If you weren't, you left town and made up an excuse.
- Cesar Romero

You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse.
I sculpt my marble myself.
- Camille Claudel

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.
- Murray Walker

There's no excuse for the young people not knowing
who the heroes and heroines are or were.
- Nina Simone

A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth,
therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished.
- Mikhail Bakunin

In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool.
Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.
- Scott Thompson

An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success
when it is made in place of your best effort or when
it is used as the object of the blame.
- Bo Bennett

There is no excuse for perjury - never,
never, never.
There is truth, and the truth demands respect.
- Kenneth Starr

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Scrooge pushed past Mary number 1 and Joseph number
2 in the wings without so much as an "excuse me".
Typical.
- William E. Geist

There's no excuse to be bored.
Sad, yes.
Angry, yes.
Depressed, yes.
Crazy, yes.
But there's no excuse for boredom, ever.
- Viggo Mortensen

I am in earnest - I will not equivocate -
I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch -
and I will be heard!
- William Lloyd Garrison

Excuse the mess but we live here.
- Roseanne Barr

I can excuse everything but boredom.
Boring people don't have to stay that way.
- Hedy Lamarr

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
- Thomas Szasz

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
- Jimi Hendrix

When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.'
He said 'Excuse me,
could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?'
- Anthony Holden

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men,
and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
- Marilu Henner

We need to get some people in here.
There's no passion out there.
There's always an excuse.
Nobody wants to step up and be a pro.
- Jeff Malone

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity
to get past any excuse to change any and every part
of your life in an instant.
- Tony Robbins

Excuse me for harrowing you with this picture of war.
But I am very full of it at present.
- Edward Wadsworth

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie,
for an excuse is a lie guarded.
- Pope John Paul II

I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing.
- Eric Bogosian

Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.
- William Blake

How strange to use "You only live once" as an excuse to throw it away.
- Bill Copeland

Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.
- Jimmy Cannon

Protecting the rights of even the least individual
among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
- Ronald Reagan

Putting your hands in the earth is very grounding,
if you'll excuse the pun.
- John Glover

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
- William Shakespeare

As you get older, you don't really have any excuse to be stupid anymore,
to be in the dark.
- Deryck Whibley

We have forty million reasons for failure,
but not a single excuse.
- Rudyard Kipling

Research!
A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved,
and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
- Benjamin Jowett

Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse
is that I never grew old.
- Michael Caine

God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
- Stendhal

The only man who is really free is the one who can
turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
- Jules Renard

Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one.
- Michael Madsen

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals.
To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
- Fran Lebowitz


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