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Hugo Claus Quotes and Sayings

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In spring they lie flat at the first warmth,
they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
- Hugo Claus

My verses stand gawping a bit.
I never get used to this.
They've lived here long enough.
- Hugo Claus

Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden
hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests,
the one corpse stacked on top of the other.
Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know.
- Hugo Claus

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden PHOTO

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

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Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther PHOTO

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley PHOTO

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

For every person who has ever lived there has come,
at last, a spring he will never see.
Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
- Robin Williams

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier
state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

As sure as the spring will follow the winter,
prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
- Bo Bennett

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
- Doug Larson

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The attacks of which I have been the object have broken
the spring of life in me...
People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted.
- Edouard Manet

Spring is God's way of saying, 'One more time!'
- Robert Orben

The only thing that could spoil a day was people.
People were always the limiters of happiness except
for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
- Ernest Hemingway

With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
- Gustav Mahler

A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training
trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
- Christy Mathewson

Spring is a true reconstructionist.
- Henry Timrod

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have
seen in one autumnal face.
- John Donne

My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source -
from favor and grace of God.
- Gerrit Smith

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
- Robert Browning

It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun,
to have lived light in the spring, to have loved,
to have thought, to have done.
- Matthew Arnold

It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems
about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
- Philip Dunne

Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973.
The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
- Thomas J. Sargent

I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals...
I've been doing them since 1964.
I do them in my sleep.
I hate spring training.
- Jim Palmer

Many a genius has been slow of growth.
Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring
up into beauty like a reed.
- George Henry Lewes

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
a box where sweets compacted lie.
- George Herbert

Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate
though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind.
But God help us all!
It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
- Lord Byron

Spring has returned.
The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T.
from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I've kind of fashioned my life after a Slinky.
Bend me in a million shapes, and eventually I'll spring
back to what I originally was.
- Sylvester Stallone

Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him,
penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with
its spirit of divine discontent and longing.
- Kenneth Grahame

The soy-bean, in particular, has proved sufficiently
resistant to cold in spring and to adverse weather
during summer to warrant heavy planting,
especially throughout the South.
- David F. Houston

A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love;
The world is waiting for the spring.
- Sara Teasdale

I thought I'd do everything on four-track,
and then I'll record every instrument myself in a studio,
and then I'll have a solo album released by spring.
- Kim Deal

More than in any other performing arts the lack of
respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that
every layman considers himself a valid critic.
- Simone Weil

The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano,
but the sound of the bat on the ball.
- Bill Veeck

No, Queer Eye has a book coming out before mine,
in the Spring of 2004, in which each of us has a section
and we do a brief overview of our subject area.
- Ted Allen

In the spring and summer of 1989, a serious political
disturbance took place in China.
- Li Peng

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still
spring up in the middle of nowhere.
- Sheryl Crow

It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious
actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives
of those who spring from us.
- Samuel Butler

We've been working on a new album, which is going to come out next spring,
which is very different, a change of style for us -
it's going to be almost like rock music.
- Neil Tennant

It's the fans that need spring training.
You gotta get 'em interested.
Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming,
the good times are gonna roll.
- Harry Caray

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer!
I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
- Gustav Mahler

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
- Ellis Peters

Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period
of internal terror in Slovakia.
It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak
Jews to the extermination camps in Poland.
- Alexander Dubcek

I love better to count time from spring to spring;
it seems to me far more cheerful to reckon the year
by blossoms than by blight.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak,
arid desert.
- Khalil Gibran

Let peace, descending from her native heaven,
bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations;
and plenty,
in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
- Daniel Boone

Oh, Spring!
I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration.
My old things seem dead.
I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
- Emily Carr

Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it
occasioned a great deal of talk.
- Bill Nye

For some reason in Spring Training, everything just clicked.
You don't try to do anything in Spring Training but get ready,
but things fell into place.
- Bobby Bonilla

The first day of spring is one thing,
and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
- Henry Van Dyke

We may not all break the Ten Commandments,
but we are certainly all capable of it.
Within us lurks the breaker of all laws,
ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
- Isadora Duncan

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes,
the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.
- Thucydides

They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt,
stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring,
I would endanger the lives of my whole party.
- William Henry Ashley

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
- Pablo Neruda

The four walls of paper are like a prison because every
idea wants to spring out in all directions -
everything is connected with everything else,
sometimes more than others.
- Ted Nelson


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