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Ian Dury Quotes and Sayings

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I haven't shaken my fists at the moon.
- Ian Dury

Sex and drugs and rock and roll.
- Ian Dury

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
- Johannes Brahms

The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation,
ages might pass away before they could be shaken off.
- William Henry Harrison

 

I chose and my world was shaken.
So what? The choice may have been mistaken;
the choosing was not.
You have to move on.
- Stephen Sondheim

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us.
The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

He was white and shaken, like a dry martini.
- P. G. Wodehouse

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Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth.
But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened,
and our view of the world is again being shaken.
- Michael Behe

Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
- Ambrose Bierce

I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not
shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators.
- Lajos Kossuth

Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.
- Denis Diderot

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions,
of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word,
will never be a good actor.
- Sarah Bernhardt

The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds;
High towers fall with a heavier crash;
And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
- Horace

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment
has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
- Michael Polanyi

All the plots of hell and commotions on earth have
not so much as shaken God's hand to spoil one letter
or line he has been drawing.
- William Gurnall

All I know is that every time I go to Africa,
I am shaken to my core.
- Stephen Lewis

Those who committed these cowardly acts may believe
that they have shaken our resolve to defeat terrorism.
They could not be more wrong.
- Doc Hastings

On some level, now, we are joining the larger world
and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways,
sometimes.
What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up.
It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way.
- Edwidge Danticat

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front:
ignorance and narrow-mindedness.
They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities.
They will not bear discussion.
- Lord Acton

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full
of emotion That if by chance it be shaken,
or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word,
it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water,
can never be gathered together.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I think it was lucky that during most of the work on
the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were,
in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean
winter storms on the rocks below.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Both French and Latin are involved with nationalistic
and religious implications which could not be entirely shaken off,
and so, while they seemed for a long time to have solved
the international language problem up to a certain point,
they did not really do so in spirit.
- Edward Sapir

The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler.
The only difference is their position in the world.
One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive
of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and
cannot be shaken by failure.
- Elias Canetti

I admire our ancestors, whoever they were.
I think the first self-conscious person must have shaken in his boots.
Because as he becomes self-conscious,
he's no longer part of nature.
He sees himself against nature.
He looks at the vastness of the universe and it looks hostile.
- John Shelby Spong

If I can say one thing for my pictures,
it is a certain craftsmanship.
A thought which has gone into every angle.
There is nothing there without an optical reason.
- Douglas Sirk

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives
us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets.
Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
- Tom Stoppard

To craftsmanship we shall add statesmanship in the capitol of peace.
- Warren R. Austin

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln


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