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James Longstreet Quotes and Sayings

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The town caught fire in several places,
shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail.
- James Longstreet

There was no indication of panic.
The broken files marched back in steady step.
The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows
that could not be fended.
- James Longstreet

Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?
- James Longstreet

I cannot help but think that great results would have
been obtained had my views been thought better of;
yet I am much inclined to accept the present condition as for the best.
- James Longstreet

 

In a very short time the army of Northern Virginia
was face to face with the Army of the Potomac.
- James Longstreet

Pickett's lines being nearer, the impact was heaviest upon them.
- James Longstreet

That man will fight us every day and every hour till the end of the war.
- James Longstreet

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I fancy that no good ideas upon that campaign will
be mentioned at any time that did not receive their
share of consideration by General Lee.
- James Longstreet

I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades
march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue,
and then I will die happy.
- James Longstreet

As full lines of battle could not be handled through the thick wood,
I ordered the advance of the six brigades by heavy skirmish lines,
to be followed by stronger supporting lines.
- James Longstreet

General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the
enemy was still reinforcing,
called the troops off.
- James Longstreet

My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle
on the Plank road in retreat,
little less than a panic.
In a few hours we changed defeat to victory,
the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear.
- James Longstreet

A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries
to open fire through the streets or at any points where
the troops were seen about the city,
as a diversion in favor of Jackson.
- James Longstreet

Before my troops reached the little city,
and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any
part of the Confederate army was near,
there was great excitement over the demand for surrender.
- James Longstreet

In the case of the armies at Fredericksburg it would have been,
to say the least, very hazardous to give counter-attack,
the Federal position being about as strong as ours
from which we had driven them back.
- James Longstreet

If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me,
I shall help him and our cause by taking it.
I desire, therefore, that all the responsibility that
can be put upon me shall go there and shall remain there.
- James Longstreet

Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in
the battle of the Wilderness,
- that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war,
- being shot at, since the war, by many officers,
was worse.
- James Longstreet

General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond
the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line
occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run,
and find a way to draw him out to open battle.
- James Longstreet

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

A man's interest in a single bluebird
is worth more than a complete but dry list
of the fauna and flora of a town.
- Henry David Thoreau

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.
- George Burns

This town needs an enema.
- the movie Batman

I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.
- James Cameron

Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence,
gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home.
- Esther Williams

I can relax in L.A.
I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act.
I was an OK singer.
I was an OK dancer.
But acting? Never could do it.
- Victoria Beckham

My grandparents told endless stories about the town they were from.
It became an almost mythic place.
- Vincent Schiavelli

I live in a very small town and now that I've closed down my studio,
I'm working at home.
- Sergio Aragones

When I travel I normally eat club sandwiches or I bring my own food.
When you go into a new town, it's very had to find a good place to eat.
- Paul Prudhomme

Washington is a mean town where human sacrifice has
been raised to an art form.
- Dick Morris

If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car,
it is time to spend a few hours on history.
- Bo Bennett

We set the town on fire and burned down every house
as a warning to other small towns along the river.
- Knute Nelson

A clock struck out the hour of twelve,
and the bird in the hedgerow was still singing as we
marched out to the roadway,
and followed our merry pipers home to town.
- Patrick MacGill

If you are a married man resident in Cuba,
you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without
your wife's permission in writing.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

Everybody wants you to do good things,
but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married.
Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games.
- Faith Hill

It was very much like Norman Rockwell:
small town America.
We walked to school or rode our bikes,
stopped at the penny candy store on the way home from school,
skated on the pond.
- Dorothy Hamill

Hollywood is very much an industry town.
Your life becomes caught up in all of the parties and this list and that list.
That's not something that I respond well to.
- Don Johnson

I do have a library of events I can talk about and
I always expect to find a different point of view on
it so even if I talk about the same event in the same town it's fresh.
- Leo Kottke

At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

Anyone who'd sell out a whole town wouldn't hesitate to double-cross one man.
- Arnold Rothstein

The Animals were a very separate and dissonant group at the time.
We came from different backgrounds, different areas -
we didn't even come from the same town,
basically.
- Alan Price

I like this town, it's really great.
They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
This town is about music.
It's about the kind of music I like.
- Otis Blackwell

The first sentence of every novel should be:
Trust me,
this will take time but there is order here,
very faint, very human.
Meander if you want to get to town.
- Michael Ondaatje

My countrymen have commissioned a bust of the Republic.
It will be placed on the fountain of my native town.
- Camille Claudel

God made the country, and man made the town.
- William Cowper

When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people,
and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
- John Hawkes

Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers,
artists, and musicians there are in town.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

I remember those great days when we were at $176 million
before the Reagan Revolution came to town.
- Norm Dicks

I went through the process of auditioning like every
other struggling actress in this town.
- Taryn Manning

You wouldn't believe how the town was named for me.
I was met by the whole population, headed by the mayor.
- Lillie Langtry

We should stop arguing about tax cuts in this town.
- Richard Neal

I came to town thinking that everybody had the same
idea of what country music was that I did.
- Lee Ann Womack

Tears fall in my heart like the rain on the town.
- Paul Verlaine

In a blind town, the one-eyed man is king.
- Ken Harrelson

Paris ain't much of a town.
- Babe Ruth

My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago.
- George Gobel

We show girls were forced to live in whorehouses in each town,
no other accommodations being available.
- Ethel Waters

A lot of people over the years have been doing yoga
and I think even more these days are expressing an interest in it.
So there are a lot of manifestations of spirituality here in town.
- Ashley Judd

It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary
school in a small town in Missouri.
- Dan Simmons

For nine years, till the spring of 1881,
we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks,
in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
- Mary A. Ward

The dynamic is extremely similar to Gremlins and the hero is very similar,
plus the small town atmosphere.
It really is in a way the third Gremlins movie.
- Joe Dante

I grew up in a small farming town called Concord,
outside Charlotte in North Carolina.
- Skeet Ulrich

During the fall and winter we built Fort Meade and the town of Sturgis.
- Calamity Jane

This town was built on nepotism.
- Damon Wayans

I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him
off at the local town library on their way to work,
and I'd go and work my way through the children's area.
- Neil Gaiman

People are so helpful.
People will stop what they're doing to show you something,
to walk with you through a section of the town,
or explain how a suspension bridge really works.
- David McCullough

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river,
it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber,
it steeped itself in the forests.
- Pablo Neruda

I've been in this business for years and I'm still
befuddled by the ways of this town.
- Meg Ryan

Every weekend we've been trying to go out of town,
to let people know about this album.
I've been trying to host parties.
It's hard, because it's a lot of work to do both.
- Angie Martinez

I come from this really small town near Nashville,
Tennessee, where everything was la-di-da and normal.
- Miley Cyrus


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