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John Clellon Holmes Quotes and Sayings

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The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people,
of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked.
- John Clellon Holmes

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. PHOTO

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

 

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

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Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
- Maya Angelou

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When we lose one we love,
our bitterest tears are called forth
by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

It's called a pen.
It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
- Dale Dauten

Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I can do no other than be reverent
before everything that is called life.
I can do no other than to have compassion
for all that is called life.
That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
- Albert Schweitzer

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

My opponent called me a cream puff.
Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me.
- Claiborne Pell

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar,
but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

I'd rather be called King than other things I've been called.
- Richard Petty

In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision.
They really called them as they saw 'em.
- Honus Wagner

When People magazine called me, I did the job on Ansel.
I'm older than Ansel and he has to mind me.
- Imogen Cunningham

In Europe the right wing is bogged down in Nationalism
in most cases and still fighting so called Reds.
- Tom Metzger

What I object to the current government intervention
in so-called 'solving the crisis',
they haven't solved anything.
They've just postponed it.
- Marc Faber

My sister wanted to be an actress, but she never made it.
She does live in a trailer.
She got halfway.
She's an actress, she just never gets called to the set.
- Mitch Hedberg

We have a product for sale called news,
and I'm a salesman.
- Shepard Smith

Research has been called good business,
a necessity, a gamble, a game.
It is none of these - it's a state of mind.
- Martin H. Fischer

From those few pending questions which the Commission
would be called upon to solve at its fourth session,
the most important one was the entry into force of the treaty.
- Alfonso G. Robles

No human being is innocent, but there is a class of
innocent human actions called Games.
- W. H. Auden

I got started in 1995, working in a group called The Cash Money Click.
- Ja Rule

I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.
- Tallulah Bankhead

When I was losing, they called me nuts.
When I was winning they called me eccentric.
- Al McGuire

The poetry of this one is called philosophical,
of that one philological, of a third rhetorical,
and so on.
Which is then the poetic poetry?
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Math is sometimes called the science of patterns.
- Ronald Graham

We're not all called to be Dorothy Day.
- Moira Kelly

I know my own deficiencies, one of which is that I
had lived away from America for such a long time.
It's called expatriate.
- James Hillman

Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend
America and uphold our values when duty called.
- Bill Shuster

The next day, I got a phone call from him and he told
me to come and read for a movie called New Jack City.
So I went over there and they told me I was gonna wear dreads and play a cop.
- Ice T

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves;
when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
- Germaine Greer

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
- Robert Fortune

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children
were an unnatural strain on parents.
So they provided jails called schools,
equipped with tortures called an education.
- John Updike

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome,
dubious eggs, called possibilities.
- George Eliot

Has it struck you that the music which is regarded
as the most sublime in western civilization,
which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?
- Pierre Schaeffer

Everyone tries to define this thing called Character.
It's not hard.
Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.
- J. C. Watts

Yeah, some kids called me fish lips because I had these really full lips.
Now I'm sure all those same girls are getting collagen injections,
so I'm having the last laugh.
- Denise Richards

I ran into Neal Patrick Harris recently.
We were in something called The Purple People Eater.
He was maybe 10, but he still remembered it as the
worst experience of his life!
- Peggy Lipton

Yet did that Antiochus, who was also called Dionysius,
become an origin of troubles again.
- Flavius Josephus

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

It's called Sisters of the Winter Madrigal.
It was interesting for me to see it done after so many years;
because I wrote it and I didn't realize what a rage I was in.
- Beth Henley

When I'm in bed with a woman, my favorite move is a
wrestling hold called the lip lock.
- Jerry Lawler

We all have our time machines.
Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
- Jeremy Irons

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
- Andrew Jackson


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