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John Mortimer Quotes and Sayings

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I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

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There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere
between the milk and the yogurt.
- John Mortimer

There is always time for failure.
- John Mortimer

 

No brilliance is needed in the law.
Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.
- John Mortimer

All the flower children were as alike as a congress
of accountants and about as interesting.
- John Mortimer

The worst fault of the working classes is telling their
children they're not going to succeed.
- John Mortimer

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I suppose that writers should, in a way,
feel flattered by the censorship laws.
They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.
- John Mortimer

To escape jury duty in England, wear a bowler hat and
carry a copy of the Daily telegraph.
- John Mortimer

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
- John Mortimer

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange
has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
- John Mortimer

The only rule I have found to have any validity in
writing is not to bore yourself.
- John Mortimer

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

If you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- Somerset Maugham

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse
to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men,
but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
- Margaret Atwood

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent,
horrible - but not obliterated, yet.
I just refuse to be beaten down.
I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.
- Lydia Lunch

I refuse to dance.
And I can't dance anyway.
I'm not in a band for that.
- Liam Gallagher

None of my neighbors believe in what I say.
They refuse to wear the rings.
They will never accept my invention until the day they die.
That's what I call the real antichrists.
- Alex Chiu

I refuse to answer on the ground that this might be incriminating.
- Ethel Rosenberg

I refuse to make uninspired music.
- Ben Harper

I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything,
I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
- Diogenes

I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career.
And then it's done, it's dumped.
But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone.
- Taylor Dayne

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer
to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
- Hartley William Shawcross

In the name of the constitution of Texas,
which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you are Iraqi, you know who I am...
and you know that I do not tire.
I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these
questions because this court is illegitimate.
- Saddam Hussein

Before I refuse to take your questions,
I have an opening statement.
- Ronald Reagan

It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.
- Publilius Syrus

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to
take part in the government,
is to live under the government of worse men.
- Plato

I refuse to be silenced.
- Al Goldstein

I refuse to be crude and selfish in any way.
- DeForest Kelley

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman
should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
- Jane Austen

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion,
and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience,
no matter what religion or color of their skin,
or situation in life.
- Pete Seeger

Nature can refuse to speak but she cannot give a wrong answer.
- Charles Brenton Huggins

Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse,
and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace

I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
- Ella Maillart

By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a
citizen of the United States?
- Victoria Woodhull

I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
- Ralph Ellison

You know your children are growing up when they stop
asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

A Bill of Rights is what the people are
entitled to against every government,
and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
- Thomas Jefferson

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have
the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brando

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine,
but because people refuse to see it.
- James A. Michener

I am no longer sure of anything.
If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them;
if I refuse to satisfy them,
they infect the whole soul.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I refuse to be pushed around anymore.
- Loretta Lynn

In fact, many nations currently refuse to support embryonic
stem cell research of any kind.
- Nathan Deal

A lot of people refuse to do things because they don't want to go naked,
don't want to go without guarantee.
But that's what's got to happen.
You go naked until you die.
- Nikki Giovanni

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have,
might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone

My belief in God is responsible for what I am...
How can I refuse to talk about something which is so
much a prt of my life both as a man and as a actor?
- Robert Vaughn

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with
more noise than is normal.
- Peter Ustinov

I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet -
to use the toilet even -
in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was
sneaking in a quick burger.
- Jonny Wilkinson

I refuse to this day to do e-mail because everybody I know that does it,
it takes another two or three hours a day.
I don't want to give two or three more hours away.
- Jeff Foxworthy

What do you do if you are asked to do a job,
first by the Prime Minister, and then by the King? How can you refuse?
- Lord Mountbatten

I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.
- Lillian Hellman

I think it's perfectly just to refuse service to anyone based on behavior,
but not based on race or religion.
- Dean Koontz

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless
the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein

I know it is a somewhat delicate matter to refuse a gift,
but in this case the statue is so atrocious that every
endeavour should be made to keep it out of the church.
- Giles Gilbert Scott


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