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Kenneth Tynan Quotes and Sayings

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A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening
in the theatre of his time.
A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
- Kenneth Tynan

Pearl is a disease of oysters.
Levant is a disease of Hollywood.
- Kenneth Tynan

What, when drunk, one sees in other women,
one sees in Garbo sober.
- Kenneth Tynan

A city whose living immediacy is so urgent that when
I am in it I lose all sense of the past.
- Kenneth Tynan

 

A novel is a static thing that one moves through;
a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
- Kenneth Tynan

The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me.
In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
- Kenneth Tynan

Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand,
he goes one further and clinches his fist.
- Kenneth Tynan

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A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
- Kenneth Tynan

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.
- Kenneth Tynan

Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself;
a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist.
We need works that are strong, straight,
precise, and forever beyond understanding.
- Kenneth Tynan

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela


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