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Max Jacob Quotes and Sayings

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What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed
with enough strength to give reality to an illusion.
- Max Jacob

The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at
not having found the reality of joy.
- Max Jacob

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained
if one doesn't want to kill it.
- Max Jacob

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reality is hard.
It is no walk in the park, this thing called Life.
- Patty Duke

Yeah, I did a cameo in an upcoming movie called Constantine.
- Matthew McGrory

When we did Top of the Pops for the third time,
we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing,
which is not as rude as it sounds.
- Neil Innes

I had friends in this band called Mars and they used to play a lot.
- Arto Lindsay

Tony Hale is a devout Christian and is a complete retard
when it comes to swearing.
The script called for him to swear for about 30 seconds
and he just couldn't do it.
- Jason Bateman

I helped found Artists for New South Africa,
but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa.
Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this.
- Mary Steenburgen

When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn't
afford the last 2 letters,
so we called ourselves po'.
- George Foreman

I have written a few children's books.
The first book that I wrote was for children.
It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures.
It had no words.
- Laurie Anderson

I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because
I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality
of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.
- Keith Miller

There's something on the Internet called the White Resistance Manual.
It's pretty much for white supremacists.
- Sherman Austin

Call me Jonah.
My parents did, or nearly did.
They called me John.
- Kurt Vonnegut

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if
it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
- Alan Turing

Jean's whole job is to protect Victoria.
Jean is a very practical, very orderly,
very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper.
- Erika Slezak

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts".
They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
- Thomas Hobbes

Also, I am driven by a wonderful muse called alimony.
- Dick Schaap

I slept for four years.
I didn't study much of anything.
I majored in something called communication arts.
- Don DeLillo

The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook,
are called Minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums,
which you're not supposed to do.
- Dick Dale

Another one of the old poets, whose name has escaped my memory at present,
called Truth the daughter of Time.
- Aulus Gellius

I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But,
am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry?
- Wilfred Owen

I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces,
and I was in a car wreck.
Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record,
and it's called Crazy!
- Patsy Cline

The first clothing line I had was called Very Rue.
Then we changed the name and moved to QVC,
and the name became A Touch of Rue.
- Rue McClanahan

He has called for a repeal of the Fifth Amendment as
it affects the right of private property.
- Dixie Lee Ray

After wrestling with myself for six months,
I began medical treatment.
During that time I started a band with some friends
of mine called Jack's Car,
but that didn't last.
- Jack Irons

Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war,
but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.
- Bruce Jackson

I learned the songs and played the gigs,
and then they called me about a month later.
They told me they were like super stoked on me and
asked me to join their band.
- Travis Barker

Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of
a right which gives to one man such a power over another
as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
- Charles de Secondat

When you read the psychedelic literature,
there is a distinction between the so-called natural
psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.
- Stanislav Grof

The body can do amazing things in a situation when it is really called for.
- Suzanne Farrell

You know, in the 1970's, when I was in high school,
I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band.
Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.
- Colin Mochrie

My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly's.
- Shelley Berman

In a lot of cases, as in Tom and Nicole's case,
the tabloids were about to break the story,
so they said just let the news out.
And they called organizations such as ours.
- Mary Hart

When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man's Dance Music.
- Tina Weymouth


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