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Michael Collins Quotes and Sayings

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I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.
- Michael Collins

Early this morning, I signed my death warrant.
- Michael Collins

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

 

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

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I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

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

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Since you knew they was goin' to cheat you anyway,
I recorded under any name with all of 'em.
- John Lee Hooker

I had done 25 motion pictures prior to The Partridge
Family and nobody knew my name.
- Shirley Jones

Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
- Cicely Tyson

Because of my background in theater and radio acting,
I knew that I could make a living as an actor.
- Casey Kasem

It wasn't until the late '70s that a lot of people knew me.
- Sam Donaldson

I didn't expect such a huge reaction,
but I knew I was doing something different to everything
else that was happening at the time.
- Enya

My real father died when I was two years old,
so I never knew him.
He was a barber in Chicago.
- Donald Johanson

I always wanted to play music and have it be my career
and knew this by the age of 12.
- Johnny Winter

I never desired to please the rabble.
What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew
was far removed from their understanding.
- Epicurus

We knew it was going to be difficult to get to the moon.
We didn't know how difficult.
- Alan Bean

One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress,
but I never knew if it was a joke, or she was serious.
She asked me to marry her.
She was serious.
It was pretty funny.
- Bryan White

When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad,
he knew what he was doing.
- Paul Tsongas

If only Tammy knew how much I really cared about her.
She has nothing to do with any of this mess.
- Jessica Hahn

When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was
Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me.
I always think that leading actors should be called
the best supporting actors.
- Kevin Costner

It was Jung who first said to explain the symbol as
if talking to a man from mars who knew nothing about our life on earth.
- Henry Reed

I knew we were going to marry someday,
but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed.
And surprised he had bought a ring.
I ran around the yard screaming.
- Jennifer Garner

We didn't know about the rest of the world.
We just knew the pictures that we saw on TV,
and it was so different that we wanted to try to imitate that,
to a certain extent.
- Bob Livingston

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to
miss out on anything life had to offer just because
it might be considered dangerous.
- Nicole Kidman

The end was surely near.
The Nazis killed you only when you were naked,
because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Been in this game one-hundred years,
but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.
- Casey Stengel

What was funny if you were there is that we were all
immensely sophisticated people who knew exactly what
she was going to say and we're chatting away,
nice to see you.
- Anthony Holden

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get
at what it is that makes good writers good.
But I made no promises that I would write books a lot
of people would like to read.
- Carl Sandburg

I had - all my life, everybody who knew me thought
that I would probably grow up to be a reporter,
a newspaper reporter because we didn't have much television in those days.
- Bob Schieffer

Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew that it involved
making threats of nuclear war to North Vietnam.
- Daniel Ellsberg

I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar,
and if you're in television, you're lying because you're
just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
- John Ritter

Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem.
The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
- Michel de Montaigne

I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place,
yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight
was to be free for me again,
there was a certain pain in leaving.
- Nellie Bly

If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation
of the universe at the initial moment,
we could predict exactly the situation of the same
universe at a succeeding moment.
- Henri Poincare

We always knew when we took on the issue of violence
against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
- Patricia Ireland

I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid
the smallest attention to what a critic says,
even in conversation.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

Everyone in my family is in the film business;
I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important
in my family to be artistic.
- Sofia Coppola

I was hot and I knew it and it went to my head.
- Janice Dickinson

I knew exactly how I wanted it to play,
but you are never sure until you watch the projected
images reflect off the screen.
That's when you know it worked.
- Conrad Hall

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church.
How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith
is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
- Martin Luther

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.
- Nicole Kidman

I knew there was something special about the theater
for me something beyond the regular reality,
something that I could get into and transcend and become
something other than myself.
- Raul Julia

I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant,
driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck,
and doing commercials and documentaries.
- Richard Donner

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good.
I think of myself as somebody who from an early age
knew I was responsible for myself,
and I had to make good.
- Oprah Winfrey

Elvis Costello had a brand new bag.
He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.
- Nick Lowe

I bet I made close to 20 tackles because nobody on
either side knew what they were doing.
- Merlin Olsen

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up,
really.
So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school,
it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy

By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man,
but I knew how to try to become one.
- Clifton Fadiman


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