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Nellie Bly Quotes and Sayings

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Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell's
Island? I said I could and I would.
And I did.
- Nellie Bly

I had never been near insane persons before in my life,
and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like.
- Nellie Bly

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

I always had a desire to know asylum life more thoroughly -
a desire to be convinced that the most helpless of God's creatures,
the insane, were cared for kindly and properly.
- Nellie Bly

 

I shuddered to think how completely the insane were
in the power of their keepers,
and how one could weep and plead for release,
and all of no avail, if the keepers were so minded.
- Nellie Bly

I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane,
and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored
to assure them of my sanity,
the more they doubted it.
- Nellie Bly

On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades,
gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we
came in sight of the long stone buildings.
- Nellie Bly

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It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes
how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
- Nellie Bly

I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor,
unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to
shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
- Nellie Bly

I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors,
and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and
told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge
of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum,
I was only too glad to give my consent.
- Nellie Bly

I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward
the city they in all likelihood will never enter again.
It means liberty and life; it seems so near,
and yet heaven is not further from hell.
- Nellie Bly

What a mysterious thing madness is.
I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence.
They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there,
but that something, which the body can live without,
but which cannot exist without the body,
was missing.
- Nellie Bly

How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding
her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for
release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything,
for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
- Nellie Bly

People in the world can never imagine the length of
days to those in asylums.
They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event
that might give us something to think about as well as talk of.
- Nellie Bly

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients,
but sewing does not employ one's mind.
After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint,
and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder
over their hopeless fate.
- Nellie Bly

In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food
was prepared for the nurses and doctors.
There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits,
beautiful white bread and nice meats,
and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold.
- Nellie Bly

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own,
in all probability for life.
In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk
to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!
- Nellie Bly

I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me,
after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there.
Yet they did, and their report to the court advises
all the changes made that I had proposed.
- Nellie Bly

Even that was all consumed after two days,
and the patients had to try to choke down fresh fish,
just boiled in water, without salt, pepper or butter;
mutton,
beef, and potatoes without the faintest seasoning.
- Nellie Bly

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene PHOTO

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

And you would accept the seasons of your heart
just as you have always accepted
that seasons pass over your fields
and you would watch with serenity
through the winters of your grief.
- Khalil Gibran

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

This too, shall pass.
- Bible

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
its loveliness increases;
it will never pass into nothingness.
- John Keats

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass
and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning;
for I still live,
as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
- Quintus Ennius

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family,
a smile as I pass someone on the street.
- Willie Stargell

The world turns aside to let any man pass
who knows where he is going.
- Epictetus

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison

My path has not been determined.
I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
- Agnetha Faltskog

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

It is absolutely imperative that we protect,
preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man
and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
- David R. Brower

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over
which he must pass himself;
for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
- Robert A. Heinlein

No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy.
People imagine they can reach one another.
In reality they only pass each other by.
- Franz Schubert

The names are bigger, the show is worldwide,
but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business.
- Larry King

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire,
sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon...
must inevitably come to pass!
- Paul J. Meyer

Education is what most receive, many pass on,
and few possess.
- Karl Kraus

I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause.
- Jonathan Edwards

If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone,
they'd never marry.
- O. Henry

No man can pass into eternity, for he is already in it.
- Frederic William Farrar

The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass
something along to their children,
and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
- Mac Thornberry

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- Dean Inge

We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago,
when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa,
and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.
- Steven Tyler

One minute you're in the lunchroom at Glenwood High
and you ... blink and you're 40,
you blink again and you can see movies
at half price on a senior citizen's pass.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, or to put it more accurately,
ask not for whom the toilet flushes.
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- William Ralph Inge

We pass through this world but once.
- Stephen Jay Gould

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds,
resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
- Saint Augustine

When I retire or pass away, I will be able to look
back and say that this has been an exciting life.
That's all that matters.
- Martin Yan

Congress should pass legislation to remove from the
federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous
challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Phyllis Schlafly

You always pass failure on your way to success.
- Mickey Rooney

We must pass a national energy policy to continue our
successes in the War on Terrorism.
- Zack Wamp

Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good:
they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient.
- E. M. Forster


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