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Randall Jarrell Quotes and Sayings

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He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors.
- Randall Jarrell

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups,
to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
- Randall Jarrell

In the United States, there one feels free...
Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster.
- Randall Jarrell

 

The blind date that has stood you up:
your life.
- Randall Jarrell

It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home
to live with you for the rest of your life.
- Randall Jarrell

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

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The people who live in a golden age usually go around
complaining how yellow everything looks.
- Randall Jarrell

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
- Randall Jarrell

A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms,
to be struck by lightning five or six times.
- Randall Jarrell

If we meet an honest and intelligent politician,
a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all,
and our category of politicians stays unchanged;
we know what politicians are like.
- Randall Jarrell

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

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes PHOTO

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He is able who thinks he is able.
- The Buddha

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People do not like to think.
If one thinks, one must reach conclusions.
Conclusions are not always pleasant.
- Helen Keller

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants,
walks in animals, and thinks in man.
- Arthur Young

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy,
hasn't got money.
- David Geffen

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Anyone who thinks there's safety in numbers hasn't
looked at the stock market pages.
- Irene Peter

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
- Christie Hefner

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right.
He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer

Part of me suspects that I'm a loser,
and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
- John Lennon

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

Every man thinks God is on his side.
- Jean Anouilh

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future.
The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos

Nobody is as good as he thinks he is.
- Kenneth L. Pike

No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
- Dante Alighieri

He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity,
with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of
a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks:
there's another dog.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The President of the United States thinks that for
the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war.
- Townsend Harris

The only time a man thinks is when he's alone.
- Jose Bergaman

Trees Lounge is based on my own life.
Both my parents like the movie.
My father, of course, thinks it's a masterpiece.
- Steve Buscemi

I am sure Mr Heath thinks he is honest but I wish he
didn't have to have his friends say it so often.
- Roy Jenkins

No one will ever shine in conversation,
who thinks of saying fine things: to please,
one must say many things indifferent,
and many very bad.
- Francis Lockier

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.
- Charles William Eliot

The thing I'm the most proud of in my personal life
is that my daughter actually thinks that I'm fabulous.
- Brooke Shields

Anybody who thinks pop music's easy should try to make
a pop single and find out that it isn't.
- Robert Wyatt

All you have to do is to look like crap on film and
everyone thinks you're a brilliant actress.
Actually, all you've done is look like crap.
- Helen Mirren

An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing;
an American pacing,
an Irishman, afterwards.
- Austin O'Malley

A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
- Frank Dane

Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country,
I rate him nowhere.
- Sophocles

The ads all call me fearless, but that's just publicity.
Anyone who thinks I'm not scared out of my mind whenever
I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am.
- Jackie Chan

At the end of the day, we need a leader who thinks
with his head but leads with his heart.
- Gresham Barrett

Power always thinks...
that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
- John Adams

Shirley Valentine is a beautiful character and so well written.
What Shirley speaks and thinks is so logical.
- Loretta Swit

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed
to have read and often thinks they have.
- Alan Bennett

If the prime minister really believes it,
he must be the only person left who thinks that the
recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke


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