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Robert Brustein Quotes and Sayings

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Forty years later, people still swear they can hear his offstage scream.
- Robert Brustein

The primary function of a theater is not to please itself,
or even to please its audience.
It is to serve talent.
- Robert Brustein

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou

 

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

To be seventy years young is sometimes
far more cheerful and hopeful
than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's
sake if we take the phrase seriously,
and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written
in England forty years ago.
- Allen Tate

Anybody who's been married to a man for forty odd years knows he's all talk.
- Michael Parkinson

Life begins at forty.
- Walter B. Pitkin

She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.
- J. B. Priestley

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Everyone should fail in a big way at least once before reaching forty.
- Allen Neuharth

To be seventy years young is sometimes for more cheerful
and hopeful than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look;
at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now
I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery
will continue for at least one more generation.
- Larry David

I was at my best at a little past forty,
when I was a professor at Oxford.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

Now, forty years after his passing, Winston Churchill is still quoted,
read, revered, and referred to as much,
if not more, than when he was alive.
- Mac Thornberry

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer;
he died as we shall die,
and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.
- Basil C. Hume

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing.
We've had more than forty presidents.
One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
- Allison Janney

Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House,
in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name
transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?
- Robert Walpole

Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left:
one for vodka,
one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.
- Gina Barreca

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations -
at least forty years.
- Aleksandr Lebed

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty,
profession until sixty, at which age I would have him
retired on a double allowance.
- Thomas Moore

She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn't
help wondering from what direction.
- Bob Hope

I began to understand my sensations,
to know what I wanted,
at around the age of forty - but only vaguely.
- Camille Pissarro

I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times,
I'm forty-four years old.
- Satchel Paige

We have forty million reasons for failure,
but not a single excuse.
- Rudyard Kipling

A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young;
not her face.
- Billie Burke

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being
attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years.
Either the host dies, or the virus dies,
or both die.
- Gore Vidal

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.
- Mick Jagger

Forty for you, sixty for me.
And equal partners we will be.
- Joan Rivers

Forty minutes in front of Beck isn't really where it's at.
- Gene Ween

So I write melodies - thirty, forty,
fifty -
then I cast them off until I have just two or three.
If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide.
- Michel Legrand

What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some
of the things that I found out about being thirteen
after doing it for forty years.
- Diane Duane

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
- Edward Young

The first forty years of life give us the text;
the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to
do forty pounds of laundry a week.
- Laurence J. Peter

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion,
at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent,
at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
- Baltasar Gracian

My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty
years because even in biblical times,
men would not stop to ask for directions.
- Elayne Boosler

I had always said to myself that forty was the cut
off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people
sound like a very long one,
but the novel as art is a middle-aged art.
- Jane Rule

And we never got the mule, let alone the forty acres.
- Charles Evers

Men who have reached and passed forty-five,
have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world,
and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
- Golda Meir

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.
- Will Rogers

Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man,
black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and
forty nails upon the Cross.
- Edith Sitwell

My high salary for one season was forty-six thousand dollars and a Cadillac.
- Duke Snider

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

I can't get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies,
which are forty years prior to Star Wars,
is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!
- David Prowse

I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together.
In these forty years we have made forty-six films.
Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema.
- Ismail Merchant

The Berserkers have been with me for about forty years,
and we're not done yet.
- Fred Saberhagen

I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it.
- Richard Brautigan

I made over forty Westerns.
I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways
of getting on and off a horse.
- William Wyler

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning.
No bureaucrat would have invented it,
and that's what freedom is all about.
- Newt Gingrich

I used to say of Napoleon that his presence on the
field made the difference of forty thousand men.
- Duke of Wellington

I was up watching Meet Joe Black at four AM.
I was hoping Brad Pitt would die, and he was still
alive at seven forty in the morning!
I actually felt sorry for once, for critics.
- Rose McGowan

My older son who is, I think, here tonight,
is forty-one years old.
Which is odd because so am I. - Robert B. Parker

I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years.
If my wife finds out, she'll kill me.
- Henny Youngman

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one,
little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine,
what I now am.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who
have loved her in her youth.
- Stendhal

Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What
kind of bra will you be wearing today,
honey?' That was always the area of big decision -
from the neck to the navel.
- Donna Reed

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as
wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
- H. L. Mencken

I turned forty, and I'm finally going to get married and maybe have a kid.
- Rick Moody

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms
they will not be Coming back to.
- Donald Justice

Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting -
or the authorities even prosecuting -
a pro athlete were practically nil.
- Leigh Steinberg

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past...
And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
- Jean Anouilh

I was very much on the mathematical side,
where you probably do your best work before you're forty-five.
Having passed that significant date,
I thought I would do something else.
- John Polkinghorne

Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
- Jack Benny

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people:
equality and opportunity for all.
Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation,
these were an ideal.
- Leonard Boswell


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