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Robert McCloskey Quotes and Sayings

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It was more exciting to get that first book published,
I think.
- Robert McCloskey

I get a lot of letters.
Not only from children but from adults,
too.
Almost every week, every month, clippings come in from
some part of the world where ducks are crossing the street.
- Robert McCloskey

I lived with them in my studio in New York.
And of course if I were doing that book today or even ten years,
fifteen years later, I would have gone to where the
wild ducks were and where I could study them -
I would have gone to the country somewhere.
- Robert McCloskey

That was the - It was an exciting time because it was
as though I was sort of tied up in a paper bag or in
a gunny sack with a rope around the neck of it,
and all of a sudden with the acceptance of that first
book everything sort of spilled out!
- Robert McCloskey

 

Because its hard to realize now that that was the end of the great depression,
you know.
All of a sudden all of this is in front of me and I'm solvent,
you know.
I'm making some money and I know where my next meal is coming from,
and I have a new pair of shoes and that's it.
- Robert McCloskey

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got
a little money along with it.
- Rose Kennedy

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace,
in marriage, in education and on the playing field.
It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
- Marlo Thomas

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

I now want to be playing parts more interesting to
me and more exciting to me.
- Frank Langella

Life just doesn't hand you things.
You have to get out there and make things happen.
that's the exciting part.
- Emeril Lagasse

It was an interesting way to come across in my first big role.
To work with Robert DeNiro was very exciting.
- Illeana Douglas

The problem with doing a schlocky or big budget studio
film is that it wouldn't actually be fun for me.
It wouldn't be exciting.
- David Cronenberg

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the
electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage.
It's my favorite part of the business,
live concerts.
- Elvis Presley

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail,
I receive a ton of spam every day.
Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick.
It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.
- Bill Gates

Technology is making design more exciting,
with color, wallpaper, textures, fabrics that could
never have been created without the technology.
- David Bromstad

It's not necessary to go far and wide.
I mean, you can really find exciting and inspiring
things within your hometown.
- Daryl Hannah

The marvels of daily life are exciting;
no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
- Robert Doisneau

That's what I loved about show business,
no two days were alike.
It's an exciting life.
- Barbara Mandrell

It's really exciting and kind of special,
especially having our own band.
It's just completely different.
- Nicole Appleton

Writing novels is the most exciting.
- Sidney Sheldon

Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with
a purpose is educational and exciting.
- Sargent Shriver

Now is the most exciting time in fashion.
Women are controlling their destiny now,
the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
- Oscar de la Renta

Fantasy love is much better than reality love.
Never doing it is very exciting.
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
- Andy Warhol

This is real human drama, we're not creating some amusement
park ride for the summer.
Even though the movie is really exciting to watch,
it's got a real pathos behind it.
- John C. Reilly

As soon as I read that, it clicked: that's my theater of war.
It was exciting to think that I could write about World
War Two from a totally new place.
- Michael Chabon

I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're
learning relates to other things they know.
Then learning starts to get more and more exciting.
- Norton Juster

To me, as long as we've known each other,
I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was
that he could work in an area two foot square and give
a very exciting performance.
- Keith Richards

I wasn't losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing.
What I was focusing on was becoming too routine,
too ritual, not something that was interesting,
new and exciting.
- Picabo Street

It's exciting to think that something I'm involved
in is touching so many people in so many cultures.
- Paul Guilfoyle

My roots and Victor's are jazz, basically,
but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands.
And they're tremendously exciting players.
- Chico Hamilton

Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity.
You had a strong impression of being at the center
of something very exciting.
- Annette Funicello

Allthough that doesn't happen often lately,
I like to read exciting thrillers and those kinky magazines.
- Jonathan Brandis

Golf course design is exciting.
- Tom Kite

I don't see a film industry in Germany.
They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?
- Thomas Kretschmann

That profound night freedom was agreeable and exciting.
- Carmen Laforet

Number one, I absolutely love making chocolate chip cookies.
I mean, it's fun.
It's exciting.
Beyond the fact that I love making them,
I love eating them.
- Debbi Fields

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on
the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
- George Bancroft

The premieres are, kind of exciting,
especially to Ella,
who loves limousines.
- Kelly Preston

So to get to play for the Yankees was really exciting.
Really exciting.
- Bert Campaneris

And exciting buildings are fine periodically.
- Minoru Yamasaki

When Blur first started and we were playing Manchester
the Hacienda was the place to go.
That was where a lot of exciting stuff was happening
and London was pretty dead.
- Graham Coxon

The challenge is what was making it exciting.
You don't want to do anything that's too easy or that
you know that you can pull off,
otherwise it's really not worth doing.
- Robert Rodriguez

I also believe that writing becomes worthwhile and
vitalized only through a full and exciting life.
- Esther Forbes

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence,
because it's so rare.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one
is constantly making exciting discoveries.
- A. A. Milne

Scientific research is one of the most exciting and
rewarding of occupations.
- Frederick Sanger

We believe we've got the skill base and the techniques
to supply the chips that really enable the end manufacturers to develop exciting,
innovative products themselves.
- David Milne

Pear Drops were exciting because they had a dangerous taste.
All of us were warned against eating them,
and the result was that we ate them more than ever.
- Roald Dahl

Each week, from a different point of view,
you get another look at God, and that's exciting to me.
- Della Reese

The most exciting thing is not doing it.
If you fall in love with someone and never do it,
it's much more exciting.
- Andy Warhol

I'm sure there will continue to be exciting new products and major changes,
but it looks as if the existing technology has a great
deal of room to grow and prosper.
- Jack Kilby

I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting.
These big earrings, these big hoops.
I think the girls are sort of falling in love with...
collars, neck collars.
- Ralph Lauren

Theater is dangerously open to repetition.
It's exciting when you hit on a new way.
- Fiona Shaw

You're blinded by lights and you see all these people who come out,
and it's exciting.
It's scary and it's exciting all rolled into one.
- Vanessa Kerry

I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters.
It's great.
If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life.
At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives.
It's exciting to play a femme fatale.
- Kim Cattrall

New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time,
most unsolved.
- Johnny Carson

Being able to pit your wits against literally hundreds
of other people is really exciting and ultimately the
biggest single challenge for a poker player.
- Tim Page

However, because Britain is young and exciting,
I did show my second line here once or twice.
- Vivienne Westwood

So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling.
Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects
of making movies and almost a lost art at this point.
- Brian De Palma

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational,
and people respond to that.
It's what they want.
- George Lucas

Business is more exciting than any game.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.
- James Galway

But I think theatre in a repressive society is an immensely
exciting event and theatre in a luxurious old,
affluent old society like ours is an entertaining event.
- Janet Suzman

You don't expect to get the letter saying,
Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire!
It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
- Antony Sher

My father is a chemist, my mother was a homemaker.
My parents instilled in us the feeling that learning
was the most exciting thing that could happen to you,
and it never ends.
- Rita Dove

I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music -
that makes it exciting.
- Yoko Ono


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