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Sam Shepard Quotes and Sayings

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Sides are being divided now.
It's very obvious.
So if you're on the other side of the fence,
you're suddenly anti-American.
It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side.
- Sam Shepard

You can't make a living as a playwright.
You can barely scrape by.
- Sam Shepard

I didn't go out of my way to get into this movie stuff.
I think of myself as a writer.
- Sam Shepard

I feel like I've never had a home, you know? I feel related to the country,
to this country, and yet I don't know exactly where I fit in...
There's always this kind of nostalgia for a place,
a place where you can reckon with yourself.
- Sam Shepard

 

Democracy's a very fragile thing.
You have to take care of democracy.
As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow
it to turn into scare tactics,
it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else.
It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
- Sam Shepard

I'm a writer.
The more I act, the more resistance I have to it.
If you accept work in a movie, you accept to be entrapped
for a certain part of time,
but you know you're getting out.
I'm also earning enough to keep my horses,
buying some time to write.
- Sam Shepard

Film acting is really the trick of doing moments.
You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds.
You really earn your spurs acting onstage.
I needed to do that for myself.
I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play.
- Sam Shepard

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Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides.
- Lao Tzu

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
- Charles Lamb

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

We call upon all sides to stop hostilities and restart peace talks.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

You can't take sides when you know the earth is round.
- Patricia Sun

If we follow the traditional way of thought,
there will always be traditional enemies.
Extremist circles from both sides will find causes
to give rise to problems.
- Fatos Nano

Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to
take both sides on just about every issue.
- George W. Bush

You can't choose up sides on a round world.
- Wayne Dyer

It's almost inevitable there's going to be an escalation on both sides.
- Bill Luther

The war...
was an unnecessary condition of affairs,
and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom
had been practiced on both sides.
- Robert E. Lee

We view things not only from different sides,
but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.
- Blaise Pascal

You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children
were turned down if the examining officers did not
like the turn of their noses.
- Mary Antin

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

If you exchange information internationally,
you must strengthen data protection.
Those are two sides of the same coin.
- Gijs de Vries

The people who were against the Vietnam War thought
I was attacking the Army.
The guys in the Army thought I was representing their experiences.
I was on both sides, and I survived.
- Mort Walker

I have been a director who has starred,
participated on both sides of the filmmaking process.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

The common agenda both sides seem to share is:
Whatever works.
- Gwen Ifill

Now when the two armies met, many and fierce were the
combats waged between them,
and blows were given and received, and swords flashed
and showers of arrows descended on all sides.
- Ferdowsi

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides,
we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
- Queen Elizabeth II

You watch some teams these days and you wonder if they
just met on the playground and decided to choose up sides.
- Dennis Rodman

The violence had broken out in both sides,
but our philosophy as a party was very,
very clear.
- John Hume

If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
- Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu

Honest pioneer work in the field of science has always been,
and will continue to be, life's pilot.
On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility.
This puts us under an obligation.
- Wilhelm Reich

All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.
- Adolf Loos

If I didn't have my films as an outlet for all the different sides of me,
I would probably be locked up.
- Angelina Jolie

When the war ends, it will be found that there was
an equal amount of "thuggery" practiced on both sides,
that terrible things were done to force the final victory.
- Rufus Jones

There are two sides to every question:
my side and the wrong side.
- Oscar Levant

Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous,
and the inside that is solemn.
- Olive Schreiner

To reform means to shatter one form and to create another;
but the two sides of this act are not always equally
intended nor equally successful.
- George Santayana

Although he's regularly asked to do so,
God does not take sides in American politics.
- George J. Mitchell

I get to see the different sides of skating now which
involves not only competing,
but entertainment.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company
is that there is always too much work to do,
and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.
- Eric Allman

The 70's hair with the long on the sides,
just doesn't look good coming down the sides of the helmet.
- Steve Yzerman

The grand jury's job is not to weigh the evidence from both sides;
it is only to decide whether there is enough evidence
on one side to bring a person to trial.
- Donella Meadows

Both sides have been playing tremendous cricket over
a couple of years and they're both very good units.
- Matthew Hayden

I feel like B sides are always better,
no matter whose record it is.
- Alicia Keys

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement,
on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides,
has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.
- Irving Babbitt

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Margaret Thatcher

Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction,
the partitions being at the sides only,
leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house.
- Francis Parkman

Jury selection is strictly an emotional process.
They're looking for people they can manipulate.
Both sides are.
- Joseph Wambaugh

He who walks in the middle of the roads gets hit from both sides.
- George Schultz

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be
correct in what they affirm,
and wrong in what they deny.
- John Stuart Mill

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act,
but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.
- Christina Aguilera

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides.
It must bring sides together.
- Jesse Jackson

We extend our hand towards peace.
Our people are committed to peace.
We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
- Ariel Sharon

There are only two sides to this question.
Every man must be for the United States or against it.
There can be no neutrals in this war;
only patriots and traitors.
- Stephen Douglas

I met some friends in the end of 10th,
beginning of 11th, who were in the popular group so
I finished off high school in that group and got to see both sides.
- Shane West

We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides,
not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing
conservatives who don't want to change anything.
- Jacques Delors

Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin.
In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.
- Ida P. Rolf

There are two sides to every question.
- Protagoras

What the hell difference does it make,
left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.
- Brendan Behan

I like someone who's suffered from both sides.
- Diane Lane

When President Jiang Zemin visited India in 1996,
the two sides decided that they would jointly build
a constructive partnership of cooperation oriented
towards the 21st century.
- Li Peng

Partisanship is our great curse.
We too readily assume that everything has two sides
and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
- James Harvey Robinson

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
- David Viscott

With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress,
no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
- Herbert Hoover

I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round,
and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small,
and is borne through the stars.
- Johannes Kepler

Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks.
- Ted Kulongoski

People do see me as sweet and innocent.
Not to say that I am not those things.
But I have other sides to me.
- Janet Jackson


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