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Samuel McChord Crothers Quotes and Sayings

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The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.
- Samuel McChord Crothers

A prose writer gets tired of writing prose,
and wants to be a poet.
So he begins every line with a capital letter,
and keeps on writing prose.
- Samuel McChord Crothers

Try as hard as we may for perfection,
the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness.
We are surprised at our own versatility in being able
to fail in so many different ways.
- Samuel McChord Crothers

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed) PHOTO

 

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

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Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the chaotic currents of life,
is without trouble.
- Carl Jung

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts -
that's when I get in trouble.
- Angelina Jolie

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible
in bright moments as well as in trouble,
we cannot fully respond to its consolations
because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
- Helen Keller

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking
if there is anything you can do.
Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edward W. Howe

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.
- Guy Lafleur

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify
the trouble we take to have sex.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

Do not trouble yourself much
to get new things, whether clothes or friends...
Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

All marriages are happy.
It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
- Raymond Hull

Every government is a parliament of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

The trouble with travelling back later on is that you
can never repeat the same experience.
- Michael Palin

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble,
delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

You know, it takes two to get one in trouble.
- the movie She Done Him Wrong (1933)

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
- Doug Larson

It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble,
it's what we know that ain't so.
- Will Rogers

Problems are the price of progress.
Don't bring me anything but trouble.
Good news weakens me.
- Charles Kettering

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world,
as pastors teach, but idealism.
Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
- H. L. Mencken

The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives
before we're ready for it.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political
process was to sully oneself to such a degree that
whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in.
- John Perry Barlow

I quit drinking, so I can think clear.
When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn't help the healing process.
- Freddie Hubbard

The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.
- Ken Kesey

The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives
no one a chance to kill the right people.
- Ezra Pound

Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything,
especially writing songs.
- Marian McPartland

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the
world knows nothing about,
need only a bit of praise or encouragement -
and we will make the goal.
- Robert Collier

If you're in trouble, or hurt or need -
go to the poor people.
They're the only ones that'll help -
the only ones.
- John Steinbeck

If people are going to be cooking the books,
you're in trouble.
- Don Nickles

A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me,
but sets me back a bit.
I, as a viewer, have trouble with it.
I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.
- Jerry Lewis

It's really interesting that whenever you do something
that is so out of character,
like having an emotional outburst, that you don't get in trouble.
- Beth Henley

I have trouble voicing my thoughts...
I can't communicate very well that way.
- Ayumi Hamasaki

I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant.
A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen
to be totally in love with myself.
- Mike Tyson

The trouble with most of the things that people want is that they get them.
- George Wald

When I was a kid and got in trouble,
I'd always say,
Mom, I'm in trouble.
Well, Mom, I'm in trouble.
- Earl Campbell

Iran is nothing but trouble, and always has been that.
- Jay Rockefeller

I don't believe in angels and I have trouble with the whole God thing.
I don't want to say I don't believe in God,
but I don't think I do.
But I believe in people who do.
- Billy Connolly

We should not clap our hands and mourn,
for he is out of trouble.
You are still in it.
- David Ruffin

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up
on the cutting-room floor.
People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
- Betty Dodson

I do have trouble with titles.
- Jim Harrison

I only go to mass when somebody asks me,
but when I get in trouble I call for a priest.
- Broderick Crawford

I've always had trouble with authority.
- John Milius


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