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Simone Schwarz-Bart Quotes and Sayings

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All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course,
all rivers go down to the ocean and drown.
And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

There is the churning and the boiling of the sea,
and the foam on top of it and that is what man is,
churning and foam together.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart,
their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

 

Here, like everywhere else, laughing and singing,
dancing and dreaming are not exactly the whole of reality;
and for one ray of sun shining on the hut,
the rest of the village remains in the dark.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

Every day you must arise and say to your heart,
I have suffered enough and now I must live because
the light of the sun must not be wasted,
it must not be lost without an eye to appreciate it.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

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Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

In rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

In a decade, America's mighty rivers will have reached the boiling point.
- Edwin Newman

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In valley drift we meet commonly with the bones of
quadrupeds which graze on plains bordering rivers.
- Charles Lyell

We can see cities during the day and at night,
and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean,
and see hurricanes form.
- Sally Ride

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds,
stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -
every form of animate or inanimate existence,
leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good,
until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think
in your mind that the counsel is wise.
- Joan Rivers

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

China and India are close neighbours linked by mountains
and rivers and the Chinese and Indian peoples have
enjoyed friendly exchanges for thousands of years.
- Li Peng

We depend on our rivers and dams for energy,
transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will
continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest.
- Cathy McMorris

Never floss with a stranger.
- Joan Rivers

I was working at this club in downtown L.A.
from four to eight at night, just Eddie Rubin,
the drummer, and I. - Johnny Rivers

Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors,
sounds and lagoons,
places where rivers meet the sea.
- Jim Gerlach

It is with rivers as it is with people:
the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
- Henry Van Dyke

You could not step twice into the same rivers;
for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
- Heraclitus

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
- Joan Rivers

Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away.
- Arthur Golden

The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness:
yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit.
- John Joly

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names,
but they all contain water.
Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
- Muhammad Ali

I'm interested in raw land and trees and fresh air
and rivers and lots of animals around them.
- Kent McCord

I had the fortunate experience to play with people
from different schools of music.
Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
- Kevin Eubanks

I'm not trying to be the next Joan Rivers.
- Isaac Mizrahi

Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running
these great rivers and doing what I've done in the
past without much purpose other than for the experience.
- Richard Dean Anderson

We are asking the nations of Europe
between whom rivers of blood have flowed
to forget the feuds of a thousand years.
- Winston Churchill

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as
any man born free to be contented penned up.
- Chief Joseph

Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.
- Joan Rivers

Ideas, like large rivers, never have just one source.
- Willy Ley

Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying.
Could this be an act of cod?
- Colin Mochrie

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty,
embodied in our nation's parks, rivers,
and breathtaking landscapes.
- Dave Reichert

The novel is not so much a literary genre,
but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
- Jose Saramago

Not since the Depression has the state been this dry,
have our rivers been this low, our water table this low,
and our reservoirs this low.
- Parris Glendening

Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers,
rivers run to seas.
- John Dryden

The rivers of America will run with blood filled to
their banks before we will submit to them taking the
Bible out of our schools.
- Billy Sunday

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.
- King Solomon

I used to fish the Border rivers, but nowadays you
have to queue up for a shot and I can't stand that.
- Norman MacCaig

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
- Voltaire

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act,
taking those wolves back into Yellowstone,
restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule
doth most abound in care.
- William Alexander

Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.
- Stephen Ambrose

Yeah, I read history.
But it doesn't make you nice.
Hitler read history, too.
- Joan Rivers

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals.
She thought we just fought in world war eleven.
- Joan Rivers

These guys are so old they're eligible for meals on wheels.
- Mickey Rivers

One thing will lead to another and somebody will come
up with a riff or a line or something we build from.
- Johnny Rivers

Boy George is all England needs - another queen who can't dress.
- Joan Rivers

It's been so long since I've had sex I've forgotten who ties up whom.
- Joan Rivers

I loved playing and I was actually working two jobs.
- Johnny Rivers

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and
character from all other rivers in the world;
there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt,
the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
- George Catlin

The first time I went to New York, I met Alan Freed.
- Johnny Rivers

He was lost out there.
He was the lost Mohegan.
- Mickey Rivers

I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are.
- Joan Rivers

I'm Jewish.
I don't work out.
If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45.
- Johnny Rivers

I believe that any art communicates what you're in the mood to receive.
- Larry Rivers

My routines come out of total unhappiness.
My audiences are my group therapy.
- Joan Rivers


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