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Stuart Symington Quotes and Sayings

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It all went back to problems we had talked about before,
you know, such as the British not believing in formation
bombing and not believing in daytime bombing.
- Stuart Symington

In those days secrets were well kept.
- Stuart Symington

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate,
the latter part of the Wilson Administrations.
He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.
- Stuart Symington

I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared;
then the State Department should keep its nose out
and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
- Stuart Symington

 

In real danger sometimes even a democracy can really keep a secret.
- Stuart Symington

Sure, you would lose more bombers without fighters,
but, flying in formation, you could get the job done.
- Stuart Symington

If civilians are going to be killed,
I would rather have them be their civilians than our civilians.
- Stuart Symington

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Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers
and radio sets in Rochester,
New York; pretty young and inexperienced;
but we survived the depression.
- Stuart Symington

Later the Administration wanted me to actually sell
all remaining surplus by running the War Assets Corporation.
I said I couldn't do it without some shoe leather.
- Stuart Symington

The British were keen for 30 caliber guns,
did not believe in daylight bombing.
American experts said 30 caliber was not enough;
we had to have 50 caliber,
also said daylight bombing was right provided the planes attacked in formation,
with 50 caliber guns.
- Stuart Symington

Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White
House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations.
Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility
but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble.
- Stuart Symington

Hardly had I left when we ran into the Korean war,
doubled what I had asked for and doubled it again.
I had told him I would stay in Government,
be honored to, but not with the Air Force.
- Stuart Symington

But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army,
much like the Marines with the Navy.
Everything had to be done over by the Army after it
had already been done by the Air Corps,
a mess.
- Stuart Symington

I had learned many years ago in private business never
to take responsibility without adequate authority;
and the new Secretary of Defense,
as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out.
- Stuart Symington

FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures
of ships they took out of the White House after he died.
But he could choose good men.
- Stuart Symington

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

Who would ever think that so much went on
in the soul of a young girl?
- Anne Frank

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
- Jonathan Winters

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

We went to church every Sunday.
When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.
- Darius Rucker

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around.
I was really nervous about being found out,
but nobody would even make eye contact with me.
It really upset me.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1,
then to school from 3 to 10 at night,
always under the threat that if I failed a single course
I could forget about dancing.
- Victoria Abril

My little scam in April '85 went like this:
Give me $50,000;
here's some names of some people we've recruited.
- Aldrich Ames

A million thoughts went through my mind.
What little mind I have.
- Fuzzy Zoeller

I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity
to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows.
I had also done a little disc jockeying.
- Casey Kasum

Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women.
The rest I spent foolishly.
- George Raft

I went being unemployed for three years to being the
lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year,
1990.
It was ridiculous really.
- Christopher Eccleston

I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford.
- Lionel Blue

The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover
the grass beaten down in the direction which they went.
- Zebulon Pike

I grew up in Denver, Colorado.
After high school I went to Vegas.
- Paul Taylor

When I went back to New York with somewhat of a name,
they didn't want movie actresses.
- Gloria Stuart

When I went back to England after a year away,
the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale,
stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno

They gave it to us for about five bucks a week,
and we just went there to live.
Probably the first band that ever did that back then
and it became the famous cottage.
- Jim Capaldi

I got to know Sterling Hayden fairly well.
He was a quiet man, who got more complicated as the years went on.
- Marie Windsor

I decided I was going to tell these stories.
I went around and met Crumb.
He was the cartoonist.
I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

It wasn't until the first season ended that I went
to my first Star Trek convention.
It was in Denver.
There were two and a half thousand people there.
- Patrick Stewart

I can't think of any relatives that ever went into science.
- William Standish Knowles

In the '70s I was in exile; every time I went back
I wondered if they'd take my passport away.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Don't dwell on what went wrong.
Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
- Denis Waitley

Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home,
wondering why the hell you went.
- John Updike

When I was a kid, I went to the store and asked the guy,
Do you have any toy train schedules?
- Steven Wright

A spirit in my feet said go, and I went.
- Matthew Brady

I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.
- Leslie Caron

I knew de Kooning and I went to his studio so I knew about de Kooning's work.
But only a little handful knew about it,
you know.
Maybe there were ten people that knew about it.
- Lee Krasner

When I first went on tour with PJ in '98,
I was still in shock having gone through the Soundgarden break up.
- Matt Cameron

I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning
them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
- Jello Biafra

I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every
week and took the sacraments.
It never really touched the core of my being.
- Sting

I went to jail at 16 for stealing tires off Cadillacs.
When I got out I said, Never again.
- Barry White

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate,
I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my
ear closer to the wireless speaker.
- Seamus Heaney

I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel,
so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
- Tom T. Hall

It was hell to go through what I went through.
I didn't know I had so many friends.
Many people gave a damn about my situation.
They helped cure me.
- Bela Lugosi

I'm trying to get hold of them...
the trouble is a lot of the companies that recorded
and produced the albums went bust,
so I don't know where to get the masters.
- Cy Coleman

When it was time for a player to go,
he went.
- Cal Hubbard


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