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Victoria Secunda Quotes and Sayings

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Of all the haunting moments of motherhood,
few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
- Victoria Secunda

Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter,
her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father,
her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection
and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.
- Victoria Secunda

Puritanism. The haunting fear that
someone, somewhere, may be happy.
- H. L. Mencken

Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America -
that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
- Tom Wolfe

 

When I was filming 'The Haunting Hour',
my co-stars Emily Osment, Brittany Curran and I paid
a visit to a haunted house -
all dressed up as vampires!
We really confused the workers.
- Cody Linley

A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism.
- Karl Marx

I didn't read The Haunting of Hill House until sometime early in the 1990's.
- William Peter Blatty

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This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn't
settle well with me at all.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Something like The Haunting is not worth the slightest consideration from me.
- Nigel Kneale

If you don't mind haunting the margins,
I think there is more freedom there.
- Colin Firth

In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie,
which is unfair.
We didn't have the rights to the movie.
I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would
have been legal infringement.
- Jan de Bont

Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness.
Dotted with the ruins of empires once great,
it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow.
I love every inch of it.
- King Hussein I

There is more criticism of puritanism,
and more distance from Christian morality,
than there has been before.
- Susie Bright

The most serious charge which can be brought against
New England is not Puritanism but February.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned,
and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.
- Emma Goldman

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ.
On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous;
yet the poison works its way persistently,
until the entire fabric is doomed.
- Emma Goldman

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

You can't operate a company by fear,
because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism.
And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
- Steve Ross

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men
for the criticism of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken

My criticism of most religions is that
they don't allow criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

There is only one justification for universities,
as distinguished from trade schools.
They must be centers of criticism.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
- Joseph Addison

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence,
their character, their knowledge, reserving always
my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
- Mikhail Bakunin

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire,
you can't be politically correct when you do that.
- John Cusack

No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil,
regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.
- Shirin Ebadi

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
- Heinrich Heine

Criticism starts - it has to start -
with a real passion for reading.
It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties,
but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Dare to risk public criticism.
- Mary Kay Ash

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

Politics calls for robust debate and criticism,
but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs.
- Kim Beazley

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!-
An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism
against the mighty Johnson!
- Anne Seward

The most destructive criticism is indifference.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The art of the critic in a nutshell:
to coin slogans without betraying ideas.
The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
- Walter Benjamin

Constructive criticism is about finding something good
and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.
- Paula Abdul

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

I would guess that any criticism about Wal-Mart could
have some element of truth with 1,500,000 people.
- Lee Scott

What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
- Octavio Paz

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency.
I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust
that my sincerity will not be called into question.
- Victoria Woodhull

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
- Wole Soyinka

One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood.
The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
- Charles Horton Cooley

It would be very easy for us to do a collection that
everybody would like and not criticize.
But criticism is a part of life.
You have to take it.
- Donatella Versace

I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have
created a stage set I like,
I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle
who says she doesn't like blue.
- Cecil Beaton

Anytime you put a movie out it's subject to such scrutiny and such criticism.
- Halle Berry

Spanking and verbal criticism have become,
to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
- Phil Donahue

I think the hardest part about being a teenager is
dealing with other teenagers -
the criticism and the ridicule,
the gossip and rumors.
- Beverley Mitchell

The use of criticism, in periodical writing,
is to sift, not to stamp a work.
- Margaret Fuller

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
- Octavio Paz

Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond
of offering criticism from on high instead of studying
and understanding things from within.
- Edmund Husserl

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

People say you should read your criticism because it
will make you a better person but it doesn't.
It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
- Jo Brand

Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
- Anne Stevenson

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to
endure criticism without resentment.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism
will run off as from a duck's back.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind.
That is why I never could have survived as an academic.
- Anne Stevenson

There is a certain justice in criticism.
The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.
- Stephen Spender

Never feel that a piece of criticism or advice is too much trouble to give,
or that it exceeds your province.
- Lord Mountbatten

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
- Wendell Phillips

I do see value in music criticism.
Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
- Van Morrison

I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided
an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people
an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.
- Roger Ebert


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