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Walter Kerr Quotes and Sayings

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Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

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Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.
- Walter Kerr

It has an air about it of having strolled in from the
street with a few tricks up its sleeve,
and if everybody would relax, please,
it would do its best to pass the time whimsically.
- Walter Kerr

He had delusions of adequacy.
- Walter Kerr

 

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

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Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you
don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
- Flip Wilson

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Crazy is walking down the street
with half a cantaloupe on your head,
muttering; "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
- the movie Spy Hard (1996)

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

A lie can travel half way around the world while the
truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My first show sold within the first 3 minutes,
and I came back to the studio and spent the next two
and a half years making almost nothing.
- Anish Kapoor

But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock.
I'll probably write for about three hours,
and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
- Stanley Tucci

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already
lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
- Khalil Gibran

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist.
Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
- Jack Nicholson

I've got like a week and a half left,
all bets are off.
- Rob Corddry

I'm just one of those people that if I sit down to watch a horror film,
I put my hands over my face and I cry a lot and I don't
see half of the film because I'm too upset.
- Neve Campbell

Half the bands I guarantee wouldn't at this point want Nuno to open for them.
- Nuno Bettencourt

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting,
it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands
what more than half a dozen are about.
- E. T. Bell

I have been wounded like this since about half past
eight this morning and I will tell you how it happened.
- Francesco Borromini

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear.
Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe,
your story's grown to around a half-million words and
can't be written as anything less than a trilogy.
- Lynn Abbey

Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I,
and when she committed suicide I was only 30 -
and very shocked and sorry.
I never knew her personally.
- Anne Stevenson

I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside
and the heel was another 2 and half inches.
I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over.
- Bobby Darin

It takes me about a week and a half to really analyze a game -
play by play.
- Bart Starr

Of course I'm sure half the people there hate me and half the people like me.
- Kevin Mitnick


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