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William Collins Quotes and Sayings

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Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry.
I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
- William Collins

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
- William Collins

By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung.
- William Collins

In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong.
- William Collins

 

Words like feminism or democracy scare me.
They are words with barnacles on them,
and you can't see what's underneath.
- William Collins

Beloved, till life can charm no more;
And mourned,
till Pity's self be dead.
- William Collins

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest!
- William Collins

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When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work,
a lot can go wrong.
It's like do-it-yourself dentistry.
- William Collins

I think humor is a very serious thing.
I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses
so that I can more easily take him to something more.
- William Collins

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I define nothing.
Not beauty, not patriotism.
I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
- Bob Dylan

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed
in a prior state of existence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time,
after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher,
a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie

Publishing a protocol under the name Atom that tries
to capture all of the prior art in this stage and might
provide a good basis for winding down the syndication wars.
- Tim Bray

But the funny thing is, I broke my finger not on set doing kung fu.
I broke my finger when I fell down the stairs prior to going on set.
- Jaime King

I had done 25 motion pictures prior to The Partridge
Family and nobody knew my name.
- Shirley Jones

Prior to that, I had associated this music with older people,
like my father.
- Benny Green

I had never watched a law show prior to being cast on The Practice.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

It is a very real concern and my view is that everything
changed on September 11th and the procedure,
the policies that were in place prior to September
11th no longer should apply.
- George Pataki

My initial interest, just prior to my work on cytokines,
was on cell-mediated immunity and delayed hypersensitivity,
mostly with respect to the cells that populated these reactions.
- Stanley Cohen

The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond
our shores was one world of risk and the world in our
continent was another world of risk.
- John Ashcroft

I learned so much about playing and touring being on
the road and in the studio with Jeff,
but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even
prior to joining the Fusion.
- Kenny G

The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned
and restricted by the effects of prior presents,
possesses genuine initiative.
- Corliss Lamont

Prior to being mugged I did not feel I had to carry a gun.
However, I knew how to shoot a gun very proficiently.
As a boy, I used to play cowboys and Indians all the time.
- Bernhard Goetz

I believe that all the important people in my life
prior to 1982 were victimized by my illness.
- Patty Duke

We typically don't choose our athletes until about
a month prior to the Games because anything can happen.
- Shannon Miller

Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal.
I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem.
- Tony Campolo

Up to that point I never really knew what my character would be expected to do,
and prior to accepting the job I had actually turned
down the role three times before finally giving in.
- Gil Gerard

I really didn't have any plans to record prior to doing My Own Best Enemy.
- Richard Marx

I can't get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies,
which are forty years prior to Star Wars,
is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!
- David Prowse

I had had a classical education prior to that.
- Skitch Henderson

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s
and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published -
certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
- Robert Adamson

Shockingly, the Bidens donated under $1,000 to all
charities combined every year for the ten years prior to 2008.
- Larry J. Sabato

I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate's house.
- Nancy Sinatra

You can't substitute promise after promise with known
violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting
ourselves or setting an example.
- Fred Thompson

The Libyan program recently discovered was far more
extensive than was assessed prior to that.
- David Kay

Social Security has been effective for 70 years;
prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated.
- Grace Napolitano

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior
to intellectual abstractions.
- Robert M. Pirsig

Prior to that I testified before the Senate subcommittee
addressing mountaintop removal.
- Kevin Richardson

Prior to penicillin and medical research,
death was an everyday occurrence.
It was intimate.
- Katherine Dunn

There are lasting consequences for using drugs.
I'll still be paying for my prior use.
- Layne Staley

For too long, Japan has been dragging its feet as it
ignores the steps the U.S.
has made to ensure a safe beef supply and shows a disregard
for our prior trade pacts.
- Randy Neugebauer

Howard Minsky had gotten the script to her agent prior to my involvement.
- Arthur Hiller

We also quoted Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney,
acknowledging that Rove did speak to Cooper late on
the week prior to the article coming out,
which would have been July 10 or 11.
- Michael Isikoff

It's weird.
Prior to having my first record, Corey Hart was just my name.
- Corey Hart

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones.
That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to
immediately prior to when I started to play.
- Arto Lindsay

I was at an acting academy for seven years prior to the trial.
- Kato Kaelin

Yeah, there was the Flora Plum thing,
where I trained for about a month and I had taken a semester off for that,
and two weeks prior to filming, the financing collapsed.
- Claire Danes

The only time in my career prior to that I played an
evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'.
- Morgan Brittany

Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never
have thought that they might grow up and become chief.
- Wilma Mankiller

Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish.
They did not wait for permission to do this.
They do not deal a blow with prior notice.
They do not take action because they can't.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I was aware that there is an expectation that writers
inevitably falter at this stage,
that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book,
that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did.
It simply increased my sense of being challenged.
- David Guterson

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital.
Capital is only the fruit of labor,
and could never have existed if labor had not first existed.
Labor is the superior of capital,
and deserves much the higher consideration.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart.
How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart.
Those escape your anger who refuse your sway,
and those are punished most, who most obey.
- Matthew Prior

The association promotes a way of life,
not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths;
a bilateral loyalty,
not commercial or social projects.
Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as
any involved in any prior decisions.
- William O. Douglas

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
- Matthew Prior

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican,
whether you are a liberal or a conservative,
we know that neither this President nor prior Presidents
of both parties did everything right or we would not have had a 9/11.
- Charles Schumer

So that's why I said, if you look at the average,
you would see the money New York got this year was
in line with the average across the prior three years and substantially more,
by a country mile, than the money given to any other city.
- Michael Chertoff

Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences
can be accommodated here,
even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred,
inalienable, and prior to civil society.
- Michael Novak

Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means
to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S.
Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence,
national defense, and law enforcement agencies from
working together and sharing information.
- Roger Wicker

It is practically impossible to teach good programming
to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC:
as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated
beyond hope of regeneration.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Prior to Saving Private Ryan I never worked with men.
I was always working with some babe,
and it was always about falling in love,
and it just got turned around.
I'm not looking for any particular kind of story.
I wait until it comes across my desk.
- Tom Hanks

They never taste who always drink: They always talk,
who never think.
- Matthew Prior

The deficit - the U.S.
knows our deficit is too large.
We are committed to bringing it down.
We are bringing it down.
The deficit came in for fiscal year '05 at considerably
below where it was the prior year.
- John W. Snow

Well, our position, and our chairman has talked about this extensively,
is that we had a lot of intelligence prior to 9/11.
We knew that two al Qaeda operatives who ultimately
participated in the 9/11 disaster were in the United States.
We didn't find them.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

There have been a couple of instances prior to now
where members of the House have filed resolutions calling
for release of the sealed files which were developed
during the course of our committee's investigation.
- Louis Stokes

For hope is but a dream for those that wake.
- Matthew Prior

Sen.
Edward Kennedy knows very directly.
Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior
to the war that my view was that the best evidence
that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction.
- David Kay

For, when with beauty we can virtue join,
We paint the semblance of a form divine.
- Matthew Prior


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