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William Dean Howells Quotes and Sayings

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Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
- William Dean Howells

What the American public wants in the theater is a
tragedy with a happy ending.
- William Dean Howells

Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
- William Dean Howells

Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care.
I did not start the affair, and I have not been consulted about it at any step.
- William Dean Howells

 

If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer;
if we don't like his dream,
we call him a crank.
- William Dean Howells

We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another,
and only one interest at a time fills these.
- William Dean Howells

It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds,
not the deafening blasts of doom.
- William Dean Howells

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He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
- William Dean Howells

In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized,
and in America, except when it is trying to be European,
it is direct and sincere.
- William Dean Howells

Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
- William Dean Howells

How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?
- William Dean Howells

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
- William Dean Howells

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect;
but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
- William Dean Howells

The book which you read from a sense of duty,
or because for any reason you must, does not commonly make friends with you.
- William Dean Howells

The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me,
but that of books most of all.
- William Dean Howells

A man never sees all that his mother has been to him
until it's too late to let her know that he sees it.
- William Dean Howells

Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?
- William Dean Howells

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters,
never seen apart.
- William Dean Howells

There will presently be no room in the world for things;
it will be filled up with the advertisements of things.
- William Dean Howells

The secret of the man who is universally interesting
is that he is universally interested.
- William Dean Howells

You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born
such a great while ago after all.
The time shortens up.
- William Dean Howells

Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah,
driving the primitive roads and cars of that day,
were real adventures.
- Paul D. Boyer

We probably, as primitive people, made music before
we actually had a language,
and that's where language comes from.
- Debbie Harry

Children have very sharp powers of observation -
probably sharper than adults -
yet at the same time their emotional reactions are
murky and much more primitive.
- Donna Tartt

I know the history of the record business so well because
I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios.
It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
- Tony Bennett

The medieval hall house was very primitive when it
became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
- Stephen Gardiner

I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer.
- Robert Wyatt

When primitive law has once been embodied in a Code,
there is an end to what may be called its spontaneous development.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious
and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
- Marc Maron

I was using tape loops for dancers and dance production.
I had very funky primitive equipment,
in fact technology wasn't very good no matter how much money you had.
- Terry Riley

Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing,
I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom,
and used to write primitive adventures on that.
- Graham Nelson

Music is essentially built upon primitive memory structures.
- Morton Feldman

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

I can understand why those primitive desert people
think a camera steals their soul.
It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside.
- Nigella Lawson

That is why we profess a spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art.
- Mark Rothko

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world.
We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor
the territorial imperative.
- Eugene McCarthy

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational -
but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
- Judith Viorst

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our
town deals out to those who fall from favor are the
empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
- Hedda Hopper

The positive testimony of history is that the State
invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.
No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock

There's a connection between the advances that are
made in technology and the sense of primitive fear
people develop in response to it.
- Don DeLillo

But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary,
and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris

What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive.
It is probably nothing more than the affection of the
people with whom I am in contact,
and their good opinion of me.
- Anna Freud

Good music is very close to primitive language.
- Denis Diderot

I suppose that writers should, in a way,
feel flattered by the censorship laws.
They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.
- John Mortimer

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists;
though their field-work among primitive peoples has
often made them forget the language of science.
- Robert Graves

It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe
that the jazz rhythm expresses America.
Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
- Isadora Duncan

A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells.
- Grandma Moses

The classics are only primitive literature.
They belong to the same class as primitive machinery
and primitive music and primitive medicine.
- Stephen Leacock

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles,
from the most primitive literary expressions up to
the most refined products of the baroque.
- Juan Goytisolo

The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics.
- Louis Leakey

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond
to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least
harmless in primitive man.
- Konrad Lorenz

Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.
- Norman Mailer

In action be primitive; in foresight,
a strategist.
- Edward Koch

I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
- Paul Cezanne

Shows were very different then - even as the headliner
we did a very short set by today's standards and sound
systems were really primitive.
But the girls made it all worthwhile!
- Peter Asher

The prehistorical and primitive period represents the
true infancy of the mind.
- James M. Baldwin

My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given
me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled
thinking of our modern day.
It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
- Hamlin Garland

The point I am making is that in the more primitive
forms of society the individual is merely a unit;
in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality.
- Herbert Read

By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards,
I'm a virtuoso.
- Robert Quine

We are running ourselves into a damaged earth.
But I am optimistic.
I believe that we can change; we must change.
As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive.
The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be.
- John Astin

A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile
might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an
antelope hidden under the car,
but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he
immediately realizes that it was designed.
- Michael Behe

You see, every creature alive on the earth today represents
an unbroken line of life that stretches back to the
first primitive organism to appear on this planet;
and that is about three billion years.
- George Wald

I like 1977 because it is more primitive.
If it were modern day, like one Universal guy was like
wouldn't they just use their cell phone? I guess he
did not read that it was 1977 in the script.
- Rob Zombie

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a
reverence for the life-giving earth,
and the Native American shared this elemental ethic:
The land was alive to his loving touch,
and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.
- Stewart Udall

After developing a primitive theory (1968) I therefore
did not pursue this subject.
However, the work was taken up by others and in 1974
the first experiments were done in the ISR.
- Simon van der Meer

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full
play but failed because these wishes are too primitive,
too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to
be satisfied even by the greatest license.
- John Desmond Bernal

France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating
power in the world of culture.
This is true both of the French right and the French left.
They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys
or farmers who do not understand anything.
- Adam Michnik

This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles,
from which the true faith of the primitive church was received,
the apostles at first delivered orally,
without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God,
they handed it on in the Scriptures.
- Martin Chemnitz

We know from biology that new forms of organisms simulate
their primitive form as closely as possible at first,
even though obliged to exist under changed internal and external conditions.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement,
its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which
it opens up for simulation,
is the only remaining primitive society.
- Jean Baudrillard

Although it was in primitive times and differently
called the Lord's day or Sunday,
yet it was never denominated the Sabbath;
a name constantly appropriate to Saturday,
or the Seventh day both by sacred and ecclesiastical writers.
- Charles Buck


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