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William Heath Robinson Quotes and Sayings

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Modern Carpet Designs may provide endless entertainment for your guests.
- William Heath Robinson

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

 

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

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Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

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

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen,
and they don't take the time to learn the basics.
- Alvin Lee

I really have a generation gap about modern clothes.
- Julie Harris

The accusation that we've lost our soul resonates with
a very modern concern about authenticity.
- Patricia Hewitt

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one,
and every one of its main aspects, moral,
political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
- Christopher Dawson

And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned,
it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely
honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Scientific reality is the modern human condition,
and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work.
- Thom Mayne

Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of
the modern world and for that reason assert that individual
liberty is at least part of the common good.
- Tom G. Palmer

Every time I win a tournament I have to think that
there is something wrong with modern chess.
- Viktor Korchnoi

With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.
First, we wrote our own songs.
That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
- Brian Setzer

The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused
by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word.
- Gilbert Murray

Whosoever, in writing a modern history,
shall follow truth too near the heels,
it may haply strike out his teeth.
- Walter Raleigh

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how
artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies.
We're all experiments.
- Brad Holland

If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups,
I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation,
while staying within the structure of the script.
- Martin Scorsese

It is not the crook in modern business that we fear,
but the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- Owen D. Young

The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political
history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic
turnout in a presidential election year.
- Jeff Miller

The party at its best has always been a modern party.
- Francis Maude

Music is a gut thing.
You're working in a medium which is more in touch with
the primal than the modern.
A gig is a ritual.
There's a congregation.
- Siobhan Fahey

The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass
house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
- Robert McAfee Brown

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional
people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world
from earlier centuries is attributable to science,
which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
- Bertrand Russell

So here we are, just two months away from the election,
with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe
laws are alive and well in the state of Florida.
- Corrine Brown

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
- Mary McCarthy

All old music was modern once, and much more of the
music of yesterday already sounds more old-fashioned
than works which were written three centuries ago.
- Peter Warlock

The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin,
and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity.
- Lou Henry Hoover

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 tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less
and less about the meaning of his own life,
but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel,
and the same law of progress makes the woman of today
a different woman from her grandmother.
- Susan B. Anthony

I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.
- John Barrymore

One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there
are so many more important things to be.
- Wallace Stevens

The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies
not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role,
for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands.
- Maria Jeritza

In modern pharmacology it's so clear that even if you
have a fixed dose of a drug,
the individuals respond very differently to one and the same dose.
- Arvid Carlsson

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde
composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now.
- Neville Marriner

A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good
as its technological ability.
- Frank Whittle

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance;
it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia,
and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art,
where we had hoped to do the readings.
- David Amram

Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.
- Claire Forlani

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant
man of letters can understand it,
seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley
and Romanes in the last century.
- Albert J. Nock

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern.
No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
- Ellen Glasgow

The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial
suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

If you want to go anywhere in modern war,
in the air, on the sea, on the land,
you must have command of the air.
- William Halsey

Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious
architecture of the Middle Ages,
I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest
emotion in any modern Gothic church.
- Goldwin Smith

My best efforts were some modern things that looked
like very lousy Matisses.
Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy,
and leave Paris.
- Norman Rockwell

Only the man who disciplines himself strictly can stand
for long the terrific pace of modern war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

London is a modern Babylon.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Modern dancing is old fashioned.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.
- Henry Waxman

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet

All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach,
baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel
than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
- Orson Pratt

The modern meaning of life's end-when does it end?
How does it end? How should it end? What is the value
of life? How do we measure it?
- Don DeLillo

What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist,
description of scientific apparatus and methods is
to the modern Scientific Detective writer.
- Hugo Gernsback


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