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William Shawn Quotes and Sayings

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Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
- William Shawn

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

 

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Falling in love and having a relationship
are two different things.
- Keanu Reeves

Falling out of love is very enlightening.
For a short while you see the world with new eyes.
- Iris Murdoch

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
- Germaine Greer

Still, things could be a lot worse.
Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't.
- the movie Megamind (2010)

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
- David Lee Roth

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent
of all accidents involving falling objects.
- Dave Barry

I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders,
keeping notebooks and old photographs.
Some of the books were antiques for that time period,
with the covers falling off.
- Tom Berenger

Right now, my job is that I'm like an ambulance chaser.
I've got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them.
- Chris Rock

People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
- Jonathan Davis

Well, I always run the risk of falling on my face,
which has in fact happened.
- Marcel Carne

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
- Iris Murdoch

I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting.
These big earrings, these big hoops.
I think the girls are sort of falling in love with...
collars, neck collars.
- Ralph Lauren

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Hugh Latimer

The president's claim that Social Security is going
broke is misleading at best.
The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt
that the system needs to be strengthened.
- Grace Napolitano

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
- Jane Austen

Man cannot degrade woman without himself falling into degradation;
he cannot elevate her without at the same time elevating himself.
- Alexander Walker

We will all, someday, experience death,
and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree,
crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.
- Kim Elizabeth

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Lucretius

I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating.
It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with
good language and trying to imitate it.
- Charles Kuralt

Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law,
to place the government back under the cage of law.
Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
- James Bovard

You drown not by falling into a river,
but by staying submerged in it.
- Paulo Coelho

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

I hated golf when we first started, but a big part
of the training process was falling in love with this sport,
so I went on tour with the UCLA Team.
- Shia LaBeouf

I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner
because of the absence of falling coal.
- Peter Cook

Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks.
Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.
- Bruce Willis

Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm
for other Labour policy disasters.
No one tells the voters that crime is falling:
let them stay scared senseless.
- Polly Toynbee

When it comes time to sit down and write the next book,
you're deathly afraid that you're not up to the task.
That was certainly the case with me after Snow Falling on Cedars.
- David Guterson

All things entail rising and falling timing.
You must be able to discern this.
- Miyamoto Musashi

I think the rising and falling popularity of areas
like hard SF and far-future SF is,
to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion.
- Stanley Schmidt

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface.
Its their way of falling.
- Andre Gide

The state is in danger of falling into disrepute due
to the evidence of its inadequate resources.
- Jurgen Habermas

Well that's actually happened to me a couple of times...
but I really think that men, when it comes to falling in love,
are less...
I guess you could say less aggressive.
- Alicia Machado

No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o'clock.
- Heston Blumenthal

I am not conscious of falling under any of those ornithological divisions.
- Clark M. Clifford

You don't drown by falling in the water;
you drown by staying there.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Man can know his world without falling back on revelation;
he can live his life without feeling his utter dependence on supernatural powers.
- Christopher Dawson

I think it's easy for me to connect to some people,
and I don't know if that's the same thing as falling in love whereas before,
I might have said it was.
- Ashley Judd

Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often.
Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm.
- Knute Rockne

When I'm trusting and being myself as fully as possible,
everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily,
often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

There is another interesting paradox here:
by immersing ourselves in what we love,
we find ourselves.
We do not lose ourselves.
One does not lose one's identity by falling in love.
- Lukas Foss

Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time,
and music was a part of that.
- Ann Beattie

The level of discourse in this country is falling to
a depth that cannot be sustained.
- Martin Frost

I was not allowed a physical lover.
Falling in love with Love was the best I could get.
- Lionel Blue

And Seaman, just like a falling oak,
manages to change direction.
- John Motson

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal -
falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
- Francois Truffaut

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
- Salman Rushdie

The supply of words in the world market is plentiful
but the demand is falling.
Let deeds follow words now.
- Lech Walesa

I spent a lot of years just learning my craft and falling
down in front of the camera.
- Thomas Jane

Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love.
All the world seemed bright and changed.
- William Christopher Handy

He hit me 18 times while I was in the act of falling.
- Max Baer

OK, he and Katie fell in love, they're getting married.
Why is this in the news? Why is this a big deal? Is
there something unusual about meeting someone and falling in love?
- Mimi Rogers

There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for
seven seconds and then falling silent again.
- Richard Morris

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination
and bottling the common sense.
- Helen Rowland

Every song is something that I've been through or an emotion I've felt -
like falling in love or heartbreak.
- Ashlee Simpson

You very seldom see a picture where you watch the process of falling in love.
- Alfre Woodard

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.
- John Steinbeck

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world,
which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime,
and falling in at night.
I miss you like hell.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down,
but the staying down.
- Mary Pickford

McGovern is so far left that he is in danger of falling off the earth.
- John G. Schmitz

Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization
bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious
falling off in general business.
- John Moody

The sky isn't falling.
- Thomas Leonard

I like old people falling over, that's what makes me laugh.
- Allan Carr


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