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William Whitelaw Quotes and Sayings

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Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy.
- William Whitelaw

I have the thermometer in my mouth and I am listening to it all the time.
- William Whitelaw

I do not intend to prejudge the past.
- William Whitelaw

It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are.
It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so.
- William Whitelaw

 

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Leadership cannot really be taught.
It can only be learned.
- Harold S. Geneen

DON'T get officious.
You're not yourself when you're officious -
That is the curse of a government job.
- the movie Harold and Maude (1971)

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Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan

Johnny Mercer was my father's best friend and became mine as well.
And Harold Arlen, whom I would call Uncle Harry,
and Harry Warren: those were ones who I really became close to.
- Margaret Whiting

One of my major competitors was Harold Smith.
Smith beat me in 1977.
I was loafing during that competition.
- Edwin Moses

I have known Harold Ford Jr. since before he was born,
in that his father was my driver in the 1966 governor's race,
and has remained a friend of mine all these years.
- John Jay Hooker

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen

I remember a big meeting with the hosiery trade in
Harold's ministerial room.
- Barbara Castle

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen

Management must manage!
- Harold S. Geneen

Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which
saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
- George Eliot

John Updike is always fun.
And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon.
And Harold Bloom, another former student.
- M. H. Abrams

When you have a performer as talented as Bill Murray or as Harold,
that can write as well as they can perform,
you can do a final draft on the set if you think of it that way.
- Ivan Reitman

EVERYONE has the right to make an ass out of themselves.
- Harold and Maude (The movie )

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:
cash and experience.
Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
- Harold S. Geneen

Clark Kent, I suppose, had a little bit of Harold Lloyd in him.
- Joe Shuster

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.
Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words,
explanations are explanations, promises are promises -
but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen

I never think of myself as wise.
I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence
which I intend to allow to operate.
- Harold Pinter

American time has stretched around the world.
It has become the dominant tempo of modern history,
especially of the history of Europe.
- Harold Rosenberg

The first and most fundamental issue of sin is pride.
- Harold Warner

I don't intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy.
I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right.
- Harold Pinter

Shakespeare is universal.
- Harold Bloom

He suffered from paralysis by analysis.
- Harold S. Geneen

Nimbus is doing a great service with these excellently
produced transformations of piano roll recordings.
- Harold Bauer

In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out.
It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.
- Harold Evans

Cricket was my reason for living.
- Harold Larwood

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place
in the world for ugly mathematics.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

I think of life as a good book.
The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
- Harold Kushner

I mean, don't forget the earth's about five thousand million years old,
at least.
Who can afford to live in the past?
- Harold Pinter

The first serious applications were in triterpenoid chemistry.
- Derek Harold Richard Barton

A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart.
- Harold W. Dodds

No matter what I have to say, I'm still trying to say it in comedic form.
- Harold Ramis

I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron.
- Harold Bloom

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
- Harold Coffin

But that's fine, because I like to have control of the ambience.
- Harold Budd

I have thousands of opinions still -
but that is down from millions -
and,
as always, I know nothing.
- Harold Brodkey

Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.
- Harold S. Geneen

Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living.
- Harold Pinter

I always claim that the writer has done 90 percent of the director's work.
- Harold Ramis

Tradition does not mean that the living are dead,
it means that the dead are living.
- Harold MacMillan

A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy
so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason.
- Harold S. Geneen

Occasionally it does hit me, the words on a page.
And I still love doing that, as I have for the last 60 years.
- Harold Pinter

Whenever a critic mentions the salary of an actor,
I'm thinking, He's not talking about the movie.
- Harold Ramis

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice
of a cause or one man's conscience.
- Harold H. Greene

We are redefining and we are restating our socialism
in terms of the scientific revolution.
- Harold Wilson

Indeed the three prophecies about the death of individual art are,
in their different ways, those of Hegel,
Marx, and Freud.
I don't see any way of getting beyond those prophecies.
- Harold Bloom

We want to take care of our employees,
because they take care of our family.
- Harold Taylor

Sometimes I write them down in musical notation as
a trigger to remind me about certain directions to go.
Or I can be specific about a sound I'm looking for.
- Harold Budd

The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper,
was conceived whilst aboard a ferry.
- Harold Stephen Black

That's one of the great things about DVD:
In addition to reaching people who didn't catch the movie in theaters,
you get to have this interaction of sorts.
- Harold Ramis

Death and I are head to head in a total collision,
pure and mutual distaste.
- Harold Brodkey

The impression I have of Justice Warren is that he
was looking for the just result in a case regardless
of fixed dogma or principles and I like to think that I'm in that mold.
- Harold H. Greene

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from
ten years of contentment.
- Harold Coffin

If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency.
Decency is very good.
Better decent than indecent.
But I don't think it's enough.
- Harold MacMillan

When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week!
And then, I really like to change my looks for films
like 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' where I
have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world.
- Christopher Meloni

One's life has many compartments.
- Harold Pinter

A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
- Harold Coffin

When you watch it, you're like, Wow.
I look like that.
But it doesn't feel like that at all.
It was about communicating with Gale Harold and getting
across what I wanted to say about the character.
- Randy Harrison

I must have made a good impression because a club official
to us into his office and asked me if I would sign
on for a year with a view to becoming a professional.
- Harold Larwood

I don't care to be involved in the crash-landing unless
I can be in on the take-off.
- Harold Stassen

All that happens is that the destruction of human beings -
unless they're Americans -
is called collateral damage.
- Harold Pinter

The world does not get to be a better or a worse place;
it just gets more senescent.
- Harold Bloom


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