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Willie Morris Quotes and Sayings

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His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts.
He must absorb without being absorbed.
- Willie Morris

When a writer knows home in his heart,
his heart must remain subtly apart from it.
- Willie Morris

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

 

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

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All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

No good poem, however confessional it may be,
is just a self-expression.
Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
- C. Day Lewis

Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're
painting the state of the culture of America.
I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim.
- Donald Judd

And then, of course, there's a couple that claim to be,
but I haven't done any DNA tests or anything.
- Merle Haggard

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

A claim for equality of material position can be met
only by a government with totalitarian powers.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise,
he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train
that he didn't hear or see coming.
- Jim Clark

I make no claim to be an authority on writing or illustrating for children.
- Hugh Lofting

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I am both stunned and appalled that Pat Robertson would
claim to know the mind of God concerning whether particular events...
were the judgments of God.
- Richard Land

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels;
it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
- Michael Crichton

I don't really trust men who claim they are not interested in porn.
- Moby

We decline the claim to power by parties which want
to own their followers body and soul,
and which want to put themselves over and above the whole nation.
- Franz von Papen

When men talk about defense, they always claim to be
protecting women and children,
but they never ask the women and children what they think.
- Pat Schroeder

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time,
which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
- Roland Barthes

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this
century may claim over all previous centuries.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift.
Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.
- Kwame Nkrumah

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

The only ground on which a neutral State can claim
respect at the hands of belligerents is,
that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.
- Gerrit Smith

So it was flawed in that it didn't require California
to have a first claim on the power plants.
It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market.
- Gray Davis

I spent six years in Bible study because I needed to get grounded.
People really need to spend time in the Bible getting
to know the God they claim to love.
- Willie Aames

What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance.
I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures.
But it is mine.
- Theodore Bikel

I haven't had a stationary home since going with the circus,
but since my parents lived in Lafayette about 25 years
ago and my sister lives here now,
I always claim it as home.
- Emmett Kelly

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism.
They have a distorted understanding of the traditional
values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch

To claim, therefore, inerrancy for the King James Version,
or even for the Revised Version, is to claim inerrancy
for men who never professed it for themselves.
- William B. Riley

If your contribution has been vital there will always
be somebody to pick up where you left off,
and that will be your claim to immortality.
- Walter Gropius

I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
- Antonio Tabucchi

It is important for us consciously to say,
or claim, only the things we want rather than what we do not want.
- Darren L. Johnson

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe
in their particular political solutions,
then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
- Thomas Sowell

There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who
claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party.
We work together.
- Michael Steele

I do not know who there is among us that can claim
to know God's purpose and God's intent.
- Theodore Bikel

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated,
which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.
- Kenneth Starr

The scientific and scholarly community is marked by
the belief that the truth is to be found in all;
none can claim it as their monopoly.
- John Charles Polanyi

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

In Afghanistan, this is the problem,
because everybody holds a piece of that mirror,
and they all look at it and claim that they hold the entire truth.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In my view you cannot claim to have seen something
until you have photographed it.
- Emile Zola

In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work.
- Cathy Guisewite

Getting buried alive will always be my claim to fame.
- Crystal Chappell

So far as the economic condition of society and the
general mode of living and thinking were concerned,
I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution.
- Simon Newcomb

Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
- John Churton Collins

I make no claim to being a business genius.
You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value.
- Nat King Cole

Birth on U.S.
territory has never been an absolute claim to citizenship.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Feminism - the word - can give us a handle,
a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge.
Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
- Betty Buckley

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined,
and that we can do nothing to change it,
look before they cross the road.
- Stephen Hawking

I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong,
but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden,
by simply locking you up.
- Karel Capek

My only claim to fame, if I have one,
is that I'm an editor.
- Woody Herman

First of all, I can't really claim to be a great chef.
- Martin Yan

I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making
a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to
other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor.
- Theodore Bikel

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are
equal in any respect are equal in all respects;
because men are equally free,
they claim to be absolutely equal.
- Aristotle

My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible,
that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too
much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible.
- Jacques Derrida

The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

As many political writers have pointed out,
commitment to political equality is not an empirical
claim that people are clones.
- Steven Pinker

I always believed that women have rights and that there
are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights.
There are some others that are stupid enough not to.
- Shakira

Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word,
if there is such a thing.
- J. L. Austin

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil,
but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
- Kathleen Raine

Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the
American national community,
and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another.
- Richard Perle

The white men told lies for each other.
They drove off a great many of our cattle.
Some branded our young cattle so they could claim them.
- Chief Joseph

I've only slept with men I've been married to.
How many women can make that claim?
- Elizabeth Taylor


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