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Winston Graham Quotes and Sayings

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All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts,
and that I was content.
- Winston Graham

I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer.
I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason
that I have never done creative work on a typewriter.
There is to me a lack of empathy.
- Winston Graham

Give me the comma of imperfect striving,
thus to find zest in the immediate living.
Ever the reaching but never the gaining,
ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top.
- Winston Graham

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

 

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

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We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

That image is a couple different people's homes that I knew growing up.
- Zach Braff

I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital,
and cried.
I knew that my IQ had been damaged.
- Stephen King

Never have doubted it, even when the plane crash happened.
I wasn't mad at God.
I just knew that there was a reason that I didn't know about why it happened.
- Reba McEntire

I couldn't bear it if anyone knew I had hardly any self-confidence at all.
- Loretta Young

At the time that I knew them, they were not living together.
They began dating again after their divorce,
so I didn't really see fighting.
- Kato Kaelin

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech
is the friend of change and revolution.
But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black

Everybody at school knew who I was because I'm just
a really friendly person.
- Corbin Bleu

War as Napoleon knew it just not possible any more.
However, we're very unlikely to accept or recognize
"world peace" even when we get it.
- Bruce Sterling

Whether we knew many who died on September 11 or personally knew none,
we all lost something on that day.
Innocence.
Security.
A trust that our homeland would always be safe.
- Bob Taft

He decided to plunge on with pardons over the department's objections,
or where he knew that there would be objections if
he had let career prosecutors know what he was doing.
- Barbara Olson

I knew exactly how I wanted it to play,
but you are never sure until you watch the projected
images reflect off the screen.
That's when you know it worked.
- Conrad Hall

The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet,
I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life.
I can still see the first scene.
The ballet was Divertimento No.
15.
- Robert Caro

I never knew when I was gong to leave.
I might be walking over to a kid's house,
then of all a sudden I would just stick out my thumb
and hitchhike across three states.
- Rickie Lee Jones

I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings.
Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R.
Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
- Carl Barks

I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege;
it was my right.
Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed,
beaten or economically deprived.
- Stokely Carmichael

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

We knew that we were kind of odd and creeps,
and we wanted to do odd, creepy stuff for people who wanted to see that.
- Penn Jillette

I knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group.
Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in.
That was my audition.
- Paul McCartney

The West German population would protest passionately
if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor,
McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning.
- Walter Ulbricht

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances,
when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
- Horace Walpole

I always knew the importance of it, since I was three
or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water.
I grew up with wine as liquid food.
- Robert Mondavi

I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every
living librarian who crosses my path,
on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
- Barbara Kingsolver

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before
the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before
the law of entropy invaded it,
we would already be living in heaven.
- Walter Lang

I'm not sure exactly what Victor told Dr. Goldman,
but I don't think he fully knew what was going on...
I think he was really oblivious.
I don't think he knew.
- Kelli White

No one knew me until I met my wife Lulu.
Lulu's mother used to ask, Which one is Maurice? For
six months she thought Lulu was dating Barry.
- Maurice Gibb

Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote,
the left, myself among them, all knew that something
terrible was happening in Vietnam,
though most now claim to remember otherwise.
- James Donald

When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad,
he knew what he was doing.
- Paul Tsongas

I knew Anais Nin, who called me after I had been away for a few years.
She was seeking help because at that time no one would
give her a decent review.
She was made fun of.
- Marguerite Young

The Onion Field made a real writer.
And then I knew it was over, I couldn't be a cop anymore.
- Joseph Wambaugh

All the old great companies were run by guys who knew what an animator meant,
and guys who knew how to draw.
All the companies today are run by executives.
- Ralph Bakshi

I wanted to be in this business, and once I got into
the business I knew I enjoyed it,
and I liked it, and I wanted to continue,
but I never had a five year plan.
- Sam Donaldson

Contemporary Britain seems an endlessly fascinating place to me -
but if I knew a little bit more about other places,
and other times, maybe it wouldn't.
- Jonathan Coe

I always knew would be some sort of artist,
but didn't know what.
- Jack Prelutsky

I don't think any good book is based on factual experience.
Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
- Carlos Fuentes

I think the studio gave me that series on purpose,
because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin
was ill and that I needed to go to work.
They gave me that series to do.
- Fay Wray

He preacheth patience that never knew pain.
- H. G. Bohn

There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand
for the life of them why I would got to work on something
as unserious as baseball.
If they only knew.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

I Knew why I felt at home.
The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard
as it did all over France at that time.
A country was free again.
- Audie Murphy

How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well.
What a different perspective.
- Suzanne Vega

I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be
at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant
soldiers as ever engaged in battle.
- John B. Hood

I knew being accepted was going to be hard,
but I knew I was involved in a situation that was going
to bring opportunities to other blacks.
- Larry Doby

When I was five years old I knew I wanted to act.
- Debra Wilson


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