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1930 Quotes

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What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930,
with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad.
- Gene Tierney

I heard Mr. Wild Bill Davis.
I heard him play in 1930 and he told me that it would
take me fifteen years just to learn the pedals,
the pedals of the organ and I got mad.
- Jimmy Smith

I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years.
- Albert Maltz

I went to Princeton in the fall of 1930 as a half-time instructor.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

 

In 1930 I became a member of the Reichstag.
- Hans Frank

I remember the people I knew in prison;
I was very fortunate to know them -
they came from 1910,
1920, 1930.
- Gregory Corso

Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930.
- Leo Baekeland

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When I was in Philadelphia during the Depression in 1930 or '31,
I got a very sad job as a night watchman in a garage.
The cars in the garage had been abandoned by their owners,
since they had lost their jobs and couldn't keep up the payments.
- Tom Glazer

It is time for Congress to provide relief for tobacco farmers.
Since the 1930's tobacco production has been regulated by a quota system,
which required farmers to purchase quota in order to grow tobacco.
- Allen Boyd

The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment,
although the central issues of the 1930's were very
different from those in later times.
I had never before encountered minds of that quality
at close quarters and they influenced me strongly.
- George Stigler

My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody
almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back
in England and watch a cricket game in Australia,
they'd have you put in the loony bin.
- Desmond Llewelyn

People in millenniums ahead will know what we were
like in the 1930's and the thing that,
the important major things that shaped our history at that time.
This is as important for historic reasons as any other.
- Gordon Parks

Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or
1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should
have known better persuaded themselves that they were
not their brother's keeper.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this.
The less generous way is to say: How was it possible
to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?
- Paddy Ashdown

I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s.
Most of them were scornful of, even hated,
big business.
- Stephen Ambrose

Open a magazine from the 1930s and '40s and look at the illustrations in it.
There's nobody alive that could touch the way they could draw back then.
- John Kricfalusi

When I started out in the early 1930s,
there were a great many magazines that published short stories.
Unfortunately, the short-story market has dwindled to almost nothing.
- Irwin Shaw

My grandmother was a minister as well,
which was not that common in the 1930s.
- Colin Firth

Redistribution of wealth would require enormous amounts of investment.
The only time an elite has accepted this has been during crises,
such as in America in the 1930s under Roosevelt.
- Susan George

If you've got unemployment, low pay,
that was just too bad.
But that was the system.
That was the sort of economy and philosophy against
which I was fighting in the 1930s.
- Barbara Castle

The securities laws of the 1930s were so important
because it forced companies to file registration statements and issue prospectuses,
and it remedied the imbalance of information.
- Ron Chernow

The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious
way one could travel to America in the late 1930s.
- Maureen O'Hara

In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils -
mass unemployment and the threat of war.
- James Meade

In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible
which aren't credible today,
especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out.
Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets.
- P. D. James

In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia
was the longest flight in the world.
It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous,
pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance.
Aviation was young.
- Mary Garden

I lived for four years in the 1930s with these individuals
and the only time that I wasn't thinking about dealing
with physical suffering is when I was working on this book.
I've never been more alive as when I worked on this book.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I know some things when I start.
I know, let's say, that the play is going to be a 1970s or a 1930s play,
and it's going to be about a piano, but that's it.
I slowly discover who the characters are as I go along.
- August Wilson

At the same time it offered the hope,
as it still does, that improved understanding could
better the lot of mankind.
For me, growing up in the 1930s, the two motivations
powerfully reinforced each other.
- James Tobin

You know, if you look back in the 1930s,
the money went to infrastructure.
The bridges, the municipal buildings,
the roads, those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure.
This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone,
started out with a $500 rebate check,
remember.
That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China.
- Michael Bloomberg

My mother had been educated at a convent,
and she had been converted to communism by my father
during Stalin's most rampant period,
at the beginning of the 1930s.
So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

It was not possible to film in California,
because all the areas are heavily built up now.
Coming to Cape Town is an invitation to step into the
past and recreate Los Angeles of the 1930s.
- Robert Towne

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we really want to be full and generous in spirit,
we have no choice but to trust at some level.
- Rita Dove

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese
press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony.
- Howard Stringer

We must give more in order to get more.
It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

People are people the world over.
Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous.
Nations are like people and act the same way.
- George Aiken

If thou be industrious to procure wealth,
be generous in the disposal of it.
Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A rich man can afford to be generous to many.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The truly generous is the truly wise,
and he who loves not others lives unblest!
- Henry Home

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave,
wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife,
and lively in bed.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated
to the medium of photography.
- John Sexton

Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew,
who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause;
to an ardent,
generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame;
a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most
refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
- Laurence Stern

Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing.
It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense
of what can and cannot be done.
- James Fenton

I am now faced with mortality.
Definitely not the most generous move.
- Lance Loud

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

American husbands are the best in the world;
no other husbands are so generous to their wives,
or can be so easily divorced.
- Elinor Glyn

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts".
They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
- Thomas Hobbes

We should be inspired by people...
who show that human beings can be kind,
brave, generous, beautiful, strong-even in the most difficult circumstances.
- Rachel Corrie

Judy Garland was just so delicious in every way and
just so honest and generous.
- Judy Davis

We remember Kurt for what he was: caring,
generous and sweet.
- Krist Novoselic

Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise.
But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
- John Masefield

I'm very generous.
- Elton John

Chefs, as a whole, say yes to any project,
fundraiser, or tasting because they have such a generous spirit.
- Charlie Trotter

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds,
the first passion and the last.
- William Samuel Johnson

I don't think I'm generous enough to be the straight guy.
I sort of make my own way and make my own statement.
Do I mind pushing myself forward? Not at all.
- Pamela Stephenson

There never was any heart truly great and generous,
that was not also tender and compassionate.
- Robert Frost

It may be very generous in one person to offer what
it would be ungenerous in another to accept.
- Samuel Richardson

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire,
And taught the world with reason to admire.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Sometimes when we are generous in small,
barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
- Margaret Cho


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