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Alas Quotes

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No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Related topics: Wisdom

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

 

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

Alas!
they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Alas, I think I am becoming a god.
- Titus

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Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to
work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or
self-interested enough to work hard at them for money.
- John McCarthy

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
- Oscar Wilde

Alas!
how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
- Ovid

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything
changed and became worrisome.
People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses,
myself included.
- Pola Negri

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that
pleasure that I find in Plato;
alas good folk,
they never felt what true pleasure meant.
- Jane Grey

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is,
alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity,
promotion, and the publishing industry;
but alas,
not always.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
- Barbara Amiel

Alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

Alas! how little does the memory
of these human inhabitants
enhance the beauty of the landscape.
- Henry David Thoreau

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met,
alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
- Pierre Corneille

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play!
No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond to-day.
- Thomas Gray

The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
- Stephane Mallarme

The Oxford manner is, alas, indefinable;
I was going to say indefensible.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
- Richard Rosen

Alas!
Alas!
Life is full of disappointments; as one reaches one
ridge there is always another and a higher one beyond which blocks the view.
- Fridtjof Nansen

I have, alas, only one illusion left,
and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Sydney Smith

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity
depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,
our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
- Joyce Appleby

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off,
how quick to be proved a deceiver.
- Sophocles

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich;
alas,
you only lose what little stock you had before.
- William Wycherley

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them:
Alas for those that never sing,
but die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones.
It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside.
Alas!
- David Herbert Lawrence

The natural idealism of youth is an idealism,
alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.
- Sargent Shriver

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown.
Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine,
to them, alas!
we return.
- E. M. Forster

Writing anything is terribly hard but,
alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun.
I often am sorry I ever started writing prose,
because it is so hard.
But I can't stop.
- Judy Collins

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the
democratic system itself,
and it can only be controlled, if at all,
by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.
- James L. Buckley

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment.
Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death,
Yet men delay to obtain release from the world.
Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset.
He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful
example of development in all that book which,
alas, musicians read but too little -
the book of Nature.
- Claude Debussy

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able
to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and
objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed,
or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
- Algernon H. Blackwood

But alas, they are all sadly deficient,
because they leave us under the domination of political
and religious prejudices;
and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
- Adam Weishaupt

If Americans knew how to deal with other people,
they could bring peace to the world.
Alas, they have not learned enough yet.
The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft:
for the architecture of the thing comes,
or fails to come, in the first conception,
and revision only affects the detail and ornament,
alas!
- T. E. Lawrence

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
- Alan Watts

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life,
or master your time and master your life.
- Alan Lakein

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was
Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me.
I always think that leading actors should be called
the best supporting actors.
- Kevin Costner

I did a Broadway show with Alan Alda and how much money can Alan Alda have.
- Alice Barrett

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

Banks have a new image.
Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker.
If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
- Alan King

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building,
and of course, the Brill Building was where all the
songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were.
- Johnny Rivers

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

People either know Alan Rudolph and love every single
one of his films or they don't know him at all.
- Neve Campbell

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it,
move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts

Just as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power get 50 percent of the profits,
so do I. - Alan Ladd

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
- Alan Kay

As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour,
but I don't.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Remember, Alan Greenspan was a member of Ayn Rand's collective.
To understand this is to understand why we are doomed
with the Federal Reserve.
- Peter Fonda


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