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Lousy Quotes

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The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay.
They were filthy, and they were lousy,
and they stunk.
And I loved them.
- Douglas MacArthur

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

 

I know a lot of people in the business recommend the
many Story Structure seminars being offered here,
but I point to them as the single biggest contributor to lousy scripts.
- Douglas Wood

They put me on the shift where they thought I could do the least harm,
midnight to eight in the morning.
Although the hours were lousy, they were perfect for an apprentice reporter.
- Andrea Mitchell

I have an editor in my head, that's why I can't read Harry Potter,
because Rowling is such a lousy writer.
- Colleen McCullough

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A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a
lousy newspaper is a joy forever.
- Garrison Keillor

I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted
that I'd be a lousy businessman,
and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.
- Peter Gallagher

Let's look at people as artists and try to support them;
just because Picasso painted a couple of bad paintings,
that's no reason to say he's a lousy painter.
- Steve Guttenberg

I hate tests.
It's a really lousy way to judge a person's ability.
- Bill Paxton

I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.
- Humphrey Bogart

I'm a lousy journalist.
- Judith Rossner

But it's just that the whole country is making generally
lousy films these days and has been for quite a while.
That's the big problem that we all have to think about.
- Alexander Payne

I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.
- Brigitte Bardot

I was a lousy waiter, dealing with people and having
people in your face like that.
- Judge Reinhold

Don't think.
Thinking is the enemy of creativity.
It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.
You can't try to do things.
You simply must do things.
- Ray Bradbury

Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records.
I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction,
but it wasn't really my bag.
- Pia Zadora

I know only two words of American slang,
'swell' and 'lousy'.
I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.
- J. B. Priestley

Show me an orchestra that likes its conductor and I'll
show you a lousy conductor.
- Goddard Lieberson

No more pronouncements on lousy verse.
No more hidden competition.
No more struggling not to be a square.
- Louise Bogan

I'm going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work -
which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself.
I'm a lousy delegator, but I'm learning.
- Alton Brown

Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it
on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out,
about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the
career ladder nonexistent.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

There are some good rules and there are some lousy rules.
- Harold Pinter

I had a lousy marriage and I drank too much.
- Pat Travers

Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights.
Politics are a lousy way to get things done.
Politics are, like God's infinite mercy,
a last resort.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I consider your conduct unethical and lousy.
- Peter Arno

I'm a lousy reader.
- Broderick Crawford

I would have made a lousy stripper.
I'm just not very comfortable exposing myself.
- Robin Wright Penn

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex;
even when it was good,
it was lousy.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented
under the banner of pate than any other.
- Kingsley Amis

Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.
- Andy Rooney

Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy President.
- Keith Olbermann

It's well known that actors are lousy writers.
- Richard Grant

Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband.
Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.
- W. C. Fields

My best efforts were some modern things that looked
like very lousy Matisses.
Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy,
and leave Paris.
- Norman Rockwell

I can't begin to describe the amount of crap I've taken
for being a lousy free-throw shooter.
- Dennis Rodman

I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that
made me a great hitter in June.
- Carl Yastrzemski

Well, yes, I've fired a lot of people.
Generally I like other people to fire,
because it's always a lousy task.
But I have fired many people.
- Donald Trump

To many, Homer may appear lazy and a loser,
but he's just much misguided.
He's boorish, sure, but well meaning and,
I guess, the one thing we have in common is the pursuit of lousy diets.
- Dan Castellaneta

Some major writers have a huge impact,
like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer
because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor.
She has a philosophical and economical message that
she is passing off as fiction,
but it really isn't fiction at all.
- Theodore Sturgeon

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican
Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty.
We encourage you to be neat, obedient,
loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words,
which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
- Newt Gingrich

I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry.
This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in,
so it's important to have a good family,
friends, job and education to fall back on.
- Fred Savage

I've really been sick with this cold,
but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow
except I was just so low in spirit,
I didn't have the will to struggle against them when
my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.
- Ernie Pyle

I started playing piano with a little band in high school.
I was terrible.
I thought I had absolutely no talent.
I couldn't keep time.
I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school,
because they were taking American music students.
- Burt Bacharach

You know, the way art history is taught,
often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great.
The description of a lousy painting and the description
of a great painting will very much sound the same.
- Chuck Close

We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn't going to be good enough.
I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that.
Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was
locked up over at Deluxe.
- David Fincher

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory,
is cursed with lousy recall.
Written goals provide clarity.
By documenting your dreams, you must think about the
process of achieving them.
- Gary Ryan Blair

The world is lousy with Arab princes.
And if we could have got Osama bin Laden,
and saved at some point down the road 3,000 American lives,
a few less Arab princes would have been OK in my book.
- Michael Scheuer

The free trade movement in the middle of the last century
represents the first conscious recognition of these
new circumstances and of the necessity to adapt to them.
- Christian Lous Lange

It is against this concept of the sovereign state,
a state isolated by protectionism and militarism,
that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.
- Christian Lous Lange

A pacifist will often - at least nowadays -
be an internationalist and vice versa.
But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally.
- Christian Lous Lange

For the state by its nature claims sovereignty,
the right to an unlimited development of power,
determined only by self-interest.
It is by nature anarchistic.
- Christian Lous Lange

On the contrary.
Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name,
that nations do exist.
It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does.
- Christian Lous Lange

It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the
spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far
lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
- Christian Lous Lange

Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism,
militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state
against the forward march of internationalism.
- Christian Lous Lange

Europe cannot survive another world war.
- Christian Lous Lange

No state is free from militarism, which is inherent
in the very concept of the sovereign state.
There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states.
- Christian Lous Lange

Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails,
a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing
so that represent a high moral value.
- Christian Lous Lange

But teleological considerations can lead no further
than to a belief and a hope.
They do not give certainty.
- Christian Lous Lange

Concord, solidarity, and mutual help are the most important
means of enabling animal species to survive.
- Christian Lous Lange

Moreover, if the territorial state is to continue as
the last word in the development of society,
then war is inevitable.
- Christian Lous Lange

Earlier ages fortified themselves behind the sovereign state,
behind protectionism and militarism.
- Christian Lous Lange

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.
- Christian Lous Lange

History shows us that other highly developed forms
of civilization have collapsed.
Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?
- Christian Lous Lange

Only recently, during the nineteenth century,
and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state
which have been created by a deliberate national feeling.
- Christian Lous Lange

The growth of means of transport has created a world
market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing
all the developed and most of the undeveloped states.
- Christian Lous Lange

In particular, the efforts to reestablish peace after
the World War have been directed toward the formation
of states and the regulation of their frontiers according
to a consciously national program.
- Christian Lous Lange

Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual
interdependence created through the development of
the modern media of communication:
post,
telegraph, telephone, and popular press.
- Christian Lous Lange

The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power,
to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous,
because the state as a mass entity represents a low
moral and intellectual level.
- Christian Lous Lange

Every time economic and technical development takes a step forward,
forces emerge which attempt to create political forms for what,
on the economic-technical plane, has already more or less become reality.
- Christian Lous Lange


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