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Thorn Quotes

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Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
- Anne Bronte

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
- James Russell Lowell

 

Having done something like The Thorn Birds gives you enormous longevity.
You can keep picking and choosing the roles for a bit longer.
- Rachel Ward

To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's
breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food.
I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards,
but never made any use of this kind of food.
- John Bachman

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The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
- Saadi

So sweet love seemed that April morn.
When first we kissed beside the thorn,
So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change.
- Robert Bridges

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb,
and the rose grow without thorn.
- Martin Amis

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
- Ovid

I don't think I'm a thorn in the industry,
I'm just another part of it.
- Neil Young

Consciousness is much more than the thorn,
it is the dagger in the flesh.
- Emile M. Cioran

This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense:
the pain of not being able to return to one's home and family.
- John Thorn

My egotistical concern was less that I would fail to
relate to my classmates than that they would know nothing
of my uniquely tortured life's course and,
thus, me.
- John Thorn

Finally, for all of us but a lucky few,
the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished
so we can get on with grown-up things.
- John Thorn

In response to the challenge of strangers,
sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community's
armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
- John Thorn

The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year.
Interest in college football was exploding,
and there was this new game called basketball.
- John Thorn

In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they
were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written.
I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or
hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader
to use their own imagination.
- Colleen McCullough

Pursuing employment or climatic relief,
we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past,
but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past.
- John Thorn

We know these men are professionals whose services
are up for bid and whose bags are packed,
and yet we call them our own and take personal,
even civic pride in their accomplishments.
- John Thorn

The National League was born the following year,
as an attempt to exert the control of capital over labor.
- John Thorn

Whatever else I do before finally I go to my grave,
I hope it will not be looking after young people.
- John Thorn

Baseball presents a living heritage,
a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons
past and the hope of next day,
next week, next year.
- John Thorn

The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,'
in Dylan Thomas's verse -
yet we seem the same.
- John Thorn

If I haven't made myself clear, this worrisome chain
of events describes the game of the nineteenth century.
- John Thorn

Award trophies, as opposed to letting the players define and claim their own.
Ultimately, pay them to play so that their activity
not only resembles work but is work.
- John Thorn

Donning a glove for a backyard toss,
or watching a ball game,
or just reflecting upon our baseball days,
we are players again, forever young.
- John Thorn

In over 160 years of recorded baseball history,
no team had ever won a championship this way.
- John Thorn

But the citizens of Cincinnati loved their Reds because they won,
no matter what their addresses had been the year before.
They rooted for the Old-English 'C' on the players' shirts.
- John Thorn

But the dream is never forgotten, only put aside and never out of reach:
Where once the dream connected boys with the world of men,
now it reconnects men with the spirit of boys.
- John Thorn

There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying.
- John Thorn

Distant replay morphs into instant replay,
and future replay cannot be far off.
- John Thorn

This illuminates not only fans' interest in major league
teams but also the minors and even Little League.
- John Thorn

For many of us, sport has provided the continuity in our lives,
the alternative family to the one we left behind.
It gives us something to talk about,
to preen about,
to care about.
- John Thorn

One of the first lessons he or she learns is that in baseball anything,
absolutely anything, can happen.
Just two days ago as I write this, something happened
that had never happened in baseball before.
- John Thorn

Planning to play: that's what saving for retirement is today -
and it is antithetical to the nature of play,
fully within the definition of work,
and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death.
- John Thorn

And then came the nineties, when management,
suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players,
sought to restore baseball's profitability by 'running
the game like a business.'
- John Thorn

I think that much of this was running in background
as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion,
although I certainly anticipated that I would not;
it smelled like death,
not youth.
- John Thorn

Why we play as children is not because it is our work
or because it is how we learn,
though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy,
it is imperative as human beings.
- John Thorn

For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April,
when everyone had dared to hope.
If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare,
it is because life is more about losing than winning.
- John Thorn

More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die
with the onset of manhood:
the dream is to play endlessly,
past the time when you are called home for dinner,
past the time of doing chores, past the time when your
body betrays you past time itself.
- John Thorn

But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim
its place as the national pastime:
new heroes,
spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion,
both within the major leagues and around the world.
- John Thorn

Better than anything else in our culture,
it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing
field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience -
a group history -
that may be tapped into at will in years to come.
- John Thorn

Yes, we've seen it all before.
And yes, those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it.
But no, the sky is not falling - baseball is such a
great game that neither the owners nor the players can kill it.
After some necessary carnage, market forces will prevail.
- John Thorn

Do we settle on a regional team because we can go to
its ballpark and see its games on television? Or do
we choose a team as our favorite because it has an
especially appealing player,
a Barry Bonds or an Ichiro?
- John Thorn

We are fans because the game also appeals to our local pride,
our pleasure in thinking of ourselves as,
yes, Americans but nonetheless different from residents of other towns,
other states, other regions.
- John Thorn

As the game enters its glorious final weeks,
the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team.
The fields of play will turn brown and harden,
the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green.
- John Thorn

Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful
than Thor with his hammer.
The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict,
nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any.
- Thor Heyerdahl

When the 'Seinfeld' show said it was going to be a show about nothing,
everybody said it couldn't - wouldn't work.
It did.
'Thor' is about something, about that character finding his destiny,
but it's not doing what was expected...
and yet it's doing very well.
- J. Michael Straczynski

Circumstances cause us to act the way we do.
We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others.
I realized this from the start during World War II.
- Thor Heyerdahl

In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy
person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
- Thor Heyerdahl

We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization,
but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Therefore, I feel convinced that any political picture
can be changed to suit the needs of the powers that be.
- Thor Heyerdahl

It's been amazing to watch, because for 'Thor',
which was always a mid-selling book,
to be in the top ten for every single issue since the
reboot is just a great compliment.
- J. Michael Straczynski

I was very clear that I wanted to keep 'Thor' out of
the rest of the Marvel universe for no less than the first six issues.
And the success of the book, I think,
speaks well to that decision.
- J. Michael Straczynski

I also believe that when one dies, one may wake up
to the reality that proves that time does not exist.
- Thor Heyerdahl

For every minute, the future is becoming the past.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time.
I don't believe it exists.
I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature.
On such occasions, time does not exist.
Nor does the future exist.
- Thor Heyerdahl

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded
by the miracles of technology than among people living
in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards
set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
- Thor Heyerdahl

A civilized nation can have no enemies,
and one cannot draw a line across a map,
a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that
the ugly enemy lives on the one side,
and good friends live on the other.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from
the world's most civilized and developed nations,
we have been denied permission by friendly governments,
for reasons of security, to land anywhere,
but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute
that we had communication -
particularly communication by sea that enabled people
to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to
exchange basic raw materials.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Those who have experienced the most,
have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate.
Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience,
and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish
to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
- Thor Heyerdahl

We must wake up to the insane reality of our time.
We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the
responsible decision makers that modern armaments must
no longer be made available to people whose former
battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.
- Thor Heyerdahl

But if we begin thinking about the world being over 100 million years old,
then it's absolutely by chance that you and I are sitting here alive today,
while all the others are dead or have never been born.
- Thor Heyerdahl

One learns more from listening than speaking.And both
the wind and the people who continue to live close
to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot
hear within university walls.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism
doesn't occur from taking orders,
but rather from people who through their own willpower
and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.
- Thor Heyerdahl


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