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George Barr McCutcheon Quotes
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He was imposing, even in his pensiveness.
- George Barr McCutcheon

In course of time my first novel appeared.
It was a love story.
- George Barr McCutcheon

It was a bright, clear afternoon in the late fall that
pretty Miss Cable drove up in her trap and waited at
the curb for her father to come forth from his office
in one of Chicago's tallest buildings.
- George Barr McCutcheon

Our castle is not imposing, but is well built,
and surrounded by a very fine garden.
I live in the bailiff's house.
- Franz Schubert


 

I liked Germany; I'm not into Berlin,
it's too huge and empty and imposing,
but Munich was good.
- Graham Coxon

We are very serious about imposing weapons restrictions
on the PFLP and other Palestinian groups operating
from their camps in Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

There is hardly any one so insignificant that he does
not seem imposing to some one at some time.
- Charles Horton Cooley


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The Church became both more accessible and less imposing.
It threw itself open to risk.
- Lance Morrow

By imposing too great a responsibility,
or rather, all responsibility, on yourself,
you crush yourself.
- Franz Kafka

I'm more interested in seeing what the material tells
me than in imposing my will on it.
- John Chamberlain

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience,
and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like
the celebrated tower of Pisa -
slightly off balance.
- Prince Charles

Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures.
- Frank Wedekind

When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff,
Wales.
- Roald Dahl

I don't want to feel like people are imposing limits upon you.
- Mike Lowry

I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen
their original voice as writers rather than imposing
my own subjective tastes,
judgements or sensibility on the project.
- Douglas Wood

I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing
a cognitive style on workers and their work.
- Edward Tufte

But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility,
and the real challenge is how you generate that personal
responsibility without imposing it.
- Esther Dyson

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech,
and which by imposing the most terrible punishments,
treats each and every attempt at criticism,
however morally justified, and every suggestion for
improvement as plotting to high treason,
is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
- Kurt Huber

Most of the time when I receive a script,
it says something like 'Rosenberg is the fat,
slovenly Mayor, who doesn't want the kids to use the skateboard park',
or 'Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney,
imposing to all.' It would be so freeing to get a script
where my character is simply described as 'A Man'.
- Fred Melamed

The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs
families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge
penalty on inheritance after death -
a tax on money that has already been taxed.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Obama is a leveler.
He has come to narrow the divide between rich and poor.
For him the ultimate social value is fairness.
Imposing it upon the American social order is his mission.
- Charles Krauthammer

Moreover, only a strong and united scientific opinion
imposing the intrinsic value of scientific progress
on society at large can elicit the support of scientific
inquiry by the general public.
- Michael Polanyi

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Nothing is more cheerful than talking
about our friends' shortcomings.
- Mason Cooley

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
- Lewis Mumford

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

The means by which we live have outdistanced
the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

We are a puny and fickle folk.
Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything
save our modes of thinking
and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
- Albert Einstein

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe,
then I'd have to say that the universe
aimed rather low and settled for very little.
- George Carlin

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
- John Lennon

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

All people know the same truth.
Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

Unless they share our opinions,
we seldom find people sensible.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up
in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities
to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends
and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
That's what's insane about it.
- John Lennon

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While civilization has been improving our houses,
it has not equally improved
the men who are to inhabit them.
It has created palaces, but it was
not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
- Henry David Thoreau

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell


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