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Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 1.
    Break up the printing presses and you break up rebellion.
    (Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. Mayor (Thurston Hall), This Land Is Mine (1943).)
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  • 2.
    It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
    (Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Indian Journals, entry for September 6, 1962 (1970). Written in Calcutta.)
    More quotations from: Allen Ginsberg, broken, heart
  • 3.
    Reason cannot break out of its own loop.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley
  • 4.
    Never give a sucker an even break.
    (W.C. Fields (1879-1946), U.S. actor. Poppy (film) (1936). Fields is earlier reported to have uttered these words on stage in the musical Poppy (1923), though the phrase does not appear in the libretto. Fields made the film Never Give a Sucker an Even Break in 1941. The words have also been attributed to Edward Francis Albee.)
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  • 5.
    Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. Lord Hervey, in Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, l. 308 (1735). The line has passed into common usage, and achieved notoriety in the 1960s when it was used to head the London Times leader July 1, 1967, on Mick Jagger and Keith Richard's arrest on drugs charges—an article which was thought to have contributed to their acquittal.)
    More quotations from: Alexander Pope, butterfly
  • 6.
    When you have broken the reality into concepts you never can reconstruct it in its wholeness.
    (William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1909. A Pluralistic Universe, lecture 6, Peter Smith (1967).)
    More quotations from: William James, broken
  • 7.
    The young break rules for fun. The old for profit.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, fun
  • 8.
    Yeah, percentage players die broke too, don't they, Bert?
    (Sydney Carroll, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Rossen. Eddie Felson (Paul Newman), The Hustler, to his former manager, Bert Gordon (George C. Scott) (1961).)
    More quotations from: Sydney Carroll, yeah
  • 9.
    Yes.... It became clear that the marriage had irretrievably broken down.
    (Prince Charles (b. 1948), British royal family member, Prince of Wales. New York Times, p. A12 (June 30, 1994). On BBC television, after admitting infidelity to his wife, Princess Diana.)
    More quotations from: Prince Charles, broken, marriage
  • 10.
    When the affections so kindly break loose, Joy, is another name for Religion.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 20, "The prodigal son" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996). Sterne's comment on the welcomed return of the prodigal.)
    More quotations from: Laurence Sterne, joy
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