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Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 41.
    Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Independent (London, April 4, 1991). The quote was recalled at Greene's death by critic Miriam Allot.)
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  • 42.
    There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.
    (M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), U.S. culinary writer and autobiographer. The Gastronomical Me, Foreword (1943).)
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  • 43.
    A little rain beats down a big wind. Long drinking bouts break open the tun(der).
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Ch. 5, p. 19, Pleiade edition (1995). in the original: "Petit pluye abat grand vend. Longue beuvettes rompent le tonnoire." Pun on "tonnerre.")
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  • 44.
    If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 45.
    Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories—those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (June 18, 1968).)
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  • 46.
    As they say, when a man begins to have bad luck, even clabber can break his head.
    (Jacques Roumain (1907-1945), Haitian author, ethnologist, political activist. Repr. Éditions Messidor (1992). Masters of the Dew, p. 109, Les Éditeurs Français Réunis (1946). Popular Haitian saying.)
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  • 47.
    Perhaps the happiest moment of my life was then, when I saw that our line didn't break and that the enemy's did.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, p. 551, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Sardis Birchard (December 20, 1864). Hayes's reaction to the success of the crucial charge he led at Opequon.)
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  • 48.
    Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world—and never will.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. paper, read in Hartford, Connecticut, 1884; repr. In Complete Essays, ed. Charles Neider (1963). "Consistency," (1923). The first words of the statement were inscribed beneath Twain's bust in the Hall of Fame, New York University. Twain's real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.)
  • 49.
    To learn a vocation, you also have to learn the frauds it practices and the promises it breaks.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 50.
    You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, journal entry for 1929, eds. G.H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman (1980).)
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