Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 51.
    I've always found it very sanitary to be broke.
    (Orson Welles (1915-1985), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer, and Based On The Novel Be. Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles), The Lady from Shanghai, arguing against Arthur Bannister's (Everett Sloane) rotted life of wealth (1948).)
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  • 52.
    Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
    ([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).)
  • 53.
    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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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    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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  • 56.
    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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  • 57.
    The buried truth germinates and breaks through to the light.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1906). Dr. Colenso Ridgeon, in The Doctor's Dilemma, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 58.
    Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear.
    (Ihab Hassan (b. 1925), U.S. critic. The Right Promethean Fire, preface (1980).)
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  • 59.
    A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
    (Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political philosopher, statesman. The Prince, ch. 18 (1514).)
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  • 60.
    What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
    (Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), German dramatist, poet. Mac, in The Threepenny Opera, act 3, sc. 9 (1928).)
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