Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 51.
    But, John, if "The Pirates of the Caribbeans" breaks down the pirates don't eat the tourists.
    (David Koepp (b. 1963), U.S. screenwriter, and Steven Spielberg. Dr. Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Jurassic Park, after the problems at Jurassic Park have been compared to early problems at Disneyland (1993).)
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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    Love Songs Now: Fewer broken hearts, more sexual misery.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 54.
    Truth is a clumsy servant that breaks the dishes while washing them.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. Trans. in Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths, "Lord, Forgive Them ...," ed .Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 9 (1909).)
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  • 55.
    Lovers, when they are no longer in love, find it very hard to break up.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 351 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 56.
    Well I guess you can't break out of prison and into society in the same week.
    (Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. The Ringo Kid (John Wayne), Stagecoach, comment to Dallas (Claire Trevor) when the two are ostracized at dinner by the other stagecoach passengers (1939). Based on the story "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox Thomas.)
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  • 57.
    Here, even the law of the jungle has broken down.
    (Walid Jumblatt (b. 1949), leader of the Druze. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, December 29, 1985).)
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  • 58.
    Every few years something new breaks into the circle of my thoughts.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 59.
    Pornography does not inspire violence, but you can break a leg trying to imitate it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 60.
    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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