Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 51.
    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).)
  • 52.
    When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
    (Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. Augie, in The Tunnel of Love, ch. 8 (1954).)
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  • 53.
    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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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    ... no one knows anything about a strike until he has seen it break down into its component parts of human beings.
    (Mary Heaton Vorse (1874-1966), U.S. journalist and labor activist. A Footnote to Folly, ch. 23 (1935).)
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  • 56.
    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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  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Ann, in Man and Superman, act 4.)
  • 59.
    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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  • 60.
    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).)
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