Quotations About / On: BROKEN

  • 51.
    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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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    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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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    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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  • 56.
    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).)
  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    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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  • 59.
    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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  • 60.
    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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