Quotations About / On:
The bite of existence did not cut into one in Hollywood ....
(Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. actor. Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It, ch. 13 (1959).)
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
(George Burns (b. 1896), U.S. comedian. Life (New York, December 1979).)
There are some persons we could not cut down to size without diminishing ourselves as well.
(Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. Carnets d'un Biologiste, p. 193, The Substance of Man (1962).)
You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
(Mike Tyson (b. 1966), U.S. boxer. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Feb. 1, 1989).)
It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the worldit's the American way of looking at things.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Letter to Lafayette," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).)
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
(Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).)
Revolution is like the daughters of Pelias: it cuts humanity to pieces in order to rejuvenate it.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).)
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
(Lillian Hellman (1905-1984), U.S. playwright. Letter, May 19, 1952, to John S. Wood, Chairman of the House un-American Activities Committee. Quoted in Nation (New York, May 31, 1952).
Refusing to testify against colleagues accused of Communist affiliations.)
The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Quoted in Sheilah Graham and Gerold Frank, Beloved Infidel, ch. 18 (1958).)