Quotations About / On:
Varis Shah says habits don't die even if we are cut into pieces.
(Varis Shah (18th cent.). Trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.)
Cut the pie any way you like, "meanings" just ain't in the head!
(Hilary Putnam (b. 1926), U.S. professor of philosophy; worked mainly at Harvard. Cambridge University Press (1975). "The Meaning of 'Meaning'," Mind (Language and Reality), p. 227.)
Thrust ivrybody, but cut th' ca-ards.
(Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936), U.S. journalist, humorist. Dooley's Philosophy, "Casual Observations," (1900).)
Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
(Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936), U.S. journalist, humorist. "Casual Observations," Mr. Dooley's Philosophy (1900).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
(Nora Ephron (20th century), U.S. author. As quoted in Woman to Woman by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman, 1994.)
Working cuts down on both folly and wisdom.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)