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.)
What we cut off from our other faults is very often but so much added to our pride.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 450 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 446 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
I will cut the head off my baby and swallow it if it will make Bush lose.
(Zainab Ismael, Iraqi housewife. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 31 (November 16, 1992).
On the day of the United States' 1992 Presidential election; the incumbent President George Bush lost to Democratic challenger Bill Clinton.)
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).)