Quotations About / On: CUT

  • 21.
    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.)
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  • 22.
    Arrogance rides triumphantly through the gates, barely glancing at the old woman about to cut the rope and spring shut the trap.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 23.
    What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, journal entry, October/November 1850 (1906).)
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  • 24.
    What have I to do with plows? I cut another furrow than you see.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 54, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 25.
    Them old masters, when they got mad, had no mercy on a nigger—they'd cut a nigger all up in a hurry—cut 'em all up into strings, just leave the life, that's all. I've seen 'em do it, many a time.
    (Sylvia Dubois (1788?-1889), African American slave and hog breeder. As quoted in Silvia Dubois, a Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand Her Fredom, interview dated January 27, 1883, by C. W. Larison (1883). Remembering her days as a slave in New Jersey.)
  • 26.
    In the history of the United States, there is no continuity at all. You can cut through it anywhere and nothing on this side of the cut has anything to do with anything on the other side.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. Henry B. Adams and His Friends, p. xcvi, ed. Harold Dean Cater. Stated in a conversation with Dr. Waldo G. Leland, in Paris in 1911.)
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  • 27.
    I say to myself that I mustn't let myself be cut off in there, and yet the moment I enter my bag is taken out of my hand, I'm pushed in, shepherded, nursed and above all cut off, alone. Whitehall envelops me.
    (Richard Crossman (1907-1974), British Labour politician. diary entry, Oct. 22, 1964. After his first week in the Cabinet.)
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  • 28.
    It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Maurice Spandrell, in Point Counter Point, ch. 12 (1928).)
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  • 29.
    Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
    (John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. In Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). "Infamy," Guardian (London, Sept. 21, 1990).)
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  • 30.
    There is probably an element of malice in the readiness to overestimate people: we are laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 129 (1973).)
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