Quotations About / On: CUT
Your world is not my world! Your house is not my house; because, you are ready to cut somebody's head.
the genuine is born within us with the courage to cut all strings and fly freedom in the horizons of our own skies
(Terence George Craddock March 28 2015)
Better circumnavigate a whole circumference and reach your self actualization than to cut across the diameter and never reach.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
(Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. speech, Sept. 30, 1917, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.)
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist, essayist, and diarist. The Common Reader, ch. 21 (1925).)
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. The Books in My Life, preface (1951).)
I will tell you what Jeanne was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Black Venus, Chatto & Windus (1985). "Black Venus," p. 9, "Next Editions" (1980).)
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).)
This has been illustrated copiously each day with photographs taken by the author, reproduced by means of cuts such as only French newspaper-engravers can make, presumably etched on pieces of bread.
(Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. The Treasurer's Report and Other Aspects of Community Singing, "French News," Grosset & Dunlap (1930).)
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).)