Quotations About / On: HUNTING

  • 1.
    Leva tells me you've been eyeing the Captain's wife like a hound dog at hunting time.
    (Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Sergeant Stark (George Reeves), From Here To Eternity, to Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) (1953).)
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  • 2.
    There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 10 (1838). Referring to chasing pickpockets.)
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  • 3.
    You are a shameless, husband-hunting by-product of six of the most expensive finishing schools in the Western Hemisphere.
    (Tom Waldman (d. 1985), screenwriter, and Frank Waldman (d. 1990), U.S. screenwriter. Bob (Richard Beymer), High Time, to Joy (Tuesday Weld) (1960).)
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  • 4.
    Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs the commonwealth, they both please themselves alike, only we commend that, whereby we ourselves receive some benefit.
    (John Selden (1584-1654), British jurist, statesman. "Pleasure," Table Talk (1686).)
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  • 5.
    It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, p. 288, ed. George Birkbeck Hill (1897). Quoted in Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson (1786).)
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  • 6.
    This was the kind of man that was at home there; for, as near as I can learn, that has never been the residence, but rather the hunting-ground of the Indian.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 128, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 7.
    The very timber and boards and shingles of which our houses are made grew but yesterday in a wilderness where the Indian still hunts and the moose runs wild.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 90, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 8.
    As every man is hunted by his own daemon, vexed by his own disease, this checks all his activity.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 9.
    Woman's success in lifting men out of their way of life nearly resembling that of the beasts—who merely hunted and fished for food, who found shelter where they could in jungles, in trees, and caves—was a civilizing triumph.
    (Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958), U.S. historian. Woman as Force in History, ch. 12 (1946).)
  • 10.
    Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal. The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its master. I will perfect my own race of people, a race of atomic supermen, which will conquer the world.
    (Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1922-1978), U.S. director,screenwriter. Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Dr. Eric Vornoff (Bela Lugosi), Bride of the Monster, reacting to Dr. Strowsky's offer for him to return from exile, now that his experiments have proven successful (1955).)
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