Quotations About / On: LEAVE

  • 11.
    'I often sit and watch the leaves change colour and fall from the tree. To me, those leaves signify the constant change in our own lives and all the beautiful colours signify our own emotions. As the leaves, change and fall from the tree with such grace and gentleness, they're reminding us to be gentle with ourselves as this chapter ends and the next journey begins in our lives.'
    (Changes, Personal and Spiritual Growth, Journeys, Final Chapters.)
    More quotations from: Annalee Hopkins Somerville
  • 12.
    The generation of mankind is like the generation of leaves. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the living tree burgeons with leaves again in the spring.
    (Homer (c. 9th century B.C.), Greek poet. Iliad 6.146-148, trans. by R. Lattimore, Chicago, University of Chicago Press (1951), slightly revised. Author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.)
    More quotations from: Homer, spring, tree, wind
  • 13.
    My belief is that no movie, nothing in life, leaves people neutral. You either leave them up or you leave them down.
    (David Puttnam (b. 1941), British film producer. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Oct. 23, 1989).)
    More quotations from: David Puttnam, leave, people, life
  • 14.
    The children won't leave without me; I won't leave without the King; and the King will never leave.
    (Elizabeth (b. 1900), British royalty, Queen Consort (1936-1952) and Queen Mother (1952- present). As quoted in Majesty, ch. 9, by Robert Lacey (1977). The Queen said this in 1940, responding to suggestions that the two young Princesses, Elizabeth (b. 1926) and Margaret (b. 1930), be evacuated from England for their safety during the Second World War. She was the Consort of King George VI (1895- 1952).)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth, leave, children
  • 15.
    In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving—instead of actually getting up and leaving.
    (Erica Jong (b. 1942), U.S. author. "A Day in the Life ...," How To Save Your Own Life (1977).)
    More quotations from: Erica Jong, marriage, leave
  • 16.
    ... here I am on board the Pacific, bound for America, having left home and all the world behind.
    (Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress. Journal of a Residence in America, entry for August 1, 1832 (1835).)
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  • 17.
    Good manners protect the privileged, but leave the unprivileged more vulnerable.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 18.
    Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.
    (G.M. (George Macaulay) Trevelyan (1876-1962), British historian. English Social History, introduction (1942).)
  • 19.
    If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull, wouldn't it?
    (Sidney Buchman (1902-1975), U.S. screenwriter, and Seton I. Miller (1902-1974), U.S. Alexander Hall. Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), Here Comes Mr. Jordan, declining to tell Joe everything about the new life he's assumed (1941). From the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.)
    More quotations from: Sidney Buchman, life
  • 20.
    I meddled in things that man must leave alone.
    (R.C. Sherriff (1896-1975), British screenwriter. James Whale. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains), The Invisible Man, as he lies dying (1933). Full name Robert Cedric Sherriff.)
    More quotations from: R.C Sherriff, leave, alone
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