Quotations About / On: LEAVE

  • 11.
    You have to be taught to leave us alone. Leave us alone.
    (Stirling Silliphant (b. 1918), U.S. screenwriter, and Wolf Rilla. David Zellaby (Martin Stephens), Village of the Damned, speaking to his uncle about himself and the other alien children (1960).)
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  • 12.
    However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
    (Robert Neelly Bellah (20th century), U.S. professor of sociology and author. Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985).)
  • 13.
    Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph—green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," published in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983). Pryce-Jones chose these words for his book's epigraph.)
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  • 14.
    In Hollywood now when people die they don't say, "Did he leave a will?" but "Did he leave a diary?"
    (Liza Minnelli (b. 1946), U.S. actor, singer. Observer Magazine (London, Aug. 13, 1989).)
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  • 15.
    '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.)
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  • 16.
    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.)
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  • 17.
    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).)
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  • 18.
    The saying goes that the gods leave a town once it is captured.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 217.)
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  • 19.
    Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.
    (George Steiner (b. 1929), French-born U.S. critic, novelist. "A Kind of Survivor," Language and Silence (1967).)
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  • 20.
    Always leave room for the reader to supply meanings.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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