Quotations About / On: LEAVE

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    Rage is exciting, but leaves me confused and exhausted.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 35.
    War is too important a matter to be left to the military.
    (Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Quoted in Soixante Années d'Histoire Française, "Clemenceau," G. Suarez (1886). Also attributed to Aristide Briand and Talleyrand.)
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  • 36.
    You see much more of your children once they leave home.
    (Lucille Ball (1911-1989), U.S. comedian. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).)
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  • 37.
    Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
    (George Washington (1732-1799), U.S. general, president. letter, Oct. 31, 1786.)
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  • 38.
    Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.
    (Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. "The Sweet Cheat Gone," ch. 1, Remembrance of Things Past, vol. 11 (1925), trans. by Scott Moncrieff (1930).)
  • 39.
    I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
    (Sydney Smith (1771-1845), British clergyman, writer. Quoted in Memoir, vol. 1, ch. 9, Lady Holland (1855).)
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  • 40.
    The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 6, J.P. Lippincott (1937).)
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