Quotations About / On: LEAVE
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.)
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).)
Always leave room for the reader to supply meanings.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
Rage is exciting, but leaves me confused and exhausted.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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.)
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).)
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
(George Washington (1732-1799), U.S. general, president. letter, Oct. 31, 1786.)
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).)
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).)
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).)