Quotations About / On: PEOPLE

  • 21.
    In some ways, you know, people that don't exist, are much nicer than people that do.
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, May 22, 1891, to Sydney Bowles. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 22.
    Don't talk to the people until you've listened to the people.
    (Ann Klein (1923-1986), U.S. politician. Originally quoted in the Morristown (New Jersey) Daily Record (May 1, 1974). As quoted in Past and Promise, part 4, by Noel Robinson (1990). Klein, a New Jersey Democrat, held various political posts and advocated such causes as abortion rights, improved Medicaid, the rights of institutionalized people, and opposition to child abuse.)
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  • 23.
    People who know what is good for other people all the time are as big a menace in our society as the capitalists.
    (May Hobbs (b. 1938), British author. Born to Struggle, Postlude (1973). Of the destruction of her old neighborhood—Hoxton Street in the London borough of Hackney, on the city's East End—as the result of a government slum clearance project.)
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  • 24.
    You can be much more alone with other people than you are by yourself. Even if it's people you love.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). Explaining to her grown-up daughter why she prefers to live alone. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 25.
    What do people have against convicts? Is living together in the pen of freedom, where young people engage in mutual psychology, any more beautiful?
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
  • 26.
    People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.
    (Ben Elton (b. 1959), British author, performer. "Strategic Decisions," Stark (1989).)
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  • 27.
    People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. (First published 1972). "No Name in the Street," The Price Of The Ticket (1985).)
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  • 28.
    You can be much more alone with other people than you are by yourself. Even if it's people you love.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, explaining to her grown-up daughter why she prefers to live alone (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 29.
    The root of the problem is not so much that our people have lost confidence in government, but that government has demonstrated time and again its lack of confidence in the people.
    (Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Announcement Speech, National Press Club, Washington, DC, December 12, 1974, transcript in Speechwriters File: Nesmith, Box 1, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, Georgia. Explaining the change he hoped to bring about as president.)
  • 30.
    I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
    (Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Dear Me, ch. 5 (1977).)
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