Quotations About / On:
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
(Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. "Moths," Wisdom, Wit and Pathos (1884).)
Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Anybody who runs is a VC. Anybody who stands still is a well-disciplined VC.
(Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Full Metal Jacket, shooting aimlessly at Vietnamese (1987).
Adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.)
The aphorist is a hit and run artist.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
The moon will run all consciences to cover....
(Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Ditty.")
It is easier to run a revolution than a government.
(Ferdinand E. Marcos (1917-1981), Filipino politician, president. Time (New York, June 6, 1977).)
I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight.
(Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Press conference release (August 2, 1927).
Released on fourth anniversary of Coolidge's becoming president.)
The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-Interest always runs a good race.
(Gough Whitlam (b. 1916), Australian Labor politician, prime minister. Daily Telegraph (London, Oct. 19, 1989).)
In an English dinner-party ... I have never known small-talk run short!
(Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Narrator, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Macmillan (1893).)
I suspect victims; they win in the long run.
(Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. From Eva Trout (1968). As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 13, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).)