Quotations About / On: RUNNING
Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.
(Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. repr. In Heart's Desire (1988). "Heaven and Nature," Harper's (March 1988).)
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Quoted in Observer (London, October 7, 1951).)
Every drop of ink in my pen ran cold.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Letter, July 3, 1752. Correspondence, vol. 9, Yale edition (1937-83).)
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).)
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
(George Burns (b. 1896), U.S. comedian. Life (New York, December 1979).)
Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Hector Hushabye, in Heartbreak House, act 2.)