Quotations About / On: RUNNING
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.)
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).)
Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.
(Liz Smith (b. 1923), U.S. journalist, author. American Way, syndicated column (Sept. 3, 1985).
"Most good gossip columnists," Smith wrote in 1991, "have a touch of Savonarola in them.")
Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
(Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).)
In the long run all battles are lost, and so are all wars.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 625, Knopf (1949).)
It is more comfortable for me, in the long run, to be rude than polite.
(Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. Little Review (Chicago, May 1917).
One of the "Imaginary Letters" exchanged between Lewis and Ezra Pound in Little Review.)
He wouldn't ask to go to the head if he had the runs.
(Robert Towne (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter, and Hal Ashby. Budduskey (Jack Nicholson), The Last Detail, of his prisoner (1973).)
This place is the longest running farce in the West End.
(Cyril Smith (b. 1928), British Liberal politician. Comment, July 1973. Quoted in Big Cyril (autobiography), ch. 8, Cyril Smith (1977).)
The aphorist is a hit and run artist.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)