Quotations About / On: RUNNING
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).)
Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
Might not the beatific vision become a source of boredom, in the long run?
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Moran, in Molloy, p. 229, Grove Press (1970).)
He's like an express train running through a tunnelone shriek, sparks, smoke and gone.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Letter, June 25, 1935, to poet Stephen Spender. The Sickle Side of the Moon: Letters, vol. 5, ed. Nigel Nicolson (1979).)