Quotations About / On: RUNNING
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey-cage.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 622, Knopf (1949).)
Reputation runs behind the current state of affairs.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
After some years, the elusive lady ran out of people to elude.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
... an institution cannot be run progressively on a basis of fear.
(Mary B. Harris (1874-1957), U.S. prison administrator. I Knew Them in Prison, ch. 4 (1936).)
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.)
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.")