Quotations About / On: RUNNING
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.)
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.")
The Republicans have a "me too" candidate running on a "yes but" platform, advised by a "has been" staff.
(Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Quoted in Leon Harris, The Fine Art of Political Wit, ch. 10 (1964).)
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).)
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
(Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 8 (1651).)
Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive.
(Wendell Mayes, U.S. screenwriter. Otto Preminger. CINCPAC II (Henry Fonda), In Harm's Way (1965).)