Quotations About / On:
Even the river of denial will eventually run into the sea of reality.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
(Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 10, l. 24 (22-8 B.C.).)
If you are trying to run a whorehouse in the sky, then get a license.
(Martha Griffiths (b. 1912), U.S. politician. Said by the Congresswoman in the late 1960s. She was chastising airline executives for their policy of forcing the retirement of flight attendants who married or reached a certain ageusually some age in their thirties. As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 14, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1991).)
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).)