Quotations About / On:
If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
(Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Marriage," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).)
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).)
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.)
Oversimplified, Mercier's Hypothesis would run like this: "Wit is always absurd and true, humor absurd and untrue."
(Vivian Mercier (b. 1919), Irish-born U.S. critic, educator. "Truth and Laughter: A Theory of Wit and Humor," The Nation (August 6, 1960).)
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).)
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counterauthority to the law.
(Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (1966). Observations on the Drawing Up of Laws (first published 1921).
Written in 1774 for Catherine the Great.)
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).)
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).)
Up a lazy river by the old mill run, that lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun.
(Sidney Arodin, U.S. songwriter. "Lazy River," Peer International Corp. (1931).
Music composed by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981).)