Quotations About / On: RUNNING
If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
(Jackie Mason (b. 1931), U.S. comic. Independent (London, September 20, 1990).)
A whisper ran along the edge of the dawn.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Tell My Horse, ch. 5, J.P. Lippincott (1938).)
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
(Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist,philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 11, sc. 1, Gallimard (1951).)
Man is a jelly which quivers so much as to run about.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 129, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 223 (1951).)
The moon will run all consciences to cover....
(Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Ditty.")
The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running.
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, III (1821).)
Great conversation ... requires an absolute running of two souls into one.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
Runs not this speech like iron through your blood?
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don Pedro, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 1, l. 245.
To Claudio, on learning they were misled into thinking Hero false.)
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
(Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. Imitations of Horace, bk. 1, epistle 6, "To Mr. Murray," l. 27 (1738).)