Quotations About / On:
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).)
Well, I couldn't go to bed with you like I do with her, and grab a tomato sandwich and run out and catch the 72 bus.
(Margaret Forster, British screenwriter, Peter Nichols, and Silvio Narizzano. Jos (Alan Bates) to Georgy (Lynn Redgrave), Georgy Girl (1966).)
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
(Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. quoted in Observer (London, Dec. 6, 1953).)
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.)
Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.
(Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951), U.S. novelist. Martin Arrowsmith, in Arrowsmith, ch. 25 (1925).)
Anybody who runs is a VC. Anybody who stands still is a well-disciplined VC.
(Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Full Metal Jacket, shooting aimlessly at Vietnamese (1987).
Adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.)
What pity that Religion and Love, which heighten our relish for the things of both worlds, should ever run the human heart into enthusiasm, superstition, or uncharitableness!
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Sir Charles Grandison, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 3, letter 28, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)