Quotations About / On:
No construction stiff working overtime takes more stress and straining than we did just to stay high.
(Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, voiceover explaining the rigors of drug life on the road (1989).
The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.)
When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.
(Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. author. letter, Jan. 18, 1947, to his editor Edward Weeks. Life of Raymond Chandler, ch. 7, F. MacShane (1976).)
Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer.
(Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926), British journalist. "Suffer How Many of the Little Children?" Observations (1970).)
You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
(Mike Tyson (b. 1966), U.S. boxer. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Feb. 1, 1989).)
"Be faithful to your roots" is the liberal version of "Stay in your ghetto."
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
It is easier to stay out than get out.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Following the Equator, ch. 18 (1897).)
Death is just around the corner. If only it would stay there.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Placing the extraordinary at the center of the ordinary, as realism does, is a great comfort to us stay-at-homes.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1925). St. Mawr, p. 120, Vintage Books (1959).)
... art transcends its limitations only by staying within them.
(Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. Mystery and Manners, part 5 (1969).
Written in 1964.)