Quotations About / On:
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.)
You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
(Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), U.S. educator. Attributed.)
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, entry for 1934, ed. G.H. von Wright with Heikki Nyman (1980).)
Barney McKlennan was a real man. When he kissed you, you stayed kissed.
(Lamar Trotti (1898-1952), U.S. screenwriter, Sonya Levien, and John Ford. Mrs. McKlennan (Edna May Oliver), Drums Along the Mohawk, response to being kissed by Adam Hartmann (Ward Bond) at a wedding (1939).
Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.)