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Quotations About / On: STAY

  • 21.
    You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
    (Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), U.S. educator. Attributed.)
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  • 22.
    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).)
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  • 23.
    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.)
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  • 24.
    You stay. We belong dead.
    (William Hurlbut (1883-?), U.S. screenwriter, James Balderston, and James Whale. The Monster (Boris Karloff), Bride of Frankenstein, speaking to Pretorius at the end of the movie (1935). Suggested by the original story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and adapted by William Hurlbut, James Balderston.)
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  • 25.
    Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 26.
    It's a tragic irony. The sick stayed well and the healthy became blind.
    (Philip Yordan (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter, and Steve Sekely. Christine Durrant (Nicole Maurey), Day of the Triffids, discussing the triffids' attack on England, which left their victims blind (1963).)
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  • 27.
    On the whole, I wish I'd stayed in Tunbridge Wells.
    (Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Dryden (Claude Rains), Lawrence of Arabia (1962).)
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  • 28.
    Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 326, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too-Human, p. 240, trans. by Marion Faber and Stephen Lehmann, Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press (1984). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 531, "The Enemy's Life," (1878).)
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  • 29.
    To succeed, find the right rut and stay with it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 30.
    It makes no odds where a man goes or stays, if he is only about his business.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, February 7, 1855, to Thomas Cholmondeley, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 251, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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