Quotations About / On: LEAVE

  • 21.
    Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Hannah (Paulette Goddard), The Great Dictator, said to the Barber (Charles Chaplin) while musing about the state-sponsored anti-Semitism that runs rampant in the Tomanian streets (1940).)
  • 22.
    Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversarists?
    (W.J. (William J.) Wetherby, British journalist. Quoted in Guardian (London, August 18, 1989).)
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  • 23.
    The saying goes that the gods leave a town once it is captured.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 217.)
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  • 24.
    Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.
    (George Steiner (b. 1929), French-born U.S. critic, novelist. "A Kind of Survivor," Language and Silence (1967).)
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  • 25.
    Always leave room for the reader to supply meanings.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 26.
    Rage is exciting, but leaves me confused and exhausted.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 27.
    War is too important a matter to be left to the military.
    (Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Quoted in Soixante Années d'Histoire Française, "Clemenceau," G. Suarez (1886). Also attributed to Aristide Briand and Talleyrand.)
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  • 28.
    You see much more of your children once they leave home.
    (Lucille Ball (1911-1989), U.S. comedian. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).)
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  • 29.
    Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
    (George Washington (1732-1799), U.S. general, president. letter, Oct. 31, 1786.)
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  • 30.
    Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.
    (Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. "The Sweet Cheat Gone," ch. 1, Remembrance of Things Past, vol. 11 (1925), trans. by Scott Moncrieff (1930).)
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