Quotations About / On: STAY

  • 31.
    But he would "stay the course"Mit was his favorite motto.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. originally published in "Die Neue Rundschau" 23 (Oct. and Nov. 1912). Death in Venice, ch. 2, p. 201, trans. by David Luke, Bantam Classic (1988). This motto characterizes most succinctly the work ethic of Gustav Aschenbach, the novella's main protagonist.)
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  • 32.
    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).)
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  • 33.
    "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).)
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  • 34.
    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).)
  • 35.
    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).)
  • 36.
    ... 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.)
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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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