Quotations About / On: TORN

  • 1.
    Nothing dries sooner than tears.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 6, p. 265, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 2.
    Tears are great peace-makers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 3.
    [France is] a country where the money falls apart but you can't tear the toilet paper.
    (Billy Wilder (b. 1906), U.S. film director. Quoted in Billy Wilder in Hollywood, ch. 18, Maurice Zolotow (1977).)
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    To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 637.)
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    The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. film actor. "Germany," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
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    I, of whom I know nothing, I know my eyes are open, because of the tears that pour from them unceasingly.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1958. The narrator, in The Unnamable, p. 22, Grove Press (1970).)
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    Anything that makes you laugh. But the finest sort draws a tear along with the laugh.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in The Candid Friend (May 18, 1901). "Who I Am, and What I Think," Sixteen Self Sketches, Constable (1949). On humor.)
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    But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example.
    (Rebecca West (1892-1983), British author. "Serbia," Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941).)
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    No more tears now; I will think upon revenge.
    (Mary Stuart (1542-1587), Scottish monarch, Queen of Scotland (Mary Queen of Scots) (1542-1567). Remark, March 9, 1566. Attributed. After the murder of her favorite, David Rizzio, by an opposing faction led by Mary's husband, Lord Darnley, who was himself murdered the following year.)
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    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
    (Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. Speech, May 13, 1940, House of Commons. Vol. 6, Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James (1974). Maiden speech as prime minister.)
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