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Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

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The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn
down from the heavens by modern man,
who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source.
- El Lissitzky

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me.
That's their job.
I don't know why that is.
They've nearly torn my nose off.
I've had some really bad parrot bites.
- Steve Irwin

 

The success of Torn was a bit too much for me.
I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album.
- Natalie Imbruglia

The hardened mass of liquid stones had much stronger
qualities than those which had simply torn.
The skin remained a recognisable part of the molten stone.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality
and longest lasting paper ever made.
It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry.
- Jack Herer

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
- Faith Baldwin

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American culture is torn between our long romance with
violence and our terror of the devastation wrought
by war and crime and environmental havoc.
- Katherine Dunn

I've got two old Volvos, two old Subarus,
and an old Ford Ranger.
If you've got an old car, you've gotta have at least several old cars,
'cause one's always gonna be in the garage.
- Rip Torn

Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
- Arthur Golden

I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern,
rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears
and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker.
- Robertson Davies

However confused the scene of our life appears,
however torn we may be who now do face that scene,
it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after
day because they want to rule the world and no one
will even publish their letter to the editor.
- Mark Helprin

If we don't take effective measures now,
the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if
a pitcher gets a badly torn one,
he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.
- Don Drysdale

An American, a Negro...
two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from
friend is snatched forlorn;
when man is left alone to mourn,
oh!
then how sweet it is to die!
- Anna Letitia Barbauld

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion.
Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
- Anthony Burgess

With Hitchcock I had little relationship.
I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann,
his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain,
after the bitter fight between them.
- Maurice Jarre

To have been torn from the study would have been as death;
my time was entirely occupied with art.
- John James Audubon

I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language.
- John Donne

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

Let the other guys do the crybaby stuff.
Go for the laughs.
- Rip Torn

Everybody says, 'You impress me as a guy who never
wanted to be a movie star.'
I say,
'Everybody in the world wants to be a movie star.'
- Rip Torn

I had a very bad torn groin, my abdomen right through my legs.
I was finding it really hard to get in the ring and
run around and function at a decent rate.
Then they had the idea that it might be better to do a retirement thing.
- Owen Hart

I came away from the forums with a profound concern
about the highly addictive and destructive nature of methamphetamine.
Families are torn apart, lives are destroyed and treatment is difficult to get.
- Greg Walden

You're torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces
and knowing that's really going to screw up the screenplay.
And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people
who really don't understand the process?
- Robert Towne

If I could just get a piece of lemon,
it'd be great.
- Rip Torn

You can never turn your back on the ocean.
- Rip Torn

I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered
to the four winds of heaven.
Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty.
I have brothers in slavery.
I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
- William Wells Brown

When I grew up, people said, 'You'll never be the man your dad was.'
And I said,
'Gee, I hope not.'
- Rip Torn

But to the slave mother New Year's day comes laden with peculiar sorrows.
She sits on her cold cabin floor, watching the children
who may all be torn from her the next morning;
and often does she wish that she and they might die before the day dawns.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

These sites have torn down the geographical divide
that once prevented long distance social relationships from forming,
allowing instant communication and connections to take
place and a virtual second life to take hold for its users.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

Never think you're better than anyone else,
but don't let anyone treat you like you're worse than they are.
- Rip Torn

I think most actors are shy.
I really do.
The greatest actors can disappear.
I had friends call me the Blend-In Man.
- Rip Torn

There's always some kind of blacklist throughout history.
But the difference is, in America they usually let you live.
- Rip Torn

If the composer withholds more than we anticipate,
we experience a delicious falling sensation;
we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the
musical ladder and thrust into the void.
- Levi Strauss

I honor religion except when it gets into shedding blood.
- Rip Torn

The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down;
and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November),
they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country
would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.
- Black Elk

Anything new is always considered the devil's tool.
- Rip Torn

I used to be friends with Miles Davis.
He didn't like many folks.
I lived across the street from him.
- Rip Torn

If you're lucky enough to have a pretty girl love you
and share herself and sleep with you,
make that your secret.
The best way to spoil love is by talking to too many people about it.
- Rip Torn

One ever feels his twoness - an American,
a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

The outcome can truly determine whether our homes will be destroyed,
whether our children will be torn from their mothers,
trained as conspirators and turned against their parents,
their home and their church.
- George Smathers

This story's gonna grab people.
It's about this guy, he's crazy about this girl,
but he likes to wear dresses.
Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He's torn,
Georgie.
This is drama.
- Ed Wood

Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers,
both economical and intellectual.
The growth of means of transport has created a world
market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing
all the developed and most of the undeveloped states.
- Christian Lous Lange

Be your own politics, grow your own garden,
and maybe you can help out more.
- Rip Torn

I've never hit anybody who hasn't clocked me two or three times.
- Rip Torn

Don't ever humiliate a man.
If you're gonna have to dress him out,
you take him aside and do it that way.
That's the one thing I don't like about Hollywood:
They go in for public humiliation.
You shouldn't do that to a man.
- Rip Torn

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV.
You're on stage every night and you have to sustain
your energy level tor several hours.
- Blythe Danner

No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate
from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where
they want when they want.
They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson

No one was either Tory or Whig; it was either dependence or independence.
- Caesar Rodney

Disloyalty is the secret weapon of the Tory Party.
- Julian Critchley

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction,
can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

There's something fundamentally wrong with a system
where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and
the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years.
That hardly seems democratic.
- Sean Connery

I can recognize the calls of practically every bird in North America.
There are some in Africa I don't know,
though.
- Roger Tory Peterson

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the
shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching.
Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds
was to shoot them and stuff them.
- Roger Tory Peterson

I.
cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander
of every poor Tory partisan who assails me,
and I should not have noticed you but for the fact
that you are a member of the House of Commons.
- John Bright

I thought I had to show all my stuff and I almost tore
the boards of the grandstand with my fastball.
- Cy Young

I did my work slowly, drop by drop.
I tore it out of me by pieces.
- Maurice Ravel

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties
through my love for truth -
and truth rewarded me.
- Simone de Beauvoir


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