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Adelbert von Chamisso Quotes and Sayings
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In this watering-place I acted an heroic character,
badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage,
I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

I ordered gold in the meantime to be showered down
without ceasing among the happy multitude.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
- Adelbert von Chamisso

All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain;
and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

 

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun,
that is the only safe and rational plan.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

My first care the following morning was,
to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

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When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss
to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention,
and giving the tone to the conversation.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

I will give you three days to seek your shadow.
Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow,
and you shall receive a hearty welcome;
otherwise,
on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day -
my daughter becomes the wife of another.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place
where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me.
I first filled my pockets with gold,
then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck,
and concealed it in my bosom.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome,
voyage, we came at last into port.
Immediately on landing I got together my few effects;
and,
squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest
and humblest inn which first met my gaze.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign.
I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening,
under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners,
and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a
feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance,
from which I could not avert my eyes,
that I was unable longer to endure it.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

The word majesty was now dropped; but,
with the deepest respect and humility,
I was addressed as the count.
What could I do? I accepted the title,
and from that moment I was known as Count Peter.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Men are mortal.
So are ideas.
An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering.
Otherwise both will wither and die.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The process and the great smells it produces make everyone
hungry and get everyone's mouth watering.
And it gives men a chance to cook.
- Bobby Flay

I suppose in London they all drink from the same watering holes.
- Trisha Goddard

It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort...
than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot.
- Judah Philip Benjamin

Well, even to this day, if I smell a Big Mac,
I'm like Pavlov's dog.
My mouth starts watering immediately,
like, 'Man, that is so good,' but I can't take a bite of it.
- Morgan Spurlock

Africa is a continent in flames.
And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us,
we would all do more to put the fire out.
We're standing around with watering cans,
when what we really need is the fire brigade.
- Bono

One way of watering down the effects of violence is
to approach it in a more lighthearted way.
I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off,
but you can diffuse fear with humour.
- Colin Baker

I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants,
I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats.
Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for
a large scientific research laboratory.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon PHOTO

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain PHOTO

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got
a little money along with it.
- Rose Kennedy

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

If you got the game, you got the game.
That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
- Shaquille O'Neal

I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris

People who keep dogs are cowards who haven't got the
guts to bite people themselves.
- August Strindberg

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

I haven't got any special religion this morning.
My God is the God of Walkers.
If you walk hard enough,
you probably don't need any other god.
- Bruce Chatwin

I had to stop driving my car for a while...
the tires got dizzy.
- Steven Wright

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

You have got to discover you, what you do,
and trust it.
- Barbra Streisand

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

The toughest thing about success is that you've got
to keep on being a success.
- Irving Berlin

I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown.
- Diane Cilento

I got the bill for my surgery.
Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
- James H. Boren

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year,
or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you.
You've got to be prepared.
- Geraldo Rivera


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