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Alan Ayckbourn Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alan Ayckbourn

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Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all,
except for large sums of money.
- Alan Ayckbourn

He really is terribly heavy going.
Like running up hill in roller skates.
- Alan Ayckbourn

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

 

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

To me, sex is sex and I don't think it is or should be a problem.
Maybe my presenting it that way will unscrew up a few heads out there,
including my own.
- Jaime Hernandez

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion,
politics, as you well know, you're going to,
you know, touch a few nerves.
I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth.
- Mel Gibson

None meet life honestly and few heroically.
- Clarence Darrow

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands,
all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control.
History has proven that.
- Lord Acton

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

One of the reasons why so few of us ever act,
instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
- Henry Miller

Above all, film is a business...
Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit more bold,
and take a few more chances with what you do.
- Mel Gibson

Few service industries are designed to be 24x7 in India,
and thus there was no 24x7 mentality.
- Sanjay Kumar

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a
university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know,
where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.
- John Masefield

I use very few muscles at the best of times.
- Johnny Vegas

Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand.
- Wislawa Szymborska

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends,
it doesn't mean I'm gay.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I am riding for Legacy ATV and I have quite a few new sponsors this year.
- Ben Jackson

The ability to conduct is a gift of God with which
few have been endowed in full measure.
- Anton Seidl

Guerrilla war is a kind of war waged by the few but
dependent on the support of many.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
- Abigail Van Buren

I have kept a part of Catalina Productions going,
through which I develop a few projects just for me.
- Gregory Harrison


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