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Alan Paton Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alan Paton

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Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that
is the inheritor of our fear.
Let him not love the earth too deeply...
For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
- Alan Paton

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
- Alan Paton

But the one thing that has power completely is love,
because when a man loves, he seeks no power,
and therefore he has power.
- Alan Paton

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

 

To give up the task of reforming society is to give
up one's responsibility as a free man.
- Alan Paton

You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient,
but if it is right.
- Alan Paton

There is only one way in which one can endure man's
inhumanity to man and that is to try,
in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.
- Alan Paton

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God forgives us...
who am I not to forgive?
- Alan Paton

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
- Alan Paton

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in
which the world will take pride,
a nation in which each of many different groups will
be making its own creative contribution.
- Alan Paton

Who knows for what we live, and struggle,
and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand.
But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle,
is beyond all human wisdom.
- Alan Paton

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart,
don't know how to laugh either
- Golda Meir

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.
- Leslie Gore

Cry for the souls of the angry,
for they sleep the troubled sleep of the damned.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
- Anonymous

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is a time to cry for those we have lost,
and there is a time to wipe the tears and smile again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

The one thing that kept our family together was the music.
The only thing that our family would share emotionally
was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
- Dennis Wilson

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything.
They just cry over their condition.
But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you,
you should stay home and have a good cry.
- Josh Billings

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
- Anton Chekhov

You know what? I don't care.
I'm my own guy.
I'm very secure with my sexuality.
I can cry anytime I want.
- Brett Hull

Not all of those who cry "The poor, the poor!" will
enter the kingdom of heaven.
- Michael Novak

The real good comedians, like Chaplin,
would make you laugh and a second later,
cry.
- Martin Landau

I think it's almost easier to make people cry than to make people laugh.
- Sophie Marceau

If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry.
- John Phillips

We all like stories that make us cry.
It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about.
- Anne Sullivan

I don't like to cry in public, unless I'm getting paid for it.
- Andrea Martin

An onion can make people cry but there's never been
a vegetable that can make people laugh.
- Will Rogers

You cry tears when a man leaves you at any age -
it doesn't matter whether you are 20 or 60.
- Linda Evans

There's moments where I want to break down and cry,
but not give up.
- Ashlee Simpson

When I'm depressed and I feel low thinking that good
movies are not made any more,
then I put on his movies and I watch them.
I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure.
- Geraldine Chaplin

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,
but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
- Cat Stevens

Nature never said to me: Do not be poor;
still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always:
Be independent.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned.
- W. C. Fields

I love winners when they cry, losers when they try.
- Tom T. Hall

I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger,
and I'm not healthy.
But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
- Oriana Fallaci

Now that the day of reckoning has arrived,
they cry socialism!
- Elizabeth A. Sherman

We've accumulated a lot of things over the years and
many things from our grandmother.
Hopefully it'll be all right.
I really don't want to cry, but I can't help it.
- Dorothy Fields

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and
denies you the beer to cry into.
- Don Marquis

If you cry over a guy, then your friends can't date him.
It can't even be considered.
- Taylor Swift

The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for
the dirty polluted blood of all the world.
- Norman Mailer

If I want to be alone, some place I can write,
I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want -
I go to the bathroom.
- Alicia Keys

Love is when you shed a tear and still want him,
it's when he ignores you and you still love him,
it's when he loves another girl but you still smile
and say I'm happy for you,
when all you really do is cry.
- Kimberly Lynn Brodsky

I think Stevie Wonder could sing the phone book and manage to make me cry.
- Brad Delp

Yes, I have made a woman cry.
- Enrique Iglesias

Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
- Robert H. Schuller

I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe,
but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man
On Fire because it is so sad.
- Dakota Fanning

So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up.
It's a lot more fun.
- Peter Steele

I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain.
I want to weep at the sound of your name.
Come make me laugh, come make me cry...
just make me feel alive.
- Joey Lauren Adams

Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child.
It takes a mensch to weep for others' children.
- Sam Levenson

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write,
that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry,
that's honey.
- A. N. Wilson

For me, painting is a way to forget life.
It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
- Georges Rouault

I can cry at the drop of the pin.
But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing.
- Moira Kelly

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk.
You have to hold onto them.
They bump into things.
They laugh and cry.
They urinate.
They vomit.
- Johnny Depp

Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

If you do not breathe through writing,
if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing,
then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
- Anais Nin

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints -
the sinners are much more fun.
- Billy Joel

On planes I always cry.
Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies.
I cried over a St.
Bernard movie once on a plane.
That was really embarrassing.
- Michael Stipe

Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry,
the cry of the human spirit to be free.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice.
My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness.
I, the unloving, say life should be lovely.
I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.
- Vachel Lindsay

The audience likes their emotions to be touched.
They want to laugh and cry and feel good.
- Magic Johnson


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