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Alan Patrick Herbert Quotes and Sayings
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A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

Let's find out what everyone is doing,
And then stop everyone from doing it.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about,
a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five
years without having a cross word suggests a lack of
spirit only to be admired in sheep.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

 

There's all this stuff that is happening in Edinburgh now,
it's a sad attempt to create an Edinburgh society,
similar to a London society, a highbrow literature celebrity society.
- Irvine Welsh

I personally do not write highbrow music.
If I do, it's by accident.
- Gordon Getty

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is.
He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence
who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
- Virginia Woolf

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I don't know what people find or like in me,
I'm hopelessly commonplace!
Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow,
I've always considered myself a popular artist.
- Maxfield Parrish

I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway,
but I think there's a basis to them,
and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies.
There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling.
- Adrian Edmondson

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Richard Carlson

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature.
Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

Confit is the ultimate comfort food,
and trendy or not,
it is dazzling stuff.
- Sally Schneider

I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind
of wandered away from the superhero stuff,
but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid.
- Jonathan Lethem

It was a lot of auditions and tapings and stuff like that.
- Kieran Culkin

I find it hard to imagine how someone listens to my stuff,
or views what I do, or me, or anything.
- Danielle Dax

I think most writers feel like they're on the outside
looking in much of the time.
All of us feel, to a certain extent,
alienated from the stuff going on around us.
- Mark Haddon

I don't want to talk about negative,
dark things.
The only thing I've got against stuff like Marilyn Manson is,
they make unbelievable videos and unbelievable images.
- Sammy Hagar

But instead of that stuff you get relationships with
people and neighbors that you would never get in a city.
People in small towns are a lot more open.
- Genevieve Gorder

I learned to play guitar at a young age and converted
poems and stuff that I had written to songs.
- Gregory Harrison

The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age -
what's called making a hit.
But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
- Enid Bagnold

I love playing the vamp, and I get sent out for a lot of that stuff,
maybe because I do it well.
- Jamie Luner

You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad.
That is kind of the role of an uncle.
I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate.
- Dusty Baker

I'm still reading some scripts and I model as well,
so I'm still doing that.
But I don't want to do like just anything so we're
being really selective about the stuff I'll do.
- Kim Smith

It's weird when people come up to me and know stuff about my life.
That sort of creeps me out.
- Colleen Haskell

You know, it's absolutely connected to The Mollusk in that,
it's what we're writing after The Mollusk.
A lot of this stuff reminds me of things on The Mollusk.
- Gene Ween

My mom just understands about stuff.
We have a really good trust, and she knows I can take care of myself.
- Balthazar Getty

I have to say.
I kind of love all that stuff - those physical challenges.
I guess there will come a time when I'll get sick of it but at this stage,
I just like it all.
- Richard Roxburgh

I realized that we were all sort of conspiring,
well, not conspiring against each other,
but all this cloak and dagger stuff and I was like;
what is this?
- Eric San

I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore,
I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

John Wayne treated me fine, but that macho stuff turns me off.
It's not real.
- Tab Hunter

And Mary J. Blige, she's got all these fur coats and hats and stuff.
She's good; I like her.
- Bryan Ferry

I love doing stuff with Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin.
We give the stage to good bands and funny people.
- David Cross

I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody
else that they would keep it a secret.
- Walter Winchell

I want to make a pop album - something more upbeat
than my stuff was in the '90s.
- George Michael

I can't sit back and swallow stuff.
I live in a time and place, and in a country on earth
where you're not supposed to swallow it.
People just gave up.
- Gary Coleman

Most of the stuff I do on the show comes out of me
just trying to make my friends laugh.
- Adam Sandler

The characters emerge from my rather twisted mind.
That's another enjoyable part of the job making stuff up.
- Jonathan Kellerman

Play is the work of children.
It's very serious stuff.
- Bob Keeshan

I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy,
I'd like to be able to get into the depth,
into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do.
- Jonathan Krohn

I want to say 90% of stuff out there is just crap that got made.
The main point is that it got produced.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I am not interested in releasing best of stuff and
I have not given my permission.
You release best of packages when you're a has-been
and have nothing new to offer.
- Amanda Lear

On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are,
sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader
sort through all this sort of gray stuff out there.
- Jim Lehrer

I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core.
- Sarah Silverman

Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to
make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him.
- Orison Swett Marden

Because the stuff that they feed kids now,
they'll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium
as far as art and culture is concerned.
- Billy Higgins

My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis
stuff I was listening to.
- Robert Quine

I don't know of too many double Christmas albums,
so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun,
and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut.
- Garth Brooks

Yeah, I play a lot of their games.
Going way back to Bulls vs.
Lakers to the later Live stuff, I go at it quite a bit.
More than anything tough, I play Madden.
- Jason Kidd

We live in a time where government is not a leadership thing,
it's more a business that's out there and running riot,
so I guess the people have to go out there and say stuff.
- Yahoo Serious

I'm in the process of brainstorming with my marketing team and all that stuff,
trying to come up with a concept for a late-night restaurant
for people in Birmingham.
- Ruben Studdard

Why do you have to retire at 65? Why can't you start at 70? You know,
like wine.
Why can't music be that way? My new band,
we're playing stuff that's never been done before.
- Herbie Mann

So I learnt a few country western songs,
I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff,
which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
- John Fahey

Because there's so much stuff I don't release.
- Tom Jenkinson

If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished.
It's a positive force.
- Manuel Puig

Really, at a time when they're debating when and where
a nativity scene can be used,
this is the kind of stuff we need to have out there -
outside of the church.
- John Tesh

Some of the stuff that Wilmer wears is bad.
And Debra Jo.
- Laura Prepon

Tough guy Spike was always the funnest,
but I'm most proud of the more recent stuff,
the last season, I think.
- James Marsters

Rewriting is a large part of the whole job.
And get rid of stuff that's not working.
Just pare it down until it's a beautiful thing you can hand in,
probably late, to your editor.
- Kurt Loder

I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff.
I'm into books like that.
Case studies or forensics or murder -
all that good stuff.
- Tom Araya

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
- A. E. Housman


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