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Alistair Cooke Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alistair Cooke

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People, when they first come to America,
whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a
new and agreeable feeling:
that the whole country is their oyster.
- Alistair Cooke

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of
popular mythology since the Greeks.
- Alistair Cooke

A professional is someone who can do his best work
when he doesn't feel like it.
- Alistair Cooke

As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity,
and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
- Alistair Cooke

 

Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
- Alistair Cooke

Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
- Alistair Cooke

Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.
- Alistair Cooke

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These humiliations are the essence of the game.
- Alistair Cooke

Canned music is like audible wallpaper.
- Alistair Cooke

People in America, when listening to radio,
like to lean forward.
People in Britain like to lean back.
- Alistair Cooke

It's an acting job - acting natural.
- Alistair Cooke

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling
you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries,
to come to conclusions that are right for him,
whether or not they coincide with your own.
- Alistair Cooke

These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers
than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors.
The more expert they become the more they look like
lab assistants in small colleges.
- Alistair Cooke

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity
in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life
which springs from their cheerful willingness to let
life take the form it will.
- Alistair Cooke

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung PHOTO

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love cures people - both the ones who give it
and the ones who receive it.
- Karl A. Menninger

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Inspire people to do things for themselves.
Inspire people to think for themselves.
- Bono

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

We are injured and hurt emotionally,
not so much by other people
or what they say and don't say,
but by our own attitude and our own response.
- Maxwell Maltz

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Some people move our souls to dance.
- Flavia Weedn

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Nothing other people do is because of you.
It is because of themselves
- don Miguel Ruiz

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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