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1940 Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about 1940

Please enjoy these 1940 Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's,
but I felt I had to stick to my guns.
- Harold Pinter

In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey.
I can't say how important that record is.
From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues.
- Alexis Korner

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940.
Although not a scientist herself she has contributed
more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.
- Frederick Sanger

During the presidential primaries of 1940,
I received a request from the Democratic National Committee
to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
- Kate Smith

 

On December 18, 1940, Hitler signed Directive Number 21,
better known as Operation Barbarossa.
- Leopold Trepper

So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think,
'41, and the photographs that I made there,
aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to
express in a social conscious way.
- Gordon Parks

My family moved to Buffalo, New York in 1940 where I was raised.
- Jack Herer

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I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country...
dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
- Terry Gilliam

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle,
as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate
and right to go along with military censorship,
and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't
be any press without the censorship.
- Kate Adie

After the outbreak of war, in April 1940,
we left Geneva with our three children aged 4 years,
2 years and 2 weeks only to become part of the disordered
refugee crowds fleeing across France from the German army.
- James Meade

I had only played five games in my senior year in high school.
I was not large enough.
Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds.
I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training
of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet.
- Pee Wee Reese

In the middle 1940s...
I heard everyone live.
Painting, the theater; everything was happening.
It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.
- Bill Dixon

It feels wonderful to be go back to the 1940s and recreate
the whole era through my clothes,
voice and body language.
I am tired of playing the larger-than-life hero.
- Akshay Kumar

I remember being infuriated from the top of my head
to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put
around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.
- Constance Baker Motley

I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united
in a way known only to that generation.
We belonged to a common cause-the war.
- Gene Tierney

If leaders in the space program had at its beginning in the 1940s,
pointed out the benefits to people on earth rather
than emphasizing the search for proof of evolution in space,
the program would have saved $100 billion in tax money
and achieved greater results.
- Walter Lang

So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up,
seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis,
seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis.
We know that these people are famous.
They're living in the same community as we live in.
They go to the same stores and shops.
- Ed Smith

We've suffered a war, and one thing we know:
Whenever our nation's faced war,
whether it was in the 1980s when we were winning the
Cold War or in the 1940s during World War II,
the responsible thing to do has been to borrow money to win the war.
- Ken Mehlman

When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s,
my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home,
and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and
coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the
identity of its people as being British.
- Michael King

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

Iraq can emerge as a beacon of hope and democracy in the Middle East,
and the world, with our help.
- Chris Chocola

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

Last year I traveled to the Middle East to visit with troops in Kuwait,
Iraq, and Afghanistan.
- Kenny Marchant

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class,
but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole,
and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole
with George Bush's shovel.
- Rahm Emanuel

It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
- Marianne Moore

What ever our wandering our happiness will always be
found within a narrow compass,
and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
- Christopher Eccleston

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

I was in the middle of a crossroads,
which is a nice way of saying crisis,
physically, emotionally and spiritually.
You know the physical part.
We just talked about it.
- Star Jones

The regional security in the Middle East cannot be
further compromised by an Iranian loose cannon.
- Russ Carnahan

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness
on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as
it is about going on and on and on.
It is about muddling through the middle.
- Anna Quindlen

One of the strengths of our nation has always been
a strong middle class who could afford their own homes
and send their children to school.
- James Sinegal

When you're in the middle of a pennant race,
you can't go up there thinking about home runs.
- Sammy Sosa

We know that our senses are subject to decay,
that from our middle years they are decaying all the time;
but happily it is as if we didn't know and didn't believe.
- William Henry Hudson

Unless an entire row of people got up in the middle
of a performance and left the theater in disgust,
I felt as though I hadn't done my job.
- Jeremy Piven

I was just in the middle of singing a song about how
broke we were and now my cell phone rings.
- Joel Madden

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

Israeli Arabs have more political rights than any other
Arabs in the Middle East,
including their compatriots in the Palestinian Authority.
- Jack Schwartz

After clearing 9 metres of the descending passage,
in about the middle of the afternoon,
we came upon a second sealed doorway,
which was almost the exact replica of the first.
- Howard Carter

Life is like a movie-since there aren't any commercial breaks,
you have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of it.
- Garry Trudeau

Barry and I were in the middle of building a house,
and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown,
because that's what you do when you build a house.
- Cynthia Weil

Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday
middle-class values on college campuses,
and serving in the military and being pro-American
just seems to be one of them.
- Jack Kingston

When sadness happens in the middle of work,
I separate my personal grief from my train of thought.
- Sergio Aragones

I had always said to myself that forty was the cut
off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people
sound like a very long one,
but the novel as art is a middle-aged art.
- Jane Rule

It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East
by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
- Aneurin Bevan

People that are orthodox when they are young are in
danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
- Walter Lippmann

The medieval hall house was very primitive when it
became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
- Stephen Gardiner

Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions
of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route.
- Theodore Bikel

I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings.
Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R.
Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
- Carl Barks

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity
or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
- C. S. Lewis

The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
- Sinclair Lewis

There is something very satisfactory about being in the middle of something.
- Marilyn Hacker

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact:
that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy,
there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
- King Hussein I


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