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1940s Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about 1940s

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner

One was never married, and that's his hell;
another is,
and that's his plague.
- Robert Burton

Caesar might have married Cleopatra,
but he had a wife at home.
There's always something.
- Will Cuppy

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker,
you are still a dreamer, and will one time know,
and feel, that your life is but a dream.
- Donald G. Mitchell

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of
Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I married beneath me, all women do.
- Nancy Astor

I married the first man I ever kissed.
When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
- Barbara Bush

A married woman has the same right to control her own
body as does an unmarried woman.
- Sol Wachtler

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

Never get married in the morning - you never know who
you might meet that night.
- Paul Hornung

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom;
wait until they have been married longer.
- Edgar Watson Howe

She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.
- Henny Youngman

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about,
he goes off and gets married.
- Robert Frost

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man in love is incomplete until he has married.
Then he's finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte

When you have a baby, love is automatic,
when you get married, love is earned.
- Marie Osmond

Love is so much better when you're not married.
- Maria Callas

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got
a little money along with it.
- Rose Kennedy

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
- Red Skelton

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

When I get married, it'll be no secret.
- Elvis Presley

Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The only good husbands stay bachelors:
They're too considerate to get married.
- Finley Peter Dunne

It's tough to stay married.
My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men
for the criticism of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist,
and neither one would take the garbage out.
- Lee Grant

I've never been more in love with anyone nearly half my age than I am today.
I'd get married in a minute if I weren't still married to somebody else.
- Rod Stewart

I am loathe to get married again.
I've been married enough; I just prefer to forget it.
- Hattie McDaniel

A really good detective never gets married.
- Raymond Chandler

It's funny that until I actually met my husband,
I never thought I'd get married.
- Regina King

My father's sister never married in order to raise me.
- Marcel Carne

I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior
to my success or because I make more money than he does.
- Grace Kelly

It's a difficult undertaking.
I've been married for four years and I see this movie
as a cautionary tale about people who've gone deeply out of communication.
- Mark Ruffalo

I want to go back to Brazil, get married,
have lots of kids, and just be a couch tomato.
- Ana Beatriz Barros

We managed to hang in there.
Today when people get married there's a tendency to
run away when things get tough.
There is a lot of strength in hanging together.
- Jerry Stiller

I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines
and I really believed tha a woman could not be married
and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time.
- Helen Reddy

No, no, it was the relationships.
That was that group.
People believed that Rob and Laura were really married in real life.
You know, a lot of people believed that.
- Dick Van Dyke

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America.
The rest cheat in Europe.
- Jackie Mason

I'm also married for the first time,
and I have two kids.
So there's some kind of good karma right now.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I came to the conclusion that the very best thing for Rosie,
from the time she was 2 weeks old, was for us to get married.
- Robert Blake

I'm more married to Sandy now than when we were married with the legal document.
We're still married as parents.
- Bobby Darin

I married an archaeologist because the older I grow,
the more he appreciates me.
- Agatha Christie


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