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Austere Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Austere

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

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor
upon the business known as gambling.
- Ambrose Bierce

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Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker
safety will be indispensable if they are to get their
fair share of President Bush's austere budget for the next fiscal year.
- Arlen Spector

Liberalism, austere in political trifles,
has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant
protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
- Alexander Herzen

Nature is in austere mood, even terrifying,
withal majestically beautiful.
- Frederick Soddy

 

In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file;
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile.
- Elinor Wylie

I'm not an austere person.
- Paul Farmer

I'm not shy in the spotlight.
I might seem austere and even arrogant,
but far from it, I'm actually shy.
- Riccardo Muti

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I have to say, though, it's a little strange doing
both because Durant is very straight and stern and austere.
- Corbin Bernsen

If I did not have for him the warm affection a son
feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father,
I at least had an immense respect for him,
and a great admiration.
- Lincoln Ellsworth

In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity
was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy
of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
- Havelock Ellis

What people want is not what some would call imaginative
and often austere productions but very lavish productions
which cast back into the auditorium an image of their affluence.
- Jonathan Miller

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess,
strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never
descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds,
nor by arguments of unbridled passion,
nor by the hatred of class against class.
- Annie Besant

And the young people in the 1960's identified with it immediately,
because, I guess the young people had been having years of repression really.
They felt that the, you know, after the war everything was very austere,
particularly in Europe.
- George Martin

The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can
no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice,
but so can the quest for austere generalities which
are so very general indeed that they are incapable
of application to any particular.
- E. T. Bell

Everything can change at any moment,
suddenly and forever.
- Paul Auster

It was a wrong number that started it,
the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night,
and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.
- Paul Auster

If you're not ready for everything, you're not ready for anything.
- Paul Auster

You see, the interesting thing about books,
as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just
one person encountering the book,
it's not an audience, it's one to one.
- Paul Auster

We construct a narrative for ourselves,
and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next.
People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.
- Paul Auster

There's hope for everyone.
That's what makes the world go round.
- Paul Auster

You can't put your feet on the ground until you've touched the sky.
- Paul Auster

I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile.
It wasn't that I wanted to become an expatriate,
or just never come back, I needed some breathing room.
I'd already been translating French poetry,
I'd been to Paris once before and liked it very much,
and so I just went.
- Paul Auster

I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything,
I mean, life is too complicated.
Maybe there are novels where the author has not in
the least thought about it in terms of film,
which can be turned into good films.
- Paul Auster

I don't know if she should worry too much,
I mean some of our greatest writers have had movies made of their books,
lots of Hemingway novels were turned into movies,
it doesn't hurt the book.
- Paul Auster

It's extremely difficult to get these jobs because
you can't get a job on a ship unless you have seaman's paper's,
and you can't get seaman's papers unless you have a job on a ship.
There had to be a way to break through the circle,
and he was the one who arranged it for me.
- Paul Auster

All I wanted to do was write - at the time,
poems, and prose, too.
I guess my ambition was simply to make money however
I could to keep myself going in some modest way,
and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time,
no children.
- Paul Auster

I was always interested in French poetry sort of as
a sideline to my own work,
I was translating contemporary French poets.
That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money,
pay for food and put bread on the table.
- Paul Auster

You have to protect it too, you can't let just any
stupid person take it and do something demoralizing with it.
At the same time, I don't believe in being so rigid
about controlling what happens either.
- Paul Auster

The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations,
prolonging their existence with austerity.
- Abraham Kuyper

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind,
and there is no happiness equal to contentment;
there is no disease like covetousness,
and no virtue like mercy.
- Chanakya

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity.
Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston

Joyce for all his devotion to his art,
terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him,
a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
- Sean O'Casey

In inquiring concerning the benefits of the plan proposed,
I shall proceed upon the supposition that female seminaries
will be patronized throughout our country.
- Emma Willard

Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in
the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.
- Felix Frankfurter

The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things,
though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous,
and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them;
for then it must sink back into savagery.
- William Kingdon Clifford

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war;
but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on,
we must defend ourselves.
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether
it was fired from within or without,
we must try to extinguish it.
- Thomas Jefferson

It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the
philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are,
than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

Friendship is certainly the finest balm
for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

You may as well laugh at life,
because it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Laugh at Life - it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
- Miriam Beard

In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate and markets
and roadways and others, I do control myself
and my response to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

Priorities - what's really important -
health, and doing what one wants to do -
it's certainly not money.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

It is your own life, certainly, to spend as you choose.
- Tanya, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League
uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
- Erma Bombeck

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded.
In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
- Winston Churchill

It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online,
but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
- Esther Dyson

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business,
whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly
a very social type of business.
- Carlos Alvarez

Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census
and sampling versus a direct statistic.
You just said the word "census," and people fall asleep.
- Aaron Sorkin

Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of
other countries around the world...
per year, Australians do see more films.
- David Pratt

I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.
- Ralph Fiennes

This is the kind of situation that can tear people apart.
It tears at the fabric of your soul and can certainly
tear at your marriage and ours has gotten only stronger.
- Shelley Fabares

The Italian economy is certainly the weakest of the big European countries.
- Romano Prodi

Nothing succeeds, they say, like success.
And certainly nothing fails like failure.
- Margaret Drabble

I don't know if he was the fourth man or the fifth,
but he was certainly in the top 10.
- Christine Keeler

Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays.
But it depends on the individual.
- Franz Beckenbauer

There certainly was a lot of potential in the air for
doing a magazine which focused on the way business,
in particular, was being transformed by the Internet.
- James Daly

I'm a huge Groucho fan.
There were some great comic minds that would transfer into any generation,
and Groucho is certainly one of them.
- Joe Rogan

Certainly I was relatively a refined person.
No way a tramp.
- Beatrice Wood


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