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Beowulf Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Beowulf

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We took Beowulf, the epic poem in Old English,
and put it right together with John Gardner's contemporary retelling.
If you bring it into today, we really feel that it
has something very fresh to say now.
- Julie Taymor

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

I took some time out for life.
- James L. Brooks

 

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

I took it very seriously and got very far with it.
I was pretty much on a high level when I arrived.
- Miroslav Vitous

Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles
made it much easier to put the script together-we knew
who we were writing it for.
It took some mystery away.
- Stephen Hopkins

I took anatomy classes.
I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists.
I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig.
- Marilu Henner

We hope that, when the insects take over the world,
they will remember with gratitude how we took them
along on all our picnics.
- Bill Vaughan

At this point I was strongly advised that I was too
young socially to go to college so I took a second senior year at Andover,
another boarding school.
- William Standish Knowles

God gave us intestines for a reason.
I'm not keen on surgery.
It's too extreme.
All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows
to see how violent it is.
- Kirstie Alley

Rita got the best of us.
We took quite a beating.
It's going to take a while to come back from this.
- Rick Fox

It took me a long time to get selected as an astronaut.
In fact, I applied for 20 years before I was selected.
- John L. Phillips

Some of the kimonos took as long as four to five months to make,
with all the layers that go into it.
- Colleen Atwood

It took me a long time, but I don't feel as anxious
about stupid things anymore -
or perhaps they've just been replaced by more complicated stupid things.
- Neil Finn

I believe the public's confidence would be increased
if the federal government took over the functions of
airport security screening for all passengers.
- David Neeleman

Somehow I took whatever criticism there was very much to heart.
- Dusty Springfield

I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor,
unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to
shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
- Nellie Bly

The production team's first meeting took place at my house.
I had ideas and a color scheme in mind,
how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration.
- Debbie Allen

And my father always took me to the library.
We were both book addicts.
- Cornelia Funke

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way.
I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house,
we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
- Jon Stewart

Nobody took me too seriously but I was grown up even as a baby.
- Sharon Stone

I smuggled the camera, it was no problem to smuggle the camera there.
And I took 60 photos, two films, during the time when
there was no one in the control room,
in the building.
- Mordechai Vanunu

My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took
her out in the lake and threw her off the boat.
I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'
- Paula Poundstone

The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth,
as with a horse.
This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.
- Victoria Abril

For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating
to many parts of the world.
They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world
and established it there.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I had a few stocks, but stocks took a dive.
I never sell my stocks.
- Mickey Gilley

I think people took Grenada for what it turned out to be,
which was a very specific incident and from which one
couldn't necessarily make a lot of generalizations.
- John Negroponte

I was a tried seaman when, for the first time,
I set foot upon the soil of my country,
and took up my residence where my people had lived
for over two hundred years.
- John Sergeant Wise

The band projects just took natural priority.
I didn't really have a solo career, just wanted to
share the music in another way and to learn more about writing,
recording, etcetera.
- Ken Hensley

To those of you who are wearing ties,
I think my dad would appreciate it if you took them off.
- Robert Moog

It took us about a day and a half to find out what had gone wrong.
- Ben Bradlee

It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time.
But it took me many years to realize it.
- Bobby Jones

It is wonderful...
Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole
different level with the way they played the game.
The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.
- Frank Gifford

I took it personal.
I got slammed quite a bit.
- Steve Carlton

If you can prove to me that one miracle took place,
I will believe he is a just God who damned us all because a woman ate an apple.
- Edward Fitzgerald

I did get a very fine education, and not just in science.
It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince
me that I really should take an interest in humanities.
- Joshua Lederberg

The reality is that during the Reagan years,
for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that
we were sending to Washington,
D.C.
after the tax cuts took effect.
- Mike Pence

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about
what it was that was going on.
It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with
cameras and photography for about 20 years.
- David Hockney

You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of
Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity
to get into a race when the time was right.
- Laura Bush

Well we took it apart scene by scene.
We examined every sentence, every full stop,
every comma.
He has a most wonderful eye for detail,
Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist.
- Ronald Harwood

I'm sure I took some licks at the system,
and at trials and lawyers in general.
I've seen enough of them for so many years both as
a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.
- Joseph Wambaugh

While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot.
The judge had suggested I get my act together,
and I took him seriously.
- Tim Allen

The Free State men, myself among them,
took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.
- Buffalo Bill

I never had the high-paying job or the company car.
It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans.
I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes.
- Christine O'Donnell

I recently took up ice sculpting.
Last night I made an ice cube.
This morning I made 12, I was prolific.
- Mitch Hedberg

A story is not finished, until it took the worst turn.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river,
it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber,
it steeped itself in the forests.
- Pablo Neruda

It took me 20 years of making movies to learn how to do it.
- Chevy Chase

The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying,
stonewalling and refusal to come clean.
So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.
- Bob Woodward

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever.
I was completely reclusive, worked a lot,
took a lot of drugs.
I was awful to people.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother:
If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody,
why not do it that way?
- Richard Land

My mom took me to see Goldfinger.
My mom took me to see To Sir, With Love.
- Chaka Khan

Another turn in my life happened when I took on the Canada Council.
- Maureen Forrester

I didn't want to feel constrained, so I took on the Mutants.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild
Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.
- Quentin Tarantino

These ancient huts were soon cleared of the rubbish covering them.
I planned them, and removed them for investigation below,
which undertaking took until the fourth of Nov.
- Howard Carter

Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments
is stronger than that love which took its symmetry
for granted when it was whole.
- Derek Walcott

I was doing illustration work, and the cartooning slowly took over.
- Max Cannon

I took some me time.
I think that's a really important thing to do for yourself,
especially in this business.
And now I feel like I'm in a really good,
positive place in my life.
- Ashlee Simpson

All I really had was a suitcase and my drums.
So I took them up to Seattle and hoped it would work.
- Dave Grohl

You have to get to know your voice and its strengths and play on those.
It took me quite a long time.
- Glenn Tipton

Experts always know everything but the fine points.
When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew
how the White House came to be called the White House.
- Hedy Lamarr

My career always took me away from home,
I was always away from home and I just wanted to be at home.
- Tina Turner

Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence,
gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home.
- Esther Williams

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out
in the back yard and shot it.
- Truman Capote

Earth took her shining station as a star,
In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.
- Christian Nestell Bovee


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