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Dam Quotes and Sayings
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One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

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How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom,
and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking
up to the clear blue sky.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

The best number for a dinner party is two;
myself and a dam' good head waiter.
- Nubar Gulbenkian

As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist
filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use
of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion.
- Ron Kind

 

Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.
- John Naisbitt

Reduce the number of lawyers.
They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
- Donald Rumsfeld

We don't want tradition.
We want to live in the present and the only history
that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
- Henry Ford

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You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks
as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land.
- Billy Sunday

My hand does the work and I don't have to think;
in fact,
were I to think, it would stop the flow.
It's like a dam in the brain that bursts.
- Edna O'Brien

I was actually telling people that -
by harnessing the atom -
we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would
do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams.
- David R. Brower

The summer of 1830 I...
blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from
the dam above the falls for the mill...
In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet,
and built a new dam across the creek.
- Ezra Cornell

We can't put up a protectionist dam on our own against
the neo-liberal world market either.
However, we can try, together with our European partners,
to maintain the social character of Europe as much as possible.
- Johan Huizinga

While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to
fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions,
America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi.
- Ron Kind

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
- David Farragut

There are three types of lies -
lies, damn lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and
too little to hitch a wagon -
no good for a damn thing.
- Dan Blocker

Damn everything but the circus.
- Corita Kent

Damn your principles!
Stick to your party.
- Benjamin Disraeli

My dear, I don't give a damn.
- Margaret Mitchell

I'm intact, and I don't give a damn.
- Arthur Rimbaud

It was a fine cast and lots of fun to make,
but they did the damn thing on the cheap.
The backdrops had holes in them, and it was shot on the worst film stock.
- Howard Keel

I lived in an attached house.
My father used to drive into the wrong driveway all the time.
He'd say, Damn it, how do you tell one of these houses from another?
- Paul Simon

But every single damn thing matters!
Only we don't realize.
We just tell ourselves that art runs on one track and life,
our lives, on another, and we don't realize that's a lie.
- Roberto Bolano

Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background.
He just didn't know he was a novelist.
All those damn psychiatrists after him,
they didn't know he was a novelist either.
- John Irving

I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm damn well gonna do it!
- Geri Halliwell

You don't have to tell anybody a damn thing you don't want to.
- Mink Stole

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer
is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck
of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
- Ernest Hemingway

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of
at least two ways to spell any word.
- Andrew Jackson

If a girl looks swell when she meets you,
who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
- J. D. Salinger

I'm far from being god, but I work god damn hard.
- Jay Z

Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment,
damn the men with careful smiles oh,
damn their measured merriment.
- Sinclair Lewis

I think that the online world has actually brought books back.
People are reading because they're reading the damn screen.
That's more reading than people used to do.
- Bill Murray

If an ad campaign is built around a weak idea -
or as is so often the case,
no idea at all - I don't give a damn how good the execution is,
it's going to fail.
- Morris Hite

I'll have you understand I am running this court,
and the law hasn't got a damn thing to do with it!
- Sam Ervin

I have no trouble with y enemies.
But my god damn friends...
they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night.
- Oscar Levant

Everybody thinks I'm at death's door,
but I'm not.
There's nothing seriously wrong with me,
and my heart is in 100 percent working order.
Anything else you may hear is a damn lie!
- Bobby Darin

I don't live in as much fear as I used to.
I'm not afraid of the music business.
Life is too damn short.
I know what's important, and the tasks are very clear.
- Kathy Mattea

No one's gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.
- Earl Weaver

I have been a waitress, and I was a damn fine waitress too,
let me tell you.
- Jessica Lange

I have lost someone I loved as a brother,
as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being.
We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see.
- Jack Lemon

I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance,
but you are seldom surprised by people in power -
you've got to get awfully damn close to get anything new.
- Joe Sacco

Basically, what happened was, I had moved out to Los Angeles,
I was pretty damn lazy and I put on some pounds.
- Jason Biggs

You see I have to be in the clinic every Thursday and
it's in Phoenix so I have to fly down or drive down.
It has to be every Thursday for this damn stuff they're giving me.
- Lee Hazlewood

I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season.
What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal,
I don't want it.
- Flip Wilson

Damn the sword!
When Virginia wanted a sword, I gave her one.
Now she sends me a toy!
I require bread!
- George Rogers Clark

The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by
the $2 billion a year they spend on it.
- Kary Mullis

I don't give a damn about the stock market.
But I do care about jobs.
- George Voinovich

Don't care what people say.
Don't give a damn about their laws.
- Edith Piaf

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say,
and not giving a damn.
- Gore Vidal

The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like
that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August:
the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.
- Joseph Epstein

I am damn good.
I am doing all this for Egypt and nothing else.
I reject 70 per cent of media interviews while these
people who accuse me are running after them.
- Zahi Hawass

Damn referees, I'll miss them less than anybody.
- Abe Lemons

The happy people are failures because they are on such
good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
- Agatha Christie

The man who is always worrying about whether or not
his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid.
Well, by God, I'm going to Viet Nam's aid!
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I wouldn't go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand
dollars for one minute of acting.
It's a nasty experience.
You're up there all by yourself.
You're so damn exposed.
- Elia Kazan

If he wants to blow his head off, let him.
I don't give a damn about Jim Bakker.
- Jessica Hahn

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
- Freddie Mercury

I never could make out what those damn dots meant.
- Randolph Churchill

Marijuana is like Coors beer.
If you could buy the damn stuff at a Georgia filling station,
you'd decide you wouldn't want it.
- Billy Carter

Don't expect me to get excited over
another damn thing we need to find.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Sex without love is a meaningless experience,
but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
- Woody Allen

In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn.
- Mordecai Richler

When it comes to making love, I may not be the best,
but I'm damn gouda.
- Ryan Stiles

I don't want to be Babe Ruth.
He was a great ballplayer.
I'm not trying to replace him.
The record is there and damn right I want to break it,
but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth.
- Roger Maris

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another;
it's one damn thing over and over.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

Fools, most linguists.
Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another
and say damn all in that.
- John le Carre

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable
right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

It's those damn critics again.
- Irwin Shaw


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