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Deserting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Deserting

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We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

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Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

They're not shooting me for deserting the United Stated Army -
thousands of guys have done that.
They're shooting me for bread I stole when I was 12 years old.
- Eddie Slovik

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

 

I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore.
- Terri Windling

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
- Pierre Loti

No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where,
like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings,
rather than design them.
- Arthur Erickson

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As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.
- Jessamyn West

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location.
I like the natural elements that abstract into light,
texture, shape and shadow.
- Herb Ritts

I'm just going to put out three or four releases a
year and make it so that if you like the Desert Sessions,
then you'll definitely like everything else.
- Joshua Homme

A desert is a place without expectation.
- Nadine Gordimer

The devout have laid out gardens in the desert.
- Robert Duncan

Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert -
and then make it brief.
- Gene Fowler

In that long sequence, when Lawrence enters in the
desert to rescue a lost man,
Lean listened the music I wrote and wanted to extend
the scene to let my work stay completely.
- Maurice Jarre

Oman overall has great animal and plant biodiversity
because it has mountains,
desert, coastal areas and rich coral reefs.
- Saadi

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak,
arid desert.
- Khalil Gibran

Being a good psychoanalyst, in short,
has the same disadvantage as being a good parent:
The children desert one as they grow up.
- Morton Hunt

I distrust Great Men.
They produce a desert of uniformity around them and
often a pool of blood too,
and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
- E. M. Forster

Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances.
For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert,
under the indifferent heaven.
- T. E. Lawrence

Right now I am preparing for another art exhibit in November in Palm Desert.
- Dwayne Hickman

The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that
just stops you when you have ideas like combining The
Red Desert with an armored car heist movie.
- Steven Soderbergh

Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for
one that might not float,
he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day.
- Lord Beaverbrook

Being in the desert was brilliant and it was hard.
- Toni Collette

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it;
never desert your line of talent.
Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
- Sydney Smith

This is the sense of the desert hills,
that there is room enough and time enough.
- Mary Austin

The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer,
I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life.
- Gloria Swanson

If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't
stand a trip across the desert with limited water,
we're never going to straighten this country out.
- Ross Perot

I'd had no particular interest in the Southwest at all as a young girl,
and I was completely surprised that the desert stole
my heart to the extent it did.
- Terri Windling

Those fields of daisies we landed on,
and dusty fields and desert stretches.
Memories of many skies and earths beneath us -
many days,
many nights of stars.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware.
Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for
the desert that surrounds it.
- Rachel Field

The desert has its holiness of silence,
the crowd its holiness of conversation.
- Walter Elliot

This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words,
and indeed in thought.
- T. E. Lawrence

We were in the Arabian Desert for nine months.
And I was having the time of my life.
It could have been an archeological expedition,
a military expedition.
- Peter O'Toole

Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the
larger proportion of people are loving,
rational and happy.
- Julia Ward Howe

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child
is dead and they have absolutely nothing -
and they're heading through the desert at night.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain.
There are many forms of thirst.
- William Langewiesche

Somali is turning into a desert.
Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato,
it's so crowded.
- Jim Fowler

They were conspiring to desert us in the night and
steal some of our horses...
we engaged a spy.
- Zebulon Pike

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city.
Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
- Albert Camus

I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors
most of the day and fool around at night.
That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either.
- Don Van Vliet

I have this personal affinity for the desert.
I am fascinated by the desert.
I love it.
- Erika Slezak

Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek
role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.
- Melina Mercouri

Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than
the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas.
- Mary Austin

Except when war is waged in a desert,
noncombatants, also known as civilians or "the people,"
constitute the great majority of those affected.
- Martin Van Creveld

I can understand why those primitive desert people
think a camera steals their soul.
It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside.
- Nigella Lawson

I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time.
I never have.
And it's a relief.
If I'm walking around a desert or whatever,
every second is worthwhile.
- Viggo Mortensen

Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
- James Lovelock

I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but
a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost.
- Edward T. Hall

I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean.
I flew in the Western Desert of Libya,
in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.
- Roald Dahl

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars -
mere globs of gas atoms.
I, too, can see the stars on a desert night,
and feel them.
But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms
of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them.
- Emanuel Celler

New York is the great stone desert.
- Israel Zangwill

Nevada has a world-class economy.
It will only build a world-class culture with world-class
research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute.
- James E. Rogers

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
- Pat Conroy

I felt alone out there, like I was on a desert island.
I felt like Gilligan.
- Mickey Rivers

I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic.
The desert, the empty space, the drama.
- Ang Lee

You can see when an actor gets bored:
Their eyes go dead.
I promised myself I'd never let that happen.
If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
- Anna Friel

You can't totally rebel, otherwise you have to go live on your own,
on a desert island.
It's as simple as that.
- Patrick McGoohan

Critical lice are like body lice, which desert corpses to seek the living.
- Theophile Gautier

A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each.
The poor Laborer can find no resting place,
save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert.
- Denis Kearney

Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in
a seemingly endless struggle,
the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.
- George Ball

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer;
he died as we shall die,
and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.
- Basil C. Hume

The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets.
It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed
and driven into the desert.
- Noam Chomsky

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail,
with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which
once seemed to possess eternal life.
- Arthur Koestler

Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
- Will Durant

I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry,
but it is not the answer.
Sufism is like a mirage in the desert.
It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Night comes to the desert all at once,
as if someone turned off the light.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage
direction at the top of the page...
sunrise over the desert and masses of...
a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
- Anthony Hopkins


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