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" He who finds a new path is a pathfinder, even if the trail has to be found again by others; and he who walks far ahead of his contemporaries is a leader, even though centuries pass before he is recognized as such."
"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent."
"Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession."
Julia Ward Howe
(wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")
"Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body."
"Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. His nostrils curved back to make another, smaller v. His yellow-grey eyes were horizontal. The v motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew down--from high flat temples--in a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan."
(was married to Lillian Hellman)
"Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything."
Scottish-US religious leader
"In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth."
US writer, conservationist
"'Gothic' is just a word recalling a multitude of sins!"
"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today."
"An editor should have a pimp for a brother so he has someone to look up to."
Gene Fowler, Jr.
US editor, director
"There are many vampires in the world todayyou only have to think of the film business."
"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad name."
US secretary of state
"Only the wittol knows he's no cuckold."
"A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it."
(died on his birthday)
"My misdeeds are accidental happenings and merely the result of having been in the wrong bar or bed at the wrong time, say most days between midday and midnight."
"Did you ever notice, the only one in 'A Christmas Carol' with any character is Scrooge? Marley is a whiner who f*&^ed over the world and then hadn't the spine to pay his dues quietly; Belle, Scrooge's ex-girlfriend, deserted him when he needed her most; Bob Cratchit is a gutless toady without enough get-up-and-go to assert himself; and the less said about that little treacle-mouth, Tiny Tim, the better."
"If a role isn't different, it's not worth doing."
Louis Gossett, Jr.
"Everybody wants to see justice done, to somebody else."
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
US sports team owner (New England Patriots)