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Randall Jarrell Quotes

I hope you find these Randall Jarrell Quotes inspiring and motivational.

He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors.
- Randall Jarrell

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms,
to be struck by lightning five or six times.
- Randall Jarrell


 

The people who live in a golden age usually go around
complaining how yellow everything looks.
- Randall Jarrell

In the United States, there one feels free...
Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster.
- Randall Jarrell

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
- Randall Jarrell


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One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups,
to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
- Randall Jarrell

It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home
to live with you for the rest of your life.
- Randall Jarrell

The blind date that has stood you up:
your life.
- Randall Jarrell

If we meet an honest and intelligent politician,
a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all,
and our category of politicians stays unchanged;
we know what politicians are like.
- Randall Jarrell

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

He is able who thinks he is able.
- The Buddha

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Every man thinks God is on his side.
- Jean Anouilh

Anyone who thinks, must think of
the next war as they would of suicide.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

People do not like to think.
If one thinks, one must reach conclusions.
Conclusions are not always pleasant.
- Helen Keller

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right.
He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer

Part of me suspects that I'm a loser,
and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
- John Lennon

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy,
hasn't got money.
- David Geffen

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future.
The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants,
walks in animals, and thinks in man.
- Arthur Young

My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
- Christie Hefner

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

Anyone who thinks there's safety in numbers hasn't
looked at the stock market pages.
- Irene Peter

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

No one will ever shine in conversation,
who thinks of saying fine things: to please,
one must say many things indifferent,
and many very bad.
- Francis Lockier

Let a bill, or law, be read, in the one branch or the other,
every one instantly thinks how it will affect his constituents.
- Ezra Stiles

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second;
with a husband it runs the other way.
- Honore de Balzac

Bargain...
anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.
- Kin Hubbard

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
- Alexander Pope

I don't think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks
that we are a left-wing or a right-wing organization.
- Peter Jennings

Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a
difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
- Christie Todd Whitman

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
- Herman Melville

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.
- Thomas Fuller

If the prime minister really believes it,
he must be the only person left who thinks that the
recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke

My son thinks I'm hilarious, but he's only 1.
- Mackenzie Crook

I think sadly that Morse thinks that he can exist on
his own and he only realises at the end that he can't
and never really has been able to.
I feel sorry for him.
- John Thaw

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.
- Miguel de Unamuno

When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down.
My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good.
- Casey Affleck

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness
has always got there first,
and is waiting for it.
- Terry Pratchett

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
- Saul Alinsky

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some
amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
- Lin Yutang

Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys
those things which others want or desire.
- Alexander Pope

An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space
at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
- Jules Renard

The true portrait of a man is a fusion of what he thinks he is,
what others think he is, what he really is and what he tries to be.
- Dore Schary


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