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A. P. Herbert Quotes

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The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
- A. P. Herbert

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I am sure that the party system is right and necessary.
There must be some scum.
- A. P. Herbert

A high-brow is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
- A. P. Herbert

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
- A. P. Herbert

 

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

People must not do things for fun.
We are not here for fun.
There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.
- A. P. Herbert

This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid;
there wasn't any Board,
and now there isn't any Trade.
- A. P. Herbert

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Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

And let's be clear: It's not enough just to limit ads
for foods that aren't healthy.
It's also going to be critical to increase marketing
for foods that are healthy.
- Michelle Obama

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern,
where you take all that heat from critics.
What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me.
- Chuck Barris

While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President,
Democrats and Independents are returning to a more
naturally critical stance.
- Thomas E. Mann

The connection between education and a healthy economy is critical.
- Ted Strickland

So we believed that strategic alliances and partnerships were critical,
and we did that for five years.
- Steve Case

Cuvier had preceded Lamarck in specifying the kinds
and degrees of variation,
which his own observations and critical judgment of
the reports of others led him to admit.
- Richard Owen

I believe certain members of the U.S.
Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion
of critical information that could have revealed a
fullness of truth long ago.
- Bo Gritz

I found out that colonels can stay until they drop
dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty
as an Army trained emergency room doctor,
I could stay until age 67.
- Gerald Griffin

Greater public recognition will also be critical in
encouraging prevention and early intervention,
and more generally in building public support to meet
the challenges of dementia.
- Julie Bishop

As critical acclaim and response has built up,
every interview I give is a chance to puncture the
myth I've created about my work and refine it.
- James Ellroy

The critical principle demanded an examination,
for instance, of the contribution of different periods,
thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content,
being critical, because we do poke holes in some of
the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Religion and morality are critical to how students
think about politics and form opinions on political issues.
- Jeanne Shaheen

The critical point is that the Constitution places
the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
- William O. Douglas

At times he could be very critical.
He didn't like prints on me.
He didn't like stripes.
He didn't like boldness.
He said I was petite and that was taking away from my looks.
- Priscilla Presley

The simplest definition of advertising,
and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination,
is that advertising is selling in print.
- Daniel Starch

Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures.
The daily media add to this by cutting off the past.
Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
- John Berger

Those who are critical of Alliance are the same people
who have done nothing for 30 years.
- Eliot Spitzer

The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future
direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace,
fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
- Benazir Bhutto

If someone is being absolutely critical of me as a driver,
what could they say? I am also critical of myself to
try and keep things in perspective.
That is very important.
- Damon Hill

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space
and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life,
maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.
- Jim Fowler

You get a show where people are jumping up and dancing,
but it's not a critical event in the sense of profound catharsis.
Essentially it's celebratory.
- Archie Shepp

Nevertheless during these two seasons,
Chapman impressed me a lot because he had the faculty
to pull himself out of the most critical situations.
- Jacky Ickx

I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back,
I'd take it back.
It's not my intention to be personally critical of
the President or of anyone else.
- Paul O'Neill

The air we breathe, the water we drink,
and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements
in the quality of life we enjoy -
they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator.
- Rick Perry

The War on Terror is one of the most critical national
security efforts in our history.
- Sue Kelly

People at .08 are too impaired to drive.
Studies show that at .08, the ability to perform critical
driving functions is decreased by as much as 60 percent.
- Frank Lautenberg

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government
does not collect from big oil will starve the Land
and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the
federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent
judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

There are no heroes in most of my stories.
I look at our society with a critical eye and find
nothing extraordinary in the people I see.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I love Daredevil.
I thought it was enjoyable.
Okay? There were critical issues with it,
and that's why I wear black, some people wear red -
we are entitled to our opinions.
- Avi Arad

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.
- Edward Everett Hale

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

By cutting critical domestic programs such as education,
health, environmental protection, and veterans' services,
this budget reveals misplaced priorities.
- Dan Lipinski

The relationship between the public and the artist
is complex and difficult to explain.
There is a fine line between using this critical energy
creatively and pandering to it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

When quick results are imperative, the manipulation
of the masses through symbols may be the only quick
way of having a critical thing done.
- John Grierson

Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public,
through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
- Margaret Fuller

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

From whichever angle one looks at it,
the application of racial theories remains a striking
proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon
the purity of critical judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

I try to keep myself on an even keel by trying to be
as critical of myself as I am of other people.
I try to separate my performance from myself.
- Damon Hill

It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous.
It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
- Robert Motherwell

In today's world, new infections and diseases can spread
across the country and even across the world in a matter of days,
or even hours, making early detection critical.
- John Linder

When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass,
any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
- Mark Shields

Coal is absolutely critical to our nation's economic
health and global competitiveness.
- Jerry Costello

I think I am aggressive, I think I am critical when it's necessary.
- Jane Harman

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste.
And if that means being critical, so be it.
I hate political correctness.
I absolutely loathe it.
- Simon Cowell

We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards.
The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that
make the inspection of the space shuttle possible.
- Marc Garneau

Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical
steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental
shootings and suicides involving guns.
- Carl Levin

I can be very critical on myself and on other people;
I can be very demanding.
- Catherine Deneuve

The first assistant director is just so important that
the choice of that person is critical to the movie.
- John Frankenheimer

The impending teacher shortage is the most critical
education issue we will face in the next decade.
- David E. Price

From birth to death, anyone can fish.
I just think it's fantastic to see old people going
fishing with young people and teaching them things.
I'm very, very critical.
- Rex Hunt

I just mean it's very difficult for me to watch my work,
in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn't
get across or I thought I was making one point.
- Tea Leoni


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