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Anthony Hecht Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anthony Hecht.

It doesn't seem to me strange that children should like the macabre,
the sensational, and the forbidden.
- Anthony Hecht

Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents
and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated,
which include all children.
And so we sought for signs.
- Anthony Hecht

Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions.
It is full of secrets and hidden formulae,
like a witch's brew.
- Anthony Hecht

There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck
and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that
composes his mental library.
- Anthony Hecht

 

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery;
and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again,
till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense,
and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
- Anthony Hecht

Children know from a remarkably early age that things
are being kept from them,
that grown-ups participate in a world of mysteries.
- Anthony Hecht

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact.
If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.
- Jewel

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
- Marva Collins

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Courage doesn't always roar.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Life doesn't play favorites.
- Anonymous

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

God doesn't make junk.
- Anonymous

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe,
just so you're sincere.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown

Life doesn't step on your toes when you Dance Lightly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

I've always believed that if done properly,
armed robbery doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience.
- the movie Thelma & Louise

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50,
and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
- Erma Bombeck

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day -
and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

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

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week.
The rest doesn't count.
- Neil Simon

He who doesn't fear death dies only once.
- Giovanni Falcone

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.
- Maria Schell


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