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Arthur Machen Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Machen.

For, usually and fitly, the presence of an introduction
is held to imply that there is something of consequence
and importance to be introduced.
- Arthur Machen

Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its
source and final principles,
vanishes into mystery.
- Arthur Machen

It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater
nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams -
not by any means of all dreams -
moves,
it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.
- Arthur Machen

If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before
which the sun hid his face,
it is often safe to conjecture that,
in sheer forgetfulness,
he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.
- Arthur Machen

 

It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite
things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
- Arthur Machen

Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces
and classics of the world,
to the great and ancient and accepted things;
and I am here introducing a short,
small story of my own which appeared in The Evening
News about ten months ago.
- Arthur Machen

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent
years the silly business of divination by dreams has
ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
- Arthur Machen

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Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts
filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything.
They just cry over their condition.
But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

I usually get freaked out if I'm in a situation where
a lot of people recognise me at once.
- Steve Buscemi

I'm a total pleasure seeker.
I pursue anything that satisfies me.
I usually get it.
I have specific needs and I know what they are so I
can achieve satisfaction.
- Lydia Lunch

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.
The learned usually find themselves equipped to live
in a world that no longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
- Jane Austen

People who know little are usually great talkers,
while men who know much say little.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

If you do your job properly you usually learn a lot from any role you do.
- Rene Auberjonois

You write for two people, yourself and your audience,
who are usually better educated and at least as smart.
- Tony Hillerman

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon,
usually forever.
- Joan D. Vinge

I usually play disenfranchised youth.
- Robin Tunney

Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think,
but they are usually very lean.
- Deborah Bull

I'm working 2 days a week right now,
narration usually on Wed.,
and host on camera on Friday.
- Robert Stack

The accolades usually come when you're dead or too old to get a job.
- John Frankenheimer

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why,
when I am in special need of help, the good deed is
usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
- William Feather

First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries,
rarely men.
They are white.
They come from privileged backgrounds.
They are educated.
- Russell Banks

People are usually surprised to hear this,
but I don't really read children's books.
- Beverly Cleary

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need,
either for power, or for friendship and adulation,
or a combination of both.
- Fawn M. Brodie

There's always been some moron-who usually went by the name of 'producer' -
who would have to justify his existence,
and interfere.
- Frank Tashlin

An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
- Robert Bresson

At every party there are two kinds of people -
those who want to go home and those who don't.
The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
- Ann Landers

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other;
the best are not only the happiest,
but the happiest are usually the best.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

It's fun working on the set...
I usually work about 10 and a half hours a day,
and I also study about five of those hours.
It can be tiring, but it's fun!
- Mila Kunis

I usually shop at Charlotte Ruth and Bebe.
- Christy Romano

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom.
It usually overtakes common sense.
- Julian Casablancas

The funny thing is, people's perceptions of what a
song is about is usually wrong a majority of the time.
But they're still going to read what they want to into it.
- Vince Gill

May is a very early time in the year and the weather is usually bad.
You cannot run a fast mile race if there is a strong wind,
because it makes your running uneven.
- Roger Bannister

All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated.
- Carter Burwell

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women,
they usually make such an infernal mess of it.
I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.
- Willa Cather

I find you write with one person in mind.
Usually for me that one person is my wife,
because she's my most severe critic and understands
best what I'm trying to do.
- Jonathan Carroll

I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from
the figure drawing classes I once instructed.
- Frank Bruno

Looks are temporary and don't mirror what's inside.
And usually, a great looking man is so vain.
Maybe most good-looking women are too.
I hope I'm not!
- Dorothy Stratten

I don't remember too many rounds where you get shots given to you.
Usually, ones are taken away.
- Stuart Appleby

A good education is usually harmful to a dancer.
A good calf is better than a good head.
- Agnes de Mille

We usually don't have applications in mind.
They come later.
- Donald Cram

What's the best angle to cut someone's throat? Well,
usually from behind.
That's usually how it works.
- Nikki Sixx


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