The days of our years arethreescore years and ten; and if by reasonof strengththey be fourscore years, yet istheir strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Bible (Old Testament)
Two things should have been cut. The second act and that youngster's throat. Sir Noe« l Peirce Coward
After watching a play featuring a14-year-old child star (sometimes identified as Bonnie Langford). Attributed.
Tell you what, you keep the salary and pay me the cut. Vernon Louis known as 'Lefty' Gomez
When asked to take a cut in salary from $20,000 to $7,500 following a poor season. Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
First we're going to cut it off, and then we're going to kill it. Colin Luther Powell
On the opposition to Operation Desert Storm. In the US News andWorld Report, 4 Feb.
Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything. James Grover Thurber
Quoted in HelenThurber and EdwardWeeks (eds) Selected Letters ofJamesThurber (1981).
My efforts to cut out 50,000 words may sometimes result in my adding 75,000. Thomas Clayton WolfeSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Letter to his editor, Maxwell Perkins.
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