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) Psalms 90:10.
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
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
My efforts to cut out 50,000 words may sometimes result in my adding
75,000. Thomas Clayton Wolfe Letter to his editor, Maxwell Perkins.