The worst of rebels never arm To do their king or country harm, But draw their swords to do them good, As doctors cure by letting blood.
Do you realize that people don't know how to read Kafka simply because they want to decipher him? Instead of letting themselves be carried away by his unequaled imagination, they look for allegories — and come up with nothing but clichés: life is absurd (or it is not absurd), God is beyond reach (or within reach), etc. You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.Milan Kundera
Worst damnfool mistake I ever made was letting myself be elected Vice-President of the United States. Should have stuck?as Speaker of the House? Gave up the second most important job in Government foreight long years as Roosevelt's spare tire.john nance garner
There are those who prefer to get away inwardly, some with the help of a powerful imagination and an ability to abstract themselves from their surroundings?some with the help of opium or alcohol? I prefer shifting my whole body to shifting my brain, and going round the world to letting my head go round.Alexander Ivanovich Herzen
Faith is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall take.frederick William faber
I had rather suffer death than alarm Mrs. Freemantle, by letting her see me in this state, when I can give her no tidings whatever of her husband.horatio nelson
I was terrorized by the emotional requirements of being an actor. Acting is like letting your pants down; you're exposed.paul newman
This is the sort of book that justifies fatwahs. If WWIII occurred right now, we could die happy knowing Baxter would never write again. If a dinosaur killing asteroid was headed for Earth and I knew Baxter had another book coming up, I would campaign for letting the rock hit, since it is obviously the work of a benovelent deity trying to save us from another Titan.james nicoll
I think that the court has misapplied a great constitutional principle. I cannot see how 'official religion' is established by letting those who want to say a prayer say it. On the contrary, I think that to deny the wish of these school children to join in reciting this prayer is to deny them the opportunity of sharing in the spiritual heritage of the nation.potter stewart
In most writers, style is a welcome, an invitation, a letting down of the drawbridge between the artist and the world. Shaw had no time for such ruses. Unlike most of his countrymen, he abominated charm, which he regarded as evidence of chronic temperamental weakness.Kenneth Tynan
There’s no point letting honey age too long before you eat it.robert jordan
Honor? Maybe they're letting him sleep on silk, but a prisoner is still a prisoner.robert jordan
To which Silence of course made no reply, letting him hear what he had said and feel its foolishness thoroughly.ursula k. le guin
To politicians, solved problems represent a dire threat of unemployment and poverty. That's why no problem ever tackled by the government has ever been solved. What they want is lots of problems they can promise to solve, so that we'll keep electing them or letting them keep their jobs in a bureaucracy metastasizing like cancer.l. neil smith
Judges and prosecutors, lawyers and psychiatrists, all protest their passionate desire to know why a person accused of a crime did what he did. But their actions completely belie their words: their efforts are now directed toward letting everyone speak in court but the defendant himself -- especially if he is accused of a political or psychiatric crime.thomas szasz
Few understand that procrastination is our natural defense, letting things take care of themselves and exercise their antifragility.nassim nicholas taleb
Having a clear faith , based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards. We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
When I see the chestnut letting All her lovely blossoms falter down, I think, "Alas the day!"jean ingelow
You get freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get your freedom; then you'll get it. It's the only way you'll get it.
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have a feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.Nicholas Sparks
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.
She even tried the one which every romantic nerve in her body insisted should work, which consisted of theatrically giving up, sitting down, and letting her glance fall naturally on a patch of earth which, if she had been in any decent narrative, should have contained the book.
In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.deepak chopra
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.Thich Nhat Hanh
Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.bryant H. mcgill
There's a victory in letting go of your expectations.Mike White