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Barney Ross Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Barney Ross

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I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue,
a destroyer.
We were all alone out there at this buoy,
tied up.
- Barney Ross

Destroyers did not have chaplains because they were too small.
- Barney Ross

We were very fortunate that the carriers weren't in the harbor.
- Barney Ross

I had been out there long enough.
I had not seen my family for four years.
- Barney Ross

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They got word that the Japanese planes were coming back,
so we sunk her ourselves so the Japanese wouldn't get it.
We didn't want the Japanese to get it intact.
- Barney Ross

Everything was black in the harbor, but there were
still some fires burning on the ships.
- Barney Ross

The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition.
Everything was locked up for fear that someone might
go in there with a cigarette or something.
- Barney Ross


 

It was lucky for me.
It wasn't lucky for the nine people that got killed
and the 20 that were injured.
- Barney Ross

All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis
graduate and three reserves.
- Barney Ross

We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
We had a task force with the Enterprise.
We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

I was 20 years old at Pearl Harbor.
I was in the Navy about a year and four months before the war.
- Barney Ross

We managed to get underway, and I don't know to this
day why we didn't get struck or take a torpedo,
but we didn't.
We got outside of the exit of the harbor and we started dropping depth charges.
- Barney Ross

After the atomic bombs were dropped,
the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet,
the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed
the terms of surrender that ended the war.
- Barney Ross

I'd get a shell, they weighed about 80 pounds I think,
but when I was 19 or 20 that was nothing.
I'd take a shell and a bag of powder,
I'd put it in the hoist and then I would send it up to the gun.
- Barney Ross

Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet.
We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad,
because they had attacked us there with six carriers,
three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers,
and about 20 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Most of the shadows of life are caused
by standing in our own sunshine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

And you, Sonja, you look more beautiful
standing here than you do in person.
- the movie Love and Death (1975)

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

If I have seen further, it is
by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears.
We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
- David Sarnoff

I've always said that one night, I'm going to find
myself in some field somewhere,
I'm standing on grass, and it's raining,
and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the
very point I've been dreaming of getting to.
- Drew Barrymore

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star
without standing on tiptoe.
- Doug Larson

The camera does not like acting.
The camera is only interested in filming behaviour.
So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out,
while standing on your head!
- Ben Kingsley

Passion and standing up for things can help create a sense of unity.
But you still have to act a certain way.
- Arthur Blank

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

I think the Democratic Party has the chronic problem of appearing to be weak,
of not standing and fighting for what it believes in,
not fighting for its own.
- James Carville

Men and women of high professional standing have been
reduced to the status of vagrants.
- Elmer Rice

I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance,
but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.
- Xun Zi

If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down
in the bus in Montgomery,
she'd still be standing.
- Mary Frances Berry

I have vertigo.
Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down.
Things seem to be spinning.
It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
- Laura Hillenbrand

It's an old ploy of the bourgeoisie.
They keep a standing 'art' to defend their collapsing culture.
- George Grosz

A singer for me is more like someone who is standing
alone with a microphone like Scott Walker,
rather than someone who is bashing a plank and is spitting all over a microphone.
- Graham Coxon

You have to respect your audience.
Without them, you're essentially standing alone,
singing to yourself.
- K. D. Lang

To destroy a standing crop goes against the soundest
instincts of human nature.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

The story about me, apocryphal or not,
is that I could sing before I spoke.
My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was
standing in the crib singing God Bless America.
- Linda Lavin

My father was in the civil service.
I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain,
and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of
the holiday if we had behaved.
- Honor Blackman

It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man,
that he may be set on fire like a candle,
at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out.
- Laurence Sterne

I almost bumped into Alec Baldwin and then turned around
and Paris Hilton was standing there.
And I was like, 'Look, it's stupid spoiled whore.'
- Trey Parker

If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the
corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
- Ben Nicholas

If I have not seen as far as others,
it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.
- Hal Abelson

It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle
than to run by committing subterfuge.
- Grover Cleveland

A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind
and I like to write standing up.
- Ernest Hemingway

I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion,
under the hands of President Joseph Smith.
- Orson Pratt

I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again.
Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity;
otherwise,
you're doomed.
- Lisa Kudrow

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
- Laurence J. Peter

You will never stub your toe standing still.
The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe,
but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
- Charles Kettering

We looked at each other standing on the podium,
and I think we all were tearing up.
But we had to keep it cool.
I think we did.
Then we let out a breath.
- Michael Irvin

I came down to the living room one day and my wife
was standing in the living room.
It wasn't an illusion.
I saw her out of the corner of my eye.
The moment I saw her, she vanished.
- Hugh Leonard

To be still standing 20 years in this business is a great feeling,
I can't even tell you.
- Blair Underwood

You've got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine;
otherwise you're just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you.
- Ken Kesey

Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not;
however,
the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.
- Bashar al-Assad

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
- Rosalind Russell

I was terrified of being a teacher.
To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling.
Imagine!
Standing in front of people!
- John Glover

The noise resembles the roar of heavy,
distant surf.
Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is
disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
- Ernest Shackleton

You know what I would like to do: make a film with
actors standing in empty space so that the spectator
would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because
that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death:
you're next.
I don't buy it.
- Bruce Jackson

I have got two reasons for success and I'm standing on both of them.
- Betty Grable

But what I'd really like to tell you is I never dreamed
of being in the Hall of Fame.
Standing here with all these great players was beyond any of my dreams.
- Robin Yount

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman

I feel that racial profiling may be a very complicated
and long-standing problem.
It will take a long time even to make tiny progress.
- Wen Ho Lee

You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle
of your own "acres of diamonds."
- Earl Nightingale

Everyone here says in a surprised manner that I have grown...
they are so stupid and do not notice that I am standing up straighter!
- Anna Freud


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