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Hugo Claus Quotes and Sayings
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My verses stand gawping a bit.
I never get used to this.
They've lived here long enough.
- Hugo Claus

In spring they lie flat at the first warmth,
they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
- Hugo Claus

Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden
hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests,
the one corpse stacked on top of the other.
Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know.
- Hugo Claus

A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
- Edward Fitzgerald

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It is a fact often observed,
that men have written good verses
under the inspiration of passion,
who cannot write well under other circumstances.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity.
- Russell Baker

I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing -
an extra verse about a friend,
or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.
- Jackson Browne


 

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities,
but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant
and totally unexpected thoughts.
- Paul Valery

But I do not want to use Hungarian verses for British people.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

Sometimes I'll sing the same verse through the entire song,
because the other verses aren't clicking.
And when they do come to me, I'm in the middle of that same verse!
- Tom Araya

To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem;
freedom requires guns,
it requires arms, but no feet.
- Franz Grillparzer

The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
- Horace

The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more
than the Republican Party is because there are over
2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding
to the needs of the poor.
- Tony Campolo

Many of today's verses are prose and bad prose.
- Eugenio Montale

Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't.
I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young,
but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
- Jack Prelutsky

An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth,
an impossibility of being, even though his greatest
desire is to speak to many men,
to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about
the truths of the mind or of things.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person.
For instance, when I talk to the actors,
I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me.
I even encourage them to change some of the verses
of the script if they need to.
- Alejandro Amenabar

That was in the days when everyone rode a bicycle,
and the journal had a circulation of over one hundred
and twenty-five thousand weekly,
so my verses and illustrations became known to a fairly large public.
- Joseph C. Lincoln

After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings,
one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them.
I still have no idea where that notion came from,
but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.
- Jack Prelutsky

There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose
which is not merely utilitarian or didactic:
there exist poets who write in prose or at least in
more or less apparent prose;
millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
- Eugenio Montale

One of my earliest memories...
I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner
when I was seven or eight years old.
And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and
I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing.
- Dave Van Ronk

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give to our life,
an individual meaning, an individual plot,
like an individual novel, a book for each person.
- Anais Nin

While the 1980 book was being serialized in the Sunday Times,
Charles attacked it through the Observer.
- Anthony Holden

With each book I write, I become more and more convinced
that the books have a life of their own,
quite apart from me.
- Madeleine L'Engle

You apply the skills you use to produce your own book to make an anthology.
Shaping.
Rhythm.
- Robyn Davidson

The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
- Agatha Christie

Properly, we should read for power.
Man reading should be man intensely alive.
The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
- Ezra Pound

My diary is a mirror telling the story of a dreamer who,
a long long time ago went through life the way one reads a book.
- Anais Nin

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
rightly a thought one finds in a book,
than in being the first author of that thought.
- Pierre Bayle

I'm going to play as much as they want me to,
as long as I can put up with what they book me.
- Jules Shear

I wrote the book in my head when I was 6 years old.
- Steven Cojocaru

There may yet be another Watergate book.
I have thought a book about the aftermath of Watergate
and its impact could be done,
perhaps by me or someone else.
- Bob Woodward

I think for anybody reading the book they're going
to get an idea in their heads of all those characters,
and I think that once that gets fixed,
it's quite hard to shake.
- Hugh Dancy

The Carrie in the plot was too much like the Carrie in the book.
She smoked, she swore a lot, she was very hard,
very cynical.
I could never have pulled it off.
- Kristin Davis

I have no regrets because I did everything by the book.
- Alexis Arguello

I was reading a book...
'the history of glue' - I couldn't put it down.
- Tim Vine

This is the bunch of songs I did first,
and it's just the type of thing I do.
I am a Carter Family girl, so the record is book-ended
with Carter Family songs.
- June Carter Cash

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears,
and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss
the progress of the book,
for we were both on the list of persons banned from
communicating with other banned persons.
- Ruth First

Politics is not a bad profession.
If you succeed there are many rewards,
if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
- Ronald Reagan


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