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Gunner Quotes
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I do not care so much for the death of my gunner,
as for other passages of my voyage, for I have good
friends in England that will bring me off for that.
- William Kidd

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

My lord, I will tell you what the case was.
I was coming up within a league of the Dutchman,
and some of my men were making a mutiny about taking her,
and my gunner told the people he could put the captain
in a way to take the ship,
and be safe.
- William Kidd

The first thing I learned was the theme from Peter Gunn.
- Pat Metheny

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I don't know how to sit outside myself and test against
a hypothetical self who stayed home.
- Thom Gunn

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

I prefer to bring these to the service of story rather
than to let them replace narrative.
- James Gunn


 

When I first started to write, I was aware of being queer,
but I didn't write about it.
Queer poems would probably not have been accepted by
the editors I sent them to.
- Thom Gunn

As humans we look at things and think about what we've looked at.
We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery.
- Thom Gunn

I admired what my students were writing,
but I think their improvement doesn't directly result
from me but from being in a class,
being with each other.
- Thom Gunn

We tend to put poems into factions.
And it restricts our reading.
- Thom Gunn

Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry.
A way with language would be a bit of help.
- Thom Gunn

Many of my poems are not sexual.
- Thom Gunn

I haven't written anything in four years.
I'm sort of dried up.
- Thom Gunn

It also is true that some ideas naturally work themselves
out over a longer period of time than a single human life can encompass.
- James Gunn

I deliberately wrote a poem in my last book where I
was suggesting that there are other passions as great
as or more important than the passion of sex.
- Thom Gunn

Ginsberg's Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem
about making it with Neal Cassady.
- Thom Gunn

We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics.
They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't
even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy.
- Thom Gunn

I work best in rhyme and meter.
I was most confident of myself in that way.
- Thom Gunn

When I was an undergraduate I had very badly annotated
editions of Shakespeare's sonnets,
all of which left out the important fact that will
has a sexual sense in Shakespeare's sonnets.
- Thom Gunn

I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me,
dying off very gradually one by one.
And here was a plague that cut them off so early.
- Thom Gunn

We control the content of our dreams.
- Thom Gunn

I was reading the poems of Rochester.
Rochester made himself out to be bisexual,
but I think that was only to shock.
Most of his poetry is sexual, even pornographic.
- Thom Gunn

I was much influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre.
- Thom Gunn

One should be willing to throw away a dozen ideas to come up with a good one,
just as one should throw away a dozen words to come up with the right one.
- James Gunn

I try not to observe myself in the process of composing
a poem because I don't want to come up with a formula,
which I would then be unscrupulous in using.
- Thom Gunn

While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work,
I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work.
But I would think that's true about many of us.
- Thom Gunn

I don't think of sex as a self-destructive impulse.
- Thom Gunn

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958,
I could not announce that I was gay to anybody,
though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

I deliberately decided to write a kind of guide to
leather bars for straight people,
for people not into leather, so that people could see what it was all about.
- Thom Gunn

I think most men, heterosexual and homosexual,
enjoy being considered sexual objects.
- Thom Gunn

There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades:
the Vietnam War and AIDS,
about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
- Thom Gunn

I hope I'm still alive to see an expedition set off for Mars.
- James Gunn

That certainly is one approach to take.
My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to
work with my first fascination with science fiction.
I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative
drive rather than to discard them.
- James Gunn

I could give you some names of Workshop participants
who are as good as many who are being published but
haven't had the right editor recognize their merit
or have not been adequately published.
- James Gunn

In hard-core science fiction in which characters are
responding to a change in environment,
caused by nature or the universe or technology,
what readers want to see is how people cope,
and so the character are present to cope,
or fail to cope.
- James Gunn

I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing,
but one important step is to move beyond imitation
and discover what you can write that no one else can -
that is,
find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style.
- James Gunn

It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s.
By the time I retired, the English department was proud
of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame.
It was a very satisfactory change!
- Thom Gunn

The rules have changed.
True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf,
not gun cabinet or wallet.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier
weapon than the machine-gun.
- George Orwell

The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got
away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense.
- Ida B. Wells

I have a love interest in every one of my films:
a gun.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year,
they would tell that gun control was one of the major
contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
- John Dingell

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say
you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.
- David Mamet

I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun...
Not unless I have to!
- Adam Savage

Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit.
- Jim Harrison

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets,
deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
- Douglas Horton

I'd stop in the middle of a gun fight and sing a song.
- Ken Curtis

The only thing that's going to free Huey is gun powder.
- H. Rap Brown

I don't believe gun owners have rights.
- Sarah Brady

I think I developed language skills to deal with threat.
It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun.
- Barbara Kruger

I had a gun and I had to run and shoot,
which is not easy.
- Jimmy Fallon

If you make a gun, you are either going to sell it
or you are going to use it.
And if you're going to sell it, someone else is going to use it.
- Arthur Boyd

As an actor, you're pretty much a hired gun.
You are reading other people's words off of a page
and doing what they want you to do.
- Corey Feldman

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I keep all my clothes on in House on Haunted Hill,
Mary Jane's Last Dance, and The Way of the Gun.
- Taye Diggs

Sometimes if you want to get rid of the gun,
you have to pick the gun up.
- Huey Newton

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost
wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I'm from Texas, and I would love to do an old-fashioned gun-slinging Western.
- Jensen Ackles

If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street,
that's concentration.
- Serena Williams

All you need for happiness is a good gun,
a good horse, and a good wife.
- Daniel Boone

I finally bought a gun because I said if I'm going to get it,
I'm taking somebody with me.
- Gary Lockwood

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun,
drive the car, have fun.
I even have these kind of action dreams,
where I'm the action guy.
- Kevin Bacon

Prior to being mugged I did not feel I had to carry a gun.
However, I knew how to shoot a gun very proficiently.
As a boy, I used to play cowboys and Indians all the time.
- Bernhard Goetz

By the end, everybody had a label - pig,
liberal, radical, revolutionary...
If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
- Jerry Rubin

It's not a gun control problem; it's a cultural control problem.
- Bob Barr

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand.
They make the racist secure in his racism.
- Huey Newton

I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared,
or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
- Mao Tse-Tung


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