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Hilaire Belloc Quotes
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We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc

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Money gives me pleasure all the time.
- Hilaire Belloc

Every major question in history is a religious question.
It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- Hilaire Belloc

It is the best of all trades, to make songs,
and the second best to sing them.
- Hilaire Belloc

 

The moment a man talks to his fellows he begins to lie.
- Hilaire Belloc

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method,
and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.
- Hilaire Belloc

Child!
Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy
pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
- Hilaire Belloc



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Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast,
dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires.
- Hilaire Belloc

From quiet homes and first beginning,
out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning,
but laughter and the love of friends.
- Hilaire Belloc

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable,
so with autobiography.
- Hilaire Belloc

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades,
the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
- Hilaire Belloc

Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes
properly can do nothing else.
- Hilaire Belloc

I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme;
but money gives me pleasure all the time.
- Hilaire Belloc

I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
- Hilaire Belloc

Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul,
if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
- Hilaire Belloc

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled;
the difference between the two being this,
that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc

All men have an instinct for conflict:
at least,
all healthy men.
- Hilaire Belloc

An institute run with such knavish imbecility that
if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.
- Hilaire Belloc

Loss and possession, death and life are one,
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc

It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
- Hilaire Belloc

The grace of God is courtesy.
- Hilaire Belloc

Any subject can be made interesting,
and therefore any subject can be made boring.
- Hilaire Belloc

When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
His sins were scarlet,
but his books were read.
- Hilaire Belloc

The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
- Hilaire Belloc

When friendship disappears then there is a space left
open to that awful loneliness of the outside world
which is like the cold space between the planets.
It is an air in which men perish utterly.
- Hilaire Belloc

I sometimes got distracted easily and allowed my mind
to wander when I needed to be focused.
It's quite subtle, really, and just being aware of it helps.
- Payne Stewart

Maybe come to think about it, that is the sign of an extrovert,
in any event I have always from the earliest of ages
found it difficult to wander into a restaurant on my own.
- Roger Moore

I don't read music.
I don't write it.
So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.
- James Taylor

I was a fantastic student until ten,
and then my mind began to wander.
- Grace Paley

When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in
the night with things still undone in life,
they approximate my subjective experience of this life.
- Jack Henry Abbott

I loved it, but social reality impeded.
Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so,
and come back for a while in the afternoon.
I am a very lenient boss.
- Donald E. Westlake

Quite casually I wander into my plot,
poke around with my characters for a while,
then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved.
- Thorne Smith

It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America,
with no assignments.
For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment.
These were all stories I wanted to do myself.
- Charles Kuralt

When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff
and shall wander round the park thinking of songs.
- George Lloyd

If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat
trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city.
I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.
- Jane Birkin

You're better off betting on a horse than betting on a man.
A horse may not be able to hold you tight,
but he doesn't wanna wander from the stable at night.
- Betty Grable

I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
- C. S. Lewis

I was allowed to wander where I could.
Here is a case in which you search for your independence
and allow something creative to come out of that.
- George Woodcock

We are so much the victims of abstraction that with
the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to
wander across the room and look at the thermostat.
- Terence McKenna

Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized
parts of the World will suffice for me in the future.
- Mary Cassatt

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye;
There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed
with joy as they wander by.
- William C. Bryant

It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through
his regions of enchantment without having a critic,
forever, like the old man of the sea,
upon his back.
- Marianne Moore

The lifestyle that an artist can have,
the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines,
was a very attractive one.
- John Dyer

Had Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom nor forced him wander,
but confine him home.
- John Cleveland

On those long notes behind the trumpet solo,
if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead.
- Don Ellis

Indeed it is better to postpone, lest either we complete too little by hurrying,
or wander too long in completing it.
- Tertullian

Men know they are sexual exiles.
They wander the earth seeking satisfaction,
craving and despising, never content.
There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
- Camille Paglia

Not all who wander are lost.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I don't really have studios.
I wander around around people's attics,
out in fields, in cellars, anyplace I find that invites me.
- Andrew Wyeth

Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into
when I am searching for answers -
in my life,
my music, my work.
In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything
outside this one thing has no meaning.
- Arvo Part

I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover,
I buy it if I like the name of the band,
anything that sparks my imagination.
I still like to go to record stores,
I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention.
- Bruce Springsteen

I wander around, get the lay of the land and try to
imagine what kind of people would have lived there
in that historical period.
What would they eat? What kind of clothing would they
wear? How did they shelter themselves? How did they get around?
- James Welch

I couldn't go anywhere unless there was a security guard with me.
That spoiled my life.
It was like being in captivity.
Those days are gone, and I don't ever want to see that happen to me again.
Now I can wander around the streets of Los Angeles on my own.
I like it that way.
- Christine McVie

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures,
utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about
the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks,
and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake
of acquiring a few shillings.
- Henry Mayhew

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments,
and they wander off through equation after equation,
and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
- Nikola Tesla

Certainly one of the more common experiences in the
jazz field is discovering someone new.
Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers,
voyagers.
We want to join in on whatever we hear.
There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.
- Gary Burton

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams,
but in violence.
It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage;
whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons,
or whether one wants to overturn them.
- Georges Bataille

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The wine of youth does not always
clear with advancing years;
sometimes it grows turbid.
- Carl Jung

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes it happens that a man's circle
of horizon becomes smaller and smaller,
and as the radius approaches zero
it concentrates on one point.
And then that becomes his point of view.
- David Hilbert

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up
in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities
to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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