Quotation Explorer - 'George'

When they were in school, Peter used to say that everything you do is a self-portrait. It might look like 'Saint George and the Dragon' or 'The Rape of the Sabine Women,' but the angle you use, the lighting, the composition, the technique, they're all you. You are every color and brushstroke. - Chuck Palahniuk
The only way anyone ever won a war, is to make the enemy hurt so bad that he can't stand it any more. ... George S. Patton - George S. Patton Jr.
The frontispiece of Mr. 's book is enough to throw a Wernerian into fits. George Poulett Scrope - Lyell
One of George H. W. Bush's early teachers at Andover wrote, "At the moment he is intellectually immature for his powers of reasoning are not entirely developed. - H.W. Brands
He had drawn a derogatory statement from George. He felt safe now. - John Steinbeck
George III was incapable of passing on a sense of mission to his son might a given some purpose to the crown prince's existence - Henrik Bering
The author relates George Bernard Shaw's sentiments that polite conversation excludes the only two subjects that matter, religion and politics. - Lyle Wesley Dorsett
I don't care who kissed you first, as long as I kissed you last - George (If we kiss) - Rachel Vail
George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.
Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn’t know he was a novelist. All those damn psychiatrists after him, they didn’t know he was a novelist either."(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988) - John Irving
You can't really move forward until you look back.[From Remaking America panel discussion at George Washington University] - Cornel West
Looking back on his adolescence from the vantage point of his mid-eighties, George H.W. Bush candidly admitted, "I might have been obsessed with bodies boobs they are now called. But what seventeen-year-old kid was not? Guilty am I. - H.W. Brands
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't. - Mark Twain
I never liked hearing anyone say I was the new George Gershwin, because I knew I could have never even carried that man's music case. If George Gershwin hadn't died when he was thirty-nine years old, there is no knowing how much more great music he would have written. - Burt Bacharach
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie. - Mark Twain
Socialists seem to think George Orwell’s 1984 is a suggestion, or at least are unashamed of mimicking the methods of the totalitarian state Orwell depicted. Libertarians know it to be a warning, and a government that micro-manages all aspects of humanity an intolerable reality. - A.E. Samaan
George Bush isn't Hitler. He could be if he applied himself. - Margaret Cho
There's only one way of escaping trouble; and that's killing things." Henry Higgins, Act V, Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw - D.E. Ireland
Ronald Reagan and George Bush pushed through programs that raised taxes on the middle class. I think it's time to cut them. And in my administration I'll offer a middle-income tax cut that will cut rates on the middle class. - Bill Clinton
George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history. - Helen Thomas
George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life. - Elisabeth Elliot
Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends. - It's a Wonderful Life
George Bush doesn't care about black people. - Kanye West
George Orwell famously described international sport as 'war minus the shooting'. But for all Orwell's greatness as a thinker, this was one of his least felicitous lines, analogous to 'murder minus the death' or 'life minus the breathing'. - Gideon Haigh
[Justice George Sutherland said, in the majority opinion for the Carter Coal case] 'One who does a thing in order to avoid a monetary penalty does not agree; he yields to compulsion precisely the same as though he did so to avoid a term in jail. - Jim Powell
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988) - John Irving
George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth - he could not even lie. - Mark Twain
Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work! - Robin Williams
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping? - Jeff Melvoin
At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans. - John Kerry
In inventing [General Juan Manuel de] Rosas’ self-justification, I have taken the liberty of drawing almost exclusively on the words of Tony Blair, and the various self-justifications he produced to defend his foreign policy adventures with George Bush in the Middle East and the Central Asia. - Harry Thompson
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