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Patrick White Quotes

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I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce,
just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
- Patrick White

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

My father and mother were second cousins,
though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage.
- Patrick White

I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door,
or at my uncle's, on the dining table.
- Patrick White

 

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to
let me return to Australia and at least see whether
I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge.
- Patrick White

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

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In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King's,
especially the discovery of French and German literature.
- Patrick White

Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school,
I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an
anonymous particle of the London I already loved.
- Patrick White

As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country,
and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic
sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains.
- Patrick White

I left for New York expecting to repeat my success,
only to be turned down by almost every publisher in that city,
till the Viking Press, my American publishers of a lifetime,
thought of taking me on.
- Patrick White

I think it is impossible to explain faith.
It is like trying to explain air, which one cannot
do by dividing it into its component parts and labeling them scientifically.
It must be breathed to be understood.
- Patrick White

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar -
a practice which is still continued.
- Helen Rowland

I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese,
and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people.
- Frank Lautenberg

My brother had a big band in high school;
after that we continued to play together,
eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers,
that recorded for Riverside Records.
- Chuck Mangione

We continued the hard work of integrating TWA,
because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St.
Louis could be a profitable addition to our network.
- Gerard Arpey

They continued but six days under this course,
having consumed the quantities that could be spared.
- James Lind

Dad bought me a toy drum one Christmas,
and I eventually destroyed it.
I wanted a real drum and he bought me a snare drum.
Dad continued to buy me one drum after the other.
- Keith Thibodeaux

It was sort of his 'Brando' moment -
his very 'method' moment.
He just absorbed it and continued on.
- Barry Pepper

I've been around since I was 19, I won the Oscar when I was 21,
I've had a couple of TV series.
I've continued to work despite the predictions of some naysayers.
- Marlee Matlin

I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who
married and brought up a large family,
did more service than he who continued single,
and only talked of population.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact
that women globally have continued to have insufficient
access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence.
- Jenny Shipley

As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's
tradition of focusing on education.
- Mark Kennedy

Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe
his standards and expectations were the best ones.
- Joyce Maynard

It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general,
for it helps to form a habit of peace,
and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.
- Elihu Root

In the third century after Christ the faith continued to spread.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Our region's economy was built upon their entrepreneurial spirit,
and our economy still depends on the continued success
of the enterprises they have worked so hard to create.
- Doc Hastings

Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs;
it's a method of removing someone whose continued presence
in office would cause grave danger to the nation.
- Charles Ruff

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
- Dave Barry

For a moment, nothing happened.
Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
- Douglas Adams

For over a year I continued to submit mss,
and have them rejected - the last few with rejection
letters indicated the story was pretty good,
but I was American.
- Nora Roberts

I don't think there's a shortage of material in the world.
Or in my head.
I just pray for continued good health,
because I've got other stories to tell.
- Richard Russo

After he was assassinated, his family and the men who
had served him continued the lying and began the destruction,
censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records.
- Richard Reeves

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness
is important to the quality of life of humans.
- Jim Fowler

I continued to serve in Congress until 2001.
- David Minge

Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society.
Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world.
She will be missed.
- Jim Costa

Canada is preparing to play a major role in the continued
stability and security of Afghanistan through ISAF.
- Paul Cellucci

I didn't really know what I was doing when I started.
I just started writing songs.
After two songs I just continued to explore it.
- Neil Young

How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason,
it is of no force in law.
- Edward Coke

Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength,
conviction, and faith.
- Jerry Costello

People were very affected by the war.
But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you
were called into the Army;
then you just couldn't paint.
But otherwise one continued.
- Lee Krasner

I continued to protect him with my silence.
- Joyce Maynard

I certainly know that this relationship could not have
continued the way it did,
when I was at the Pentagon and the president was obviously at the White House,
without Betty.
- Monica Lewinsky

I believed that our own public would keep this in mind
even in this serious crisis,
and stand firm if only we at the front continued to stand firm too.
- Paul von Hindenburg

By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity
and meeting the needs of working families,
we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation.
- Christopher Dodd

The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment
of three critical ministers is also confirmation of
continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq.
- Spencer Bachus

What we set out to do was to ensure that this system
of fair shares and the planning and controls continued after the war,
and when we won, that's what we did.
- Barbara Castle

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again.
Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
- Count Basie

We also very importantly recommend continued growth
in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength.
- John M. McHugh

There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave
threat to the continued existence of this country.
- James Forrestal

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

I have been a Professor Emeritus since 1958,
and have continued my scientific studies.
- Karl von Frisch

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Films made in the spirit of the past continued to be made.
- Andrzej Wajda

My Olympic voyage has continued because it is so rewarding.
- Bill Toomey

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth.
The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have continued systematically to study the Book of
Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what
God expects of me and my family while on this earth.
- Clayton Christensen

However, I began meditating at about that time and
have continued on and off over the years.
- Daniel Goleman

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

When I left the show, the fans were so amazing in terms
of the outpouring of support and continued support
all that time whatever ways they could be in touch with me.
- Alice Barrett

Our current obsession with creativity is the result
of our continued striving for immortality in an era
when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
- Arianna Huffington

Penn State has also continued to be a leader in Pennsylvania's largest industry:
Agriculture.
- Tim Holden

When I started writing this, I found that I simply
couldn't take fantasy seriously,
so it became humorous, and continued from there.
- Piers Anthony

The first time I got up in front of an audience was terror,
abject terror, which continued for another four or five years.
There still is, a little bit.
- Bob Newhart

We continued to move forward without loss of time,
hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the
Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.
- William Henry Ashley

My American gay audience have continued to dance and
sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't.
I am grateful to them for that.
- George Michael

The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success
in the war on terror here at home.
- Mike Pence

Radio is not a partner in the industry.
I think that the music industry has continued to depend upon radio,
but has ended up pandering to a medium that doesn't care.
- Don Rose

Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived.
It was there that I started combining some clothes
for her and continued doing the art and photography.
- Stephen Sprouse


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