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Letter "B" » barely
«A promise more precise; the sealing of Confessions that till then were barely breathed; A rosy dot placed on the i in loving; A secret that's confided to a mouth and not to ears»
Author: Edmond Rostand
«Cary Grant, born Archie Leach, was a poor boy who could barely spell posh. That's acting for you-or maybe Hollywood.»
«Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head»
Author: Quentin Crisp
, pass by
, secret agent
, secret agents
«I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.»
«All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.»
«At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.»
«At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely know that other being also suffer; seeing without feeling is not knowledge»
«In these great times which I knew when they were this small; which will become small again, provided they have time left for it in these times in which things are happening that could not be imagined and in which what can no longer be imagined must happen, for if one could imagine it, it would not happen; in these serious times which have died laughing at the thought that they might become serious; which, surprised by their own tragedy, are reaching for diversion and, catching themselves red-handed, are groping for words... in these times you should not expect any words of my own from me -- none but these words which barely manage to prevent silence from being misinterpreted.»
Author: Karl Kraus
, grope for
, have died
, In These Times
, of my own
«A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.»
«A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.»