Quotes of Cutting

“ For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. ”

- Bible

“ The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him. ”

- Edward R. Murrow

“ In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin. ”

- Austin O’Malley

“ Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. ”

- John Erskine

“ The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation…The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. ”

- Jacob Bronowski

“ At the edge of the cliffs, the wind is a smack, and D-day becomes wildly clear: climbing that cutting edge into the bullets. ”

- John Vinocur

“ I was fascinated by the effects that could be achieved by editing. The cutting room became a magic workshop for me. ”

- Leni Riefenstahl

“ It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about. ”

- Robert Patrick

“ Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer and more meager. ”

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald

“ There is some wonderful material that ended up on the cutting-room floor because the story is a very focused story. There wasn't room to go into digressions with the Red Sox and the Blue Jays. ”

- Michael Lewis

“ You just can't keep cutting staff. There is a floor. Together, there is additional possibilities for streamlining. ”

- Bert Ellis

“ At first I was queasy; I'll never forget the sound of the scalpel cutting a body open. But it was so cool trying to work out how these people died. ”

- Jonathan Davis

“ It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any. ”

- William Penn

“ Men are more satirical from vanity than from malice. ”

- Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

“ The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings. ”

- Fulton John Sheen

“ Some people insist that 'mediocre' is better than 'best.' They delight in clipping wings because they themselves can't fly. They despise brains because they have none. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days. ”

- John Pilger

“ I'm not sarcastic. I'm just intelligent beyond your understanding. ”

- Unknown

“ Stem cells are like toenail clippings with a better career plan. ”

- Scott Adams

“ A satirical poet is the check of the laymen on bad priests. ”

- John Dryden

“ Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving. ”

- Henri Matisse

“ He that hath a satirical vein, as maketh others afraid of his wit, so he need be afraid of others' memory. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ With The Simpsons you can go back to work with a keen heart. ”

- Joe Strummer

“ Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present. ”

- John Berger

“ More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage stop to pray before cutting his throat. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation. ”

- Johnny Hart

“ Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. ”

- Henry Ford

“ Budgets are for cutting, that's why you set them. ”

- Dr. Laurence Buckman

“ Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems… create our courage and wisdom. ”

- M. Scott Peck

“ You can't carve your way to success without cutting remarks. ”

- Unknown
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