Quotes of Distilled

“ You ask me why I do not write something…I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. ”

- Florence Nightingale

“ Knowledge is the distilled essence of our institutions, corroborated by experience. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled. ”

- Raymond Chandler

“ A proverb is much matter distilled into few words. ”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

“ My Turn is the distilled bathwater of Mrs. Reagan's life. It is for the most part sweetish, with a tart edge of rebuke, but disappointingly free of dirt or particulate matter of any kind. ”

- Barbara Ehrenreich

“ My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However I still get around and am mean to cats. ”

- John Cheever

“ Poetry is life distilled. ”

- Gwendolyn Brooks

“ A great state is a well-blended mash of something of all the people and all of none of the people. The liquor of statecraft is distilled from the mash you got. ”

- Zora Neale Hurston

“ Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation. ”

- Robert Hall

“ The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect. ”

- Carson McCullers
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