Quotes of Don

“ Mistakes are their own instructors. ”

- Horace

“ Practice is the best of all instructors. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ I once had a heated argument with Don Knotts. He looked me dead in the eye and said that I wasn't fit to shine Andy Griffith's shoes. I stayed up all night thinking about that. ”

- John Ritter

“ I don t actually believe that stones turn into fairies, but I did once meet someone who had seen a fairy and heard a knocker. ”

- George Lloyd

“ We are inclined to believe those whom we don not know because they have never deceived us. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna. ”

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“ Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ I don't stand for the black man's side, I don' t stand for the white man's side, I stand for God's side. ”

- Bob Marley

“ Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Anytime you see white men suppose to fight each other an you not white, well you know you got trouble, because they blah-blah loud about Democrat or Republican an they huffing an puff about democracy someplace else but relentless, see, the deal come down evil on somebody don have no shirt an tie, somebody don live in no whiteman house no whiteman country. ”

- June Jordan

“ If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e… ”

- W. H. Auden

“ When you think of the huge uninterrupted success of a book like Don Quixote, you're bound to realize that if humankind have not yet finished being revenged, by sheer laughter, for being let down in their greatest hope, it is because that hope was cherished so long and lay so deep! ”

- Georges Bernanos

“ When I'm thinking of myself in a good light, I think of myself as a character actor, like Peter Sellers or Alec Guiness or Robert Duvall or George Kennedy or Joe Don Baker, all those big Nordic actors. But I always thought of it as a supporting role. And I don't have a problem with that, because I ain't no leadin' man… ”

- Andy Richter

“ The old images seem like a caricature now: the shadowy world of secret rituals, the aging dons behind high-walled estates, the passion for vengeance and power over other men. For years, the Mafia was the stuff of novels and movies and whispers on Mulberry Street. ”

- Robert D. McFadden

“ The only thing I said was, 'Working with Latifah again would be fabulous, and Steve. But honestly, just try to… move it forward a little bit, don't rehash the same thing,' because I don' think any of us would be interested in doing that. But they're three great characters to put in a situation that's in a different place, so we will see. ”

- Eugene Levy

“ I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now . I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story - which is so cool! ”

- David Lynch

“ I do not think that Mulder trusts any one other than Scully. He s very solitary. She is the only one who takes him seriously. I don t know if they re in love. In a way, their relationship is deeper than that, because they cannot live without each other. ”

- David Duchovny

“ I look around and I wish sometimes I could just walk into a building and be like any other coach, but I can't and I realize that. … I have to be Don Cherry to the kids who go to the games. … I think I owe it to them to sign autographs. ”

- Don Cherry

“ What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably… have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did, perhaps have become a don and every now and then published a dreary book about French literature. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ Rather would I have the love songs of romantic ages, rather Don Juan and Madame Venus, rather an elopement by ladder and rope on a moonlight night, followed by the father's curse, mother's moans, and the moral comments of neighbors, than correctness and propriety measured by yardsticks. ”

- Emma Goldman
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