Quotes of Doubtless

“ It has been said that writing comes more easily if you have something to say. ”

- Sholem Asch

“ Doubtless God could have made a better berry but doubtless God never did. ”

- William Allen Butler

“ If we were to be asked suddenly to give a definition of humility we would doubtless be greatly embarrassed. ”

- Edwin Holt Hughes

“ The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation. ”

- Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

“ This film is apparently meaningless, but if it has any meaning it is doubtless objectionable. ”

- British Board of Film

“ In spite of the honestest efforts to annihilate my I-ity, or merge it in what the world doubtless considers my better half, I still find myself a self-subsisting and alas! self-seeking me. ”

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

“ There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily. ”

- Anthony Trollope

“ I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls. Anyone can handle a bad girl. It's the good girls men should be warned against. ”

- David Niven

“ I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder to each other.... How much the world needs it! How easily it is done! ”

- Henry Drummond

“ I have never given up on men easily. ”

- Jacqueline Bisset

“ Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it. ”

- Alvin Toffler

“ Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it. ”

- Mark Twain

“ I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct — nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise. ”

- Jean Baudrillard

“ It is doubtless a vice to turn one's eyes inward too much, but I am my own comedy and tragedy. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The Enemy, who wears her mother's usual face and confidential tone, has access; doubtless stares into her writing case and listens on the phone. ”

- Phyllis McGinley

“ We may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did"; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. ”

- Izaak Walton

“ The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young man, before he sets out for that country, full of mazes, windings, and turnings, to have at least a general map of it, made by some experienced traveler. ”

- Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

“ The leadership blighted the hopes of my generation of priests, a small fact doubtless from their viewpoint. What right did we have to hope anyway? But in their rigidity, they created the climate of insensitivity… God forgive them for losing their nerve. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family. ”

- George Santayana

“ He had dropped upon a seat halfway down the nave and, again in the museum mood, was trying with head thrown back and eyes aloft, to reconstitute a past, to reduce it in fact to the convenient terms of Victor Hugo, whom, a few days before, giving the rein for once in a way to the joy of life, he had purchased in seventy bound volumes, a miracle of cheapness, parted with, he was assured by the shopman, at the price of the red-and-gold alone… ”

- Henry James

“ It has been said that all the arts are constantly attempting, within their respective spheres, to attain to something of the quality of music, to assume, whether in pigment, or pencil, or marble, or prose, something of its speed and flash, emotional completeness, and well-harmonied resonance; but of no other single art is that so characteristically or persistently true as it is of poetry… ”

- Conrad Aiken

“ He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision. ”

- Stephen Crane

“ Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ I is the first letter of the alphabet, the first word of the language, the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection. In grammar it is a pronoun of the first person and singular number. Its plural is said to be We, but how there can be more than one myself is doubtless clearer the grammarians than it is to the author of this incomparable dictionary… ”

- Ambrose Bierce
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