Other Half Quotes

Other Half Quotes

   “Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: inc

Nov 26, 2010






“A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”

“Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites.”

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”

“I divide my time as follows: half the time I sleep, the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep, for that would be a pity, for sleeping is the highest accomplishment of genius.”

“Half of life is fucking up the other half is dealing with it.”

“There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.”

“In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.”

“Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them”

“It is possible that a man could live twice as long if he didn't spend the first half of his life acquiring habits that shortens the other half”

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it”

“Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.”

“An epigram is a half truth so stated as to irritate the person who believes the other half”

“By art and deceit men live half a year; and by deceit and art the other half”

“It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival.”

“The brotherhood of man is evoked by particular men according to their circumstances. But it seldom extends to all men. In the name of our freedom and our brotherhood we are prepared to blow up the other half of mankind and to be blown up in our turn.”

“Having a home, husband, and child ought to be enough for any woman's life. I mean, that's what we are meant for, isn't it? But still I think every day is a lost day. As if only half of me is alive. The other half is pressed down in a bag and suffocated.”

“A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.”

“Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.”

“My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus, and that it has not been recognized as such because it has achieved a state of relatively stable symbiosis with its human host; that is to say, the word virus (the Other Half) has established itself so firmly as an accepted part of the human organism that it can now sneer at gangster viruses like smallpox and turn them in to the Pasteur Institute.”

“Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first loves.”



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