Gilbert Harding quotes

  • I have no intention of watching undersized Englishmen perched on horses with matchstick legs race along courses planned to amuse Nell Gwynn.
    -- Gilbert Harding

    #Horse #Race #Jockeys

  • If, Sir, I possessed the power of conveying unlimited sexual attraction through the potency of my voice, I would not be reduced to accepting a miserable pittance from the BBC for interviewing a faded female in a damp basement.
    -- Gilbert Harding

    #Voice #Interviews #Female

  • A judge said that all his experience, both as counsel and judge, had been spent sorting out the difficulties of people who, upon the recommendation of people they did not know, signed documents which they did not read, to buy goods they did not need, with money they had not got.
    -- Gilbert Harding

    #People #Judging #Needs

  • I am full of the milk of human kindness, damn it. My trouble is that it gets clotted so easily.
    -- Gilbert Harding

    #Kindness #Milk #Trouble

  • By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace, though he is as majestic as the palace itself.

  • I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.

  • Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.

  • All the different nations in the world, despite their differences of appearance and religion and language and way of life, still have one thing in common, and that is what's inside of all of us. If we X-rayed the insides of different human beings, we wouldn't be able to tell from those X-rays what the person's language or background or race is.

  • Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.

  • If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.

  • I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.

  • When a jockey retires, he just becomes another little man

  • I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer

  • I am not one of the people who believe that the main reason why a chap becomes a bookmaker is because he is too scared to steal and too heavy to become a jockey.

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