Vera Caspary quotes

  • Money can be more of a barrier between people than language or race or religion.
    -- Vera Caspary

    #Race #People #Language

  • A smile couldn't be brought into court as evidence. You couldn't arrest a man because he had trembled. Brown eyes had stolen a peep at gray eyes, so what? The tone of a voice was something that died with a word.
    -- Vera Caspary

    #Eye #Men #Voice

  • The cat crossed the street daintily, pointing his feet like a ballet dancer, lifting them high as if his feet were too good for the pavement.
    -- Vera Caspary

    #Cat #Feet #Dancer

  • If the dreams of any so-called normal man were exposed ... there would be no more gravity and dignity left for mankind.
    -- Vera Caspary

    #Dream #Men #Normal

  • It's when you have friends that you can afford to be lonely. When you know a lot of people, loneliness becomes a luxury. It's only when you're forced to be lonely that it's bad.
    -- Vera Caspary

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Luxury

  • My mind was clear and penetrating at the time, for it was midnight, the hour at which I am most brave and most free.
    -- Vera Caspary

    #Night #Brave #Mind

  • No writer, however popular, disdains a reader, however humble.
    -- Vera Caspary

    #Humble #Reader #Disdain

  • 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.

  • Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.

  • I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change, or the same vehicle to go for the race. It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.

  • We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.

  • As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race.

  • There's the South Pole, said Christopher Robin, and I expect there's an East Pole and a West Pole, though people don't like talking about them.

  • Once a leader delegates, he should show utmost confidence in the people he has entrusted.

  • Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.

  • When language is treated beautifully and interestingly, it can feel good for the body: It's nourishing; it's rejuvenating.

  • When a monkey nibbles on a weenis, it's funny in any language.