Howard Frank Mosher quotes

  • Faith without a measure of doubt ain't worth a brass farthin.
    -- Howard Frank Mosher

    #Doubt #Brass

  • Baseball, of all sports, and maybe of all human endeavors, has no room for cynicism.
    -- Howard Frank Mosher

    #Sports #Baseball #Rooms

  • There was a code, and though it was mostly unspoken, I absorbed it early on. You always put all the trout back in the water alive except for a few to eat. You didn't count your trout or call attention to their size or weight. You took time to watch and enjoy seeing your partners catch trout.
    -- Howard Frank Mosher

    #Fishing #Water #Trout

  • I've admired Bill Kauffman's books for years . . . appealing, elegantly written, and entirely American.
    -- Howard Frank Mosher

    #Book #Years #Bills

  • Rick Bass is one of a dwindling handful of American fiction writers still celebrating the importance of place, the natural world, and the struggle of a few brave souls to live and work respectfully in what's left of our western wilderness...The Lives of Rocks is his most lyrical and powerful book to date...a masterwork.
    -- Howard Frank Mosher

    #Powerful #Struggle #Book

  • Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh. "Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he. "Why, what's the matter?" "Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." "Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose. "Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.

  • Our intention to regard the closing of the Straits as a casus belli was communicated...to the foreign ministers of those states which had supported international navigation in the Straits in 1957 and thereafter. There can be no doubt that these warnings reached Cairo. One thing was now clear. If Nasser imposed a blockade, the explosion would ensue not from 'miscalculation', but from an open-eyed and conscious readiness for war.

  • My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear

  • The lack of faith is not doubt. It is certainty.

  • When teachers doubt your potential, show them how wrong they truly are.

  • There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.

  • Virtue's a stronger guard than brass.

  • If you’re in the room, you've grabbed the brass ring. You are all winners.

  • Faith without a measure of doubt ain't worth a brass farthin.

  • There's a sculpture in our bedroom, a solid brass replica of Antonio's manhood. It's very expensive, he gave it to me as a romantic gift.