George Crook quotes

  • I have known the Indians intimately - known them in their private relations - I think I understand the Indian character pretty well.
    -- George Crook

    #Character #Thinking #Relation

  • If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government.
    -- George Crook

    #Government #Broken #Trouble

  • The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years.
    -- George Crook

    #Men #Years #Eggs

  • When once an Indian sees that his food is secure, he does not care what the chief or any one else says.
    -- George Crook

    #Doe #Care #Chiefs

  • We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.
    -- George Crook

    #Country #Past #Law

  • The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical.
    -- George Crook

    #Spiritual #Mistake #Aerospace

  • During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village.
    -- George Crook

    #Strong #Use #Engagement

  • You cannot have a good character today and at the same time have a small mind and a little heart. You cannot have a good character today and be merely a petty reformer.

  • I have done scenes as Harvey Two-Face. It's interesting. I won't tell you exactly what we're going for, but I think that I can say that it will use all of today's technology to create this character. He's going to be interesting, and I think that's what makes this character important in the movie-you get to see him as he was before, as in the comic books. Harvey is a very good guy in the comic books. He's judicious. He cares. He's passionate about what he loves and then he turns into this character. So you will see that in this film.

  • I never really thought of myself as being an action hero or a leading man, or any of that. I'm a character actor.

  • What is the subject matter of this apparently very personal world? It has been suggested that these shapes and images are underworld characters, the inhabitants of the vast common realm of memories that have gone down below the level of conscious control. It may be they are. The degree of emotional involvement and the amount of free association with the material being photographed would point in that direction.

  • Like most parents, I've been stumped by homework, the big questions, such as: 'What is the point of geography - the pilot always knows where we are going?'. Answer: 'If you didn't know any geography, people would think you were an American, and you wouldn't be able to put them right because you wouldn't know where they live.'

  • A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.

  • Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn't.

  • I think I feel rather differently about sympathy to what seems the normal view. I like just to feel it is there, but not always expressed.

  • The friendships of nations, built on common interests, cannot survive the mutability of those interests.

  • Laws, in their most general signification, are the necessary relations derived from the nature of things.