Departure quotes

  • In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Departure #Today #Unexpected

  • So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near-- Ah," said the fox, "I shall cry." It is your own fault," said the little prince. "I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you . . ." Yes, that is so," said the fox. But now you are going to cry!" said the little prince. Yes, that is so," said the fox. Then it has done you no good at all!" It has done me good," said the fox, "because of the color of the wheat fields.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Color #Done #Departure

  • My dear Watson," said [Sherlock Holmes], "I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one's self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own powers.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Self #Departure #Modesty

  • Right now, they feel they have lost their voice, and their miseries have increased since my departure.
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #Voice #Departure #Misery

  • Departure should be sudden.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Departure #Should #Parting

  • ...if I die suddenly, my gravestone might appropriately offer this insight into my departure: "God got tired." I require lots of work.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Tired #Departure #Might

  • Now people want Brian Williams to resign, but it could have a happy ending. Apparently what he said was such a blatant departure from the truth, today he got an offer from Fox News.
    -- Bill Maher

    #People #News #Departure

  • Humor, for me, is really a gate of departure. Its a way of enticing a reader into a poem so that less funny things can take place later. It really is not an end in itself, but a means to an end.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Mean #Funny Things #Departure

  • Departure beyond the borders of my country is for me equivalent to death.
    -- Boris Pasternak

    #Country #Borders #Departure

  • There may be some changes in building codes, but I don't see any stylistic departure that you'll be able to attribute to Sept. 11.
    -- Cesar Pelli

    #Departure #May #Able

  • As my wise friend Didi has more than once observed about life's passages, every departure entails an arrival elsewhere, every arrival implies a departure from afar.
    -- Claire Messud

    #Wise #Departure #Afar

  • It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.
    -- Coco Chanel

    #Fashion #Departure #Unseen

  • Perfume heralds a woman’s arrival and prolongs her departure.
    -- Coco Chanel

    #Departure #Perfume

  • It is now in Gordon Brown's - and the Labour party's - best interests for those seeking the prime minister's immediate departure to back off
    -- David Blunkett

    #Party #Departure #Prime

  • Departure from the literal aspect, rather than mechanical exactness, is the code of the true artist. However, departures are the result of studied intent rather than inability.
    -- Edgar Alwin Payne

    #Artist #Inability #Departure

  • For sailors who love the wind, memory is a good port of departure.
    -- Eduardo Galeano

    #Memories #Wind #Departure

  • Fashion is custom in the guise of departure from custom
    -- Edward Sapir

    #Fashion #Departure

  • The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics.
    -- Elihu Root

    #War #Wish #Departure

  • I believe it safe to say that all progress must lead, not to further progress, but finally to the negation of progress, a return to the point of departure.
    -- Eugene Delacroix

    #Believe #Progress #Departure

  • Our duty as storytellers is to bring people to the station. There each person will choose his or her own train...But we must at least take them to the a point of departure.
    -- Federico Fellini

    #People #Departure #Duty

  • My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.
    -- Gene Tierney

    #Swag #Hollywood #Departure

  • Islands are reminders of arrivals and departures.
    -- Gretel Ehrlich

    #Islands #Departure #Reminders

  • No departure from the truth of nature shall be discovered by the closest scrutiny.
    -- Henry Peach Robinson

    #Departure #Scrutiny

  • The Irish Republic must be made a word to conjure with - a rallying point for the disaffected, a haven for the oppressed, a point of departure for the socialist, enthusiastic in the cause of human freedom.
    -- James Connolly

    #Departure #Republic #Causes

  • The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages, to all conditions, to all countries, and to all areas; it mingles with all other pleasures, and remains at last to console us for their departure.
    -- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

    #Country #Age #Departure

  • Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity.
    -- Joe Biden

    #Opportunity #Departure #Arafat

  • 'Sing It Again Rod' touches all the solo bases since Stewart's departure from the Jeff Beck Band, wherein he cut his teeth on American audiences for $75 a week plus expenses, and wisely ignores his generally inferior work with the Faces.
    -- Jon Landau

    #Cutting #Departure #Faces

  • For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
    -- Joseph Brodsky

    #Journey #Doctrine #Departure

  • It is the great beauty of true religion that it shall be universal, and a departure in any instance from universality is a corruption of religion itself.
    -- Joseph Glanvill

    #Religion #Departure #Corruption

  • It is a widespread and firm belief among guests that their departure is always a matter of distress to their hosts, and that in order to indicate that they have been pleasantly entertained, they must demonstrate an extreme unwillingness to allow the entertainment to conclude. This is not necessarily true.
    -- Judith Martin

    #Order #Departure #Guests

  • There are absolutely no problems that had anything to do with Jeff's departure.
    -- Kenneth Lay

    #Departure #Problem #Economy

  • What you already know is merely a good departure point.
    -- Keorapetse Kgositsile


  • What you know is just a point of departure. So let's move!
    -- Keorapetse Kgositsile

    #Moving #Past #Departure

  • In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.
    -- King Hussein I

    #Struggle #World #Departure

  • Departures and arrivals tend to emphasize people's personalities.
    -- Lilli Palmer

    #People #Personality #Departure

  • Since we had nothing to do with our arrival and usually are not consulted about our departure, what makes so many of us think we're entitled to so much while we're here?
    -- Malcolm Forbes

    #Thinking #Departure

  • Autumn is full of leave-taking. In September the swallows are chattering of destination and departure like a crowd of tourists.
    -- Mary Webb

    #Autumn #Departure #Crowds

  • When I appear onstage, that's my departure from Momhood - and I transform into Natalie MacMaster: the entertainer, the fiddler, the performer.
    -- Natalie MacMaster

    #Departure #Entertainers #Performers

  • The dead carry our thoughts to another and nobler existence. They teach us, and especially by all the strange and seemingly untoward circumstances of their departure from this life, that they and we shall live in a future state forever.
    -- Orville Dewey

    #Future #Forever #Departure

  • To be a friend of the weak-that is the artist's point of departure as well as his ultimate goal.
    -- Osamu Dazai

    #Artist #Goal #Departure

  • Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
    -- Paul de Man

    #Desire #Wipe #Departure

  • I was convinced that the world was in the departure and paging.
    -- Peter Bichsel

    #Departure #World

  • Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure.
    -- Petrarch

    #Curiosity #World #Departure

  • To understand what I am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life. When you create a new work, the point of departure must be contemporary life -- not existing forms of dance.
    -- Pina Bausch

    #Believe #Movement #Departure

  • The adult public's taste is not necessarily ready to accept the logical solutions to their requirements if the solution implies too vast a departure from what they have been conditioned into accepting as the norm.
    -- Raymond Loewy

    #Departure #Requirements #Taste

  • The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure, while always arriving.
    -- Richard Linklater

    #Ideas #Departure #Arriving

  • Every deviation from the rules of charity and brotherly love, of gentleness and forbearance, of meekness and patience, which our Lord prescribes to his disciples, however it may appear to be founded on an attachment to Him and zeal for His service, is in truth a departure from the religion of Him, "the Son of Man," who "came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
    -- Richard Mant

    #Son #Men #Departure

  • To cultivate an English accent is already a departure away from what you are.
    -- Sean Connery

    #Departure #Accents

  • The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.
    -- Socrates

    #Change #Wisdom #Departure

  • Suddenness," he says. " You do not prepare, you do not explain, you do not apologize. Suddenly, you go. And with you, you take all contemplation, all consideration of your own departure. All the suffering that would have come from knowing comes after you are gone, and you are not a part of it.
    -- Tea Obreht

    #Knowing #Suffering #Departure

  • Our Lord Jesus Christ, a little before his departure, commissioned his apostles to Go, and teach all nations; or, as another evangelist expresses it, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. This commission was as extensive as possible, and laid them under obligation to disperse themselves into every country of the habitable globe, and preach to all the inhabitants, without exception, or limitation. They accordingly went forth in obedience to the command, and the power of God evidently wrought with them.
    -- William Carey

    #Country #Jesus #Departure

  • This merely formal conceiving of the facts of one's own wretchedness is at the same time a departure from them--placing them in the object. It is not idle, therefore, to observe reflexively that in that very Thought, one has separated himself from them, and is no longer that which empirically he still sees himself to be.
    -- William Ernest Hocking

    #Facts #Departure #Formal

  • If one is but secure at the foundation, he will not be pained by departure from minor details or affairs that are contrary to expectation. But in the end, the details of a matter are important. The right and wrong of one's way of doing things are found in trivial matters.
    -- Yamamoto Tsunetomo

    #Expectations #Important #Departure

  • I was surprised at the silence and the absence of movement which our departure caused among the spectators, and believed them to be astonished and perhaps awed at the strange spectacle; they might well have reassured themselves. I was still gazing when M. Rozier cried to me - "You are doing nothing, and the balloon is scarcely rising a fathom."
    -- Francois Laurent d'Arlandes

    #Silence #Departure #Might

  • Ultimately, we live in the face of an irresolvable mystery about our origin and, for that matter, about our end. And what Schleiermacher would have us do is (a) acknowledge that this is the case and (b) accept it as something positive, a point of departure for a life of trusting joy.
    -- George Pattison

    #Joy #Departure #Matter

  • I always believed that social science was a progressive profession because it was the powerful who had the most to hide about how the world actually worked and if you could show how the world actually worked it would always have a de-masking and a subversive effect on the powerful. I don't think that's quite true, but it seems to me it's not bad as a point of departure anyway.
    -- James C. Scott

    #Powerful #Thinking #Departure

  • I was a greasy short-order cook. I just liked being greasy! That was a real departure for me.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Real #Order #Departure

  • Absolute time would exist in a causal structure for which the concept indeterminate as to time order lends to a unique simultaneity, i.e., for which there is no finite interval of time between the departure and return of a first-signal...
    -- Hans Reichenbach

    #Unique #Order #Departure

  • As an actor, you realize that your whole life is about arrivals and departures. You're always meeting people, you get really close, and then you all have to leave.
    -- Jane Levy

    #People #Actors #Departure

  • The most amazing thing to me about the sea is the tide. A harbour like St. Ives is totally transformed in a very short space of time by the arrival or departure of the sea.
    -- John Dyer

    #Space #Sea #Departure

  • Anyone who fears, as I do, that today's public schools are dangerously close to being irrelevant must read this book. The authors provide a road map-and a lifeline-showing how schools can prosper under the most difficult conditions. It is a welcome departure from all the school bashing.
    -- John Merrow

    #Book #School #Departure

  • Any departure from fact is the first step on a slippery slope toward unbelievability.
    -- William A. Henry III

    #Departure #Slippery Slope #Firsts

  • Lord Rees-Mogg argues that the time for reconciliation in Tibet is passing with the looming departure of its spiritual leader.
    -- William Rees-Mogg

    #Spiritual #Leader #Departure