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Ford Madox Ford Quotes

A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
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But responsibility hardens the heart. It must  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) The world is full of places to which I want to return  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) That’s all right! That’s all right!’ But for a minute or two it wasn’t really. All feminine claws, he said to himself, are sheathed in velvet; but they can hurt a good deal if they touch you on the sore places of the defects of your qualities - even merely with the velvet. He added: ‘Your mother works you very hard.  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) The instances of honesty that one comes across in this world are just as amazing as the instances of dishonesty. After forty-five years of mixing with one’s kind, one ought to have acquired the habit of being able to know something about one’s fellow beings. But one doesn’t  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) I know nothing - nothing in the world - of the hearts of men. I only know that I am alone - horribly alone  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) It is not merely that people must die and people must suffer, if not here, then there. But what is dreadful is that the world goes on and people go on being stupidly cruel - in the old ways and all the time  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) Six months ago I had never been to England, and, certainly, I had never sounded the depths of an English heart. I had known the shallows  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) For the judging of contemporary literature the only test is one’s personal taste. If you much like a new book, you must call it literature even though you find no other soul to agree with you, and if you dislike a book you must declare that it is not literature though a million voices should shout you that you are wrong. The ultimate decision will be made by Time  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) You may well ask why I write. And yet my reasons are quite many. For it is not unusual in human beings who have witnessed the sack of a city or the falling to pieces of a people to set down what they have witnessed for the benefit of unknown heirs or of generations infinitely remote; or, if you please, just to get the sight out of their heads  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) New York is large, glamorous, easy-going, kindly and incurious, but above all it is a crucible - because it is large enough to be incurious.  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) All feminine claws, he said to himself, are sheathed in velvet; but they can hurt a good deal if they touch you on the sore places of the defects of your qualities--even merely with the velvet.  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) This is the saddest story I have ever heard  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) And it was a most remarkable, a most moving glance, as if for a moment a lighthouse had looked at me  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) I couldn’t regard myself as personally repulsive. No man can, or, if he ever comes to do so, that is the end of him  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) If for nine years I have possessed a goodly apple that is rotten at the core and discover its rottenness only in nine years and six months less four days, isn’t it true to say that for nine years I possessed a goodly apple?  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) There is no man who loves a woman that does not desire to come to her for the renewal of his courage, for the cutting asunder of his difficulties. And that will be the mainspring of his desire for her. We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) Why can’t people have what they want? The things were all there to content everybody; yet everybody has the wrong thing  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) It was an odd friendship, but the oddnesses of friendships are a frequent guarantee of their lasting texture  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) The war had made a man of him! It had coarsened him and hardened him. There was no other way to look at it. It had made him reach a point at which he would no longer stand unbearable things  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) Yes, a war is inevitable. Firstly, there’s you fellows who can’t be trusted. And then there’s the multitude who mean to have bathrooms and white enamel. Millions of them; all over the world. Not merely here. And there aren’t enough bathrooms and white enamel in the world to go round  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) In every man there are two minds that work side by side, the one checking the other; thus emotion stands against reason, intellect corrects passion and first impressions act a little, but very little, before quick reflection  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) If you hunch your shoulders too long against a storm your shoulders will grow bowed.…  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) Pride and reserve are not the only things in life; perhaps they are not even the best things. But if they happen to be your particular virtues you will go all to pieces if you let them go  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes) Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst  (Ford Madox Ford Quotes)