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Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
W. H. Auden
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment.
The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found.
Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
Alan K. Simpson
Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
Whatever the right hand findeth to do, the left hand carries a watch on its wrist to show how long it takes to do it.
Ralph W. Sockman
I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.
Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately.
I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?
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