Recalling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 271 pages
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Familiar Quotations RecallingBullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.ndash;Martin AmisDrive carefully! Remember, it's not only a car that can be recalled by it's maker.ndash;AnonymousFear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.ndash;Louis AragonA safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.ndash;James BarrieEvery great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.ndash;Pearl S. BuckIf a man can take any pleasure in recalling the thought of kindnesses done.ndash;Gaius Valerius CatullusOnce a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.ndash;HoraceWe must do our business faithfully, without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from him.ndash;Brother LawrenceWhat you keep by you, you may change and mend but words, once spoken, can never be recalled.ndash;Earl of Roscommon Use in Literature RecallingThis was the term of endearment with which she had invariably addressed her husband. It recalled a thousand delightful reminiscences. Napoleon was vanquished.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.As a companion to the Virgin of Chartres, it recalls Diane de Poitiers.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.

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