By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.

By: John Acton

Related Quotes

We must not expect a full-scale peaceful revolution every time a Labour Government is elected... view

By: Roy Jenkins

I thank the Almighty for the most wonderful 18 years. Far, far, too short a time... view

By: John Zimmerman

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his... view

By: James Thurber

The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business... view

By: Rutherford B. Hayes

I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out... view

By: Reese Witherspoon

One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full... view

By: Muriel Spark

Sometimes it is easier to play someone who is far away from you... view

By: Dougray Scott

It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that... view

By: Wendie Malick

I said, wouldn't it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn't it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships... view

By: Jennifer Beals

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation... view

By: Emily Greene Balch

Mike gets to play four roles this time, if we ever did it again, he will play my role as well. He is a comic genius, everyone wants to be in this movie, let's hope that everyone will wish to see it as well... view

By: Michael York

It was an amazing performer. Very temperamental, it spent a lot of time in its trailer... view

By: Tilda Swinton