Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
How ironical that it is by means of speech that man can degrade himself below the level of dumb creation -- for a chatterbox is truly of a lower category than a dumb creature.
Kindness is language which the dumb can speak, and the deaf can understand.
The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you. It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it.
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand.
Beauty fades . . . dumb is forever.
Light griefs are plaintive , but great ones are dumb
Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb; Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch, Till the white-wing'd reapers come.
That's what I'm opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.
The wine seems to be very closed-in and seems to have entered a dumb stage. Sort of a Marcel Meursault.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war, by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!
You know, people think you have to be dumb to skip rope for 45 minutes. No, you have to be able to imagine something else. While you're skipping rope, you have to be able to see something else.
You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment.
Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?
With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?
What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.