I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life - though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless.
I have been made redundant before and it is a terrible blow; redundant is a rotten word because it makes you think you are useless.
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.
I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns.
I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
I like being 35, I like having a bit of money to spend on music and useless gadgets. The net is providing new ways to communicate and cooperate that just didn't exist in the 80s.
I wondered a little why God was such a useless thing. It seemed a waste of time to have him. After that he became less and less, until he was... nothingness.
I'm just as insufferable and useless as every other dad is. The dynamic never changes, no matter what you do for a living.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
If notwithstanding, a Rebellion of the same Kind now afflicts this Country, we should not infer that this Institution is useless, or should be laid aside; but just the Reverse.
If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby, it's false and useless.
If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.
If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is unnecessary. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
If your religion doesn't teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy... its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority.
It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
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