John Knowles Quotes

Top 48 wise famous quotes and sayings by John Knowles

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John Knowles quotes: What I mean is, I love winter, and when you really love something, then it loves you back, in whatever way it has to love. What I mean is, I love winter, and when you really love something, then it loves you back, in whatever way it has to love.
John Knowles quotes: Nothing endures. Not a tree. Not love. Not even death by violence. Nothing endures. Not a tree. Not love. Not even death by violence.
John Knowles quotes: Let us pray. We all slumped immediately and unthinkingly in to the awkward crouch in which God was addressed. Let us pray. We all slumped immediately and unthinkingly in to the awkward crouch in which God was addressed.
John Knowles quotes: Finny never permitted himself to realize that when you won they lost. That would have destroyed the perfect beauty which was sport. Finny never permitted himself to realize that when you won they lost. That would have destroyed the perfect beauty which was sport.
John Knowles quotes: ...moved by his own sermon. ...moved by his own sermon.
John Knowles quotes: But something held me back. Perhaps I was stopped by that level of feeling, deeper than thought, which contains the truth. But something held me back. Perhaps I was stopped by that level of feeling, deeper than thought, which contains the truth.
John Knowles quotes: I did not stop to think that one wave is inevitably followed by another even larger and more powerful, when the tide is coming in. I did not stop to think that one wave is inevitably followed by another even larger and more powerful, when the tide is coming in.
John Knowles quotes: I felt that I was not, never had been and never would be a living part of this overpoweringly solid and deeply meaningful world around me. I felt that I was not, never had been and never would be a living part of this overpoweringly solid and deeply meaningful world around me.
John Knowles quotes: I could not escape a feeling that this was my own funeral, and you do not cry in that case. I could not escape a feeling that this was my own funeral, and you do not cry in that case.
John Knowles quotes: Is he using terror to keep away boredom? Does he have to try to destroy something? Even as a last resort, himself? Is he using terror to keep away boredom? Does he have to try to destroy something? Even as a last resort, himself?
John Knowles quotes: There are just tiny fragments of pleasure and luxury in the world, and there is something unpatriotic about enjoying them. There are just tiny fragments of pleasure and luxury in the world, and there is something unpatriotic about enjoying them.
John Knowles quotes: So the more things remained the same, the more they changed after all. Nothing endures. Not love, not a tree, not even a death by violence. So the more things remained the same, the more they changed after all. Nothing endures. Not love, not a tree, not even a death by violence.
John Knowles quotes: The first person who says anything unpleasant will get a swift kick in the ass. The first person who says anything unpleasant will get a swift kick in the ass.
John Knowles quotes: You have to do what you think is the right thing, but just make sure it's the right thing in the long run, and not just for the moment. You have to do what you think is the right thing, but just make sure it's the right thing in the long run, and not just for the moment.
John Knowles quotes: The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter. Yale was a distinct letdown afterward. The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter. Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.
John Knowles quotes: I knew that part of friendship consisted in accepting a friend's shortcomings, which sometimes included his parents. I knew that part of friendship consisted in accepting a friend's shortcomings, which sometimes included his parents.
John Knowles quotes: Most of the students there, he said, don't know what they think. You tell 'em, they'll think it. I plan to tell 'em. Most of the students there, he said, don't know what they think. You tell 'em, they'll think it. I plan to tell 'em.
John Knowles quotes: Sarcasm... the protest of those who are weak. Sarcasm... the protest of those who are weak.
John Knowles quotes: You can do more! A lot more. If you want a ... record you can be proud of, you'll do a heck of a lot more than just what you You can do more! A lot more. If you want a ... record you can be proud of, you'll do a heck of a lot more than just what you have to.
John Knowles quotes: I jounced the limb. I jounced the limb.
John Knowles quotes: Why talk about something you can't do anything about? Why talk about something you can't do anything about?
John Knowles quotes: And sometimes you need too much to know the facts, and so humbly and stupidly you stay. And sometimes you need too much to know the facts, and so humbly and stupidly you stay.
John Knowles quotes: So the more things stay the same, the more they change after all. So the more things stay the same, the more they change after all.
John Knowles quotes: I saw on the pad not an operator's number from my home town, but one which seemed to interrupt the beating of my heart. I saw on the pad not an operator's number from my home town, but one which seemed to interrupt the beating of my heart.
John Knowles quotes: I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before. I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before.
John Knowles quotes: Because, unfamiliar with the absence of fear and what that was like, I have not been able to identify its presence. Because, unfamiliar with the absence of fear and what that was like, I have not been able to identify its presence.
John Knowles quotes: The scornful force of his tone turned the word into a curse The scornful force of his tone turned the word into a curse
John Knowles quotes: What deceived me was my own happiness; for peace is indivisible, and the surrounding world confusion found no reflection inside me. What deceived me was my own happiness; for peace is indivisible, and the surrounding world confusion found no reflection inside me.
John Knowles quotes: You never waste your time. That's why I have to do it for you. You never waste your time. That's why I have to do it for you.
John Knowles quotes: Never say you are five feet nine when you are five feet eight and a half. Never say you are five feet nine when you are five feet eight and a half.