James Robertson Famous Quotes & Sayings

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14 James Robertson Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

James Robertson Sayings: It might be tough, but my dad used to say, tough times don't last - It might be tough, but my dad used to say, tough times don't last - tough people do.
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James Robertson Sayings: On the clarity of your ideas depends the scope of your success in any endeavor. On the clarity of your ideas depends the scope of your success in any endeavor.
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James Robertson Sayings: Trust the story ... the storyteller may dissemble and deceive, the story can't: the story Trust the story ... the storyteller may dissemble and deceive, the story can't: the story can only ever be itself.
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James Robertson Sayings: [M]ost people go through life a wee bit disappointed in themselves. I think we all [M]ost people go through life a wee bit disappointed in themselves. I think we all keep a memory of a moment when we missed someone or something, when we could have gone down another path, a happier or better or just a different path. Just because they're in the past doesn't mean you can't treasure the possibilities ... maybe we put down a marker for another time. And now's the time. Now we can do whatever we want to do.
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James Robertson Sayings: No one can say I didn't pay my dues in life, No one can say I didn't pay my dues in life,
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James Robertson Sayings: The dead hand has too long hampered the freedom of the living. The dead hand has too long hampered the freedom of the living.
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James Robertson Sayings: I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper.
James Robertson Sayings: If you think yourself into the past, that's where you'll end up - and faster If you think yourself into the past, that's where you'll end up - and faster than you expect.
James Robertson Sayings: When we're in the story, when we're part of it, we can't know the outcome. When we're in the story, when we're part of it, we can't know the outcome. It's only later that we think we can see what the story was. But do we ever really know? And does anybody else, perhaps, coming along a little later, does anybody else really care? ... History is written by the survivors, but what is that history? That's the point I was trying to make just now. We don't know what the story is when we're in it, and even after we tell it we're not sure. Because the story doesn't end.
James Robertson Sayings: There's a perception that British pies suffer from mediocrity, and historically they have. We're trying There's a perception that British pies suffer from mediocrity, and historically they have. We're trying to re-educate people about what pie is.
James Robertson Sayings: The wide world was changing, and she wanted a different place in it.Not just wanted, The wide world was changing, and she wanted a different place in it.
Not just wanted, but felt she deserved. If the world didn't owe her a living, as her mother repeatedly warned her, it owed her a break. She had a strong sense that a better, more exciting, more rewarding life than that which had been the lot of her parents and grandparents was hers by right. In this she was guilty of nothing more serious than the arrogance of youth, from which every generation suffers and by which it distinguishes itself from the preceding one.
James Robertson Sayings: Our ability to look back on the past, our need or desire to make sense Our ability to look back on the past, our need or desire to make sense of it, is both a blessing and a curse; and our inability to see into the future with any degree of accuracy is, simultaneously, the thing that saves us and the thing that condemns us.
James Robertson Sayings: She was convinced the country was about to succumb to revolutionary socialism. Her own circumstances She was convinced the country was about to succumb to revolutionary socialism. Her own circumstances encouraged this belief: just on the edge of the really rich country set, she shared their views and opinions but lacked the financial and architechtural insulation from real or imagined political troubles. She found crushed larger cans and cigarette packets in her front garden and interpreted these as menacing signals from the Perthshire proletariat. Every flicker and dim of electric light was a portent of class war.
James Robertson Sayings: There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence.