Quotes with open
I would have rather been known more for the series of photographs I shot of 48 Vietnamese refugees who managed to sail to Thailand in a 30-foot boat, only to be towed back to the open seas by Thai marines.
Regarding the the "boat of no smiles" photos he took of Vietnamese refugees who were denied access to Thailand. Over 200,000 refugees were later granted asylum in the United States.
This decision was the biggest mistake of my life. I'd do anything for erase it, but what is done is done. I should have listened to Jean-Marie Leblanc, when he wrote me an open letter to me in the fall of 2008 advising not to return. He was right.
Interview with Le Monde, June 28, 2013. About coming back from retirement in 2009.
I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early.
On why he did his writing at home from 6:30 to 8:30 AM, as quoted in Wall Street Journal (December 31, 1985)
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.
If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good thing, we will fight them to the uttermost. Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
Cross of Gold Speech (1896)
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
We don't want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America.
Then her hands dropped and jerked at something and the robe she was wearing came open and underneath it she was as naked as September Morn but a darn sight less coy.
The Long Goodbye (1954)
You cannot open a book without learning something.
An open-handed slap is justified – if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it.
Playboy magazine, 1965.
For Americans, it was love at first sight with the automobile. It is fair to say the Model T revolutionized American life.... The auto gave the working and middle classes a sense of accomplishment. The new, auto-induced sense of freedom ... helped to open up American society in the 1920s.
Don't Know Much About History
I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
They want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.
In response to his wife who asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador.
Keep an open mind -- but not so open that your brain falls out.
The quote has been attributed to many different scientists.
A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason.
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a character's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead looking for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry Lopez, who has more ways to describe ice and snow than an Eskimo, you can do all the weather reporting you want.
From Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, as appeared in The New York Times (July 16, 2001)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -- waiting for a gift from the sea.
Gift from the Sea (1955)
Open eyes will discover opportunities everywhere; open ears will never fail to detect the cries of those who are perishing for assistance; open hearts will never want for worthy objects upon which to bestow their gifts; open hands will never lack for noble work to do.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
There is no open door to the temple of success. Everyone who enters makes his own door, which closes behind him to all others, not even permitting his own children to pass.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more.
The common practice of cunning is the sign of a small genius; it almost always happens that those who use it to cover themselves in one place lay themselves open in another.
A life devoted to science is therefore a happy life, and its happiness is derived from the very best sources that are open to dwellers on this troubled and passionate planet.
Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays (1918)
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
Man is a Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute.
"The Lowest Animal," 1897
Very few of the so-called liberals are open-minded ... they shout you down and won't let you speak if you disagree with them.
If Nature had been comfortable, mankind would never have invented architecture, and I prefer houses to the open air.
The Decay of Lying (1889)
Philosophy simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything. -- Since everything lies open to view there is nothing to explain. For what is hidden, for example, is of no interest to us.
Most lobbying is pro-business, in the sense that it promotes the interests of existing businesses, not pro-market in the sense of fostering truly free and open competition.