Weekend Words: Run

Noël Hallé, “The Race between Hippomenes and Atalanta” (1762-65), oil on canvas, 321 x 712 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris (Web Gallery of Art) (click to enlarge)

Paul Ryan says he will (for Speaker of the House); Joe Biden says he won’t (for President).

The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot — and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.

—Hunter S. Thompson

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.

—Alfred Whitney Griswold

In the long run we are all dead.

—John Maynard Keynes

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.

—Ecclesiastes 1:7 (KJV)

She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

—Dorothy Parker, on the acting skills of Katherine Hepburn

Psycho Killer
Qu’est-ce que c’est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

—Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and David Byrne, “Psycho Killer”

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.

—Nancy Mitford

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.

—John Lennon

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

—Twyla Tharp

It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.

—Virginia Woolf

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