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I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

Related topics: Politics

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

In Hollywood today, it's cool for guys to wear nail
polish and earrings in their lips and tongues.
I don't get it.
- Scott Caan

In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation
that could assist film production because private broadcasters
are not interested in supporting Polish film.
- Andrzej Wajda

 

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack,
toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Well, I'm Czech, but Polish, Czech, no matter,
it's my name.
- Kim Novak

A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible
to find funds for a big production.
However, at the same time, the state budget committed
less and less money to filmmaking.
- Andrzej Wajda

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Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss,
and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
- John Burroughs

This homage has been rendered not to me -
for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me -
but to the Polish achievement,
the Polish genius.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going
in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal,
we would polish them to death.
- Geezer Butler

I'll need my whole lifetime to polish my craft.
- Eva Green

I mean, I'm pretty good in real life,
but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a
normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm
just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
- Brittany Snow

After a Polish Pope, whose country was first to be
invaded by the Germans in World War Two,
we now have someone from the generation drafted at the close of the war.
- Horst Koehler

I'm Polish, I carry no grudges.
- John Dingell

Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down.
Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago.
She was jealous of the freedom life gave me.
- Ruby Wax

I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise,
and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and
solidarity all over the world.
- Lech Walesa

However, that old mode of Polish filmmaking virtually disappeared.
- Andrzej Wajda

Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum.
There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
- Wislawa Szymborska

A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines
don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
- Bill Walsh

About 1900 my parents came to the United States as
children from what was then the Polish area of Russia.
- Martin Lewis Perl

If you polish things too much, it loses the feeling.
- Geezer Butler

Yeah, I think that's sort of the American way.
And it's also the Polish way, it turns out.
- Bill Murray

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made
from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
- Alfred Newman

I had to fight like hell to convince people I was beautiful
in my own Polish half-breed way.
- Janice Dickinson

I am lucky to have good Polish skin that doesn't wrinkle
so I might be around for a few years yet.
- Ruby Wax

You may choose your words like a connoisseur,
And polish it up with art, But the word that sways,
and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Actually, I wear the nail polish to hide how grubby my nails are.
- Caroline Corr

I have a sweet tooth for song and music.
This is my Polish sin.
- Pope John Paul II

There are countless artists whose shoes I am not worthy to polish -
whose prints would not pay the printer.
The question of judgment is a puzzling one.
- Maxfield Parrish

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
- Michel de Montaigne

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge,
fitter to bruise than polish.
- Anne Bradstreet

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.
- Oliver Herford

I've been getting pretty focused about that recently,
and even considered doing a masters degree to polish up the craft.
I've been pretty lucky in that I seem to have found
people online who are willing to constructively tear it apart for me,
and indicate its weaknesses.
- David Knopfler

Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it,
light it so that it produces the same effect of youth
and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally,
and you have done a poet's job.
The rest is literature.
- Jean Cocteau

Previously the same Polish audiences would have been
pressured into seeing cinema made for adults,
films made by us about those spheres of life that were
significant for us and which should be significant for our society.
- Andrzej Wajda

My parents didn't really understand too much about sport.
At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago,
and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins.
Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
- Mike Krzyzewski

In the same period, Polish literature also underwent
some significant changes.
From social-political literature, which had a great
tradition and strong motivation to be that way,
Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological
rather than a social one.
- Andrzej Wajda

It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould,
to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory,
but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given
the last polish to my work.
- Edward Gibbon

I belong to a nation which over the past centuries
has experienced many hardships and reverses.
The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy
when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies
and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.
- Lech Walesa

The difficulty with the present state of affairs is
that there is no legislation on the sources of funding
for the Polish film industry.
There is no legislation concerning filmmaking.
And, there is no legislation on television that would
be beneficial to filmmaking.
- Andrzej Wajda

Following the Second World War, we are a country of one ethnicity.
After the moving of the borders, after the tragedy
of the Holocaust and the murder of Polish Jews,
we don't have large minority groups.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

I like the bad-boy types.
Generally the guy I'm attracted to is the guy in the
club with all the tattoos and nail polish.
He's usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar.
But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut,
nice guys.
So it's strange.
- Megan Fox

My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis.
This is causing dramatic consequences for the very
existence of Polish families.
A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have
serious repercussions for Europe.
Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
- Lech Walesa

It was impossible for me to believe that conditions
in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago,
and in many Italian and Irish tenements,
or that any workshops could be worse than some of those
I had seen in our foreign quarters.
- Alice Hamilton

I would rather have one article a day of this sort;
and these ten or twenty lines might readily represent
a whole day's hard work in the way of concentrated,
intense thinking and revision, polish of style,
weighing of words.
- Joseph Pulitzer

Germany can generally only pay if the Corridor and
Upper Silesia will be handed back to Germany from Polish possession,
and if besides somewhere on the earth colonial territory
will be made available to Germany.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have
existed only to support the Soviet military industry,
and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else.
We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena.
- Andrzej Wajda

I'm playing a very strong character,
it's the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto.
I've just begun my weapons training and the SAS type
training that's getting me fit.
- Sadie Frost

There is a fundamental difference between the Polish
experience of the state and the Russian experience.
In the Polish experience, the state was always a foreign power.
So, to hate the state was a patriotic act.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that
brought in big audiences,
adults as well as primary and secondary school students.
On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film.
- Andrzej Wajda

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order.
It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
- Edmund Burke

Remember that when you meet your antagonist,
to do everything in a mild agreeable manner.
Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time,
as polished as your sword.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I really don't like when things are all polished and perfect -
the perfect love story and the hair is perfect.
- Marisa Tomei

I love a finished speaker, I really,
truly do I don't mean one who's polished,
I just mean one who's through.
- Richard Armour

My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
- James Joyce

What is called good society is usually nothing but
a mosaic of polished caricatures.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The court is like a palace of marble;
it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some
amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
- Lin Yutang

Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush,
when compared with these savages.
- Zebulon Pike

Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries,
the Bores and Bored.
- Lord Byron

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
- Bishop Robert South

When I first came out, like a lot of the artists at that time,
I had a very polished, very overproduced sound.
- Taylor Dayne

I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman
who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
- Pauline Hanson

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond,
and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
- Daniel Defoe

When you think of a movie, most people imagine a two hour finished,
polished product.
But to get to that two hour product,
it can take hundreds or thousands of people many months of full time work.
- George Kennedy

You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very
raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished.
It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak.
- Kim Weston

My table is now brightly, now dimly lighted.
Its temperature varies.
It may receive an ink stain.
One of its legs may be broken.
It may be repaired, polished, and replaced part by part.
But, for me, it remains the table at which I daily write.
- Ernst Mach


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