Street Corners Quotes

Street Corners Quotes by Jennifer Egan, Woody Allen, Pope Francis, Virginia Woolf, Joan Cusack, Ai Yazawa and many others.

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Nineteen eighty is almost here, thank God. the hippies are getting old, they blew their brains on acid and now they’re begging on street corners all over San Francisco. Their hair is tangled and their bare feet are thick and gray as shoes. We’re sick of them.
Jennifer Egan
When you make the film, there’s a big difference between when you’re in your own home at the typewriter, and when you’re standing on a mountain, or on a street corner, and buses are coming by-it’s a different reality. You make a million changes that were never in the script, but that reality dictates.
Woody Allen
We need to proclaim the Gospel on every street corner, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing, even with our preaching, every kind of disease and wound.
Pope Francis
By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream
Virginia Woolf
Bulgaria is fascinating. Because it had been a Communist country until the mid-80s, so it had just recently transitioned. And there were still the police towers on the street corners, where they look down – they were still there, although no one was in them.
Joan Cusack
Even now, sometimes on street corners… when I meet someone, I see your shadow. I’m sure that even now, you’re still wearing that man’s cologne… so you can sleep, even alone.
Ai Yazawa
This decision is an illustration that freedom of speech still protects average people sitting on a street corner singing.
John Morrison
I spent a lot of time standing on street corners [of New York City] talking to local residents. I spent time in bookstores and galleries. But most of the time, I really did not have much to do.
Ai Weiwei
On 139 and Lenox Ave there’s a big park, and if you’re soft don’t go through it when it gets dark
Big L
I sang do-wop on the street corner before it was called do-wop.
Al Jarreau
To me, acting is acting… I’d be happy working on a street corner in a mime troupe.
Kelly McGillis
I was playing a part of someone dealing dope on a street corner – and there was a guy actually dealing heroin right there. I looked at him, he looked at me, and I got real confused.
Al Pacino
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Albert Camus
Well, as resources inevitably disappear [in Africa], people have to make do with a lot less. You have to be much more ingenious with a lot less, and accept that you can’t get your perfect tuna sandwich on a street corner.
Damon Albarn
I almost tell him that I’d never be able to do something like that, just take out my instrument and begin playing on a street corner. But it feels to personal. Yes, I’m shy, but why bring it to his attention? I’m too shy to talk about how shy I am.
Andrew Clements
I don’t want to go with the smooth skin and the calm brow. I hope I end up a blithering idiot cursing the sun – hallucinating, screaming, giving obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks.
Henry Rollins
All roads lead to Wall Street, but we feel the effects of Wall Street on every street corner. Certainly in Syracuse, N.Y., where I live.
Dana Spiotta
Yes, Yes Yall, You know we talkin it all see how we bringing the street corner to Cargenie hall
Busta Rhymes
They are mostly Americans and almost all are Protestant. Many have a strong grounding in the Bible. In Jerusalem, they suddenly take off their clothes or shout prophecies on street corners, only to revert to normal after a few days’ treatment.
Amos Elon
I’ve run for office, and I’ve stood on street corners, while people walked by me and didn’t want to talk to me, and did not think I was a credible candidate. And then four years later, I was nearly elected mayor of San Francisco, so I know what it takes.
Matt Gonzalez
I always knew I could hold people’s attention and make them laugh every 30 or 40 seconds, and I got approval and attention for that, so the behavior was reinforced. Later, that became an important skill on the street corner.
George Carlin
it is strange how the dead leap out on us at street corners, or in dreams
Virginia Woolf
I couldn’t find any good pictures in magazines of ordinary modern street corners in America, so I persuaded this guy I knew in Sacramento – Stanley Something-or-other – to spend a day with me driving around just to take snapshots.
Robert Crumb
On street corners everywhere, people are looking at their cell phones, and it’s easy to dismiss this as some sort of bad trend in human culture. But the truth is life is being lived there.
Ze Frank
It’s a legitimate point to debate. But it’s part of the reality. It’s happening, but it’s also true they (looters) are in the distinct minority. I think there’s a hero on every street corner in New Orleans, and I think the reporting has shown that. I think the balance has been there.
Dan Rather
Lenders, including major credit companies as well as payday lenders, have taken over the traditional role of the street-corner loan shark, charging the poor insanely high rates of interest.
Barbara Ehrenreich
It may be a brief interruption – just a few seconds – but what if someone sitting near you is trying to make a decent bootleg? Did you ever think of that? Now all those street-corner copies are permanently defiled by your so-called ’emergency.’ Don’t be so damn selfish.
Brad Pitt
A man is not a wall, whose stones are crushed upon the road; or a pipe, whose fragments are thrown away at a street corner. The fragments of an intellect are always good.
George Sand
I want to make a picture that could stand on its own, regardless of what it was a picture of. I’ve never been a bit interested in the fact that this was a picture of a blues musician or a street corner or something.
William Eggleston
Every day after school, for three hours a day, I would sell those pralines on the street corner. I was just eight years old. I’d bring the money home to my parents and say, “This is just the beginning.”
Richard Simmons
The War on Drugs employs millions – politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military – that probably couldn’t find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
L. Neil Smith
The Five Points was the toughest street corner in the world. That’s how it was known. In fact, Charles Dickens visited it in the 1850s and he said it was worse than anything he’d seen in the East End of London.
Martin Scorsese
When I was cognizant of the war, I was very angry at the street-corner liberals who were trying to defame the footsoldier. Because there was a man who had no choice. He was a cog in the wheel, just trying to survive. I was always aware of that.
Sylvester Stallone
She only maintains that it is possible, under some circumstances, for a lady to murder her husband; but that a woman who wears ankle-strap shoes and smokes on the street corner, though she may be a joy to all who know her and have devoted her life to charity, could never qualify as a lady.
Judith Martin
A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked Perfection.
Donald Kennedy
Our street corners keep secrets, and our road signs only suggest, never deciding for us, never knowing if the destination to which they lead, is where we truely belong.
Life’s greatest tragedy is not that it will some day end, but that most of us just live to follow directions, and many times we end up totally lost.
Alex Gaskarth
I would willingly stand at street corners, hat in hand, begging passerby to drop their unused minutes into it.
Bernard Berenson
Tennis would be much more exciting if they had pitching machines firing Tennis was given to me to keep me off the street corners of east St. Louis.
Jimmy Connors
A drug for everything is madness. Legal or not, prescribed or not, over-counter under-counter bought for blood on street-corners-every pill separates us from knowing our own completion and from being taught by what’s true.
Richard Bach
I was getting money for showing one man killing another. Two lives were destroyed and I was getting paid for it. (On his 1968 photograph of the summary street corner execution of prisoner Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnam’s police chief, Lt. Col. Nguyen Ngoc Loan.)
Eddie Adams
Now that’s hard for many people to believe, given that the media image of a drug dealer is a black kid standing on the street corner with his pants sagging down.
Michelle Alexander
Someone has said that to plagiarise from the ancients is to play the pirate beyond the Equator, but that to steal from the moderns is to pick pockets at street corners.
Nicolas Chamfort
Growing up, if I hadn’t had sports, I don’t know where I’d be. God only knows what street corners I’d have been standing on and God only knows what I’d have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.
Bobby Orr
It takes a lot of weapons to do good works (as Richard the Lionhearted could have told us). And this is not just a Somali problem. We have poverty and deprivation in our own country. Try standing unarmed on a street corner in Compton handing out twenty-dollar bills and see how long you last.
P. J. O’Rourke
The Internet is only the street corner meeting on a big scale
Tony Benn