quote by Ronald Reagan

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

— Ronald Reagan

Special Canal quotations

Knowledge has always been important, of course.

The ancient Egyptians did not raise the stones for the pyramids relying on the incantations of their gods. The waters in the irrigation canals of the great Indus Civilisation did not flow according to the laws of ignorance. Knowledge has always been power and wealth.

Amsterdam was a great surprise to me.

I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town.

If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. For a canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus communicates, without loss to itself, its superabundant water. In the Church at the present day, we have many canals, few reservoirs.

A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal - Panama

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months.

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal.

throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.

Finally, as the digestive canal is a complex system, a series of separate chemical laboratories, I cut the connections between them in order to investigate the course of phenomena in each particular laboratory; thus I resolved the digestive canal into several separate parts.

If anything can rival Venice in its beauty, it must be its reflection at sunset in the Grand Canal.

We should keep [the Panama Canal]. After all, we stole it fair and square.

Married sex is like being awake during your own autopsy. It is root canal work without anesthetic.

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.

In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries.

The digestive canal represents a tube passing through the entire organism and communicating with the external world, i.e. as it were the external surface of the body, but turned inwards and thus hidden in the organism.

You can replace houses. You can't replace people. I mean, it's left me speechless. I was talking to P.J. (Brown) about it. When the storm hit, I just kept it on CNN and watched the whole thing. Just seeing Canal Street, knowing I was there just a few days before storm and seeing all those stores I went in being under water. Unbelievable.

After 100 years, films should be getting really complicated.

The novel has been reborn about 400 times, but it's like cinema is stuck in the birth canal.

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.

Peacock bass like to hide at ambush points, away from the strong canal currents.

If you fish early and know those peacock hangouts, you will have little or no trouble catching peacocks on lures and live bait.

Our quarrel is not with Egypt, still less with the Arab world.

It is with Colonel Nasser. He has shown that he is not a man who can be trusted to keep an agreement. Now he has torn up all his country's promises to the Suez Canal Company and has even gone back on his own statements.

Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul.

The Panama Canal was dug with a microscope.

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable.

It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles.

When the blind lead the blind, they all fall in the canal.

Holland is a dream, Monsieur, a dream of gold and smoke-smokier by day, more gilded by night. And night and day that dream is peopled with Lohengrins like these, dreamily riding their black bicycles with high handle-bars, funereal swans constantly drifting throughout the whole country, around the seas, along the canals.

We have seen pictures [of mars] where there there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.

I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action.

A beam of luminous hydrogen canal rays has, owing to its velocity, exactly the same direction as that of the electric field in which it may be made to move.

I had rather get a root canal without anesthesia than to call your customer service office for help.

My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States.

I live on a boat, which is in the midst of renovation.

I figure the good Lord will put me in the right place and hopefully I'll have the right clothes on. I think what we're going to do is bring the boat through the Panama Canal. My husband has always wanted to do that. So I think we'll do that and have the boat in Florida for the winter.

I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals.

As was to be expected, the discovery of the nervous apparatus of the salivary glands immediately impelled physiologists to seek a similar apparatus in other glands lying deeper in the digestive canal.

People generally have more feeling for canals and roads than education.

However, I hope we can advance them with equal pace.

The physiologist who succeeds in penetrating deeper and deeper into the digestive canal becomes convinced that it consists of a number of chemical laboratories equipped with various mechanical devices.

My first movie was this independent that I did on the Erie Canal in 1995, called Erie, that I don't know if you could even get, actually with Felicity Huffman. And then from that I did this film that was eventually called The Broken Giant later that fall. And then I kind of started getting into doing pilots.

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