Quotations list about lure, allure and allured captions citing John Burroughs, Edward Fitzgerald and Samuel Ullman sayings.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
— John Burroughs
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
— Edward Fitzgerald lure quote
Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you are young.
— Samuel Ullman
Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.
— Ben Hecht
To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.
— lure quotation by George Orwell
The rise of computer crime and armed robbery has not eliminated the lure of caged cash.
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless.
The only thing you can learn anything worthwhile from...is through your failures.
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant.
I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.
Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.
I am not immune to the lure of a signed record, flier or set list.
The fact that your music heroes potentially had, in their own hands, the record you now have in yours is kind of cool. When the musician has departed, it can give the thing a unique power.
Network television has been attempting to lure viewers for years with its low-interest programming only to have those viewers discover later that their brains are bankrupt.