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Top 100 Quotes About The Dutch

#1. The Dutch were among the earliest adopters of a new technology - the printed book - and - Author: Russell Shorto
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#2. During the settling of the American colonies, it was said that the Spaniards would first build a church, the Dutch would first build a fort and the English a tavern. Welcome to Charleston, an English colony founded in 1670. - Author: Mark R. Jones
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#3. Many people suggest using mathematics to talk to the aliens, and Dutch computer scientist Alexander Ollongren has developed an entire language (Lincos) based on this idea. But my personal opinion is that mathematics may be a hard way to describe ideas like love or democracy. - Author: Seth Shostak
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#4. The major concrete achievement of the women's movement of the 1970's was the Dutch treat. - Author: Nora Ephron
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#5. I think the Dutch certainly get British comedy. And let's face it; a lot of it is pretty low-hanging fruit for the whole world now. There are probably tribes in the heart of the Papua New Guinean rainforest that know all the words to the Dead Parrot sketch. - Author: Rhianna Pratchett
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#6. The gh at the end of many modern words, however, like dough, cough, and trough, is actually an artifact not of Dutch orthographic tendencies, but of Norman distaste for the Middle English letter yogh, which looked like this: 3. Yogh fell out of use around the end of the fifteenth century. - Author: David Wolman
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#7. The original American dream wasn't about wealth, but freedom - freedom to worship and freedom from tyranny. It was also about partnering with God to release the light of His word to all nations, and exporting His glorious gospel to the ends of the earth. - Author: Dutch Sheets
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#8. Although Cronkite had once crash landed in a Dutch potato field under enemy fire, he chose instead to focus on celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the hands of the Free Dutch. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#9. Green Gables has been translated into Swedish and Dutch. My copy of the Swedish edition always gives me the inestimable boon of a laugh. The cover design is a full length figure of Anne, wearing a sunbonnet, carrying the famous carpet-bag, and with hair that is literally of an intense scarlet! - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#10. What do you want?"
"You," he said, his voice lowering an octave. "I want you, Dutch, body and soul. I want you in my bed every night. I want you there when I wake up in the morning. I want your clothes strung across my apartment and your scent on my skin. - Author: Darynda Jones
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#11. Authorities in New York City have foiled a plot by terrorists to blow up the Holland Tunnel. There was one awkward moment when officials informed President Bush the Holland Tunnel was safe. Bush then thanked the Dutch authorities for all their help. - Author: Jay Leno
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#12. But the Dutch speak four languages and smoke marijuana. - Author: Eddie Izzard
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#13. I was born William. My father was William. I came from a big family, I hated being called Billy. Willem's a nickname; it's a Dutch name, very common in the Netherlands. - Author: Willem Dafoe
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#14. I know I've got a lock on the Dutch Hall of Fame. - Author: Bert Blyleven
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#15. I love the Dutch impressionists - Vermeer, Rembrandt. What they were able to do with light was astonishing. As for photographers, I think mostly of the Hungarians: Robert Capa, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Jozsef Pesci. In fact, I have one of his photographs hanging in my house. - Author: Vilmos Zsigmond
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#16. Willem tsk-tsks. You Americans are so violent. I'm Dutch. The worst I will do is run her over with a bicycle. - Author: Gayle Forman
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#17. When John Quincy Adams in the Netherlands was placed with elementary students and belittled because he did not speak Dutch, either the author or John Adams accuses school authorities of "littleness of soul". - Author: Paul C. Nagel
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#18. I remember World Cups in 1982 and 1986 when we weren't there and we'd support Belgium or Denmark, .. They had some players who played in Holland and they were a bit like the Dutch. - Author: Simon Kuper
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#19. And besides, I'm so in Dutch with my neighbors here that I thought that was better than getting them all upset with what might be a fake bomb scare where they'd have to clear out the whole neighborhood. - Author: Ernst Zundel
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#20. The Dutch are a very practical people. - Author: Famke Janssen
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#21. Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
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#22. When I was a teenager, my idol was the Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff. He's the only person I've ever asked for an autograph. - Author: Ferran Adria
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#23. People say 'Why would you learn Dutch? Nobody speaks it. Why not French?' Even the Dutch say that to me! I say because I want to live here, I think it's only common courtesy that I speak the language. - Author: Anthony Geary
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#24. What, then, is this new man, the American? They are a mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, French, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes. From this promiscuous breed, that race, now called Americans, have arisen. - Author: J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur
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#25. Is it O.K. that I speak in English? The only thing I know in Dutch is how to order pot. - Author: Eddie Vedder
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#26. I listen to all of my Dutch happy-hardcore songs from my raving techno days when I was about 14. It's the most horrible music ever. I think it's some kind of muscle memory that brings me back to when I was 14. It makes me bounce around the gym quite happily. - Author: Lara Stone
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#27. Alcoholics build defenses like the Dutch build dikes. - Author: Stephen King
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#28. A cycle of high salmon prices began in 2013 and will continue until 2017 because of the limited supply, Jeroen Leffelaar, global head of animal protein at Dutch bank Rabobank, said - Author: Anonymous
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#29. The whole world is festering with unhappy souls: The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles' Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch; and I don't like anybody very much! - Author: Sheldon Harnick
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#30. There's another part, an obstinate part, that wants more. That wants Dutch live and in the flesh. That wants her hand. Her mouth. Her hips under mine. It wants all of her. Every last ounce. Body and soul. - Author: Darynda Jones
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#31. In 1628, French pirates and marauding, escaped slaves plundered Santiago and burned Havana to the ground. Even the Dutch, led by Piet Heyn , sacked the Spanish fleet lying at anchor in Havana harbor. page 83, "The Exciting Story of Cuba - Author: Hank Bracker
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#32. Nearly always in Dutch painting and often in the works of Giorgione or Titian, it is entirely independent of anything definitely poetical in the subject, a kind of form and choice in workmanship which is itself entirely satisfying, and is (as the Greeks would say) an end in itself. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#33. I wanted to be the Dutch Bruce Jenner - that was my goal. He was my hero. - Author: Bas Rutten
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#34. The Yankee: In acuteness and perseverance, he resembles the Scotch. In frugal
neatness, he resembles the Dutch. But in truth, a Yankee is nothing else on earth
but himself. - Author: Frances Trollope
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#35. What the federal government should have done is accept the assistance of foreign countries, of entrepreneurial Americans who have had solution that they wanted presented ... The Dutch and the Norwegians, they are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills. - Author: Sarah Palin
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#36. If I had been prime minister, I would have offered apologies to the Dutch Jewish community without hesitation. This would refer both to our government's attitude during the Second World War and to the very late postwar discovery that the restitution process had been poorly conceived. - Author: Els Borst
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#37. Never deny the babies their Christmas! It is the shining seal set upon, a year of happiness. Let them believe in Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas; or Kriss Kringle, or whatever name the jolly Dutch saint bears in your religion. - Author: Mary Virginia Terhune
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#38. My idol was Johann Cruyff (a Dutch soccer player) and I wanted to be like him. But when I realized that I would never be, I decided to do something else. I met the kitchen by chance and quickly became completely enamoured by it. - Author: Ferran Adria
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#39. On loof, literally 'on rudder', was a Dutch phrase spoken by the captain of a vessel when he wanted to steer a course away from a hazard such as a reef. It became aloof, a word that extended this idea of avoidance and evasion. - Author: Henry Hitchings
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#40. Apparently the Dutch now prided themselves on being better at queues than the English, which was absurd, because standing cheerfully in line was the English national sport. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#41. It was the Dutch of this era who invented the idea of the home as a personal, intimate space; one might say they invented coziness. - Author: Russell Shorto
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#42. To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch. - Author: Ruud Gullit
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#43. Prosperity too often has the same effect on a Christian that a calm at sea has on a Dutch mariner; who frequently, it is said, in those circumstances, ties up the rudder, gets drunk, and goes to sleep. - Author: William Cornelius Van Horne
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#44. Some men prayed for life and some for death, in languages as varied as their uniforms - the Dutch and Germans and the Scots and French and English tangled side by side, for all men looked alike when they were dying. - Author: Susanna Kearsley
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#45. Race mixing becomes a crime worse than treason. Humans being humans, and sex being sex, that prohibition never stopped anyone. There were mixed kids in south Africa 9 months after the first Dutch boats hit the beach at Table Bay. - Author: Trevor Noah
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#46. Among top grandmasters the Dutch is a rare defense, which is good reason to play it! It has not been studied very deeply by many opponents, and theory, based on a small number of 'reliable' games, must be rather unreliable. - Author: Bent Larsen
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#47. Like Abraham you will believe, like Sarah you will conceive, and like Moses you will rise from your isolation and exile. You will live again. God is determined to reverse your tragedy into transformation and crown your tomb with the testimony of a glorious resurrection. From - Author: Dutch Sheets
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#48. Born in England during the First World War, of Belgian parents with partly German roots, I grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Antwerp, where I had the benefit of a classical education taught in the two national languages of Belgium: French and Dutch. - Author: Christian De Duve
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#49. Occasionally, if I am very confident in the establishment, I'll risk an egg salad on Dutch crunch, but I must be very confident indeed. - Author: Gail Carriger
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#50. As the tide washed in, the Dutch Tulip Man faced the Ocean:
"Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator. Look at it, rising up and rising down, taking everything with it."
"What's that?" Anna asked.
"Water," the Dutchman said. "Well, and time. - Author: John Green
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#51. ...the curious Dutch classification gedogen, which means 'technically illegal but officially tolerated. - Author: Russell Shorto
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#52. You are only a flying Dutch
while the Rights of The Royals
have already died.
Religious Leader Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
The Religion Of The Blue Circle
October 31, 2016 - Author: Petra Hermans
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#53. The Dutch look like a huge jar of marmalade. - Author: Barry Davies
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#54. Sarah Palin is speaking out about the oil spill. She said, I'm not kidding, we should ask the Dutch for help with the spill because the Dutch have the world's best dikes. So let me get this straight. It is OK to cover lesbians in oil but you just can't let them get married. - Author: Craig Ferguson
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#55. With 'Twilight,' you have these massive tomes that you have to condense. With 'Penoza,' we had an eight episode Dutch series that, just for the pilot alone, I condensed three episodes. So, there's a lot of filling in and a ton of invention that has to happen to fill out eight episodes. - Author: Melissa Rosenberg
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#56. I considered the attacks on London useless, and I told the Fuhrer again and again that inasmuch as I knew the English people as well as I did my own people, I could never force them to their knees by attacking London. We might be able to subdue the Dutch people by such measures but not the British. - Author: Hermann Goring
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#57. Dutch in my ear, Olde E in my palm,
I Freddy Krueger your face, Michael Myers your moms.
You botherin mine? That's when I'm sparkin the nine. - Author: Sean Price
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#58. Dance music is so interchangeable. There's not a lot of face to it. It's a bunch of Dutch DJs with the same haircut. - Author: Diplo
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#59. You probably have to have redundant levee systems with canals in between them, like the Dutch have, to make sure that incoming water is channeled off to areas where you deal with it rather than have it drown you. - Author: Billy Tauzin
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#60. You know the Dutch, they're always a bit funny ... some of them. - Author: Franz Beckenbauer
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#61. After an initial rush of pleasure that left me trembling with need, I broke off the heated kiss and whispered, "Okay, you win."
He leaned over me and said into my ear, "Dutch, I won the moment you crawled into bed."
He really did need to work on his self-esteem. - Author: Darynda Jones
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#62. Dutch is not so much a language as an ailment of the throat. - Author: John Green
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#63. Because we're Jewish, my father immigrated to Holland in 1933, where he became the managing director of the Dutch Opekta Company, which manufactures products used in making jam. - Author: Anne Frank
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#64. The pilgrims were kicked out of England, quarreled with the Dutch, alienated the Indians, and had an evil reputation among the turkeys. - Author: Dave Beard
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#65. We'll fight 'em until hell freezes over, then we'll fight 'em on the ice. - Author: Dutch Meyer
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#66. He still had the Dutch habit of laughing at whatever you told him, just in case it happened to be a joke. - Author: Michael Lewis
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#67. What use is it to endure the Dutch Rubs and Indian Rope Burns that are politics if you can't obtain mastery over people and give them noogies back? - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#68. How remorseless must one be find pleasure in riding a Wilhelmina golden coach in the 21st century. - Author: Dauglas Dauglas
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#69. Well, the Dutch invented the microscope," she said. "They were jewelers, grinders of lenses. They want it all as detailed as possible because even the tiniest things mean something. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#70. I do research for every single book, regardless. For 'Double Dutch,' I learned to jump and learned the scoring system. For 'November Blues,' I interviewed pregnant teens. I like to get up close and personal with the kids involved in the situations I write about. - Author: Sharon Draper
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#71. I could have stayed holding on to Masimo and riding round forever, round and round, like that bloke on that doomed phantom boat, The Flying Dutchman. Of course there are differences - he was not on a scooter, and I don't have a beard and I am not Dutch. - Author: Louise Rennison
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#72. God made the world, but the Dutch made Holland. - Author: David Winner
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#73. There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch. - Author: Michael Caine
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#74. The Indonesian nationalists, mainly Javanese, who threw the Dutch out - in 1949, after a four-year struggle - were keen to preserve their inheritance and emulated the coercion, deceit, and bribery of the colonial rulers. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
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#75. Bulls don't read. Bears read financial history. As markets fall to bits, the bears dust off the Dutch tulip mania of 1637, the Banque Royale of 1719-20, the railway speculation of the 1840s, the great crash of 1929. - Author: James Buchan
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#76. Economics is like the Dutch language - I'm told it makes sense, but I have my doubts. - Author: John Oliver
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#77. The Dutch change positions quicker than you can make a cup of coffee. - Author: Paolo Rossi
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#78. I'm sure coach Frank Rijkaard will want the Dutch to go on and score a fourth now - although obviously they'll have to score the third one first. - Author: Angus Loughran
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#79. When the Dutch ambassador tried to humiliate her by refusing her a seat, Nzinga had shown her power by ordering one of her advisers to all fours to make a human chair of her body. That was the kind of power I sought ... - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#80. God's plan is always for the present generation to build on the strengths of the previous. This is the synergy of the ages - multiplied power through generational agreement and honor. - Author: Dutch Sheets
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#81. biggest troublemaker you'll ever meet stares you in the face when you brush your teeth. - Dutch Callahan - Author: Lori Wilde
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#82. To me it was real war and my life was at stake, and I believe that all those clandestine spy games we played as children helped when the Occupation came. - Author: Diet Eman
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#83. Everything seemed to flood over him then. It was as though he'd been the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, refusing to let the sea of reason in. - Author: Richard Matheson
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#84. The two women switched to their native tongue. Kate tuned them out. She understood only half of what they were saying. As with most Americans, Dutch sounded to her more like a disease of the throat than an actual language - Author: Karin Slaughter
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#85. There is a Dutch word, uitwaaien, to walk against the wind for pleasure. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#86. I was born in Kodiak, and I was raised in a place called Dutch Harbor out on the Aleutian Islands. There's a show called the 'Deadliest Catch' on the Discovery Channel. And they film it on Dutch Harbor where I grew up. - Author: Darby Stanchfield
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#87. was stopped on the street by a Dutch policeman, who ordered her to slowly speak the words Scheveningen and schapenscheerder. The Dutch police were trying to weed out Germans posing as Dutch, who most likely would not be able to pronounce those Dutch words. - Author: Kathryn J. Atwood
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#88. One of my earliest memories was of seeing horse-drawn buggies with little Amish children peering out at me from the back, their legs dangling as they jabbered in Pennsylvania Dutch, sometimes pointing and giggling at my family following slowly behind them in our car. - Author: Beverly Lewis
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#89. do they not tell us more of the real spirit of the Italian Renaissance, of the dream of Savonarola and of the sin of Borgia, than all the brawling boors and cooking women of Dutch art can teach us of the real spirit of the history of Holland? - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#90. How could the eagle-eyed politicians of The Hague, who specialized in pointing out the tiniest specks in other people's eyes, overlook someone riding a racist coach in their own neighborhood? - Author: Dauglas Dauglas
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#91. Two hundred years ago an old Dutch voyager likened its shape to that of a shoemaker's last. And in this same last or shoe, that old woman of the nursery tale with the swarming brood, might very comfortably be lodged, she and all her progeny. - Author: Herman Melville
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#92. The Dutch customs once thought my pictures were photos. Where on earth did they think I could have photographed my subjects? In Hell, perhaps? - Author: H.R. Giger
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#93. In April 2006, a Dutch court ordered that I leave my safe-home that I was renting from the State. The judge concluded that my neighbors had a right to argue that they felt unsafe because of my presence in the building. - Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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#94. In passing I draw attention to another English expression which often occurs in Dutch texts: "the real world". In Dutch - and I am afraid not in Dutch alone - its usage is almost always a symptom of a violent anti-intellectualism. - Author: Edsger Dijkstra
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#95. I can't wait for the next fad though, and I predict it's going to be Pennsylvania dutch culture, very Amish. It's going to be bonnets and butter churns. - Author: Janeane Garofalo
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#96. Faith isn't denying the reality of your circumstances; faith is denying these circumstances the right to remain in control of your life. - Author: Dutch Sheets
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#97. When I was 5, my mother threw a party, and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll. - Author: Mira Sorvino
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#98. The Lord recently spoke a powerful word to me, 'No more delay!' This word has many applications, which the Lord led me to release as a series of prophetic decrees during Glory of Zion's recent Head of The Year Conference. - Author: Dutch Sheets
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#99. What we have seen of recent American action in the Pacific, the bombing of Tokyo and the engagements in the Coral Sea, off Midway Island and at Dutch Harbour, has been sufficient indication that America is beginning to discharge her supremely important duty in the Pacific. - Author: Chiang Kai-shek
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#100. And call me a pig, but isn't it brilliantly refreshing how early the Dutch eat dinner? When they're still laying out the cutlery in achingly hip Barcelona, they're hanging the Closed sign on the restaurant doors of old Amsterdam. - Author: Julie Burchill
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