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Railway Station Quotes


"Elgar's first symphony is the musical equivalent of St Pancras Railway Station." - Thomas Beecham

"I wish you wouldn't walk in and out of my mind as though it was a railway station!" - Charlotte Lamb

"And if you ever need self-validation, Just meet me in the alley by the railway station" - Steven Morrissey

"In 1910, eighty-two-year-old Leo Tolstoy flees from his wife and dies in a railway station of exposure." - Jon Winokur

"You can go and see the Katihar railway station. This is the most beautiful station in Bihar, even better than the Patna junction." - Tariq Anwar

"Railway stations can become growth points for the nearby villages." - Narendra Modi

"I'd be ashamed to see a woman walking around with my name-label on her, address and railway station, like a wardrobe trunk." - D H Lawrence

"He has the vocal modulation of a railway-station announcer, the expressive power of a fence-post and the charisma of a week-old head of lettuce." - Fintan O'Toole

"They improvidentially piped growing volumes of sewage into the sea, the healing virtues of which were advertised on every railway station." - Robert Cecil

"Ticket to the last station." - Heinz Guderian

"I'm running a radio station." - Kenny Chesney

"libraries are fascinating places: sometimes you feel you are under the canopy of a railway station, and when you read books about exotic places there's a feeling of travelling to distant lands" - Umberto Eco

"About fifteen years ago, at the end of the second decade of this century, four people were standing together on the platform of the railway station of a town in the hills of western Catawba." - Thomas Wolfe

"The city turned its dreariest aspect toward the railway station; blackened walls, irregular and ill-paved streets, gloomy warehouses, and over all a gray, smoke-laden atmosphere which gave it mystery and often beauty." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"In England, they say that Manchester is the city of rain. It's main attraction is considered to the timetable at the railway station, where trains leave for other, less rainy cities." - Nemanja Vidic

"In India, the poverty is so vast that the state cannot control it. It can beat people, but it can't prevent the poor from flooding the roads, the cities, the parks and railway station platforms." - Arundhati Roy

"'Homeward Bound.' I find myself listening to that tune a lot when I'm traveling. Sitting in a railway station, wanting to go home, carrying all your stuff with you." - Steven Hall

"So, you can set up an orchestra down this end of the railway station playing one particular area, and simultaneously at the other end something completely different going on. And in the middle they meet, or not, depending." - Robert Fripp

"The Giraffe took the horse's head and led him along on the most level parts of the road towards the railway station, and two or three chaps went along to help get the sick man into the train." - Henry Lawson

"I lived at home and I cycled every morning to the railway station to travel by train to Johannesburg followed by a walk to the University, carrying sandwiches for my lunch and returning in the evening the same way." - Sydney Brenner

"Saturday afternoon, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always takes this railway by surprise." - W. S. Gilbert

"The planets in their station list'ning stood." - John Milton

"The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69." - Jonathan Carroll

"If it's not going to sound like Terrapin Station, what's the point of playing Terrapin Station?" - Branford Marsalis

"Over my desk hangs a poster from The Railway Children that my husband had framed for me. It is so lovely to see the children smiling as they run down the railway track." - Dinah Sheridan

"Before you ridicule, remember somebody on a railway platform who seems to be train spotting may actually be writing poetry." - John Hegley

"... And if Europe gives Arabia a railway, Arabia gives Europe an idea - which I think balances the account." - Ameen Rihani

"Boys do not grow up gradually. They move forward in spurts like the hands of clocks in railway stations." - Cyril Connolly

"Most men who have really lived have had, in some share, their great adventure. This railway is mine." - James J Hill

"The next night he asked Jonah if he could take $9.49 out of Jonah's secret stash that only Danny and his mum and Jack knew about. Jonah kept it in his sock drawer next to a photograph of Jonah and a girl with sad eyes, taken in one of those railway station photo booths." - Melina Marchetta

"The stranger came early in February one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand." - H G Wells

"You may think it odd that there were three men to look after one tiny station, but the people who ran the railway knew that if you left two men together in a lonely place they would quarrel, but if you left three men, two of them could always grumble to each other about the third, and then they would be quite happy." - Joan Aiken

"It is often said that the Japanese are extremely clean at home, or inside any house or office, but dirty and untidy outside. 'Go and look at a railway station,' I was told, 'and you'll be horrified.' I went and was horrified; horrified by the cleanliness of the place." - George Mikes

"Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? (She made this remark in February 1936, at the railway station in Los Angeles upon her return from Chicago, when a Los Angeles police officer was assigned to escort her home)" - Mae West

"I think democracy is not a destination. I don't think socialism is a railway station and if we catch the right train with the right driver, we'll get there. I think it's a way of thinking about things and every generation has to do it again." - Tony Benn

"When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy In the company of strangers In the quiet of the railway station, runnin' scared Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters, where the ragged people go Looking for the places only they would know." - Simon and Garfunkel

"The philosophers must station themselves in the middle." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I Believe she thought I had forgotten my station; and yours, sir.' 'Station! Station!- your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you, now or hereafter." - Charlotte Bronte

"Man's life is a progress, not a station." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The philosopher must station themselves in the middle." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Every company is its own TV station, magazine, and newspaper." - Jay Baer

"Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country." - John Mccain

"Can't you see that everyone is buying station wagons?" - Neal Stephenson

"Life is the train and not the station." - Paulo Coelho

"Is Messi a real player or a Play Station character?" - Radamel Falcao

"I keep the pornographic stuff in a bus station locker." - Norman Rockwell

"Life is a progress, and not a station." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The brain is the first broadcasting station ever invented." - Napoleon Hill

"Under each station of the real, another glimmers." - Marcel Proust

"I never lived in an abandoned railroad station." - Peter Dinklage

"The higher your station, the less your liberty." - Sallust

"Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station." - Orlando Bloom

"I worked at a PBS station called WQED in Pittsburgh." - Michael Keaton

"A library is a fueling station for your mind." - Steve Leveen

"Happiness: a way station between too little and too much." - Channing Pollock

"The post of honour is a private station." - Joseph Addison

"A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station." - Abbie Hoffman

"What do you mean you have my children at the police station? Why are my kids at the police station?" - O J Simpson

"An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a railway collision, some wine was poured on his lips to revive him." - Ambrose Bierce

"I think I'm a narcoleptic. I could sleep on a railway track with a train running over me, in-between the rails." - Dan Aykroyd

"My first career ambitions involved turning into a boy; I intended to be either a railway guard or a knight errant." - Hilary Mantel

"The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film." - Dinah Sheridan

"I'm proud to be a railway modeler." - Rod Stewart

"America was the funder of petro-dictatorships. We treated all these countries as basically big, large gas stations: Libya station, Iraq station, Iran station, Egypt station, Syria station, and all we asked of them were three things: Keep your palms open, your prices low and don't bother Israel too much, and you can do whatever you want to your own people." - Thomas Friedman

"Solely in the world of languages is the amateur of value. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people. Asking in broken Italian which train we are supposed to board at the Venice railway station is far from useless. Indeed, it is better to do that than to remain uncertain and silent and end up back in Budapest rather than in Milan." - Kató Lomb

"The absurdity of public-choice theory is captured by Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen in the following little scenario: "Can you direct me to the railway station?" asks the stranger. "Certainly," says the local, pointing in the opposite direction, towards the post office, "and would you post this letter for me on your way?" "Certainly," says the stranger, resolving to open it to see if it contains anything worth stealing." - Linda McQuaig

"Back at the Chateau Windsor there was a rat-like scratching at the door of my room. Vinod, the youngest servant, came in with a soda water. He placed it next to the bag of toffees. Then he watched me read. I was used to being observed reading. Sometimes the room would fill like a railway station at rush hour and I would be expected to cure widespread boredom" - Tahir Shah

"Why do all the clerks and navvies in the railway trains look so sad and tired, so very sad and tired? I will tell you. It is because they know that the train is going right. It is because they know that whatever place they have taken a ticket for that place they will reach. It is because after they have passed Sloane Square they know that the next station must be Victoria, and nothing but Victoria. Oh, their wild rapture! oh, their eyes like stars and their souls again in Eden, if the next station were unaccountably Baker Street!" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I've always thought space station is a great name. It should be like a gas station where we go for service and supplies before heading further out" - Wally Schirra

"The old Catholic parties hounded me with a Christian hatred from station to station, city to city, one stage to another." - Josephine Baker

"She has ideas above her station... How would you say that in French?... you can't say au-dessus de sa gare. It isn't that sort of station." - Terence Rattigan

"Have you beheld a man skillful in his work? Before kings is where he will station himself; he will not station himself before commonplace men." - Solomon

"I've always thought space station is a great name. It should be like a gas station where we go for service and supplies before heading further out." - Wally Schirra

"Regardless of our age, experience, or station in life, we are all missionaries." - David A Bednar

"Every human brain is both a broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thought." - Napoleon Hill

"An OBE is what you get if you clean the toilets well at King's Cross station." - Michael Winner

"O Lord! he concluded, forgive all these trespasses. Lead me not into Penn Station." - Saul Bellow

"He is too illiterate, unread, unlearned for his station and reputation." - John Adams

"It is our human need - to circle back to the station of our sorrow." - Michael Hainey

"Sober Evening takes her wonted station in the middle air, a thousand shadows at her beck." - James Thomson

"Where vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station." - Joseph Addison

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway." - Andrew S. Tanenbaum

"Bonhoeffer thought of death as the last station on the road to freedom." - Eric Metaxas

"Art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living." - John Cage

"This is a service station, we offer service. There is no higher purpose." - Nick Nolte

"Eminent station makes great men more great, and little ones less." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day." - Dalai Lama

"Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?" - George Carlin

"The last Martian report station on Earth was established in the Pyrenees." - L Ron Hubbard

"Men in however high a station ought to fear the humble." - Phaedrus

"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbeck

"Get this to Grand Central Station as quick as you can!" - Steve Allen

"Love, though sweet, must know its proper station And never seek to rival education." - Robertson Davies

"Once a king ... it was impossible, without risk of life, to sink to a private station." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"if the train does' stop at your station, it's not your train." - Marianne Williamson

"You can't have silence on the radio; people will turn away from the station." - Robert Barry

"Give me, kind heaven, a private station, a mind serene for contemplation." - John Gay

"I got to know every format of every station and who was on and what time." - Bob Edwards

"There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave." - John James Ingalls

"Nobody is just anything... everyone is of equal value, regardless of their station" - Tim Lahaye

"So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country." - Walter Salles

"Some people even went off to form another band, Power Station." - Roger Andrew Taylor

"The farewell between Hitler and Mussolini at the station was very affectionate. Both men were moved." - Galeazzo Ciano

"Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station." - Robbie Coltrane

"Habitat for wildlife is continually shrinking - I can at least provide a way station." - Peter Coyote

"Why do we need another station where everyone has a gun? We already have BET." - Greg Giraldo

"Well, we have two major goals. The most important one is to get the station arm on board the station, because that's this really milestone in the space station building since from now on they will be using this arm to continue building the space station." - Umberto Guidoni

"I went straight in. Fade in, one... whatever. He's playing the piano in the radio station." - Ronald Harwood

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead station." - William Gibson

"So the competition isn't once you got the license, running the station; it's getting the license." - Robert Mcchesney

"A space station is a rangy monstrosity, a giant erector set built by a madman." - Mary Roach

"I know what it's like to wash my clothes in a Chevron station." - Dick Dale

"Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station." - Robbie Coltraine

"So the competition isn't once you got the license, running the station; it's getting the license." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"Some people even went off to form another band, Power Station." - Roger Meddows Taylor

"The station put us on staff at $35 a week... and I mean every week." - Roy Rogers

"There's something so soothing about the hum of Grand Central Station." - Rachel Nichols

"Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop." - Adlai E Stevenson

"My first car was a '56 Ford station wagon - cost 100 bucks." - Cheech Marin

"Where is your bliss station? You have to try to find it." - Joseph Campbell

"The operating management, providing as it does for the care of near thirty thousand miles of railway, is far more important than that for construction in which there is comparatively little doing." - John B. Jervis

"The great Pacific Railway is commenced... Immigration will soon pour into these valleys. Ten millions of emigrants will settle in this golden land in twenty years... This is the grandest enterprise under God!" - George Francis Train

"I turned to Aunt Agatha, whose demeanour was now rather like that of one who, picking daisies on the railway, has just caught the down express in the small of the back." - P G Wodehouse

"I want to see a publicly-owned railway, publicly accountable." - Tony Blair

"I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever. I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK-47 though." - Mikhail Kalashnikov

"She had more curves than a scenic railway" - P G Wodehouse

"Street-casting - people like Katie Jarvis in 'Fish Tank,' spotted having a row with her boyfriend on a railway platform - has helped make actors raise their game. They have to." - Joe Dempsie

"I flew a full string of 35 combat missions over some of the most heavily defended targets in Europe. We were hitting Hitler's oil refineries, his tank factories, his aircraft factories, his railway yards. Those were our prime targets." - George Mcgovern

"In the decade before the Civil War various north and south lines of railway were projected and some of these were assisted by grants of land from the Federal Government." - John Moody

"Japanese train signs, station signs, are really representative of the Japanese mind to me, because it always has the station where you are, the station you were previously at, and the station that is the next station. When I came to New York, I was very confused. It just doesn't say where I was and where I was going. But I realized after a while probably most people don't need to know what station you were previously at. But I think it's just some weird Japanese mentality that we need to know, we need to connect the plot." - Miho Hatori

"I'm not saying that they were Einsteins; they were marginal students. But every ballplayer whoever touched me has moved up his station in life. And the players moved up my station." - Al Mcguire

"Our duty as storytellers is to bring people to the station. There each person will choose his or her own train...But we must at least take them to the a point of departure." - Federico Fellini

"However, sooner or later we must realize there is no one station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly outdistances us." - Robert J. Hastings

"Levi's station in life was the receipt of custom; and Peter's, the shore of Galilee; and Paul's, the antechambers of the High- Priest,- which station in life each had to leave, with brief notice." - John Ruskin

"Let us forever forget that every station in life is necessarily that each deserves our respect; that not the station itself; but the worthy fulfillment of its duties does honor the man." - Mary Lyon

"I used to write letters to the wounded in the Palace Hotel, and I used to drive a station wagon with blood in bottles to a battalion aid station." - Martha Gellhorn

"If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say, 'Please play it.'" - Afrojack

"Shortly afterwards, I did a third one to repair the robotic arm of the station. This arm plays a very important role in the ongoing expansion of the station as well as in the deployment of solar panels." - Philippe Perrin

"There was this mountain village in Russia where my music was getting in on some German radio station. I remember this because music used to get up to Saskatchewan from Texas. Late at night after the local station closed down." - Joni Mitchell

"Every time I went on the radio, I would take the crummiest radio station, the station that was like a toilet bowl. I would go on there and build up the ratings, so you couldn't do any worse." - Howard Stern

"The morphlings from District 6 are in the camouflage station, painting each other's faces with bright pink swirls." - Suzanne Collins

"He ran a gas station down in St. Louis... No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century." - Hillary Clinton

"DEGRADATION, n. One of the stages of moral and social progress from private station to political preferment." - Ambrose Bierce

"John R. told me you don't work for the radio station. You work for the people out there." - Wolfman Jack

"The station was tight, aggressive ... the deejays at times sounding as if they were broadcasting at gunpoint." - David Carson

"Every Christmas my hometown radio station would always play 'Christmas In Dixie' by Alabama. I always remember lovin' that song." - Kenny Chesney

"The head has the most beautiful appearance, as well as the highest station, in a human figure." - Joseph Addison

"To travel and to get around different places, especially in station wagons, you could really see America." - Allen Toussaint

"Berry Gordy believed in owning the artist for life and controlling everything: the money, the station wagons, everything." - Wilson Pickett

"I don't know of any source for online maps showing the platform, stairs, escalators, elevators, mezzanines and other station details." - Robert James Thomson



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