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Vagrants Quotes


"Men and women of high professional standing have been reduced to the status of vagrants." - Elmer Rice

"Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens." - Alex Kapranos

"To those who know the speech of hills and rivers straightening a stream is like shipping vagrants-a very successful method of passing trouble from one place to the next. It solves nothing in any collective sense." - Aldo Leopold

"I, on the other hand, believe that books, maps, scissors, and Scotch tape dispensers are all unreliable vagrants, likely to take off for parts unknown unless strictly confined to quarters." - Anne Fadiman

"My father saw two black men lynched on his street in Cartersville, as a child. And I think seeing two black businessmen - not vagrants - hanging from trees as a child was traumatic for him." - Toni Morrison

"Dreamers of dreams may be pathfinders; but they may be mere vagrants. Of those who depart from the pavements, only a few are explorers: the rest are mere jaywalkers" - Gilbert Ryle

"Arresting a single drunk or a single vagrant who has harmed no identifiable person seems unjust, and in a sense it is. But failing to do anything about a score of drunks or a hundred vagrants may destroy an entire community." - James Q Wilson

"We're headed for collapse, if you want my opinion, Missy. I can see it in the fallin' off of the quality of vagrants. There was atime you could find real good company in almost any jungle you'd pick, men who could talk, men who'd read a book now and then; and now, what do you find, a lot of dirty little guttersnipes no decent tramp would want to associate with. Well, it's been that way all through history." - John Dos Passos