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Inherit The Wind Quotes By Rafe Esquith

But to paraphrase Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind, ignorance and mediocrity are forever busy, and the forces of mediocrity aren't content with being mediocre; they'll do everything in their power to prevent even the humblest of teachers and children from accomplishing anything extraordinary. For good work shines a light on the failures of the mediocre, and that is a light which terrifies those who conspire to keep our nation's children, like themselves, ordinary. — Rafe Esquith

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Lynne Truss

Jessie had never heard you could inherit madness. She thought madness was something that just happened to people in Shakespeare when the wind got up. — Lynne Truss

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Jerome Lawrence

Darwin was wrong. Man's still an ape — Jerome Lawrence

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Jack Lemmon

How do you know that God didn't speak to Charles Darwin? — Jack Lemmon

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Jerome Lawrence

The aftermath of the war is what inspired us to write many of our plays. The whole reason for our writing Inherit the Wind was that we were appalled at the blacklisting. We were appalled at thought control. — Jerome Lawrence

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Anonymous

He who sows discord in his own house will inherit the wind. Proverbs 11:19 — Anonymous

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Hilary Mantel

Life do your worst; we are plump of knee and mild of eye, we are douce, glib and blithe; we inherit the semi, while others inherit the wind. — Hilary Mantel

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Jerome Lawrence

In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of Inherit the Wind because it doesn't sing. It's an intellectual play. — Jerome Lawrence

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Thomas Pynchon

Displaced Person's Song

If you see a train this evening,
Far away, against the sky,
Lie down in your woolen blanket,
Sleep and let the train go by.

Trains have called us, every midnight,
From a thousand miles away,
Trains that pass through empty cities,
Trains that have no place to stay.

No one drives the locomotive,
No one tends the staring light,
Trains have never needed riders,
Trains belong to bitter night.

Railway stations stand deserted,
Rights-of-way lie clear and cold,
What we left them, trains inherit,
Trains go on, and we grow old.

Let them cry like cheated lovers,
Let their cries find only wind,
Trains are meant for night and ruin,
And we are meant for song and sin. — Thomas Pynchon

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Dick York

When I did Inherit the Wind, I learned about teaching school. I also found out what a fundamentalist was. — Dick York

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Tony Randall

Inherit the Wind is a wonderful play, and I was in the original with Paul Muni. — Tony Randall

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Dick Gregory

No kid in the world, no woman in the world should ever raise a hand against a no-good daddy. That's already been taken care of: A Man Who Destroys His Own Home Shall Inherit the Wind. — Dick Gregory

Inherit The Wind Quotes By Jerome Lawrence

Can't you understand? That if you take a law like evolution and you make it a crime to teach it in the public schools, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools? And tomorrow you may make it a crime to read about it. And soon you may ban books and newspapers. And then you may turn Catholic against Protestant, and Protestant against Protestant, and try to foist your own religion upon the mind of man. If you can do one, you can do the other. Because fanaticism and ignorance is forever busy, and needs feeding. And soon, your Honor, with banners flying and with drums beating we'll be marching backward, BACKWARD, through the glorious ages of that Sixteenth Century when bigots burned the man who dared bring enlightenment and intelligence to the human mind
-Henry Drummond, a character in Inherit The Wind — Jerome Lawrence