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1. "Margaret the Churchwoman, her father the Dissenter, Higgins the Infidel, knelt down together. It did them no harm."
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
2. "He had tenderness in his heart — ‘a soft place,' as Nicholas Higgins called it; but he had some pride in concealing it; he kept it very sacred and safe, and was jealous of every circumstance that tried to gain admission. But if he dreaded exposure of his tenderness, he was equally desirous that all men should recognize his justice; and he felt that he had been unjust, in giving so scornful a hearing to anyone who had waited, with humble patience, for five hours, to speak to him."
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
3. "HIGGINS. Have you no morals, man?DOOLITTLE [unabashed] Cant afford them, Governor. Neither could you if you was as poor as me."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
4. "MRS PEARCE. Mr Higgins: youre tempting the girl. It's not right. She should think of the future.HIGGINS. At her age! Nonsense! Time enough to think of the future when you havnt any future to think of."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
5. "PICKERING:Excuse the straight question, Higgins. Are you a man of good character where women are concerned?HIGGINS [moodily]:Have you ever met a man of good character where women are concerned?"
Author: George Bernard Shaw
6. "Professor Henry Higgins: She's an owl, sickened by a few days of *my* sunshine."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
7. "I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to you, because you always treat me as a lady, and always will."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
8. "Higgins: I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance. I find that the moment I let myself make friends with a woman, I become selfish and tyrannical. Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and youre driving at another.Pickering: At what, for example?Higgins: Oh, Lord knows! I suppose the woman wants to live her own life; and the man wants to live his; and each tries to drag the other on to the wrong track. One wants to go north and the other south; and the result is that both have to go east, though they both hate the east wind."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
9. "HIGGINS [aggrieved] Do you mean that my language is improper?MRS HIGGINS. No, dearest: it would be quite proper - say on a canal barge..."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
10. "People fell in love with Alex Higgins, a working-class fellow from the back streets of Belfast. That's what brought the game alive."
Author: John Higgins
11. "I've been semi-successful. I've done all right but I'm not the player I was. Who do I think will win the world championship? John Higgins. Have I been good for snooker? I don't know."
Author: Ronnie O'Sullivan
12. "Apparently I write as a hobby, payment appears to be out of the question. ROY A HIGGINS"
Author: Roy A. Higgins
13. "Just recieved my manuscript from the editor and he didn't change a word. The word he didn't change was the. ROY A HIGGINS"
Author: Roy A. Higgins
14. "Finding an Agent is not a problem.Finding a publisher is not a problem.Finding readers now that's a problem. Roy A Higgins"
Author: Roy A. Higgins
15. "Write what pleases you.If you please others in the process it's a bonus. ROY A HIGGINS"
Author: Roy A. Higgins
16. "And if Henry Higgins is not the most reprehensible character ever written for the stage, that's only because somewhere, somehow, someone is composing a musical biography of Ronald Reagan"
Author: Steve Kluger
17. "Whenever a new scholar came to out school, I used to confront him at recess with the following words: 'My name's Tom Bailey: what's your name?' If the name struck me favorably, I shook hands with the new pupil cordially; but if it didn't I would turn on my heel, for I was particular in this point. Such names as Higgins, Wiggins, and Spriggins were deadly afronts to my ear; while Lapgdon, Wallace, Blake, and the like, were passing words to my confidence and esteem."
Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
18. "After all, when a thought takes one's breath away, a lesson on grammar seems an impertinence. As Ruskin wrote in his earlier and better days, 'No weight nor mass nor beauty of execution can outweigh one grain or fragment of thought.'"—-Thomas Wentworth HigginsonPreface from "Poems" by Emily Dickinson"
Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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