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Wilfred Burchett Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wilfred Burchett.

Ho joined the French socialist party,
the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party.
- Wilfred Burchett

As in all his subsequent dealings with France,
Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
- Wilfred Burchett

Hiroshima had a profound effect upon me.
- Wilfred Burchett

My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima
was that the question of the social responsibility
of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.
- Wilfred Burchett

 

Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial
inferiors with no right to national identity.
- Wilfred Burchett

My anger with the US was not at first,
that they had used that weapon - although that anger came later.
- Wilfred Burchett

Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city.
It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over
it and squashed it out of existence.
- Wilfred Burchett

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France turned a deaf ear to the demands,
but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity
in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
- Wilfred Burchett

The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as
the first Allied correspondent to reach the city.
- Wilfred Burchett

Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale?
- Wilfred Burchett

It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders,
with whatever authority I could muster,
that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender
terms were being complied with and that living conditions
for the POWs were being immediately improved.
- Wilfred Burchett

In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have
seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war.
It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden.
The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
- Wilfred Burchett

Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion,
there was no trace.
They vanished.
The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was
so great that they burned instantly to ashes -
except that there were no ashes.
- Wilfred Burchett

Hundreds and hundreds of the dead were so badly burned
in the terrific heat generated by the bomb that it
was not even possible to tell whether they were men or women,
old or young.
- Wilfred Burchett

When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and
for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building.
It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see
such man-made devastation.
- Wilfred Burchett

And just as there was something of every Vietnamese
in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh
in almost every present-day Vietnamese,
so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation.
- Wilfred Burchett

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

Love is a binding force, by which another is joined
to me and cherished by myself.
- Thomas Aquinas

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier.
It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be
perfectly at home in men's clothes.
- Calamity Jane

I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having
already been in sympathy with it before.
- Fritz Sauckel

I finished the recordings I had started with Eleven.
Matt Cameron joined for the rest of those sessions.
- Jack Irons

At this time, my work on the SPS power supplies had just come to an end;
I joined a study group on the pp project and an experimental
team studying cooling in a small ring (ICE).
- Simon van der Meer

My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
- Tony Curtis

With my wife I don't get no respect.
I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.'
The waiter joined me.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Law and equity are two things which God has joined,
but which man has put asunder.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons,
for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave.
- Janos Kadar

The minute those two little particles inside a woman's
womb have joined together,
billions of decisions have been made.
A thing like that has to come from entropy.
- Rex Stout

To tell her that I joined the parachute club was too hard for me.
I didn't want to trouble her; besides,
I was not completely sure about the success of my new adventure.
- Valentina Tereshkova

There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be
joined in the heart of a man.
- Jean Giraudoux

It resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated,
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute
because I am convinced that early stabilization of
the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective.
- Walter Kohn

What greater thing is there for two human souls than
to feel that they are joined -
to strengthen each other -
to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
- George Eliot

You know, Glen Campbell sang with the group right before I joined the group.
- Bruce Johnston

At 4, I joined a summer rec team called the Sugar Bears.
- Summer Sanders

I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom,
who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life,
but who joined the army after war was declared.
- Patrick MacGill

I had no idea until I joined the games industry and
met some of the power players,
particularly those running large public companies,
that much of this world is run by complete clowns.
- Mike Wilson

I joined Walt Disney, went to work, December 2nd 1935,
so obviously, I'm not too young!
- Marc Davis

Russell joined the team in December,
1956,
following the Olympics.
- Bob Cousy

My other brother-in-law died.
He was a karate expert, then joined the army.
The first time he saluted, he killed himself.
- Henny Youngman

I joined a band to hit things.
- Larry Mullen

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a
map and joined up with a line,
it might represent a minotaur.
- Pablo Picasso

We had not had time to establish ourselves as a double
act before Ernie joined the Merchant Navy.
I teamed up with the brother of the late Dave Morris.
- Eric Morecambe

My freshman year of high school I joined the chess and math clubs.
- Eric Allin Cornell

The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade,
effective the first of July, up to Baghdad.
I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June.
- Janis Karpinski

And one by one the nights between our separated cities
are joined to the night that unites us.
- Pablo Neruda

Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
- David Attenborough

I joined the 800th MP Brigade when they were already deployed.
- Janis Karpinski

After the United States entered the war,
I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in
a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer.
- James Tobin

Before I joined the project most of the English people
with whom I had made personal contacts were left wing
and affected to some degree or other by the same kind of philosophy.
- Klaus Fuchs

For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature:
Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with
the good of our neighbor.
- William Ames

My parents were laborers so we lived on South Park,
which was a low-income region of Seattle.
You had a choice - you either joined or formed a gang
or you let others bully you.
- Jack Bowman

I'm one of those people who never really joined the grown-ups.
- Richard O'Brien

When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war.
- Nathaniel Lee

When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession,
I realized that there were no two finer guitar players
in the world that I'd rather play with.
- Michael Davis

Japan is not a Western democracy.
The Japanese have kept their traditions,
culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
- Natan Sharansky

The eldest and biggest of the litter was a dog cub,
and when he drew his first breath he was less than
five inches long from his nose to where his tail joined his back-bone.
- Henry Williamson

I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer.
I replaced Frank Sinatra.
- Ken Curtis

I joined the PBA way before I should have because I
heard a rumor they were going to limit the number of people who could get in.
- Don Johnson

Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer,
and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub
before Terry even met them.
- Bruce Johnston

We have hated the French for years.
Now you have just joined the club.
It makes you much more likable.
- Simon Cowell

I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg,
and that changed my work.
- Sally Field

Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965,
helping as a member of the construction team and then
analysing the paper charts of the sky survey.
- Antony Hewish

My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
- Richard Adams

I never joined the army for patriotic reasons.
- Isaac Rosenberg

Content and technology are strange bed fellows.
We are joined together.
Sometimes we misunderstand each other.
But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?
- Howard Stringer

I joined the Communist Party late in 1934.
I got out a year and a half later.
- Elia Kazan

When I was 18, I joined the Screen Actors Guild,
and after college I came to New York.
- Marla Maples

Age 10.
I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
- Adrian Belew

From there, I tried out for a community theatre play,
joined an improv group...
it all started opening up.
- Kevin James

I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended
up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
- Tony Curtis


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