Runners

Famous quotes containing the word runners:

    And Guidobaldo, when he made
    That grammar school of courtesies
    Where wit and beauty learned their trade
    Upon Urbino’s windy hill,
    Had sent no runners to and fro
    That he might learn the shepherds’ will.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    We need no runners here. Booze is law
    and all the Indians drink in the best tavern.
    Money is free if you’re poor enough.
    James Welch (b. 1940)

    Why runners make lousy communists. In a word, individuality. It’s the one characteristic all runners, as different as they are, seem to share.... Stick with it. Push yourself. Keep running. And you’ll never lose that wonderful sense of individuality you now enjoy. Right, comrade?
    quoted in Guardian (London, Dec. 29, 1984)