Old Things quotes

  • There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Learning #Science #Old Things

  • It is a truism of epistolary psychology that, for example, a Christmas thank-you note written on December 26 can say any old thing, but if you wait until February, you are convinced that nothing less than Middlemarch will do.
    -- Anne Fadiman

    #Old Things #Waiting #Psychology

  • I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message.
    -- Anthony Holden

    #Old Things #Messengers #Messages

  • Old things need not be therefore true, O brother men, nor yet the new; Ah! still awhile the old thought retain, And yet consider it again!
    -- Arthur Hugh Clough

    #Brother #Men #Old Things

  • American audiences love period pieces. America doesn't have a lot of old things. It's a new country so I think we're a little bit fascinated by that.
    -- Channing Tatum

    #Country #Thinking #Old Things

  • I think America understands that energy security is a very important part of our national security. But if we are going to address energy security in a meaningful way going forward, we need to do it in a new manner. We cannot just be doing the same old thing.
    -- Chris Van Hollen

    #Meaningful #Thinking #Old Things

  • More and more, there were no revelations, but simply the uncovering of truths long known but dimly remembered. Everything had been written long ago. There was nothing truly new in the world, but only the slow, circular march of time that revealed the old things once again.
    -- Cinda Williams Chima

    #Old Things #Long #World

  • I don't like the same old thing all the time.
    -- Cobi Jones

    #Old Things #Same Old Thing

  • There is this old thing that a lot of people say - that the worst experiences make the best films. I don't subscribe to it. But I've seen it happen.
    -- Domhnall Gleeson

    #Old Things #People #Film

  • Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
    -- Emily Carr

    #Spring #Inspiration #Old Things

  • What the world, social and political, concrete and mental, really needs is not new things, but the old things made new ...
    -- Ethel M. Dell

    #Old Things #Political #Needs

  • Now the culture is made of old things, it's a collage. Art made out of art is not art. You're supposed to make art out of life.
    -- Fran Lebowitz

    #Art #Old Things #Culture

  • The effect of a concept-driven revolution is to explain old things in new ways. The effect of a tool-driven revolution is to discover new things that have to be explained.
    -- Frank Watson Dyson

    #Discovery #Old Things #Tools

  • Think of new ways to do old things. You must protect against boredom in a practice situation.
    -- George Raveling

    #Basketball #Thinking #Old Things

  • The sea can bind us to her many moods, whispering to us by the subtle token of a shadow or a gleam upon the waves, and hinting in these ways of her mournfulness or rejoicing. Always she is remembering old things, and these memories, though we may not grasp them, are imparted to us, so that we share her gaiety or remorse.
    -- H. P. Lovecraft

    #Memories #Sea #Old Things

  • Some things just couldn't be protected from the storm. Some things simply needed to be broken off...Once the old things were broken off, amazingly beautiful things grow in their place.
    -- Harriet Morgan

    #Funny #Beautiful #Old Things

  • The Engineer is one who, in the world of physics and applied sciences, begets new things, or adapts old things to new and better uses; above all, one who, in that field, attains new results in the best way and at lowest cost.
    -- Henry R. Towne

    #Science #Old Things #Cost

  • That first bass I had was an Eko, a very old thing with a thin neck, I had that for quite a while.
    -- John Deacon

    #Old Things #Bass #Firsts

  • When you come fact to face with love, and before the sun sets, you become someone you didn't used to be. It makes the old things new. Makes dead things live. Love makes you into something better.
    -- Jonathan Hickman

    #Old Things #Faces #Sun

  • I don't want to always be doing the same old thing.
    -- Joseph Plaskett

    #Change #Old Things #Want

  • Vintage books, old china, antiques; maybe I love old things so much because I feel impermanent myself.
    -- Josh Lanyon

    #Book #Old Things #Vintage

  • Nothing is going to stay the same; nothing's gonna sound like in 1952. There's some stuff that has some elements of back in the day, like back in the 90's, back in the 80's or whatever. Some elements, but it's not going to be the same, exactly, sounding. And I love it, I've seen the music change. I've seen the flow and the energy go from turned up to turned down to back to turned up. I like to try different stuff. I don't like to do the same old thing over and over again. I don't like to be repetitive, that gets on my nerves.
    -- Juicy J

    #Old Things #Trying #Energy

  • Old things are better than new things, because they've got stories in them, Ethan.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Old Things #Stories

  • What I have learned about corporate capitalism, roughly, is that it is an act of theft, by and large, through which a very few live very high off the work, invention, and creativity of very many others. It is the Grand Larceny of our particular time in history, the Grand Larceny in which a future of freedom which could have followed the collapse of feudalism was stolen from under our noses by a new bunch of bosses doing the same old things
    -- Karl Hess

    #Creativity #Old Things #Boss

  • Antonio- "Just in time, Pete. Five more minutes of reading this and she'd have been in a coma." Peter- "Are we such bad company that you'd rather hide out in here reading that old thing?
    -- Kelley Armstrong

    #Reading #Old Things #Antonio

  • It's the same old thing getting lost Day 'N' Nite young and lost in the pain.
    -- Kid Cudi

    #Pain #Old Things #Getting Lost

  • One of our fundamental spiritual problems is this: we want God to do something new while we keep doing the same old thing.
    -- Mark Batterson

    #Spiritual #Old Things #Fundamentals

  • The new is always made up of the old, or rather, what people see in the new is always the old thing. The rear-view mirror. The future of the future is the present, and this is something that people are terrified of.
    -- Marshall McLuhan

    #Views #Old Things #Mirrors

  • It's the age-old thing - it's such a cliche - but why worry about things you have no control over?
    -- Mike Quade

    #Old Things #Worry #Age

  • How can you wonder what's going to happen when you don't know who's going to be the new guy in town? It's the age-old thing - it's such a cliché - but why worry about things you have no control over? What I can do is try to get this club to continue to play well. That's all I can do.
    -- Mike Quade

    #Old Things #Play #Worry

  • Punch a man on the nose, kick an old man downstairs, shoot somebody or any old thing like that, that’s my job. But argue with women in love—no thank you!
    -- Mikhail Bulgakov

    #Jobs #Men #Old Things

  • Everybody is doing the same old thing.
    -- Missy Elliot

    #Old Things #Same Old Thing

  • Naming one thing after another cannot, logically, increase the chances of the new thing turning out like the old thing.
    -- Ned Beauman

    #Old Things #Chance #Increase

  • I never, ever wanted to be the Rolling Stones. Bless their hearts, but I dont necessarily want to go on doing the same old thing for the next 10, 20 years... I could see how easy it is to get into that rut, the whole touring mindset.
    -- Paul Weller

    #Heart #Years #Old Things

  • It's wonderful to me that bees have this simple, age-old thing going on.
    -- Peter Fonda

    #Simple #Old Things #Age

  • Sometimes old things need to go away. That way, we have room for the new things that come into our lives.
    -- R. K. Milholland

    #Old Things #Going Away #Rooms

  • My motto is: walk expropriating and igniting, always leaving behind me howls of moral offenses and smoking trunks of old things.
    -- Renzo Novatore

    #Old Things #Smoking #Leaving

  • The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
    -- Richard Harding Davis

    #Writing #Old Things #Secret

  • I think the people are just looking for freedom in music...There's a lot of she-bop she-bop going on out there. Maybe they're tired of that same old thing.
    -- Rick James

    #Tired #Thinking #Old Things

  • "Be Prepared." "Be prepared for what?" "Why, for any old thing."
    -- Robert Baden-Powell

    #Fundraising #Old Things #Be Prepared

  • An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
    -- Robert Bresson

    #Old Things #Novelty #Surround

  • Early man recognised these lines of force and marked them out on the landscape with, well, any old thing, really standing stones, ditches, mounds, tumps, sacred wells, and that sort of thing. And, later on, with churches, market crosses, crossroads, and whatnot.
    -- Stephen R. Lawhead

    #Men #Old Things #Church

  • I still love the whole history of Jazz. The old things sound better than ever.
    -- Steve Lacy

    #Music #Old Things #Sound

  • There used to be an old thing where every team had a heavy bag in their locker room for people to punch, but again, it was more about conditioning because if you hit a heavy bag for a minute, it feels like your arms are about to fall off.
    -- Steve Yzerman

    #Team #Fall #Old Things

  • How I have walked... day after day, and all alone, to see if there was not something among the old things which was new!
    -- Thomas Cole

    #Old Things #All Alone

  • The people in the world, and the objects in it, and the world as a whole, are not absolute things, but on the contrary, are the phenomena of perception... If we were all alike: if we were millions of people saying do, re, mi, in unison, One poet would be enough... But we are not alone, and everything needs expounding all the time because, as people live and die, each one perceiving life and death for himself, and mostly by and in himself, there develops a curiosity about the perceptions of others. This is what makes it possible to go on saying new things about old things.
    -- Wallace Stevens

    #Old Things #Life And Death #People

  • The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.
    -- William J. Clinton

    #Change #Old Things #Same Old Thing

  • It's remarkable how we go on year after year, doing the same old things. We get tired and bored, and ask when they'll come for us
    -- Yasunari Kawabata

    #Tired #Years #Old Things

  • We discover and invent new ways of finding out the same old things.
    -- Hal Hartley

    #Old Things #Way #Same Old Thing