Years quotes

  • The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Talking #Years #Way

  • Today, communication itself is the problem. We have become the world's first overcommunicated society. Each year we send more and receive less.
    -- Al Ries

    #Communication #Years #Atheism

  • I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with. Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement.
    -- Al Roker

    #Years #Gigs #Stills

  • Many years ago I found out something about hamburgers that really grossed me out. You may not know this, so I hope I don’t make you sick, but it turns out hamburgers are actually made out of dead cows. I am not making this up. Needless to say, as soon as I discovered that, I gave up meat entirely.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Years #Sick #Hamburgers

  • A lot of artists have really been supportive over the years.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Artist #Years #Supportive

  • He died a long painful death. However, you'll be happy to hear that just a few years later he was reincarnated as Shirley MacLaine.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Death #Years #Long

  • The issue of Palestine has been there since more than 60 years. But more important since 1967 when the war was, ended in the defeat of some Arab countries.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Country #War #Years

  • Most of us still caged within careers chosen for us by our not entirely worldly 18-22 year old selves.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Self #Years #Careers

  • Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Years #Lasts #Enough

  • In the works of Lucretius, we find two reasons why we shouldn't worry about death. If you have had a successful life, Lucretius tell us, there's no reason to mind its end. And, if you haven't had a good time, "Why do you seek to add more years, which would also pass but ill?"
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Successful #Years #Two

  • Writing a book has about it some of the anxiety of telling a joke and having to wait several years to know whether or not it was funny.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Book #Writing #Years

  • Et une fois de plus je m'avan c° ais le long de ces me"  mes couloirs, marchant depuis des jours, depuis des mois, depuis des anne  es, a'   votre rencontre. And one more time, I advanced along these same hallways, walking for days, for months, for years, to meet you.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Years #Long #Months

  • The last two years, nationals have been close to home for me, so I've had big family support from friends and club support. Especially last year in Ottawa, I had a whole section my grandpa got for all my family, and the skating club (supported me). I feel like I'm a veteran at this now.
    -- Alaine Chartrand

    #Home #Years #Two

  • When does she do all this thinking? We're together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We've been married 48 years.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Thinking #Years #Feelings

  • For many years my acting came from a place of surmounting some enormous obstacle, confronting some stern and faceless judge who would condemn me to a pit of hell if I didn't achieve the "zone," if even for a moment. Not a particularly happy place to work from.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Years #Judging #Acting

  • You can begin to see an amalgamation of cultures, the real beginning of one world. Ten years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a Cockney singing group with a Southern Negro style and Indian and electronic music. I wonder if people have even noticed what a tremendous cultural signal the Beatles are.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Real #Years #People

  • There's very little in the substance of [THE LADY IN THE VAN] which is not fact though some adjustments have had to be made. Over the years Miss Shepherd was visited by a succession of social workers so the character in the play is a composite figure. . . . A composite too are the neighbours, Pauline and Rufus, though I have made Rufus a publisher in remembrance of my neighbour, the late Colin Haycraft, the proprietor of Duckworth's.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Character #Years #Play

  • For at least the past 65 years, liberalism has been nothing if not an attempt to strike a balance between the needs of the community and the needs of individuals, between the need for freedom and the need for order.
    -- Alan Brinkley

    #Past #Order #Years

  • If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic, you would be light years ahead of where you now stand.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Creativity #Light #Years

  • I'm not a great shopper but I do buy a lot of books. I'm the publishers' friend - I buy a hundred books a year and read four.
    -- Alan Davies

    #Book #Years #Four

  • I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Basketball #Character #Years

  • I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes. Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades. I may go again this year.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Years #Two #Trying

  • My academic identity is that of a folklorist, and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Years #Identity #Taught

  • Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Years #Add

  • Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name. It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It's the rhythm that gets to the kids – they're starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners.
    -- Alan Freed

    #Song #Kids #Years

  • Well, the world has changed so radically, and we're all running to catch up. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but look: Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?
    -- Alan Grant

    #Running #Men #Years

  • What we have found over the years in the marketplace is that derivatives have been an extraordinarily useful vehicle to transfer risk from those who shouldn't be taking it to those who are willing to and are capable of doing so.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Business #Years #Risk

  • We cannot rule out a situation in which a preemptive policy tightening becomes necessary, ... Such caution seems especially warranted with regard to the sharp rise in equity prices during the past two years. These gains have obviously raised questions of sustainability.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Past #Years #Two

  • The gut-feel of the 55-year old trader is more important than the mathematical elegance of the 25-year old genius.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Years #Important #Genius

  • It's hard to overemphasize how important Ford's deregulation was. True, most of the benefits took years to unfold-rail freight rates, for example hardly budged at first. Yet deregulation set the stage for an enormous wave of creative destruction in the 1980s:...
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Years #Creative #Important

  • A decline in the national housing price level would need to be substantial to trigger a significant rise in foreclosures, because the vast majority of homeowners have built up substantial equity in their homes despite large mortgage-market financed withdrawals of home equity in recent years.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Home #Years #Majority

  • I was born in Somerville, but I don't remember very much about it because we moved from there to Arlington when I was five years old, and it was in Arlington that I spent most of my childhood.
    -- Alan Hovhaness

    #Years #Childhood #Arlington

  • The fan base that I've had all these years has come along. Some of them are not as plugged into the digital world, so they want to go out and buy the CD at Walmart or something.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Years #Cds #Walmart

  • I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Grandma #Years #Two

  • If you can last until you're 40 years old, hopefully you'll be mature enough to figure out the rest of the years.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Years #Lasts #Mature

  • If you just do 50 to 60 shows a year, it's not that much time away from home.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Home #Years #Shows

  • There even are places where English completely disappears. In America, they haven't used it for years! Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
    -- Alan Jay Lerner

    #Children #Writing #Years

  • As far as Apple goes, it was a different company every few years from the time I joined in 1984.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Years #Apples #Different

  • The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Government #Years #Income

  • And when you tell me that somebody's skin color or gender is going to determine their prospects in this world, that is turning the clock back hundreds of years. Back to a time before this nation declared that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator; not by their ancestry, not by their skin color, not by their gender, not by Congress, not by the Constitution, and not by the laws
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Men #Skin Color #Years

  • I had a sympathetic role in 'thirtysomething,' and in two weeks I'm going to do the role again. But in the movies, I just love the heavies. It's much more fun. Villains are a ball. People have been laughing at me for 50 years, so I love to sit in the back of the theater and listen to them hate me.
    -- Alan King

    #Fun #Hate #Years

  • One cannot walk down an avenue, converse with a friend, enter a building, browse beneath the sandstone arches of an old arcade without meeting an instrument of time. Time is visible in all places. Clock towers, wristwatches, church bells divide years into months, months into days, days into hours, hours into seconds, each increment of time marching after the other in perfect succession. And beyond any particular clock, a vast scaffold of time, stretching across the universe, lays down the law of time equally for all.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Time #Years #Law

  • Don't you feel something magical when you're in love?... I do, I certainly do ... but I think that feeling of magic is a hardwired psychological response. It's a chemical thing in the brain. It's a flow of chemicals and electrical currents, and it developed over millions of years in the process of evolution to aid in the procreation of the species.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Thinking #Years #Feelings

  • A good book changes for you every few years because you are in a different place in your own life. That's a sign of a good novel. Not only will two different readers get something different but so will a single reader at different points in his life.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Book #Years #Two

  • It's funny, but certain faces seem to go in and out of style. You look at old photographs and everybody has a certain look to them, almost as if they're related. Look at pictures from ten years later and you can see that there's a new kind of face starting to predominate, and that the old faces are fading away and vanishing, never to be seen again.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Years #Style #Fading Away

  • A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Believe #Technology #Years

  • When I'm 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I'll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, 'After all this time?' And I will say, 'Always.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Reading #Years #Sitting

  • On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #New York #Years #Dancing

  • But I've a rendezvous with Death At midnight in some flaming town, When Spring trips north again this year, And I to my pledged word am true, I shall not fail that rendezvous.
    -- Alan Seeger

    #Spring #Years #Midnight

  • Newcastle fans never cease to amaze me. If there was a trophy for best supporters this lot would win it hands down every year.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Winning #Hands #Years

  • If people are going to write bad things about me because it makes news, I can brush it aside because I've had this for 10 years. I'm big enough and strong enough to cope with it. It's what comes with being Alan Shearer.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Strong #Writing #Years

  • Any change of my style, the way I've played for 10 years, will not be a drastic one. Yes, I've always given as good as I've got; as a forward you have to do that because, if you don't look after yourself, you might find yourself being thrown in a hole and buried.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Years #Style #Finding Yourself

  • We're going to see passengers in space stations in 15 years, who will be able to buy a ticket and spend a weekend in space.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Weekend #Years #Space

  • There's a lot of regrets about last year - maybe turning up was the biggest regret about it
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Regret #Years #Lasts

  • If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Teacher #Years #Piano

  • I'm not able to go in with an act that I use month to month year to year all the time. It's constantly evolving and changing and that keeps me on my toes but certainly adds to the challenge.
    -- Alan Thicke

    #Years #Challenges #Add

  • It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father, I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy, I'm a different person. Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Father #Boys #Years

  • We're just getting better at our trade, man. We know what we're doing, and the reason why is that we've spent 30 years doing it. There's nothing that can replace that.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Men #Years #Get Better

  • I probably won't be able to hear it until five years from now anyway. That's when I always hear my own music. It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing it for a couple of years.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Couple #Years #Able

  • The morning glory which blooms for an hour differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Morning #Heart #Years

  • Billions of years ago you were a big bang. But now you're a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off. And don't feel that we're still the big bang. But you are.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Cutting #Years #Bangs

  • Black History Month is dedicated to heroes that paved the way for Black people. It's a month that's very imperative because it gives those who lack the knowledge of our heroes a chance to gain insight. It's not just about the month, it's about the years that it took for us to get to this one month and it's beyond placing a value on how much Black History Month really means to me.
    -- Alana Beard

    #Hero #Mean #Years

  • In my life, there have been people that I was convinced would be around forever, and yet, somehow they managed to drift away after a couple of years. Likewise there have been people who have begun as casual acquaintances but become more important with each passing year.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Couple #Years #People

  • Being friends with anyone for 30 years is no easy task - people change, they drift apart, they move on.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Change #Moving #Years

  • No-strings relationships have helped cure me of love addiction. All my life I've been in long-term monogamous relationships. I had to break that pattern by not allowing myself to have a relationship for a year, stopping myself from committing to men. I haven't been celibate. I've had lots of dates and lots of sex, but I haven't been pushing to turn a date into a relationship. This has been a huge thing for me.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Sex #Men #Years

  • Long hair is a security blanket for me. I cut it short a few years ago and I really never want to do that again. When I do cut it, I cut it myself.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Cutting #Hair #Years

  • I didn't want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they've missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Children #Opportunity #Years

  • It was revealed to me many years ago with conclusive certainty that I was a fool and that I had always been a fool. Since then I have been as happy as any man has a right to be.
    -- Alastair Sim

    #Men #Years #Personality

  • For six years profound silence was mistaken for profound wisdom.
    -- Alben W. Barkley

    #Government #Years #Profound

  • When I was either 7 or 8 years old, I did a sketch every day of my teacher and what she wore. At the end of the year, I gave her the sketchbook. For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Dream #Teacher #Years

  • When I was younger, I wasn't concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always 'lead' to something, which never leads to anything except death, where everything leads to. And then as I got older, and then I had my kids and everything, I began to appreciate a great Wednesday.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Good Day #Kids #Years

  • I've always liked to think ahead. Not stupid-far ahead. A hundred years doesn't interest me. But 20 years interests me, and more for what happens to humans as opposed to things.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Stupid #Thinking #Years

  • You never do a movie and not want it to work. You accept whatever it is. You have to, but nobody in their right mind would not want the movie to be getting talked about at the end of the year.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Years #Mind #Want

  • What's interesting about books that take place in the future, even twenty years in the future, is that many of them are black or white: It's either a utopia or it's misery. The real truth is that there's going to be both things in any future, just like there is now.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Real #Book #Years

  • Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years, and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
    -- Albert Bushnell Hart

    #Years #Class #White

  • But it's not easy. I've been thinking it over for years. While we loved each other we didn't need words to make ourselves understood. But people don't love forever. A time came when I should have found the words to keep her with me, only I couldn't.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Thinking #Years #People

  • In the next few years the struggle will not be between utopia and reality, but between different utopias, each trying to impose itself on reality ... we can no longer hope to save everything, but ... we can at least try to save lives, so that some kind of future, if perhaps not the ideal one, will remain possible.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Reality #Years

  • For years I've wanted to live according to everyone else's morals. I've forced myself to live like everyone else, to look like everyone else. I said what was necessary to join together, even when I felt separate. And after all of this, catastrophe came. Now I wander amid the debris, I am lawless, torn to pieces, alone and accepting to be so, resigned to my singularity and to my infirmities. And I must rebuild a truth-after having lived all my life in a sort of lie.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Inspirational #Lying #Years

  • To two men living the same number of years, the world always provides the same sum of experiences. It is up to us to be conscious of them.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Years #Two

  • One might think, that a period which, within fifty years, uproots, enslaves or kills seventy million human beings, should only, and forthwith, be condemned. But also its guilt must be understood.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Thinking #Years #Guilt

  • The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Cells #Years #Survival

  • For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell, as regards its basic physiological mechanisms, has remained one and the same. It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Cells #Years #Two

  • I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Memorable #Years #Next

  • One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Motivational #School #Years

  • If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Animal #Men #Years

  • I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of that pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?
    -- Albert Einstein

    #God #Religious #Years

  • If honey bees become extinct, human society will follow in four years.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Years #Bees #Four

  • When we first got married, we made a pact. It was this: In our life together, it was decided I would make all of the big decisions and my wife would make all of the little decisions. For fifty years, we have held true to that agreement. I believe that is the reason for the success in our marriage. However, the strange thing is that in fifty years, there hasn’t been one big decision.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Believe #Agreement #Years

  • The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Years #Problem

  • Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I've received over the years.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Years #People #Criticism

  • I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis, but the analysts weren't listening to my objections. So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Years #Listening #Six

  • It is interesting to observe that in the year 1935 the average individual's incurious attitude towards the phenomenon of the State is precisely what his attitude was toward the phenomenon of the Church in the year, say, 1500. It does not appear to have occurred to the Church-citizen of that day, any more than it occurs to the State-citizen of the present, to ask what sort of institution it was that claimed his allegiance.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Attitude #Average #Years

  • Someone asked me years ago if it were true that I disliked Jews, and I replied that it was certainly true, not at all because they are Jews, but because they are folks, and I don’t like folks.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Years #Jew #Folks

  • It is easy to prescribe improvement for others; it is easy to organize something, to institutionalize this or that, to pass laws, multiply bureaucratic agencies, form pressure groups, start revolutions, change forms of government, tinker at political theory. The fact that these expedients have been tried unsuccessfully in every conceivable combination for 6,000 years has not noticeably impaired a credulous unintelligent willingness to keep on trying them again and again.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Agency #Government #Years

  • I call on everyone of goodwill both in Ireland and abroad to join now in ensuring that the beginning of peace becomes a reality, before this year is out. Let us together open a new era in our history.
    -- Albert Reynolds

    #Reality #Years #Together

  • My own experience of over 60 years in biomedical research amply demonstrated that without the use of animals and of human beings, it would have been impossible to acquire the important knowledge needed to prevent much suffering and premature death not only among humans but also among [other] animals.
    -- Albert Sabin

    #Animal #Years #Suffering

  • Without animal research, polio would still be claiming thousands of lives each year.
    -- Albert Sabin

    #Animal #Years #Research

  • It is important that gang members are aware that if they engage in aggravated assault, maiming, kidnapping, or manslaughter that they will receiving a minimum sentence of 30 years.
    -- Albert Wynn

    #Years #Aggravation #Important

  • Taste for things of the past evolves, doesn't it? What was a masterpiece a hundred years ago is no longer so today.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Past #Years #Today

  • If we carry on filling up the calendar, we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity. The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted 10 years because the athlete is burnt out.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Athlete #Years #Careers