Years quotes

  • Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Years #India #Division

  • I moved to Seattle when I was two or three years old. Had my early education there, and would spend summers on the farm in Maryland. Then I went to boarding school in New Hampshire, to St. Paul's School. From there, I moved to London.
    -- Alexis Denisof

    #Summer #School #Years

  • The experience of previous years leads to one conclusion: there is one morality in politics and another for economy. In the years since 1989, the morality of the economy has fully prevailed over the ethics of politics and democracy.
    -- Alexis Tsipras

    #Years #Democracy #Ethics

  • When was the last time you spent the entire day with only 42 year olds?
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Years #Lasts #Last Time

  • ...convince all nuclear powers, including those which have been more reluctant up to now, of the necessity to respect the "vital interests" of all peoples and to become fully aware of the profound truth of the following conclusion which the United Nations approved by unanimity four years ago: "Mankind is confronted with a choice: we must halt the arms race and proceed to disarmament or face annihilation".
    -- Alfonso Garcia Robles

    #Years #Race #Profound

  • After 9/11 and the impending actors' strike of a few years ago, roles dried up for everyone.
    -- Alfre Woodard

    #Years #Roles #Actors

  • There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Love #Men #Years

  • In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Time #Texas #Years

  • Is life worth living? Yes, so long As Spring revives the year, And hails us with the cuckoo's song, To show that she is here;
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Song #Spring #Years

  • Of late years (perhaps as a result of our political changes) art has borrowed from history more than ever.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Art #Years #Political

  • What is a great life if not a youthful idea executed by a man of mature years.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Men #Years #Ideas

  • After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.
    -- Alfred E. Perlman

    #Change #Years #Looks

  • I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers.
    -- Alfred Hershey

    #Happiness #Awards #Years

  • Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Years #Making Money

  • A year after Hemingway died on the front page, Faulkner went off after a binge, as if dying was nobody's business but his own.
    -- Alfred Kazin

    #Death #Years #Dying

  • If we practiced medicine like we practice education, wed look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.
    -- Alfred Kazin

    #Years #Practice #Medicine

  • The year is dying in the night.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Night #Years #Dying

  • I have always felt it a great privilege to be in the theater, and I am grateful to all the playwrights who have given me so many wonderful roles. It's a terrifying business, but it has its compensations. Where else could I have found someone who for 50 years has given me sheer enchantment?
    -- Alfred Lunt

    #Grateful #Years #Enchantment

  • I've been acting for 25 years, living out of suitcases on theater tours or film locations.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Years #Acting #Suitcases

  • Take my assets - but leave me my organization and in five years I'll have it all back.
    -- Alfred P. Sloan

    #Years #Organization #Assets

  • I see no reason why 1931 should not be an extremely good year.
    -- Alfred P. Sloan

    #Years #Great Depression #Reason

  • The tribunal here and your American newspapers talk so much about our sharp Nazi methods, but do you realize that within the past year, since the defeat of Germany, 1 million Germans have been evicted from what was originally German territory and which has now been given to Poland? No League of Nations or other body intervened.
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Past #Years #League

  • I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
    -- Alfred Russel Wallace

    #Years #Tuesday #Mind

  • For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.
    -- Alfred Schnittke

    #Dream #Years #Long

  • The ability to make a truly artistic photograph is not acquired off-hand, but is the result of an artistic instinct coupled with years of labor.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Photography #Hands #Years

  • Bearing in mind that "the market" is not an invention of capitalism but that it has existed for thousands of years in many different societies, social justice logically requires that the profits resulting from the operation of markets and infrastructures created by society be equitably shared within societies and in a larger context within the human family.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Years #Justice #Mind

  • A ten per cent reduction in military expenditures per year would be reasonable, coupled with a programme of retraining the workforce and redirecting the resources in a manner that creates employment and advances social welfare. I also encourage all States to contribute to the UN's annual Report on Military Expenditures by submitting complete data on national defence budgets.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Military #Years #Data

  • If you practice for ten years, you may begin to please yourself, after 20 years you may become a performer and please the audience, after 30 years you may please even your guru, but you must practice for many more years before you finally become a true artist-then you may please even God.
    -- Ali Akbar Khan

    #Artist #Years #Practice

  • Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Country #Rights #Years

  • Since I was 15 years old, all I wanted was to find the guy I was going to marry.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Years #Guy #Wanted

  • For me writing is so perplexing, because if we were playing ping pong and we weren't writing - twenty years later you'd be just so much better at ping pong and this confidence with ping pong.
    -- Ali Liebegott

    #Writing #Years #Twenties

  • If you want to be watched 24 hours a day in everything you do, you can't turn that around. You can't wake up three years later and say, 'Stop bothering me, I'm a serious actor,' if all you've done is wear certain clothes and show up half-loaded at clubs.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Years #Clothes #Serious

  • I had no real experience studying acting; I came to it having done other things for a living for many, many years, and I have this gigantic respect for experience and technique.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Real #Years #Acting

  • I think that I was lucky that I was 30 when I did 'Love Story', which came with this extravagant pop celebrity. I had already done 15 years of what I call 'real' work.' I was a waitress, chambermaid, and a photographer's assistant, so I knew that I was tremendously lucky as a novice actor to have that big hit.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Real #Thinking #Years

  • It's not so much what do I want to be doing in 15 years, it's how I want to be in 15 years.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Years #Want

  • A game one of my sisters will play with me in my first year of being alive is called Good Baby, Bad Baby. This consists of being told I am a good baby until I smile and laugh, then being told I am a bad baby until I burst into tears. This training will stand me in good stead all through my life.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Baby #Years #Games

  • We all know our dates of birth but . . . every year there is another date that we pass over without knowing what it is but it is just as important it is the other date the death date.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Years #Knowing #Important

  • Though I am born into a film family, I hardly had much exposure to shooting during my growing years. My first film actually taught me about the breakdown of shots in a film. My aim is to do three memorable roles in the next five years; films I can be really proud of. And I want to work with the best.
    -- Alia Bhatt

    #Memorable #Years #Three

  • In fifty years time, the need for true psychics and conscious mediums (such as H.P.B., for instance [Helena Petrova Blavatsky]) will be very great if the Masters' plans are to be carried through to fruition, and the movement must be set on foot in preparation for the coming of Him for Whom all nations wait
    -- Alice Bailey

    #Feet #Years #Psychics

  • I was really enjoying one of the screenings of 'Beautiful Creatures' and there was this little 14-year-old boy sitting next to me in the screening and I was laughing at all the jokes and I just felt really judged. I had to keep it down a bit. It's a bit embarrassing.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Beautiful #Boys #Years

  • recurrence is sure. What the mind suffered last week, or last year, it does not suffer now; but it will suffer again next week or next year. Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Years #Mind #Suffering

  • A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back -- it is already so far.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Children #Years #Long

  • In childhood we all have ... a far higher sensibility for April and April evenings - a heartache for them, which in riper years is gradually and irretrievably consoled.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Years #Heartache #Childhood

  • I used to feel for years and years and years that I was very remiss not to have written a novel and I would question people who wrote novels and try to find out how they did it and how they had got past page 30. Then, with the approach of old age, I began to just think: “Well, lucky I can do anything at all.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Thinking #Past #Years

  • I would ... go up to the mailbox and sit in the grass, waiting. ... Till it came to me one day there were women doing this with their lives, all over. There were women just waiting and waiting by mailboxes for one letter or another. I imagined me making this journey day after day and year after year, and my hair starting to go gray, and I thought, I was never made to go on like that. ... If there were woman all through life waiting, and women busy and not waiting, I knew which I had to be.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Journey #Hair #Years

  • I want a different system entirely. One not seen on this earth for thousands of years. If ever. Democratic Womanism. Notice how this word has "man" right in the middle of it? That's one reason I like it. He is right there, front and center. But he is surrounded. I want to vote and work for a way of life that honors the feminine.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Men #Years #Honor

  • During my years of being close to people engaged in changing the world I have seen fear turn into courage. Sorrow into joy. Funerals into celebration. Because whatever the consequences, people, standing side by side, have expressed who they really are, and that ultimately they believe in the love of the world and each other enough to be that...
    -- Alice Walker

    #Believe #Years #People

  • She thought of how precious it was to be able to know another person over many years. There was incomparable richness in it.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Years #Able #Richness

  • As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Spring #Years #Long

  • I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn't hold my attention. I couldn't figure skate. I'm afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Soccer #Sports #Years

  • When I was 18 years old I went to Shakespeare Company, the school, and I wrote a poem about my leaves - I felt like a tree that had no leaves. That is the life at 18.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #School #Years #Tree

  • I started off when I was seven years old doing musicals. I was in ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Sound of Music,’ and my mum’s an actress. My parents divorced when I was young, and when she couldn’t find a babysitter, I was in the wings, sleeping.
    -- Alicia Vikander

    #Sleep #Years #Wings

  • First of all I trust my own instinct, experience that I gained over years and feeling when the moment is right for buying shares. That is what one calls intuition.
    -- Alisher Usmanov

    #Years #Feelings #Intuition

  • I’m glad mainstream culture is starting to catch up to where lesbian-feminism was 30 years ago.
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Years #Feminism #Culture

  • There was a saying that the strength of a man’s steel was only known under the hammer of circumstance. If anyone had asked me a few hours ago, I would have said that nearly five years of boyhood had hammered me into constant fear and excessive caution. But now I realised it had done the opposite. It had shaped me into someone who stepped forwards and reached for what she wanted. It was too late for me to tuck my hands behind my back and wait like a good woman.
    -- Alison Goodman

    #Men #Hands #Years

  • It's turns out to be much easier to simulate a grandmaster chess player than it is to simulate a 2-year-old.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Inspiring #Player #Years

  • Songs come from all over the place. You can't predict what you're going to like. You might like something that doesn't fit right now. What was working for you at one point, something you've loved for years and years, when you get together with everybody, you think, this doesn't match up with what's going on with you personally.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Song #Thinking #Years

  • Never let failure discourage you. Every time you get to the base of a mountain (literal or metaphorical), you're presented with a new opportunity to challenge yourself, to push your limits beyond what you thought possible, to learn from climbers on the trail ahead of you, and to take in some amazing views. Your performance on the mountain you climbed last week or last month or last year doesn't matter - because it's all about what you are doing right now.
    -- Alison Levine

    #Opportunity #Views #Years

  • I'd like to play characters who are older - I don't want to be playing 14-year-olds too much longer
    -- Alison Lohman

    #Character #Years #Play

  • My dad's an architect and my mom owned a French bakery for twelve years
    -- Alison Lohman

    #Mom #Dad #Years

  • What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office.
    -- Alison Lundergan Grimes

    #Years #Office #Millionaire

  • I've been with 'Days of Our Lives' for 21 years, and I've decided this year is going to be my last year.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Years #Lasts

  • I know most Americans don't have this luxury, but we are in Los Angeles and are lucky enough to be able to grill outside almost all year long. It's my favorite way of preparation because it's so clean and it gives it such a great flavor. You need very little oil and the protein can be really cleanly prepared and perfectly cooked.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Years #Luxury #Oil

  • It is a wonderful tribute to the game or to the dottiness of the people who play it that for some people somewhere there is no such thing as an insurmountable obstacle, an unplayable course, the wrong time of the day or year.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Golf #Years #Games

  • They have been playing golf for 800 years and nobody has satisfactorily said why.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Golf #Years #Said

  • As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Years #Two #Enthusiasm

  • The economic times we are facing... are arguably the worst they've been in 60 years. And I think it's going to be more profound and long-lasting than people thought.
    -- Alistair Darling

    #Thinking #Years #Long

  • Golf courses are becoming far too long. Twenty years ago we played three rounds of golf a day and considered we had taken an interminably long time if we took more than two hours to play a round. Today it not infrequently takes over three hours.
    -- Alister MacKenzie

    #Taken #Golf #Years

  • The importance of these [college] years for an American cannot be overestimated. They are civilization's only chance to get to him.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Education #College #Years

  • Everything's possible when you're seven years old." She sighed. "But then you hit an age where you decide it's cooler not to believe in anything at all. [...] It's called being grown-up.
    -- Allan Frewin Jones

    #Believe #Years #Age

  • Beware of using up your last forty years in being the curator of your first fifty.
    -- Allan Gurganus

    #Years #Fifty #Lasts

  • In fact, as far as one can tell, Obama seems to have killed more civilians during his first year than Bush did in his first year, and maybe even than Bush killed in his final year.
    -- Allan Nairn

    #Years #Firsts #Facts

  • A three-year old was examining his testicles while taking a bath. 'Mom,' he asked,'are these my brains?' 'Not yet.' she replied.
    -- Allan Pease

    #Mom #Years #Brain

  • Burning one hectare of grassland gives off more, and more damaging, pollutants than 6,000 cars. And we are burning in Africa, every single year, more than one billion hectares.
    -- Allan Savory

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Years

  • When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Jobs #Writing #Years

  • I figure if I have one false start every ten or 12 years that I've been running, I probably won't false start again during my career.
    -- Allen Johnson

    #Running #Years #Careers

  • In joint scientific efforts extending over twenty years, initially in collaboration with J. C. Shaw at the RAND Corporation, and subsequently with numerous faculty and student colleagues at Carnegie-Mellon University, they have made basic contributions to artificial intelligence, the psychology of human cognition, and list processing.
    -- Allen Newell

    #Years #Effort #Psychology

  • It doesn't matter if you are a Democrat or Republican, we are going to legalize ***** no matter what happens in ten years, because when 60% of the American public wants something, they're going to get it.
    -- Allen St. Pierre

    #Marijuana #Years #Want

  • There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's sake if we take the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Art #Mean #Years

  • But when I look at the fact that today is 1,000 days that we have not had a budget for the United States of America, you know, the House, one of the things we did, we passed a budget last year. But that is still sitting over there at the Senate. And so we have got to get this country back on track.
    -- Allen West

    #Country #Years #America

  • I spent 22 years in the United States military, so I'm a pretty strategic level thinker.
    -- Allen West

    #Military #Years #United States

  • No one talked about the fact that in this year under the Obama administration you've seen the highest casualties in Afghanistan. And the fact that it took him almost 90 days to figure out what his strategy is going to be was absolutely appalling.
    -- Allen West

    #Years #Administration #Facts

  • Every year, thousands of Californians flee that populous paradise for tax-eased small government oasis of America's red states.
    -- Allen West

    #Government #Oasis #Years

  • When you look what is happening in this country with the debt, the deficit, the CBO coming out and saying once again we're going to have a trillion dollar plus deficit in 2012, the fourth straight year, and unemployment may be going back up to 8.9 or maybe nine percent by the end of the year, these are serious situations that are going.
    -- Allen West

    #Country #Years #Dollars

  • So briefly do we raise our heads, so quick sink back. For a moment we are lifted by a wave of time, are tossed up into the sunlight of consciousness We cannot see so far as where this wave began, but maybe we have waited some thousand years for it to come, and now it is on us. This is our moment, the wave is breaking. The crest which passes through us now in tumult was shaped by the past, and we in this moment are able to shape the crest which is to come.
    -- Allen Wheelis

    #Past #Years #Shapes

  • I like the consistency of a TV show, but I like it for three months out of my year, not nine.
    -- Allison Mack

    #Years #Tv Shows #Consistency

  • People say that time is a great healer. Which people? What are they talking about? I think some feelings you experience in your life are written in indelible ink and the best you can hope for is that they fade a little over the years.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Thinking #Talking #Years

  • It was the first time in years I didn’t wonder if my father was out there, looking at it too.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Father #Years #Firsts

  • Sometime years before, I had dragged an old bean bag chair to that place. I watched Zach sink onto it, and then he pulled me down to lean against him. I felt his arms go around me, holding me tight. I was safe. I was warm. I was home.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Home #Years #Safe

  • The Operative tried to implement the Purusey breathing technique, which has been proven effective at fooling polygraphs. There is no conclusive evidence as to whether it is effective at masking the internal lie detectors of fifteen-year-old boys.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Lying #Boys #Years

  • Do you have any idea how hard it is to tail an eighty year-old woman Its hard. Really hard. Really...slow. -Grabrielle
    -- Ally Carter

    #Years #Ideas #Tails

  • You know, I'm really bad on the computer. I'm really lame, man. I read and hang out with my kids. I've turned into a five year old.
    -- Ally Walker

    #Kids #Men #Years

  • It was not until the end of my freshman year in high school that I thought I could really have a future in track and field. I definitely did not think I could make it to the Olympics back then, though; I was just focused on making it to the state finals!
    -- Allyson Felix

    #School #Thinking #Years

  • All told, these profit levels have put the world's five largest publicly traded oil companies on track to earn more than $100 billion before year's end. Yet, at the same time that Big Oil's bottom line is going up, so are Americans' energy costs.
    -- Allyson Schwartz

    #Years #Oil #Track

  • Yet, only years after the Nazi-era, millions were sent to their deaths in places such as Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda, and the world once again took too long to act.
    -- Allyson Schwartz

    #Years #Long #Bosnia

  • You know, one, two, three, four, five years go by and then Marcos gets a little boring.
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Years #Two #Three

  • The left is being funded primarily by the drug traffickers who provide this tax money and that's why the guerrillas in Colombia, unlike the guerrillas anywhere else in Latin America, have been able to survive for 40 years because they have a hard, solid source of income.
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Latin #America #Years

  • I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news.
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #Thinking #Years #Long

  • I want to live 50 more years. I'm 33 years old... and I want to live to at least be 80 and see my kids grow up and see my grandkids. That's important to me.
    -- Alonzo Mourning

    #Growing Up #Kids #Years

  • After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Jobs #School #Years