Twenties quotes

  • Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Years #Twenties

  • If a big wave came at the wrong moment, it would sweep me off into forty-eight-degree water, where I might last twenty minutes. Drowning quickly might be better.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Eight #Water #Twenties

  • I spent thirty years learning manners, and I spent twenty years learning knowledge...
    -- Abdullah ibn Mubarak

    #Years #Twenties #Manners

  • Your twenties are the time to both accept and fight your way into the person you're destined to become.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Fighting #Twenties #Way

  • I think, for the majority of my twenties, I was always so concerned with what I didn't have, or what I still wanted.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Thinking #Twenties #Majority

  • We could have made it to the Arizona border in a few more hours if we hadn't been distracting each other with stupid little arguments. Don't get me wrong; I liked J.Lo fine. I've made that bed. But I'm not sure there's a person in the world I could be with twenty-four hours a day for three weeks without getting a little snippy. If I ever meet such a person, I'm marrying them.
    -- Adam Rex

    #Stupid #Bed #Twenties

  • What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Men #Age #Twenties

  • Permit us to labor on in obscurity, and at the end of twenty years you may hear from us again.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Years #Twenties #Obscurity

  • ...it ought to be possible to establish a coordinated global program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over, say, a twenty-five-year period.
    -- Al Gore

    #Years #Goal #Twenties

  • You don't spend twenty years of your life in the service and not have a warm, nostalgic feeling left in you. It's a small service, and there's a lot of esprit de corps.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Years #Feelings #Twenties

  • Only another twenty thousand or so days of this to go.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Twenties #Thousand

  • When I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #People #Twenties #Gone

  • He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Lying #Twenties #Tasks

  • The mathematical life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then, little will ever be accomplished.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Hard Work #Age #Twenties

  • 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

  • This day is going to be awful. It's the sort of day you wouldn't mind losing completely, even if it meant your life would be twenty-four hours shorter.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Mind #Twenties #Would Be

  • I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more.
    -- Alice James

    #Believe #Twenties #Compliment

  • How sick one gets of being "good," how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.
    -- Alice James

    #Sick #Selfishness #Twenties

  • We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.
    -- Alice Paul

    #America #Democracy #Twenties

  • At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor; at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance - In killing there is more than commentary.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Honor #Twenties #Twelve

  • I was always searching. I became a Buddhist in my twenties when I came to Los Angeles. I met a group of people who I really loved.
    -- Alley Mills

    #Buddhist #People #Twenties

  • As Buckingham talked, I couldn't help but remember that there's a reason they call us Gallagher Girls. It's not just because the youngest of us are twelve. It's also because our founder was under twenty. From the very beginning we have been discounted and discredited, underestimated and undervalued. And, for the most part, we wouldn't have it any other way.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Girl #Twenties #Twelve

  • If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
    -- Alphonse Karr

    #Men #Thinking #Twenties

  • Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Time #Twenties #Four

  • DAY, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. This period is divided into two parts, the day proper and the night, or day improper - the former devoted to sins of business, the latter consecrated to the other sort.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Night #Two #Twenties

  • I have to warn you that my bedroom isn't the best place to stage an assault on me. It's where I'm at my weakest, with my bed a mere twenty feet away.
    -- Amy Plum

    #Feet #Bed #Twenties

  • I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they 'want to do' and start asking them what they don't want to do.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Thinking #People #Twenties

  • Let me be reborn. I would like to be born again twenty-five times to spread Lord Buddha's Dhamma.
    -- Anagarika Dharmapala

    #Twenties #Lord #Born Again

  • The twenty-first century will be spiritual or it will not be.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Spiritual #Twenties #Firsts

  • [from The One and Only Official Mr. Gum Official Glossary That Tells You What Words Mean by Explaining Them Using Other Words] : Launderette: This is where you go to wash your clothes. You put the money into the slot and then you chuck your clothes into the washing machine and about six hours and twenty-five dollars later all your clothes have shrunk and turned pink. Fantastic value
    -- Andy Stanton

    #Mean #Clothes #Twenties

  • Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Challenges #Humanity #Twenties

  • Over the last twenty years, we've changed the world just enough to make it radically different, but not enough to make it work.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Years #Twenties #Different

  • Give me the handling of a horse for twenty minutes, and I'll tell you what sort of a groom he has had.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Horse #Giving #Twenties

  • Because I imagine there must be only a very, very few men in the world, that I should like to marry; and of those few, it is ten to one I may never be acquainted with one; or if I should, it is twenty to one he may not happen to be single, or to take a fancy to me.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Men #Twenties #World

  • For twenty years I have ached to go back home, when there was nobody there to whom I could return.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Home #Years #Twenties

  • The world looks very different to me now at twenty. I have outgrown my early opinions and ideals with my short dresses, just as Mrs. Walton said we would. Now the critics can say 'Thou waitest till thy woman's fingers wrought the best that lay within thy woman's heart.'
    -- Annie Fellows Johnston

    #Heart #Ambition #Twenties

  • Remember that no piece of honestly conducted research is ever wasted, even if it seems so at the time. Put it away in a drawer, and ten, twenty or thirty years down the road, it will come back and help you in ways you never anticipated.
    -- Anthony James Leggett

    #Years #Way #Twenties

  • The man who is not a socialist at twenty has no heart, but if he is still a socialist at forty he has no head.
    -- Aristide Briand

    #Heart #Men #Twenties

  • You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of un-manufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.
    -- Arnold Bennett

    #Time #Morning #Twenties

  • Far from the madding crowd is a mistake on a honeymoon.... Solitude! Wherever you are, if you're on a honeymoon, you'll get quite as much solitude as is good for you every twenty-four hours. Constant change and distraction -- that's what wants arranging for. Solitude will arrange itself.
    -- Arnold Bennett

    #Mistake #Solitude #Twenties

  • I like painting because it's something I never come to the end of. Sometimes I paint a picture, then I paint it all out. Sometimes I'm working on fifteen or twenty pictures at the same time. I do that because I want to - because I like to change my mind so often. The thing to do is always to keep starting to paint, never finishing painting.
    -- Arshile Gorky

    #Mind #Twenties #Finishing

  • I think because I did become a well-known face in my thirties and not in my twenties, I was pretty settled in my boots and I knew who I was. And I think there's a sort of Scottish thing, too, where you don't take yourself too seriously, and you don't get carried away with your own sense of self-importance.
    -- Ashley Jensen

    #Thinking #Self #Twenties

  • As for us, during twenty years' reign, we have known much bitterness.
    -- Bao ?ai

    #Years #Twenties #Reign

  • You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Heart #Perfect #Twenties

  • When I breathe down my nose to say how do you do to a horse, it can hear that breath at anything up to twenty yards, for horses have the most acute sense of hearing.
    -- Barbara Woodhouse

    #Horse #Twenties #Yards

  • Since I was in my early twenties, at ABC, I was always only interested in things that were not already being done.
    -- Barry Diller

    #Twenties #Done

  • Unreal. I'm feeling nostalgic for something that happened less than twenty-four hours ago. This has got to be a record.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Feelings #Twenties #Records

  • Life's too short to be a Go-Go for twenty years.
    -- Belinda Carlisle

    #Life #Years #Twenties

  • First of all, the first cut of the movie was like three and a half hours and I walked away going, 'Wow, I know there's like twenty minutes that I can cut -' when I first saw it 'But I don't know after that.' The first time I put up then in front of people I was like, 'Oh, my God, I can take that out and that out and that out.'
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Cutting #People #Twenties

  • No one yet knows what awaits the Jews in the twenty-first century, but we must make every effort to ensure that it is better than what befell them in the twentieth, the century of the Holocaust.
    -- Benjamin Netanyahu

    #Holocaust #Effort #Twenties

  • There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from.
    -- Bernard de Mandeville

    #Money #Gold #Twenties

  • I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years, and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus, and I still plan to figure out what that means for me at this point in my life
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #Mean #Years #Twenties

  • I wish I knew as much about anything today as I knew about everything when I was twenty.
    -- Bill Ayers

    #Wish #Twenties #Today

  • Your twenties is all about taking your childhood out on everyone that you run into.
    -- Bill Burr

    #Running #Childhood #Twenties

  • I believe very strongly that corporations could and should be a major force for resolving social and environmental concerns in the twenty-first century.
    -- Bill Ford

    #Believe #Environmental #Twenties

  • I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.
    -- Bill Gates

    #Business #Twenties #Days Off

  • Companies spend twenty, thirty, forty percent of revenues on advertising to brand their product and to get, essentially, acquire customers cheaply. You get a lot of exposure on something like this.
    -- Bill Wyman

    #Twenties #Advertising #Thirty

  • Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.
    -- Billy Wilder

    #Writing #Cameras #Twenties

  • I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.
    -- Billy Wilder

    #Funny #Eggs #Twenties

  • Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
    -- Billy Wilder

    #History #Twenties #Hindsight

  • When I was growing up - say in the fifties - the thirties to me didn't even exist. I couldn't even imagine them in any kind of way, so I don't expect anyone growing up now is gonna even understand what the sixties were all about, anymore than I could the thirties or twenties.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Growing Up #Twenties #Way

  • Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift - look out out kid, they keep it all hid
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Kids #Years #Twenties

  • Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire. They're a lovely twosome, or threesome, or foursome, or twenty-fifthsome.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Wwe #Lovely #Twenties

  • Twenty years ago, you'd see guys busting rackets in locker rooms. Today they do it in their hotel rooms.
    -- Brad Gilbert

    #Years #Guy #Twenties

  • After twenty years you can begin to be sure of what camera will do.
    -- Brassai

    #Years #Cameras #Twenties

  • Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it's the thing that's really preventing us from taking flight.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Thinking #Twenties #Shields

  • And," Price adds, smiling, "if another round of Bellinis comes within a twenty-foot radius of our table we are going to set the maitre d' on fire. So you know, warn him.
    -- Bret Easton Ellis

    #Fire #Feet #Twenties

  • If I had an argument with a player we would sit down for twenty minutes, talk about it and then decide I was right!
    -- Brian Clough

    #Player #Twenties #Argument

  • Somewhere around twenty-five, bizarre becomes immature.
    -- Bridget Fonda

    #Immature #Twenties #Aging

  • Twenty miles out of town. A million miles from the life you left behind.
    -- Brigid Lowry

    #Twenties #Towns #Miles

  • Clairvoyant, Hornblower could foresee that in a year's time, the world would hardy remember the incident. In twenty years, it would be entirely forgotten. Yet those headless corpses up there in Muzillac; those shattered redcoats; those Frenchmen caught in the four-pounder's blast of canister -- they were as dead as if it had been a day in which history had been changed.
    -- C. S. Forester

    #Years #Twenties #Would Be

  • They stormed and jeered at one another in long meaningless words of about twenty syllables each.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Long #Twenties #Meaningless

  • Men knew that if they devirginized a woman, they could end up dead within twenty-four hours. These controls have been removed.
    -- Camille Paglia

    #Men #Twenties #Four

  • Happiness comes out of being willing to do your work in your twenties to find out who you are, what you love.
    -- Candace Bushnell

    #Twenties #Willing #Who You Are

  • I can double my density from three-sixty degrees to seven-twenty instantly.
    -- Canibus

    #Three #Density #Twenties

  • Ed (Runge), you're the second best umpire in the league. The other twenty-three are tied for first.
    -- Carl Yastrzemski

    #Umpires #League #Twenties

  • One of the big misconceptions about me is that I walk around in mini-skirts and high heels twenty-four seven and go to the gym in heels.
    -- Carmen Electra

    #High Heels #Twenties #Four

  • I wrote eight full-length adult novels in my twenties. None of them were published
    -- Caroline B. Cooney

    #Eight #Twenties #Adults

  • You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
    -- Casey Stengel

    #Baseball #Winning #Twenties

  • Donald Beardslee is set for execution this week in California. His crimes were about twenty years ago, but it will be the first execution in California in quite some time.
    -- Catherine Crier

    #Years #California #Twenties

  • After twenty annual visits, I am still surprised each time I return to see this giant asparagus bed of alabaster and rose and green skyscrapers.
    -- Cecil Beaton

    #Rose #Bed #Twenties

  • I might have had too many friends in my twenties. I probably said yes too much, and then I had to learn how to say no. How to get away in order to work on stuff.
    -- Chadwick Boseman

    #Order #Twenties #Might

  • When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didnt go over a cliff.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Horse #Twenties #Riding

  • One of the most clearly marked trends for over twenty years has been the decline in civil liberties.
    -- Charles A. Reich

    #Years #Liberty #Twenties

  • The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.
    -- Charles Babbage

    #Twenties #Watches #Half

  • The fellow who can pay only twenty-five cents to see a ball game always will be just as welcome at Comiskey Park as the box seat holder.
    -- Charles Comiskey

    #Games #Twenties #Balls

  • Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined to a twentieth-century bureaucracy.
    -- Charles W. Pickering

    #Medicine #Firsts #Twenties

  • To trust agents, hyperlinks are the twenty-first-century equivalent of the name-dropper.
    -- Chris Brogan

    #Names #Marketing #Twenties

  • The twenty first century will require a re-affirmation and re-definition of our alliances and international organisations.
    -- Chuck Hagel

    #Twenties #Alliances #Definitions

  • I'm really glad that I spent my twenties messing around and having disaster after disaster - with people who were doing likewise - because it's really my greatest treasure now.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #People #Twenties #Treasure

  • I like to have the screen full of color, twenty colors on the screen at once, fifty colors. There are no dominants despite what people have said.
    -- Claude Chabrol

    #Color #People #Twenties

  • The prospect of dating someone in her twenties becomes less appealing as you get older. At some point in your fife, your tolerance level goes down and you realize that, with someone much younger, there's nothing really to talk about.
    -- Clint Eastwood

    #Dating #Tolerance #Twenties

  • I'm always very aware of the physical challenges of work. I train much more than I did when I was in my twenties, and I've done some very physical films, and I always get properly prepared for them and get as fit as I can.
    -- Clive Owen

    #Challenges #Twenties #Done

  • I have been wounded altogether twenty times; eleven of these wounds were received at Northfield.
    -- Cole Younger

    #Twenties #Selflessness #Eleven

  • I went to live in Barcelona in 1975, when I was twenty. Even before I went there, I knew more about the Spanish Civil War than I did about the Irish Civil War. I liked Barcelona, and then I grew to like a place in the Catalan Pyrenees called the Pillars, especially an area between the village of Flavors and the high mountains around it.
    -- Colm Toibin

    #War #Mountain #Twenties

  • You have so many layers, that you can peel away a few, and everyone's so shocked or impressed that you're baring your soul, while to you it's nothing, because you know you've twenty more layers to go.
    -- Craig Thompson

    #Soul #Twenties #Layers

  • I like getting older. When you're in your twenties you're really forging for your future. Things take shape later on.
    -- Crispin Glover

    #Getting Older #Shapes #Twenties

  • Before you are five and twenty you must establish a character that will serve you all your life.
    -- Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood

    #Character #Twenties

  • Friends are the twenty-first-century version of extended families.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #Friends #Twenties #Firsts

  • Because the twentieth century was a century of violence, let us make the twenty-first a century of dialogue.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Twenties #Violence #Firsts