Done quotes

  • Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
    -- A. E. Hotchner

    #Motivational #Done #Limits

  • Ten thousand times I've done my best and all's to do again.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Excellence #Done #Thousand

  • I suppose if I'd got a brilliant first and done research I might still be a don today, but I hope not. People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #People #Done #Research

  • A busybody's work is never done.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Done #Busybodies

  • What we have done in the past is not sufficient now to prepare our youth.
    -- A. Theodore Tuttle

    #Past #Preparation #Done

  • Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
    -- Aaron Burr

    #Light #Giving #Done

  • The 10% between 90% done to 100% done takes most of the time, causes most of the stress, but is all of the value.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Stress #Done #Causes

  • Start with the assumption that the best way to do something is not the way it's being done right now.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Done #Way #Assumption

  • But it's true, when you see some television, you carry it with you. It's like 90210. Tell me what young shows were being done then... We were thrilled about the ratings around the world.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Done #Television #World

  • I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it's been something that I've always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at.
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #Acting #Done #Stuff

  • But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying.
    -- Abbey Lincoln

    #Trying #Done #Want

  • I just want to do what has to be done so much. I'll never understand why everyone else doesn't feel this way.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Done #Want #Way

  • I come from a world where you get the film done, that's a success.
    -- Abel Ferrara

    #Done #World #Film

  • I do films that I like. I have done comedy, romance, everything, and I always like to do it differently from the previous ones.
    -- Abhishek Bachchan

    #Romance #Done #Comedy

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1894... I met with the Quorum and Presidency in the temple... President Woodruff then spoke... 'In searching out my genealogy I found about four hundred of my female kindred who were never married. I asked Pres. Young what I should do with them. He said for me to have them sealed to me unless there were more than 999 of them. The doctrine startled me, but I had it done.
    -- Abraham H. Cannon

    #President #Done #Four

  • I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Sunset #Done #Losing

  • Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspirational #Determination #Done

  • Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Yoga #Done #Morrow

  • The single most powerful element of youth is that you don't have the life experiences to know what can't be done.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Powerful #Elements #Done

  • I love movie-making. I'm interested in writing and directing, and I've dabbled, but I haven't done anything I care to brag about. Yet.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Writing #Movie Love #Done

  • If women built the bridges or were meant to build the bridges, then they would have done it.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Bridges #Done

  • Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us: but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us! and yet all that he has done for us is in reference to what he is to do in us.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Done #Littles #Christ

  • I have done all the work I usually do and a little bit more, so hopefully that will produce results in at least one of the last two Tests.
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Two #Done #Littles

  • But people do things to survive, and then after they survive, they can't live with what they've done.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #People #Done

  • From earliest times, humans - explorers and thinkers - have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we've done that is through storytelling. It is difficult to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Forever #Stories #Done

  • From first to last it is a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked up ... . And why is this done? For no other reason, I am sure, except to make us independent of a Creator.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Independent #Done #Lasts

  • I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Government #Investing #Done

  • If I feel like I've done the best that I can or conducted myself in the most constructive way that I can in a situation, then I feel peace.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Attitude #Done #Way

  • As I’m so often reminded what a priceless gift my life is, I ache with everything in me to make it count, so that when I finally cross the finish line, I’ll hear the words, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.
    -- Adam Young

    #Faithful #Done #Lines

  • I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I'm done with being a bitter witch.
    -- Adele

    #Breakup #Writing #Done

  • Expanding can only be done when the company is ready.
    -- Adolf Dassler

    #Done #Expanding #Company

  • I'm trying to get some building work done at the moment, quite seriously. Be careful.
    -- Adrian Chiles

    #Trying #Done #Moments

  • In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy.
    -- Adrienne Barbeau

    #Strong Women #Done #Horror

  • I spent years working in low-budget horror films. When you've done 'Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death,' you can handle anything!
    -- Adrienne Barbeau

    #Years #Done #Avocados

  • The words are purposes./The words are maps./I came to see the damage that was done/and the treasures that prevail.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Purpose #Done #Maps

  • Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?
    -- Aeschylus

    #Causes #Done #Firsts

  • Outward, thanks to the knowledge of physical laws, man could subdue (or subjugate...) nature, but inwardly, he remained a slave to it. For, when all is said and done, at what is aiming all this display (or deployment) of activity, if not to realized outward profits, to provide material pleasure (or enjoyment). It is not the first time that men sell their birth right for a dish of lentils, and thus disown (or repudiate or deny) the best of thmeselves.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Law #Done

  • The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
    -- Agha Hasan Abedi

    #Real #People #Done

  • Philosophy gets its ugly head into everything, but I don't think we live philosophy anymore. It's done.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Philosophy #Thinking #Done

  • What has been done is little-scarcely a beginning; yet it is much in comparison with the total blank of a century past. And our knowledge will, we are easily persuaded, appear in turn the merest ignorance to those who come after us. Yet it is not to be despised, since by it we reach up groping to touch the hem of the garment of the Most High.
    -- Agnes Mary Clerke

    #Ignorance #Past #Done

  • When I made my Broadway debut, I was still cleaning houses, something I'd done since I went out on my own at 15.
    -- Aida Turturro

    #House #Done #Broadway

  • Anything God has ever done, he can do now. Anything God has ever done anywhere, he can do here. Anything God has ever done for anyone, he can do for you.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Done

  • In an effort to get the work of the Lord done we often lose contact with the Lord of work.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Effort #Done #Lord

  • I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Rap #Thinking #Done

  • Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities, and they act on that basis. It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans. They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Responsibility #Done #Action

  • When someone gets a success, and we, too, have done good work and sometimes even better work than the person who has just triumphed, we wonder: Why did success pass me by?
    -- Akhil Sharma

    #Done #Sometimes #Wonder

  • The films an audience really enjoys are the ones that were enjoyable in the making. Yet pleasure in the work can’t be achieved unless you know you have put all of your strength into it and have done your best to make it come alive. A film made in this spirit reveals the hearts of the crew.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Heart #Done #Alive

  • Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.
    -- Al Bernstein

    #Jobs #Done #Fool

  • CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally... Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.
    -- Al Gore

    #Past #Civilization #Done

  • You always feel the drawing you are working on is the best you've ever done... I am only interested in the present.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Drawing #Done #Feels

  • I've never done anything else in my life other than preach and be an activist. Way before I was known.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Done #Way #Activist

  • Everything that happened to you is a page that's been turned and is done with.
    -- Alaa Al Aswany

    #Done #Pages

  • Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after they understood what I had done.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Done #Court #Understood

  • It's murder to doubt yourself in life. It took until I was 45 to get to that point. As hard as it is in your work, it's harder in your life. But it can be done.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Doubt #Done #Murder

  • I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.
    -- Alan Brien

    #Doe #Done #Drainage

  • Sometimes people get really sniffy about the films you choose if you've done more dramatic projects or you're classically trained.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #People #Done #Sometimes

  • Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn't done too badly.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Done #Economic #Given

  • I think every album you have, especially if it's done well, you feel like you're competing with yourself.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Thinking #Albums #Done

  • I could have done a hundred songs, really. It was hard to narrow them down, because I tried to pick songs for the most part that actually did have some effect on me or influenced me in the past.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Song #Past #Done

  • The flip side of the coin was that even good programmers and language designers tended to do terrible extensions when they were in the heat of programming, because design is something that is best done slowly and carefully.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Design #Coins #Done

  • Basic would never have surfaced because there was always a language better than Basic for that purpose. That language was Joss, which predated Basic and was beautiful. But Basic happened to be on a GE timesharing system that was done by Dartmouth, and when GE decided to franchise that, it started spreading Basic around just because it was there, not because it had any intrinsic merits whatsoever.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Beautiful #Purpose #Done

  • When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Forgiveness #Forgiving #Done

  • There are voices crying what must be done, a hundred, a thousand voices. But what do they help if one seeks for counsel, for one cries this, and one cries that, and another cries something that is neither this nor that.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Voice #Done #Helping

  • I am hellbent on defying your expectations, at every turn, and even if you don't like what's being done, I dare you to find it uninteresting.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Expectations #Done #Defying

  • One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Done #Accusation

  • Yes, I do like to be in control. I do like everything to be laid out, to know what I'm doing. I'm very impatient. I like things done yesterday, which is probably a fault of mine. I like things to be neat and tidy and organised. I say what I want and show what I want and I keep things private.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Yesterday #Done #Want

  • You've done it in the simulator so many times, you don't have a real sense of being excited when the flight is going on. You're excited before, but as soon as the liftoff occurs, you are busy doing what you have to do.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Real #Done #Flight

  • Well, it's a good life and a good world, all said and done, if you don't weaken.
    -- Alan Sillitoe

    #Good Life #Reflection #Done

  • The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying that these machines are intended to carry out any operations which could be done by a human computer.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Ideas #Done #May

  • Our thoughts really do create our lives. They've done a lot of research showing if you're an optimistic, positive person you will be a healthier person than if you're a sad, depressed, negative person.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Optimistic #Negative #Done

  • I've done performances in movies that I was immensely proud of and the movies didn't take off like a rocket at Cape Canaveral, it didn't take off.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Capes #Done #Proud

  • I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Death #Done #Want

  • The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems that we cannot solve at the same level at which we have created them.... We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to survive.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Thinking #Done #World

  • If I had been a member of the academic establishment, I could have done other experiments.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Done #Academic #Members

  • A good decorator not only plans and schemes, but he also knows how the job is done.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Jobs #Done #Schemes

  • All the men and women whom I have faced at that final moment, convince me that in what I have done, I have not prevented a single murder.
    -- Albert Pierrepoint

    #Men #Finals #Done

  • The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed is the nourishment the soul requires.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Joy #Soul #Done

  • No ray of sunlight is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Faith #Done #Green

  • There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Love #Attention #Done

  • The third petition of the Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intention of letting anyone's will be done but their own.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Prayer #Done #Lord

  • The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Inspiring #Education #Done

  • There seems to be no end to the senseless wickedness done on this little planet in a minor solar system, and we puny mortals appear to be decreasing in importance so far as the universe is concerned.
    -- Alec Guinness

    #Done #Wickedness #Littles

  • It was the lowest point of my life. I just kept thinking, 'What have I done to deserve this?' I didn't see the point in living.
    -- Alesha Dixon

    #Thinking #Done #Lowest Point

  • If I'd learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don't talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Book #Bags #Done

  • Uh... what can I say? Made money. Given a launch pad for a working life. Set a precedent I had no interest in following. Created expectations that I was not cut-out to match. Disappointed virtually all of my readers subsequently. But I like what I've done, and I stand by it all.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Cutting #Expectations #Done

  • I’ll never second guess the things that I have done. I’ve got too much left to say and too much to become.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Done #Too Much

  • Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it, it would really be a good experience for him.
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Boss #Done #Projects

  • If there was any one achievement, it would be that we've have done it on our own terms.
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Achievement #Would Be #Done

  • I hate the word 'potential'-potential means you haven't gotten it done.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Hate #Mean #Done

  • Copenhagen has done a remarkable job creating streets that are focused on bicycles and pedestrians.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Jobs #Creating #Done

  • I love taking on roles that I haven't yet done in my career.
    -- Alexa Vega

    #Careers #Roles #Done

  • I'm never satisfied, I always want to do better. That's how it is to be an elite athlete, you're never happy. When you start getting happy and you start feeling satisfied, you're done.
    -- Alexander Gustafsson

    #Athlete #Feelings #Done

  • I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do?
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Rights #Done #Bills

  • The injury which may possibly be done by defeating a few good laws, will be amply compensated by the advantage of preventing a number of bad ones.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Law #Numbers #Done

  • Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically -- while simulating a triumphant march forward -- than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Two #House #Done

  • There is, I think, nothing in the world more futile than the attempt to find out how a task should be done when one has not yet decided what the task is.
    -- Alexander Meiklejohn

    #Thinking #Tasks #Done

  • Lord, enable us to search our hearts and humble ourselves before Thee. Oh, for a closer walk with God, more faith, more sincerity, more earnestness, and more love. I must study more the Word of God. 'If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.' The Master said so, and His words are true.
    -- Alexander Murdoch Mackay

    #Heart #Humble #Done

  • What Conscience dictates to be done, Or warns me not to do; This teach me more than Hell to shun, That more than Heav'n pursue.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Done #Hell #Teach

  • In the end, when it's over, all that matters is what you've done.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Done #Matter #Ends

  • The industry's changed so much that you can't just design something, put on a great show, and say, 'Okay, my job is done.'
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Jobs #Design #Done