Half quotes

  • A well begun is half ended.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Plato #Half #Action

  • Oh I have been to Ludlow fair, and left my necktie God knows where. And carried half way home, or near, pints and quarts of Ludlow beer.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Home #Beer #Half

  • He would not stay for me, and who can wonder? He would not stay for me to stand and gaze. I shook his hand, and tore my heart in sunder, And went with half my life about my ways.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Heart #Hands #Half

  • I never wore a single fedora filming L.A. Noire. It took about an hour and a half to do the hair - it was a very precise process.
    -- Aaron Staton

    #Hair #Half #Fedoras

  • Coming from a background of being onstage, you're onstage for two and a half hours and you're in it for the whole time no matter what you're doing. Even if you don't have a line, you have to stay in it.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Two #Matter #Half

  • I like to look at the glass half full.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Glasses #Looks #Half

  • Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Congratulations #Heart #Half

  • Our political problem now is "Can we, as a nation, continue together permanentlyforever--half slave, and half free?" The problem is too mighty for me. May God, in his mercy, superintend the solution.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Political #Together #Half

  • If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Confidence #Perseverance #Half

  • Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hard Work #Half #Lost

  • I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Believe #Government #Half

  • All too often people concentrate on finding the right spouse, little realizing that half of any marriage is being the right spouse.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Couple #People #Half

  • Paul Newman's half Jewishand Florence Henderson's half, tooPut them together,What a fine looking Jew!
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Together #Florence #Half

  • The energy of live theater is indescribable. You are just in the moment for an hour and a half.
    -- Adrianne Palicki

    #Energy #Half #Moments

  • My dad told me, 'It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success', and it took me seventeen and a half years.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Dad #Years #Half

  • I spent 24 and a half years in prison
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Years #Half #Prison

  • I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Second Chance #Careers #Half

  • In America most everybody who's Italian is half Italian. Except me. I'm all Italian. I'm mostly Sicilian, and I have a little bit of Neapolitan in me. You get your full dose with me.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Italian #America #Half

  • The literati in their cellarsPerform semantic tarantellas.I wish I did it half as well as them.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Wish #Half #Wells

  • According to FBI statistics for 2008, only 22 percent of murder victims were killed by strangers. More than 30 percent were slain by family members, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Nearly half of all murders were committed by friends, neighbors, and casual acquaintances.
    -- Alafair Burke

    #Girlfriend #Half #Statistics

  • A good half of the art of living is resilience.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Art #Resilience #Half

  • Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Lying #Community #Half

  • she kept sliding down, in small half-willing surrenders, till she was a heap, with the book held tiringly above her face.
    -- Alan Hollinghurst

    #Book #Half #Faces

  • Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics. Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Song #Singing #Half

  • In theater, you've got to be aware of your whole body because it involves stamina. It involves two-and-a-half hours and a sustained release of energy, maybe for six months.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Two #Energy #Half

  • Glasgow is still full of churches built in the last century. Half of them have been turned into warehouses.
    -- Alasdair Gray

    #Church #Half #Lasts

  • Life is too brief and too rich to tiptoe through half-heartedly, rather than galloping at it with whooping excitement and ambition.
    -- Alastair Humphreys

    #Ambition #Half #Tiptoes

  • Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter, and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria' were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Light #Names #Half

  • I never said half the crap people said I did.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #People #Half #Said

  • I borrowed 100 pounds and made the pact with God: Make me a millionaire - and you can have half of my money.
    -- Albert Gubay

    #Half #Pounds #Made

  • I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy, not diffident, but formal and unresponsive, tending constantly to hold people off.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #People #Half #Way

  • I was sort of a half-breed of colonization, understanding everyone because I belonged completely to no one.
    -- Albert Memmi

    #Understanding #Half #Colonization

  • If he was an inch taller he'd be the best center half in Britain. His father is 6 ft 2 in - I'd check the milkman.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Father #Half

  • I spent the first half of my career learning what to put into my work, and the second half learning what to leave out.
    -- Alex Toth

    #Careers #Half #Firsts

  • I go to bed at 2 a.m. and get up at 7 a.m. - I've never been a sleeper. But I definitely get sick every month-and-a-half.
    -- Alexa Von Tobel

    #Sick #Bed #Half

  • Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Common Sense #Half #Common

  • Ladies, like variegated tulips, show 'Tis to their changes half their charms we owe.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Women #Half #Charm

  • In vain sedate reflections we would make When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Knowledge #Reflection #Half

  • There was that half-smirk again, playing around his lips, as if he was deciding whether the situation was amusing enough to warrant a full smile.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Lips #Smirk #Half

  • Even if there was such a thing as a half-price sale at the local Ming outlet shop, she would have to work ten lifetimes to make up such a sum. Always supposing that it wasn't one of a kind. Panic was no longer merely rearing. It was thundering through her at full throttle. There was only one thing to be done, she realized. The mature, responsible, adult thing to do. Hide the evidence.
    -- Alexandra Ivy

    #Adults #Done #Half

  • In half an hour, I'll know more than you do.
    -- Alfred Delp

    #Half #Hours

  • In a good marriage each is the others better half.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Half #Good Marriage

  • Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Nature #Soul #Half

  • There are no whole truths: All truths are half-truths.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Truth #Half #Half Truth

  • The consequences of a plethora of half-digested theoretical knowledge are deplorable.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Half #Theoretical #Consequence

  • I've spent half my life on planes. I have a lot of love for New Zealand, though. That is where the really arty, whimsical side of the family resided - in Hobbitland.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Half #Sides #Whimsical

  • I sort of lived half my life in California, half in England, so I am, I suppose, a little bit American.
    -- Alice Eve

    #California #Half #Littles

  • The only good thing about being frightened half to death, she thought, is that it makes me forget all about being seasick.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Optimistic #Half #Forget

  • Unfortunately, many talented people in Hollywood find their values and politics do not reflect the content they create, and many movie themes are in direct contrast with over half of todays American families.
    -- Allen Covert

    #People #Hollywood #Half

  • I always see the glass as half full and prefer to look on the bright side of life.
    -- Alli Simpson

    #Glasses #Looks #Half

  • I tell you, I'm half tempted to break into CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon out of CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Half #Custody #Break

  • Thanks to you, Gabs, we just figured out a half dozen ways not to rob the Henley.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Half #Dozen #Way

  • For the first half of my adult life, I was a Democrat.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Adults #Half #Firsts

  • Human ordeals thrive on ignorance. To understand a problem with clarity is already half way towards solving it.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Ignorance #Half #Way

  • It's rare to have even half-meaningful conversations in the film industry.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Meaningful #Half #Film

  • REVOLUTION, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. . . . the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #People #Half #Administration

  • For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music.
    -- Amy Grant


  • You don’t have to be half-naked to be successful. Just be talented.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Successful #Naked #Half

  • Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Fate #Expectations #Half

  • We are the kind of people who obsess over one word... but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour.
    -- Amy Tan

    #People #Half #Firsts

  • Careful, love. Prices aren't the only things I can cut in half!
    -- An Na

    #Cutting #Half #Careful

  • After Bruno's death, during the first half of the seventeenth century, Descartes seemed about to take the leadership of human thought... in promoting an evolution doctrine as regards the mechanical formation of the solar system... but his constant dread of persecution, both from Catholics and Protestants, led him steadily to veil his thoughts and even to suppress them. ...Since Roger Bacon, perhaps, no great thinker had been so completely abased and thwarted by theological oppression.
    -- Andrew Dickson White

    #Catholic #Half #Roger

  • The paint has a skin to it, here taut and glossy, there wrinkled, abraded, scarred. It is pierced, abraded, scraped. A line drawn through it will go through half a dozen states, from the furry bloom of crusted charcoal to a blind furrow, cutting a channel in to soft paint below.
    -- Andrew Forge

    #Cutting #Skins #Half

  • After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today,
    -- Andrew Mason

    #Years #Half #Four

  • We are about half a century away from being ecologically and economically bankrupt because of global warming
    -- Andrew Simms

    #Half #Global Warming #Century

  • Half the cookbooks tell you how to cook the food and the other half tell you how to avoid eating it.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Food #Half #Eating

  • Finding the tool is often half the battle.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Battle #Tools #Half

  • Ive also just come off a year and a half playing acoustic shows which is fantastic for the hands, and changes your head a little bit.
    -- Andy Summers

    #Hands #Years #Half

  • It's better to have nobody, than to have someone who is half there, or doesn't want to be there
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Half #Want

  • My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing
    -- Anish Kapoor

    #Years #Two #Half

  • This is the world. Half of it is lit by the sun and the other half remains in darkness. It is the same with life. There is good and bad and it's our duty to remain in the light, be good.
    -- Anita Nair

    #Light #Darkness #Half

  • Knowing where she was in the world, even if he never touched her, gave him a deep satisfaction, and he half despised himself for being satisfied with so little.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Knowing #Half #World

  • A life of unremitting caution, without the carefree - or even, occasionally, the careless - may turn out to be half a life.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Inspirational #May #Half

  • Who sees the other half of Self, sees Truth.
    -- Anne Cameron

    #Self #Other Half #Half

  • Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I, and when she committed suicide I was only 30 - and very shocked and sorry. I never knew her personally.
    -- Anne Stevenson

    #Suicide #Sorry #Half

  • Bristol Rovers were 4-0 up at half time, with four goals in the first half.
    -- Anthony Adamson

    #Football #Goal #Half

  • Well, I've just gotten accustomed to just being in Canada for five and a half months a year.
    -- Anthony Michael Hall

    #Years #Half #Canada

  • "Do you know," Ivan Bunin recalls Anton Chekhov saying to him in 1899, near the end of his too-short life, "for how many years I shall be read? Seven." "Why seven?" Bunin asked. "Well," Chekhov answered, "seven and a half then."
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Life #Years #Half

  • My father, when he went, made my childhood a gift of a half a century.
    -- Antonio Porchia

    #Father #Childhood #Half

  • I just love the days when you come out of the archives with half a dozen excellent descriptions or poignant accounts of personal experiences.
    -- Antony Beevor

    #Archives #Half #Dozen

  • If the chemistry between me and the artist is good, then that's half the battle.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Artist #Battle #Half

  • People think too historically. They are always living half in a cemetery.
    -- Aristide Briand

    #Thinking #People #Half

  • A slave is but half a man.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Men #Half #Slavery

  • These two rational faculties may be designated the Scientific Faculty and the Calculative Faculty respectively; since calculation is the same as deliberation, and deliberation is never exercised about things that are invariable, so that the Calculative Faculty is a separate part of the rational half of the soul.
    -- Aristotle

    #Two #Soul #Half

  • Nobody's happy. What's happy? Happiness is over when the lights come on." The older woman poured herself a glass of sangria. "Screw that," she said quietly. "What?" "Screw that. Wash your mouth out. Who taught you that half-assed existential drivel?
    -- Armistead Maupin

    #Glasses #Light #Half

  • After over half a century of employer-provided health care coverage, the American people have developed a phobia of paying for health insurance themselves.
    -- Arnold Kling

    #People #Half #Care

  • Come back and wake me up.....half past May! (the Toad)
    -- Arnold Lobel

    #Past #Half #Toads

  • A thorough knowledge of the elements takes us more than half the road to mastership
    -- Aron Nimzowitsch

    #Elements #Half #Thorough

  • Half the trouble in the world arises from men trying to anticipate their time and season, and the other half from their trying to prolong them.
    -- Arthur Bryant

    #Men #Trying #Half

  • The highest morality may prove also to be the highest wisdom when the half-told story comes to be finished.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Stories #Half #May

  • It is a weak thing to tell half your story, and then ask your friend's advice-a still weaker thing to take it.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Advice #Stories #Half

  • Half of what we know is wrong, the purpose of science is to determine which half.
    -- Arthur Kornberg

    #Purpose #Half #Determine

  • It may be that even if half consciously, we choose our personalities to maintain a certain saving balance in the family's little universe.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Personality #Balance #Half

  • The beard, being a half-mask, should be forbidden by the police - It is, moreover, as a sexual symbol in the middle of the face, obscene: that is why it pleases women.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Police #Half #Beard

  • I have loved colours, and not flowers;Their motion, not the swallows wings;And wasted more than half my hoursWithout the comradeship of things.
    -- Arthur Symons

    #Flower #Wings #Half

  • We do not believe that you can be 'half responsible' or pick and choose the convenient areas to be responsible in
    -- Arun Sarin

    #Business #Believe #Half

  • I can take a week's vacation - maybe a week and a half - but after that, I'm itching to go back to work.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #Vacation #Half #Back To Work

  • I was always superthin, too skinny, actually. I felt like someone could break me in half. I realize now that being a bit more curvy and toned is so much more beautiful.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #Beautiful #Half #Skinny

  • I'm falling apart, one part after another. Falling down on the world like snow. Half of me is already on the ground, watching from below.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Fall #Snow #Half

  • If you're going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you're going to half-ass it, why bother?
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Half #Way #Ass