Long quotes

  • I don't know how long a child will remain utterly static in front of the television, but my guess is that it could be well into their thirties.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Children #Long #Television

  • How long does getting thin take?
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Loss #Weight Loss #Long

  • When we asked Pooh what the opposite of an Introduction was, he said "The what of a what?" which didn't help us as much as we had hoped, but luckily Owl kept his head and told us that the Opposite of an Introduction, my dear Pooh, was a Contradiction; and, as he is very good at long words, I am sure that that's what it is.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Opposites #Long #Owl

  • Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!” said Piglet, feeling him. Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Rivers #Long #Feelings

  • As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Idols #Long

  • When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Long #Age #Littles

  • Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Ignorance #Long #Three

  • Tell me not here, it needs not saying, What tune the enchantress plays In aftermaths of soft September Or under blanching mays, For she and I were long acquainted And I knew all her ways.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Play #Long #Tunes

  • Krishnamacharya's personal practice was always with long deep breathing and mental focus. Observe the position of his head, the lower abdomen and his mental focus. He was always concentrated on the inner alignment through breath.
    -- A. G. Mohan

    #Breathing #Practice #Long

  • I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet - lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little - if you're on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Ideas #Long #Meat

  • If you just try long enough and hard enough, you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Long #Trying #Boots

  • The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Long #Age #Goes On

  • The Baptists' basic theology is that if you hold someone under water long enough, he'll come around to your way of thinking. It's a ritual known as 'Bobbing for Baptists.'
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Thinking #Long #Water

  • People should be left to believe what they like, so long as they harm no one else. Apart from normal expectations of politeness, it is not however clear why people should require their personal beliefs to be treated with special sensitivity by others, to the point that if others fail to tip-toe respectfully around them they will start throwing bombs.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Believe #Long #People

  • A human lifespan is less than a thousand months long. You need to make some time to think how to live it.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Life #Thinking #Long

  • Autumn can be glorious but menacing too - the long shadows, brisk winds, scurrying leaves, impending frost.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Autumn #Wind #Long

  • It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Memories #Long #Legacy

  • It's been so long and I'm lost without you, what am I gonna do? I been needin' you, wantin' you, wonderin' if you're the same and who's been with you. Is your heart still mine? I wanna cry sometimes ... I miss you.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Lost Love #Heart #Long

  • So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Music #Long #Giving

  • You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Hero #Long #Villain

  • Over the long term, it is more profitable to do the right thing for the environment than to pollute it.
    -- Aaron Feuerstein

    #Long #Climate #Environment

  • Democrats have a long history of utilizing the threat of a potential Ebola outbreak to request massive federal funds while attacking Republicans for expressing skepticism over their funding schemes.
    -- Aaron Klein

    #Ebola #Long #Republican

  • Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Technology #Long #Interesting

  • Focus too much on the near-term and you won't get tomorrow's customers, focus too much on the long-term and you won't get today's.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Long #Focus #Today

  • Late to bed and late to wake will keep you long on money and short on mistakes.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Mistake #Long #Bed

  • It's a thanksgiving to God. It's something I have wanted to do for a long time, but the record company wasn't ready for it. So I did it myself.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Thanksgiving #Long #Records

  • When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Kids #Years #Long

  • What's so great about television. You're able to tell a long story, where you couldn't really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Two #Long #Stories

  • As long as I have my legs and commitment to the team, then I'll keep playing.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Team #Commitment #Long

  • You have to find it in the moment, and that's one of the challenges of being an actor - especially a film actor - is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There's no trick to it. You just have to do.
    -- Aaron Stanford

    #Long #Challenges #Actors

  • This is new for me. I'm learning how to have a realtionship with someone other than Ashton. I made a horrible mistake. It was like a relapse. But you," I reached up and tucked the tear dampened hair that had worked its way loose behind her ear. "You touch a place inside of me that Ashton never did. I feel things with you I never felt for her. I loved her for a very long time. I can't help the fact I still want to be there if she needs me. Next time there is a choice to make it will be you I choose first. I can promise you that.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mistake #Hair #Long

  • She'd barely covered up her long, tan legs in a pair of shorts that made me want to go to church on Sunday just to thank God for creating her. - Beau
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Sunday #Creating #Long

  • I see that time divided is never long, and that regularity abridges all things.
    -- Abel Stevens

    #Time #Long #Regularity

  • Unless you paddle for the wave, you'll never know if you could catch it. But once you do... Ride it as long as you can. Love as long as you can.
    -- Abigail Spencer

    #Long #Wave

  • TIME's Person of the Year for 2006, maintainer of a foot long beard
    -- Abraham J. Williams

    #Years #Feet #Long

  • Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Men #White #Long

  • It has long been recognized that the problems with alcohol relate not to the use of a bad thing, but to the abuse of a good thing.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Long #Self Love #Alcohol

  • A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Hero #Long #Honor

  • If you love the truth, you'll trust it - that is, you will expect it to be good, beautiful, perfect, orderly, etc., in the long run, not necessarily in the short run.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Beautiful #Running #Long

  • There is not a soul on Earth who can read the deluge of physics publications in its entirety. As a result, it is sad but true that physics has irretrievably fallen apart from a cohesive to a fragmented discipline. ... It was not that long ago that people were complaining about two cultures. If we only had it that good. today.
    -- Abraham Pais

    #Two #Discipline #Long

  • A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing left to celebrate but the dead.
    -- Abraham Polonsky

    #Holiday #Long #Celebrate Life

  • But all my people, the Palestinians and the Arabs, wish me long life and freedom.
    -- Abu Abbas

    #Long #People #Wish

  • Strive for the Hereafter according to how long you shall remain there, and strive for this world according to how long you shall remain here.
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Islamic #Long #World

  • Really living without clutter takes an iron will ... This involves eternal watchfulness and that oldest and most relentless of the housewife's occupations, picking up. I have a feeling that picking up will go on long after ways have been found to circumvent death and taxes.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Iron #Long #Feelings

  • My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.
    -- Adam Baldwin

    #Hero #Long #Firefighter

  • Each of the bracelets I wear is from a long trip I've taken. One is from Nicaragua. One is from Nepal. One is from Guatemala. One is from Laos. They don't come off. I walk into a lot of very high-level boardrooms now, and I present to distinguished conferences, but these bracelets remind me of the places I've been and the people I've met.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Taken #Long #People

  • Really, as long as I am working and have diversity, I am happy.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Long #Diversity

  • A long December and there's reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last.
    -- Adam Duritz

    #Believe #Years #Long

  • I am not a book collector, and I am not fussy about particular editions. As long as the words are there I don't mind.
    -- Adam Foulds

    #Book #Long #Mind

  • In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan Gill; an eerie little space nestled between high seriousness of purpose and legendary lightness of touch.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Eerie #Space #Long

  • Of all the unexpected things in contemporary literature, this is among the oddest: that kids have an inordinate appetite for very long, very tricky, very strange books about places that don’t exist.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Book #Kids #Long

  • American long for a closed society in which everything can be bought, where laborers are either hidden away or dressed up as nonhumans, so as not to be disconcerting. This place is called Disney World
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Long #World #Dressed Up

  • With luck, a writer capable of producing both Slouching Towards Kalamazoo and The Blood of the Lamb will not remain unappreciated for long.
    -- Adam Kirsch

    #Blood #Long #Luck

  • Eric Schlosser's book on the economy and strategies of the fast-food business should be read by anyone who likes to take their children to fast-food restaurants. I shall certainly never do that again. He employs a long, cold burn, a quiet and impassioned accumulation of detail, with calm, wit and clarity. (...) Fast Food Nation is witness to the rigour and seriousness of the best American journalism, readable, reliable and extremely carefully done.
    -- Adam Nicolson

    #Children #Book #Long

  • When I kicked in the first TV – a nineteen-inch Magnavox with wicker speaker panels – it felt like the most perfect thing I had done in a long time. And there's nothing like the feeling of perfection that will inspire repeated behavior.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Long #Perfect #Inspire

  • Long gone are the days of the stylised old James Bond films with Roger Moore karate chopping his way through the bad guys - audiences are not going to buy it anymore. The genre has got quite serious now.
    -- Adam Rayner

    #Long #Guy #Serious

  • I'm a lifelong movie addict, and one of my favorite projects is making replica props and costumes. Nearly every one of these - from R2D2 to Hellboy's revolver - ends with the paint job. And it's not just cosmetic. The paint literally tells a story: what this thing is made of, where it's been, what it's been used for, and for how long.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Jobs #Long #Costumes

  • Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you'll start thinking waaay outside the box.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Thinking #Long #Mind

  • The world is not as it was when it came from its Maker's hands. It has been modified by many great revolutions, brought about by an inner mechanism of which we very imperfectly comprehend the movements; but of which we gain a glimpse by studying their effects: and their many causes still acting on the surface of our globe with undiminished power, which are changing, and will continue to change it, as long as it shall last.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Hands #Long #Acting

  • Time that is moved by little fidget wheels Is not myTime, the flood that does not flow. Between the double and the single bell Of a ship's hour, between a round of bells From the dark warship riding there below, I have lived many lives, and this one life Of Joe, long dead, who lives between five bells.
    -- Adam Skirving

    #Time #Dark #Long

  • If you hang around long enough, they think you're good. It's either my tenacity or my stupidity, I'm not sure which.
    -- Adam West

    #Thinking #Long #Stupidity

  • I want to say a little something that's long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Mother #Wife #Long

  • Animal abusers are not the only culprits - the consumers are the biggest abusers! As long as buyers, users, attendees at animal performances, etc., keep using, abusers keep abusing!!!
    -- Adela Popescu

    #Animal #Long #Etc

  • Do not look at life's long sorrow; see how small each moment's pain.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Pain #Long #Sorrow

  • I live in L.A. and I do have wonderful friends; I moved there when I was 19 so I developed a close knit group of friends, none of whom are actors, none of which are Australian, but I couldn't do it long term.
    -- Adelaide Clemens

    #Long #Groups #Actors

  • Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Humility #Long #Flattery

  • Long live Germany. Long live Austria. Long live Argentina. These are the countries with which I have been most closely associated and I shall not forget them. I had to obey the rules of war and my flag. I am ready.
    -- Adolf Eichmann

    #Country #War #Long

  • As a fighter pilot I know from my own experiences how decisive surprise and luck can be for success, which in the long run comes only to the one who combines daring with cool thinking.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Running #Thinking #Long

  • It is true to say that the first kill can influence the whole future career of a fighter pilot. Many to whom the first victory over the opponent has been long denied either by unfortunate circumstances or by bad luck can suffer from frustration or develop complexes they may never rid themselves of again.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Frustration #Careers #Long

  • As long as leadership from above was not lacking, the people fulfilled their duty and obligation overwhelmingly. Whether Protestant pastor or Catholic priest, both together and particularly at the first flare, there really existed in both camps but a single holy German Reich, for whose existence and future each man turned to his own heaven.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Men #Long #People

  • The Church has realized that anything and everything can be built up on a document of that sort, no matter how contradictory or irreconcilable with it. The faithful will swallow it whole, so long as logical reasoning is never allowed to be brought to bear on it.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Religious #Long #Faithful

  • There is, then, no danger in the circumstances that anti-semitism will disappear, for it is the Jews themselves who add fuel to its flames and see that it is kept well stoked. Before the opposition to it can disappear, the malady itself must disappear. And from that point of view, you can rely on the Jews: as long as they survive, anti-semitism will never fade. (13th February 1945)
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Views #Flames #Long

  • When over long periods of human history I scrutinized the activity of the Jewish people, suddenly there arose up in me the fearful question whether inscrutable Destiny, perhaps for reasons unknown to us poor mortals, did not, with eternal and immutable resolve, desire the final victory of this little nation.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Destiny #Long #People

  • Life has now taught me that love for things, like all unrequited love, takes its toll in the long run.
    -- Adolfo Bioy Casares

    #Running #Unrequited Love #Long

  • Life is complicated. It wtarts before we're ready, it continues while we're still trying to figure out the point of it. And it ends long before we've worked out just what to do.
    -- Adrian Tan

    #Long #Trying #Life Is

  • So here you are, in your twenties, thinking that you'll have another 40 years to go. Four decades in which to live long and prosper.Bad news. Read the papers. There are people dropping dead when they're 50, 40, 30 years old. Or quite possibly just after finishing their convocation. They would be very disappointed that they didn't meet their life expectancy.I'm here to tell you this. Forget about your life expectancy.
    -- Adrian Tan

    #Thinking #Years #Long

  • They say before you make something happen you have to see it yourself. I have been seeing it for a long time and I am living my dream.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Dream #Motivation #Long

  • Long tarries destiny, But comes to those who pray.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Destiny #Long #Praying

  • It must be all the same to the citizens ("ressortissants", Fr.) of a country that their governing (those in power) speak such language or such other ("telle langue ou telle autre", Fr.); likewise that it must be all the same to them that these adhere to such or such religion, so long as a full (or complete) liberty is equally garantee for everyone.
    -- African Spir

    #Country #Long #Liberty

  • Nothing that rest on some contradictory basis shall succeed or last in the long run ("ne saurait réussir ou durer, à la longue", Fr.); all that involve (or imply...) a contradiction is fatally destined, early or late, to disintegrate and disappear.
    -- African Spir

    #Running #Long #Lasts

  • I'm not often bored,' I assured her. "Life's not long enough for that.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Long #Bored #Enough

  • Sensationalism dies quickly, fear is long-lived.
    -- Agatha Christie


  • It's always difficult, especially the U.S. Open, the last of the Grand Slams. It's always tough because you know, the season is very long. I really played a lot this year. Sometimes it's really hard to stay focused all the time because you're really tired after the whole season.
    -- Agnieszka Radwanska

    #Tired #Years #Long

  • The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time: 132 years.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Years #Long #Algeria

  • The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Running #Long #People

  • The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.
    -- Ahmed Zaki Yamani

    #Running #Oil #Long

  • I always thought that life was about standing your ground, no matter how strong the current was. But going with the flow isn't so bad after all. As long as it takes you forward.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Strong #Long #Going With The Flow

  • We modern Christians are long on talk and short on conduct.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Long #Modern

  • Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Spiritual #Long #People

  • All things else being equal, our prayers are only as powerful as our lives. In the long pull we only pray as well as we live.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Prayer #Powerful #Long

  • We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still: We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead And thirst our souls from Thee to fill.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Long #Soul #Taste

  • Sometimes I go to God and say, "God, if Thou dost never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship Thee as long as I live and in the ages to come for what Thou hast done already. God’s already put me so far in debt that if I were to live one million millenniums I couldn’t pay Him for what He’s done for me.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Prayer #Long #Age

  • O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Giving #Long #Soul

  • Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Jesus #Men #Long

  • I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice, and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another person because I've hated humans for a long time.
    -- Aileen Wuornos

    #Hockey #Ice #Long

  • I watched the land for as long as I could, until it disappeared behind its shawl of mist, and until I had it fixed in my mind - unchanged, mysterious and beautiful
    -- Aimee Friedman

    #Beautiful #Land #Long

  • I am used to being beautiful. I have been beautiful for so long that it is an essential part of me. I would not be the same spiritually if I had not been beautiful.
    -- Aino Kallas

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Long

  • I am absolutely a Giants fan and I'm a Dynasty baby so I was a 49ers fan for a long time.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Baby #Long #Fans

  • I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Running #Long #Silence

  • You get an image after you act in a film, but it is not necessary that you last long because of that image.
    -- Ajay Devgan

    #Long #Lasts #Film