Long quotes

  • Of course we have to make a profit, but we have to make a profit over the long haul, not just the short term, and that means we must keep investing in research and development - it has run consistently about 6 percent of sales at Sony - and in service.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Running #Mean #Long

  • without an organisation that can work together, sometimes over a very long period, it's difficult to see new projects to fruition.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Long #Together #Fruition

  • Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied... That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Thinking #Long #People

  • As long as you're giving up quality records and you're makin' hit records, people are always gonna want to hear a hit, and they'll always want to be attached to something that's doin' great.
    -- Akon

    #Giving Up #Long #People

  • I always feel like 'as long as I'm doin' what I love to do, the money's naturally gonna come.' When you start thinkin' business and you start thinkin' 'What's hot? What's the wave? Who is hot? Let's get at that person,' it becomes a point where you're tryin' to strategize to make money. And that's always a gamble.
    -- Akon

    #Long #Hot #Making Money

  • You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.
    -- Al Capone

    #Gun #Long #Way

  • I didn't realize at the moment exactly what I had done...I only realized the enormity of it when I walked into the press room and got a long standing ovation.It wasn't until I came out of my daze that I began to appreciate my accomplishment.
    -- Al Geiberger

    #Golf #Long #Appreciate

  • The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences.
    -- Al Gore

    #Long #Climate #Entering

  • Two thousand scientists, in a hundred countries, engaged in the most elaborate, well organized scientific collaboration in the history of humankind, have produced long-since a consensus that we will face a string of terrible catastrophes unless we act to prepare ourselves and deal with the underlying causes of global warming.
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Two #Long

  • Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.
    -- Al Gore

    #Wmd #Iraq #Long

  • I decided to pick the diet that I thought would maximize my chances of long-term survival.
    -- Al Gore

    #Long #Survival #Chance

  • There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future.
    -- Al Gore

    #Reality #Thinking #Long

  • The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.
    -- Al Gore

    #Sacrifice #Long #Perspective

  • Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.
    -- Al Gore

    #Iraq #Long #Weapons

  • In my opinion, Louis Armstrong is the greatest trumpet stylist of all time and has influenced every trumpet player of his time and long after
    -- Al Hirt

    #Player #Long #Stylist

  • I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer. Every living thing tends toward the good or we would have been gone a long time ago.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Long #Suffering #Gone

  • Make your life exciting. Do what you have to do as long as you don't hurt people.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Hurt #Long

  • As long as I can concentrate and remain somewhat calm, I can normally do very well.
    -- Al Oerter

    #Long #Calm #Calmness

  • I think that any time you look at the fact that boycotts have historically led to change, whatever temporary inconvenience there may be, it in the long run leads toward, in my opinion, a better change for everybody.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Running #Thinking #Long

  • James Brown lives, as long as someone steps out of their body and dances uncontrollably.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Dance #Long #Body

  • As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Long #Racism #Slavery

  • Do you remember the church across the sands? You stood outside and planned to travel the lands, where the pilgrims go. So you packed your world up inside a canvas sack, set off down the highway with your rings and Kerouac. Someone said they saw you in Nepal a long time back. Tell me why you look away, don't you have a word to say?
    -- Al Stewart

    #Travel #Land #Long

  • He died a long painful death. However, you'll be happy to hear that just a few years later he was reincarnated as Shirley MacLaine.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Death #Years #Long

  • Egyptians are like camels: they can put up with beatings, humiliation and starvation for a long time but when they rebel they do so suddenly and with a force that is impossible to control.
    -- Alaa Al Aswany

    #Long #Rebel #Camels

  • When work is not going well, it's useful to remember that our identities stretch beyond what is on the business card, that we were people long before we became workers - and will continue to be human once we have put our tools down forever.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Long #People #Forever

  • Et une fois de plus je m'avan c° ais le long de ces me"  mes couloirs, marchant depuis des jours, depuis des mois, depuis des anne  es, a'   votre rencontre. And one more time, I advanced along these same hallways, walking for days, for months, for years, to meet you.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Years #Long #Months

  • After Russia (winning bronze at Rostelecom Cup), I'm one of the top Canadian ladies. Tomorrow, I just have to do a good long program.
    -- Alaine Chartrand

    #Winning #Russia #Long

  • I feel great. I'm right there for the top two. I know my long is a very strong program and I've had lots of success with it, so I feel confident going into the long. Just fix up that loop.
    -- Alaine Chartrand

    #Strong #Two #Long

  • During the first day, curious at having outsiders among them, a long stream of inmates came over and talked with me. Remarkably, according to what they told me, nearly every inmate in the prison didn't do it. Several thousand people had been locked up unjustly and, by an incredible coincidence, all in the same prison. On the other hand, they knew an awful lot about how to knife somebody.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Hands #Knives #Long

  • Hollywood is a strange place. The class structure here is more rigid than almost anyplace I've ever experienced. It's made more difficult by the fact that it's constantly changing. You never know what class you belong to unless you're one of the two or three people that have been in the same echelon for a long, long time.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Class #Two #Long

  • The days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Reading #Long #Enough

  • Polly: Education with socialists, it's like sex, all right as long as you don't have to pay for it.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Sex #Long #Pay

  • The poet lives as long as his lines are imprinted on the minds of his readers.
    -- Alan Bold

    #Long #Mind #Lines

  • During a long career in TV broadcasting, I spent a lot of time contributing to other people's creations.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Careers #Long #People

  • I always knew that I wanted to work on my own material - something that would be more long-lasting than short-lived electronic transmissions.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Long #Would Be #Lasting

  • I had long ago discovered that when a word or formula refused to come to mind the best thing for it was to think of something else: tigers for instance or oatmeal. Then when the fugitive word was least expecting it I would suddenly turn the full blaze of my attention back onto it catching the culprit in the beam of my mental torch before it could sneak off again into the darkness.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Thinking #Oatmeal #Long

  • There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters.
    -- Alan Cranston

    #Believe #Japan #Long

  • Be who you like as long as you mean it.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Mean #Long

  • You do get really exhausted doing films. You work such long hours, and after a while, things can get out of perspective, just like if anyone's tired, things get on top of them.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Tired #Long #Perspective

  • My background is deep and set in deep time, and in a narrow space, oral traditions going back a long, long time, which I inherited by osmosis.
    -- Alan Garner

    #Osmosis #Space #Long

  • There are no easy choices. Easy choices are long gone.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Long #Choices #Gone

  • But herein lies the rub: Christianity has been on a long-term trend of decline in every Western cultural context that we can identify.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Lying #Long #Trends

  • As long as I'm still able to have a hit on the radio and sell a few albums and some tickets, I don't see that it would be worth retiring.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Long #Funny Retirement #Tickets

  • If you torture statistics long enough, they'll eventually confess the truth
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Inspirational #Long #Statistics

  • There is no 'slippery slope' toward loss of liberty, only a long staircase where each step down must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Freedom #Loss #Long

  • It's all about long-term, sustaining relationships,
    -- Alan Kay

    #Long #Term #Long Term

  • The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Stars #Sea #Long

  • I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Insecure #Long #Guy

  • I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Long #Care

  • As long as God does not intervene in the contemporary universe in such a way as to violate physical laws, science has no way of knowing whether God exists or not. The belief or disbelief in such a Being is therefore a matter of faith.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Law #Knowing #Long

  • People are content to live in contradictory worlds, so long as they know the reason for each.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Long #People #World

  • When someone comes along who genuinely thanks us, we will follow that person a very long way.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Appreciation #Long #Way

  • You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Honesty #Long #Forget

  • Your pretty empire took so long to build, now, with a snap of history's fingers, down it goes.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Long #Empires #Fingers

  • The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism is that if you wait long enough, you'll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra - you can cut off its head in the Germany of the '30s and '40s, but it'll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Writing #Cutting #Long

  • Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Long #Patterns #Imagine

  • We have laboured long to build a heaven, only to find it populated with horrors.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Long #Heaven #Horror

  • In the long run, every program becomes rococo, and then rubble.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Running #Humorous #Long

  • You can lull the paying customers as long as they get slapped.
    -- Alan Rickman


  • If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes. His passing and shooting is of the highest level and he’s the most consistent and naturally gifted player we’ve had for a long, long time.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Player #Long #Shooting

  • I want to be around when Newcastle win a trophy because I want to see this place lift off. It will be one hell of a party for a long time.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Party #Winning #Long

  • Al is on the surface. And it's been a long way, but we're here.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Moon #Long #Als

  • It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers… They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Thinking #Long #Would Be

  • That's what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Long #Promise #Band

  • Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way...
    -- Alan Watts

    #Short Life #Long #Way

  • To understand music, you must listen to it. But so long as you are thinking, “I am listening to this music,” you are not listening.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Thinking #Long #Listening

  • Why are you so petrified of silence, here can you handle this? Did you think about your bills, your ex, your deadlines or when you think you're gonna die? Or did you long for the next distraction...
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Fear #Thinking #Long

  • How long before my dignity is reclaimed?
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Long #Unanswered Questions #Dignity

  • As long as I can say what it is that I need to say, then I'll fit whatever I'm trying to say around a melody.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Long #Trying #Needs

  • I get angry at myself for staying in relationships way too long.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Long #Way #Angry

  • Can you think of any problem, in any area of human endeavour, on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?
    -- Albert Allen Bartlett

    #Thinking #Long #Population

  • When a war breaks out, people say: "It's too stupid; it can't last long." But though a war may well be "too stupid," that doesn't prevent its lasting. Stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves.
    -- Albert Camus

    #War #Stupid #Long

  • Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Time #Long #Take Time

  • But all the long speeches, all the interminable days and hours that people had spent talking about my soul, had left me with the impression of a colorless swirling river that was making me dizzy.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Talking #Rivers #Long

  • There is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving. All of us, today, are dying of this misfortune. For violence and hatred dry up the heart itself; the long fight for justice exhausts the love that nevertheless gave birth to it.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Heart #Fighting #Long

  • [Liberty] is a choreand a long-distance race, quite solitary, quite exhausting.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Distance #Race #Long

  • For the first time in a long time I thought about Maman. I felt as if I understood why at the end of her life she had taken a 'fiancé,' why she had played at beginning again. Even there, in that home where lives were fading out, evening was a kind of wistful respite. So close to death, Maman must have felt free then and ready to live it all again. Nobody, nobody had the right to cry over her. And I felt ready to live it all again too.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Taken #Home #Long

  • But too many people now climb onto the cross merely to be seen from a greater distance, even if they have to trample somewhat on the one who has been there so long.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Distance #Long #People

  • One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Science #Reality #Long

  • Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Children #Long #Age

  • The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #New York #Cat #Long

  • People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Freedom #Long #People

  • People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Moving #Long #People

  • I was in London. It's a long way to go for a very long party, sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink. It's a waste of time.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Party #Long #London

  • I plead for leniency. I understand that the road to redemption is going to be long for me.
    -- Albert Gonzalez

    #Long #Redemption #Leniency

  • It is easier to seize wealth than to produce it, and as long as the State makes the seizure of wealth a matter of legalized privilege, so long will the squabble for that privilege go on.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Long #Goes On #Matter

  • If they don't know the Lord, I encourage them to search for and open their hearts and their eyes. If something happens to me tomorrow, I'm going to go to heaven and that's for sure because God's promised to us in the Bible. I want to make sure that those people out there feel the same. At the end of the day as long as I glorify him and those 45,000 people know who I represent out there every time I step out on the field, that's what it's about. It's about representing God.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Heart #Eye #Long

  • The work on [polio] prevention was long delayed by... misleading experimental models of the disease in monkeys
    -- Albert Sabin

    #Animal #Long #Prevention

  • I see something, find it marvelous, want to try and do it. Whether it fails or whether it comes off in the end becomes secondary. . . . So long as I've learned something about why.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Long #Trying #Crafts

  • In a library, no empty shelf remains empty for long.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Long #Library #Empty

  • With my runners now, they get two month-long breaks during the year.
    -- Alberto Salazar

    #Years #Two #Long

  • Modern physics is describing what the ancient wisdom keepers of the Americas have long known. These shamans, known as 'the Earthkeepers,' say that we’re dreaming the world into being through the very act of witnessing it. Scientists believe that we’re only able to do this in the very small subatomic world. Shamans understand that we also dream the larger world that we experience with our senses.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Dream #Believe #Long

  • Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.
    -- Aldo Gucci

    #Fashion #Long #Quality

  • Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Long #Mountain #Enough

  • The life of every river sings its own song, but in most the song is long marred by the discords of misuse.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Song #Rivers #Long

  • Too much safety seems to yield only danger in the long run,
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Running #Yield #Long

  • So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Men #Long #Political

  • The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Journey #Long #Intellectual

  • Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Peace #Long #Hypocrisy

  • Half at least of all morality is negative and consists in keeping out of mischief. The lords prayer is less than 50 words long, and 6 of those words are devoted to asking god not to lead us into temptation.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Prayer #Long #Temptation