Long quotes

  • The concept of architecture as analogous to landscape is something that has interested me for a long time.
    -- Antoine Predock

    #Long #Landscape #Architecture

  • I had an interest, for as long as I could remember, in theater.
    -- Antoinette Perry

    #Long #Remember #Theater

  • If you look at anything long enough, say just that wall in front of you - it will come out of that wall.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Wall #Writing #Long

  • All I wanted was to say honestly to people: 'Have a look at yourselves and see how bad and dreary your lives are!' The important thing is that people should realize that, for when they do, they will most certainly create another and better life for themselves. I will not live to see it, but I know that it will be quite different, quite unlike our present life. And so long as this different life does not exist, I shall go on saying to people again and again: 'Please, understand that your life is bad and dreary!'
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Long #People #Important

  • I've been playing golf as long as I've been dancing, since I was 13 or 14. I play off six. I like to get out on a golf course as often as I can.
    -- Anton du Beke

    #Golf #Play #Long

  • Do what you want as long as its paying off for you. But once its become a liability, then something is wrong and you better find out what it is.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Long #Want #What You Want

  • Every relationship I've been in becomes long-distance because of work. It's never worked out. It puts an intense strain on the relationship, and at a certain point, it becomes too difficult.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #Distance #Long #Intense

  • As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism.
    -- Antonia Fraser

    #Long #People #Terrorism

  • It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies.
    -- Antonia Fraser

    #Long #Historical #Biographies

  • The 4th sort of creatures... which moved through the 3 former sorts, were incredibly small, and so small in my eye that I judged, that if 100 of them lay [stretched out] one by another, they would not equal the length of a grain of course Sand; and according to this estimate, ten hundred thousand of them could not equal the dimensions of a grain of such course Sand. There was discover'd by me a fifth sort, which had near the thickness of the former, but they were almost twice as long. The first time bacteria were observed.
    -- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

    #Eye #Science #Long

  • So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Mean #Men #Long

  • We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Death #Long #One Day

  • I long to get back into theater.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Long #Theater

  • A long time ago, I read in a book that a woman's homeland is wherever she fell in love.
    -- Antonio Lobo Antunes

    #Book #Long #Homeland

  • All uncertainty is fruitfull ... so long as it is accompanied by the wish to understand
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Long #Decision #Wish

  • There's always SOMEONE in support as long as he can be assured or he himself feels confident of getting, in return, SOMETHING beneficial of any sort.
    -- Anuj

    #Long #Support #Return

  • I don't know if I'd ever want to show my college life in the films I make. I think I've passed that stage long ago.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #College #Thinking #Long

  • No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Sea #Long #No Friends

  • I spent my entire childhood living abroad because of my father's occupation, so we were on long-haul flights all the time.
    -- Arabella Weir

    #Father #Long #Childhood

  • But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out.
    -- Archibald Alexander

    #Jesus #Believe #Long

  • I like to do new things, so I always take on roles that I feel will keep me on my toes. I never want to pigeon myself, so I always like to surprise myself. I believe in versatility and so I would play anything as long as it was a challenge.
    -- Archie Panjabi

    #Believe #Play #Long

  • Rap actually took root in the Negro community, and then in the Hispanic community, long before it impacted on the larger American community as a whole.
    -- Archie Shepp

    #Rap #Roots #Long

  • Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.
    -- Archimedes

    #Moving #Science #Long

  • The hours must be endured and those who cannot do so in life will most surely do so in death. You say you cannot face them? Life's joys and pains both? You shall find them waiting for you, a world of ignored moments there to be explored. Then shall you know how long an hour can be, shall feel the awful depth and restlessness of even a single day, and all the days you fled from life while you were alive.
    -- Ari Berk

    #Pain #Long #Joy

  • We believe in the fundamental strength of Israel's economy and have confidence in its long-term potential.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Believe #Israel #Long

  • So great becomes the fear of losing what we have that many of us rush back to hide under the temporary shelter of convention rather than follow the path of self-discovery wherever it might lead. Given adequate time and sufficient fear, we may hide so long that we hardly notice we're slowly suffocating.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Discovery #Self #Long

  • As long as I'm needed. I'll be ready to serve. I look forward with optimism. We need the Jews here. Move to Israel! Move to Israel!
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Moving #Israel #Long

  • I think Chappelle set the bar when he came out with his show. To be as great as him or greater you have to push it a little further - as long as there's substance in terms of the material.
    -- Aries Spears

    #Thinking #Long #Bars

  • I always said if I ever get married, I would tell my woman - I love Michael Jordan, I am a Michael Jordan fanatic - I said, 'Michael Jordan is the only athlete you can sleep with and I wouldn't get mad, as long as you got something signed. You gotta bring back a ball, a hat or something. You can't just give away that sh*t for free.'
    -- Aries Spears

    #Athlete #Sleep #Long

  • Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Justice #Long #People

  • What unlooked-for things do happen, to be sure, in a long life!
    -- Aristophanes

    #Life #Long #Long Life

  • It is impossible, or not easy, to alter by argument what has long been absorbed by habit
    -- Aristotle

    #Long #Impossible #Argument

  • ...happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves.... The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement....
    -- Aristotle

    #Happy Life #Long #Effort

  • Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.
    -- Aristotle

    #Law #Long #People

  • It is not easy for a person to do any great harm when his tenure of office is short, whereas long possession begets tyranny.
    -- Aristotle

    #Long #Office #Easy

  • ...perhaps there is some element of good even in the simple act of living, so long as the evils of existence do not preponderate too heavily.
    -- Aristotle

    #Simple #Long #Evil

  • I am blessed with a good metabolism, and as long as I work out, carbs don't add to my weight. If I need a leaner, meaner look for a film, I go off carbs for a bit.
    -- Arjun Rampal

    #Blessed #Long #Work Out

  • Pennsylvania is a very tough state; people don't last long in Pennsylvania politics.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Long #People #Lasts

  • Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, he must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, must be a pacifist. What's in that pipe that he's smoking?
    -- Arlo Guthrie

    #Christmas #Hair #Long

  • I have always been very much involved in the pseudo biological cycle of production, consumption and destruction. And for a long time, I have been anguished by the fact that one of its most conspicuous material results is the flooding of our world with junk and rejected odd objects.
    -- Arman

    #Art #Our World #Long

  • I stopped courting Hollywood a long time ago
    -- Armand Assante

    #Long #Hollywood

  • I don't think I should tell you what to do, nor should the government. As long as you enjoy your own personal liberties and don't infringe on the liberties of others, I don't care.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Thinking #Government #Long

  • My entire life had been this long, pressured conversation about the family I represented. 'When you walk out the door, you represent us. You have to dress well and make sure your hair is combed.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Hair #Doors #Long

  • The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Iraq #Long #Effort

  • Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.
    -- Arne Duncan

    #Teaching #Thinking #Long

  • A pastry usually tastes better if it looks nice. A cream pastry, now that looks nice - in fact, there is nothing I mind as long as it looks nice.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Nice #Long #Mind

  • I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Long #Done #Architecture

  • The makers of literature are those who have seen and felt the miraculous interestingness of the universe. If you have formed...literary taste...your life will be one long ecstasy of denying that the world is a dull place.
    -- Arnold Bennett

    #Long #Literature #World

  • Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
    -- Arnold Bennett

    #Hope #Media #Long

  • Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
    -- Arnold Lobel

    #Book #Sky #Long

  • The various levels of problems and issues are interwoven, so that solving any one of them without simultaneously addressing the others rarely works for long.
    -- Arnold Mindell

    #Issues #Long #Levels

  • You can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Believe #Bodybuilding #Long

  • I have settled down in this border area; I am trying to find distinct standards of shape, and I long to experience, formulate, and evoke this dark, heavy, tranquillity.
    -- Arnulf Rainer

    #Peace #Dark #Long

  • We need to believe in a bright, compelling and sustainable future. Fear neither motivates people long-term nor brings out the best in them. Hope is a powerful motivator.
    -- Arron Wood

    #Powerful #Believe #Long

  • The eyes of the Armenians speak long before the lips move and long after they cease to.
    -- Arshile Gorky

    #Moving #Eye #Long

  • If Picasso drips, I drip... For a long while I was with Cezanne, and now I am with Picasso.
    -- Arshile Gorky

    #Long #Cezanne #Imitation

  • If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Long #Enough #Members

  • Every once in a while your world stands still... There are certain friendships that are so important they leave a mark on you long after the person is gone.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Friendship #Long #Important

  • As long as i live i will have control over my being
    -- Artemisia Gentileschi

    #Art #Long

  • Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.
    -- Arthur Adamov

    #Long #Want #Misery

  • They aren't common, but enormously interesting. How can it be that you've been together that long and you're still intensely in love with them?
    -- Arthur Aron

    #Long #Interesting #Together

  • If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction.
    -- Arthur Bloch

    #Long #Progress #Enough

  • If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run-and often in the short one-the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Running #Discovery #Long

  • . . . the newspapers of Utopia, he had long ago decided, would be terribly dull.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Long #Would Be #Dull

  • The creation of wealth is certainly not to be despised, but in the long run the only human activities really worthwhile are the search for knowledge, and the creation of beauty. This is beyond argument, the only point of debate is which comes first.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Running #Long #Firsts

  • Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.
    -- Arthur Cayley

    #Space #Long #Geometry

  • It has always seemed to me that so long as you produce your dramatic effect, accuracy of detail matters little. I have never striven for it and I have made some bad mistakes in consequence. What matter if I hold my readers?
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Mistake #What Matters #Long

  • My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Long #Effort #Littles

  • I really believe in myself. I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters. There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it, and I work really hard at it.
    -- Arthur Godfrey

    #Believe #Long #Crafts

  • I had to wonder if men were so blinded by beauty that they would feel privileged to live their lives with an actual demon, so long as it was a beautiful demon.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Beautiful #Men #Long

  • By the time we arrived, as evening was approaching, I felt as sore as a rock must feel when the waterfall has pounded on it all day long.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Life #Rocks #Long

  • When we consider the incidents of former days, and perceive, while reviewing the long line of causes, how the most important events of our lives originated in the most trifling circumstances; how the beginning of our greatest happiness or greatest misery is to be attributed to a delay, to an accident, to a mistake; we learn a lesson of profound humility.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Mistake #Humility #Long

  • Almost all human affairs are tedious. Everything is too long. Visits, dinners, concerts, plays, speeches, pleadings, essays, sermons, are too long. Pleasure and business labor equally under this defect, or, as I should rather say, this fatal super-abundance.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Time #Play #Long

  • As ships becalmed at eve, that lay With canvas drooping, side by side, Two towers of sail, at dawn of day Are scarce, long leagues apart, descried.
    -- Arthur Hugh Clough

    #Two #Long #League

  • The broad liberal objective is a balanced and flexible "mixed economy," thus seeking to occupy that middle ground between capitalism and socialism whose viability has so long been denied by both capitalists and socialists.
    -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    #Long #Libertarian #Socialism

  • The only President who clearly died of overwork was Polk, and that was a long time ago. Hoover, who worked intensely and humorlessly as President, lived for more than thirty years after the White House; Truman, who worked intensely and gaily, lived for twenty
    -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    #Years #White #Long

  • Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman.
    -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    #Long #Businessman #Anti Semitism

  • One had the right to write because other people needed news of the inner world, and if they went too long without such news they would go mad with the chaos of their lives.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Writing #Mad #Long

  • The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom. The witch-hunt was not, however, a mere repression. It was also, and as importantly, a long overdue opportunity for everyone so inclined to express publicly his guilt and sins, under the cover of accusations against the victims.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Opportunity #Class #Long

  • In the long term, there are many factors that will help the luxury market, the creation of new wealth and the Asian tourist boom
    -- Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

    #Luxury #Long #Tourists

  • The poet makes himself a voyant through a long, immense reasoned deranging of all his senses. All the forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he tries to find himself, he exhausts in himself all the poisons, to keep only their quintessences.
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Long #Suffering #Trying

  • The Poet makes himself a seer through a long, vast and painstaking derangement of all the senses
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Long #Poet

  • A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Men #Long #Solitude

  • Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Life #Philosophy #Long

  • History is the long, difficult and confused dream of Mankind.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Dream #Confused #Long

  • The scenes and events of long ago, and the persons who took part in them, wear a charming aspect to the eye of memory, which sees only the outlines and takes no note of disagreeable details. The present enjoys no such advantage, and so it always seems defective.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Memories #Eye #Long

  • The little incidents and accidents of every day fill us with emotion, anxiety, annoyance, passion, as long as they are close to us, when they appear so big, so important, so serious; but as soon as they are borne down the restless stream of time they lose what significance they had; we think no more of them and soon forget them altogether. They were big only because they were near.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Passion #Thinking #Long

  • To gain anything we have longed for is only to discover how vain and empty it is; and even though we are always living in expectation of better things, at the same time we often repent and long to have the past back again.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Past #Long #Expectations

  • By the time I am Howard's age I hope to be long retired. I don't plan on working that long.
    -- Artie Lange

    #Long #Age #Plans

  • After conducting a concert in a small town, I once received the following note from a farmer who had attended the performance: "Dear Sir, I wish to inform you that the man who played the long thing you pull in and out only did so during the brief periods you were looking at him."
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Music #Men #Long

  • May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month. The days are long and humid. The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangoes in still, dustgreen trees. Red bananas ripen. Jackfruits burst. Dissolute bluebottles hum vacuously in the fruity air. Then they stun themselves against clear windowpanes and die, fatly baffled in the sun.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Air #Rivers #Long

  • Beautiful, ugly, impressive, disgusting, meaningless, grim, contradictory etc … It makes no difference, as long as it is life, vigorously pouring forth.
    -- Asger Jorn

    #Beautiful #Differences #Long

  • One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain, one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature.
    -- Ashanti

    #Names #Long #Doe

  • As long as I have you there is just one other thing I'll always need - tremendous self control.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #Motivational #Self #Long

  • It doesn't matter if you're a size 2 or 22, you can be healthy as long as you're taking care of your body, working out, and telling yourself 'I love you' instead of taking in the negativity of beauty standards.
    -- Ashley Graham

    #Love You #Long #Work Out

  • I'm an actor, so sometimes there are moments where I think about everything that's happening and I want to cry. I'm doing what I love and I will be doing it for a very, very long time - and it's amazing. A lot of people don't get to do that.
    -- Ashley Greene

    #Thinking #Long #People

  • It seems all worlds of music - rock, blues, R&B, soul, hip-hop and others - are able to point to impromptu get-togethers as proud moments in their timelines, encounters that were recorded and created music of lasting impression. In the jazz tradition, there are a few, but none that has been revered for as long as Jazz at Massey Hall.
    -- Ashley Kahn

    #Rocks #Long #Hip Hop

  • Anything can be done, as long as you truly believe it.
    -- Ashley Qualls

    #Believe #Long #Done

  • Like when I had long hair, you kind of got male attention from everything. But when you had short hair, it was a different kind of man that was attracted to you or I found coming up.
    -- Ashley Scott

    #Men #Hair #Long

  • Take a long pause ...breathe and know that things are happening for you not to you.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Long #Breathe