Long quotes

  • As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over.
    -- Barry Gibb

    #Fun #Keys #Long

  • I've always said I have nothing against a woman doing anything a man can do as long as she gets home in time to cook dinner.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Home #Men #Long

  • Small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Opportunity #Men #Long

  • Most novels I come across have all the excitement of a long trip on a bus with a sensitive glee club. Yammer and chat.
    -- Barry Hannah

    #Long #Clubs #Glee

  • Time is what makes good stories. Much has been cooking for a long time, and at last finds an out in narration one day. That's a supreme joy. And why the characters keep showing up.
    -- Barry Hannah

    #Character #Long #Joy

  • Feelings are constantly changing. None is dependable for long. You can love someone intensely today, and tomorrow or next month not feel a thing. Except perhaps for the feeling of doubt or depression that what was so beautiful could change so quickly.
    -- Barry Long

    #Life #Beautiful #Long

  • My faith is in my colleagues. And when I meet other writers, journalists, who've been doing this for a long time, trying to make us aware of what it is that we're living in, I put my faith in those people.
    -- Barry Lopez

    #Long #People #Trying

  • ...called nine-one-one," Howie was saying, "and then I heard something in the alleyway, so I went back there and" --Howie coughed-- "and valiantly attacked his knife with my guts, to no avail." "Did you get a good look at him? Could you describe him?" Howie smiled wanly. "Yeah. He was about yay long" --he held up his hands, four inches apart-- "thin, made of steel. Pointy. Sharp.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Hands #Knives #Long

  • Here's proof that if you live long enough, anything is possible.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Long #Enough #Proof

  • Sometimes a line of mathematical research extending through decades can be thought of as one long conversation in which many mathematicians take part. This is fortunately true at present.
    -- Barry Mazur

    #Long #Research #Lines

  • I grew up in Dallas, with cowboys. I was the only guy in sixth grade with long hair and an earring. Let's just say I got a lot of, er, flak for being different.
    -- Barry Watson

    #Cowboy #Hair #Long

  • I still love what I do and I've done OK over the years ... You're a long time retired and anyway, I'd get bored.
    -- Bart Cummings

    #Sports #Years #Long

  • So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it.
    -- Baruch Spinoza

    #Men #Long #Determined

  • If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
    -- Baruch Spinoza

    #Philosophical #Men #Long

  • As long as you fight, you cannot lose... if you leave everything out there, it doesn't matter if you win or lose. To me you can never lose.
    -- Bas Rutten

    #Fighting #Winning #Long

  • Soon after you're dead - we're not sure how long - but not long, you'll be united with the most ecstatic love you've ever known. As one of the best things in your life was human love, this will be love, but much more satisfying, and it will last forever.
    -- Basil Hume

    #Death #Love You #Long

  • Ive hidden behind my hair more than clothes. Sometimes having long hair with a fringe is very useful when you dont want to look at people. I used to have very short hair, but long hair is my thing - a black nocturnal shield.
    -- Bat for Lashes

    #Hair #Clothes #Long

  • An enthusiastic desire of visiting the Old World haunted me from early childhood. I cherished a presentiment, amounting almost to belief, that I should one day behold the scenes, among which my fancy had so long wandered.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Long #Childhood #Desire

  • The race is long but in the end it is only with YOURSELF...
    -- Baz Luhrmann

    #Race #Long #Ends

  • I can reach a kid who doesn't have any ability as long as he doesn't know it.
    -- Bear Bryant

    #Kids #Long #Ability

  • Vee is my un-twin. She's green-eyed, milky blond, and a few pounds over curvy. I'm a smoky-eyed brunette with volumes of curly hair that holds its own against even the best flatiron. And I'm all legs, like a bar stool. But there is an invisible thread the ties us together; both of us swear that tie began long before birth. Both of us swear it will continue to hold for the rest of our lives.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Hair #Ties #Long

  • After a long day, my favorite way to unwind is by going running. Not exactly the most relaxing activity, granted, but I always imagine I'm sweating out all the things weighing on my mind.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Running #Long #Mind

  • The antique, almost primitive band he held between his fingers caught the sunlight, glinting silver. “I found this ring shortly after I was banished from heaven. I kept it to remind myself of how endless my sentence was, how eternal one small choice can be. I’ve kept it a long time. I want you to have it. You broke my suffering. You’ve given me a new eternity. Be my girl, Nora. Be my everything.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Girl #Long #Heaven

  • There was nothing wrong with fire … as long as you didn’t stand too close. Something to keep in mind.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Fire #Long #Mind

  • I had long hair when I was a teenager.
    -- Beck

    #Teenager #Hair #Long

  • When you work with somebody for a long period of time, you develop a shorthand with everything.
    -- Beck

    #Long #Periods

  • I am rediscovering the whole sexual dimension of life at the age of 86, really. And that also means discovering the feminine. So the whole of this dimension, which I had been seeking for a very long time, is now sort of opening itself up to me.
    -- Bede Griffiths

    #Mean #Long #Age

  • I’ll never retire as long as I live—that’s like retiring from life! I’ll never stop writing, teaching, lecturing. If you’re in good health, living is exciting on its own.
    -- Bel Kaufman

    #Teaching #Writing #Long

  • I feel no different than I felt at 99, 98 or 97. Just because you live a long time, you get all this attention. Just because you survived? Of course, I survived a lot.
    -- Bel Kaufman

    #Long #Attention #Different

  • There will be no mass-based feminist movement as long as feminist ideas are understood only by a well-educated few.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Ideas #Long #Feminist

  • I like 'As Long As You Love Me' and 'Boyfriend' by Justin Bieber. It gets you moving - you just can't help it! And 'Teach Me How To Dougie' gets Zendaya and I every time.
    -- Bella Thorne

    #Moving #Long #Helping

  • As long as it served his purpose, Mr. Lincoln boldly advocated the right of Secession.
    -- Belle Boyd

    #Long #Purpose #Secession

  • It's a sad fact of modern life that if you drive long enough, sooner or later you must leave London behind.
    -- Ben Aaronovitch

    #Long #Modern Life #London

  • But when I felt like I had something to prove? Then I got up early every morning and worked all day long. I didn't know if I had any more talent than anyone else directing, but I knew I could work hard at it, and so I did.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Morning #Hard Work #Long

  • There is currency to celebrity, or celebrity is a currency... You can spend it in a lot of ways, or you can squander it. You can be taxed, as well. I really started thinking long and hard about how to use that currency as long as I had it.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Thinking #Long #Use

  • Achieving price stability is not only important in itself, it is also central to attaining the Federal Reserve's other mandate objectives of maximum sustainable employment and moderate long-term interest rates.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Long #Important #Employment

  • If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Long #Focus #Employment

  • Monetary policy cannot do much about long-run growth, all we can try to do is to try to smooth out periods where the economy is depressed because of lack of demand
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Running #Long #Growth

  • The lesson of history is that you do not get a sustained economic recovery as long as the financial system is in crisis.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Recovery #Long #Lessons

  • The more important reason is that the research itself provides an important long-run perspective on the issues that we face on a day-to-day basis.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Running #Issues #Long

  • The economist John Maynard Keynes said that in the long run, we are all dead. If he were around today he might say that, in the long run, we are all on Social Security and Medicare.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Running #Long #Might

  • As long as we're tied to Middle Eastern oil we're tied to Middle Eastern politics. We're hostages to the terrorists and nutcases who want to wipe out Israel and the United States because we support Israel.
    -- Ben Bova

    #Oil #Israel #Long

  • The cliche was always that 'everybody's a critic,' but it becomes truer every day. Long before reviews appear in the traditional outlets, you can now usually discover - somewhere in the thickets of the Internet - reactions to shows from people who've seen them in previews.
    -- Ben Brantley

    #Long #People #Internet

  • Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions.
    -- Ben Casnocha

    #Long #Goal #Limits

  • I still perform it in all my shows. I'll do it as long as I'm breathing. I'm so proud it has stood the test of time.
    -- Ben E. King

    #Breathing #Long #Proud

  • It doesn't take me long to write songs.
    -- Ben E. King

    #Song #Writing #Long

  • If you could figure out how to live with family then you'd gone a long way toward finding your peace.
    -- Ben Fountain

    #Long #Gone #Way

  • Americans are incredibly polite as long as they get what they want.
    -- Ben Fountain

    #Long #Want #Polite

  • You spend hours alone, only with your thoughts, and you torture yourself. It's a tendency of many writers to temper the self-destructive act of writing with other self-destructive acts. I certainly was one of those people for a long time.
    -- Ben Gibbard

    #Writing #Self #Long

  • As long as someone else controls your history the truth shall remain just a mystery
    -- Ben Harper

    #Long #Ethics #Moral

  • The lifetime we've left behind with strangers Promises and lies both have their dangers. I just can't be wrong enough and I can't hide for long enough So far away, but I still feel your pain.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Pain #Lying #Long

  • To the old, long life and treasure; To the young, all health and pleasure.
    -- Ben Jonson

    #Long #Treasure #Pleasure

  • If the director wishes to print it, then you have a series of choices, maybe millions of choices within that minute-and-a-half, or 80 seconds, or 2 minutes or however long or short the take is, you have all those choices committed to celluloid. I find that absolutely thrilling.
    -- Ben Kingsley

    #Long #Choices #Wish

  • Suspense left my life a long time ago, now it has returned. I do not care for it.
    -- Ben Marcus

    #Long #Suspense #Care

  • Machineries of reason, machineries of conduct, machineries of virtue. The machine that regulates instinct, keeps one’s hands free of another man’s throat, free of one’s own. These machines have all, as someone said, gone too long in the elements. Gummed now, rusted, bloodless. I forget who said it and I no longer care.
    -- Ben Marcus

    #Men #Hands #Long

  • If the benevolent ruler stays in power long enough, he eventually concludes that power and wisdom are the same thing. And as he possesses power, he must possess wisdom. He becomes converted to the seductive thesis that election to public office endows the official with both power and wisdom. At this point, he begins to lose his ability to distinguish between what is morally right and what is politically expedient.
    -- Ben Moreell

    #Long #Office #Seductive

  • At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.
    -- Ben Nicholson

    #Thinking #Our World #Long

  • I look around my neighborhood, and I see people hailing a cab or ordering their food and then paying for it all with their phone. I've read about that stuff for a really long time, and now it's starting to become commonplace.
    -- Ben Silbermann

    #Phones #Long #People

  • Trying to pick individual stocks is a trap. I can't do it. Warren Buffett can, but hardly anyone else can beat the indexes over a long period of time.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Long #Trying #Warren Buffet

  • You've got to make haste while it's still light of day. My godmother used to say, I don't want to rust out, I just want to work out. If you stand still long enough, people will throw dirt on you.
    -- Ben Vereen

    #Light #Long #People

  • You can muscle your way to the top as long as you're part of the production, which I am. I'm knitted into the money, so it's very hard to extricate me from the decision-making dynamic.
    -- Ben Wheatley

    #Long #Decision #Way

  • Quotes are like cayenne pepper or some other strong spice: a little goes a long way, and too much is a disaster.
    -- Ben Yagoda

    #Strong #Long #Peppers

  • The Holy Book calls upon Muslims to resist tyranny. Dictatorships in Pakistan, however long, have, therefore, always collapsed in the face of this spirit.
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #Book #Long #Pakistan

  • For a moment, I thought of the word happy and it was a word that just, well, it felt like it was visiting me. I knew it wouldn’t last for very long and I’d be sad again and then it would be worse because it’s one thing to be sad and it’s another thing to be sad once you’ve been happy. Being sad after you’ve been happy is the worst thing in the world.
    -- Benjamin Alire Saenz

    #Long #Being Sad #Would Be

  • The Constitution was framed upon the theory that the peoples of the several states must sink or swim together, and that in the long run prosperity and salvation are in union and not division.
    -- Benjamin Cardozo

    #Running #Long #Swim

  • There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that's not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Running #Courage #Long

  • Women carry a beautiful hand with them to the grave, when a beautiful face has long ago vanished.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Beautiful #Hands #Long

  • No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Government #Long #Political

  • No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Government #Numbers #Long

  • I have lived long enough to know that the evening glow of love has its own riches and splendour.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Love #Long #Age

  • Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #4th Of July #Long #Wish

  • Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so; It is not so. It is so; it is not so.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Long #May #Divine

  • All would live long, but none would be old.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Long #Age #Would Be

  • A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Life #Long #May

  • I have lived a long time, sir, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that God governs in the affairs of men.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Life #Men #Long

  • For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Change #Thinking #Long

  • Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. ... Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Law #Long #People

  • Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully. "Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever." "And he has Brain." "Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain." There was a long silence. "I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Clever #Hair #Long

  • Too long has the public mind considered religion to be synonymous with priestcraft.
    -- Benjamin Lee Whorf

    #Long #Mind

  • I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me.  And the cost is more than I can bear.
    -- Benjamin Martin

    #Long #Cost #Return

  • The loving person makes other people feel good, and he is usually a happy person himself. He is able to form strong, long-lasting friendships.
    -- Benjamin Spock

    #Strong #Long #People

  • A gambit never becomes sheer routine as long as you fear you may lose the king and pawn ending!
    -- Bent Larsen

    #Kings #Long #Routine

  • Life is short. Eternity is long.
    -- Bentley Little

    #Life Is Short #Long #Life Is

  • It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.
    -- Bernadette Devlin

    #Letting Go #Long #People

  • The ideas that the colonists put forward, rather than creating a new condition of fact, expressed one that has long existed; they articulated and in so doing generalized, systematized, gave moral sanction to what had emerged haphazardly, incompletely and insensibly, from the chaotic factionalism of colonial politics.
    -- Bernard Bailyn

    #Ideas #Creating #Long

  • When the outlook is steeped in pessimism, I remind myself, "Two and two still make four, and you can't keep humankind down for long."
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Two #Perspective #Long

  • Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.
    -- Bernard Berenson

    #Government #Long #Lasts

  • As long as I breathe, I attack.
    -- Bernard Hinault

    #Cycling #Long #Insirational

  • As long as I live and breathe, I attack
    -- Bernard Hinault

    #Long #Breathe

  • For as long as I care to remember, religion, like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion. Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception.
    -- Bernard Katz

    #Hype #Long #Deception

  • If the conflict is about the size of Israel, then long and difficult negotiations can eventually resolve the problem. But if the conflict is about the existence of Israel, then serious negotiation is impossible.
    -- Bernard Lewis

    #Israel #Long #Size

  • Nuclear weapons will not be gotten rid of until the United States confronts the magnitude of the horror, the tragedy, and the long-term suffering of the victims
    -- Bernard Lown

    #Long #Suffering #Tragedy

  • As long as we rationalize nuclear weapons as "necessary" in order to save American lives, then nuclear weapons will never be gotten rid of.
    -- Bernard Lown

    #Order #Long #Weapons

  • As long as a man stays alive he can't tell what chances will pop up next. But a dead man signs no checks.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Perseverance #Men #Long

  • For it seems that long before the first enterprising man bent some twigs into a leaky roof, many animals were already accomplished builders.
    -- Bernard Rudofsky

    #Animal #Men #Long

  • Death is but an instant, life a long torment.
    -- Bernard-Joseph Saurin

    #Death #Long #Dying

  • How long the night seems to one kept awake by pain.
    -- Bernard-Joseph Saurin

    #Pain #Night #Long

  • The essential thing is to run period! And to do it for a long time and consistently and then everything will take care of itself.
    -- Bernd Heinrich

    #Running #Long #Essentials

  • Conditions are seldom ideal, and if one waits long enough for ideal conditions one is just making excuses.
    -- Bernd Heinrich

    #Long #Waiting #Excuse

  • I thought that if the right time gets missed, if one has refused or been refused something for too long, it's too late, even if it is finally tackled with energy and received with joy. Or is there no such thing as "too late"? Is there only "late," and is "late" always better than "never"? I don't know.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Long #Joy #Energy