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Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.
~By Jane Howard ~


I feel that David took a risk with me. I have a sense that by starting off in the theatre and going off to do films you are seen to sell out in some way. I don't hold truck with that, but you can't stop people from feeling it.
~By Julia Ormond ~


The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one.
~By George Gissing ~


Most adults, unlike most children, understand the difference between a book that will hold them spellbound for a rainy Sunday afternoon and a book that will put them in touch with a part of themselves they didn't even know existed.
~By Mark Haddon ~


I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years.
~By Mickey Rooney ~


One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
~By Booker T. Washington ~


Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent.
~By Nicolaus Copernicus ~


We've sold over 100,000 records so far, and we're an independent label.
~By Isaac Hanson ~


In a completely integrated unit where you'd have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers... I think you would have a problem definitely.
~By Omar N. Bradley ~


My father was a progressive farmer, and was always ready to lay aside an old plough if he could replace it with one better constructed for its work. All through life, I have ever been ready to buy a better plough.
~By Andrew Taylor Still ~


The only thing I really, really want is for the U.S. to win again. Just to win another team gold. And, of course I would really want to win an all-around gold.
~By Carly Patterson ~


Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.
~By Wilhelm von Humboldt ~


Every time I go to the theater, there's something about the atmosphere, seeing something unfold live in front of an audience, that you can't get out of your system.
~By John Madden ~


McCarthy emerged in the person of Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.
~By Pat Buchanan ~


Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success.
~By Tom Harkin ~


He was so good with the kids on the set. He just knew exactly how to handle them. The baby would cry and Vin would hold him and do all these weird sounds and the baby would stop crying. It was really cute.
~By Brittany Snow ~


It's going to be really weird when I'm 80 years old, in a walker, and people are still calling me America's sweetheart. We need a new one.
~By Mary Lou Retton ~


My mother always told me not to handle a buffalo by its tail, but always catch it by its horns. And I have used that lesson in everything in my life, including the Railways.
~By Lalu Prasad Yadav ~


I played from the time I was seven years old. My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued - with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking.
~By Todd English ~


The Book of Mormon is concrete and solid, they can hold it, and they can visualize that they have to pray to decide if this physical thing is true. There is no room for interpretation.
~By Richard G. Scott ~


And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.
~By Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~


People told me, when I was coming through the ranks, that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with the period of unemployment as well as they deal with the period of employment.
~By Claudia Black ~


Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures.
~By Eden Ahbez ~


Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get cast as the Wicked Witch.
~By Alan Rickman ~


I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts; and often stood in great awe of them. They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
~By Maria Monk ~


In the restaurant business, you never want to have enemies, whereas it seems that many politicians judge their success by how high their enemies are and whether they can show that they can hold their ground and give a punch for every punch they take.
~By John Hickenlooper ~


This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold, wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their fate since their great benefactor was dead, and though strong and brave men wept when I met them.
~By Gideon Welles ~


Orson Welles was one of these people who was defying everything the doctors told him he wasn't supposed to be doing. He was really enjoying himself when he was eating what he wanted to eat.
~By Eartha Kitt ~


I'm most at home on the stage. I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
~By Alan Alda ~


Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
~By Zelda Fitzgerald ~


The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.
~By Oliver Stone ~


Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled.
~By Jane Addams ~


No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales.
~By Calvin Klein ~


We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers.
~By Joni Mitchell ~


America has also forever lost the service of thousands of good soldiers who are now disabled as a result of battle wounds in Iraq. Many others will need mental and emotional rehabilitation before they can return to normal life.
~By John Olver ~


If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life.
~By Billie Joe Armstrong ~


I don't think in my family anyone looked after anyone. It didn't matter how old they were.
~By Diane Cilento ~


The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
~By Aristotle ~


It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
~By Dannii Minogue ~


Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
~By Henry Ellis ~


Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
~By Walt Whitman ~


I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
~By Maria Montessori ~


We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.
~By Lee Iacocca ~


The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
~By Titus Livius ~


I was surprised I won the award because I've always been a very aggressive player and I earn my share of fouls on the court. I play rough, and because I'm an older player, of course I use tricks on the younger players.
~By Sue Wicks ~


I started to shortcircuit because I had high aspirations for the film. I never told anybody that.
~By Mickey Rourke ~


For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
~By John Cleese ~


Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
~By George Santayana ~


The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change.
~By Connie Mack ~


The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
~By Jim Bishop ~


We are all happy when U.S. soldiers are killed week in and week out. The killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory.
~By Walid Jumblatt ~


To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music than a lot of music I hear nowadays. I took a man's place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old.
~By Clyde Tombaugh ~


They said it was against the rules to take sides on a controversial issue. I said, 'I wish you had told me that during World War II, when I took sides against Hitler.'
~By Howard K. Smith ~


My whole life was foretold to me. An old Romany gypsy read my fortune.
~By Maureen O'Hara ~


I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold.
~By Howard Lindsay ~


When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.
~By Barbara Mikulski ~


I like to hold the microphone cord like this, I pinch it together, then I let it go, then you hear a whole bunch of jokes at once.
~By Mitch Hedberg ~


The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.
~By Susan Sontag ~


Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my brother Theodore (a year older than me), I soon became interested in biology and developed a respect for the importance of science and the scientific method.
~By Frederick Sanger ~


I always say I was born too late in the world, too old.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material, we hold, it is ordinarily incumbent on the state to set the record straight.
~By Ruth Bader Ginsburg ~


I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I'm getting older I realize that I'm walking even closer with my God.
~By Andy Griffith ~


I used to listen to country and western and blues, John Lee Hooker, spirituals, the Bluegrass Boys, and Eddie Arnold. There was a radio station that come on everyday with country, spirituals, and the blues.
~By Otis Rush ~


It is disappointing and embarrassing to the science profession that some Nobel Laureates would deliberately use their well deserved scientific reputations and hold themselves out as experts in other fields.
~By David Douglass ~


You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders.
~By Florence E. Allen ~


Look, there is a sort of old view about class which is a very simplistic view that we have got the working class, the middle class and the upper class, I think it is more complicated than that.
~By Ed Miliband ~


Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.
~By Wendell Phillips ~


You're not ethnic enough. You're not fat enough. You're not thin enough. You're not blond enough. You're not dark enough. You're not young enough. You're not old enough.
~By Nia Vardalos ~


I told her I wanted a plastic surgeon to sew me up, and I wanted her to freeze my ovaries, so I could harvest the eggs and have a biological child through a surrogate.
~By Fran Drescher ~


Taking Big Bird away from our five year olds, lunch money away from our ten year olds, job training programs away from our fifteen year olds, and college loans away from our twenty year olds is a disgrace.
~By John Murray ~


I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.
~By Otis Blackwell ~


A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal.
~By Jennifer Granholm ~


Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview.
~By Sheryl Crow ~


Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


The soldiers' last meal is generally served out about five o'clock in the afternoon, sometimes earlier; and a stretch of fourteen hours intervenes between then and breakfast.
~By Patrick MacGill ~


There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
~By Alfred Austin ~


I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
~By J. R. R. Tolkien ~


I love old books. They tell you stories about their use. You can see where the fingerprints touched the pages as they held the book open. You can see how long they lingered on each page by the finger stains.
~By Jack Bowman ~


Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.
~By William Shakespeare ~


You know you're old when you've lost all your marvels.
~By Merry Browne ~


Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.
~By Elizabeth Fishel ~


I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite.
~By Leo Baekeland ~


If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
~By Mario Andretti ~


Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny.
~By Donna Rice ~


What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient, shining trouble.
~By James Grainger ~


I wouldn't go back on my old days, though; everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing.
~By Rob Lowe ~


If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness.
~By Theodore C. Sorensen ~


Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder.
~By Lew Wallace ~


I wrote somewhere during the Cold War that I sometimes wish the Iron Curtain were much taller than it is, so that you could see whether the development of science with no communication was parallel on the two sides. In this case it certainly wasn't.
~By Thomas Gold ~


As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


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.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers.
~By William Tecumseh Sherman ~


You don't get older, you get better.
~By Shirley Bassey ~


Four hundred million in India, and millions everywhere, have told you, precisely, that the colored people are not going to die for anybody: they are going to die for their independence.
~By Paul Robeson ~

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September 29 ,2022
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