They used to give us a day-it was called International Women's Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the
Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the
time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the whole thing. Well, we didn't behave and here we are.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Books are sharks... because sharks have been around for a very long time. There were sharks before there were
dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark.
Computers are still technology because we are still wrestling with it: it's still being invented; we're
still trying to work out how it works. There's a world of game interaction to come that you or I wouldn't
recognise. It's time for the machines to disappear. The computer's got to disappear into all of the things we use.
I wanted to be a writer-performer like the Pythons. In fact, I wanted to be John
Cleese, and it took me some time to realise that the job was, in fact, taken.
Most of the time spent wrestling with technologies that don't quite work yet is
just not worth the effort for end users, however much fun it is for nerds like us.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Time is bunk.
We no longer think of chairs as technology; we just think of them as chairs. But there was a time when we hadn't worked
out how many legs chairs should have, how tall they should be, and they would often
crash when we tried to use them.
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
Franklin P. Adams
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a
conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Franklin P. Adams
To read the Bible is of itself a laudable occupation and can scarcely fail of being a useful employment of time; but the habit of
reflecting upon what you have read is equally essential as than of reading itself, to give it all the efficacy of which it is susceptible.
John Quincy Adams
The world is like a reverse casino. In a casino, if you gamble long enough, you're certainly going to lose. But in the real world, where the
only thing you're gambling is, say, your time or your embarrassment, then the more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter
hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
If you are planning for one year, plant rice. If you are planning for ten years plant trees. If you are planning for 100 years plant people.
The nice girl thinks she's giving up something to get something better in return. She gives up control over her own life. When
the time comes for her to get what she expected, she winds up disappointed. In addition to being empty-handed, she's depleted.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible
decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about
giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund, and with this team.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and
pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Had the employers of past generations all of them dealt fairly with their employees there would have been no unions.
There's a sucker born every minute.
P. T. Barnum
You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a
thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
J. M. Barrie
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Normally, people give up parliament because they want to do more business or spend more time with family. My wife
why don't you say you're giving up to devote more time to politics?. And it is what I have done.
We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served
in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity
to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
It gets late early around here...
We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of
any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected
to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of conception until death.
There is no time for cut and dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
There will be times when you just can't seem to land an acting job, and you feel like
giving up. Don't! The only way to realise that dream is to keep working hard for it.
And now I'm looking at you,
and you're asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the
thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before - bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle
and Alec, but it took years to do it - but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.
City of Glass
I was thinking about the first time I ever saw you,
and how after that I couldn't forget you. I wanted to, but I
couldn't stop myself. I forced Hodge to let me be the one who came to find you and bring you back to the Institue. And even back then,
in that stupid coffee shop, when I saw you sitting on that couch with Simon, even then that felt wrong to me-- I should have been the
one sitting with you. The one who made you laugh like that. I couldn't get rid of that feeling. That it should have been me. And the
more I knew you, the more I felt it--it had never been like that for me before. I'd always wanted a girl and then gotten to know her and not
wanted her anymore, but with you the feeling just got stronger and stronger until that night when you showed up at Renwick's and I knew.
City of Glass
You said you were going for a walk!? What kind of walk takes six hours?
A long one?
City of Glass
Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of
time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman.
Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion ... produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about ... things that are past, it is needless to blame.
Accountants and market researchers may be brilliant at examining and analysing facts about the past, but they have no forward vision.
Not a penny off the pay; not a minute on the day.
A. J. Cook
The time I kill is killing me.
When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.
Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not for looking at.
In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe
which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.
He had ambitions, at one time, to become a sex maniac, but he failed his practical.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those
who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry van Dyke
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him
sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.
I find that no matter how long a meeting goes on, the best ideas always come during the
final five minutes, when people drop their guard and I ask them what they really think.
April is the cruelest month.
T. S. Eliot
All my possessions for a moment of time.
It is practically impossible for a top management man, or even middle management, to be doing
the degree and level of work that he should be doing and, at the same time, have a clean desk.
It's the classic case of being at the party too early. Nobody was there yet
and nobody had had a drink. By the time we got there, the party was raging.
Yesterday's success formula is often today's obsolete dogma ... We must continually challenge the past so that we can renew ourselves each day.
You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly
ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is extremely important that you show some insensitivity to your past in order to show the proper respect for the future.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in
the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
There is no time like the pleasant.
In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The
learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
While we're talking, envious time is fleeing; seize the day, put no trust in the future.
In the not too distant future the notion of the annual pay increase must become as exceptional as it was novel a generation ago.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
As for myself, I know what trouble I've given you at various times through my peculiarities, and as my own boys grow up, I shall learn more and more
of the kind of trial you had to overcome in superintending the development of a creature different from yourself, for whom you felt responsible.
Letter to his father.
I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
Jerome K. Jerome
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and ... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half-hour of
his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
I think leadership is valuing the time you spend with your people more than anything else you do.
The more time I spend with our people, the more I find out about our business.
A child's a plaything for an hour.
Now I have finished with all earthly business, and high time too. Yes, yes, my dear child, now comes death.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.
He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a
long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.
Lives of great men all remind us
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
There is always a comforting thought in time of trouble when it is not our trouble.
We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in
the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
The time has now definitely come when every intelligent individual must learn
to think globally, beyond the horizon of a narrow nationalist point of view.
We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark.
H. L. Mencken
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Far from being the thief of time, procrastination is the king of it.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow
people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
With a new baby, you have a bad day now and again because you're particularly tired, but most of the time, you're fine. You spend a lot of your time
trying to figure out how you can get more sleep, but really, you're better off just giving up and admitting that you're not going to, so forget about it.
Bureaucratic time ... slower than geologic time but more expensive than time spent with Madame Claude's girls in Paris.
P. J. O'Rourke
Who controls the past controls ... the future: who controls the present controls the past.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
C. Northcote Parkinson
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and
light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
You know it takes a year, a full turn of the calendar, to get over losing somebody. That's a true saying.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Forget wars, religions, famines and poems for the moment. This is history's greatest theme: the
metastasis of exchange, specialization and the invention it has called forth, the
creation of time.
Every time I get an opponent - I mean, every time I get a chance - I'm home.
Responding to questioning about whether he actually resides in Kansas, KCMO radio interview, July 3, 2014.
One of the blessings of age is to learn not to part on a note of sharpness, to treasure the moments
spent with those we love, and to make them whenever possible good to remember, for time is short.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Between us, love the buses at the door the long glass street two years, my death to yours my death upon your
lips my face becoming glass strong challenged time making me win immortal our street our river a deadly glass to
hold. Now they are feeding me into a steel mill furnace O love the stream of glass a stream of living fire.
The Book of the Dead
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday
each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
For a long time, I thought when you do a box set, you're giving up; you're saying,
OK, I don't have anything
left. But now I've listened to some of the old stuff I haven't heard in 20 to 40 years with fresh ears. It's like,
Oh yeah, I can see where people might want to to hear some of this stuff that didn't make it onto the records.
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
George Bernard Shaw
I recommend you to take care of the minutes for the hours will take care of themselves.
He who yields to his times acts wisely.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
In government it is order that matters; In action it is timeliness that matters.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
William E. Vaughan
How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair!
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
H. G. Wells
The Khomeini cry for the execution of Rushdie is
an infantile cry. From the beginning of time we have seen that. To murder the thinker does not murder the thought.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.