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If humanity were capable of being satisfied, then they'll still be living in trees and eating bugs out of one another's fur. Anna had walked on a moon of Jupiter. She'd look up through a dome-covered sky at the great red spot, close enough to see the swirls and eddies of a storm larger than her home world. She'd tasted water thawed from ice as old as the solar system itself. And it was that human dissatisfaction, that human audacity that had put her there.James S.A. Corey Being Old Enough Sayings By James S.A. Corey: If humanity were capable of being satisfied, then they'll still be living in trees and
Sylvia had given him a scalding lecture, the gist of it being that whatever a woman enjoyed wearing was feminine and anything she didn't enjoy wearing wasn't, and if he was too stubborn and old fashioned to understand that, he could go and soak his head in a bucket of cold water. He hadn't quite forgiven her yet for saying they would have to look hard to find a bucket big enough to fit his head in to, but he admired the sass behind the remark.Anne Bishop Being Old Enough Sayings By Anne Bishop: Sylvia had given him a scalding lecture, the gist of it being that whatever a
I need to hear you say it."
"I love you," she said. She touched her lips to mine, and then pulled a few inches away. "Now quit being such a baby."
Once she kissed me, my heart slowed, and every muscle in my body relaxed. How much I needed her terrified me. I couldn't imagine love was like this for everyone, or men would all be walking around like lunatics the second they were old enough to notice girls.
Maybe it was just me. Maybe it was just me and her. Maybe together we were this volatile entity that would either implode or meld together. Either way, it seemed the moment I met her, my life had been turned upside down. And I didn't want it any other way.
Jamie McGuire Being Old Enough Sayings By Jamie McGuire: I need to hear you say it.""I love you," she said. She touched her lips
O'Brien: How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?
Winston: By making him suffer.
O'Brien: Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but MORE merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred.
George Orwell Being Old Enough Sayings By George Orwell: O'Brien: How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?Winston: By making him suffer.O'Brien:
If you think someone's trying too hard, that's the worst thing they can do. To me, it's just desperate, never funny and never witty. It's kind of really old hat because just being shocking isn't enough. It has to change how you think about something. It has to startle you. It has to make you look at something and reconsider whether you're right. That's the whole point.John Waters Being Old Enough Sayings By John Waters: If you think someone's trying too hard, that's the worst thing they can do. To
What's it like then?" asked Old Bailey. "Being dead?"
The marquis sighed. And then he twisted his lips up into a smile, and with a glitter of his old self, he replied, "Live long enough, Old Bailey, and you can find out for yourself.
Neil Gaiman Being Old Enough Sayings By Neil Gaiman: What's it like then?" asked Old Bailey. "Being dead?" The marquis sighed. And then he
Your boyfriend had a dream about potatoes and you're asking me to interpret it? I'm just old. Being old doesn't mean you know more; it means you ate enough fiber.Jonathan Carroll Being Old Enough Sayings By Jonathan Carroll: Your boyfriend had a dream about potatoes and you're asking me to interpret it? I'm
Unfortunately I am afraid, as always, of going on. For to go on means going from here, means finding me, losing me, vanishing and beginning again, a stranger first, then little by little the same as always, in another place, where I shall say I have always been, of which I shall know nothing, being incapable of seeing, moving, thinking, speaking, but of which little by little, in spite of these handicaps, I shall begin to know something, just enough for it to turn out to be the same place as always, the same which seems made for me and does not want me, which I seem to want and do not want, take your choice, which spews me out or swallows me up, I'll never know, which is perhaps merely the inside of my distant skull where once I wandered, now am fixed, lost for tininess, or straining against the walls, with my head, my hands, my feet, my back, and ever murmuring my old stories, my old story, as if it were the first time.Samuel Beckett Being Old Enough Sayings By Samuel Beckett: Unfortunately I am afraid, as always, of going on. For to go on means going
Steve Paikin : Can you imagine evolution being unproved someday ?
Jerry A. Coyne : It's possible, there are some facts that could disprove evolution, for example if I dug down into rocks say.. a billion years old and found a fossil of human or a fossil of rabbit and you did that and you were certain enough that these rocks were old, that would completely overthrow darwinism but the fact is, you know, over a 150 years of digging we haven't found a fossil out of place.
[Evolution and Religion - Paul Nelson vs. Jerry Coyne/Denis Lamoureux, 16m40]
Jerry A. Coyne Being Old Enough Sayings By Jerry A. Coyne: Steve Paikin : Can you imagine evolution being unproved someday ? Jerry A. Coyne :
Sybil entered, with a plate.
"You're not eating enough, Sam," she announced. "And the canteen here is a disgrace. It's all grease and garbage!"
"That's what the men like, I'm afraid," said Vimes guiltily.
"I've cleaned out the tar in the tea urn, at least," Sybil went on, with satisfaction.
"You cleaned out the tar urn?" said Vimes in a hollow voice. It was like being told that someone had wiped the patina off a fine old work of art.
"Yes, it was like tar in there. There really wasn't much proper food in the store, but I managed to make you a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich."
"Thank you, dear." Vimes cautiously lifted a corner of the bread with his broken pencil. There seemed to be too much lettuce, which is to say, there was some lettuce.
Terry Pratchett Being Old Enough Sayings By Terry Pratchett: Sybil entered, with a plate."You're not eating enough, Sam," she announced. "And the canteen here
She isn't stupid. She's intelligent enough in a purely feminine way. Eighteenth-century France would have been a marvellous setting for her, or the old South if she hadn't made the mistake of being born a Negro.Nella Larsen Being Old Enough Sayings By Nella Larsen: She isn't stupid. She's intelligent enough in a purely feminine way. Eighteenth-century France would have
My mom believed that you make your own luck. Over the stove she had hung these old, maroon painted letters that spell out, "MANIFEST." The idea being if you thought and dreamed about the way you wanted your life to be
if you just envisioned it long enough, it would come into being.
But as hard as I had manifested Astrid Heyman with her hand in mine, her blue eyes gazing into mine, her lips whispering something wild and funny and outrageous in my ear, she had remained totally unaware of my existence. Truly, to even dream of dreaming about Astrid, for a guy like me, in my relatively low position on the social ladder of Cheyenne Mountain High, was idiotic. And with her a senior and me a junior? Forget it.
Astrid was just lit up with beauty: shining blonde ringlets, June sky blue eyes, slightly furrowed brow, always biting back a smile, champion diver on the swim team. Olympic level.
Hell, Astrid was Olympic level in every possible way.
Emmy Laybourne Being Old Enough Sayings By Emmy Laybourne: My mom believed that you make your own luck. Over the stove she had hung
Oliver looked very worn and shadowy from sickness: and made an ineffectual attempt to stand up, out of respect to his benefactor: which terminated in his sinking back into the chair again; and the fact is, if the truth must be told, that Mr. Brownlow's heart, being large enough for any six ordinary old gentlemen of humane disposition, forced a supply of tears into his eyes, by some hydraulic process which we are not sufficiently philosophical to be in a condition to explain.Charles Dickens Being Old Enough Sayings By Charles Dickens: Oliver looked very worn and shadowy from sickness: and made an ineffectual attempt to stand
Studied objectively, Luke Skywalker was not very cool. But for kids who saw Empire, Luke was The Man. He was the guy we wanted to be. Retrospectively, we'd like to claim Han Solo was the single-most desirable character - and he was, in theory. But Solo's brand of badass cool is something you can't understand until you're old enough to realize that being an arrogant jerk is an attractive male quality.Chuck Klosterman Being Old Enough Sayings By Chuck Klosterman: Studied objectively, Luke Skywalker was not very cool. But for kids who saw Empire, Luke
I waited, Rachel. I waited until you were old enough. I wasted my time looking for girls who came even remotely close to looking like you." His hand brushed through my hair as he studied it. "Long legs. Long, straight, near-black hair. Eyes the exact color of sapphires." A heavy sigh left him and his forehead creased. "But none of them were you. None of them had your temper; none of them had your fire for life. So none of them deserved to have your beauty." "Like Jenn." I realized it with dread and watched his face twist with a look of disgust. "Everything I've done up until this point has been for you and our future together. I only wish," he said against my lips, "that you would stop being so goddamn difficult.Molly McAdams Being Old Enough Sayings By Molly McAdams: I waited, Rachel. I waited until you were old enough. I wasted my time looking
(I'm sorry, but the guy breastfed until he was four. That's beyond being "old enough to ask for it" and practically into being "old enough to make your own breakfast.")Dahlia Adler Being Old Enough Sayings By Dahlia Adler: (I'm sorry, but the guy breastfed until he was four. That's beyond being "old enough
He was in blue jeans and a work shirt, which is another weird quirk of Rich Old Men. Just one of the guys here. Blue jeans and a work shirt, salt of the earth, working man like yourself. Like they're somehow uncomfortable about being rich enough to sleep in a bed made of vaginas being pulled around the town at night by a fleet of gold-covered midgets.Warren Ellis Being Old Enough Sayings By Warren Ellis: He was in blue jeans and a work shirt, which is another weird quirk of
The simple old sailor, with his talk of chains and purchases, made me forget the jungle and the pilgrims in a delicious sensation of having come upon something unmistakably real. Such a book being there was wonderful enough; but still more astounding were the notes penciled in the margin, and plainly referring to the text. I couldn't believe my eyes! They were in cipher! Yes, it looked like cipher.Joseph Conrad Being Old Enough Sayings By Joseph Conrad: The simple old sailor, with his talk of chains and purchases, made me forget the
Margaret was not dreaming nor was she quite asleep, although the moon looking at her face believed she was. She was experiencing the thing insomniacs dread-- not being awake but the ticky-tacky thoughts that fill in the space where sleep ought to be. Rags and swatches; draincloths and crumpled paper napkins. Old griefs and embarrassments; jealousies and offense. Just common ignoble scraps not deep enough for dreaming and not light enough to dismiss.Toni Morrison Being Old Enough Sayings By Toni Morrison: Margaret was not dreaming nor was she quite asleep, although the moon looking at her
It is easy to make friends, but not so easy to keep them in the long term. You cancel a couple of arrangements because you are tired, or it seems too far to travel in traffic, and then next thing you know you have not seen somebody you considered a close friend in over a year. In the small town where I grew up, you saw the same people day in and day out for years. My mother was friends with the girls she went to school with until the day she died. I enjoyed the anonymous freedoms of the city, but now I wondered if I had enjoyed them enough to justify being lonely in my latter years. I missed seeing people every day, meeting old friends and making new ones.Kate Kerrigan Being Old Enough Sayings By Kate Kerrigan: It is easy to make friends, but not so easy to keep them in the
Judith realised, with horror, that they were heading over to talk to her, and couldn't find, at a quick glance, anyone else she knew well enough to get into a conversation with. There were, just occasionally, drawbacks to being a nasty old bitch.Paul Cornell Being Old Enough Sayings By Paul Cornell: Judith realised, with horror, that they were heading over to talk to her, and couldn't
I can't stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people - it really cheers me up.Ariana Grande Being Old Enough Sayings By Ariana Grande: I can't stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied.
Fear keeps us rooted in the past. Fear of the unknown, fear of abandonment, fear of rejection, fear of not having enough, fear of not being enough, fear of the future-all these fears and more keep us trapped, repeating the same old patterns and making the same choices over and over again. Fear prevents us from moving outside the comfort-or even the familiar discomfort-of what we know. It's nearly impossible to achieve our highest vision for our lives as long as we are being guided by our fears.Debbie Ford Being Old Enough Sayings By Debbie Ford: Fear keeps us rooted in the past. Fear of the unknown, fear of abandonment, fear
They had the music being piped right out on the street. I'd be three or four blocks from there and I couldn't get there fast enough because I'd hear old Joe holler them words.Jay McShann Being Old Enough Sayings By Jay McShann: They had the music being piped right out on the street. I'd be three or
When I see a lot of young faces in the audience, it's just sort of sinking in how important that is. Because you're old enough now to identify them very strongly as being young - whereas before, of course they were young, because you were young. Now it's not like that.Martin Amis Being Old Enough Sayings By Martin Amis: When I see a lot of young faces in the audience, it's just sort of
It's sad that children cannot know their parents when they were younger; when they were loving, courting, and being nice to one another. By the time children are old enough to observe, the romance has all too often faded or gone underground.Virginia Satir Being Old Enough Sayings By Virginia Satir: It's sad that children cannot know their parents when they were younger; when they were
When I say I love you and you don't believe me, you're being a jerk. Basically what you're saying is I only love conditionally. You think you're being self-deprecating and funny, but you're really saying I'm not a good enough person to love you if you have a few flaws. It gets old.Donald Miller Being Old Enough Sayings By Donald Miller: When I say I love you and you don't believe me, you're being a jerk.
For many years, I decided not to do television because I have three children, but now my youngest is finally old enough to be in kindergarten. So I'm not feeling that kind of tug of not being with her as much.Elisabeth Shue Being Old Enough Sayings By Elisabeth Shue: For many years, I decided not to do television because I have three children, but
I LOST MY OWN BOY, Treelore, right before I started waiting on Miss Leefolt. He was twenty-four years old. The best part of a person's life. It just wasn't enough time living in this world. He had him a little apartment over on Foley Street. Seeing a real nice girl name Frances and I spec they was gone get married, but he was slow bout things like that. Not cause he looking for something better, just cause he the thinking kind. Wore big glasses and reading all the time. He even start writing his own book, bout being a colored man living and working in Mississippi.Kathryn Stockett Being Old Enough Sayings By Kathryn Stockett: I LOST MY OWN BOY, Treelore, right before I started waiting on Miss Leefolt. He
In 1940 I was just turning 5 years old and being taken to the movies. For those of us who were not old enough to understand the horror of war it was a very romantic era because these guys were kissing their wives and girlfriends goodbye and going off to fight and become heroes.Woody Allen Being Old Enough Sayings By Woody Allen: In 1940 I was just turning 5 years old and being taken to the movies.
They'd never scared him, really. When he was younger, he hadn't known that there was anything different about them. By the time he was old enough to figure out that no one else could see them, he was also old enough to realize that being dead didn't turn people into monsters. It just meant that most of them were lonely.Jacqueline E. Smith Being Old Enough Sayings By Jacqueline E. Smith: They'd never scared him, really. When he was younger, he hadn't known that there was
The most precious item travelling the route was silk, which was generated in Serica and packed on caravans in ever-increasing amounts destined for settlements far away - including the capital of the Romans. The silk-laden caravans were nothing new to the old guide; they had been journeying for hundreds of years across watersheds and snow-clad mountain passes of the Zagros and down past his residence. The caravans transporting silk into the Parthian regions in the form of annual tributes or trade were considered "untouchable," and the repercussions would be murderous due to silk being one of Parthia's main currencies. Silk was a commodity that knew no recession and held a value high enough that it could be traded for nearly anything. Crassus's motivation to conquer Parthia was accordingly revealed: he wanted a monopoly on the Road of Silk!Jono Zago Being Old Enough Sayings By Jono Zago: The most precious item travelling the route was silk, which was generated in Serica and
This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.Poppy Z. Brite Being Old Enough Sayings By Poppy Z. Brite: This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex
When I was 11 years old, I was bullied. It mainly started when I moved to California to pursue my dreams of being an actress. Kids back home in Texas, who I thought were my friends, were saying things behind my back. They said that I would never make it because I wasn't talented or pretty enough to be on TV.Raini Rodriguez Being Old Enough Sayings By Raini Rodriguez: When I was 11 years old, I was bullied. It mainly started when I moved
I look forward to the day when being called 'another Monica Lewinsky' refers to the hard work behind a master's degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics, after spending the first act of one's life deflecting the shame of a scandal that should have rested on the shoulders of a man old enough to have known better.Julie Klausner Being Old Enough Sayings By Julie Klausner: I look forward to the day when being called 'another Monica Lewinsky' refers to the
Two boys who looked to be seven years old had been picked up while sweeping floors in a cheap hotel. They reminded Abdul of his little brothers, and he felt emotional being around them. He couldn't see why the state had taken them from their parents. Being so poor that you had to work so young seemed like punishment enough.

Abdul had kept to himself in his first days at Dongri, aware of his inadequacy in the conversational arts, but the incarceration of the seven-year-olds inflamed him. "What's the use, keeping them here?" he blurted out one day. "You see their faces? So much enthusiasm for life, they are going to break the walls of this jail. The government people should let them work, let them be free.
Katherine Boo Being Old Enough Sayings By Katherine Boo: Two boys who looked to be seven years old had been picked up while sweeping
Basically everything I've done in art, I was in possession of when I was 20 years old. I use a waste retrieval method of working. I'll go back and use something that disgusted me 15 years ago but that I had enough sense to think about. Some artists change dramatically. I see my work more like history being written.Edward Ruscha Being Old Enough Sayings By Edward Ruscha: Basically everything I've done in art, I was in possession of when I was 20
The poor man retains the prejudices of his forefathers without their faith, and their ignorance without their virtues; he has adopted the doctrine of self-interest as the rule of his actions, without understanding the science which puts it to use; and his selfishness is no less blind than was formerly his devotedness to others. If society is tranquil, it is not because it is conscious of its strength and its well-being, but because it fears its weakness and its infirmities; a single effort may cost it its life. Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure. The desires, the repinings, the sorrows, and the joys of the present time lead to no visible or permanent result, like the passions of old men, which terminate in impotence.Alexis De Tocqueville Being Old Enough Sayings By Alexis De Tocqueville: The poor man retains the prejudices of his forefathers without their faith, and their ignorance
I think being a teenager is such a compelling time period in your life
it gives you some of your worst scars and some of your most exhilarating moments. It's a fascinating place; old enough to feel truly adult, old enough to make decisions that affect the rest of your life, old enough to fall in love, yet, at the same time too young (in most cases) to be free to make a lot of those decisions without someone else's approval.
Stephenie Meyer Being Old Enough Sayings By Stephenie Meyer: I think being a teenager is such a compelling time period in your lifeit gives
It was there [Dijon], I now understand, that I started to grow up, to study, to make love, to eat and drink, to be me and not what I was expected to be. It was there that I learned it is blessed to receive, as well as that every human being, no matter how base, is worthy of my respect and even my envy because he knows something that I may never be old or wise or kind or tender enough to know.M.F.K. Fisher Being Old Enough Sayings By M.F.K. Fisher: It was there [Dijon], I now understand, that I started to grow up, to study,
Obama said, 'Now let me be clear, issues of women's equality are by no means simply an issue for Islam.' No, he said, 'the struggle for women's equality continues in many aspects of American life.' So on one hand, 12-year-old girls are stoned to death for the crime of being raped in Muslim countries. But on the other hand, we still don't have enough female firefighters here in America.Ann Coulter Being Old Enough Sayings By Ann Coulter: Obama said, 'Now let me be clear, issues of women's equality are by no means
Forty being the "precise age where you're old enough and young enough to handle a revelation".Liane Moriarty Being Old Enough Sayings By Liane Moriarty: Forty being the "precise age where you're old enough and young enough to handle a
What if you never meet him?
Then I shall die an old maid, was the cheerful response. I daresay it isn't the hardest death by any means.
Oh, I suppose the dying would be easy enough, it's the living an old maid I shouldn't like, said Diana, with no intention of being humorous.
L.M. Montgomery Being Old Enough Sayings By L.M. Montgomery: What if you never meet him?Then I shall die an old maid, was the cheerful
provoke a challenge from Clovis, the Prince of Blinsk, who was widely known as a master swordsman. And of course, anyone familiar with the history of Dis will know that she got her wish.[5] Why would Shelly deliberately provoke the encounter that was result in her own doom? Perhaps she feared that in her old age, her natural tendencies would overcome her training, or perhaps she had simply decided that she had lived long enough. Either way, far from being proof of Tobalt's failure, Shelly'sRobert Kroese Being Old Enough Sayings By Robert Kroese: provoke a challenge from Clovis, the Prince of Blinsk, who was widely known as a
Older than I look, younger than I ought to be. My skin is a riddle not to be solved, and even letting go of everything I love won't offer me the answer. My window is closing, if that's what you're asking. Every day I wake up a little more linear, a little less lost, and one day I'll be one of the women who says 'I had the most charming dream,' and I'll mean it. Old enough to know what I'm losing in the process of being found.Seanan McGuire Being Old Enough Sayings By Seanan McGuire: Older than I look, younger than I ought to be. My skin is a riddle
Showing joy by jumping up and down and clapping goes away at some point between pre-school and being old enough to go to orgies.Dana Gould Being Old Enough Sayings By Dana Gould: Showing joy by jumping up and down and clapping goes away at some point between
The first real memory I have, is one of the first times I was old enough to remember being at your house. We must have been about three, maybe four. I came and sat down beside you while you were playing and it's like, even then, you knew I wasn't anything special because you just ignored the hell out of me.Melyssa Winchester Being Old Enough Sayings By Melyssa Winchester: The first real memory I have, is one of the first times I was old
Nothing had ever happened to me, and now everything was happening to me
and by everything, I really meant Lena. An hour was both faster and slower. I felt like I had sucked the air out of a giant balloon, like my brain wasn't getting enough oxygen. Clouds were more interesting, the lunchroom less disgusting, music sounded better, the same old jokes were funnier, and Jackson went from being a clump of grayish-green industrial buildings to a map of times and places where I might run into her.
Kami Garcia Being Old Enough Sayings By Kami Garcia: Nothing had ever happened to me, and now everything was happening to meand by everything,
How many more of these stinking, double-downer sideshows will we have to go through before we can get ourselves straight enough to put together some kind of national election that will give me and the at least 20 million people I tend to agree with a chance to vote FOR something, instead of always being faced with that old familiar choice between the lesser of two evils?Hunter S. Thompson Being Old Enough Sayings By Hunter S. Thompson: How many more of these stinking, double-downer sideshows will we have to go through before
In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!Woody Allen Being Old Enough Sayings By Woody Allen: In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead
I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.Birch Bayh Being Old Enough Sayings By Birch Bayh: I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought
Not old enough to feel like an adult , really, but old enough to look like one, and to know the distinction between being carefree and careless.Gregory Maguire Being Old Enough Sayings By Gregory Maguire: Not old enough to feel like an adult , really, but old enough to look
The word 'commitment' has lost it's meaning. I'm old enough to remember when it used to be positive. A commited person was someone to be admired. He was loyal and steady. Now a commitment is something you avoid. You don't want to tie yourself down ...Mitch Albom Being Old Enough Sayings By Mitch Albom: The word 'commitment' has lost it's meaning. I'm old enough to remember when it used
been deemed old enough to contribute to the family's livelihood by taking on chores more suited to a man. He had been a little nervous the first time his father had sent him out to watch the flock alone, but his pride at being given such an important task had kept him from admitting to his fear. That was a year gone now, and tending the flock seemed a much less daunting task now. At thirteen he was just beginning to grow into a larger frame, and he felt much more mature. In fact, on daysMichael G. Manning Being Old Enough Sayings By Michael G. Manning: been deemed old enough to contribute to the family's livelihood by taking on chores more
The meal was breakfast: the subject, utility clothing. 'As for the stuff they're turning out for men nowadays,' said Mr Thwaites bitterly, 'I wouldn't give it to my Valet.'

Mr Thwaites' valet was quite an old friend. An unearthly, flitting presence, whose shape, character, age, and appearance could only be dimly conceived, he had been turning up every now and again ever since Miss Roach had known Mr Thwaites. Mostly he was summoned into being as one from whom all second-rate, shoddy, or inferior articles were withheld. But sometimes things were good enough for Mr Thwaites' valet, but would not do for Mr Thwaites.
Patrick Hamilton Being Old Enough Sayings By Patrick Hamilton: The meal was breakfast: the subject, utility clothing. 'As for the stuff they're turning out
I guess if you're smart enough, you can do and say what you like and people just call you eccentric. It's like being old."
"Or rich," Alex said.
David Walton Being Old Enough Sayings By David Walton: I guess if you're smart enough, you can do and say what you like and
Dear sir, Mr. B.J. Thing ... er ... we the people of Britain are fed up with being bombed. We had enough of it last time with old Hitler so will you just leave us in peace, you live your life and we'll live ours, hope you are well ... please don't drop any bombs.
Yours sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bloggs
Raymond Briggs Being Old Enough Sayings By Raymond Briggs: Dear sir, Mr. B.J. Thing ... er ... we the people of Britain are fed
I haven't lived a full enough life to look back on, but I am too old to get by on being pithy and cute. I know enough now to know I know nothing. I am slugging away every day, just like you.Amy Poehler Being Old Enough Sayings By Amy Poehler: I haven't lived a full enough life to look back on, but I am too
I was seventeen years old, a married woman without real responsibilities, miserable about my mixed-up emotions, afraid there was something awfully wrong with me because I didn't enjoy being a wife. Worst of all, I didn't have enough to do.Mary Martin Being Old Enough Sayings By Mary Martin: I was seventeen years old, a married woman without real responsibilities, miserable about my mixed-up
Generally speaking, experience counts for something. So you'd expect entrepreneurs who've been through the ups and downs of a tech startup to have an advantage over the newcomers. Or at least have an equal chance at success. But in fact the opposite may be true. A number of venture capitalists I've spoken with have said that too many "old guard" entrepreneurs are not being bold enough in their business decisions, and it's hurting their startups.Michael Arrington Being Old Enough Sayings By Michael Arrington: Generally speaking, experience counts for something. So you'd expect entrepreneurs who've been through the ups
... she felt, more and more strongly, outside that eddy; or as if a shade had fallen, and robbed of colour, she saw things truly ... Nothing seemed to have merged. They all sat separate. And the whole of the effort of merging and flowing and creating rested ... and so, giving herself the little shake that one gives a watch that has stopped, the old familiar pulse began beating, as the watch begins ticking - one, two, three, one, two, three. And so on and so on, she repeated, listening to it, sheltering and fostering the still feeble pulse as one might guard a weak flame with a newspaper ... life being now strong enough to bear her on again, she began all this business, as a sailor not without weariness sees the wind fill his sail and yet hardly wants to be off again and thinks how, had the ship sunk, he would have whirled round and round and found rest on the floor of the sea.Virginia Woolf Being Old Enough Sayings By Virginia Woolf: ... she felt, more and more strongly, outside that eddy; or as if a shade
Things change," said the former Sunlord, "as we see." And once again he looked at Dairine. "You arrive for your people's first sight of you as Sunlord, and what do they also see, standing at your side? An alien, garbed in raiment much like that of Wellakhit royalty, wearing some other world's life-color, gemmed like a Guarantor. The rumors are flying already. Does another world have designs on the rule of ours? Either by straightforward conquest, or more intimate means?" Dairine's eyes went wide as what he meant sank in. "You mean they think that we - that I - You tell those people that they are completely nuts! Even if I were old enough to think about stuff like this, which I seriously am not, I have zero interest in being anybody's queen! Especially not his - " And then Dairine stopped short as she saw the peculiar look that had appeared on both Roshaun's and Nelaid's faces. "Uh," she said then, and blushed again. "Maybe there was a less tactful way I could have put that . . ." ThatDiane Duane Being Old Enough Sayings By Diane Duane: Things change," said the former Sunlord, "as we see." And once again he looked at
Purchasing power is a license to purchase power. The old proletariat sold its labour power in order to subsist; what little leisure time it had was passed pleasantly enough in conversations, arguments, drinking, making love, wandering, celebrating and rioting. The new proletarian sells his labour power in order to consume. When he's not flogging himself to death to get promoted in the labour hierarchy, he's being persuaded to buy himself objects to distinguish himself in the social hierarchy. The ideology of consumption becomes the consumption of ideology.Raoul Vaneigem Being Old Enough Sayings By Raoul Vaneigem: Purchasing power is a license to purchase power. The old proletariat sold its labour power
By the time I was old enough to figure out that I was simply introverted, it was a part of my being, the assumption that there is something inherently wrong with me. I wish I could find that little vestige of doubt and remove it.Susan Cain Being Old Enough Sayings By Susan Cain: By the time I was old enough to figure out that I was simply introverted,
I have attempted to draw an accurate and unexaggerated picture of my family in the following pages; they appear as I saw them. To explain some of their more curious ways, however, I feel that I should state that at the time we were in Corfu the family were all quite young: Larry, the eldest, was 23; Leslie was 19; Margo was 18; while I was the youngest, being of the tender and impressionble age of 10. We had never been certain of my mother's age for the simple reason she could never remember her date of birth; all I can say is she was old enough to have four children. My mother also insists that I explain that she is a widow for, as she so penetratingly observed, you never know what people might think.Gerald Durrell Being Old Enough Sayings By Gerald Durrell: I have attempted to draw an accurate and unexaggerated picture of my family in the
Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally know who you are.Kristin Armstrong Being Old Enough Sayings By Kristin Armstrong: Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to
Since Monday, it has been raining buoyant summer rain shot through with sun, but dark at night and full of sound, full of dripping leaves, watery chimings, sleepless scuttlings. Billy Bob is wide-awake, dry-eyed, though everything he does is a little frozen and his tongue is as stiff as a bell tongue. It has not been easy for him, Miss Bobbit's going. Because she'd meant more than that. Than what? Than being thirteen years old and crazy in love. She was the queer things in him, like the pecan tree and liking books and caring enough about people to let them hurt him. She was the things he was afraid to show anyone else. And in the dark the music trickled through the rain: won't there be nights when we will hear it just as though it were really there? And afternoons when the shadows will be all at once confused, and she will pass before us, unfurling across the lawn like a pretty piece of ribbon?Truman Capote Being Old Enough Sayings By Truman Capote: Since Monday, it has been raining buoyant summer rain shot through with sun, but dark
Every day I would wake up and think, 'Today is another missed opportunity to do something important.' After enough days like this, you start feeling like you are getting old, even when you are relatively young. We are all natural entrepreneurs, and being manacled to a desk job is not for us.Brian Chesky Being Old Enough Sayings By Brian Chesky: Every day I would wake up and think, 'Today is another missed opportunity to do
Nathaniel kissed me and then Micah good-bye. Normally he would have kissed Micah more thoroughly, because he might not get another chance for hours, but we'd started doing less of the tonsil-cleaning kisses in front of Matthew - not just between the men, but between me and the men, or anyone and anyone. Why? Because Matthew liked to imitate, and he'd gotten sent home with a note from preschool. We'd been left having to explain that certain kinds of kissing was grownup kissing, and he had to be a grownup to do it. He'd accepted our reasoning and filed it away on the same list as driving a car, drinking liquor, or being able to lift weights. It made perfect sense to him that it was just one more thing he wasn't old enough to do, yet.Laurell K. Hamilton Being Old Enough Sayings By Laurell K. Hamilton: Nathaniel kissed me and then Micah good-bye. Normally he would have kissed Micah more thoroughly,
For myself, I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth; as having a mind nimble and versatile enough to catch the resemblances of things and at the same time steady enough to fix and distinguish their subtler differences; as being gifted by nature with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and as being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture. -Francis BaconFrancis Bacon Being Old Enough Sayings By Francis Bacon: For myself, I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the
know enough of the world now, to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything; but it is matter of some surprise to me, even now, that I can have been so easily thrown away at such an age. A child of excellent abilities, and with strong powers of observation, quick, eager, delicate, and soon hurt bodily or mentally, it seems wonderful to me that nobody should have made any sign in my behalf. But none was made; and I became, at ten years old, a little labouring hind in the service of Murdstone and Grinby.Charles Dickens Being Old Enough Sayings By Charles Dickens: know enough of the world now, to have almost lost the capacity of being much
Being old enough to know better but still too young to resist mostly sucks.Matthew Woodring Stover Being Old Enough Sayings By Matthew Woodring Stover: Being old enough to know better but still too young to resist mostly sucks.
Dr. Armonson stitched up her wrist wounds. Within five minutes of the transfusion he declared her out of danger. Chucking her under the chin, he said, "What are you doing here, honey? You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets."
And it was then Cecilia gave orally what was to be her only form of suicide note, and a useless one at that, because she was going to live: "Obviously, Doctor," she said, "you've never been a thirteen-year-old girl.
Jeffrey Eugenides Being Old Enough Sayings By Jeffrey Eugenides: Dr. Armonson stitched up her wrist wounds. Within five minutes of the transfusion he declared
The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly honest enough to remain a sentient human being.Florida Scott-Maxwell Being Old Enough Sayings By Florida Scott-Maxwell: The crucial task of old age is balance: keeping just well enough, just brave enough,
Emmett Till's murder" instilled in Anne Moody, a fourteen-year-old black girl from Alabama, "the fear of being killed just because I was black." It was the senselessness of the murder of the fourteen-year-old boy that she couldn't get out of her mind, she was to say. "I didn't know what one had to do or not do as a Negro not to be killed. Probably just being a Negro period was enough, I thought.Robert A. Caro Being Old Enough Sayings By Robert A. Caro: Emmett Till's murder" instilled in Anne Moody, a fourteen-year-old black girl from Alabama, "the fear
Women, when they are old enough to have done with the business of being women, and can let loose their strength, must be the most powerful creatures in the world.Isak Denisen Being Old Enough Sayings By Isak Denisen: Women, when they are old enough to have done with the business of being women,
There was a charm in being reborn into the world when one was old enough to appreciate it.Thomm Quackenbush Being Old Enough Sayings By Thomm Quackenbush: There was a charm in being reborn into the world when one was old enough
When Jo's conservative sister Meg says she must turn up her hair now that she is a "young lady," Jo shouts, "I'm not! and if turning up my hair makes me one, I'll wear it in two tails till I'm twenty ... I hate to think I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China aster! It's bad enough to be a girl anyway, when I like boys' games and work and manners! I can't get over my disappointment in not being a boy; and it's worse than ever now, for I'm dying to go and fight with Papa, and I can only stay at home and knit, like a poky old woman.Louisa May Alcott Being Old Enough Sayings By Louisa May Alcott: When Jo's conservative sister Meg says she must turn up her hair now that she
And how many more of these stinking, double-downer sideshows will we have to go through before we can get ourselves straight enough to put together some kind of national election that will give me and the at least 20 million people I tend to agree with a chance to vote for something, instead of always being faced with that old familiar choice between the lesser of two evils? IHunter S. Thompson Being Old Enough Sayings By Hunter S. Thompson: And how many more of these stinking, double-downer sideshows will we have to go through
Like its author, this book is dedicated to Jen Schwalbach - the gorgeous mother of my child, the seductive temptress who keeps me faithful, and the friend I've always had the most fun with. My best friend, even.
Also quite like the author, this book is additionally dedicated to Jen Schwalbach asshole.
Everything above also applies here, obviously, except the "mother of my child" part: referencing my kid and my wife's brown eye in the same sentiment might come off as crude or something.
(And I have a heart: Please don't go telling my kid you read in her old man's book that she's some kinda Butt-Baby. She's gonna have a hard enough time being Silent Bob's daughter - the daughter of the "Too Fat to Fly" guy.
Also: Pleas don't tell my daughter I dedicated tge vook to her mother's sphincter. That'd be weird)
Kevin Smith Being Old Enough Sayings By Kevin Smith: Like its author, this book is dedicated to Jen Schwalbach - the gorgeous mother of
As soon as I was old enough to peer over the worktops, I remember being fascinated by what went on in the kitchen. It just seemed such a cool place, everyone working together to make this lovely stuff and having a laugh doing it.Jamie Oliver Being Old Enough Sayings By Jamie Oliver: As soon as I was old enough to peer over the worktops, I remember being