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100 The Only Time Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Most employees only want to know how much they get paid and how much time off they get - they probably don't have the mission in their souls.Robert Kiyosaki The Only Time Sayings By Robert Kiyosaki: Most employees only want to know how much they get paid and how much time
His own life suddenly seemed repellently formal. Whom did he know or what did he know and whom did he love? Sitting on the stump under the burden of his father's death and even the mortality inherent in the dying, wildly colored canopy of leaves, he somehow understood that life was only what one did every day ... Nothing was like anything else, including himself, and everything was changing all of the time. He knew he couldn't perceive the change because he was changing too, along with everything else.
(from the novella, The Man Who Gave Up His Name)
Jim Harrison The Only Time Sayings By Jim Harrison: His own life suddenly seemed repellently formal. Whom did he know or what did he
You can fool a lot of the people some of the time, and a few of the people most of the time, but the only person you can fool all of the time is yourself.Bruce T. Clark The Only Time Sayings By Bruce T. Clark: You can fool a lot of the people some of the time, and a few
I think I had a more European outlook about the body and sex. The body is in no way dirty, and sex is something beautiful to give to and share with a lover. It has nothing to do with promiscuity, because I only believe in being in love with one man at a time.Dorothy Stratten The Only Time Sayings By Dorothy Stratten: I think I had a more European outlook about the body and sex. The body
It was so strange. She'd known the man for years, and during that time the only feelings he'd evoked in her were curiosity and indifference. But three measly days at his side, and somehow she'd fallen in love with him.Elle Kennedy The Only Time Sayings By Elle Kennedy: It was so strange. She'd known the man for years, and during that time the
The only time I got the absolute most insanely nervous in my life was at the Olympic trials, because archery is a horrible spectator sport. Nobody goes and watches an archery tournament. Because the targets are three-quarters of a football field away. Who can tell who's winning? You can't even see your own target from where you are.Geena Davis The Only Time Sayings By Geena Davis: The only time I got the absolute most insanely nervous in my life was at
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.Lord Chesterfield The Only Time Sayings By Lord Chesterfield: The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young
You'll find out when my fangs are buried in your neck," she said. "Why not right now?" Cain breathed. "Come on - hit me. Hit me with all that rage you feel every time you force yourself to miss the bull's-eye, or when you slow yourself down so you don't scale walls as fast as me. Hit me, Lillian," he whispered so only she could hear, "and let's see what that year in Endovier really taught you." Celaena's heart leapt into a gallop. He knew. He knew who she was, and what she was doing.Sarah J. Maas The Only Time Sayings By Sarah J. Maas: You'll find out when my fangs are buried in your neck," she said. "Why not
When I wrote for Jordan Knight, I was 17 or 18, they were pretty much the only songs I was writing. By the time people like Christina or Usher came around, I was able to know that I was writing for different points of view and people that might not want to say certain things. So you have to be considerate of whichever artist you're writing for.Robin Thicke The Only Time Sayings By Robin Thicke: When I wrote for Jordan Knight, I was 17 or 18, they were pretty much
Oh yes, he's seen the black pupils of time's eyes. Two dark drains in a pair of dirty gas station bathroom sinks. The faucet's open and he's gurgling down the pipes, gushing toward whatever tank he's bound to swirl around in for the rest of his life. There's no telling from here if that's a realm of purification or of shit. There's only one way to find out, and that's to ride it all the way down.Patrick Bryant The Only Time Sayings By Patrick Bryant: Oh yes, he's seen the black pupils of time's eyes. Two dark drains in a
But insensate Time is nothing if not cruel and heartless. It corrodes then destroys, so that the man you literally and figuratively looked up to with your chubby face, who scooped you up to cross the street and patted you on the head to laughter, will later look through you from a crooked hospital bed then blindly up at you while wearing makeup in a bargain casket. The people who now surround you generating warmth will disappear leaving only an empty chill; the body you own and the brain it houses will malfunction. And sometimes, especially in Boxing, a twenty four year old can become a man overnight.Sergio De La Pava The Only Time Sayings By Sergio De La Pava: But insensate Time is nothing if not cruel and heartless. It corrodes then destroys, so
I Don't Waste My Time Doing Crosswords, As My Life Is The Only Puzzle I Care To Resolve!Latif Mercado The Only Time Sayings By Latif Mercado: I Don't Waste My Time Doing Crosswords, As My Life Is The Only Puzzle I
The world is still new ... it seems old to us, but only seems because our lives are so short ... our human race has been around for such a brief amount of time that the universe hasn't had the chance to detect us yet. One blink is all it needs to miss our dance through actuality.Carlton Mellick III The Only Time Sayings By Carlton Mellick III: The world is still new ... it seems old to us, but only seems because
Mars has global warming, but without a greenhouse and without the participation of Martians. These parallel global warmings
observed simultaneously on Mars and on Earth
can only be a straightline consequence of the effect of the one same factor: a long-time change in solar irradiance.
Khabibullo Abdusamatov The Only Time Sayings By Khabibullo Abdusamatov: Mars has global warming, but without a greenhouse and without the participation of Martians. These
People frequently ask me why I devote so much time to seeking out facts about man's past ... the past shows clearly that we all have a common origin and that our differences in race, colour and creed are only superficial.Louis Leakey The Only Time Sayings By Louis Leakey: People frequently ask me why I devote so much time to seeking out facts about
Lou reluctantly drew back, still holding Joe, and placed his soft lips on Joe's own. Existence reacted to their reunion. Immediately, it was as if two halves became whole once again. The sky flashed colors overhead as they stood together: day to night, night to day. They stood motionless and kissing for so long a period that they might have been mistaken for part of the landscape, as vines climbed up their legs and grass grew around them; as dirt gathered and buried even more the scattered fragments of the abbey. Only the keepers of time knew that lifetimes did indeed pass, possibly entire eras. And yet it was but a scant moment to Joe and Lou. All of it but a simple, longed-for embrace neither time nor death could contain.Eric Arvin The Only Time Sayings By Eric Arvin: Lou reluctantly drew back, still holding Joe, and placed his soft lips on Joe's own.
I'm not into animal rights. I'm only into animal welfare and health. I've been with the Morris Animal Foundation since the '70s. We're a health organization. We fund campaign health studies for dogs, cats, lizards and wildlife. I've worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes!Betty White The Only Time Sayings By Betty White: I'm not into animal rights. I'm only into animal welfare and health. I've been with
The Marquis De Sade said that the most important experiences a man can have are those that take him to the very limit; that is the only way we learn, because it requires all our courage. When a boss humiliates an employee, or a man humiliates his wife, he is merely being cowardly or taking his revenge on life, they are people who have never dared to look into the depths of their soul, never attempted to know the origin of that desire to unleash the wild beast, or to understand that sex, pain and love are all extreme experiences. Only those who know those frontiers know life; everything else is just passing the time, repeating the same tasks, growing old and dying without ever having discovered what we are doing here.Paulo Coelho The Only Time Sayings By Paulo Coelho: The Marquis De Sade said that the most important experiences a man can have are
The leap of faith always means loving without expecting to be loved in return, giving without wanting to receive, inviting without hoping to be invited, holding without asking to be held. And every time I make a little leap, I catch a glimpse of the One who runs out to me and invites me into his joy, the joy in which I can find not only myself, but also my brothers and sisters. Thus the disciplines of trust and gratitude reveal the God who searches for me, burning with desire to take away all my resentments and complaints and to let me sit at his side at the heavenly banquet.Henri J.M. Nouwen The Only Time Sayings By Henri J.M. Nouwen: The leap of faith always means loving without expecting to be loved in return, giving
Worldly ambition inhibits true learning. Ask me. I know. A young man in a hurry is nearly uneducable: He knows what he wants and where he's headed; when it comes to looking back or entertaining heretical thoughts, he has neither the time nor the inclination. All that counts is that he is going somewhere. Only as ambition wanes does education become a possibility.Andrew J. Bacevich The Only Time Sayings By Andrew J. Bacevich: Worldly ambition inhibits true learning. Ask me. I know. A young man in a hurry
The worst part is wondering how you'll find the strength tomorrow
to go on doing what you did today and have been doing for much
too long, where you'll find the strength for all that stupid running around, those projects that come to nothing, those attempts to escape from crushing necessity, which always founder and serve only to convince you one more time that destiny is implacable, that every night will find you down and out, crushed by the dread of more and more sordid and insecure tomorrows. And maybe it's treacherous old age coming on, threatening the worst. Not much music left inside us for life to dance to. Our youth has gone to the ends of the earth to die in the silence of the truth. And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn't enough madness left inside him? The truth is an endless death agony. The truth is death. You have to choose: death or lies. I've never been able to kill myself.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine The Only Time Sayings By Louis-Ferdinand Celine: The worst part is wondering how you'll find the strength tomorrowto go on doing what
We spend so much time making up for things we failed to say, she mused. If only, she began
for the thousandth time, the images of those days beginning to flash behind her eyes like a slide
show she was powerless to stop
Nicholas Sparks The Only Time Sayings By Nicholas Sparks: We spend so much time making up for things we failed to say, she mused.
Try this." O'Grady smiled. "It's the only thing we drink. It'll warm your insides."
"What is it?" Asked the ever cautious Waldo.
"We call it the Forest Flaming Special. Go ahead-drink up."
"Well, okay...." Waldo lifted the cup and nearly dropped it when saw his name printed clearly on the side.
"We've been expecting you." Explained Fred, beginning to laugh.
Donald Jeffries The Only Time Sayings By Donald Jeffries: Try this." O'Grady smiled. "It's the only thing we drink. It'll warm your insides." "What
Most of the time I'm thinking of you
All of the time I love you
Remembering the good times and the bad
So much as
Happened and
Maybe I'm loving too fast
All I know is I ...
Love you. And want to
Live with you
Only you
Will you be my wife?
Monica Murphy The Only Time Sayings By Monica Murphy: Most of the time I'm thinking of youAll of the time I love youRemembering the
This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him. This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbours' respect, but he gained - well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end.J.R.R. Tolkien The Only Time Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had
Count on the strength of your own godly attributes, and you will grow lax in your duties for Christ. Knowing you are weak keeps you from wandering too far from Him. When you see that your own cupboard is bare and everything you need is in His, you will go often to Him for supplies. But a soul who thinks he can take care of himself will say, "I have plenty and to spare for a long time. Let the doubting soul pray; my faith is strong. Let the weak go to God for help; I can manage fine on my own." What a sad state of affairs, to suppose that we no longer need the moment-by-moment sustaining grace of God.
Not only does overestimating the strength of our own goodness make us shun God's help, but it also makes us foolhardy and venturesome. You who boast about your spirituality are likely to put yourselves in all kinds of dangerous situations, then brag that you can handle them.
William Gurnall The Only Time Sayings By William Gurnall: Count on the strength of your own godly attributes, and you will grow lax in
The private experience that you perceive forms your world, period. But which world do you inhabit? For if you altered your private sensations of reality, then that world, seemingly the only one, would also change. You do go through transformations of beliefs all the time, and your perception of the world is different. You seem to be, no longer, the person you that you were. You are quite correct - you are not the person that you were, and your world has changed, and not just symbolically.Jane Roberts The Only Time Sayings By Jane Roberts: The private experience that you perceive forms your world, period. But which world do you
If you need to strap a camera to you or get in a small space, then it makes sense to use digital.I do think it is possible to use a digital camera artistically, but it can only be good if you are using film technique. Film has grain, and digital has pixels, and there is not that much of a difference, but digital does not replace the need to create a scene and light it properly and spend time considering the shot.Vilmos Zsigmond The Only Time Sayings By Vilmos Zsigmond: If you need to strap a camera to you or get in a small space,
So from a long time ago, every year 700,000 Mexicans have only three routes to take: migration, the informal economy and the path to antisocial behavior.Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador The Only Time Sayings By Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: So from a long time ago, every year 700,000 Mexicans have only three routes to
It is very much, she thinks, like looking at the moon and knowing one could make it there, too. It is only time and breath that stand between her and the top. She is young. She'll do it and have done it.Dave Eggers The Only Time Sayings By Dave Eggers: It is very much, she thinks, like looking at the moon and knowing one could
At that time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before ...Graham Chapman The Only Time Sayings By Graham Chapman: At that time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not
Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything. And that is the only time everything will be okay.Michael Singer The Only Time Sayings By Michael Singer: Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything. And that is
He wanted to say that he'd learned to read in gaol [jail], to really read. He wanted to tell her that the library had been his favorite place inside, that when he read 'As I Lay Dying' he'd found a voice that made sense of time and space as he was experiencing it in gaol, that it had spoken to him more clearly and more profoundly than any voice he'd ever encountered before: of how the past could not be separated from memory, of how it was not only time that changed people, but memory as well.Christos Tsiolkas The Only Time Sayings By Christos Tsiolkas: He wanted to say that he'd learned to read in gaol [jail], to really read.
My mom used to talk about fate all the time, and I think you're it ... you're my fate. You were brought to me for a reason, for us to save each other. Because you weren't the only one needing saved, Haven. I was drowning, and you rescued me.J.M. Darhower The Only Time Sayings By J.M. Darhower: My mom used to talk about fate all the time, and I think you're it
Here is the essence of mankind's creative genius: not the edifices of civilization nor the bang-flash weapons which can end it, but the words which fertilize new concepts like spermatoza attacking an ovum. It might be argued that the Siamese-twin infants of word/idea are the only contribution the human species can, will, or should make to the reveling cosmos. (Yes, our DNA is unique, but so is a salamander's. Yes, we construct artifacts, but so have species ranging from beavers to the architecture ants ... Yes, we weave real fabric things from the dreamstuff of mathematics, but the universe is hardwired with arithmetic. Scratch a circle and pi peeps out. Enter a new solar system and Tycho Brahe's formulae lie waiting under the black velvet cloak of space/time. But where has the universe hidden a word under its outer layer of biology, geometry, or insensate rock?)Dan Simmons The Only Time Sayings By Dan Simmons: Here is the essence of mankind's creative genius: not the edifices of civilization nor the
If either one or two candidates is dominating the field at the time of the first primaries and caucuses, the voters are superfluous because the victor is already guaranteed. If, however, no candidate is dominant, then the primaries and caucuses will determine the winner. Nonetheless, in recent campaign cycles, that determination has been made earlier and earlier in the process, by fewer and fewer voters, who pick from only a few candidates - the ones who have not already eliminated themselves from serious contention by their weak performances in the pre-primary phase.Roger Lawrence Butler The Only Time Sayings By Roger Lawrence Butler: If either one or two candidates is dominating the field at the time of the
So do you come here often?" he asked in a slightly self-mocking way. I couldn't help myself - I smiled. "see, you don't even have to answer that, because I know all the trash cans in town, and while this is a very nice trash can, it doesn't look like the kind of trash can a girl like you would normally scavenge from." I opened my mouth to protest, but he went on. "Now, the trash cans on Seventh Street, those are some very nice trash cans.Ally Carter The Only Time Sayings By Ally Carter: So do you come here often?" he asked in a slightly self-mocking way. I couldn't
About the only time our gut can truly outperform our reason is if we truly have developed a kind of informed intuition. So that means the chess master or someone who has really thought about it and given themselves feedback on a particular activity for at least 10,000 hours or more.Sheena Iyengar The Only Time Sayings By Sheena Iyengar: About the only time our gut can truly outperform our reason is if we truly
When times are not so prosperous, we think at least our successful career will save us and our families from failure and despair. We are attracted, against our skepticism, to the idea that poverty will be alleviated by the crumbs that fall from the rich man's table ... Some of us often feel, and most of us sometimes feel, that we are only someone if we have made it: can look down on those who have not. The American dream is often a very private dream of being a star, the uniquely successful and admirable one, the one who stands out from the crowd of ordinary folk, who don't know how. And since we have believed in that dream for a long time and worked very hard to make it come true, it is hard for us to give it up, even though it contradicts another dream that we have - that of living in a society that would really be worth living in.3Chris Hedges The Only Time Sayings By Chris Hedges: When times are not so prosperous, we think at least our successful career will save
I tried to reassure him with every line about how the world is hard and unfair sometimes, but that it's all OK because he is so loved. He is surrounded by souls who would do anything to help him. And not only that
he has wisdom and patience of his own, buried deep inside his being, which will only reveal themselves over time and will always carry him through any trial. He is a gift from God to all of us.
Elizabeth Gilbert The Only Time Sayings By Elizabeth Gilbert: I tried to reassure him with every line about how the world is hard and
We must strive to become more daily. We must honestly assess our weaknesses and overcome them. We must work toward the highest possible version of ourselves. This is a worthy use of our time, but it is only when we do so with the ultimate aim of service to our fellow man that we really connect with something greater than ourselves. To contribute to the world in a positive way, this is the gift of life.Chris Matakas The Only Time Sayings By Chris Matakas: We must strive to become more daily. We must honestly assess our weaknesses and overcome
In magic - and in life - there is only the present moment, the now. You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. 'Time' doesn't pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we're always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn't act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we're going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don't want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.Paulo Coelho The Only Time Sayings By Paulo Coelho: In magic - and in life - there is only the present moment, the now.
Not caring for their lives' is it?
Why, what in the world is there that we should care for if it's not our lives, the only gift the Lord never offers us a second time.
Marcel Proust The Only Time Sayings By Marcel Proust: Not caring for their lives' is it?Why, what in the world is there that we
Successions are explained by historical narratives that indicate the significance of the events and the forces-human and otherwise-which influenced them. While some causal forces operate continuously, others influence the sequence of events only at particular points in time. For example, it makes no sense to say that Peter the Great caused the cold war; he had been dead for centuries before it started, and any direct causal influence would be impossible. However, Peter the Great took actions that set into motion historical events that promoted the unification and modernization of Russia. Without Peter, it is possible that Russia would have developed differently and that the cold war would not have occurred. Peter's actions exerted an influence in this case, but it is not the type of direct, continuous causal influence that most variable-based social science theories rely on.Marshall Scott Poole The Only Time Sayings By Marshall Scott Poole: Successions are explained by historical narratives that indicate the significance of the events and the
You only live once and you don't know it because of the everyday activities, but if you walk around knowing you only have one time on this planet, you'll make a whole lot more of it.Jordan Knight The Only Time Sayings By Jordan Knight: You only live once and you don't know it because of the everyday activities, but
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.Og Mandino The Only Time Sayings By Og Mandino: Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success,
Men are noisy, narrow-band devices, but their nervous systems have very many parallel and simultaneously active channels. Relative to men, computing machines are very fast and very accurate, but they are constrained to perform only one or a few elementary operations at a time. Men are flexible, capable of "programming themselves contingently" on the basis of newly received information. Computing machines are single-minded, constrained by their "pre-programming."J. C. R. Licklider The Only Time Sayings By J. C. R. Licklider: Men are noisy, narrow-band devices, but their nervous systems have very many parallel and simultaneously
The sensation of "I" as a lonely and isolated center of being is so powerful and commonsensical, and so fundamental to our modes of speech and thought, to our laws and social institutions, that we cannot experience selfhood except as something superficial in the scheme of the universe. I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time - a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution, where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment only to vanish forever. Under such conditioning it seems impossible and even absurd to realize that myself does not reside in the drop alone, but in the whole surge of energy which ranges from the galaxies to the nuclear fields in my body.Alan W. Watts The Only Time Sayings By Alan W. Watts: The sensation of "I" as a lonely and isolated center of being is so powerful
I can see us there still," he said, "for those were moments so intense that in a way we will be living them always, while other things are completely forgotten. Yet there is no particular story attached to them," he said, "despite their place in the story I have just told you. That time spent swimming in the pool beneath the waterfall belongs nowhere: it is part of no sequence of events, it is only itself, in a way that nothing our life before as a family was ever itself, because it was always leading to the next thing and the next, was always contributing to our story of who we were.Rachel Cusk The Only Time Sayings By Rachel Cusk: I can see us there still," he said, "for those were moments so intense that
I can only write a book like 'The Tin Drum' or 'From the Diary of a Snail' at a special period of my life. The books came about because of how I felt and thought at the time.Gunter Grass The Only Time Sayings By Gunter Grass: I can only write a book like 'The Tin Drum' or 'From the Diary of
Her assessment was that I had poor judgment, and my rape had immediately confirmed it. I believed that the rape had erased all of the progress I'd made in my time hiking and proved my mother right. Immediately. I was hurting with not only the shame of the rape, but also the shame of feeling I'd wanted to prove myself a valid, independent person - but I couldn't.Aspen Matis The Only Time Sayings By Aspen Matis: Her assessment was that I had poor judgment, and my rape had immediately confirmed it.
For the first time in my life, I became actively interested in a book. Me the sports fanatic, me the game freak, me the only ten-year-old in Illinois with a hate on for the alphabet wanted to know what happened next.William Goldman The Only Time Sayings By William Goldman: For the first time in my life, I became actively interested in a book. Me
The boy was the sun in Coriane's sky. On hard days, he split the darkness. On good days, he lit the world. When Tibe went away to the front, for weeks at a time now that the war ran hot again, Cal kept her safe. Only a few months old and better than any shield in the kingdom.Victoria Aveyard The Only Time Sayings By Victoria Aveyard: The boy was the sun in Coriane's sky. On hard days, he split the darkness.
Soon after Harris's HeLa-chicken study, a pair of researchers at New York University discovered that human-mouse hybrids lost their human chromosomes over time, leaving only the mouse chromosomes. This allowed scientists to begin mapping human genes to specific chromosomes by tracking the order in which genetic traits vanished. If a chromosome disappeared and production of a certain enzyme stopped, researchers knew the gene for that enzyme must be on the most recently vanished chromosome. Scientists in laboratories throughout North America and Europe began fusing cells and using them to map genetic traits to specific chromosomes, creating a precursor to the human genome map we have today.Rebecca Skloot The Only Time Sayings By Rebecca Skloot: Soon after Harris's HeLa-chicken study, a pair of researchers at New York University discovered that
The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.Byron Katie The Only Time Sayings By Byron Katie: The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what
INDECISION, n. The chief element of success; "for whereas," saith Sir Thomas Brewbold, "there is but one way to do nothing and divers way to do something, whereof, to a surety, only one is the right way, it followeth that he who from indecision standeth still hath not so many chances of going astray as he who pusheth forwards"
a most clear and satisfactory exposition on the matter.
"Your prompt decision to attack," said Genera Grant on a certain occasion to General Gordon Granger, "was admirable; you had but five minutes to make up your mind in."
"Yes, sir," answered the victorious subordinate, "it is a great thing to be know exactly what to do in an emergency. When in doubt whether to attack or retreat I never hesitate a moment
I toss us a copper."
"Do you mean to say that's what you did this time?"
"Yes, General; but for Heaven's sake don't reprimand me: I disobeyed the coin.
Ambrose Bierce The Only Time Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: INDECISION, n. The chief element of success; "for whereas," saith Sir Thomas Brewbold, "there is
He died when he was only nineteen years old. I was still a baby at the time, so I didn't remember him. Growing up, I'd always told myself that was lucky. Because you can't miss someone you don't remember.
But the truth was, I did miss him.
Ernest Cline The Only Time Sayings By Ernest Cline: He died when he was only nineteen years old. I was still a baby at
There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer, and so, in this post I would like to give a few thoughts on what seemed to be the overwhelming question: "WHY?"
And here is the best answer I can give: Because.
Because sometimes, life is damned unfair.
Because sometimes, we lose people we love and it hurts deeply.
Because sometimes, as the writer, you have to put your characters in harm's way and be willing to go there if it is the right thing for your book, even if it grieves you to do it.
Because sometimes there aren't really answers to our questions except for what we discover, the meaning we assign them over time.
Because acceptance is yet another of life's "here's a side of hurt" lessons and it is never truly acceptance unless it has cost us something to arrive there.
Why, you ask? Because, I answer.
Inadequate yet true.
Libba Bray The Only Time Sayings By Libba Bray: There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer,
Now, for the moment, we are safe. The only kind of international violence that worries most people in the developed countries is terrorism: from imminent heart attack to a bad case of hangnail in fifteen years flat. We are very lucky people
but we need to use the time we have been granted wisely, because total war is only sleeping. All the major states are still organized for war, and all that is needed for the world to slide back into a nuclear confrontation is a twist of the kaleidoscope that shifts international relations into a new pattern of rival alliances.
Gwynne Dyer The Only Time Sayings By Gwynne Dyer: Now, for the moment, we are safe. The only kind of international violence that worries
How much the pain grew inside him after Ossie died until the only way to deal with it was to throw himself into the fray. And the whole time, Vanessa's body was wrapped around him like she was the only one being strong as a shield while he stripped his life bare.Melissa Cutler The Only Time Sayings By Melissa Cutler: How much the pain grew inside him after Ossie died until the only way to
He kissed me as if we had all the time in the world, as if it weren't cold outside, as if winter weren't coming, or the dawn, or any of the dangers that waited for us outside this field. I kissed him back as if he were right, as if there were only the two of us, as if the only worry we had were my curfew.Alyxandra Harvey The Only Time Sayings By Alyxandra Harvey: He kissed me as if we had all the time in the world, as if
I was running from one problem or place to another, with no time left to study, or sleep, or just breathe. I felt pulled in all directions, fighting to keep all these obligations circling in the air above me. It was only a matter of time before something fell.Sarah Dessen The Only Time Sayings By Sarah Dessen: I was running from one problem or place to another, with no time left to
It's time to take the 'Men Only' sign off the White House door.Carol Moseley Braun The Only Time Sayings By Carol Moseley Braun: It's time to take the 'Men Only' sign off the White House door.
We can't be friends. That never works. I'd have to be all careful and brave and pathetic, you'd feel guilty all the time and you'd start being nice in weird fake ways to make up for it.' She was starting to cry, but she felt free, she felt relieved as you can only feel when you have wrecked yourself on the rocks and don't have to worry about navigating anymore.Susan Gilbert-Collins The Only Time Sayings By Susan Gilbert-Collins: We can't be friends. That never works. I'd have to be all careful and brave
Never having been betrayed sets up poor preconditions for remaining faithful. Evolving into genuinely more loyal people requires us to suffer through some properly innoculative episodes, in which we feel for a time limitlessly panicked, violated and on the edge of collapse. Only then can the injunction not to betray our spouses evolve from a bland bromide into a permanently vivid moral imperative.Alain De Botton The Only Time Sayings By Alain De Botton: Never having been betrayed sets up poor preconditions for remaining faithful. Evolving into genuinely more
Good," she replied. "That's why you show promise. Not only are you able to recognize your shortcomings, you have an undeniable hunger to change for the better and evolve. What's truly amazing is what you've become in so short a time. Most humans would have imploded after a fraction of what you've lived through." "Guess it comes from being stuck in a moment for so long, treading water and losing ground no matter how hard I swam. It's almost as if the current has shifted and now I'm swimming at blazing speeds like some human version of the Nautilus that has slipped into the Gulf Stream.J.D. Estrada The Only Time Sayings By J.D. Estrada: Good," she replied. "That's why you show promise. Not only are you able to recognize
People put off writing thinking they don't have the time or enough of an opinion to matter and that is crap. You are the only one standing in your own way, so get started.C.C. Chapman The Only Time Sayings By C.C. Chapman: People put off writing thinking they don't have the time or enough of an opinion
What happened was that, all unconscious of what this ennui meant, I wearied of the motion, wearied of the jobless seas of alcohol, wearied of the blunt, bluff, hearty, and totally meaningless friendships wearied of wandering through the forests of desperate women, wearied of the work which fed me only in the most brutally literal sense. Perhaps, as we say in America, I wanted to find myself. This is an interesting phrase, not current as far as I know in the language of any other people, which certainly does not mean what it says but betrays a nagging suspicion that something has been misplaced. I think now that if I had had any intimation that the self I was going to find would turn out to be the only the same self from which I had spent so much time in flight, I would have stayed at home, But again, I think I knew, at the very bottom of my heart, exactly what I was doing when I took the boat for France.James Baldwin The Only Time Sayings By James Baldwin: What happened was that, all unconscious of what this ennui meant, I wearied of the
Of the hundreds of Negro high schools recently examined by an expert in the United States Bureau of Education only eighteen offer a course taking up the history of the Negro, and in most of the Negro colleges and universities where the Negro is thought of, the race is studied only as a problem or dismissed as of little consequence. For example, an officer of a Negro university, thinking that an additional course on the Negro should be given there, called upon a Negro Doctor of Philosophy of the faculty to offer such work. He promptly informed the officer that he knew nothing about the Negro. He did not go to school to waste his time that way. He went to be educated in a system which dismisses the Negro as a nonentity.Carter G. Woodson The Only Time Sayings By Carter G. Woodson: Of the hundreds of Negro high schools recently examined by an expert in the United
There is something wonderful that happens between true friends.When they find themselves no longer wasting time with meaningless chatter.Instead, they become content just to share each other's company. It is the opinion of some that this sort of friendship is the only kind worth having. While jokes and anecdotes are nice, they do not compare with the beauty of shared solitude.Jonathan Auxier The Only Time Sayings By Jonathan Auxier: There is something wonderful that happens between true friends.When they find themselves no longer wasting
I read the paragraph again. A peculiar feeling it gave me. I don't know if you have ever experienced the sensation of seeing the announcement of the engagement of a pal of yours to a girl whom you were only saved from marrying yourself by the skin of your teeth. It induces a sort of
well, it's difficult to describe it exactly; but I should imagine a fellow would feel much the same if he happened to be strolling through the jungle with a boyhood chum and met a tigress or a jaguar, or what not, and managed to shin up a tree and looked down and saw the friend of his youth vanishing into the undergrowth in the animal's slavering jaws. A sort of profound, prayerful relief, if you know what I mean, blended at the same time with a pang of pity. What I'm driving at is that, thankful as I was that I hadn't had to marry Honoria myself, I was sorry to see a real good chap like old Biffy copping it. I sucked down a spot of tea and began brooding over the business.
P.G. Wodehouse The Only Time Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: I read the paragraph again. A peculiar feeling it gave me. I don't know if
By accepting what the external structures have told us we need to do, we have given the power of our realities and ourselves to others. It is time to tell a new story for women, and that can only start with women.Zainab Salbi The Only Time Sayings By Zainab Salbi: By accepting what the external structures have told us we need to do, we have
My head's never really quiet. The only time I can get it to turn off is if I watch 'CSI' or 'Law & Order,' where I have to follow the crime. If I can't turn my head off during that, I know I've really got a problem.Taylor Swift The Only Time Sayings By Taylor Swift: My head's never really quiet. The only time I can get it to turn off
All he'd ever wanted was for nothing to change. Or for things to change only in the right ways, improving little by little, day by day, forever. It sounded crazy when you said it like that, but that was what baseball had promised him, what Westish College had promised him, what Schwartzy had promised him. The dream of every day the same. Every day was like the day before but a little bit better. You ran the stadium a little faster. You bench-pressed a little more. You hit the ball a little harder in the cage; you watched the tape with Schwartzy afterward and gained a little insight into your swing. Your swing grew a little simpler. Everything grew simpler, little by little. You ate the same food, work up at the same time, wore the same clothes. Hitches, bad habits, useless thoughts
whatever you didn't need slowly fell away. Whatever was simple and useful remained. You improved little by little til the day it all became perfect and stayed that way. Forever.
Chad Harbach The Only Time Sayings By Chad Harbach: All he'd ever wanted was for nothing to change. Or for things to change only
There are some promises in the Bible which I have never yet used; but I am well assured that there will come times of trial and trouble when I shall find that poor despised promise, which I thought was never meant for me, will be the only one on which I can float. I know that the time is coming when every believer shall know the worth of every promise in the covenant.Charles Spurgeon The Only Time Sayings By Charles Spurgeon: There are some promises in the Bible which I have never yet used; but I
You might imagine that a person would resort to self-mutilation only under extremes of duress, but once I'd crossed that line the first time, taken that fateful step off the precipice, then almost any reason was a good enough reason, almost any provocation was provocation enough. Cutting was my all-purpose solution.Caroline Kettlewell The Only Time Sayings By Caroline Kettlewell: You might imagine that a person would resort to self-mutilation only under extremes of duress,
Soon, God willing, we would settle; find a place to make a home and a life. I wanted nothing more, and yet at the same time, I worried. We had known each other only a few months since my return. Each touch, each word was still at once tinged with memory and new with rediscovery. What would happen when we were thoroughly accustomed to each other, living day by day in a routine of mundane tasks? "Will ye grow tired of me, do ye think?" he murmured. "Once we're settled?" "I was just wondering the same thing about you.Diana Gabaldon The Only Time Sayings By Diana Gabaldon: Soon, God willing, we would settle; find a place to make a home and a
1) Work on one thing at a time until finished.
2) Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring."
3) Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
4) Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
5) When you can't create you can work.
6) Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
7) Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
8) Don't be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
9) Discard the Program when you feel like it - but go back to it next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
10) Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
11) Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.
Henry Miller The Only Time Sayings By Henry Miller: 1) Work on one thing at a time until finished.2) Start no more new books,
Time is the only thing you can't buy.Nicole Lapin The Only Time Sayings By Nicole Lapin: Time is the only thing you can't buy.
I only want to do good projects. I want to make good decisions. If it's just a dumb movie, then no, I'd rather stay in school. But if it's a movie worth telling and that I think I would really benefit from, then I would like to do it. And that's one of the reasons I still live in Colorado. I love being with my family and going to school, and then when I come out to L.A., that is the time to be in the movies. People ask me the questions, I do the promotion work, then I get to go back home and live my life.AnnaSophia Robb The Only Time Sayings By AnnaSophia Robb: I only want to do good projects. I want to make good decisions. If it's
Darkness always had its part to play. Without it, how would we know when we walked in the light? It's only when its ambitions become too grandiose that it must be opposed, disciplined, sometimes - if necessary - brought down for a time. Then it will rise again, as it must.Clive Barker The Only Time Sayings By Clive Barker: Darkness always had its part to play. Without it, how would we know when we
Something snapped into my thinking then. Told is something that has been, something that is, and something that will be. Told was a noun and a verb. He was an active author. He was Told, he is Told, and he will be Told forever. Only we were in a time frame - contained as Words of a book. Time was his invented concept to display his answer to the problem of Luman. Time is what allowed something to be told - Told. I felt a rapid surge of excitement. "We can't make anything more worth telling than him.K.A. Gunn The Only Time Sayings By K.A. Gunn: Something snapped into my thinking then. Told is something that has been, something that is,
We live in a culture that celebrates talent more than integrity, but we've got it backward. Talent depreciates over time. So do intellect and appearance. You will eventually lose your strength and lose your looks. You may even lose your mind. But you don't have to lose your integrity. Integrity is the only thing that doesn't depreciate over time. Nothing takes longer to build than a godly reputation. And nothing is destroyed more quickly by one stroke of sin. That's why it must be celebrated and protected above all else.Mark Batterson The Only Time Sayings By Mark Batterson: We live in a culture that celebrates talent more than integrity, but we've got it
This too to remember. If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if he fakes. If he mystifies to avoid a straight statement, which is very different from breaking so-called rules of syntax or grammar to make an efffect which can be obtained in no other way, the writer takes a longer time to be known as a fake and other writers who are afflicted by the same necessity will praise him in their own defense. True mysticism should not be confused with incompetence in writing which seeks to mystify where there is no mystery but is really only the necessity to fake to cover lack of knowledge or the inability to state clearly. Mysticism implies a mystery and there are many mysteries; but incompetence is not one of them; nor is overwritten journalism made literature by the injection of a false epic qulaity. Remember this too: all bad writers are in love with the epic.Ernest Hemingway, The Only Time Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: This too to remember. If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if
You try hard, but you don't succeed.. So you try harder, and harder ... But you still just don't succeed, you give it a try once more; only realising its never going to work out the way you want it to. But then again, you remember; you've tried so much. You've tried to please, you've tried to love and you've tried to care. You think to yourself, "Why should I keep on going?" You try so hard, what's the point.. No one accepts you for who you are, no one sees you for who you are, no one takes the time to ask how you feel, no one takes the time to bother.. But then there's you ... You try, and try. And you just give up hope, because its just so much easier!Liam McGrath The Only Time Sayings By Liam McGrath: You try hard, but you don't succeed.. So you try harder, and harder ... But
People feared snowstorms once. Hazel read about this all the time. Pioneers opened their front doors and saw they'd been entombed in snow overnight. They walked across malevolent swirling whiteness and did not know if they would survive. Nature can destroy us in a blink. We live on only at its pleasure.
That was what looking at the witch was like.
Anne Ursu The Only Time Sayings By Anne Ursu: People feared snowstorms once. Hazel read about this all the time. Pioneers opened their front
The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way for false statements by intention. And a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit.Dorothy L. Sayers The Only Time Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be
The most important thing had always been what other people thought-appearances before herself or her family. And righteous about it. Time and again Matt had insisted that what others thought about you wasn't the only thing in life. But it did no good. Norma had to dress well; the house had to have fine furniture; Charlie had to be kept inside so that other people wouldn't know anything was wrong.Daniel Keyes The Only Time Sayings By Daniel Keyes: The most important thing had always been what other people thought-appearances before herself or her
The storm is out there and every one of us must eventually face the storm. When the storm comes, pray that it will shake you to your roots and break you wide-open. Being broken open by the storm is your only hope. When you are broken open you get to discover for the first time what is inside you. Some people never get to see what is inside them; what beauty, what strength, what truth and love. They were never broken open by the storm. So, don't run from your pain - run into your pain. Let life's storm shatter you.Bryant McGill The Only Time Sayings By Bryant McGill: The storm is out there and every one of us must eventually face the storm.
And the truth is, those who are terrorists only have to succeed once, and those of us who are trying to build an inclusive society have to succeed every time.David Miliband The Only Time Sayings By David Miliband: And the truth is, those who are terrorists only have to succeed once, and those
A perception of the cosmic unity of this higher level. And a feeling of timelessness, the feeling that what we know as time is only the result of a naive faith in causality - the notion that A in the past caused B in the present, which will cause C in the future, when actually A, B, and C are all part of a pattern that can be truly understood only by opening the doors of perception and experiencing it ... in this moment ... this supreme moment ... this Kairos.Tom Wolfe The Only Time Sayings By Tom Wolfe: A perception of the cosmic unity of this higher level. And a feeling of timelessness,
Indeed if they ever once saw the endless supply of eternal opportunities The Adversary offers them every temporal moment of day after day of their fuddled little lives, they would stagger at the sheer industry and prodigality of His efforts. Conversely, if they ever gained a glimpse of how their ordinary actions actually effect and shape things not only under time but without, the very vast weight of that would almost certainly end in their becoming humble.Geoffrey Wood The Only Time Sayings By Geoffrey Wood: Indeed if they ever once saw the endless supply of eternal opportunities The Adversary offers
Going into the woods alone is the best way to pretend you're in another time. It's a thing you can only do alone. If there's somebody else with you, it's too easy to remember where you really are.Carol Rifka Brunt The Only Time Sayings By Carol Rifka Brunt: Going into the woods alone is the best way to pretend you're in another time.
I never said I wouldn't come - only that I understood why you didn't want me to come.'
'You led me to believe you wouldn't be here. That you understood that I needed time to grasp the fact of your existence and I did not wish to do so in a public manner.' She fairly spit the words. 'Under the eyes of everyone in the ton. [ ... ] You lulled me into a false sense of well-being. Deliberately, I might add.'
'Perhaps. And while I rather like the idea of lulling you into anything, I did not lie to you.
Victoria Alexander The Only Time Sayings By Victoria Alexander: I never said I wouldn't come - only that I understood why you didn't want
I dedicate this work to Vasily Arkhipov, the deputy commander of a Soviet nuclear submarine off the Cuban shore who said no to his comrades and may have saved the world. That was on October 27, 1962, around the time my father came home from his defense job and told me at the doorstep to our house that there was "only a twenty-percent chance, son" the next day would never come. No terrorist action today remotely poses that kind of existential threat for our world, and I hope you'll keep that in mind in reading on.Scott Atran The Only Time Sayings By Scott Atran: I dedicate this work to Vasily Arkhipov, the deputy commander of a Soviet nuclear submarine
While I was studying film at the Academy, the problems started. I wasn't a political activist directly in the time of Saddam [Hussein], because the dictator was so cruel and brutal that no one could criticize or complain. I felt futile and empty. The only solution in Iraq was to run away.Hassan Blasim The Only Time Sayings By Hassan Blasim: While I was studying film at the Academy, the problems started. I wasn't a political
Part of the cruelty of cancer, though, is not only that it limits your time; it also limits your energy, vastly reducing the amount you can squeeze into one day.Paul Kalanithi The Only Time Sayings By Paul Kalanithi: Part of the cruelty of cancer, though, is not only that it limits your time;
The split second she ceases to care is the only time a woman ceases to be attractive.Loretta Young The Only Time Sayings By Loretta Young: The split second she ceases to care is the only time a woman ceases to
Above all, if we'd only acknowledge that all of us are mistaken from time to time, then we'd be more willing to forgive others in the hopes they will extend the same measure of charity to us.Jonathan V. Last The Only Time Sayings By Jonathan V. Last: Above all, if we'd only acknowledge that all of us are mistaken from time to
It seemed like a long time and also it seemed like my trip had just begun, like I was only now digging into whatever it was I was out here to do. Like I was still the woman with the hole in her heart, but the hole had gotten ever so infinitesimally smaller.Cheryl Strayed The Only Time Sayings By Cheryl Strayed: It seemed like a long time and also it seemed like my trip had just