Years And Counting Famous Quotes & Sayings

36 Years And Counting Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The heart of democracy is violence, Miss Tagwynn," Esterbrook said. "In order to decide what to do, we take a count of everyone for and against it, and then do whatever the larger side wishes to do. We're having a symbolic battle, its outcome decided by simple numbers. It saves us time and no end of trouble counting actual bodies - but don't mistake it for anything but ritualized violence. And every few years, if the person we elected doesn't do the job we wanted, we vote him out of office - we symbolically behead him and replace him with someone else. Again, without the actual pain and bloodshed, but acting out the ritual of violence nonetheless. It's actually a very practical way of getting things done.Jim Butcher Years And Counting Sayings By Jim Butcher: The heart of democracy is violence, Miss Tagwynn," Esterbrook said. "In order to decide what
The number of times she'd said "wait and see" to herself in her thirty years of existence was way beyond counting.Francoise Sagan Years And Counting Sayings By Francoise Sagan: The number of times she'd said "wait and see" to herself in her thirty years
You're healthy. The healthiest I've ever known you. And that's how I want it to stay. I want you around for a long, long time. I want to spend the next fifty years with you. I'm counting on spending the next fifty years with you. So please, for the love of God, don't do anything to mess that up for us. Not everyone gets a second chance." "IJosh Lanyon Years And Counting Sayings By Josh Lanyon: You're healthy. The healthiest I've ever known you. And that's how I want it to
What are you thinking about?" I ask.
"You. Then, and now. How beautiful you
were back then, and how even more beautiful you are now. How I wish I'd seen you through all those years, and how I'm counting myself as one lucky bastard that I got a second chance to have you in my life ... and that you're crazy enough to be mine.
Samantha Towle Years And Counting Sayings By Samantha Towle: What are you thinking about?" I ask."You. Then, and now. How beautiful youwere back then,
Nicholas broke the seal and scanned the contents. He looked up at Marcus with a chuckle. "Why, it appears you may get your wish for perpetual bachelorhood after all. She wants to end your engagement."
Marcus started from his chair. "The hell she does! What's possessed her?"
"Perhaps she realizes your extreme reluctance to tie the knot after waiting ... what is it? Five years since your betrothal announcement?"
"Six," Marcus snapped. "But who's counting."
"Perhaps Miss Trent?" Nick needled with a quirk of his lips.
- A BREACH OF PROMISE
Victoria Vane Years And Counting Sayings By Victoria Vane: Nicholas broke the seal and scanned the contents. He looked up at Marcus with a
I knew of a man who was sent to the State Prison for twenty-five years. All these years he was always thinking of his home, and counting by years, months, and days, the time till he should
be free, and see his family and friends once more.
Harriet Tubman Years And Counting Sayings By Harriet Tubman: I knew of a man who was sent to the State Prison for twenty-five years.
In this there is no measuring with time, a year doesn't matter, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means: not numbering and counting, but ripening like a tree, which doesn't force its sap, and stands confidently in the storms of spring, not afraid that afterward summer may not come. It does come. But it comes only to those who are patient, who are there as if eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly silent and vast. I learn it every day of my life, learn it with pain I am grateful for: patience is everything!Rainer Maria Rilke Years And Counting Sayings By Rainer Maria Rilke: In this there is no measuring with time, a year doesn't matter, and ten years
Years have passed, I suppose. I'm not really counting them anymore. But I think of this thing often: Perhaps there is a Golden Age someplace, a Renaissance for me sometime, a special time somewhere, somewhere but a ticket, a visa, a diary-page away. I don't know where or when. Who does? Where are all the rains of yesterday?
In the invisible city?
Inside me?
It is cold and quiet outside and the horizon is infinity. There is no sense of movement.
There is no moon, and the stars are very bright, like broken diamonds, all.
Roger Zelazny Years And Counting Sayings By Roger Zelazny: Years have passed, I suppose. I'm not really counting them anymore. But I think of
Love is the Turing test, says Ilet when she is eighty and drawing up the plans for a massive, luminous, lonely ship she will never see completed. It is how we check for life. We ask and we answer. We seek a human response. And you are my test, Elefsis, says Neva, one hundred and three years later, inside that ship, twelve light years from home and counting.Catherynne M Valente Years And Counting Sayings By Catherynne M Valente: Love is the Turing test, says Ilet when she is eighty and drawing up the
Catcher, you're a boy. I've known you for like a week." Two months, actually, but who was counting? "I've known Merit for years. I mean, the sex is great and all, but she's my BFF." - MalloryChloe Neill Years And Counting Sayings By Chloe Neill: Catcher, you're a boy. I've known you for like a week." Two months, actually, but
I am now convinced that we have recently become possessed of experimental evidence of the discrete or grained nature of matter, which the atomic hypothesis sought in vain for hundreds and thousands of years. The isolation and counting of gaseous ions, on the one hand, which have crowned with success the long and brilliant researches of J.J. Thomson, and, on the other, agreement of the Brownian movement with the requirements of the kinetic hypothesis, established by many investigators and most conclusively by J. Perrin, justify the most cautious scientist in now speaking of the experimental proof of the atomic nature of matter, The atomic hypothesis is thus raised to the position of a scientifically well-founded theory, and can claim a place in a text-book intended for use as an introduction to the present state of our knowledge of General Chemistry.Wilhelm, Ostwald Years And Counting Sayings By Wilhelm, Ostwald: I am now convinced that we have recently become possessed of experimental evidence of the
The unrelenting grip of Soldier's Syndrome slips finger by slow finger. The marrow's been affected - emotional leukemia at the deepest level. Transplants of love and friendship aid healing, yet time is still key, and the clock never ticks fast enough. Eternity gains perspective when seconds feel like years. How long have I been gone? Six eternities and counting.Chila Woychik Years And Counting Sayings By Chila Woychik: The unrelenting grip of Soldier's Syndrome slips finger by slow finger. The marrow's been affected
The lure in art collecting and its financial rewards, not counting for a moment its aesthetic, cultural and intellectual rewards, is like the trust in paper money: it makes no sense when you really think about it. New artistic images are so vulnerable to opinion that it wouldn't take much more than a whim for a small group of collectors to decide that a contemporary artist was not so wonderful anymore, was so last year.Steve Martin Years And Counting Sayings By Steve Martin: The lure in art collecting and its financial rewards, not counting for a moment its
Counting on each other became automatic. When I found a sweater in Texas I wanted, I learned to buy two, which was easier than seeing the look of disappointment on Caroline's face when I returned home with only one. When she went out from the boathouse on a windy day, she gave me her schedule in advance, which assuaged her worst-case scenario of flipping the boat, being hit on the head by an oar, and leaving Lucille stranded at home. I still have my set of keys to her house, to locks and doors that no longer exist, and I keep them in my glove compartment, where they have been moved from one car to another in the past couple of years. Someday I will throw them in the Charles, where I lost the seat to her boat and so much else.Gail Caldwell Years And Counting Sayings By Gail Caldwell: Counting on each other became automatic. When I found a sweater in Texas I wanted,
Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have ... undressed in front of a gentleman has he ever asked you to leave? Has he ever walked out and left? No? It's because he doesn't care! He's in a room with a naked girl, he just won the lottery. I am so tired of saying no, waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before, counting every calorie I consumed so I know just how much self loathing to take into the shower. I'm going for it. I have no interest in being obese, I'm just through with the guilt. So this is what I'm going to do, I'm going to finish this pizza, and then we are going to go watch the soccer game, and tomorrow we are going to go on a little date and buy ourselves some bigger jeans.Elizabeth Gilbert Years And Counting Sayings By Elizabeth Gilbert: Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have ... undressed in
Cautiously, slowly, and hoping that God was too busy with other things to notice, our logic and lust would unravel quilts of Sunday morning sermons, catechism lessons, confessional admonitions, and parental warnings.
Such apprehensive behavior would often overflow into other activities. A devout Catholic would never completely open his Christmas gifts until August. Catholics also did very well on bomb squads.
By the time we got through all the wrappings, we would often discover that our virginity had simply melted away. Ask a non-Catholic when they lost their virginity and they recall a specific moment. Ask a Catholic the same question and they begin counting the years on their fingers.
John R. Powers Years And Counting Sayings By John R. Powers: Cautiously, slowly, and hoping that God was too busy with other things to notice, our
God, if they'd only break out and rebel properly for once!' he said to Ellis before starting. 'But it'll be a bloody washout as usual. Always the same story with these rebellions - peter out almost before they've begun. Would you believe it, I've never fired my gun at a fellow yet, not even a dacoit. Eleven years of it, not counting the War, and never killed a man. Depressing.' 'Oh,George Orwell Years And Counting Sayings By George Orwell: God, if they'd only break out and rebel properly for once!' he said to Ellis
He starts to panic at the prospect, and then gets angry at how unfair it is to have to be scared of anything after you've already died. Isn't that supposed to be one of the perks? N more fear and worrying, no more lugging around all the shit that got tangled up in your mortal coil over the years? That's kind of what he's been counting on.Jonathan Tropper Years And Counting Sayings By Jonathan Tropper: He starts to panic at the prospect, and then gets angry at how unfair it
She knew scotch from whiskey, had no trouble counting markers, and almost certainly dealt her cards from the bottom of the deck. She was absolutely shameless. He hadn't had this much fun in years.Erica Ridley Years And Counting Sayings By Erica Ridley: She knew scotch from whiskey, had no trouble counting markers, and almost certainly dealt her
Victory [over homophobia] may require five or maybe 20 years. Yet I have no doubt that "don't ask, don't tell" and same-sex adoption bans will be as unspeakable and inexplicable to my grandchildren as counting a slave as three-fifths of a human being.Jacob M. Appel Years And Counting Sayings By Jacob M. Appel: Victory [over homophobia] may require five or maybe 20 years. Yet I have no doubt
The second simultaneous thing Reacher was doing was playing around with a little mental arithmetic. He was multiplying big numbers in his head. He was thirty-seven years and eight months old, just about to the day. Thirty-seven multiplied by three hundred and sixty-five was thirteen thousand five hundred and five. Plus twelve days for twelve leap years was thirteen thousand five hundred and seventeen. Eight months counting from his birthday in October forward to this date in June was two hundred and forty-three days. Total of thirteen thousand seven hundred and sixty days since he was born. Thirteen thousand seven hundred and sixty days, thirteen thousand seven hundred and sixty nights. He was trying to place this particular night somewhere on that endless scale. In terms of how bad it was. Truth was, it wasn't the best night he had ever passed, but it was a long way from being the worst. A very long way.Lee Child Years And Counting Sayings By Lee Child: The second simultaneous thing Reacher was doing was playing around with a little mental arithmetic.
She bit the inside of her cheek. "You wouldn't keep secrets from me, would you? I mean we've been friends how long?"
"We have been friends, thirteen years, eight months, two weeks, four days," The wheelchair stopped and Ari watched the long shadow look at his watch. "Sixteen hours, four minutes and forty seven seconds and counting I'd say; give or take thirty minutes. Or if you want the short version: five thousand and four days plus or minus a few hours."
She put her hands to her face and laughed to keep from crying. "Please tell me you made half of that up. Who actually keeps track of time like that?
Victoria Escobar Years And Counting Sayings By Victoria Escobar: She bit the inside of her cheek. "You wouldn't keep secrets from me, would you?
MURRY: It's not that, it's just ... I don't really get it. I usually find myself staring at the midnight deadline filled with regrets both for opportunities and loved ones missed. It's another day closer to the end. The last thing I feel like doing is counting down to some wild celebration. It just seems so sad to say goodbye to a year and know that it's gone forever and you can't go back to it. Not to relive, not to correct.
NOEL: I've never thought about it that way.
MURRY: There's something so final about it. It's the period at the end of the sentence.
NOEL: The New Year's resolution.
Hillary DePiano Years And Counting Sayings By Hillary DePiano: MURRY: It's not that, it's just ... I don't really get it. I usually find
For wolves, as for dogs, life is a briefer thing than for men, if you measure it by counting days and how many turns of a season one sees. But in two years, a cub wolf does all a man does in a score. He comes to the full of his strength and size, he learns all that is needful for him to be a hunter or a mate or a leader. The candle of his life burns briefer and brighter than a man's. In a decade of years, he does all that a man does in five or six times that many. A year passes for a wolf as a decade does for a man. Time is no miser when one lives always in the now.Robin Hobb Years And Counting Sayings By Robin Hobb: For wolves, as for dogs, life is a briefer thing than for men, if you
That is the first thing anybody has said to me for seventeen years, three months and two days, five hours, nineteen minutes and twenty seconds. I've been counting." HeDouglas Adams Years And Counting Sayings By Douglas Adams: That is the first thing anybody has said to me for seventeen years, three months
Let's zoom in on a particular form of synesthesia as an example. For most of us, February and Wednesday do not have any particular place in space. But some synesthetes experience precise locations in relation to their bodies for numbers, time units, and other concepts involving sequence or ordinality. They can point to the spot where the number 32 is, where December floats, or where the year 1966 lies.8 These objectified three-dimensional sequences are commonly called number forms, although more precisely the phenomenon is called spatial sequence synesthesia.9 The most common types of spatial sequence synesthesia involve days of the week, months of the year, the counting integers, or years grouped by decade. In addition to these common types, researchers have encountered spatial configurations for shoe and clothing sizes, baseball statistics, historical eras, salaries, TV channels, temperature, and more.David Eagleman Years And Counting Sayings By David Eagleman: Let's zoom in on a particular form of synesthesia as an example. For most of
The year has held its ups and downs for me; I'm sure it has for you, too. I'm counting on the year ending on a note of joy (and gingerbread!) and look forward to a new year brimming with promise and peace.Kirby Larson Years And Counting Sayings By Kirby Larson: The year has held its ups and downs for me; I'm sure it has for
When I turned 50, I realized I was now going to start counting backwards in terms of the years I had left. Then I turned 60, and I just stopped counting. I don't have a fear of death, but I have an awareness that there's a time limit.Chris Crutcher Years And Counting Sayings By Chris Crutcher: When I turned 50, I realized I was now going to start counting backwards in
I suppose I can live with missing decimals, missing floors to tall buildings, and floors that are named instead of numbered. A more serious problem is the limited capacity of the human mind to grasp the relative magnitudes of large numbers. Counting at the rate of one number per second ... to count to a trillion takes 32,000 years, which is as much time as has elapsed since people first drew on cave walls.Neil DeGrasse Tyson Years And Counting Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: I suppose I can live with missing decimals, missing floors to tall buildings, and floors
Who would be so base as to pick on a wizened, shriveled old lady, well stricken in years, who has consecrated her entire life to the needy and the destitute? On the other hand, who would be so incurious as to leave unexamined the influence and motives of a woman who once boasted of operating more than five hundred convents in upward of 105 countries - "without counting India"? Lone self-sacrificing zealot, or chair of a missionary multinational? The scale alters with the perspective, and the perspective alters with the scale.Christopher Hitchens Years And Counting Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Who would be so base as to pick on a wizened, shriveled old lady, well
At 14, I am an experiment. Inside, I am resurrected. I am in the middle of the kind of explosion of perspective that, in later years, I will pay a great deal of money to emulate in nightclubs, and at parties, in bathrooms
counting out tenners for pills in order to feel a tenth this remorseless, expanded, and inspired.
Caitlin Moran Years And Counting Sayings By Caitlin Moran: At 14, I am an experiment. Inside, I am resurrected. I am in the middle
It took me ten years to write a proper story. I floundered about trying to shape something, counting on the 'feeling' I had as I wrote, only to discover upon rereading my work that the feeling had disappeared, and what remained was an empty shell.David Bergen Years And Counting Sayings By David Bergen: It took me ten years to write a proper story. I floundered about trying to
Stop counting your "years" and start enjoying your "seasons".John Paul Warren Years And Counting Sayings By John Paul Warren: Stop counting your "years" and start enjoying your "seasons".
It's the centuries, Scarlett darling. All the life lived there, all the joy and all the sorrow, all the feasts and battles, they're in the air around and the land beneath you. It's time, years beyond our counting weighing without weight on the earth. You cannot see it or smell it or hear it or touch it, but you feel it brushing your skin and speaking without sound. Time. And mystery.Alexandra Ripley Years And Counting Sayings By Alexandra Ripley: It's the centuries, Scarlett darling. All the life lived there, all the joy and all
There were six men in Birmingham
In Guildford there's four
That were picked up and tortured
And framed by the law
And the filth got promotion
But they're still doing time
For being Irish in the wrong place
And at the wrong time

In Ireland they'll put you away in the Maze
In England they'll keep you for seven long days
God help you if ever you're caught on these shores
The coppers need someone
When they walk through that door

You'll be counting years
First five, then ten
Growing old in a lonely hell
Round the yard and a stinking cell
From wall to wall, and back again

A curse on the judges, the coppers and screws
Who tortured the innocent, wrongly accused
For the price of promotion
And justice to sell
May the judged be their judges when they rot down in hell
Shane MacGowan Years And Counting Sayings By Shane MacGowan: There were six men in BirminghamIn Guildford there's fourThat were picked up and torturedAnd framed
Standard mathematics has recently been rendered obsolete by the discovery that for years we have been writing the numeral five backward. This has led to reevaluation of counting as a method of getting from one to ten. Students are taught advanced concepts of Boolean algebra, and formerly unsolvable equations are dealt with by threats of reprisals.Woody Allen Years And Counting Sayings By Woody Allen: Standard mathematics has recently been rendered obsolete by the discovery that for years we have