Quotes and Sayings about Quick
"I am a quick study - I can memorize a script in an hour - but I can't remember a name three seconds. I've even forgotten my wife's name on occasion."
- Don Adams
(Related: Wife, Name, Quick, Study)
"Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Enemy, Suspicion, Will)
"Everyone's quick to blame the alien."
(Related: Blame, Quick)
"I've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Learning, Quick)
"The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly."
- Gianni Agnelli
"My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Dreams, Divorce, School)
"It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Work, Dream, Friends, Hard work, Will)
"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Eyes, Influence, Self, Spirit, Will)
"You never really know how quick you are before you reach F1."
- Jean Alesi
"The biggest challenge was that we had to shoot so quickly and with such a limited budget."
- Debbie Allen
"In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Inaction, Inefficiency, Party, President)
"I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Saying, Suicide, Will)
"I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent."
- Christiane Amanpour
"There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain."
- Lord Amherst
(Related: Money, Women, Losing, Racing)
"There it is again. Image. Once again. I get really tired of it quick."
- Phil Anselmo
"The quick success was a bit strange to get used to."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Success, Quick)
"It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: End, Paris)
"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever."
(Related: May, Mind, Wine)
"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
(Related: Friendship, Work, Quick, Wishing)
"Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope."
(Related: Hope, Quick, Youth)
"As the blackness of the night recedes so does the nadir of yesterday. The child I am forgets so quickly."
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
(Related: Night, Yesterday)
"Between you and me, I think that may be one of the things that will help with the collaboration, because there are things Eric thinks I'm moving too quickly on, and there are things I think he's dragging out. When it gets to the editor they can arbitrate."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Collaboration, Help, May, Will)
"How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!"
- Jane Austen
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Life, Quick)
"When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly."
- Frankie Avalon
"I don't like rap that you can't understand. The youth is so quick and alert."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Quick, Rap, Youth)
"I don't think I'm really so unique. If every black person looked at their life they would quickly discover that they have been influenced by every type of music prevalent in America."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Life, Music, America)
"I believe it is an important project, it makes the cost of doing business lower and they will make us more competitive at the same time, it will also provide some satisfaction to the people who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Business, Time, Quality, People, Project, Satisfaction, Want, Will)
"I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Love, Work, People, Acting, Relationships)
"Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Change, People, Living, Thinking)
"The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy)
"The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Women, Children, Defense, Enemy, Want, Will)
"The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Success, People, Ability, Internet, Open, World)
"Man is too quick at forming conclusions."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Man, Quick)
"The quickest way to a man's heart is through his chest."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Heart, Man)
"Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!"
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Fairies, Quick)
"Hills are unpleasant, so I like to get them over with as quickly as possible."
- Bob Bartlett
"If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Time, Being, Fortune, Right, Sense, Wrong, Yield)
"Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
"I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
"Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: People, Blind, Interest, Quick)
"Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Caring, Quick)
"Everyone's been so quick to say that I'm really thick or I haven't got a brain. People will think whatever they want to think."
- David Beckham
(Related: People, Quick, Want, Will)
"Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Men, Genius, People, Character, Deep, Instinct, Judges, Quick, Thinking)
"Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth."
- Adrian Belew
"The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Doubt, Pretty, Pursuit, Quest, Silly, Vice)
"Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Action, Information, Problems, Visions, World)
"Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Health, Consequences, Quick)
"It is strange, how quickly people want to obligate their poets, as it were, on the exile."
- Peter Bichsel
(Related: People, Poets, Want)
"Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain."
- Buffalo Bill
"This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Gentleman, Iraq, Now, Quick, Terror)
"Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul."
- Stella Blum
(Related: Soul, People, Feelings, Fashion, Hate, Quick, Vanity)
"It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is."
- James Blunt
(Related: Time, Manager, Right, Songs)
"We need to reduce or at least limit U.S. demand for oil as quickly as possible, and we need to develop new technologies that can further help address our addiction to oil in the future."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Addiction, Future, Help, Oil)
"Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Justice, Quick, Service)
"The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results."
- Omar Bongo
"But today the quickest way to save your bottom line is to cut off research."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Research, Today)
"I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers."
- Anatoli Boukreev
"A show needs time to find an audience, and they're very quick to pull them off the air now."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Time, Needs, Now, Quick)
"I've dated men my age, younger than me and older. The only difference is the young ones are quicker at taking out the garbage."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Men, Age, Difference)
"Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Corruption, Old, Property, Sin)
"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Intelligence, Mistakes)
"We try very quickly to show that we are not at war with the Iraqi people. We're trying to deal with the people who are indeed themselves at war with the Iraqi people."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: War, People, Trying)
"When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Dad, Animals, Bed, Running)
"Also, right at that particular time in the music business, because of people like the Beatles, people began owning their own publishing. I'll just say this really quickly - they used to divide the money for the music that was written in two, just equal halves."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Music, Time, Business, People, Publishing, Right)
"I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Music, Play)
"I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from the figure drawing classes I once instructed."
- Frank Bruno
"A good, quick, small team can beat a big, slow team any time."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Time, Quick)
"Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign."
- William C. Bryant
"I worship the quicksand he walks in."
- Art Buchwald
"In my early days, I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly."
- Sitting Bull
"Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Commanders, Freedom, Military)
"Be quick to learn and wise to know."
- George Burns
"Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors."
- Carter Burwell
"We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Peace, Aggression, Dictators, Nations, Quick)
"It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Quick, Tongue)
"It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix."
- David Byrne
(Related: Marriage, Quick)
"Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Men, Nothing, World)
"Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Men, Quick)
"These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: People, Being, Cunning, Intellect, Quick, Understanding)
"I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots."
- James Cameron
(Related: Design, Actors, Production, Sense)
"Hurry boys, hurry, we have to make a quick change or the hour will be up."
- Malcolm Campbell
(Related: Change, Boys, Quick, Will)
"Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Children, Deception, Pleasure, Practice)
"Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear."
- Dale Carnegie
"When you're my age and you see a story, you better go for it pretty quickly. I'd just like to get a few more novels under my belt."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Age, Pretty)
"Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Time, Forget, Quick)
"I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn't really comfortable with it."
- David Caruso
(Related: Actor, Being)
"When I first got started in the late '70s, early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world, I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing, I thought it would happen quickly."
- Steve Case
(Related: Thought, First, Thinking, World)
"I call tennis the McDonald's of sport - you go in, they make a quick buck out of you, and you're out."
- Pat Cash
(Related: Quick, Tennis)
"We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: History, Information, Mankind)
"Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Strength, Body, Eye, Man, Mind, Possession)
"We pass now quickly from each other's sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be Heaven."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Heaven, Now, Sight, Will)
"The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Environment, Necessity, Quick, Writing)
"Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren't as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Time, Class, Country, states, United)
"It's a tough marketplace right now... It is very compressed... A turnaround is likely to happen quicker than before."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Now, Right)
"Children from like 8 and even up to the college age - Spider-Man appeals to a fairly broad demographic but, like I said, a mean age probably of 12 is a good mark - they process information so quickly and it's not because of attention deficit or short attention span."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Age, Attention, Children, College, Information)
"For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"I had a quick ear and could pick up languages."
- Diane Cilento
"Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere."
- Diane Cilento
"I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been out of office for eight years. I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to make quicker progress back into power."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Power, Progress, Conservative, Fact, Office, Party, Want, Years)
"It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Time, Action, Past)
"The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Life, Baseball, Body, Classroom, Pretty, Quick)
"I'm not gonna ride home in the car. I'll wait for Randy. I think I'll get home quicker."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Home, Car)
"I'm not making up my mind about anything right now. Things are happening so quickly for me, and I'm still in the thinking stage."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Mind, Now, Right, Thinking)
"Speed is a great asset; but it's greater when it's combined with quickness - and there's a big difference."
- Ty Cobb
"Barton Fink got written very quickly, in about three weeks. I don't know what that means."
- Joel Coen
"You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Truth, Delight, Gravity, Will)
"You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Old, Pity)
"Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: People, Company, Disorder, Idleness, Nothing)
"People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: People, Company, Nothing)
"Just the other day, it seems, the kids were running through the house, slamming doors, breaking glass, making noise. Time goes by so quickly. Sometimes everything seems so fleeting."
- Perry Como
(Related: Time, Day, Kids, Running)
"Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Congress, Democracy, Fathers, Founding, Majority, Will)
"We want our government to protect us, to make sure something like 9/11 never happens again. We quickly moved to give law enforcement more power to do this. But that now begs the question, did we move to fast? Did we give too much power away? I don't have the answer."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Government, Power, Law, Now, Question, Want)
"I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations - that's why we got married really quickly."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Wife, Chance, English, Golf)
"The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Quick, Writers)
"You can grow apart from people very quickly."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
"Subsequent to the original Quicken, the whole idea that we, as a consumer products company, could actually make business products, that was a whole revolution in our thinking."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Idea, Company, Revolution, Thinking)
"QuickBooks - the very fact that we could even dream to make something in the business arena, and that it would then succeed - was a total revolution to me."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Dream, Fact, Revolution, Succeed)
"I decided to write short stories because they got rejected quicker."
- Caroline B. Cooney
"They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Family, Job, Support)
"After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Computers, Infatuation)
"A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, Company, Privacy)
"I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'"
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Dreams, Life, People, First)
"The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents, the more quickly you become them."
- Doug Coupland
"There's much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world's probably a better place for it."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Time, Feeling, Laziness, World)
"Quick. Name ten dead redheads."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Name, Quick)
"The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her."
- Marcelene Cox
"I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It's a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Folk, Guitar, Martin, Possession)
"But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Peace, Beach, Moments, Quick, Quiet, Tea)
"The initial organisation, we called ourselves the Network Working Group, consisted of 6 to 10 people. We then quickly grew to 30 people and then to 50 people."
- Steve Crocker
(Related: People, Network)
"The party in power, like Jonah's gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Power, Party, Will)
"The very quick and high sales of the book caught us off guard, but fortunately we got the second edition from the printers at the end of last week and the shops should now be stocked again."
- Hansie Cronje
(Related: End, Now, Quick, Sales, Shops)
"The border sheriffs are locally elected. They're accountable. They know the territory and the people. And they can respond the most quickly to what is a real national security emergency, because the border is unprotected."
- John Culberson
(Related: People, National security)
"It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)
"Benteen, come on, big village, be quick. Bring packs."
- George Armstrong Custer
"I was trying to spend it as quickly as possible. Because I'm so lazy, all that money created a block. I was flying around the world, staying at fancy hotels, having fun and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible, so I could get on with some more work."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Money, Work, Fancy, Flying, Fun, Trying, World)
"There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead."
- Thomas R. Dewar
"Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Life, Man, Quick)
"If 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself: 'Dijkstra would not have liked this', well that would be enough immortality for me."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Immortality, Now, Quick, Years)
"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Animation, Appreciation, Communication, Man, Mind, Quick)
"I feel like it has gone very fast for me, but I feel like it wasn't instantaneous, at all. I was getting a lot of rejections. I just got very lucky and it happened quickly for me. I don't feel like I'm a prodigy or something."
- Anthony Doerr
"Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Anxiety, Man, Worship)
"And Seinfeld is so quick: we crank out one show a week, and the hours are very reasonable."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
"For our part, the U.S. must act quickly to ensure Most Favored Nation status to China."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Act, Nation)
"I didn't lead a very wise life, myself, but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster."
- Philip Dunne
(Related: Age, Life, Disaster, Shipwreck)
"That said, there is a tendency to help the large industrial conglomerate more quickly than the small company you have never heard of. That is something in the culture we are trying to change."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Change, Company, Culture, Help, Trying)
"I could produce spurts of speed and after taking up athletics I found myself running quite quickly over 400m."
- Michael East
"You have to have your wits about you and think quickly on your feet."
- Michael East
"Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Dad, Disability, Learning, Quick)
"Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Belief, Mind, Will)
"We only have one agenda, which is to make 'em laugh their pants off. Unless they are girls, of course, when it is to make them laugh their bras off so we can get a quick look."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Girls, Quick)
"You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: First, Will)
"I'm pretty instinctive. I'm a quick learner."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Pretty, Quick)
"They grew really quickly. One minute I didn't have any tits and the next I had the biggest tits in the world."
- Tracey Emin
"The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act expires at the end of this year. Thus, we must act quickly to ensure our constituents continue to receive the services they enjoy."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Home, Act, End, Improvement)
"I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools."
- John Engler
"Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Time, Collaboration, Quick)
"If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another."
(Related: Men, God, Evil)
"The Commission's findings underscore that the nation is still vulnerable to attack and that we must move more quickly to make us safer. We must take the Commission's work and use it to make certain that such horrific attacks never occur again."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Work, Nation)
"When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions."
- John Fahey
(Related: Emotions, Light, Play)
"He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity."
- Nick Faldo
(Related: Power, Quick)
"I had to actually purchase a book to learn the API and write the client. It was pretty frustrating trying to learn the API and develop a product quickly."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Pretty, Trying)
"Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Movies, Thought, Fun, Man, Quick)
"Clint Eastwood. Here's a guy who's been involved in so many movies, lots of them masterpieces, and now he's a director. I just like everything I know about him. He's very decisive, he makes up his mind real quick."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Movies, Mind, Now, Quick)
"I think that's the key to being a director: to be able to get the shot and move on quickly."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Being, Key)
"If any player has a bad game it's there in the back of your mind in the next game. There's always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Mind, Quick, Want)
"Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like her."
- Sarah Ferguson
"I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: People, Play, Writing)
"Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Guilt, Quick)
"Each film is different. Time Code was very quick - a matter of months. Miss Julie has been on my shelf as a script for some seven or eight years. But then the shooting process was very quick - 16 days."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Time, Film, Months, Quick, Years)
"A million years went by quick."
- Carlton Fisk
(Related: Quick, Years)
"It is very important that when you put something on the grill, you leave it in place to cook. If you move it around too quickly, chances are it is going to stick."
- Bobby Flay
"But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Business, Time, Care, Company, Future, Quick)
"The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Strength, Force, Ideology, Losing)
"He was very commanding, and you had to know what you were doing to work for Mr. Rogers. I learned how to ride very quickly with him as my riding teacher."
- Glenn Ford
"A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one."
- Henry Ford
"I have no skanky guys in my band nor on my bus. If they are they get the boot real quick."
- Lita Ford
"There are things that Scotsmen get and other people don't get in the dialogue. Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase, targeted very quickly."
- Bill Forsyth
"The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Life, Quality, Open, Space, Thinking, Welfare, Wildlife)
"It strikes me that these days, clubs don't even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don't have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Acting, Athletes, Football, Play, Quick, Want)
"I really enjoy having sex, and that's offensive to some people. Women are the quickest to call other women sluts, which is sad. I haven't met a lot of men who've said, "You like having sex? What a dirty whore you are!". That's because they wish their wives or girlfriends would have more sex with them."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, People, Girlfriends, Wives)
"To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions."
- Benjamin Franklin
"I used to think it was hard to write, and I still find the process more or less unpleasant, but if I know what I'm doing it rattles along, then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly."
- Jonathan Franzen
"There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Disaster, Poverty, Quick)
"When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Politics, People, American, Pretty, Safety, Security, Talk)
"We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Justice, Party)
"I would love to see Flip get back into the league. I think he can definitely still coach in this league. I think he will be in this league quicker than sooner."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Love, Coach, Will)
"That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows, sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Mystery, Play, Quick)
"Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Design, People, Gods, Computer, Day, Evolution, Mercy, Question, Software, Want, Will, World)
"Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Funny, Day, Debt, Help, Quick)
"No police department should hire more quickly than they can assimilate the people that they bring in, and we did. I take responsibility for it. It was the first opportunity I had to hire, and I wanted to do it, and I take responsibility."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: People, Opportunity, First, Police, Responsibility)
"It was a department where you had honesty and integrity stamped right on you when you came into the Los Angeles Police Department. If you violated that, or if you were a dishonest cop, you were terrible. We got rid of you as quickly as possible."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: Honesty, Integrity, Police, Right)
"In the rainy season, sometimes to get to the first lesson we had to run really quick, because we had to cross the river to school and we'd have to go up and down the bank to find a place to cross because there is no bridge."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: First, Quick, School)
"He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us. Even me, he could always catch me."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Father, Quick)
"Suddenly a single shot on the extreme left rang out on the clear morning air, followed quickly by several others, and the whole line pushed rapidly forward through the brush."
- John Gibbon
"A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Golf, Space, Universe)
"Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile."
- Jean Giraudoux
"The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Achievement, Goal, Will)
"My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things happen too quickly or get changes in place right away. Not having the patience to let things develop."
- Paul Gleason
(Related: Patience, Right, Weakness)
"Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Hatred, Jealousy, Passion)
"It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Work, Quality, Journey, Quick, Snow)
"The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain."
- Daniel Goleman
"Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Ability, Impulses, Meditation, Quick)
"As a society we're always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don't make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Money, Society, Commitment, Lawyers, Quick)
"When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid."
- Maxim Gorky
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Energy, Expression, Force, Vitality)
"It's like a candy store for an illustrator, I connected with Harry pretty quickly and loved the way J.K. described everything; she's such a visually thinking person. You can't pass that up."
- Mary Grandpre
(Related: Pretty, Thinking)
"I guess I harboured hopes that things would happen more quickly, but I'm not disappointed."
- Jerry Greenfield
"Act quickly, think slowly."
- Germaine Greer
"Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Marriage, Beginning, Promises)
"When quick results are imperative, the manipulation of the masses through symbols may be the only quick way of having a critical thing done."
- John Grierson
(Related: Manipulation, May, Quick, Results)
"Say to all small and great, and that often, that fully, quickly and willingly, without grumbling and contradiction, they do all your commands that are not against God."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: God, Contradiction)
"Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Act, Leaders, Pressure, Today)
"I am very conscious of what I say and do when I go out because the media is quick to make that a story."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Media, Quick)
"On a film, I was always acting. I was either changing my clothes really quickly and wiping off the lipstick and putting on the other lipstick and then working constantly, constantly."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Acting, Clothes, Film)
"I made a movie where I played a girl that just got out of prison and we shot it very very quickly but very intensely-that took me a long time to get over."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Time, Prison)
"Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose."
- J. S. Habgood
"Of course, it's imperative that we stabilize Iraq and quickly reduce our armed role there."
- David Hackworth
"Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Policy, Opportunity, Defense, Energy, Foreign policy, Interest, Needs, Open, Support, Will, Windows)
"It makes my wife mad, you know, she wants me to stay home all the time. But its what I've done all my life and I think when I quit doing it I'll probably go away pretty quick."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Home, Life, Time, Wife, Pretty, Quick)
"Unless I'm really uneasy with what I'm writing, I lose interest very quickly."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Interest, Writing)
"No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale, took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did."
- David Halberstam
(Related: America, Excellence)
"This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible."
- Daryl Hall
(Related: Effort, Illness, Now, Quick)
"I know quickly whether a guy is boyfriend material. If I can have a good time doing absolutely nothing with him, then that's boyfriend material for me. Like if we're able to have fun at a gas station. I've had some really good times at gas stations."
- Alyson Hannigan
(Related: Time, Boyfriend, Fun, Nothing)
"It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good; but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Evil, Gain, Loss, Proof)
"Quick guys get tired; big guys don't shrink."
- Marv Harshman
"I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)
"I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts."
- Joseph Haydn
(Related: Care, Quick, Writer)
"With over 1 billion users and counting worldwide, the Internet has quickly become a critical place for individuals, business communities and governments to share and distribute information."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Business, Information, Internet)
"Without needing to be theoretically instructed, consciousness quickly realizes that it is the site of variously contending discourses."
- Seamus Heaney
"There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions."
- Ernest Hello
(Related: Love, Men)
"The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Life, Love, Eye, Goodbye)
"If you're doing a large, complicated character with radio controls, it might take a number of people several months to make it and if you're talking about a quick little hand puppet, it could be made in 2 days, so there's enormous range there, and no real easy generalities."
- Jim Henson
(Related: People, Character, Months, Quick, Talking)
"The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken."
- George Herbert
"Some day, someone will do something wrong and there will be a scandal to report in the paper. When that happens, we will address it honestly and openly and try to deal with it as quickly and as fairly as we can, and keep moving the city forward."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Day, Scandal, Will, Wrong)
"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
- Napoleon Hill
"An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of; we blind them as quickly as possible."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: God, Idea, Blind, Eye, Eyes)
"Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Experience, People)
"I learned English, my sixth language at this point, quite quickly."
- Roald Hoffmann
(Related: English, Language)
"We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that."
- Geoffrey Holder
(Related: Fight, Profession, Quick, Spirit)
"In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly."
- Dave Holland
(Related: Music, Feelings, Content, Fact, Jazz, Understanding, Will)
"I did Phone Booth, and that was shot very, very quickly, but that was Joel Schumacher, who's shot so many movies that, if anybody can figure out how to do it in a couple of days, it's him."
- Katie Holmes
"I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter."
- Larry Holmes
"Fighters today are much bigger, stronger and quicker and not only that but referees, judges and doctors back then were very strict and if your head got busted up the fight would be stopped."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Doctors, Fight, Judges, Today)
"Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: People, Facts, Quick)
"Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious."
(Related: People, Quick, Thinking)
"The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable."
(Related: Act, Water)
"To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Cause, Fire, Harm, Quick, Results)
"Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Perception, Discrimination, Literature, Opinions)
"I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Thought, First, Letters, Writer, Writing)
"In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Men, Animals, Country, Possibilities, Production, Quick)
"The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Excess, Oil, Past, Production, Value)
"A bigger business is like a cruise ship: There are lots of amenities and you can go a lot further, but it's harder to turn quickly."
- Tony Hsieh
"For me, the most fun is change or growth. There are definitely elements of both that I like. Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat: You can go very quickly and turn fast."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Business, Change, Growth, Fun)
"I find that screen kissing wears very thin very quickly."
- John Hughes
"I guess any simple idea that is really good will catch on quickly."
- John Hull
(Related: Idea, Will)
"I still have my bad days when I think I'm not getting everything I deserve. But those pass quickly once my Mother gets on the phone and says, 'listen, we used to eat rocks and walk 80 miles a day to school."
- Bonnie Hunt
(Related: Mother, Day, School)
"Love is a quicksilver word; though you see plainly where it is, you have only to put your finger on it to find that it is not there but someplace else."
- Morton Hunt
(Related: Love, Word)
"Nothing matures a military force quicker than actual military operations."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Force, Military, Nothing)
"I get cold really quickly, but I don't care. I like weather. I never understand why people move someplace so that they can avoid weather."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: People, Care, Weather)
"I did a film very quickly, and then a lot of work for television, and then I did stage work."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Work, Film, Television)
"In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable."
(Related: Men, Truth, Fact, Fight, Living, Superstition, Will)
"I first came out against Castro in June 1968, fifteen months after my book had been published, and you cannot imagine how quickly a void was created around me."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: First, June, Months)
"There's no reason you should write any novel quickly."
- John Irving
"Because when they strike it can be that quick that if they're within range, you're dead, you're dead in your tracks. And his head weighs more than my body so it's WHACK!"
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Body, Quick)
"Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way: narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators."
- Bruce Jackson
"The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work."
- Ahmad Jamal
(Related: Life, Work, People)
"It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow, and they knew that I never missed my mark."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Being, Quick, Reputation)
"You get quick money, it's beautiful, there's sunshine, but at the end of the day, you find out it's all a masquerade, baby. It's not what it seems."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Money, Baby, Day, End, Quick)
"A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Class, Deep, Party)
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
- Steve Jobs
"In this day and age when we do so much business in foreign trade, we need the ability to identify trace an animal very quickly, identifying where it came from - where it has been, and where it is at today."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Age, Business, Ability, Day, Today, Trade)
"Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: History, Life, Decision, Act, World)
"The song Dakota was first written in Paris. I was doing a promo trip. It was snowing and the hotel room was really cold and boring and for some reason I just had a go of the guitar and the song came pretty quick."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: First, Guitar, Paris, Pretty, Quick, Reason, Song)
"As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Athletes, Day)
"Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial arts because the time goes by quicker."
- Milla Jovovich
"The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Ideas, Attitude, Possibility, Old)
"The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear. The eye gets it immediately."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Eye, Quick)
"That policy was abandoned very quickly, and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training, which they did. We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Policy, Military, Police, Responsibility, Training)
"This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you're more interested in asking questions, and I'll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability."
- David Kay
(Related: Ability, Hearing, Questions)
"Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?"
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Acting, Approval, Artist, Quick)
"There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe."
- Michael Keaton
(Related: Life, Time, Universe, World)
"I did everything I could to stay in college and pay my own way, so I think that if success hadn't come so quickly, I would still be pursuing it."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Success, College)
"A few months after graduation I was working in films. It took off pretty quick."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Graduation, Months, Pretty, Quick)
"How quickly passes away the glory of this world."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Glory, World)
"If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned."
- Ayatollah Khomeini
(Related: Act, May)
"Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with 'Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein.'"
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Democrats, President, Quick)
"I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people's truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave."
- Jewel Kilcher
(Related: Age, People, Integrity, Quick)
"I think if we're going to live in this - in this world - in this technological world where information can be disseminated so quickly, we have to be serious and take firm, strong action against those who are putting American lives at risk. Because this will put people's lives at risk."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Action, American, Information, Risk, Will, World)
"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't."
- Barbara Kingsolver
"Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s. I think that he and his team have done a masterful job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively."
- Mark Kirk
"Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: End, Fact, Needs, Now, Will)
"In 16, 17 years as a pro I was used to the head coach doing it alone. He might have asked his people for advice, but he made the decisions on his own. In order to learn quickly I couldn't do that."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: People, Advice, Coach, Decisions, Order, Years)
"The work requires a moderately large investment in technological and theoretical developments and long periods of time to carry them out, without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Time, Work, Investment, Pressure, Quick, Results)
"I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Work, Draft, Quick)
"My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: People, Present, Reality)
"If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there's no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Society, Today, Will)
"The perfect gadget would somehow allow me to fly. Isn't that what everybody wants? It would also cook a damn good microwave pizza. So while in flight you had something to eat - an in-flight meal. Where would I go? Well, nowadays, it would probably just take me to work a lot quicker."
- John Krasinski
"Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Men, Circumstances, Exhaustion, Nerves)
"I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve - or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart - or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition - or to be imprisoned by it."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Soul, Heart, Ideology, Party, Quick, Tradition)
"If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Family, Work, Money, Dream, Worth)
"Making the best of things is... a damn poor way of dealing with them. My whole life has been a series of escapes from that quicksand."
- Rose Wilder Lane
(Related: Life, Poor)
"The sentimentalist ages far more quickly than the person who loves his work and enjoys new challenges."
- Lillie Langtry
"A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Life, Society, Past, Today)
"I quickly realized that this medium had a lot to offer someone like me. To do Disney-quality hand-drawn cartoons, you have to be a master of two art forms. Seriously, you have to be able to draw like a Leonardo da Vinci or a Michelangelo. But also you have to know movement and timing and control that through 24 frames a second."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Art, Control, Cartoons, Disney)
"Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Genius, Prudence, Quick)
"Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Family, Men, Aggression, Fact, Land, Man, Right)
"Working with the same people is so much quicker and frees up your energy for other things."
- Patrice Leconte
(Related: People, Energy)
"A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Fool, Quick, Temper, Will)
"Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Design, Care, Pretty, Want)
"Compared even to the development of the phone or TV, the Web developed very quickly."
- Tim Berners Lee
"All I can say to the young players is, enjoy every moment of it. Just enjoy every moment of it. Your career goes by very quickly."
- Mario Lemieux
"Because in order to beat Jimmy, I had to get around the ball a little bit quicker so I wasn't always on defensive and catching the ball on last stride, that I had little more time. Once I was able to get little bit quicker, then it has helped me a lot."
- Ivan Lendl
(Related: Time, Order)
"I'm an incredibly lucky girl. For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly, I am still incredibly lucky."
- Monica Lewinsky
"There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Progress, Desire)
"Nothing makes one old so quickly as the ever-present thought that one is growing older."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Thought, Nothing, Old)
"I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind would beat on strongly and steadily and without any quickening if the league were to perish altogether."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Fear, Majority, Mankind)
"I couldn't have come up with a better metaphor for my life and my internal conflict. It amazes me how quickly we can manifest our fears; not only had I created my 'I'm never satisfied, I'll drive her away' nightmare."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Life, Conflict, Metaphor)
"The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly."
- Haniel Long
(Related: Life, Drama, Meeting, Quick)
"Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Feelings, Character, Strength, Ability, Hurt, Resentment)
"Love Comes Quickly is our favourite record ever, and it did really badly."
- Chris Lowe
"When I hear that I realize how quickly time passes and how everybody goes on their journeys and they're always unbelievable and they never go where you think they're going to take you and, quite frankly, it also makes me feel a little old."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Time, Old)
"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Bees, Books, Mind)
"I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity, it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one's mind."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Ability, Mind, Quick, Sanity)
"The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly."
- Bernard Malamud
"As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action."
- William Manchester
"The first race is really just something that we will all need to get through. Until people see the cars in action I don't think they will understand how quick they will be, which means they are going to be tiring to drive."
- Nigel Mansell
(Related: People, Action, First, Quick, Race, Will)
"We didn't readjust our thinking or rebuild quick enough."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Quick, Thinking)
"The guys have a lot of good cars built up. We're going to do some more testing before we go back to Las Vegas and try to win at Vegas again. We need to get off to a quick start."
- Sterling Marlin
(Related: Quick, Testing)
"I really think Canada should get over to Iraq as quickly as possible."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Canada, Iraq)
"You want to enjoy life, don't you? If you get your job done quickly and your job is fun, that's good isn't it? That's the purpose of life, partly. Your life is better."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Life, Purpose, Fun, Job, Want)
"The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Misfortune, Sight, World)
"At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports."
- Willie Mays
"I definitely did look up to John. We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader; he was the quickest wit and the smartest."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Leader, Wit)
"The shows are either 11 or 22 minutes and they move pretty quickly, and that's part of the charm of them - so it was just trying to keep that in mind and keep the energy of the story moving, even though we were dealing with a longer format."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Charm, Energy, Mind, Pretty, Trying)
"I love to wear lingerie. The problem is that men always rip it off too quickly. When women are dolled up in lingerie they feel sexy. So let us wear it for five minutes."
- Karen McDougal
(Related: Love, Men, Women)
"But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Sports, Growing up, Quick)
"We have closely monitored the ups and downs of recruiting and retention trends for many years and have been quick to sound the alarm when challenges came into view."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Quick, Sound, Years)
"Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in."
- Peter Medawar
(Related: Growing up, Today, World, Youth)
"A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders."
- Michael Medved
(Related: American, Behavior, Inconsistency, Moods, Personality, Quick)
"If you take life at face value, it loses its luster pretty quickly. If you go after it, you get more out of it."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Life, Pretty, Value)
"Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Talent, People, Actors, Skill, Theater, Will)
"I realized how quickly you could eat up a lot of time and money if you weren't prepared."
- Jim Messina
(Related: Money, Time)
"Together, often by unanimous vote, the council has worked quickly to get positive results."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Positive, Results, Vote)
"Every milieu has something ridiculous about it - film-making, the music world, painting - because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly."
- Rebecca Miller
(Related: Funny, Music, People, Film, Painting, Pretty, World)
"I hadn't worked for a year when I had my Prison Break audition and it was the easiest audition I've ever had. I got the script on Friday, went to the audition on Monday and got the part on Tuesday. I was shooting the pilot a week later. I didn't have time to be nervous - it happened so quickly."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Time, Prison)
"Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: History, Countries, Forget, Language, Literary, Living, Past, Tradition)
"Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Cowards, Fighting, Fool, Heroes)
"Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Being, Desire)
"Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush. Be quick, but don't hurry."
- Earl Monroe
"If we lose the war in the air we lose the war and we lose it quickly."
- Bernard Law Montgomery
"With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly."
- Gordon Moore
(Related: Opportunity, Progress, Failure, Engineering, Want)
"Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains."
- Hannah More
(Related: Poverty, Storms, Youth)
"College on for sure... I'm scared to say it cause it sounds like a family movie, but if my kid was 7, 8, 9 I would take her to this quickly and gladly!"
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Family, Cause, College)
"The existing system will be quickest and most radically overthrown by the annihilation of its exponents. Therefore, massacres of the enemies of the people must be set in motion."
- Johann Most
(Related: People, Enemies, Will)
"The press gave me a voice too quickly, and that could have unsettled a man who had every right to feel he should be in control of the thing he had created."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Control, Man, Press, Right, Voice)
"Careers can disappear just as quickly as they're made, so I'm in no hurry."
- Jason Mraz
"Memorizing dialogue has always come easy and quickly to me. My wife Eileen is also very helpful. She gives me choices, and asks me questions, and runs my lines with me."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Wife, Choices, Questions)
"By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Life, Colors, Painting)
"With 'Carousel' I had an idea and it all came out quickly."
- George Murray
"I was able to interpret the difference between the sharp, quick sound and the slow, deep sound of percussion and manipulate it, get a third sound out of things, if the beats were rapid enough."
- Sunny Murray
(Related: Deep, Difference, Quick, Sound)
"I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It's a great dynamic."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Love, Anger, People, Friends, Relatives)
"When you're not blond and thin, you come up with a personality real quick."
- Kathy Najimy
(Related: Personality, Quick)
"Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker."
- Ogden Nash
"You can look at the West Bank. Cities are like prisons. They can be closed quickly by the Israeli forces, and everything stops in these cities. This is the result of Oslo."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Cities, Result)
"Naturally enough when I was a young dancer, I was terribly anxious to get ahead, and to get ahead quickly. I was impatient with all those older people who talked of the long grind to the top, who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do."
- Anna Neagle
(Related: People, Jobs)
"Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Time, Joy, Kids, Now)
"In LA, too many people want to go the quickest route from A to B. Method acting offers them that."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: People, Acting, Want)
"Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Work, Ability)
"Voters quickly forget what a man says."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Forget, Man)
"I defy anyone to get a decision that quickly these days."
- Denis Norden
"If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money, and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him, whilst he is eating out of the quick stock."
- Dudley North
(Related: Money, Eating, Man, Poverty, Quick)
"If you can't fully believe in your ideas, it very quickly communicates to a group of actors who need something to hold onto. They need to believe that whatever criticism, whatever comment is received, is meant."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Ideas, Actors, Criticism)
"I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Thought, Strength, Example)
"Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Change, Power, Peace, Thinking, Will, World)
"When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Change, Society)
"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Ending)
"A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward."
(Related: Quick, Reward)
"Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I've learned quickly these last few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Media, Reason, Washington)
"You really are as hot as your last movie. And it goes away really quickly."
- Brian De Palma
"Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Life, Love, Ecstasy, May, Sense, Sorrow)
"But with carefully chosen keyboard macros to activate it, Mass Copy is quick, convenient, and powerful. Most users who have mastered it depend heavily on it. That certainly includes me."
- Robert Patterson
"Trees, though they are cut and loped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again."
(Related: Men, Trees)
"I learned quickly, as I tell my graduate students now, there are no answers in the back of the book when the equipment doesn't work or the measurements look strange."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Work, Answers, Now, Students)
"Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I'm realistic about the success I'm having and how quickly it can go away. What's important is to be smart about it."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Success, Age)
"The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it."
"If a catastrophic event wipes out a large portion of House members, America needs to know this body, elected by the people, will be quickly and legally reconstituted and will continue to function."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: People, America, Body, Needs, Will)
"People can be a hoot on the set, but if they're not good to work with, that tires very quickly."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Work, People)
"The Lotus is a couple of years newer than the Williams was, and as the pace of development in F1 cars is so quick, I expect it to be another completely different experience, but still one that I know I'm going to enjoy."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Experience, Development, Quick, Years)
"We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise."
(Related: God, Earth, Heaven)
"Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large."
(Related: Men, Faults, Habits, Public)
"Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt."
- Marcus V. Pollio
"There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians."
- Georges Pompidou
(Related: Women, Gambling, Ruin)
"But today we become aware of other readings of the human experience very quickly because of the media and the speed with which people travel the planet."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Experience, Travel, People, Media, Today)
"I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Fear, Action, Character, Quick)
"I remember in the first part of the race I was sixth and I could have gone quicker, but I had to go slow. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done."
- Alain Prost
(Related: First, Race)
"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements."
- Giacomo Puccini
(Related: Inspiration, Man)
"Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Movies, Growing up, Quick, Years)
"The American soldier is quick in adapting himself to a new mode of living. Outfits which have been here only three days have dug vast networks of ditches three feet deep in the bare brown earth. They have rigged up a light here and there with a storage battery."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: American, Deep, Earth, Feet, Light, Living, Quick)
"I guess it is the sense of personal satisfaction that racing gives you that I am probably going to miss, because in racing you get that feedback very quickly."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Racing, Satisfaction, Sense)
"A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead."
- James Randi
(Related: Faith, Cancer, Example, Quick, Woman)
"Most cases, I would say, in a huge amount of cases, countries that have worked with us and have used our financial facilities have come out quick... more quickly and in a better shape from a crisis than would have come out otherwise."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Financial, Countries, Crisis, Quick)
"The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Death, Son, God, Act, Existence, Quick, Radical, Words, Worth)
"Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it that one recognizes it without looking at it."
- Robert Rauschenberg
"I pray for miracles. I have always found prayer to bring quick results."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Miracles, Prayer, Quick, Results)
"Increased and better screening for explosives is necessary - and Congress should fund it and TSA should implement it as quickly as possible - however that screening doesn't reduce the risk posed by a trained terrorist with an unconventional weapon."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Congress, Risk)
"I'm not sure you can do anything quickly or easily with the North."
- Mitchell Reiss
"Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of jerks."
- Jean Rhys
"But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed, and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed."
- David Ricardo
"The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Smoking, Uncertainty, Want, Weapons, Will)
"Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Humor, People, Quick)
"We convinced him quickly that the possibility of war was absolutely nil and continued our festivity. On the next day we were ordered to take the field."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: War, Possibility, Day)
"The electronic media introduced this idea to the larger audience very, very quickly. We spent years and years and years meeting with activists all over Europe to lay the groundwork for a political response, as we did here."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Idea, Europe, Media, Meeting, Years)
"We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn't do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Age, Opportunity, Debate, Now, Public)
"I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way. I hate anything that's too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly."
(Related: Hate, Old, Routine)
"The great songs just come out. If it comes quick, just leave it that way."
- Marty Robbins
(Related: Quick, Songs)
"I got out of college in 1997, and TV embraced me very quickly."
- Elisabeth Rohm
"Where we're coming down is we currently have $787 billion of stimulus that's been passed. We're certainly focusing on spending that money as quickly and as efficiently and as transparently as we can. We think that's absolutely the right strategy."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Money, Strategy, Right)
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Life, Love, Peace, America, Duty, Living, Prosperity, Safety, Theory, Will)
"I think a responsibility comes with notoriety, but I never think of it as power. It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand. If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it, but if you open your fingers in any way, you can lose it just as quickly."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Power, Open, Responsibility)
"Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline."
- Philip Roth
(Related: Fear, Greed)
"Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness."
- Mark Rothko
(Related: Art, Purpose, Spirit)
"It's no good being nice and young and naive. There's no good in that at all. You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick. And you can't look for sympathy either."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Sympathy, Being, Quick)
"Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper."
- Darrell Royal
"Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp."
- Juan Ruiz
(Related: Love, Courage, Eloquence, Man, Quick)
"I get mad quick and and go off at the handle quick."
- Ja Rule
"Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Habit, Being, Earth, Names)
"We're just moving along as quick as possible."
- Mark Russell
"And what we know, or think we know, about the universe of space and time is changing very quickly."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Time, Space, Universe)
"Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard."
- Margaret Sackville
(Related: Laughter, Tragedy)
"A good discourse is that from which nothing can be retrenched without cutting into the quick."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Nothing, Quick)
"Vanity is the quicksand of reason."
- George Sand
(Related: Reason, Vanity)
"Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are."
- George Santayana
"As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of its original richness of content and is in no better case than a constructed language."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Content, Fact, Language, Richness)
"There might be a different model for a literary community that's quicker, more real-time, and involves more spontaneity."
- George Saunders
(Related: Community, Literary, Spontaneity)
"An investigation may take six months. A quick interview, profile, a day."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Day, Investigation, May, Months, Quick)
"I see it all the time in politics. If a candidate gets caught in a lie, he quickly tries to change the subject by throwing more mud at his opponent. The mud keeps flying until some of the slanderous material sticks."
- Joe Scarborough
(Related: Change, Time, Politics, Lie, Flying)
"I've got the recording process down, and I can knock it out very quickly."
- Neil Schon
"High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Dreams, Action, Decisions, Principles)
"I started in high school to be interested in music and from there, I decided to study in college. Yeah, you're right, I did start late, but luckily, because of my schooling, I picked up a lot of ground pretty quick."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Music, College, Pretty, Quick, Right, School, Study)
"But I had no idea that they were going to pull the plug so quickly."
- David Selby
"Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Grief, Nothing)
"We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Grace, Hesitation)
"A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Battle, Deserted, Party, Quarrel)
"Television is so dictated by time constraints that you have to make quick decisions and go with them."
- Ted Shackelford
(Related: Time, Decisions, Quick, Television)
"If the United States is to protect itself from the economic and the political threats created by this excessive dependence, we must reduce our reliance on foreign energy sources and on foreign oil as quickly and as efficiently as possible."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Dependence, Energy, Oil, states, United)
"Theater dates very quickly."
- Fiona Shaw
"People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: People, Light)
"Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Work, People, Routine, Want, Writers, Writing)
"If there's not any endgame, we're in quicksand. We take one more step, and we're still there, and there's no way out."
- Richard Shelby
"A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: End, Justice, Liquor, Will)
"I think the secret of my light, quick, foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Fact, Feet, Light, Quick)
"You start to think bigger when you see how quickly a TV show can catch on in a whole country. That confidence, and thinking big, opened a lot of doors."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Confidence, Country, Thinking)
"The higher the classification of secrecy, the quicker you will report it."
- George P. Shultz
(Related: Secrecy, Will)
"The older we get, the swifter time seems to pass and the quicker memories seem to fade."
- Brian Sibley
(Related: Time, Memories)
"My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Anger, Life, God, Brothers, Man, Quick)
"We're quickly moving to the point where we will have no military bases in the Northeast, and this undermines support for the military. We are a nation of citizen soldiers."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Military, Nation, Soldiers, Support, Will)
"The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East, show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong. We must be prepared. And right now the Army is not."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Change, Army, Now, Right, Wrong)
"There is only one principle of war and that's this. Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can, as hard as you can, where it hurts him most, when he ain't lookin'."
- William J. Slim
"Although a food processor is not an absolutely essential piece of equipment, because you can certainly chop, grate, slice, knead and mix everything by hand, it does do all these things very quickly and efficiently and saves you time and energy."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Food, Time, Energy)
"If I'm going away for longer than a week I take a suitcase and check it in but I'm good at packing light and quick - years of modelling, travelling and living out of a suitcase has trained me well."
- Lisa Snowdon
(Related: Light, Living, Quick, Years)
"On private transactions, I'll just go very quickly now, a major difference between the United States and Euroland is that in Europe banks are much more important in financial transactions than in the United States."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Financial, Banks, Difference, Europe, Now, states, United)
"Quick decisions are unsafe decisions."
(Related: Decisions, Quick)
"Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver."
(Related: Gratitude, Quick)
"I think that the quality of all bands is steadily improving and it is a pleasant thought to me that perhaps the efforts of Sousa's Band have quickened that interest and improved that quality."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Quality, Thought, Interest)
"When Fortune smiles, I smile to think how quickly she will frown."
- Robert Southwell
(Related: Fortune, Smile, Smiles, Will)
"When you do say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side."
- Francis Cardinal Spellman
"Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Nothing, Responsibility)
"In racing, we have a better chance of it happening quicker because we have attracted good people to come to work for us. It's the beginning of a great adventure, and we're looking forward to it."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Work, People, Adventure, Beginning, Chance, Racing)
"Markets rebounded quickly from morning jitters after the London Thursday terrorist bombing."
- Cliff Stearns
"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Contempt, Dogs, Eyes)
"A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ."
- John Steinbeck
"In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic persecution of the Jews followed quickly. Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from higher education in public schools."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Education, Power, Children, Laws, Persecution, Public, Schools)
"Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Commitment, Intimacy, Passion)
"With the media, I could be quick and ugly and critical. I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Emotions, Media, Quick, Ugly)
"Very quickly after meeting Dustin, the whole image I had of him was shattered."
- Ben Stiller
"We had news this morning of another successful atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki. These two heavy blows have fallen in quick succession upon the Japanese and there will be quite a little space before we intend to drop another."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Successful, Being, News, Quick, Space, Will)
"Companies need to understand that the quicker they report product safety problems to CPSC, the quicker we can take action together and protect consumers from injuries."
- Hal Stratton
(Related: Action, Problems, Safety)
"These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Time, Books, Childhood, Experts, Forget)
"I've owned more sofas than I've had husbands. Both sag in the end, but I generally fall out of love with the furniture quicker than the men."
- Janet Street-Porter
(Related: Love, Men, End, Husbands)
"When someone succeeded in quickly making a lot of money in America, people said he had made his fortune."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Money, People, America, Fortune)
"For my Vienna is as different from what they call Vienna now as the quick is different from the dead."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Now, Quick)
"We became somewhat household names really quickly, within a matter of - what? - three, four months. So it's hard to get used to, and it's really sometimes hard to understand."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Months, Names)
"I think I must have too much to eat, we were doing a scene where we were crawling, and I ripped my trousers. I was very embarrassed. I was sown in, stitched in, quickly!"
- Sarah Sutton
"The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script."
- Max von Sydow
"I had learned many years ago in private business never to take responsibility without adequate authority; and the new Secretary of Defense, as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Business, Authority, Budgets, Defense, Responsibility, Years)
"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Questions)
"People in France are very intrusive when they recognize you. In New York, they are very polite, with quick words, so it's great."
- Audrey Tautou
(Related: People, France, Quick, Words)
"The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Opinion, Population, Water)
"We are saved by grace, not by the works of the law. But don't be so quick to write the law off."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Grace, Law, Quick)
"I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera."
- Gene Tierney
"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger."
- J. R. R. Tolkien
(Related: Anger, Quick)
"As people grow up and they want more freedom, it's on an individual basis, children want to have more freedom, you've got to allow that, so how do you balance it. I would say let it evolve, move as quickly or slowly as people would like to move."
- Goh Chok Tong
(Related: People, Balance, Children, Freedom, Want)
"It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Honesty, Doctrine, Man, Now, Politicians, Quick)
"Time, as is well known, sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a worm, but human beings are generally particularly happy when they don't notice whether it's passing quickly or slowly."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Time, Flies)
"Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay, their credit is naught, go they ever so gay."
- Thomas Tusser
(Related: Credit, Gay, Quick)
"The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines - not to send more troops to Iraq - but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Army, Congress, Iraq, Marines, National security, Needs, Troops)
"Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how much will be spent for household and other purposes. Without such planning, things would quickly go awry."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Family, Planning, Will)
"I guess I'm a little charmed. I never thought this would happen so quick."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Thought, Quick)
"Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper."
- John Updike
(Related: Progress, Day, Faces)
"What I learned very quickly is that if you get it right in the first two or three takes, it's not going to get that much better."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: First, Right)
"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Life, Pretty)
"Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity: ideas themselves should spread ever faster, and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Progress, Ideas, Radical, Will)
"My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Family, Humor, Movies, Dad, Friends, Quick, Sense, Wit)
"When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Father, Christmas, Guidance, Old, Parents, Play, Songs)
"The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts."
- A. E. van Vogt
(Related: Thoughts, Encouragement, Mission, Praise, Quick, Space)
"Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same."
(Related: Love, Faults, Flies)
"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
(Related: Life, Power, Harm)
"With the Internet, kids today learn things quicker than we do and they have everything there is to see, so you have to do more than just remake some old '70s film."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: Film, Internet, Kids, Old, Today)
"My grandmothers are full of memories, smelling of soap and onions and wet clay, with veins rolling roughly over quick hands, they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong."
- Margaret Walker
(Related: Memories, Quick, Words)
"It's a very small and select slice of all the people who have ever been born. I believe we've come back during this time, those of us who are here now, specifically to experience it. And to cause a 'quickening of the spirit.'"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Experience, Time, People, Cause, Now, Spirit)
"As we move into the 21st century, there's what the Bible calls a 'quickening of the spirit.'"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Bible, Spirit)
"People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Life, Work, People, Learning, Quick)
"I love working quickly. I don't like to do thousands of takes, and I don't want to do thousands of set ups."
- Sigourney Weaver
(Related: Love, Want)
"When a man's mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire."
- John Webster
(Related: Man, Mind)
"Trust me, I'm going to find out where the money has gone and how it has been spent, and see if we can't get it down there quicker to let that rebuilding start."
- Lynn Westmoreland
(Related: Money, Trust)
"Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Age, Ideas, Mind, Painting, Photography, Temper)
"Our main goal is to serve people as quickly as possible. You need to have towers where people need coverage."
- Dan White
(Related: People, Goal)
"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Intelligence, Ability, Act)
"How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: God, Forget, Miracles, Past)
"I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet - to use the toilet even - in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was sneaking in a quick burger."
- Jonny Wilkinson
(Related: Thought, Idea, Quick, Wrong)
"So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories."
- John Williams
(Related: People, Memories)
"I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead."
- Kit Williams
"You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Success, Time, People, Learning, Want)
"Have you heard of this new thing called the internet? It's giving people new expectations. It's allowing them to become their own expert. Knowledge lies anxious at their fingertips. Gloss over the truth in your advertising and you'll quickly be dismissed as a poser."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Truth, People, Knowledge, Advertising, Expectations, Giving, Internet, Lies)
"Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Life, Memory, Present)
"Our past is a story existing only in our minds. Look, analyze, understand, and forgive. Then, as quickly as possible, chuck it."
- Marianne Williamson
"So I guess the complete lack of any new developments is what struck me. That and the fact that much of the good we had done for the artists' side of the industry with G.O.D. had been just as quickly undone by the big boys."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Artists, Boys, Fact)
"Art and money are closely related. Try sitting down with a group of artists and ask them what's on their mind. Very quickly the topic shifts to money. And it can be very hard to get them off that subject."
- Dave Winer
(Related: Art, Money, Artists, Mind)
"Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Men, Women, Fathers, Husbands, Neglect, Will, Wives)
"I've always been that way. I'm not very good at reading music but I'm pretty quick at picking things up."
- Roy Wood
(Related: Music, Pretty, Quick, Reading)
"Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Dreams, Society, Wife, Soul, Corruption, Facts, Hypocrisy, Visions, Wail)
"The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying, stonewalling and refusal to come clean. So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Truth, Failure, Lying, Months, Nixon)
"The President has a quick and able mind, though not everybody gives him that, not by a long shot."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Mind, President, Quick)
"The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Work, Ability, First, Machine, Machines)
"When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child... eventually."
- Steven Wright
"This house better get cleaned up in six months. The swamp is going to have to be drained pretty quickly."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Months, Pretty)
"The other are the strategic, so-called strategic stocks that the United States and the other Western industrial countries have, which could put in as much as four million barrels a day of oil into the market pretty quickly."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: Countries, Day, Oil, Pretty, states, United)
"Of-course we did, but we didn't reply because we knew once this leaks the others will scatter, so in the few days we moved quickly before the press got hold of it. The press did get hold of it a few days later, we nabbed, we were able to get 15, the others got away."
- Lee Kuan Yew
(Related: Press, Will)
"I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I'd be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Being, Day, First, Giving, News, Pretty)
"When you're on the ice, you have very little time, you see very little, and everything happens really quick."
- Steve Yzerman
(Related: Time, Quick)
"Since the season ended, I've let things settle down, and I have to talk to the coaching staff and management. I really don't want to turn this into a big drama. So I plan on making a definite decision relatively quickly."
- Steve Yzerman
(Related: Decision, Management, Coaching, Drama, Talk, Want)
"The future comes quickly. Before you know it, you turn around and it's tomorrow."
- Pia Zadora
(Related: Future, Tomorrow)
"Nature gives us all, including Prof. Lorentz, surprises. It was very quickly found that there are many exceptions to the rule of splitting of the lines only into triplets."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Nature, Surprises)
"Being horrible in a big film is a quicker nosedive than doing an obscure film and making no money."
- Renee Zellweger
(Related: Money, Being, Film)
"All of a sudden I had a baby, because it went really quick. It was like, 'Oh! I have a baby!' So, it's great. I'm just having a great time with my children. They're here in New York with me."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Related: Time, Baby, Children, Quick)
"In Hollywood everything is so documented. If you go for a drink with somebody, it's passed around the world so quickly."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Related: Hollywood, World)
"If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Mind, Rest, Tongue)
"I don't have a very quick sense of humor."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Humor, Quick, Sense)
"There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Work, Talent, People, Action, Actors, Film, Years)
"It is a significant acknowledgment that the way people are watching television is changing and the model is quickly changing."
- Jeff Zucker
(Related: People, Television)