Quotes and Sayings about Years



"It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Baseball, Golf, Years)

"It took me about 12 years to reach my million-word mark. The challenge now is to continue to challenge myself."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Challenge, Now, Years)

"I have been desperate to escape for so many years now, it is routine for me to try to escape."
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Related: Now, Routine, Years)

"It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Road, Years)

"Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: American, Doubt, Foreign relations, Historians, Years)

"In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man."
- Jack Abramoff
(Related: Man, Past, Years)

"I think we have some serious problems now, but, if you look back over the last thirty or forty years that my book deals with, I think we are in better shape now than we would have been if all of those cases had not come down."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Deals, Now, Problems, Years)

"It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Law, Press, Public, Right, Years)

"The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Years)

"Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Democracy, Years)

"These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: People, Old, Walking, Windows, Years)

"Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net."
- Franklin Pierce Adams
(Related: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old, Years)

"For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Government, Ireland, Years)

"No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Man, Years)

"While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Now, Years)

"When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more."
- John Adams
(Related: People, Hope, Freedom, Now, Talk, Thinking, Will, Writing, Years)

"I certainly think that 10 to 20 years from now, clearly the majority of veterinarians will be women."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Women, Majority, Now, Will, Years)

"So in process of four or five years the emperor called me, as divers times he had done before."
- Will Adams
(Related: Years)

"In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature."
- Will Adams
(Related: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

"Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that."
- Robert Adamson
(Related: Poetry, Writing, Years)

"The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Age, Stars, Sun, Years, Youth)

"He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Comfort, Day, Honor, May, Old, Years)

"Up until about 12 years ago we never, ever, wore flak jacket or helmets but now the nastiness has got worse."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Now, Years)

"If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Life, Career, Passion, Today, Years)

"Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Life, Work, Past, Years)

"There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Love, Law, Man, Mankind, Years)

"For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Faith, Men, Years)

"Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Actions, Country, Future, Present, Research, Years)

"Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118 years old."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Now, Old, Will, Years)

"I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: People, Difficulties, Past, Years)

"My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Mother, Sleep, Want)

"Well, you know, I've bonded with a lot of people over the years, you know. We played the same tournaments year after year and we go back to the same place and many times the seats have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: People, World, Years)

"Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Son, Hair, Old, Question, Years)

"But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town. They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Court, Old, Tennis, Years)

"And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Technology, Possibility, Buying, Production, Years)

"Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Food, First, Italy, Machines, Years)

"In the immediate postwar years, the whole of Europe was in a recession. So first of all, it helped us step out of a recession; it gave a certain amount of speed to the economy. But that was the first step."
- Giovanni Agnelli
(Related: Economy, Europe, First, Years)

"I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Father, First, Longing, Old, Song, Years)

"For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Culture, World, Years)

"This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)

"I was for years in the yellow period, you know."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Years)

"When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Government, Job, Obligation, Teaching, Years)

"You see, I have in my teaching - I always say I've done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students - I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so-called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Accidents, Result, Students, Teaching, Years)

"Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Work, First, Secrets, Sense, Years)

"And so I missed those best years and I find it difficult for me, in groups, to be comfortable."
- Eddie Albert
(Related: Years)

"While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Company, May, Old, Years)

"When does she do all this thinking? We're together all the time but she thinks deeply about things and with feeling and she can remember the facts. We've been married 48 years."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Time, Facts, Feeling, Thinking, Years)

"I began to think, The endowment has had a bad reputation in the last few years, and that's unfair."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Reputation, Years)

"The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Work, Job, Pleasure, Years)

"After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Family, Jobs, Support, Writing, Years)

"There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Time, Doubt, Infinite, Myth, Reason, Universe, Years)

"No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Happiness, Life, College, Years)

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Man, World, Years)

"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Man, World, Years)

"I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over - like the Kennedys down in Washington."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Brother, Washington, Years)

"I have been a judge for 15 years and I've made up my own mind during all that time."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Time, Mind, Years)

"You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you."
- Charles M. Allen
(Related: Being, Friends, Trying, Years)

"In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago. Yet we have done so much in only a few years, and we will continue to do so in the future, to prevent such attacks on America."
- George Allen
(Related: Time, America, Future, Will, Years)

"Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: Family, Class, School, Years)

"You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: History, People, Name, Now, Play, Sense, Want, Years)

"These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Money, War, Borrowing, Tax, Iraq, Kids, Obvious, Tax cuts, Today, Years)

"Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there can be large icebergs breaking off - I'm talking 100km or 200km long - every 10 or 20 or 50 years."
- Ian Allison
(Related: Talking, Years)

"Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I've been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It's a nice little club. It's just about the right size for me, about 150 people."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Work, People, Night, Play, Right, Years)

"I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Music, Idea, Pretty, Want, Years)

"I'm playin' music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Music, Years)

"I sang and wrote songs when I was 12 years old."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Old, Songs, Years)

"I been getting good crowds. It only took 50 years."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Crowds, Years)

"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

"For me it's a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Years)

"About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Power, Time, Elegance, First, Theory, Years)

"But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Years)

"I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: War, Past, Years, Zone)

"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)

"Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Party, Years)

"We went to Big Sur about three years ago and hung out at the Esalen Institute."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Years)

"For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth."
- John Amery
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Country, Living, Propaganda, Years)

"Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Poetry, Living, Years)

"A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle Theatre to hear Duke Ellington."
- David Amram
(Related: Theatre, Years)

"My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Court, Popularity, Publicity, Years)

"I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous."
- Elena Anaya
(Related: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)

"Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Actor, Old, Training, Years)

"If we thought it would improve our relationship, we would get married tomorrow, but as it is, nearly 7 years after we got engaged, we are content to wait."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Thought, Content, Tomorrow, Years)

"I guess when you have that one monster season, it's good because you're recognized. If it weren't for that season, not as many people would know about my career. But it also kind of diminishes what I did in other years."
- Brady Anderson
(Related: People, Career, Years)

"And what's interesting about the hybrids taking off is you've now introduced electric motors to the automobile industry. It's the first radical change in automobile technology in 100 years."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Change, Technology, First, Now, Radical, Years)

"It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent."
- Eugenie Anderson
(Related: People, Guest, Memories, Sharing, Words, Years)

"After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

"Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using the same language I would use if I were typing: meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Language, Meaning, Years)

"I've had the same, full-time assistant and typist for eight or nine years now. She's read everything I've written, she types everything and does a good job, translates it and makes comments."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Job, Now, Years)

"I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: First, Old, Years)

"My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Enemy, Reality, Years)

"I forgave the DAR many years ago. You lose a lot of time hating people."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Time, People, Years)

"Fortunately, I got called down to NASA for an interview. And one thing led to the next, and one day I got that call. I've been here about seven years now and am really enjoying it."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Day, Now, Years)

"The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Years)

"That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'"
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Age, Wife, Fun, Moments, Play, Years)

"I've also been working with the Challengers Club in the inner city of Los Angeles for 15 years now, I guess, and it's essentially an inner-city recreation club for boys and girls."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Boys, Girls, Now, Recreation, Years)

"I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Alliance, America, Corporate, Job, Projects, Water, Years)

"They offered me one cover about 10 years ago, and I said, no, I can't do it. I'm happy to cover up now."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Now, Years)

"After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Family, Music, Poor, Spain, Years)

"Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Men, Women, Training, Want, Years)

"Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Talent, People, Songs, Writing, Years)

"So usually even if you like a sentence or a story or something, it won't come out that way - it'll come out years later, and in a different way, and you don't really control that."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Control, Years)

"When you record, you live with what you recorded for many many years, but when you play it's just an hour and a half and then once it's over it's over."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Play, Years)

"My father is a man of impeccable character who has worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years. His integrity is beyond reproach."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Father, Character, Integrity, Man, Nations, United, Years)

"I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Age, Profession, Thinking, Years)

"Where studious of ease, I slumbered seven years, and then lost by degrees."
- Christopher Anstey
(Related: Years)

"Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: First, Practice, Skill, Writing, Years)

"Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing - not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Wife, First, Living, Support, Writing, Years)

"This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Roses, Years)

"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: End, Years)

"Five years from now I'm probably going to look back on the things I'm doing and cringe."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Now, Years)

"I find that people are constantly coming up to me now. There's been a definite surge of people recognizing me and I'm not sure if it has to do with the DVDs or not, but I've sort of assumed that it does because the show has been off the air for three years now."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: People, Now, Years)

"Obviously, CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today, people are looking for these kinds of movies to wow audiences with technology."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Movies, Technology, People, Audiences, Today, Years)

"The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Genius, Ideas, Years)

"We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Nature, Genius, Ideas, Idiots, Years)

"I have 40 years of unpublished material, the ones they don't pick, and the reason I don't redraw them or use them again is that I like to use my brain every day and come up with new jokes."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Day, Jokes, Reason, Years)

"I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course, and I learned a lot. I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff; I learned how to draw blood."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Blood, School, Years)

"Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Hope, Prison, Punishment, Years)

"And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Time, Day, Forget, Now, Past, Prison, Wonder, Years)

"But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Mistakes, Prison, Regret, Remarkable, Years)

"I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Government, Time, People, Conservative, Right, Will, Years)

"I've loved art for more than 30 years."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Art, Years)

"Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies."
- Asia Argento
(Related: Movies, Action, Years)

"I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Fantasy, Horror, Style, Years)

"A couple of years ago I ran in the LA Marathon."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Marathon, Years)

"Knots was about the relationships that were built over many years."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Relationships, Years)

"I was an observer. I liked to listen rather than openly express myself. This trait is something that I've retained over the years."
- Giorgio Armani
(Related: Years)

"So I've had lots of different bands over the years who have stayed with me for certain tours."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Years)

"I found my sound early on. Look at U2: they haven't changed their music for 20 years. Anyway, many people come unstuck when they try to change what they do and what they are known for."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Change, Music, People, Sound, Years)

"Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Politics, Right, Wrong, Years)

"After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Nothing, Reading, Religious, Years)

"I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Father, Survival, First, Years)

"I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Beginning, Cooperation, Courtesy, Information, Years)

"These wrestlers aren't organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There's a lot of drama there."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Drama, Garden, Running, Today, Years)

"But I definitely see us playing a major role in St. Louis in the years to come. We already provide service to 95 percent of the markets St. Louis travelers visit the most. And we're adding capacity in some of the most important markets."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Service, Visit, Years)

"Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Time, American, Past, Years)

"One of our most difficult realizations was that - in the course of two years - a connecting hub in St. Louis had gone from something we thought we needed to something we could no longer afford."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Thought, Years)

"I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Time, Conversation, Obsession, Suicide, Visit, Want, Years)

"Bosnia is under my skin. It's the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Anger, Guilt, Sense, Skin, Years)

"I am here because I think it was a terrible sin of the west to allow those years of war."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Sin, Years)

"I had not picked up a tennis racket in 15 years, so I tried."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Tennis, Years)

"I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Example, Talking, Years)

"My father was an ardent socialist for many years."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Father, Years)

"What I will learn over the years will be of benefit and interest to me personally but, as far as the program is concerned, I'm the mouthpiece of the viewers as well."
- Michael Aspel
(Related: Interest, Will, Years)

"I would be very happy to see 3.5 billion humans wiped out from the face of the earth within the next 150 or 200 years and I am quite prepared to go myself with this majority... let us all look forward to the day when the catastrophe strikes us down!"
- John Aspinall
(Related: Day, Earth, Majority, Years)

"I've worked for 27 years nonstop in theater and films. That's a lot of work."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Work, Theater, Years)

"When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Mother, Brother, Fun, Old, Visit, Years)

"I haven't gone to college yet and I intend to in a few years."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: College, Years)

"Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Care, May, Now, Will, Years)

"It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Men, Poetry, Education, Knowledge, College, Thinking, Years)

"When I was doing Bean more than I've done him in the last few years, I did strange things - like appearing on chat shows in character as Mr. Bean."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Character, Years)

"We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Nature, Quality, English, Programming, Television, Tradition, Years)

"All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Environmental, Hope, Years)

"I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Years)

"For years I wanted to be older, and now I am."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Now, Years)

"With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office."
- Louis Auchincloss
(Related: HusbCommittee, Hair, Meetings, Office, Years)

"Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Nature, Years)

"It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline, and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had been working on for twenty years."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Time, Myth, Research, Years)

"Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years."
- Ausonius
(Related: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

"It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Woman, Years)

"To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Beauty, Life, Delight, First, Pretty, Years)

"Venus hasn't been to the semis for a couple of years in a Grand Slam - she's been coming back from injury."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Injury, Years)

"Pam has always been my glamorous big sister - 13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Home, Sister, Women, France, Years)

"I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Years)

"Two years before the last election you nor anyone else would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to get elected president of the United States."
- David Axelrod
(Related: President, states, United, Years)

"We know that 10 million more people will lose insurance in the next 10 years if we don't act."
- David Axelrod
(Related: People, Act, Will, Years)

"You grow and learn a lot about the industry and what happens behind closed doors over the years."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Years)

"What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Time, Soul, African, Culture, Oppression, Slavery, Years)

"People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Mother, Father, People, England, Saying, Years)

"I was with PolyGram; that was the big label that I was with for the longest, like 12 years."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Years)

"Obviously I wouldn't have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it. But I really believe that. It's been a marvelous and important experience."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Experience, Years)

"I look back on it, yeah, I'm in a much worse financial position than I was eight years ago. I'm going to have to go out at age 62 and kind of readdress some of that."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Age, Financial, Years)

"The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Years)

"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."
- Richard Bach
(Related: First, Friends, Will, Years)

"Every night we all felt grateful to be there, stunned at the amount of people that are there, and stunned at their reactions. They go crazy; they know every lyric from eight years of age to eighty. It's unbelievable."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Age, People, Night, Years)

"For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: American, English, Tradition, Years)

"However, in recent years our nation has seen a sizable influx of illegal immigration that at best highlights some alarming inadequacies and at worst indicates a broken system."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Nation, Years)

"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Man, Old, Will, Years)

"We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind."
- John Bacon
(Related: Faith, Death, Strength, Mind, Will, Years)

"I don't read my own reviews and I haven't for probably 15 years. I read other people's reviews, though."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: People, Years)

"Phillip Harrison was the production designer, though, I think he's uncredited. He's done most of my films like Blue Thunder. Lots and lots over the years."
- John Badham
(Related: Production, Years)

"Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Life, People, Baby, Day, First, Now, World, Years)

"When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Man, Training, Will, Years)

"I am very proud of The Saints and I'm very glad that I've been associated with them all these years, but the next record is the best record... has to be the philosophy for any band that remains even halfway decent or vibrant, and that is kind of where my head's at."
- Chris Bailey
(Related: Philosophy, Saints, Years)

"Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Life, People, Years)

"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Time, Heart, Thoughts, Deeds, Years)

"Today's date, the eighteenth of May, should sometime become an occasion of great international celebration, for on this day ten years ago the first Peace Conference opened at The Hague."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Day, First, May, Today, Years)

"What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Death, Ending, Play, Tragedy, Years)

"I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years. I love to ice skate."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Love, Europe, Years)

"I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act."
- Kenny Baker
(Related: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)

"A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests; now several hotels, restaurants, and especially confectionary stores, will not serve Negroes, even the best of them."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Boston, Guests, Now, Restaurants, Will, Years)

"I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Poetry, Lonely, World, Years)

"I write about it in the book and, you know, explain that. But that was the technicality that actually got my sentence reduced - that Alan Dershowitz used to have my sentence - it came down eventually to eight years."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Years)

"I animated 20 years at Terry Toons. It's important to know that animators like pizza and a raise once in a while, and you've got to treat them with love."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Love, Years)

"I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family, Chicago, Production, Years)

"I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called 'The Last Good Time'. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn't in it."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Awards, Years)

"You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Age, Change, Actors, Years)

"I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Church, Help, Mind, Old, Years)

"I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, OK, look, I'm not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I'll just see what happens with it."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Past, Thinking, Want, Years)

"The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Class, Talking, Years)

"If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Oceans, Years)

"We've grown from 18% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry to 23% of the profits of the top 25 companies in our industry over the last five years. Profits are up over 70%, where the industry profit is up about 35%. Pretty good."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Pretty, Profit, Years)

"Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we've had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you're really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: People, Ideas, Financial, Performance, Innovation, Listening, Results, Years)

"What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Trust, People, Question, Years)

"I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: History, Financial, Growth, Being, Company, Months, Results, Years)

"What does gene A do? What does gene B do? What does it do in different contexts? What's its importance? We know the answer to that for a very small number of genes, the ones that made themselves evident many years ago."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Importance, Years)

"Avarice is the vice of declining years."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Vice, Years)

"I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: America, Constitution, Country, Day, Living, Project, Years)

"It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Money, Country, Honor, Privilege, Years)

"(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car."
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Related: Car, Time, Thought, First)

"People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: People, Values, Patience, Years)

"Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

"I've wanted to do it for years, but every attempt at it has turned into another tune. We have actually taken a different approach, we're doing a lot of sampling - we're even sampling bits of Flash!"
- Peter Banks
(Related: Years)

"It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Time, Reality, Solitude, Years)

"A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Years)

"It's not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago - bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I'm also interested in having my own baby, too."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Life, Baby, Want, Years)

"People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Hope, Acting, Career, Years)

"I talked about adopting a baby when I was 20 years old, before it became 'hip.'"
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Baby, Old, Years)

"My family actually lived in the same village for about 400 years. They had great stability until the last century. People lived and intermarried in small villages."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Family, People, Stability, Years)

"Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired."
- William Banting
(Related: Business, Life, Men, Anxiety, Career, Order, Years)

"Vertigo, it was thought at the time, could only be caused by a disease of the cerebellum. He observed this kind of patient for years and saw absolutely no symptoms of brain disease."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Time, Thought, Disease, Vertigo, Years)

"Not once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Office, Years)

"My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Marriage, Years)

"There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Being, First, Job, Law, Man, Years)

"Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Years)

"I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Thought, Old, Years)

"I have spent a lot of years on the outside looking in."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Years)

"My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

"When I see myself at 14 years old I can put my hands on my head and think: 'How could I have done that?' but at that time it had sense for me. You do the same when you're 20. And now, when you look at people who are 20 years old you ask yourself: 'Was I like that? Was I really like that?'"
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Time, People, Now, Old, Sense, Years)

"I have this problem with violence. I've only done one movie in almost 20 years where I killed people. It's called Perdita Durango. It's a Spanish movie. I'm very proud of the movie, but I felt weird doing that."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: People, Violence, Years)

"I am really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don't enjoy it even now."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Cinema, Now, Years)

"I'm a vegetarian - I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Possibility, Animals, Concern, Energy, Feeling, Now, Years)

"Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years."
- Travis Barker
(Related: School, Years)

"And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Jazz, School, Years)

"I was never a Boy Scout, but oh, I wanted to be one when I was a kid about ten or eleven years old. But there wasn't anyplace where I could ever join the Boy Scouts."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Old, Years)

"I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it."
- Carl Barks
(Related: World, Writing, Years)

"It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: People, Fantasy, Years)

"Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won't insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Company, Trying, Will, Wrong, Years)

"Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Old, Question, Youth)

"And I've had vocal training on and off for years."
- Julia Barr
(Related: Training, Years)

"You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Funny, Actors, First, Years)

"The only work I've done the last two years is interviews. I'm very good at it."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Work, Years)

"The most useless are those who never change through the years."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Change, Years)

"The Gong Show provided me with five years of the happiest times of my life, but that's that. And to be known as the guy who gave the world The Gong Show - listen, my Uncle George isn't known as anything. So I guess it isn't so bad in that context."
- Chuck Barris
(Related: Life, World, Years)

"Only lately, like within the last few years, have I had people actually do an impression of me to me, which weirds me out to think of what they have picked up on, without ever realizing it myself."
- Todd Barry
(Related: People, Impression, Years)

"It was actually 3 years between albums. That seems like a long time to me."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Time, Years)

"I must have done everything I had. You go through years where you go through everything you've ever written."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Years)

"I've been a vegetarian for years and years. I'm not judgemental about others who aren't, I just feel I cannot eat or wear living creatures."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Living, Years)

"It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Movies, Corporations, Hollywood, Years)

"When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Difference, First, Old, Voice, Will, Years)

"I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Connection, Irish, Religious, School, Years)

"I sometimes like to tinker with poems that have failed, ones that I have sent aside. Even years afterward, I will revisit them if there is something about them that I cannot give up on."
- John Barton
(Related: Poems, Will, Years)

"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Character, Ability, Years)

"If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: History, Peace, Past, Years)

"To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Age, Old, Years)

"It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Dance, Being, Company, Now, Years)

"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Work, Day, Teaching, Years)

"I ask you to stand by my side in the next five years. We shall live a good life in a Romania of all Romanians."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Life, Years)

"The first time I ask him, have you had your cheekbones raised, have you had your nose changed? He denied it all. I was asking him to compare his face with what it looked like years ago."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Time, First, Years)

"It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all. And I did it in a literary way."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Literary, Years)

"For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn't due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane."
- Charles F. Bass
(Related: Intelligence, Incompetence, Years)

"The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Committee, Military, Past, Years)

"No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Wedding, Bells, Profession, Years)

"It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Life, Time, Country, Deep, First, Interest, Land, Now, Years)

"It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Life, Years)

"A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of interviewing celebrities, that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea."
- Phyllis Battelle
(Related: Actors, Tea, Years)

"A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see."
- Phyllis Battelle
(Related: Life, Heart, Saying, Smoking, Years)

"The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Will, Years)

"I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Memories, Old, Years)

"I've been taking art classes for a couple of years; I love to draw."
- Meredith Baxter
(Related: Art, Love, Years)

"You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Time, Country, First, Rights, Human rights, Injustice, Question, Questions, Years)

"For the last 4 years, our Federal Government has produced the four biggest deficits in history, and the estimated 2006 deficit of $423 billion is projected to be the largest of all."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Government, History, Years)

"When I came to Congress, I came to bring what I thought was a real-world business perspective to government because, in the business world, I spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry, but it certainly was not unique."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, Congress, Perspective, World, Years)

"My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived - roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska."
- Standing Bear
(Related: First, Living, Now, states, Years)

"Well, a few years ago I think I could have given you a more enthusiastic answer about that but in the last few years, for the first time in my life, I really haven't listened to much music. I used to work with music on and now I don't."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Music, Time, Work, Life, First, Now, Years)

"I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

"But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: History, Work, Act, Civil liberties, Nation, Years)

"When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn't like fighting at all, so I quit."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Fighting, Karate, Pretty, Years)

"The years keep going by and you realize, Wow. Doing these records is such a process: going on tour for a year and a half, then you get home and you want to do other things."
- Beck
(Related: Home, Want, Years)

"Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest, and they find their way into the work later on. Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years ago-they just took a long time to distill and come out in the appropriate way."
- Beck
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Writing, Years)

"I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At. That pretty much turned me off from using the electric piano for a lot of years."
- Beck
(Related: Pretty, Sound, Years)

"I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back."
- Beck
(Related: Music, Time, Culture, Years)

"I hadn't done much rapping in a while. I really wasn't sure I was going to do that any more. For a couple years I thought I was done with that. It wasn't really required of me."
- Beck
(Related: Thought, Years)

"I don't understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off."
- Jeff Beck
(Related: People, Guitar, Sound, Will, Years)

"In one century, we've added 28 years to our average life span - a change so rapid that our brains couldn't possibly have evolved to accommodate it."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Change, Life, Years)

"How do you build a relationship when you've hardly shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you love a daughter you don't see for nearly two years? When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter?"
- Boris Becker
(Related: Love, Daughter, Word, Years)

"A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Son, First, Name, Reading, Years)

"We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soul mates."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Soul, Thought, Being, Day, Party, Soul mates)

"If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!"
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Sense, Sharing, Years)

"We then went through the audition process and picked a guy named Richard Campbell and he is no secret to L.A. players as he was with Natalie Cole for years and Three Dog Night."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Night, Years)

"If anyone asks me about the George Martin years I usually say I group all of that stuff together as the single greatest experience but I wasn't scared I was just really looking forward to it."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Experience, Martin, Years)

"Also in Norah Jones, now there's a voice that sounds and I don't mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It's just an exciting time."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

"It was only a few years ago that I couldn't get hired to save my life."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: Life, Years)

"I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?"
- Paul Begala
(Related: Marriage, America, Faults, Leaders, Right, School, Today, Years)

"It was only about sixty years ago that the expansion of the universe was first observed."
- Michael Behe
(Related: First, Universe, Years)

"I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Guitar, Secrets, Years)

"I think everybody has to be better, right from me out. Everybody has to step up their games for us to be successful here. I've been lucky to be on some good teams over the years and that's what it takes, everybody contributing night after night."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Successful, Games, Night, Right, Years)

"I started acting when I was about 18. I was a model for a couple of years before that."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Acting, Years)

"The first song that I wrote was when I was with The Del Rios. I was like 14 years old but I was always putting my thoughts down on paper even before then because it was like an escape - a way of unleashing all the stuff."
- William Bell
(Related: Thoughts, First, Old, Song, Years)

"The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time: 132 years."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Years)

"In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Military, World, Years)

"Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I'm 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn't changed; it's the same fervour that drives me."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Age, Life, Motivation, Now, Old, Years)

"Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Army, Occupations, Years)

"I came into a strong organization, and I hope I strengthened it more and expanded its capacity to deal with some of the challenges that might not have seemed as great 10 years ago, such as H.I.V., AIDS and children affected by war."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: War, Hope, Children, Years)

"I'd taken three years off to live as a normal person, so this was my first time back into it, and it was kind of shocking, but then it was fun."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: Time, First, Fun, Years)

"Christ, seven years of college, down the drain."
- John Belushi
(Related: Christ, College, Years)

"Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks."
- Peter Benchley
(Related: Years)

"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Time, Talent, Famous, Writing, Years)

"You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Family, Sense, Years)

"I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Life, Time, First, Parents, Present, Years)

"I'm the worst person to ask about how to get noticed. It took me 25 years."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Years)

"If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Public, Waste, Years)

"My first three years of high school, I wasn't that cool."
- Jonathan Bennett
(Related: First, School, Years)

"Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools."
- William Bennett
(Related: Money, People, Schools, Years)

"My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Wife, Argument, Divorce, Murder, Years)

"There were a couple of years where I was skating and acting at the same time."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Time, Acting, Years)

"My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years."
- Polly Berrien Berends
(Related: Saying, Years)

"These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Business, Right, Television, Years)

"I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Death, Fighting, March, Project, Years)

"After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood, I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Life, Hollywood, Years)

"By the time I was 8 years old, sports had pretty much taken over my life."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Life, Sports, Time, Old, Pretty, Years)

"What a ball from Frank. Frank and I go back years. He used to do that when I was at Ajax."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Years)

"Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Love, Play, Woman, Years)

"Directing is the ultimate way to bring together all the art forms I've been involved with over the years."
- Xander Berkeley
(Related: Art, Years)

"We're playing the same songs, the same way, that we have for years."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Songs, Years)

"Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Act, Debate, Privacy, Public, Years)

"I quit smoking well over twenty years ago."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Smoking, Years)

"So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I'm going to blow up."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: People, Result, Years)

"We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Independence, Loss, May, Originality, Research, Workers, Years)

"I'm very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting, and, as I get older, I'm really looking forward to some of the roles that are out there to play."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Acting, Play, Years)

"I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns. I really like to stay away from car chases. I prefer the more intimate film. You have a much more direct association with the emotions."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Car, Emotions, Film, Years)

"I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Brother, Prison, Will, Years)

"It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Faith, Religion, Country, Years)

"You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, Example, Old, Years)

"The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Being, Drama, Job, School, Years)

"As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: People, Writing, Years)

"The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to - look the other way."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Friend, First, Meeting, Old, Temptation, Years)

"I'm totally down with insurrection in the street. I've had a great time with that over the years. Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Time, Voting, Years)

"Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world - and so normal and funny with it. If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I'd like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy - a mixture of the two would be hot."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Funny, Girls, Want, World, Years)

"I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Time, People, Coaches, Competition, Singing, Years)

"When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A. and I guess it was part of my experience."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Experience, Years)

"No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

"There has been so much rubbish written up in the papers over the years."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Years)

"One report said that since my time on the run I've had 2,500 girlfriends. I mean you got to realize, I've been on the run for more than 30 years, I have got to have had more than that!"
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Time, Girlfriends, Years)

"I am no longer a criminal. I gave up that practice years ago."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Practice, Years)

"The last thing I stole was a box of Coca Cola from a parked truck in Adelaide. I was nice and drunk. It was New Year's Eve. And that was about 28 years ago."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: New year, Years)

"Excitement was plentiful during my two years' service as a Pony Express rider."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Excitement, Service, Years)

"Major North has had for years complete power over these Indians and can do more with them than any man living."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Power, Living, Man, Years)

"Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Time, Man, Misery, Years)

"I feel that I can't do certain things that have sent to me, scripts, because I think that really - I've been June Cleaver for so many years, because we went back, you know, and we did - 20-year hiatus we had - and we went back and made 105 new ones. And so I really feel very strongly that there are certain things I won't do."
- Barbara Billingsley
(Related: June, Years)

"A few years ago I was at a party and this guy threw me over his shoulder, ran across the street, put me in his car, and stuck his tongue in my mouth."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Car, Party, Tongue, Years)

"I prefer to remember the happy things over 10 years, the things that went well. Let me see, what did go well?"
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Years)

"Keep smiling - it takes 10 years off!"
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Years)

"Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Books, Haste, Language, Man, Pressure, Taste, World, Years)

"The theatre only knows what it's doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years' time? A completely different attitude."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Time, Attitude, Opera, Theatre, Years)

"The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Life, Quality, Sound, Years)

"I can't believe I've been doing it so long. In the last three or four years, I've slowed down. I'm doing only the roles I really want to do."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Want, Years)

"The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don't like what has happened to the American male."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: American, Comedy, Years)

"Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years."
- James W. Black
(Related: Music, Mathematics, School, Study, Years)

"During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going."
- James W. Black
(Related: Doubt, Research, Years)

"I got married about three years ago again to a wonderful German woman. Her name is Monika and she is beautiful. She is one of the biggest women Zappa fans I have ever met in my life."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Life, Women, Fans, Name, Woman, Years)

"I haven't seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least 10 years so I don't even know if he's alive. I hope so."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Hope, Years)

"It was a wild time - a time that I don't miss anymore. But then again, I'm 62 years old now and I think that lifestyle would probably put me where Frank's at now."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Time, Now, Old, Years)

"I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Friendship, Brother, Years)

"In my lifetime, we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we'll be voting for plants."
- Lewis Black
(Related: Evolution, Plants, Voting, Years)

"Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Environmental, Congress, Country, Energy, Liberals, Past, Today, Years)

"When you've toured for about 10 years like me, you end up feeling like you're always waiting for somebody or something. The whole day is a drag."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Day, End, Feeling, Waiting, Years)

"Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Men, Direction, Right, Today, Wrong, Years)

"Nothing I do can't be done by a 10-year-old with 15 years of practice."
- Harry Blackstone, Jr.
(Related: Nothing, Practice, Years)

"I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Time, Work, Fame, Nothing, Years)

"The thing that they were more freaked out was that I had done a spread for Playboy years before, and as Playboy always does, they exploit the exploitation and re-release different pictures."
- Nina Blackwood
(Related: Exploitation, Years)

"Most jobs today are still structured the same way they were 50 years ago, when most families had someone who could stay at home."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Home, Jobs, Today, Years)

"Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Health, Men, Women, Care, Fact, Woman, Years)

"I have not had time to reflect on my own truths in many years."
- David Blaine
(Related: Time, Years)

"I was a smoker for about 20 years."
- Selma Blair
(Related: Years)

"I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean, very tidy, very organized."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Growing up, Old, Years)

"The absolute dependence of a newborn infant inspired many things in me, but it did not activate any magical knowledge about what to do for the next twenty years."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Knowledge, Dependence, Years)

"I'd like to bring magic back to the place it used to be 100 years ago."
- David Blane
(Related: Magic, Years)

"I've been campaigning like anything for restoring these changes. For 27 years. I wrote a book about it, well, a portion of the book was devoted to these scenes and why they should have been in the movie."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Years)

"It gets kinda monotonous, but that's television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV,."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Work, Positive, Months, Television, Years)

"It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Theatre, Years)

"I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Father, Learning, Old, Play, Years)

"The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force."
- William Bligh
(Related: Strength, Force, Respectability, Years)

"I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Time, Students, Will, Wishes, Years, Youth)

"I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: London, Theater, Years)

"I was signed when I was 19 years old, in 1980. I went to Germany and France. Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Experience, Time, France, Germany, Old, World, Years)

"For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Religion, God, Deserted, Goodness, Marxism, Years)

"Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, Iraq, Years)

"A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Change, Being, Chance, Fact, Global warming, Property, Years)

"Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird and illegal dog fighting."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Fighting, Practice, Years)

"If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life."
- James Blunt
(Related: Life, Army, Years)

"Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Fear, Failure, Will, Years)

"Shelf-life for a regular video game usually is about three to five years, and that's it."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Years)

"But I've been surprised over the years. I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360 million people have played this game in the world. That's a lot of people."
- Don Bluth
(Related: People, Day, World, Years)

"In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Feeling, France, Party, Years)

"Some years ago I gave a concert in the mountains with snow all around, and that was much colder."
- Andrea Bocelli
(Related: Mountains, Snow, Years)

"The national minimum wage has not been increased in 9 years. By year's end, 21 States across America will have a minimum wage exceeding the Federal minimum wage."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: America, End, states, Wage, Will, Years)

"Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Community, Congress, Country, Debt, Uncertainty, Years)

"I don't lose my temper often; about once every twenty years perhaps."
- Dirk Bogarde
(Related: Temper, Years)

"This journey started about 42 years ago in a little town of Brunswick, Georgia."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Journey, Years)

"Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Thought, Baseball, Fact, Fame, Years)

"Aledo will always be home to me because I spent the first 27 years of my life there - it's such a special place - and because of the experiences I had there, I've become the person I am today."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Home, Life, First, Today, Will, Years)

"I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Christmas, Years)

"If we all knew we were going to live to be 150 years old, we'd all approach our lives very differently."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Old, Years)

"Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true."
- Niels Bohr
(Related: Technology, Truth, Will, Years)

"Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Financial, Cooperation, Crisis, Past, Years)

"I boxed 15 years in a club."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Years)

"For years I've kept a list of dream projects."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Dream, Projects, Years)

"I kept looking to do songs that were written years ago and would live or outlive all of us, and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Songs, Years)

"I was blown away by the control and the range that I was hearing. I'm listening to Pavarotti and thinking, What the hell have I been doing with my voice all these years?"
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Control, Hearing, Hell, Listening, Thinking, Voice, Years)

"I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years.""
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Time, Children, Years)

"Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Business, Society, Mother, Gifts, Years)

"For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Time, Wedding, Home, Husband, Job, Symbol, Temptation, Years)

"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Change, Superiority, Wishes, Years)

"Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Time, Production, Waste, Years)

"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, Years)

"I was a Georgia state legislator for a great many years."
- Julian Bond
(Related: State, Years)

"If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Policy, Act, Force, Tax, Law, Now, Will, Years)

"As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Experience, Being, Years)

"Bobby and I have been to various reunions of Our Gang. We've been to like three or four reunions over the past 15 years or so. We were at one in Palm Springs, California."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Past, Years)

"Now I'm kind of different. I'm not saying I lost my spark - I still have it - but I don't chase the goal as much as I used to. I'm playing for the team and I still know I can score, but it's different than two or three years back."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Goal, Now, Saying, Years)

"The Cosby years were a major part of my life, but it is the past; I don't really concentrate on it."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Life, Past, Years)

"For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Power, Democracy, Focus, Rights, Human rights, Now, Respect, Struggle, Years)

"We've been in the same house since 1960, so we've been here for 45 years now."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Now, Years)

"The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

"My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions."
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Men, Wilderness, Years)

"Guys are idiots, till they're what, 40 years old."
- Wes Borland
(Related: Idiots, Old, Years)

"Nevertheless, the number of farmers, small as well as large, who are adopting the new seeds and new technology is increasing very rapidly, and the increase in numbers during the past three years has been phenomenal."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Technology, Numbers, Past, Years)

"During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Progress, Countries, Famine, Past, Production, Years)

"I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, War, Fighting, Losing, Production, Quiet, Scientists, Years)

"We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many years where we measured the angles of incidence of sound arriving at the ears of the audience, then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Boston, Sound, Years)

"At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Body, Expectations, Fortune, Network, Theory, Understanding, Years)

"To this day I don't ever remember seeing a pet inside Moscow, I never saw anyone carrying a dog, or leading a dog. Err I finally saw a, a pet some years later in Kiev, so I thought that life must have been, different."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: Life, Pet, Thought, Day, Leading, Years)

"The March on Washington was a culmination of years of hard work and dedication of many individuals."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Dedication, Hard work, March, Washington, Years)

"The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Equality, Time, Opportunity, Values, March, Washington, Years)

"I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where I don't think sex plays much part."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Sex, Job, Woman, Years)

"A lot of the people who have come to know the company in the last few years will not have seen this piece."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: People, Company, Will, Years)

"If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium."
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Related: Men, Nations, Years)

"It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, so we don't need protections against it."
- James Bovard
(Related: Faith, Government, People, Friend, Blind, Country, Years)

"Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together again for a few years now. Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long time we couldn't see a space in which we could get anything together."
- David Bowie
(Related: Time, Work, Now, Space, Years)

"I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does."
- David Bowie
(Related: Music, Years)

"I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Education, Religion, Belief, Christian, Christmas, Kids, Schools, Years)

"I've had quarter horses for the last 18 years."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Horses, Years)

"During my early years at Minnesota I conducted an evening enzyme seminar."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Evening, Years)

"I don't have a problem with my body. I don't diet, and I'm not hiding anything. I'm not going to be the subject of a movie of the week 10 years from now."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Diet, Body, Now, Years)

"It was my Mum who got me into singing properly - she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Singing, Voice, Years)

"If Sir John A. MacDonald or any other leader of that day were here now, he would have a different program from that of sixty years ago. He sought to give his people policies suited to the time in which he lived."
- John Bracken
(Related: Time, Leader, People, Day, Now, Years)

"Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Americans, Credit, Remarkable, Years)

"I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Education, Money, People, College, End, Public, Years)

"I taught sixth grade for three and a half years."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Years)

"You can't dodge them all. I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Experience, Hell, Years)

"Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was an extremely controversial one."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Discrimination, Gender, Identity, Years)

"My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread - works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years."
- Tom Brady
(Related: Food, Time, Cooking, Eating, Sisters, Years)

"It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married - those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30s, so now there's like this extra 10 years of that angst."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Now, School, Years)

"Somebody was asking me the other day - President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that's great. I was talking about that fifty years ago."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Day, Freedom, Now, President, Talking, World, Years)

"A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment."
- Ernest Bramah
(Related: May, Reputation, Years)

"I find it difficult to judge myself, but people say that I have become a bit more socially acceptable over the years in terms of my material; which apparently at the beginning - though I never really intended it to be - was man hating and now is just a bit more cuddly."
- Jo Brand
(Related: People, Beginning, Man, Now, Years)

"I don't know if we will ever try again because those sort of things are very hard to organise but yes, I've known Doon for years and John as well but I hadn't met Will before, and he turned out to be a good laugh."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Will, Years)

"So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully - which I didn't at the beginning."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Beginning, Expression, Smile, Style, Years)

"Over the years I attempted to make my style a bit more relaxed 'cause the initial style you couldn't watch for more than ten minutes without wanting to kill me."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Style, Years)

"One of the guys that used to run it - for some reason I've no idea why he used to call me the Sea Monster and I was just looking around for a name and thought that'll do. That lasted for a couple of years probably."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Thought, Idea, Name, Reason, Sea, Years)

"In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn."
- Nathaniel Branden
(Related: Knowledge, Ability, Rest, Security, World, Years)

"Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Imagination, Life, Time, Brother, Strength, School, Years)

"My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Friendship, First, Smile, Years)

"But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Beauty, Life, Existence, First, Old, Years)

"We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Battle, Now, Pretty, Years)

"We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Computer, Internet, Will, Years)

"So I've seen life as one long learning process. And if I see - you know, if I fly on somebody else's airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn't in - 21 years ago, then I'd think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I'd like to fly on."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Experience, Life, Learning, Years)

"My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Car, Home, Mother, Old, Years)

"I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Old, School, Tests, Understanding, Years)

"We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Meeting, Quest, Support, Understanding, Years)

"But it is possible that, in the days ahead, these years we have lived through may eventually be thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Thought, May, Years)

"I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Men, Work, Death, Actor, Boredom, Career, Will, Years)

"I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I'd worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: People, Class, Variety, Years)

"I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it."
- Richard Brautigan
(Related: Years)

"I'll probably be 80 years old and still performing. Music is like fashion, it changes. But some things will always be the same."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Music, Fashion, Old, Will, Years)

"I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Nature, Lady, Waste, Years)

"If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Fact, Today, Years)

"Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money, and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle, and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Money, Trouble, Years)

"I completed the first three years of primary school in one year and was admitted to the local school the age of six directly into the fourth year, some two years younger than all my contemporaries."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Age, First, School, Years)

"We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Dad, Years)

"I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!"
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: God, Being, Now, Thinking, Years)

"For four years doing that same character all the time kind of bothered me. Butit opened up a lot of doors."
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Time, Character, Years)

"I have been in the series for over 3 years - 3 series. There will be a fourth series next year which of course I won't be in because I'm now dead. So in total I appeared in 25 episodes."
- Richard Briers
(Related: Now, Will, Years)

"I reluctantly left the series because a) my age. I'm 68 tomorrow and time is very precious for me to spend time at home with my family and especially with the grandchildren. They're aged 7 and 5. After three years I became homesick for my home."
- Richard Briers
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Age, Tomorrow, Years)

"Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war."
- John Bright
(Related: War, American, Fact, Trade, Trifle, Years)

"We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years."
- John Bright
(Related: Agriculture, Depression, Seasons, Years)

"It was in the year 1820, when I was nearly nine years old, that I first went to a regular school."
- John Bright
(Related: First, Old, School, Years)

"I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago."
- John Bright
(Related: Peace, Liberal, Party, Reform, Years)

"I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Love, Challenge, Years)

"This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle. What we've had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration Act will take 100 years or more to absorb."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Act, Disaster, Will, Years)

"I've been a financial journalist for 30 years."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Financial, Years)

"I didn't go to acting school, but I've been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that's the best school there is."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Acting, Man, Now, School, Years)

"It took me about 10 years to get rid of. I'm all right now, though, lovely, I'm throwing some nice darts at the moment, but every now and then I get a bit of a jump. I wish I could find a cure, I'd make a bloody fortune."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Cure, Fortune, Now, Right, Years)

"I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Death, Draft, First, Years)

"The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers."
- John Britton
(Related: Life, Feelings, Strangers, Years)

"Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office."
- David Broder
(Related: Office, Presidency, Years)

"It bothers me that I won't live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Sister, Adoption, End, Saying, Years)

"Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Dissent, Doubt, Man, Trouble, Will, Years)

"Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Age, Memory, Old, Years, Youth)

"A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years."
- Rupert Brooke
(Related: Kiss, Heart, Years)

"My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Now, Years)

"No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Years)

"Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers."
- James Broughton
(Related: Poetry, Being, Books, Poems, Today, Years)

"What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest."
- Earl Browder
(Related: War, Calamity, Consideration, Conviction, Interest, Theory, World, Years)

"Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

"Until four years ago, in fact, I was absolutely in love with the atom."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Love, Fact, Years)

"My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Success, College, Reason, Theater, Years)

"So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Thought, England, Job, Years)

"Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years."
- Bob Brown
(Related: Successful, Man, Years)

"I'd begun reading Crumb shortly before that, and other underground stuff, so that was an influence to some degree. Of course the Marvel and DC comics, they had been my main interests in my teenage years."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Influence, Reading, Teenage, Years)

"The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: War, Effect, End, News, President, Years)

"Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Power, Women, Gods, Spiritual, Today, World, Years)

"So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Development, Ideas, Financial, Challenge, Responsibility, Years)

"You see, the poverty program for the last five years have been buy-off programs."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Poverty, Years)

"The privilege of being at the university for four years is something I'll always treasure."
- Hank Brown
(Related: Being, Privilege, Treasure, University, Years)

"I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the fact why I'm so neat today as opposed to a few years ago. I never knew that the weight made that much difference."
- James Brown
(Related: Difference, Fact, Today, Weight, Years)

"I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could."
- James Brown
(Related: Talent, Years)

"I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Job, Man, Prison, Thinking, Years)

"We have been in Victoria for 3 years now after moving here from Vancouver. Victoria is a great place to live and we plan on staying especially as the kids are now in school."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Kids, Now, School, Years)

"The British have given me good support for the last 8 years and have always believed in me."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Support, Years)

"Call it loyalty, call it what you want, but I suppose I've got people up here who I'm really tight with, we've made a lot of great bonds over the last few years and I've got people in my corner I can trust."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Trust, People, Loyalty, Want, Years)

"I think it is necessary to sit down and work for years and years to get it right. I think that's the main thing, that's what the emphasis has got to be on: individual work."
- Larry Brown
(Related: Work, Right, Years)

"The best time to buy a home is always five years ago."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Home, Time, Years)

"If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: Singing, Songs, Talking, Years)

"When I saw all of the people I have known all these years, when we got together, it was scary because B.B King and I lived in the same place in Nevada."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: People, Years)

"We must have a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. forces - or at the very least a plan for it - something the administration has incredulously failed to do for over two years."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Years)

"Also by my earliest days, I was fascinated by a utopian vision of what the world could be like. I've thought that science could be the basis for a better world, and that's what I've been trying to do all these years."
- George E. Brown, Jr.
(Related: Science, Thought, Vision, Trying, World, Years)

"It was a great time to be born, because I got to have my own publishing company right from the beginning, so I made more money than somebody would have doing what I did ten or fifteen years before."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Beginning, Company, Publishing, Right, Years)

"So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Party, Years)

"When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Music, Time, Folk, Play, Years)

"A woman is always younger than a man at equal years."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Man, Woman, Years)

"You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Kiss, Girls, Old, Years)

"A minute's success pays the failure of years."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Success, Failure, Years)

"Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Trust, Past, School, Years)

"Personally I believe that the courses we followed for some years after World War II were enlightened, surprisingly imaginative and extremely effective."
- David Bruce
(Related: War, World, World war, Years)

"When you're eight years old nothing is your business."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Business, Nothing, Old, Years)

"If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Children, School, Years)

"During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO, high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized that health is central to sustainable development."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Development, Years)

"I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Countries, Years)

"Color harmony was thrown out years ago, as restrictive chains were broken forming my free style."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Harmony, Style, Years)

"Forty years later, people still swear they can hear his offstage scream."
- Robert Brustein
(Related: People, Years)

"Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Thought, Years)

"Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich."
- Arthur Bryant
(Related: Legislation, Persecution, Property, Years)

"It's been years since I've had a real input in the game anyway. For this game, I've just tried to keep all the other stuff away from the players and coaches."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Coaches, Years)

"The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Winning, Fun, Losing, Years)

"Back 12 years ago, when Dr. Mathews was president here, we had a plan that when I got ready to quit, we'd bring a certain guy in and he'd take over that day and I'd leave. But as time wore on, I realized that wouldn't have been good at all."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Time, Day, President, Years)

"Over the years I have tried to develop something which is technically assured."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Years)

"People like Arvo Part would not have been taken seriously 20 years ago."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: People, Years)

"Music history has flowed under the bridges for many years."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: History, Music, Years)

"In the last couple of years I've been picking up my guitar again."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Guitar, Years)

"Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Government, Conflict, Years)

"The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things."
- John Buchan
(Related: God, Years)

"I was doing acting work at Fox - bit pieces with Greg Peck in The Gunfighter and things like that - and grew up more or less as a Fox contract player in about two years."
- Larry Buchanan
(Related: Work, Acting, Years)

"I think that, you know, this is a different year than most years. We've got to tell the American people that we have to live with less. We have a $13.5 trillion debt. And the only way to do that is an honest campaign with honest people."
- Ken Buck
(Related: People, American, Debt, Years)

"The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not particularly happy years. I was not in a very good place, psychologically, when I left. I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Confidence, Years)

"Those 12 years, they were ambiguous at best."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Years)

"Years on, Christine and John still have a deep love for each other, as do Stevie and I - we've been working together since I was 17."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Love, Deep, Years)

"T Bone and I grew up together in Fort Worth, Texas. He had his own recording studio by the time he was seventeen years old. When we were both nineteen he made the first archival recording of my voice."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Time, First, Old, Voice, Worth, Years)

"Well, the teacher I studied with for nineteen and a half years was a man named Paul Gavert. He was a great lieder singer, so basically I'm a trained lieder singer because of that teacher. The teacher I currently study with - since 1995 - is Joan Lader, who also studied with Gavert."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Man, Study, Years)

"For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years, Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows... the voice follows everything about you... who you are.'"
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Students, Voice, Years)

"Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Life, Years)

"Looking back... it's hard to understand what all the fuss was about as things changed in just a few years. When you look at all the things that have happened in the world, it seems very small."
- Zola Budd
(Related: World, Years)

"Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Performance, Instinct, Reading, Song, Years)

"I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working - when I first moved to Nashville - in a bar in a Holiday Inn."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Country, First, Holiday, Mind, Years)

"And I wound up in New Orleans for all those years and it was a great place, really a catalyst creatively."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Years)

"The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Money, Hope, American, Public, Rest, Will, Years)

"I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Money, Day, Years)

"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Years)

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Reputation, Ruin, Years)

"I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Worry, Years)

"The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island, A.D. 420,- that is, about five hundred years."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Years)

"Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Country, Now, Years)

"Many years ago I was in another soap opera called The Newcomers which was on twice a week for three years. I really don't think I could do another stint like that again."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Opera, Years)

"I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: EnglFamous, First, Opera, Play, Television, Years)

"Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: Love, Grave, Horror, Newspapers, Press, Years)

"In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: War, First, Testing, Years)

"If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead."
- Gelett Burgess
(Related: May, Opinion, Years)

"With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot; but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year; but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Change, Absence, Genetics, Years)

"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Experience, Family, Home, Friend, Americans, Care, Past, Years)

"I don't want to say, 'This is where Im going to be in five years and Im going to get there no matter what.' I want to leave it open. I'm not a desperate actress dying to star in a B movie in a bikini."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: Dying, Open, Want, Years)

"For a while I was living in New Orleans for like 4, 5 years. I had just come back to town."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Living, Years)

"Still, records are documents of a period of time. Most records are documents of two or three years, and I just approached it as a record I was doing over a 20-year period of time."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Time, Years)

"But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that's so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: War, People, Country, Hatred, Nothing, Past, Songs, Today, Years)

"The stories from 1975 on are not finished and there is no resolve. I could spend 50 hours on the last 25 years of jazz and still not do it justice."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Jazz, Justice, Years)

"You don't work on something for six years and be blind to the myriad of other approaches."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Work, Blind, Years)

"I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Work, Performance, Being, Expectations, Film, Years)

"I was in advertising for years. That was cushy, you know? It's pretty cushy in a lot of ways, but I hated it."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Advertising, Pretty, Years)

"Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Science, Civilization, Development, Christianity, Years)

"To me - old age is always ten years older than I am."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Age, Old, Years)

"It's been awhile. My Oscar is getting kind of tarnished. I looked at it a couple of years ago and thought I really needed a new one."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Thought, Years)

"I think that the change began... I made a film a few years ago called The Spitfire Grill, and that didn't make much money either, but it was a good film and an independent film."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Change, Money, Film, Years)

"The dove act? I'm still working on it. I don't think it's perfect yet. I got my first pair of doves when I was 14 years old. That was the beginning of the formation of that act. So it's been 24 years now that I've been working on it."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Act, Beginning, Doves, First, Now, Old, Years)

"Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back in 1965 when I was five years old. He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience."
- Lance Burton
(Related: First, Magic, Old, Years)

"I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Love, Baby, Years)

"I was very surprised that for a while I could only get cast as straight. It was that way for a few years."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Years)

"I met Jeb Bush in 1971 in my hometown in Mexico. We dated for three years back and forth. Then, after three years, he proposed to me."
- Columba Bush
(Related: Years)

"I never imagined my life would be the way that it has been for the past 30 years. I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well."
- Columba Bush
(Related: Life, Past, Years)

"The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, Now, Will, Years)

"The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Trust, Freedom, World, Years)

"For the last 12 years, I've felt really privileged to be living such a normal life. It's so a part of who I am."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Life, Living, Years)

"For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Voting, Years)

"One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life."
- Edward B. Butler
(Related: Life, Success, Enthusiasm, Man, Years)

"When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Father, Thought, Dumb, Pretty, Years)

"Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Songs, Years)

"I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years, and have a nice life. Inane things don't interest me."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Life, Interest, Years)

"I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: People, Hope, Disappointment, Fighting, Years)

"If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Sorrow, World, Years)

"When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Doubt, Man, Will, Writing, Years)

"I hope I don't just sit around moping for two years."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Hope, Years)

"The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Liberty, Nation, Past, Teenage, World, Years)

"America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: America, Ideals, Veterans, Years)

"Around 7 years old, we girls took dancing lessons, joined the Brownies, the Girl Scouts, the 4H Club."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Dancing, Girls, Old, Years)

"The German people were not denied, however, the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years. Industrial growth and progress were not denied them."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Work, People, Progress, Growth, Possibility, Hard work, Years)

"A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins."
- Lord Byron
(Related: May, State, Years)

"For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Thought, Years)

"I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago."
- James Caan
(Related: Thought, Golf, Years)

"Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)

"My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!"
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Dating, Death, Dad, Inspiration, Years)

"I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Accomplishments, Years)

"I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant."
- Tim Cahill
(Related: God, Opinion, Teenage, Writer, Writers, Years)

"You have a wine tasting of different years, and we're sort of doing that with our music, giving them a taste of what Journey used to be like."
- Jonathan Cain
(Related: Music, Giving, Journey, Taste, Wine, Years)

"The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Actor, Being, Research, Years)

"I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football."
- John Cale
(Related: Life, Football, Teenage, Years)

"When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it."
- Simon Callow
(Related: Film, Years)

"I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvellous. It must be very inexpensive."
- Charles Stuart Calverley
(Related: Woman, Years)

"And to do that not only for the war fighter, but also to help prepare the people in the acquisition, personnel and policy worlds who need to make adjustments in the department's business, which itself may take 10 or 15 years to accomplish."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: War, Business, People, Policy, Help, May, Years)

"Over the course of two years, we arrived at a point where we began to look at the value added by making information more easily accessible across the intelligence community, both defense and national."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Defense, Information, Value, Years)

"We've complemented that with a second office to think about how we need to prepare ourselves for that period 10 or 15 or 20 years from now, by way of investment in our technology, our organization and our people."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Technology, People, Investment, Now, Office, Years)

"We have been working hard to think about what our combined needs are going to be in the way of intelligence capabilities, not today but 15 to 20 years in the future."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Intelligence, Future, Needs, Today, Years)

"What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, Benefits, Effect, Radical, Reform, State, Welfare, Will, Years)

"I would never want to live in L.A., and I made that decision years ago, so I never chose that path for myself, although I have much respect for those that do it at a high level."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Decision, Respect, Want, Years)

"I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here... We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped."
- Simon Cameron
(Related: Science, Time, Years)

"Well, I wanted to play twenty years in the major leagues. I never made it twenty though. I played nineteen."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Play, Years)

"Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, Attitude, Past, Years)

"Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Society, Direction, Meaning, Past, Question, Years)

"Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, American, Culture, Environment, Party, Past, Years)

"There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there... watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years... Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line."
- Bruce Campbell
(Related: Ideas, Hollywood, Worth, Years)

"We could hang around for ten years and nobody would care enough to identify us. Therein lies the horror."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Care, Horror, Lies, Years)

"There is a lot of good quality music being made and from this tour and the touring we've been doing over the 10 years there has definitely been a big pickup in people showing up, especially in girls 18-24."
- John Campbell
(Related: Music, Quality, People, Being, Girls, Years)

"We've been doing this for 10 years and it's been a hobby for a lot longer than it's been a job."
- John Campbell
(Related: Job, Years)

"For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Economy, Variety, Years)

"Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs. And it is true that for many years we have had one of the best social service systems in the world. Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of tens of thousands of Canadian families."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Meeting, Needs, Service, World, Years)

"I've been doing my job well for 17 years. People must see something in me. Otherwise, I'd be over and out."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: People, Job, Years)

"Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Policy, Control, Concern, Nation, Reason, states, United, Years)

"I was seeking a real love, a real deal, and I have been seeking it for a lot of years. And in that seeking, I found that God's love is real."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Love, God, Years)

"I don't want to wait more than a year and a half or two years between books."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Books, Want, Years)

"I imagine I'll continue on doing it for many years to come."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Years)

"I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Car, Driving, Old, Trying, Years)

"You then get into a period a few years ago, where a lot of external factors that we didn't have anything to do with did hit, and some of them at the same time... devaluations, weak economies, you name it, in various parts of the world."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Time, Name, World, Years)

"McDonald's is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Being, Old, Pretty, Sales, Years)

"But we had a pretty diversified portfolio of businesses around the world and things tended to offset each other. But one or two years ago, we had a lot of things happening at the same time."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Time, Pretty, World, Years)

"I think we'll still be a family restaurant, we'll be contemporary, we'll be lifestyle, we won't be old, we won't be 60 years old in the view of the consumer."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Family, Old, Years)

"It takes 20 years to make an overnight success."
- Eddie Cantor
(Related: Success, Years)

"The number of students participating in A.P. has more than doubled in 10 years, and today almost 15,000 U.S. schools offer A.P. courses."
- Gaston Caperton
(Related: Schools, Students, Today, Years)

"I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Years)

"We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Country, Future, Generations, Protection, Responsibility, Years)

"Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Change, America, Drilling, Energy, Now, Will, Years)

"I have been working for years to promote a responsible energy policy that works to increase energy efficiency and invest in alternative and renewable energy sources."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Policy, Efficiency, Energy, Years)

"I've only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Experience, Years)

"I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years."
- Linda Cardellini
(Related: School, Years)

"House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Democrats, Republicans, Security, Years)

"I had, before I went to college, I had taken a few years off after high school and really had, I guess in those days, I had no intentions of going to college."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: College, Intentions, School, Years)

"In 1833, protection was abandoned, and a tariff was established by which it was provided that we should, in a few years, have a system of merely revenue duties."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Protection, Years)

"It is near thirty years since He made it sure; and since that time, though there has fallen out much sin, yet I was never out of an assurance of mine interest, nor long out of sight of His presence."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Time, Interest, Sight, Sin, Years)

"The hardest part is developing the idea, and that can take years."
- Eric Carle
(Related: Idea, Years)

"Life's too short to be a Go-Go for twenty years."
- Belinda Carlisle
(Related: Life, Years)

"It is entirely undemocratic to continue these burdens on the people for years and years after the requirements of protection have been met and the representatives of these industries have become incrusted with wealth."
- John Griffin Carlisle
(Related: People, Wealth, Protection, Years)

"I was taken to concerts when I was six, seven years old, and sat in a box throughout the whole evening."
- Kitty Carlisle
(Related: Evening, Old, Years)

"On his own okay, Bush has authorized eavesdropping on as many as a thousand people over the past three years, with some of those intercepts being purely domestic, the New York Times reported."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: People, Being, Past, Years)

"I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Education, First, Importance, Learning, Past, Years)

"My mom would give me a piece to play, but I wouldn't do any theory because when it came time to do it I would sneak back upstairs and watch TV. So, I had these kind of nonchalant lessons for years, then it just started soaking in."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Time, Play, Theory, Years)

"I did not stop dancing; I did take two years off to get myself together."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Dancing, Years)

"So, I think even in Saudi Arabia there is movement. And we have to remember that over the years they've stabilized the oil price and that is tremendously important for the economies of the world. I think we have no choice but to work with the government of Saudi Arabia."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Government, Work, Choice, Oil, World, Years)

"I wouldn't even know - and I spent three years in the CIA - I wouldn't even know how you'd start a covert action program in a place like Iran. It would be extraordinarily difficult."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Action, Years)

"He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Years)

"Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later."
- John Carmack
(Related: Nature, Law, Years)

"For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Time, Sex, Crime, Laws, Past, Years)

"Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997. The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Congress, Inflation, Now, Wage, Years)

"Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Energy, Oil, Republicans, Years)

"When I last went to Italy, over two years ago, I had a lot more trouble understanding the language than I used to when I lived there for a year. I used to speak very little but I could understand very well."
- Marcel Carne
(Related: Italy, Language, Trouble, Understanding, Years)

"You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Business, People, Months, Trying, Years)

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: People, Friends, Months, Trying, Years)

"I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Country, First, Machine, Trying, World, Years)

"I sometimes feel that if your book sells more than 20 years, then there's something in it that you can say, gee, I did something that endures, that's timeless."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Years)

"I never went to a ballet until I was 45 years old. I don't know why."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Ballet, Old, Years)

"Robert Moses wasn't elected to anything. We're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected. He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Power, Being, Democracy, Years)

"We were all ruled by the studio system. I signed a contract for seven years."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Years)

"My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years; but they were lacking in definite outline."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Ideas, Years)

"As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Wisdom, Career, Feeling, Freedom, Now, Years)

"Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent."
- Alejo Carpentier
(Related: Faith, Music, Success, Struggle, Years)

"You look at the descriptions of Whitey by law enforcement during his early years, and they sum him up pretty well. He was the same guy 40 years later; he just had $40 million more, and had committed 40 more murders."
- Howie Carr
(Related: Law, Pretty, Years)

"About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston."
- Howie Carr
(Related: Politics, Boston, Crime, Years)

"I was involved in a web cartoon of Kung Fu with WB a few years back."
- David Carradine
(Related: Years)

"Well you know I've been fan of Tony Hillerman's books for years."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Books, Years)

"In the last 15 or 20 years, I've watched the British press simply go to hell. There seems to be no limit, no depths to which the tabloids won't sink. I don't know who these people are but they're little pigs."
- John Le Carre
(Related: People, Hell, Press, Years)

"We have learned in recent years to translate almost all of political life in terms of conspiracy. And the spy novel, as never before, really, has come into its own."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Life, Years)

"A lot of good love can happen in ten years."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Love, Years)

"Everyone should live to be 92 years old, have an orgasm and drop dead."
- Jon Carroll
(Related: Old, Years)

"One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Day, Perspective, Years)

"Most men, no matter how well or badly dressed, carry overstuffed, beat up wallets that should have been replaced years ago. Why is that? Every time I see a guy take out a wallet anywhere, it looks like a piece of old melted chocolate cake-with strings."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Time, Men, Old, Years)

"I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Woman, Years)

"When I was 6 years old, I was in a rock band that was horrible called "Dead End." The name kind of described us. People liked us; we would go and perform at coffee houses and stuff."
- Aaron Carter
(Related: People, Coffee, End, Houses, Name, Old, Years)

"I haven't changed much, over the years. I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart, perhaps."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Heart, Now, Years)

"I've been in LA for 5 years now, and it's been very freeing creatively."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Now, Years)

"It took me so many years to move out. I'm definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up. It all seemed really nice at home-why change it? Part of me would prefer not to have any responsibility whatsoever."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Change, Home, Responsibility, Years)

"Within the last three years the amount of classified materials has doubled to 15.6 million decisions to classify documents."
- Hodding Carter
(Related: Decisions, Years)

"More than 20 years on, sustained competition, informed customers and the rapid growth of new technology provide the necessary environment for substantial deregulation."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: Technology, Growth, Competition, Environment, Years)

"I don't care how I got here. In the books, when you look at it 10 or 20 years from now, it's not going say how he got here, it's going to say he's here and he represented the team."
- Vince Carter
(Related: Books, Care, Now, Years)

"I'm thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level."
- Dana Carvey
(Related: Old, Years)

"The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Age, History, Life, Circumstance, Memory, Months, Will, Years)

"Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet was becoming a mainstream phenomenon, it was equally clear that a lot of people were being left out and could be left behind."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Being, Internet, Years)

"Nowadays people seem to switch schools, either because they have to, and certain schools only serve certain grades, or because they move to a different place or have some particular interest, but I was in the same school for 13 years."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Interest, School, Schools, Years)

"So we believed that strategic alliances and partnerships were critical, and we did that for five years."
- Steve Case
(Related: Years)

"I think it took us nine years to get one million subscribers to AOL, and then in the next nine years we went from one million to 35 million."
- Steve Case
(Related: Years)

"For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Policy, Abortion, America, Years)

"We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years. Yet during that same period, more and more women and children have slipped into poverty."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Abortion, Children, Poverty, Years)

"For the first time in 23 years I'm enjoying the process of supporting it, of going out and doing shows, and doing the interviews, and doing everything."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Time, First, Years)

"Yeah, I was in the phase for the last ten years or so where every record I made I said OK, that's the last one, I don't want to record anymore, I don't want to do this any more, I don't want to have a public life."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Life, Public, Want, Years)

"My daughter, when she was a week old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For the past thirteen years, she's had four major heart surgeries. She's a candidate for - and must have - heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Life, Daughter, Heart, Disease, Old, Order, Past, Years)

"I've been able to go on and have a successful career on Broadway and certainly the last five years in Las Vegas have been amazing."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Successful, Career, Years)

"For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Audiences, Kids, Play, Years)

"How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal?"
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Victory, Promises, Years)

"I think the tone of the show has certainly changed over the years, because it's really, really hard to do something different when you have a show going on as long as this has."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Years)

"After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you're married you have to cut through that."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Difference, Ego, Opinion, Years)

"Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Family, Progress, Determination, State, Will, Years)

"The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Literature, Mind, Years)

"I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization."
- George Catlin
(Related: Men, Civilization, Now, Past, Years)

"Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Wit, Years)

"Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club. If the comic is doing badly it's painful, and if the comic is doing brilliantly, it's extremely painful."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Comedy, Years)

"With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Ideas, Christianity, Deep, End, Man, March, Past, Soldiers, Years)

"Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Sacrifice, Perseverance, Struggle, Terrorism, Vigilance, Will, Years)

"I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nothing, Years)

"I need to decide whether to apply for college or delay it for a couple of years while I pursue some more acting projects. Right now I'm trying to sort things out, so I can make the right choices."
- Lacey Chabert
(Related: Acting, Choices, College, Delay, Now, Projects, Right, Trying, Years)

"I worry about 10, 15, 20, 25 years down the road. Where are we going to be in this age of nuclear weapons, where there is no margin for error?"
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Age, Error, Road, Weapons, Worry, Years)

"I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Science, Consciousness, Mind, Philosophy, Years)

"My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Brother, Inspiration, Fact, Old, Road, Years)

"After all those years in Asia, I don't have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and - Boom! - people go."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: People, Promotion, Years)

"I will make action movies, I think, for a few more years, another five years."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Movies, Action, Will, Years)

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."
- Chanakya
(Related: Time, Friend, Children, First, Friends, Years)

"As attorney general, I've had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point."
- Ben Chandler
(Related: Connection, Day, Kentucky, Public, Years)

"It's taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement. I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be. Mao was very, very shrewd but he didn't have human feeling."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Evil, Excitement, Feeling, Years)

"You're talking to someone who has been married to various people for the last 40 years of her life. Dating is not really something familiar. I've never really been a dater."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Dating, Life, People, Talking, Years)

"These things have a life of there own and never existed when I was growing up certainly worrying when one would get made. It's kind of amazing how that one movie kept living through all these years."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Life, Growing up, Living, Years)

"The sound has grown and sweetened over the years as well, and you can hear it on many of my recordings and, most likely, will see and hear me playing it if you come to a live show."
- Tom Chapin
(Related: Sound, Will, Years)

"The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Politics, Thought, World, Years)

"I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company."
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Related: Music, Business, Company, Publishing, Trying, Years)

"My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Sister, First, Old, Songs, Years)

"I've been on the show for six years and I don't even know what her history is. I sort of make things up in my mind, but I think it's hard for an audience to follow and invest in a character when they don't have the details."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: History, Character, Mind, Years)

"Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Music, Life, Honor, Years)

"The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Country, Desire, Imitation, Reading, Reason, Risk, Unconscious, Years)

"It took me 20 years of making movies to learn how to do it."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Movies, Years)

"Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Giving, Parents, Play, Soccer, Years)

"An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: Hell, Machine, Poor, Road, Years)

"My outlet is my music, and it's been this way since I was 4 years old."
- Chubby Checker
(Related: Music, Old, Years)

"Besides, at 62 years old I look like I'm about 27."
- Chubby Checker
(Related: Old, Years)

"For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer, and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Movies, Success, Girls, Past, Years)

"In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Minority, National security, Senate, states, United, Vote, Washington, Years)

"A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Being, Debate, Defense, Talk, Wrong, Years)

"It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Marriage, Opposition, Years)

"To me marriage is for five or ten years."
- Cher
(Related: Marriage, Years)

"Some years I'm the coolest thing that ever happened, and then the next year everyone's so over me, and I'm just so past my sell date."
- Cher
(Related: Past, Years)

"After being Washington's aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown, Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion because of his association with Tories."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Being, Suspicion, Washington, Years)

"Dave thought he was bigger than Van Halen the band. So there was this catfight going on for 10 years."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Thought, Years)

"I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Mistake, Old, Research, Want, Years)

"I have had success throughout the years. Some of the hard rock bands today don't have the history that I have."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, Success, Today, Years)

"I sing in a higher register, and you haven't heard that on the radio in years."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Years)

"They hated Sammy Hagar for 12 years and they hate him to this day."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Day, Hate, Years)

"The Department of Defense took 40 years to get where it got."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Defense, Years)

"Now, I'm not suggesting we're going to wait 40 years or even four years, but I think we have to put in perspective the fact that we've come quite a distance. We have quite a distance to come - go, as well."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Fact, Now, Perspective, Years)

"Well, I'm not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness was not where it should be. We've known for 20 years about this hurricane, this possibility of this kind of hurricane."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Possibility, Fact, Planning, Years)

"So that's why I said, if you look at the average, you would see the money New York got this year was in line with the average across the prior three years and substantially more, by a country mile, than the money given to any other city."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Money, Country, Years)

"If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Day, Public, Punishment, Will, Years)

"The price I have personally paid for these extra Sisyphean years has been prohibitive."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Years)

"The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Experience, Difference, Man, Years)

"When I started really singing I was 17, 18 years old. I used to go around trying to be a singer in the Bronx. My knees would shake but I learned by doing."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Old, Singing, Trying, Years)

"I had been coming to America very frequently for many, many years, so I had plenty of exposure - and maybe the best kind of exposure, because I think first impressions are very important. Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people who live here all the time."
- Lee Child
(Related: Time, People, America, First, Years)

"Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love, and I'll try to put the right words to it for years. Suddenly something comes to me that works just right."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Love, Right, Words, Years)

"I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late '70s and early '80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I'll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Country, Will, Years)

"Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I'm sure glad I did."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Drugs, Liquor, Pretty, Quitting, Years)

"The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Life, Influence, Years)

"Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Work, Courage, Christian, Bravery, Respect, Years)

"Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands of years will be questioned as never before."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Values, Beliefs, Will, Years)

"Each of our children during their high school years went to 'early morning seminary' - scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Home, Church, Children, Day, School, Scripture, Study, Years)

"A long time ago, in a country not so far away, I was eight years old, doing my best Darth Vader imitation."
- Hayden Christensen
(Related: Time, Country, Imitation, Old, Years)

"I've been doing theatre since I was 5 years old."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Old, Theatre, Years)

"The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Popular, Right, Years)

"One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits - a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Health, Life, Benefits, Care, Career, Investment, Old, Retirement, State, Will, Years)

"The little things that made up the fabric of the first six years of my life were suddenly ripped away, and I didn't have anyone around me who loved me. Not one single person."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Life, First, Years)

"That could stay, not forever, because we believe that nothing exists that is forever, not even the dinosaurs, but if well maintained, it could remain for four to five thousand years. And that is definitely not forever."
- Christo
(Related: Nothing, Years)

"It is not only one person's work, it's really a partnership and collaboration during all these years."
- Christo
(Related: Work, Collaboration, Partnership, Years)

"And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified."
- Christo
(Related: Idea, Detail, Now, Project, Years)

"My father was a small-town banker. He became very ill when I was 10 years old, and we went to California three years later in an attempt to recover his health, which never happened."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Health, Father, Old, Years)

"I think that they had afforded me many opportunities to do good work there, and I think I did. It was a wonderful four years. I really worked with some great people, terrific producers, terrific editors."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Work, People, Editors, Years)

"I did a series called Ned and Stacey for two years for Fox back in the 90s. I was writer on it as well as a producer, and it was very important to me that there were no contemporary references."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Writer, Years)

"I'm not so proud to think that anything is unworthy, and I don't think I was that way 10 years ago."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Unworthy, Years)

"I made a comfortable living for several years. I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Freedom, Living, Years)

"My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Wife, Years)

"We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed to forget the feuds of a thousand years."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Blood, Europe, Forget, Nations, Rivers, Years)

"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Act, Day, May, Years)

"There are moments when I can't believe I'm as old as I am. But I feel better physically than I did 10 years ago. I don't think, Oh God, I'm missing something."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: God, Moments, Old, Years)

"I got through my teen years by being a bit of a clown."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Teen, Being, Years)

"I had a place in England and was commuting from England to Australia, which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort of knew what I wanted to do, more or less."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: England, Pretty, Years)

"And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time, you sit with the character sometimes nine years, you look very deeply at a situation, unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Life, Time, Character, Writing, Years)

"I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Talent, Guitar, Writer, Years)

"Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Worth, Years)

"Science, for hundreds of years, has spanned the differences between cultures and between countries."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Science, Countries, Years)

"Other than motherhood, the eight years that I spent at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I have incredibly fond memories of. It's a beautiful place, with four seasons up in Wisconsin. And really wonderful people."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: People, Memories, Motherhood, Seasons, University, Years)

"I think I've grown a lot in the last few years, and I needed to express myself as an artist on this. It wasn't necessarily about going in and making an album chocked full of hit singles... there were a lot of things I did out of the joy and the want to do it."
- Terri Clark
(Related: Artist, Joy, Want, Years)

"I cannot remember a time in opposition - I am talking about the last four years - when we have done less work on policy and more on slogans. But because of my European views I wasn't allowed to participate."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Time, Work, Policy, Opposition, Talking, Years)

"I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Change, Facts, Opposition, Party, Saying, Years)

"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)

"I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people, but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks. Just the same, it's been great."
- Stanley Clarke
(Related: People, Film, Past, Years)

"After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure."
- Stanley Clarke
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Play, Song, Years)

"Just because someone's dead doesn't mean it's over. My grandfather died more than 25 years ago, but I still think of him a lot and smell his smell."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Years)

"The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Life, Control, Survival, Earth, Environment, Years)

"For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell, as regards its basic physiological mechanisms, has remained one and the same. It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Life, Fancy, Years)

"Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Age, Life, Dreams, Earth, Facts, Inheritance, May, Ownership, Years)

"You promised to take care of me and not to turn your back on me. How is it possible that you never wrote to me even once and you never came back to see me? Do you think that it is fun for me to spend months, even years, without any news, without any hope!"
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Care, Fun, Months, News, Years)

"For the past couple of years I've been pretty bored with music in general... just bored with it."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Music, Past, Pretty, Years)

"Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe in God through my studies in science, it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed faith and science as enemies."
- John Clayton
(Related: Faith, Science, God, Enemies, Parents, Students, Years)

"It's perfectly okay if you don't understand every single one of them. For one thing, I make a lot of corny jokes, and you have to be 40 years old to get some of them."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Jokes, Old, Years)

"It seems astounding to me now that the video games are perhaps as important as the movie themselves. And people will spend 2 or 3 years obsessing about the video game in exactly the same way that they'd be obsessing about the movie if they were working on that."
- John Cleese
(Related: People, Games, Now, Will, Years)

"There'll be no oiling up with this band. The oil has been there for years and it only gets better."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Oil, Years)

"Now that I am much older, I have had a number of sax players tell me I was responsible for them playing sax. Some of them I have admired over the years."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Now, Years)

"We are coming back just four years from today."
- Frances Cleveland
(Related: Today, Years)

"After an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Existence, Laws, Years)

"If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Death, Faith, Life, Humanity, Intimacy, Right, Years)

"I'm really happy that I was raised Catholic because it's given me years of material."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Years)

"Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Wealth, First, Impulses, Party, Tea, Voting, Years)

"I'm a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film."
- George Clooney
(Related: Actor, Drinking, Film, Training, Years)

"What the F.D.I.C. does is to put the full faith and credit of the United States government behind every savings account in the nation, up to a limit that has changed over the years and stands now at $100,000."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Faith, Government, Credit, Nation, Now, states, United, Years)

"Our actions in the Middle East over the last 15 years have already guaranteed radical Muslims quite enough ammunition to kill Americans for the next century, even if Guantanamo did not exist."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Actions, Americans, Radical, Years)

"I've been sacrificing my life for my work for 30 years, and now I want it the other way around. I want to find work that fits into my life and that would be based here."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Life, Work, Now, Want, Years)

"The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Years)

"I've decided to pick my moment to retire very carefully - in about 200 years time."
- Brian Clough
(Related: Time, Years)

"I must have been 3 years old or less, and I remember paging through these comics, trying to figure out the stories. I couldn't read the words, so I made up my own stories."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: Old, Trying, Words, Years)

"Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: America, Democrats, Economy, Energy, Oil, Years)

"I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education, and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education, have always been associated with the idea of coupling the education of this country with the religious communities which exist."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Education, Success, Idea, Country, Religious, Years)

"After 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Government, Congress, Taxes, Years)

"The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government - from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration - could fill committee agendas for years."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Food, Government, Committee, Stupidity, Waste, Years)

"The problem that faces our country today, the last 30 years we have lived off the future, and the bill is coming due. So there cannot be anything that is not put on the table. There will not be one American that will not be called to sacrifice. Those that are more well-to-do will be called to sacrifice to a greater extent."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Sacrifice, American, Country, Faces, Future, Today, Will, Years)

"On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer, so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years, and I've loved every minute of it."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Law, Will, Years)

"I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Age, Years)

"I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Body, First, Songs, Writing, Years)

"Over the years, I've worked with just about everybody."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Years)

"Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Singing, Songs, Years)

"God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know?"
- Joe Cocker
(Related: God, Old, Singing, Years)

"I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or... you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Work, People, Arguments, Questions, Years)

"I didn't spend a whole lot of time here, but I had the seven best years of my career in this city and having an attachment here 20-some odd years later is pretty special to me."
- Paul Coffey
(Related: Time, Career, Pretty, Years)

"One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Contentment, Years)

"Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: War, American, End, Press, Russia, Years)

"I'm very grateful to Jennifer Lopez, because I have something to talk about for the last couple of years."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Talk, Years)

"In the last couple of years, fashion's gotten a lot safer. People are really pulling back."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: People, Fashion, Years)

"I wrote the book in my head when I was 6 years old."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Old, Years)

"It took me years to figure out that you don't fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it."
- Claudette Colbert
(Related: Years)

"Let's not go through that again. Redirect it, reduce the amount of money spent, but let's not destroy it. Because you don't know 10 years out what you're going to face."
- William Colby
(Related: Money, Years)

"You need someone to tell you how to do things like hitting your marks, or driving a car so it looks right or getting out of a car so it doesn't take a million years of screen time."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Car, Time, Driving, Right, Years)

"I lived in the Muslim world for 10 years."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Muslim, World, Years)

"For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Death, People, Musicians, Nothing, Play, Years)

"When I was four years old, my mother owned some tenements in the Bronx."
- Cy Coleman
(Related: Mother, Old, Years)

"Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now."
- Jerry Coleman
(Related: Now, Years)

"Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz, and then classical."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: First, Jazz, Years)

"Yes, I was forced to take piano lessons for 8 years as a child."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Years)

"But in my college years it got to the point where my friends and I didn't do anything without consuming a massive amount of alcohol before we went anywhere or did anything, and you know that."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Alcohol, College, Friends, Years)

"I've been playing with Blackwell over 20 years. We used to play when I first went to Los Angeles. Blackwell plays the drums as if he's playing a wind instrument. Actually, he sounds more like a talking drum."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: First, Play, Talking, Wind, Years)

"Even when you write it, someone's got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you're still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I'm really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Play, Rest, Trying, Years)

"We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England."
- Phil Collen
(Related: England, Years)

"Catfish is not playing guitar no more, he's doing like a home-front thing. He had been in the business around ten years before I got in it, so I guess he's had enough of it."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Business, Home, Guitar, Years)

"You've got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Children, Old, Years)

"And then I wrote my first autobiography when I - well, it was 23 years ago. And since then I've written about one book every two years."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Autobiography, First, Years)

"If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Depression, Exercise, Help, Meditation, Years)

"I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don't want to talk about it, they don't want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don't understand, when actually these issues are medically treatable."
- Judy Collins
(Related: People, Cancer, Suicide, Talk, Want, Years)

"I am thrilled to have been able to put together this new album. I listened to everything I had recorded in the 24 years with Elektra, and then just took all the ones I am mad about."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Years)

"I spent 26 years in the business without ever knowing what I was doing a month from now."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Business, Now, Years)

"I don't think this show would have come to me 10 years ago. It continues to be this wonderful miracle."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Years)

"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Age, Excess, Interest, Years, Youth)

"I knew it was going to be enormous because of the number of people who bought the books, but, to be honest, I never thought it would be bigger than Bond. Never in a million years."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Thought, People, Books, Years)

"I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: April, Desire, Years)

"I worked hard in gymnastics since the time I was six years old until I retired at 23 years of age."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Age, Time, Old, Years)

"You know, I've done this show for six years, and this could be the first time that I had a person that actually got no points, and I think it's a damn fine way to go out. I thought I was a loser until you walked up here; you made me feel like a man."
- Ray Combs
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Man, Years)

"The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: War, Environment, World, World war, Years)

"In many ways, that affection is the real reward for 56 years in the business. Although the money ain't exactly bad either."
- Perry Como
(Related: Money, Business, Affection, Reward, Years)

"But the imposition of morality onto science, - where it does not belong - has become rampant in recent years."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Science, Morality, Years)

"When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes in the last fifty years - which are the gay movement and the women's movement - I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Women, Gay, Years)

"If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people."
- Confucius
(Related: People, Trees, Years)

"There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Government, People, Scotland, Wrong, Years)

"You have to remember that I played longer than anybody else on the main tour; I played until I was 40, and then played another six years or so on the seniors tour."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Years)

"For the last five or six years the most important thing in my life has been my family."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Family, Life, Years)

"Oh, that character was light years away from me. I'm not debonair. I'm not suave. I did wear tight pants, though, because I found out that it worked."
- Robert Conrad
(Related: Character, Light, Years)

"I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Being, Comedy, Years)

"The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite."
- John Conyers
(Related: Truth, Legislation, Republicans, Years)

"Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff... And it does take courage."
- Barbara Cook
(Related: Courage, Ability, Years)

"Fifty years ago wealth was stored and transmitted physically through gold bars, stock certificates, bank notes, and coins."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Wealth, Gold, Years)

"Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Financial, Decisions, Years)

"As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Enthusiasm, American, Vulgarity, Years)

"It may be for 20 or 30 years no one has yet been able to decide the length of the life of the black bass."
- Jay Cooke
(Related: Life, May, Years)

"By the time you're 30 years old, you can be on a nowhere street, if you're not careful."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Time, Old, Years)

"Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years of theater before ever I did film roles. You build technique that you can rely on."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Film, Goodness, Theater, Years)

"They had to start shaving my chin when I was 12 years old because light started to pick it up."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Light, Old, Years)

"We are spending more money on bond holders than we are on our own citizens. It took 204 years to have this happen. The other party will not even allow a recorded vote on this issue so that we can see how people stand on that issue."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Money, People, Party, Vote, Will, Years)

"It took the first 204 years of our Nation's history to accumulate $1 trillion in debt. And now we are doing that every 2 or 3 years."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: History, Debt, First, Nation, Now, Years)

"Take the veto. Bush is the first president since James Garfield in 1881 not to veto a single bill. Garfield only had six months in office; Bush has had over four years."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: First, Months, Office, President, Years)

"Very curious, at the age of about 13 years, Oswald began to study Marxism and he kept on in his writing, affirming that he was a Marxist. Probably he did want to show himself as a great, supreme Marxist."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Age, Marxism, Study, Want, Writing, Years)

"Over the years, I've covered 22,000 miles."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Years)

"After 26 years, I am still practicing what I preach."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Years)

"Far too many times over the next 12 to 15 years, it was brought to my attention that people who followed my exercise guidelines exactly but ignored their diet, their weight and their cigarette smoking had heart attacks at age 55."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Age, Diet, People, Heart, Attention, Exercise, Smoking, Weight, Years)

"Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books."
- David Copperfield
(Related: Time, Books, Magic, Old, Years)

"I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market."
- Barry Corbin
(Related: Hollywood, Years)

"My view is that climate changes have happened in the last 80 years, that is, the world has got a little bit warmer, although not as warm as it has been in Medieval times, or the Bronze Age."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Age, Climate, World, Years)

"Polar bears did very well in the warmer times. They didn't die out at all; they didn't die out in the last 10,000 years, nor during the previous interglacial, nor the one before that. So, they're just used as a deceitful heartthrob; you know, to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Years)

"The general trend in the last 4,000 years is that carbon dioxide and temperature have been moving against each other."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Years)

"I learned more about elections on election night 2000 than I ever did during my 16 years of schooling."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Elections, Night, Years)

"What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this over years of really thinking about it - is that style is the unconscious choices I make."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Choices, Style, Thinking, Unconscious, Years)

"Hollywood was born schizophrenic. For 75 years it has been both a town and a state of mind, an industry and an art form."
- Richard Corliss
(Related: Art, Hollywood, Mind, State, Years)

"True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Valor, Years)

"The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: American, Culture, Teenage, Years, Youth)

"It was there I met my future wife, Celeste Landry, although our lives took us separate ways for many years and we were not to marry until more than ten years later."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Wife, Future, Years)

"So far it's 43 books in 25 years."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Books, Years)

"Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village. Now, of course, I'm a wealthy man."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Man, Now, Old, Years)

"I was what? - twelve years old - and I was thrown in the cells with these people, so I learned fast."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: People, Old, Years)

"I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Man, Old, Parents, Years)

"It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Power, Failure, Congress, Inflation, Now, Wage, Years)

"Old is always fifteen years from now."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Now, Old, Years)

"Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, Years)

"And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Jazz, Years)

"What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Time, Money, Vietnam, Years)

"Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years - and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Peace, President, Prosperity, Vice, Years)

"In our heads we're all about 33 years old."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Old, Years)

"I don't know the vast majority of you personally, and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as if we've become friends through the years. And you've been with me during a lot of good times and some very difficult ones. I can't tell you how grateful I am."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Friends, Majority, May, Sound, Years)

"The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Survival, Destiny, Future, Question, Road, Years)

"The other thing that was very noticeable on that tour, not so much in the video, was the new young element that were coming to our shows... I started to see some very young people in the audience... maybe 14, 15, 16 years old."
- David Coverdale
(Related: People, Old, Years)

"In the last couple of years I've been facing down a lot of the demons of the past and trying to find out, who I am, It's something I think I'll be doing for the rest of my life."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Life, Past, Rest, Trying, Years)

"We have hated the French for years. Now you have just joined the club. It makes you much more likable."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Now, Years)

"I met someone the other night who's 28 years old, and he hasn't worked a day since he left college because he's pursuing a dream he'll never, ever realize: He thinks he's a great singer. Actually, he's crap."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Dream, College, Day, Night, Old, Years)

"I do a couple of hundred press-ups a day but I haven't been to a gym in years."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Day, Press, Years)

"I'm a gemini, and I get so bored so easily. I mean, I have moved six times in the last eight years."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Years)

"I've done that I was touring a couple of years ago with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the late night underground gigs as well because it's always around those times that there was a hot song, either on the radio or in the clubs, it would just be simultaneous."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Night, Song, Years)

"Our publicist at Warner Brothers is a young guy who has worked so hard for seven years with us and when we saw him backstage he broke down and cried. He couldn't believe it happened. It was seeing him so overcome when we realised how much it really meant."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Brothers, Years)

"I can see that if this was an album done 10 or 15 years ago we could see we were moving on to some place else."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Years)

"To retain my fascination with chemistry, I have had to change my research fields about every 10 years."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Change, Research, Years)

"Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

"I want to buy them, because historically these have been great engines of enrichment for the middle class, 'historically' meaning now for a good ten years."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Class, Meaning, Middle class, Now, Want, Years)

"I think that I could have been take apart if the bear market continued, but I waited three years before I felt the bear market was over and I was right."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Right, Years)

"Sun Tzu does not need my praise. His work has lived for over two thousand years, and will surely live for another two thousand without any help from me."
- Martin van Creveld
(Related: Work, Help, Praise, Sun, Will, Years)

"The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Life, Faith, Belief, Reason, Universe, Years)

"Over the years you encounter just about every kind of crime. It doesn't harden you, but you become capable of reporting on just about anything human beings can do. However, any time we're dealing with the murder of a child it is always difficult."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Time, Crime, Murder, Years)

"It has been a wonderful five years. I'm excited about the many projects we're working on as we move into year six, and I want to thank everyone for tuning in. We couldn't do it without you!"
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Projects, Want, Years)

"Donald Beardslee is set for execution this week in California. His crimes were about twenty years ago, but it will be the first execution in California in quite some time."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Time, Execution, First, Will, Years)

"There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: First, Housework, Years)

"It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Ballet, Running, Saying, Style, Will, Years)

"The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished, so far as our domestic development was concerned, by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Power, Development, Growth, Democracy, Self, Years)

"Of course for many years directors have had to go on the road with their movies and promote them and I've done that since the beginning. So that's not new but the forms of it are different such as with the internet."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Movies, Beginning, Internet, Road, Years)

"The Director of the Laboratory, George Reynolds, was most supportive of my efforts to work independently. There followed for ten years a glorious time for research."
- James Cronin
(Related: Time, Work, Research, Years)

"The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years."
- George Crook
(Related: Men, Birds, Years)

"It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter, and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest work of my life in this department, I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command."
- George Crook
(Related: Life, Work, May, Now, Years)

"Garry Trudeau put me in the Doonesbury strip many years ago. So I've been a cartoon once."
- Steve Cropper
(Related: Years)

"Memphis is in a very lucky position on the map. Everything just gravitated to Memphis for years."
- Steve Cropper
(Related: Years)

"I want to do a collaboration or some kind of side thing or some soundtrack work. Because I've been doing this for years and years. I'd like to just step out and try something different."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Work, Collaboration, Want, Years)

"I love Tinkle, it's really the most fun I've had in years."
- David Cross
(Related: Love, Fun, Years)

"I lived in LA for almost nine years and if I never went back there again it would be fine."
- David Cross
(Related: Years)

"Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today."
- George Crumb
(Related: Composers, Crisis, Today, Years)

"Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years."
- George Crumb
(Related: Writing, Years)

"As I get older and I get a few more years experience I become more like Dad, you know, King Lear."
- David Crystal
(Related: Experience, Dad, Years)

"It took three years to put Shakespeare's words together, there were a lot of words to be studied and a lot of words to be sorted out, and it proved to be a major project."
- David Crystal
(Related: Project, Shakespeare, Words, Years)

"And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can't be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Related: Knowledge, Creativity, Study, Years)

"Once you are over 30, 35 years old, I think everyone should get down to the gym and start moving again."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Old, Years)

"I feel different than I did three years ago, in The Cider House Rules."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Rules, Years)

"I don't know how long I'll be trick or treating. Maybe I'll be 80 years old and still trick or treating."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Old, Years)

"I'm the most out-of-work actor I know. In the last two years I've basically taken meetings for a living."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Actor, Living, Meetings, Years)

"I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Movies, Art, Want, Years)

"I could have gone the route of a lot of these former child actors, but I didn't want that for myself. Like I said, when I was 14 years old, I decided to quit. I didn't ever want to do it again."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Actors, Old, Want, Years)

"Because of what I did when I was 10 years old, I'm not living from paycheck to paycheck, and I can do things because I want to do them."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Living, Old, Want, Years)

"You could live in Winnipeg a thousand years and not meet Ringo, Paul McCartney, or Bob Dylan."
- Burton Cummings
(Related: Years)

"Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years, juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes, currently affects more than 3 million Americans and more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Americans, Childhood, Children, Years)

"I never stopped photographing. There were a couple of years when I didn't have a darkroom, but that didn't stop me from photographing."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Years)

"I enjoyed seven years at Wimbledon and there were high and low points."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Years)

"I will always be the way I was a couple years ago before anything happened. And that's to my parents' credit, my amazing parents who have been around me my whole life and raised me right. I'm very happy with what has happened so far."
- Kaley Cuoco
(Related: Life, Credit, Parents, Right, Will, Years)

"I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Father, People, Example, Talk, Years)

"I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Republican, Years)

"My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it's just a number."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Years)

"I've been happily married to Chris for almost 20 years."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Years)

"I've been in the movies for 50 years, I've made 130 some-odd movies."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Movies, Years)

"In my younger years my dedication may have expressed itself egotistically."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: Dedication, May, Years)

"I didn't set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently. There seems to be an insatiable audience for this type of film."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Work, Actor, Film, Now, Years)

"I'm always glad to be offered roles, but wouldn't take any role as this could do you more harm than good, but I've been at what they call 'on the top' as far as being known for twenty years."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Being, Harm, Years)

"You have to wait for people to program you. The only difference is the amount of people that you're going to reach but that's going to even out in the next two or three years anyway. Computers are being bought faster than televisions right now."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Computers, People, Being, Difference, Now, Right, Years)

"I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star."
- Arlene Dahl
(Related: Comedy, Hollywood, Nothing, Years)

"I am only 8 years old, I told myself. No little boy of 8 has ever murdered anyone. It's not possible."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Old, Years)

"As for us, during twenty years' reign, we have known much bitterness."
- Bao Dai
(Related: Bitterness, Years)

"I'm one who demands a lot from people. I'm not afraid to look at alternative ways in city government. That's what I've done in my two years and will continue to do in the next four."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, People, Will, Years)

"Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago. If you look at what we have done over many, many years and where we are today and the commitment by the business community, the commitment by the not-for-profit community - all this coming together - this is a wonderful city."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Business, Love, Chicago, Commitment, Community, Today, Years)

"I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa."
- John Dalton
(Related: Discipline, Day, Fiction, University, Want, Writing, Years)

"No, I was two years older than the other guys. I was a war baby. My family were a lot poorer than they were. I'd had to fight too hard for anything I had in my life and to smash things up for me."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Family, Life, War, Baby, Fight, Years)

"The two championship years were that significant for me."
- Chuck Daly
(Related: Years)

"I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was so desperate to get a job and couldn't and so it's kind of an anathema for me to turn down work."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Work, Job, Years)

"Besides, most of the books I like involve people I could never play in a million years."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: People, Books, Play, Years)

"When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets, the Stooges and the Modern Lovers. They are my three favourite bands. I never get sick of 'em."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Lovers, Old, Years)

"My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years. So I'm completely content."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Dream, Content, Years)

"I have been determined for the past couple of years to move away from all those Holiday programmes."
- Jill Dando
(Related: Holiday, Past, Years)

"Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years."
- Taylor Dane
(Related: Being, Singing, Skill, Song, Years)

"When I was 18 I went to college for two years and didn't work for a year which was essential for me, because my identity had been so influenced by my being an actor and I think I just needed to discover what it was to be myself, divorced from all that responsibility."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, College, Identity, Responsibility, Years)

"You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis. Then that can be documented on film."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Crisis, Film, Years)

"I think because I am as earnest as I am, people were accepting of my evolving into a certified, legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off."
- Claire Danes
(Related: People, Years)

"I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity - sort of... I haven't graduated yet. I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Day, Identity, Years)

"My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Wife, Years)

"I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Wife, Want, Years)

"Well, I just can't play the game anymore. I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Business, Advice, College, Direction, Now, Old, Play, Years)

"But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time, money, and energy far beyond any real contribution they make."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Government, Money, Time, Growth, Energy, Years)

"When people say to me don't the years go fast I have to be honest and say that whereas I don't realise where they go in the long term, I pack so much into a year it seems to take forever."
- Paul Daniels
(Related: People, Years)

"Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old. I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Artists, Country, Old, Years)

"Our theology is still in a time of crisis, and I think this will last for some years more."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Time, Crisis, Theology, Will, Years)

"Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn't help much. Basically, it's going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Help, Legislation, Recycling, Talking, Years)

"In Haiti you had the Duvaliers for 29 years and they were very well supported by the United States."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: states, United, Years)

"More and more people are able to access information - thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are interested you can find things. Which is different than even 20 years ago."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Goodness, Information, Internet, Years)

"And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States, from 1915 to 1934."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Fact, states, United, Years)

"In Japan, they have TV sets in cars right now, where you can punch up traffic routes, weather, everything! You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan, so within the next 2 to 3 years it's gonna be so crazy!"
- Glenn Danzig
(Related: Internet, Now, Right, Weather, Years)

"I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Technology, Change, Disagreements, Kids, Parents, Rules, Years)

"I'm real bent on dialogue. I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along with 20 years as a criminal lawyer, it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Pretty, Years)

"I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years, and I don't blame it on anybody but myself."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Acting, Blame, Film, Result, Singing, Years)

"I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey. I just wanted to act, you know?"
- Stacey Dash
(Related: Act, School, Years)

"Actually, I wanted to be an actor when I was two years old."
- Keith David
(Related: Actor, Old, Years)

"In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year."
- Larry David
(Related: Acting, Army, Duty, Obligation, Service, Years)

"I've led this empty life for over forty years and now I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery will continue for at least one more generation."
- Larry David
(Related: Life, Misery, Now, Will, Years)

"With a recent birthday, I've been acting now for twenty years."
- Thayer David
(Related: Birthday, Acting, Now, Years)

"Ray is very secretive about his ideas - why not, the times that the Kinks have been ripped off, especially in the early years, it makes you a little bit cautious about telling anybody what you're doing. And that's understandable."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Ideas, Years)

"A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory."
- Paul Davies
(Related: Existence, Memory, Nothing, Universe, Will, Years)

"We're talking about people who've already got 3-4, if not 5-6 years' experience or more, and it's about trying to help professionals develop, using us as a resource for that development."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Experience, People, Development, Help, professionals, Talking, Trying, Years)

"Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Society, People, Progress, Laws, Years)

"But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Life, Time, Difference, Rest, Years)

"Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Sound, Years)

"I have a Web site that parents and girls can use to learn about Title IX and take action if they find their school is not in compliance. Thirty years after Title IX passed, 80 percent of schools are not in compliance."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Action, Girls, Parents, School, Schools, Years)

"We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Plants, Summer, Years)

"There's no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Growth, America, Productivity, Question, Years)

"There are so many scenarios here. We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years and build assumptions based on that. We're preparing for the worst, but we're hoping for the best. And I've told people the end is in sight."
- Gray Davis
(Related: People, End, Sight, Summer, Years)

"I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came."
- Jefferson Davis
(Related: War, Blind, Day, Night, Years)

"In the Ghetto, I'd been trying to write for years."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Trying, Years)

"The first professional training I received of any kind was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Art, First, Old, Summer, Training, Years)

"Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator - Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill - reacting to being called 'ma'am' like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch."
- Mark Davis
(Related: Being, Self, Years)

"Even if the Bush Administration had flung open the gates to stem-cell research years ago, we would not be at the point of offering treatment today. Christopher Reeve would still have been taken from us. But we would be closer."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Open, Research, Today, Treatment, Years)

"America had taken my father from me. And over most of the years of his illness, I gradually started feeling this support system from this country who-people grieving along with us."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Father, America, Country, Feeling, Illness, Support, Years)

"All the fascination of King Solomon's Mines seems to be behind those great mountains and this I may add is a bit of advance work for mother, an entering wedge to my disappearing from sight for years and years in the Congo."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Work, Mother, May, Mountains, Sight, Years)

"You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Business, Years)

"For instance, it's a little better now than it was two or three years ago, but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem to be written in the present indicative."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Now, Poems, Present, Years)

"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Life, Fact, Justice, Nothing, Universe, Words, Years)

"I've noticed a growth in Spike and definitely in myself. I feel like the seeds that he planted in me five years ago have ripened up to a place where I could even tackle this role in the way that I did."
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Growth, Years)

"The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Economy, Engineering, Land, Past, Years)

"I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career. And then it's done, it's dumped. But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Career, Years)

"Queen has taken the all of our time for last four or five years, you know."
- John Deacon
(Related: Time, Queen, Years)