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It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would especially like to recourt the Muse of poetry, who ran off with the mailman four years ago, and drops me only a scribbled postcard from time to time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-- it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have within ourselves
Enough to fill the present day with joy,
And overspread the future years with hope.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For the past 15 years or so, British governments have tried to persuade the rest of us that the best judges of the national interest are...businessmen. This may be a ridiculous statement, but -- ominously -- fewer and fewer people laugh at it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form -- it may be called fleeting or eternal -- is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I did not enter the labor Party forty-seven years ago to have our manifesto written by Dr. Mori, Dr. Gallup and Mr. Harris.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not so many years ago there was no simpler or more intelligible notion than that of going on a journey. Travel --movement through space --provided the universal metaphor for change. One of the subtle confusions --perhaps one of the secret terrors --of modern life is that we have lost this refuge. No longer do we move through space as we once did.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The actor searches vainly for the sound of a vanished tradition, and critic and audience follow suit. We have lost all sense of ritual and ceremony -- whether it be connected with Christmas, birthdays or funerals -- but the words remain with us and old impulses stir in the marrow. We feel we should have rituals, we should do something about getting them and we blame the artists for not finding them for us. So the artist sometimes attempts to find new rituals with only his imagination as his source: he imitates the outer form of ceremonies, pagan or baroque, unfortunately adding his own trapping -- the result is rarely convincing. And after the years and years of weaker and waterier imitations we now find ourselves rejecting the very notion of a holy stage. It is not the fault of the holy that it has become a middle-class weapon to keep the children good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The coming of the printing press must have seemed as if it would turn the world upside down in the way it spread and, above all, democratized knowledge. Provide you could pay and read, what was on the shelves in the new bookshops was yours for the taking. The speed with which printing presses and their operators fanned out across Europe is extraordinary. From the single Mainz press of 1457, it took only twenty-three years to establish presses in 110 towns: 50 in Italy, 30 in Germany, 9 in France, 8 in Spain, 8 in Holland, 4 in England, and so on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cash-payment never was, or could except for a few years be, the union-bond of man to man. Cash never yet paid one man fully his deserts to another; nor could it, nor can it, now or henceforth to the end of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I dare say I am compelled, unconsciously compelled, now to write volume after volume, as in past years I was compelled to go to sea, voyage after voyage. Leaves must follow upon each other as leagues used to follow in the days gone by, on and on to the appointed end, which, being truth itself, is one -- one for all men and for all occupations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it. There are some things in every country that you must be born to endure; and another hundred years of general satisfaction with Americans and America could not reconcile this expatriate to cranberry sauce, peanut butter, and drum majorettes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All Presidents start out to run a crusade but after a couple of years they find they are running something less heroic and much more intractable: namely the presidency. The people are well cured by then of election fever, during which they think they are choosing Moses. In the third year, they look on the man as a sinner and a bumble and begin to poke around for rumors of another Messiah.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Keeping up with the Joneses was a full-time job with my mother and father. It was not until many years later when I lived alone that I realized how much cheaper it was to drag the Joneses down to my level.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pace of progress will accelerate so that even engineers and technical managers will find it necessary to recycle back through school after no more than ten years. In particular fast-moving technologies skills will become obsolete every five years or so.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Murders are exciting and lift people into a heart-beating awe as religion is supposed to do, after seeing one in the street young couples will go back to bed and make love, people will cross themselves and thank God for the gift of their stuporous lives, old folks will talk to each other over cups of hot water with lemon because murders are enlivened sermons to be analyzed and considered and relished, they speak to the timid of the dangers of rebellion, murders are perceived as momentary descents of God and so provide joy and hope and righteous satisfaction to parishioners, who will talk about them for years afterward to anyone who will listen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Once -- many, many years ago -- I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think there are only three things America will be known for 2, 000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production -- only to produce a race of bed-wetters!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time. A fever, a mutilation, a cruel disappointment, a loss of wealth, a loss of friends, seems at the moment unpaid loss, and unpayable. But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The years teach us much the days never knew.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The True Artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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