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She was short on intellect, but long on shape.

Tags: Intellect, She  ✍ Author: George Ade

I've never been one to sit around and eat my heart out. Life's too short.

Tags: Heart, Life  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

To answer the question, though: I didn't always want to direct. I just liked the idea of it. If a friend was making a short and needed someone who knew screen direction, I would jump in. It would be horrible, but it led to a short, then another, and another. It was like student films.

Tags: Friend, Someone  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.

Tags: Experience, Themselves  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Tags: Government, Moving  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.

Tags: Action, Seem  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.

Tags: Best, Words  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

Tags: Best, Words  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.

Tags: Best, Words  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I've had long hair, I've had short hair, and I've had in between hair... and its all good.

Tags: Between, Good  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

The long days are no happier than the short ones.

Tags: Days, Happier  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

Life is too short no matter what party you are with.

Tags: Life, Matter  ✍ Author: Scott Baio

I think we match up with anybody because our pitching. In a short series you run your big three out there or four out there. That generally is what wins a series - pitching and defense. If we can catch the ball and not give away any runs like we do sometimes.

Tags: Give, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

Many good poets are really essayists who write very short essays.

Tags: Good, Write  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

But I enjoyed getting sick, I didn't mind it at all. So in that short amount of time, I did actually go from 121 right back up to 180, which is way too fast obviously. And that resulted in some doctors visits to get things sorted out.

Tags: Mind, Time  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.

Tags: Time, Today  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.

Tags: Realize, Until  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

A Constitution should be short and obscure.

Tags: Obscure  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Most of my short stories are fantasy.

Tags: Fantasy, Stories  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury
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I used to take my short stories to girls' homes and read them to them. Can you imagine the reaction reading a short story to a girl instead of pawing her?

Tags: Girl, Her  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.

Tags: Cannot, Doubt  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

You have very short travel blogs, and I think there's a split among travel writers: the service-oriented writers will say, 'Well, the reader wants to read about his trip, not yours.' Whereas I say, the reader just wants to read a good story and to maybe learn something.

Tags: Good, Travel  ✍ Author: James Cagney

My idea of a vacation is staying home and doing short day hikes, floating the river and things like that.

Tags: Home, Idea  ✍ Author: James Cagney

I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.

Tags: Moment, Moving  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

I know it may sound silly, but I think my short stories have a life and identity of their own. They crop up in all sorts of places.

Tags: Life, May  ✍ Author: Morley Callaghan

I am never bored, never short of anything to do and I don't even ever feel lonely. I am quite gregarious and I get out and about a lot, but sometimes it is just wonderful to be on your own.

Tags: Bored, Lonely  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.

Tags: Love, Travel  ✍ Author: James Cameron

But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.

Tags: Films, Freedom  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can be solved by legislation. I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.

Tags: Moral, Problem  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumours, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you.

Tags: Big, Forget  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.

Tags: Life, Worth  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.

Tags: Comprehend, Head  ✍ Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.

Tags: Men, Might  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.

Tags: Present, Time  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.

Tags: Fall, Wrong  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I'm short and curvy, but I think people want to work with me for reasons other than what I look like.

Tags: Reasons, Work  ✍ Author: Josephine de La Baume

I think so many people are reactive... they see things in a short term way they're right up against it.

Tags: Against, Reactive  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

I don't have a bad relationship. I'm 48 years old. I think life is too short for that. To me, life is... you open the shutters, you see the dogs outside, you look left, you look right, in, what, a second and a half? And that's a life.

Tags: Bad, Life  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

I used to have a sort of spiky haircut and it just feels better to have short hair again.

Tags: Again, Hair  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.

Tags: Fact, Knowing  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

You can't pander to your audience. You might in the short term, but ultimately you can't hoodwink them, either.

Tags: Either, Might  ✍ Author: Peter Maxwell Davies

Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?

Tags: Husband, Words  ✍ Author: Phyllis Diller

Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.

Tags: Himself, Life  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Come rain or shine I walk short distances rather than taking my car.

Tags: Car, Rain  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

When I was younger I wanted to be a gymnast, but they have to be quite short - I was tall.

Tags: Quite, Wanted  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

You know, I once read a short story about how much you could tell about people from their shoes. You could tell where they had been, what they did, whether they were real walkers.

Tags: Real, Tell  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

A fan sent me a letter and a $10 bill. It's a short letter - all she said was, 'Hey, since it's harder for you to go out these days without getting photographed, here $10 for a pizza.' I was like, 'Aww, she sent me money for a pizza so I could eat at home!'

Tags: Home, Money  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

'Goon Squad' took about three years to write and that's the short end. My second novel, 'Look at Me,' took six years.

Tags: End, Write  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

When short guys start working out to bulk up. I like muscles, but I don't like really buff guys.

Tags: Start, Working  ✍ Author: Nicole Eggert

As for the single market, the E.U.'s landmark achievement, there is no question that a euro zone breakup would severely disrupt its operation in the short run.

Tags: Question, Single  ✍ Author: Robert. L. Ehrlich

The long and short of it is that I am now in a position in England to green light movies, and that's really excellent - not high-budget movies, but movies none the less.

Tags: Light, Movies  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.

Tags: Heart, Jealousy  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

Tags: After, Motivational  ✍ Author: Walter Elliot

Being short works for me.

Tags: Works  ✍ Author: Freema Agyeman

I always wanted to be a writer, and I did want to be a novelist. In college I took a couple of classes that taught me I would never be a novelist. I discovered I had no imagination. My short stories were always thinly veiled memoir.

Tags: College, Wanted  ✍ Author: Anne Fadiman

A long sea implies an uniform and steady motion of long and extensive waves; on the contrary, a short sea is when they run irregularly, broken, and interrupted; so as frequently to burst over a vessel's side or quarter.

Tags: Broken, Sea  ✍ Author: Giovanni Falcone

I like necklaces that are short, the way skateboarders used to wear them in the seventies.

Tags: Used, Wear  ✍ Author: Elle Fanning

Canada has given us John Candy and Martin Short and Bill Shatner and Lord knows how many other wonderful performers.

Tags: Lord, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Jamie Farr

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

Tags: Maturity, Teen  ✍ Author: Jules Feiffer

People do not realize this, but my drug addiction was actually a short span of time. It was only for two years.

Tags: Addiction, Time  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

In short, both experience and economic theory imply that the US could now t to a more competitive dollar without experiencing either increased inflation or decreased economic growth.

Tags: Both, Experience  ✍ Author: Martin Feldstein

'Love' is so short of perfect rhymes that convention allows half-rhymes like 'move.' The alternative is a plague of doves, or a kind of poem in which the poet addresses his adored both as 'love' and as 'guv' - a perfectly decent solution once, but only once, in a while.

Tags: Love, Perfect  ✍ Author: James Fenton

No poet is required to write in stanzas, or indeed in regular forms at all. Coleridge's 'Dejection: An Ode' has a rhyme scheme and sequence of long and short lines that goes without regular pattern, following the mood and whim of the poet. Such a form is known as an irregular ode.

Tags: Goes, Write  ✍ Author: James Fenton

The iambic line, with its characteristic forward movement from short to long, or light to heavy, or unstressed to stressed, is the quintessential measure of English verse.

Tags: Forward, Light  ✍ Author: James Fenton

I don't like losing but I've mellowed. I maybe have a short fuse but it goes away quicker now.

Tags: Away, Losing  ✍ Author: Alex Ferguson

In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.

Tags: Football, Real  ✍ Author: Alex Ferguson

I find that as long as I'm acting it doesn't matter if it's for TV, or a series or a short film. I always have fun no matter what I'm doing.

Tags: Acting, Fun  ✍ Author: Jodelle Ferland

I gauge success in years, not weeks. The weekend box-office approach to book launches is short sighted and encourages crappy books.

Tags: Book, Success  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

From depicting the past, so goes the suspicion, it is a short step to glorifying the past.

Tags: Past, Step  ✍ Author: Lion Feuchtwanger

I started writing because I wanted to write scripts, but I wasn't very good at it. Then I started writing short stories, sort of as treatments for the film scripts, and I found I enjoyed writing short stories far more than I enjoyed writing film scripts. Then the short stories got longer and longer and suddenly, I had novels.

Tags: Good, Writing  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

In short, Luck's always to blame.

Tags: Blame, Luck  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

I always felt that I came up short in the education department, but I've come to the conclusion that we all get an education.

Tags: Education, Felt  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

When you're a short actor you stand on apple boxes, you walk on a ramp. When you're a short star everybody else walks in a ditch.

Tags: Else, Stand  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

If I were overweight because I ate too much, I would have far more of a complex. I would know if I just stopped eating and showed a little discipline I would be thin. But there's not a hell of a lot I can do about being short. You just gotta run with it.

Tags: Far, Hell  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal.

Tags: Another, Life  ✍ Author: Anatole France

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

Tags: Quarrel, Story  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation.

Tags: Die, Time  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

The short story is still like the novel's wayward younger brother, we know that it's not respectable - but I think that can also add to the glory of it.

Tags: Brother, Story  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

I think the short story is a very underrated art form. We know that novels deserve respect.

Tags: Art, Respect  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

Girls can wear jeans, cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, 'cause it's okay to be a boy, but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading.

Tags: Girl, Hair  ✍ Author: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

Tags: Memory, Politics  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

Tags: Here, Worry  ✍ Author: Walter Hagen

There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.

Tags: Matter, Respect  ✍ Author: Walter Hagen

Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.

Tags: History, Movies  ✍ Author: Conrad Hall

Each organism, no matter how simple or complex, has around it a sacred bubble of space, a bit of mobile territoriality which only a few other organisms are allowed to penetrate and then only for short periods of time.

Tags: Simple, Time  ✍ Author: Deidre Hall

It is expensive to give plays subtitles, especially for a short run, so most new dramas rarely cross the transcontinental bridge.

Tags: Give, Run  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of literacy through reading and writing. I wrote a book of short stories.

Tags: Book, Writing  ✍ Author: Tom T. Hall

I have about as much control over how I look as the guy who's short and looks more like a character actor - we both have the same drive to be actors and we both have the same drive to assume these different characters, it's just harder for me to get the chance because they look at me and say, 'Oh, he's this type,' and they stamp me.

Tags: Character, Control  ✍ Author: Armie Hammer

In an era of parental paranoia, lawsuit mania and testing frenzy, we are failing to inspire our children's curiosity, creativity, and imagination. We are denying them opportunities to tinker, discover, and explore - in short, to play.

Tags: Children, Creativity  ✍ Author: Aleqa Hammond

Childhood is a short season.

Tags: Childhood, Season  ✍ Author: Helen Hayes

Whatever advice you give, be short.

Tags: Advice, Give  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Anger is a short madness.

Tags: Anger, Madness  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

If you look at my last songs and first short stories, there is a real connection between them.

Tags: Between, Real  ✍ Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

The trouble with records is that they're too short.

Tags: Records, Trouble  ✍ Author: Mahalia Jackson

Early versions of Microsoft Word left a lot to be desired. However, to the company's credit, it quickly learned where Word fell short, made the necessary changes, and repeatedly introduced new versions of the software.

Tags: Learned, Word  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

Life is too short not to experiment.

Tags: Experiment, Life  ✍ Author: Jamelia

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short.

Tags: Confusion, Good  ✍ Author: Clive James

I was in the school plays, I did a lot of music. I carried on through university for short films and loads of plays.

Tags: Music, School  ✍ Author: Theo James