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The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday.

Tags: Time, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

To make films is as boring as watching paint dry - you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back - the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going.

Tags: Hope, Someone  ✍ Author: Jenny Agutter

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.

Tags: Government, Here  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring.

Tags: Actor, Successful  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.

Tags: Change, Process  ✍ Author: Ella Baker

It's about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That's partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they've done before.

Tags: Done, Everyone  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.

Tags: Mom, Off  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

There's nothing secret about it. Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents, the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne.

Tags: Parents, Real  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I always felt like something bigger was waiting for me out there.

Tags: Bigger, Felt  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

I don't work very much, and I just sit here waiting for a script that I can't refuse - and I'm not talking about money.

Tags: Money, Work  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Tags: Accept, Life  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

I'm still waiting to hit it big. But there was the moment when I didn't have to work at the restaurant anymore, which is the milestone for every actor. When your job is just to be an actor and not to have to do anything else.

Tags: Job, Work  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

If somebody takes the parking place you were waiting for, I tend to kind of let it roll off my back. Maybe I'm harboring a lot of something and it will all explode somewhere down the road, but I tend to just let it slide off my back.

Tags: Off, Place  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.

Tags: Good, Him  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Tags: Knowing, Suffering  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.

Tags: Life, Moment  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset - tears are words waiting to be written.

Tags: Cry, Words  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The indie world changed when the economy went south. I was frustrated with doing something, then waiting for it to come out, and sometimes it never did, or would just play in New York for 50 people. So I really wanted to try something else.

Tags: Sometimes, Try  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

As Republicans, our first concern is for those waiting tonight to begin or resume the climb up life's ladder.

Tags: Begin, Life  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

I used to let a lot of unimportant things bother me. I don't anymore. Right now, things are going great in my life. It used to be when that happened, I would be waiting for something to go wrong. Now I don't expect that - if something negative does happen, I'll deal with it, learn from it and realize it is the way it is supposed to be.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Doug Davidson

Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game.

Tags: Game, Wake  ✍ Author: Al Davis

From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.

Tags: Hell, Sexy  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I don't believe in men waiting until they are ready to die before using any of their money for helpful purposes.

Tags: Men, Money  ✍ Author: George Eastman

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back - but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.

Tags: Gone, King  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

I'm waiting for the time when I fail - because we all fail - and I'm ready, I'll take up carpentry.

Tags: Fail, Time  ✍ Author: Adrian Edmondson
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Texas hold 'em is all about folding and waiting for that time that comes up every hour or two where you actually have an advantage and you can press it.

Tags: Actually, Time  ✍ Author: David Einhorn

The frustrating part of being a movie actor is waiting in your trailer to do two takes of a scene you've prepared for two months.

Tags: Actor, Movie  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

As for the stage fright, it never goes away. When I'm waiting in the wings to go on, it's agony every single time but I stay focused and I know that once I'm on stage it'll be fine; I'll be in my happy little bubble.

Tags: Happy, Time  ✍ Author: Britt Ekland

I think everybody has somebody for them, and they're out there waiting for you somewhere.

Tags: Everybody, Somebody  ✍ Author: Brett Eldredge

But for every hour and a half on stage, you have a five hour long bus ride, waiting for five hours at the airport, five hours of interviews... I know, it's part of the job, but that doesn't imply I have to like it.

Tags: Half, Job  ✍ Author: Andrew Eldritch

On those, I've said it before, I work free. It's the waiting they pay me for.

Tags: Free, Work  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Tags: Strings, Tension  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died.

Tags: Decision, Wait  ✍ Author: Sam Ewing

You have to create your own stuff. It's really exciting to create something, sell it, and feel like I'm not just a pawn waiting to be cast.

Tags: Create, Stuff  ✍ Author: Anna Faris

This year I guess I decided in the bigger matches to take it more to my opponent instead of waiting a bit more for the mistakes. Yeah, this is I guess how you want to win Wimbledon, is by going after your shots, believing you can do it, and that's what I was able to do today.

Tags: Mistakes, Today  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.

Tags: American, God  ✍ Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

James Caan told me at the end of filming 'Elf' that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny - and I never was.

Tags: End, Funny  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Tags: Life, Willing  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

My school was six miles away from where I lived on the farm. I had to walk and run, there and back every day, through gorges and over rivers. If I was late, there was a very big stick waiting for me.

Tags: Big, School  ✍ Author: John White Geary

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.

Tags: Great, Luck  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.

Tags: Enemy, War  ✍ Author: Douglas Haig

I'll give you my worst nightmare. I'm dreaming that I'm onstage, the curtain goes up, and I have no idea what my lines are or what's going on. I think I should know, I kind of know, I remember rehearsing... and the audience is there waiting.

Tags: Give, Remember  ✍ Author: Jackie Earle Haley

I was just like a 21st century person waiting to be born, and this is the medium that I thrive in. And I feel stronger now than I did any time since I've been a teenager - I mean, musically, creatively.

Tags: Mean, Time  ✍ Author: Daryl Hall

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.

Tags: Die, Sure  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.

Tags: Best, Him  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.

Tags: Good, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Jean Ingelow

I remember wearing overcoats, hiding in the bushes outside of Abbey Road Studios, waiting for the traffic to clear. As it did, we would drop our overcoats and run out on to the cross walk and strike our poses.

Tags: Remember, Road  ✍ Author: Jack Irons

In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up.

Tags: Old, Someone  ✍ Author: Joichi Ito

I think journalists have the right to their opinions but I think their opinions should be based on history and what they see, not what they feel, how long they've been waiting or whether it's raining or it's snowing or whatever.

Tags: History, Whatever  ✍ Author: Marc Jacobs

Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure.

Tags: Failure, Success  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

As we try to compete in this global marketplace, we need to rebuild our infrastructure. We need to rebuild our schools. We need to make sure that teachers and first responders and veterans who are coming home from serving our country so proudly have jobs waiting for them.

Tags: Country, Home  ✍ Author: Valerie Jarrett

The Indian race are waiting and praying.

Tags: Indian, Race  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

It's incredible when I'm out in these towns. I have people telling me they were waiting for hours just to meet me and get my autograph. I feel so guilty. I always feel like I have to give them more than just Kato Kaelin.

Tags: Give, Guilty  ✍ Author: Kato Kaelin

To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.

Tags: Idea, Next  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

Amin managed to invite both the US and Soviet ambassadors to his palace at the very same time and then deliberately kept them together in his waiting room.

Tags: Time, Together  ✍ Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski

I didn't get my first car until I was 22. It was a BMW 1602 and now I've got it back I'm waiting to restore it.

Tags: Car, Until  ✍ Author: Jay Kay

Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.

Tags: Death, Him  ✍ Author: Elia Kazan

Nothing's going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it.

Tags: Sitting  ✍ Author: Zoe Kazan

Because too much of my life was spent waiting to be seen. Hoping to be seen, hoping to be picked. Once you realize that you aren't looked at that way any more, other things start to happen and you have to depend on other things to get by.

Tags: Happen, Life  ✍ Author: Diane Keaton

Having deadlines helps because people are constantly breathing down my neck, and tapping their toes waiting for pages. So I just have to work nine to five. If I didn't have deadlines then I might be more of a golden hour kind of guy, writing from eight to noon and calling it a day, but that's just not the way I work right now.

Tags: Work, Writing  ✍ Author: David Lindsay-Abaire

I have a hard time waiting for things to happen.

Tags: Hard, Time  ✍ Author: Zoe Lister-Jones

Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that.

Tags: May, Work  ✍ Author: Karl Lagerfeld

Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot,' billed as 'the laugh sensation of two continents,' made its American debut at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, in Miami, Florida, in 1956. My father, Bert Lahr, was playing Estragon, one of the two bowler-hatted tramps who pass the time in a lunar landscape as they wait in vain for the arrival of a Mr. Godot.

Tags: Father, Time  ✍ Author: John Lahr

Normal birth to me should not be numb from the waist down and waiting for the doctor to tell you to push. There's a reason we feel it. There's a reason we need to feel it.

Tags: Reason, Tell  ✍ Author: Ricki Lake

The whistle is always waiting to be blown, and in some ways, it gets me to do better work.

Tags: Ways, Work  ✍ Author: Anne Lamott

The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

Tags: Listening, Talking  ✍ Author: Fran Lebowitz

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.

Tags: Lie, Sea  ✍ Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I'm just waiting for the moment where it's accepted that women are just as sexual as men without women having to be overtly sexy just to prove how 'liberated' they are.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

The film world is a crazy place to be. You sit around all day waiting for the phone to ring. Are people talking about you or aren't they?

Tags: Crazy, Place  ✍ Author: Kyle MacLachlan

So much luck! I'm not putting myself down, I'm not saying I don't have talent - I must have, to have got this far - but I honestly believe that some of the greatest actors in America are tending bar and waiting tables and driving taxis, and it will never happen for them.

Tags: Greatest, Saying  ✍ Author: John Mahoney

Who needs enemies when you've got Republican Surrenderists for Obamacare waiting in the wings?

Tags: Needs, Republican  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

Tags: Brainy, Others  ✍ Author: A. A. Milne

We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan. He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing, but no one has seen a proposal.

Tags: Plan, Thinking  ✍ Author: Grace Napolitano

We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball, and what I mean by that is we're constantly waiting for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY.

Tags: Mean, Whether  ✍ Author: Graham Nash

But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for.

Tags: Learning, Wait  ✍ Author: Anna Neagle

Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.

Tags: Job, Time  ✍ Author: Ernest Newman

I'm never overawed by a situation and I think that's because I've always looked several years older than I am. So because people were treating me like I was 40 when I was 29, I've always felt in control of a situation. People used to say, when you're 32, you'll look 32. I'm still waiting for that moment, where my age catches up with my appearance.

Tags: Age, Control  ✍ Author: Chris O\'Dowd

If my favorite, most comfortable place is by our fireplace in cold weather, expedient places are on an airplane, in a waiting room or even waiting in line; frequently these days, while on the phone having been 'put on hold.'

Tags: Place, Put  ✍ Author: Joyce Carol Oates

I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.

Tags: Big, Debt  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Tags: Change, Time  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

You can't manufacture inspiration, so a lot of it is still a waiting game for me. There's still a lot of mystery to songwriting. I don't have a method that I can go back to - they either come or they don't.

Tags: Either, Game  ✍ Author: Conor Oberst

I can get a better role in TV and work more constantly than I can waiting around for my friends in Canada to call me every four years - which they do - and I go up there and play a leading role.

Tags: Friends, Work  ✍ Author: Sandra Oh

You may never get to that perfect world that you're waiting for where everything's going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off.

Tags: May, Money  ✍ Author: Joel Osteen

I am waiting impatiently for the day when beleaguered, like-minded academics can order James Wolcott's collected essays for their classes.

Tags: Academics, Order  ✍ Author: Camille Paglia

I went out for a film where they wanted seven brothers and one sister, so I was there for half a day while they were waiting for 'Archie' to read for a boy... I've had drivers come to pick me up in England looking for a blond, blue-eyed Scottish boy.

Tags: Wanted, While  ✍ Author: Archie Panjabi

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.

Tags: Light, Wrong  ✍ Author: Terry Pratchett

My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems.

Tags: Men, Time  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

I keep waiting for the day in which everyone who loves 'Downton Abbey' will realize they were actually watching a historical romance novel.

Tags: Everyone, Keep  ✍ Author: Jane Bryant Quinn

Unfortunately, with fertility, time is not your friend. People are waiting longer to get married and longer to have kids, and so many more people are experiencing fertility issues. But no one ever talks about it.

Tags: Friend, Time  ✍ Author: Bill Rancic

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.

Tags: Here, Yourself  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

Marilyn Monroe was no fun to work with. She would report to work around 5:00 in the evening. You've been in make-up since 8:30 in the morning waiting for her.

Tags: Morning, Work  ✍ Author: Tony Randall

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.

Tags: Critics, Style  ✍ Author: John Crowe Ransom

There is no magic person out there, no perfect human being out there waiting for you.

Tags: Human, Perfect  ✍ Author: Helen Reddy

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.

Tags: Beautiful, Brave  ✍ Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.

Tags: Freedom, Good  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Tags: Funny, Grow  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

So they talk about heaven, and I don't know what is waiting for me up there. But I can tell you this: Nothing will happen up there that can duplicate my life down here. Nothing. That life cannot be better than the one I've lived down here, the football life. It's been perfect.

Tags: Football, Life  ✍ Author: Steve Sabol

Go forth from our holy land and go back to your families who are waiting for you impatiently, that you and we, as well, lead a peaceful life together.

Tags: Life, Together  ✍ Author: Muqtada al Sadr

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Tags: Brainy, Known  ✍ Author: Carl Sagan

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.

Tags: Fame, Women  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

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