Best Quotes About Half

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. -Gore Vidal

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. -E. B. White

He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. -Horace

Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half. -Plato

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds. -John Lancaster Spalding

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. -Walter Kerr

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. -Brendan Behan

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes. -Al McGuire

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. -Helen Keller

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. -Winston Churchill

Hell is a half-filled auditorium. -Robert Frost

America is the best half-educated country in the world. -Nicholas M. Butler

Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! -Anne Tyler

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind. -Kurt Vonnegut

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true. -Winston Churchill

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. -Charles Spurgeon

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. -Carl T. Rowan

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state. -Leo Tolstoy

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them. -Bill Vaughan

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. -Arthur Godfrey

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. -Henry David Thoreau

Well begun is half done. -Aristotle

American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties. -Edward Albee

When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make enough for 16 and only serve half. -Gracie Allen

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs. -Manolo Blahnik

It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep. -John Jay Chapman

It's awfully hard to be the son of a great man and also of a half-crazy woman. -Henry Steele Commager

He's so slow that he takes an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes. -Edwin Edwards

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. -John Updike

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word. -Alan K. Simpson

The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others. -June Singer

Kristin Brown looks as though she could have been mailed first-class to New York for about a dollar and a half. -William E. Geist

Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself. -John Gielgud

The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves. -Ralph W. Sockman

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man. -James Thurber

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. -Carl Jung

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency – half tiger, half poet. -Yehudi Menuhin

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity. -Vartan Gregorian

I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life – that is to say, over 35 – there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. -Carl Jung

Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near. -Fritz Kreisler

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is – it is her shadow. -Ambrose Bierce

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown. -Thomas Hardy

A well begun is half ended. -A. C. Benson

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. -Otto von Bismarck

One half who graduate from college never read another book. -G. M. Trevelyan

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment. -John Locke

Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. -Marcus Aurelius

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you. -William Hazlitt

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. -Thomas Wolfe

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. -Francis Bacon

I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written. -W. Somerset Maugham

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. -Will Durant

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. -Clarence Darrow

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. -Robert Frost

We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years. -Nick Faldo

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. -Alexander Woollcott

If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress. -Will Rogers

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. -Benjamin Franklin

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory. -Miguel de Cervantes

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser. -Lou Holtz

He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long. -Horace

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. -Jimmy Buffett

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world. -George Dennison Prentice

When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half. -Gracie Allen

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice. -Barbra Streisand

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year. -Bette Davis

If critics have problems with my personal life, it's their problem. Anybody with half a brain would realize that it's the charts that count. -Mariah Carey

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. -Princess Diana

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. -Edward R. Murrow

The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers. -Ralph Nader

I don't think I'm too thin at all. I understand when people say, 'Well your face gets gaunt,' but to get your bottom half to be the right size, your face might have to be a little gaunt. You choose your battles. -Courteney Cox

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out. -Reese Witherspoon

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. -Mariah Carey

I'm just one of those people that if I sit down to watch a horror film, I put my hands over my face and I cry a lot and I don't see half of the film because I'm too upset. -Neve Campbell

Life is half spent before we know what it is. -George Herbert

To be prepared is half the victory. -Miguel de Cervantes

I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes. -J. B. Priestley

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. -Pearl S. Buck

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource – the minds of our children. -Walt Disney

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties. -Agatha Christie

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true. -Debi Thomas

Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake. -William James

The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention… It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me. -Walter Scott

A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands. -William Lyon Phelps

He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things. -Margery Allingham

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book. -Samuel Johnson

If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. -Steve Allen

He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all. -Sinclair Lewis

I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual. -Samuel Johnson

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to have half my brain sucked out. -Max Walker

Politeness is half good manners and half good lying. -Mary Wilson Little

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. -Thomas Jefferson

If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. -Norman Ralph Augustine

A woman has to be twice as good as a man to go half as far. -Fannie Hurst

Believe me, than in half the creeds. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. -Henry Ward Beecher

We are now in the middle of the centre of the first half. -David Pleat

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin. -Horace

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! -Winston Churchill

Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf. -William James

I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious… and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting. -Thomas Huxley

I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy. -Thomas Huxley

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. -James Callaghan

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. -Charlotte Whitton

I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him. -Saint Teresa of Avila

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans – in grief, as in defiance. -Benjamin Netanyahu

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. -Omar N. Bradley

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice. -Miguel de Cervantes

Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show. -Bill Maher

About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden. -Frank Yerby

There's nothing half so real in life as the things you've done… inexorably, unalterably done. -Sara Teasdale

Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. -Ambrose Bierce

Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time. -Christopher Fry

Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time. -Helen Rowland

Just put down 9/11… I think, on most things I'm liberal, except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money. Those things I'm kind of conservative on. -Dennis Miller

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. -W. H. Auden

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. -Jane Austen

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. -George Eliot

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment. -George Eliot

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable. -Christian Nestell Bovee

A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war. -Samuel Butler

Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make. -Gaston Bachelard

The fellow who says he'll meet you halfway usually thinks he's standing on the dividing line. -Orlando Aloysius Battista

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue. -William Blake

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. -Emily Bronte

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. -David Lloyd George

What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Half a psychiatrist's patients see him because they are married – the other half because they're not. -Arnold H. Glasow

It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour. -George Gurdjieff

Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. -C. S. Lewis

Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. -Malcolm Forbes

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. -Benjamin Franklin

Books that have become classics – books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal – always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved. -Dorothea Brande

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming. -Arthur Balfour

The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man. -Leigh Hunt

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Today we're faced with over 500 casualties, a cost of over $200 billion. And it could rise – the casualties could go into thousands and the cost could go over half a trillion – if we stay there for years. -Dennis Kucinich

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works. -Alexandre Dumas

Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in. -Sydney Smith

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable. -Gloria Steinem

The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything. -Albert Camus

No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed. -William Cowper

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable. -Raymond Chandler

It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other. -Samuel Johnson

So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. -Samuel Johnson

Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does. -Groucho Marx

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half. -Montesquieu

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake. -Orison Swett Marden

Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them. -William Cobbett

We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe. -Jerome K. Jerome

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land. -Philip James Bailey

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -George Orwell

Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half the evil they say of others. -John Petit-Senn

Courage in danger is half the battle. -Plautus

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it. -George Dennison Prentice

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. -J. D. Salinger

Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. -Bertrand Russell

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. -Yogi Berra

The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good. -Walter Cronkite

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all. -John Updike

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine. -Dorothy L. Sayers

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance. -Laurence J. Peter

We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries. -H. G. Wells

I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. -Janeane Garofalo

The wish for healing has always been half of health. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. -Terry Pratchett

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. -J. R. R. Tolkien

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists… When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence. -Edmond de Goncourt

You have two hemispheres in your brain – a left and a right side. The left side controls the right side of your body and right controls the left half. It's a fact. Therefore, left-handers are the only people in their right minds. -Bill Lee

By night an atheist half believes in a God. -Edward Young

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say. -Edith Wharton

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable. -Charles Baudelaire

What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away? -Logan Pearsall Smith

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. -Robert Southey

No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. -Thomas Moore

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe. -John Milton

The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat. -June Jordan

I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. -Althea Gibson

It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance. -Margaret Fuller

One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing. -Bo Bennett

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. -Hillary Clinton

In the Top 40, half the songs are secret messages to the teen world to drop out, turn on, and groove with the chemicals and light shows at discotheques. -Art Linkletter

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. -Duke of Wellington

I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It's reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession, then I'll become a madman. -Tim Robbins

Get inside information from the president and you will probably lose half your money. If you get it from the chairman of the board, you will lose all of your money. -Jim Rogers

Bewitched is half of everything. -Nelly Sachs

Americans are big boys. You can talk them into almost anything. Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of whiskey and be a nice guy. -Nguyen Cao Ky

Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world. -Ted Turner

I spend half my time just living my life, and the other half analyzing it. -David Schwimmer

I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way. -Tom Cruise

I had hoped to let the one-half cent sales tax sunset this year, but we do not believe revenues will grow as fast as we hoped for the rest of the year. -Michael F. Easley

A wise man's question contains half the answer. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health. -Mike Crapo

But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole. -Sally Field

The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they're gone, but your children are still going to be here, and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home. -Alice Munro

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard. -Gene Wolfe

I started studying music at the age of five and a half. My older sister was taking piano lessons. When her teacher left our apartment, I would get up on the piano bench and start picking out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons. -Marvin Hamlisch

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances. -Robert Crumb

It is a sore point, because you do have advantages if you have access to more than one language. You also have problems, because on bad days you don't trust yourself, either in your first or your second language, and so you feel like a complete halfwit. -W. G. Sebald

Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent. -Lucretia Mott

For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition – and winning. -Conrad Veidt

The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory. -Evita Peron

Right now, I'm worth a million dollars, and I owe Uncle Sam a million-and-a-half dollars, and I made a deal with him. I said, 'Uncle Sam, I'm going to pay you 25 grand a month.' -Robert Blake

My father was a waiter basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they're stupid, that that would be a stupid move. -Alfred Molina

For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music. -Amy Grant

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half. -Andrew Greeley

I was about five years old when I was eating soup in our kitchen, and as I was lifting the spoon towards my mouth, it bent and broke in half. -Uri Geller

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full. -Boyle Roche

He only half dies who leaves an image of himself in his sons. -Carlo Goldoni

A problem well stated is a problem half-solved. -Charles Kettering

If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong. -Bernard Baruch

What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity? -Emil Cioran

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other. -Daniel Clowes

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don't know what she's going on about half the time! -Emma Watson

My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub. -Grover Norquist

We want to reduce the size of government in half as a percentage of GNP over the next 25 years. We want to reduce the number of people depending on government so there is more autonomy and more free citizens. -Grover Norquist

With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go. -Murray Walker

Those who still think listening isn't an art should see if they can do it half as well. -Michael Ende

He can't decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed. -Murray Walker

Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life. -Nam June Paik

If today was half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be, it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was. -Norman Ralph Augustine

I have not told half of what I saw. -Marco Polo

The opponents and I are really one. My strength and skills only half of the equation. The other half is theirs. An opponent is someone whose strength joined to yours creates a certain result. -Sadaharu Oh

When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life. -Richard Lewis

It's better to burn brightly for half as long than to be a dim lingering light. -Roland Gift

Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery. -Ed Wood

If you get half a million, at a certain stage you probably will get 4 million people, if they are able to hear it. The touring thing is unbelievable. It really is amazing from what we did the last tour even to what we are doing now. -John Mayer

Women's tennis is two sets of rubbish that lasts only half an hour. -Pat Cash

A good lather is half the shave. -William Hone

Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there. -David Zucker

Winning the Pulitzer is not that big a deal. I have seen hundreds of plays that have won the prize and you couldn't sit half way through it. The Pulitzer is a common prize that means very little. -Richard Harris

I've been doing this 17 years but I can tell you I have more websites now than I have ever had devoted to me or my past career or my character. When I got this show, I think I had two fans out there that had created websites on my behalf. -Robert Patrick

In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation. -Robert South

Pitching is 80% of the game and the other half is hitting and fielding. -Mickey Rivers

There isn't a religion on earth that isn't damaging to the human race because every one of them is patriarchal and every one eliminates more than half of the human race – women. They are all oppressors of women. -Susan Powter

I felt fine after 24 hours and asked the state commission to prolong my stay in space to three days. And I carried out the entire schedule. Could I have done that if I had been half-dead? -Valentina Tereshkova

This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation. -Walter Murch

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. -Kenneth Grahame

The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much, as intelligent Mr. Toad. -Kenneth Grahame

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

I'm going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it. -Don Baylor

I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments. -Carl Wilson

Ali had a break that was an inch and a half long, and you keep getting hit as hard and as much as I hit Ali, the pain would take over and you would pass out. -Ken Norton

The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven. You can't go fire half your scouts here because they are all friends with the local reporters. Your life is going to hell in the papers. -Michael Lewis

Don't give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half. -Bear Bryant

The young people look great on television. They're youthful and have a lot of zip and energy, but when you see them live, they can only do about 20 minutes because they haven't got the training to hold an audience for an hour and a half or so. -Tony Bennett

Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it. -John McCarthy

Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf. -John McCarthy

Fifty years ago, it was the dream of every bohemian artist to be seen getting out of a limousine wearing blue jeans and sneakers. Today, it's the dream of probably half the people in the country. -Brad Holland

Scripture makes it clear to me that there is an obligation to speak out on behalf of those being persecuted. -Frank Wolf

I was able to lean on people for favors and things to help out because their budget was so low. It was half of what John Travolta's perk package is on a film. Our whole budget was half of what his staff makes on a film. -James Woods

I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me. -John Hughes

If I liken the Pacific War to a football match, I can say to you that the first half is over, we have kicked off after the interval, and we are going to carry the ball into enemy territory for a smashing victory. -John Curtin

I've got too many of my friends that retired and went home and got on a rocking chair, and about a year and a half later, I'm always going to the cemetery. -Red Adair

After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood, I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist. -Edgar Bergen

They didn't train me to be in the ring for five and a half hours punching air. So, it was hard, I had to get some body contact in there somewhere, it was mostly body shots and stuff. I had no clue, really. -Michelle Rodriguez

I had been plunged into a different world. I found myself spending half my time answering weird questions on book tours in the Midwest. People would stand up and explain to me the situation in their office and ask me whether they should resign or not. -Kazuo Ishiguro

The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again! -Michael Flanders

In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king. -Chris Farley

Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot. -Edmund Waller

I sat staring, staring, staring – half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born. -Emily Carr

But I do know this: that the two and a half years that I've been at HUD, I am absolutely convinced that some of the best workers in the world are in Federal Government. -Alphonso Jackson

For the first half of my adult life, I was a Democrat. -Alphonso Jackson

People began to understand that with the acquisition of California the nation had obtained practically half a continent, of which the future possibilities were almost unlimited, so far as the development of natural resources and the genera production of wealth were concerned. -John Moody

It takes me about a week and a half to really analyze a game – play by play. -Bart Starr

I wished that I could have been down there because Paul actually wanted me to do the tour with him, but then he realized that it just wouldn't be right. It wouldn't be a solo tour anymore. It would look like just half of KISS. -Eric Carr

The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future? -Jules Verne

Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener. -Nanci Griffith

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today. -Mike Ferguson

To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers. -George Whitefield

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about. -E. T. Bell

David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon – Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music. -Eddie Van Halen

It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics, yet no one questions the validity of what you say. There is no other realm of discourse half so queer. -James Newman

The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight. Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away. This he needed to know. So he watched and he waited. At half past seven he was rewarded. -Frederick Forsyth

I used to have six left feet. Now I only have one and a half left feet. -Jesse McCartney

I've never really taken more than four days off, so it was a lot for me to go away for three-and-a-half months. I went all over Europe. I walked on a whole bunch of beaches and I did a lot of thinking. -Sean Combs

There's nothing worse than putting two similar shows back-to-back. Viewers don't want to watch one show and then sit through another half-hour of almost the same thing. -David Hyde Pierce

It's fun working on the set… I usually work about 10 and a half hours a day, and I also study about five of those hours. It can be tiring, but it's fun! -Mila Kunis

Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected. -Charles Baudelaire

Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half. -Bum Phillips

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. -Lope de Vega

A painting that is well composed is half finished. -Pierre Bonnard

If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. -Auberon Herbert

Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be. -Lionel Barrymore

It was a real rough year and a half. I was getting 80 shots every four weeks. -David Gest

Toward the end of his life, one can sense that he was no longer thinking his way into the minds of others, causing them to speak on his behalf, but that he was now speaking for himself. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me. -Louis Farrakhan

To get the feel of how the slider should roll off of your index finger, use this grip and practice at half speed and roughly half the distance to the mound. -Steve Carlton

In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have okay teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already. -John Corbett

The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you're halfway there. -Ian Holm

I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding. -Jackie Cooper

So I'm in that half-hour business where the most money is, so that eventually I feel like the people that put on the Dupont show, like maybe my artistic effort is going to be a little different. -Jackie Cooper

Having covered some half a hundred cities, towns, villages, and wide spots in the road during the last tow years, George and I fairly wallowed in the comfort of our own home base. -Martin Milner

I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy. -Suzanne Vega

Television? The word is half Greek, half Latin. No good can come of it. -C. P. Scott

All that I can tell you is, that I used my humble powers to the uttermost, and raised my voice in behalf of Human Rights in general, and the elevation and Rights of Woman in particular, nearly all my life. -Ernestine Rose

I am actually 7 foot and and one-half inches tall. I say Seven two because it's easier. Unlike some tall skinny guys I am really 'big' weighing around 350 pounds. -Richard Kiel

Take the time to write. You can do your life's work in half an hour a day. -Robert Hass

Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through. -Wislawa Szymborska

For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done. -Richard J. Needham

You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up. He was at his peak then. He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in, and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor. -Alan Lomax

I'm as anxious as any viewer would be to see what Temple is going to do next. All I know is that in the second half of the season, he's going to have more sexual tension developing. And it's a great cast – they're all Broadway actors except for me. I aspire to that. -Sean Patrick Thomas

I know that in order to be considered successful, you're supposed to do two or three movies a year. I only work once every year-and-a-half, sometimes two years. I have children to raise. -Meg Tilly

I did put on weight for the last half of the film, but the Ferris wheel scene was shot with a harness on me so that if I fell I wouldn't fall all the way. -Ryan Gosling

I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time. -David Attenborough

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. -David Attenborough

We were at Pye Studios for half an hour so we set the gear up and we did two tracks. A month later we found out it was selling thirty thousand copies a day. -Georgie Fame

Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education. -Robert Charles Winthrop

I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they're fantastic. -Billy Sherwood

Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to. -Bobby Scott

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism to democracy and this is a road of no return. -Chen Shui-bian

Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods. -Samuel P. Huntington

Thus, biologically speaking the American people are literally only half an immigrant people. -Samuel P. Huntington

My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals. -Sebastian Bach

Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward. -Vince McMahon

Once you're halfway home, you know that you can probably get the rest of the way there. -Janis Ian

A half marathon is a good way to have a bit of fun and race against those girls and learn a bit more about them. The world half marathon is a world championship at the end of the day and it's important. I've win it twice and it's a quality event. -Paula Radcliffe

We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it. -Rick Wright

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. -Berkeley Breathed

What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I think I would like to go into modelling. Of course, I don't know how to do it, and wouldn't be any good at it if I did, so I'm going to employ someone to walk the catwalks on my behalf. It would still be me, of course. -Terry Pratchett

We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years. -Ken Mehlman

I'm working as hard as I can. Yesterday, I had five different debates. I don't get a half an hour a day to talk to my wife. I don't know how much harder I can work. -Jim Moran

I'm prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions entering the University on behalf of our students. -Ruth J. Simmons

Once I had a steel job for half of a day. I never went back to collect my pay. -Art Rooney

I do not share the half-in, half-out attitude to the EU of some in Britain. Britain's place is in Europe. -Peter Mandelson

Well, if you look back, in almost two and a half years, the biggest change probably was in late 2000 when we decided to totally change the CA business model. -Sanjay Kumar

I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface. -James Loeb

We have three billion people, half the world's population today, living on less than two dollars a day. -James Wolfensohn

I had to fight like hell to convince people I was beautiful in my own Polish half-breed way. -Janice Dickinson

Because you can't do anything halfway, you've got to go all the way in anything you do. -Jerry Bruckheimer

I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now? -Jim Capaldi

I just had that conversation this morning with my doctor. I just got back from the hospital a half-hour ago, and nothing will make me happier than to replicate the DNA of my amazing husband. I'm optimistic. -Karen Duffy

I was two and a half and my folks would put it on the record player and I would run around the house screaming, but I haven't been that hip since. -Leo Kottke

I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half. -Michael Bergin

Among doctors in general, I think more than half support what I'm doing. -Jack Kevorkian

I find it inconceivable that we're meeting for five and a half days, and there isn't one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we've ever had in the church since 1789. -Roger Mahony

Half of me is very excited and the other half is 'Haven't we seen this stuff before?' But I'm very impressed. I almost couldn't picture it when it was being put together. I couldn't picture it being in my hand, what it would look like. -Jaime Hernandez

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world – out of six billion people, more than three billion – do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame. -Muhammad Yunus

I started college Pre-Med. That lasted about half a semester. -Peter Krause

We're travelling for about nine-and-a-half months a year. -George Shearing

Sometimes you'd come up against a brick wall… or sometimes you go into a fill and you'd know halfway through it was going to be disastrous. -John Bonham

I haven't been to a movie in a year and a half. -James Ellroy

Mike and Heather and I rapped once or twice in New York and then we all wound up on a train together on the way out to Maryland. I think it was about a month and a half from the time we got cast until the time we shot the thing. -Joshua Leonard

We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow it down to an hour and a half. Our instructions were to film everything that came up, including the more mundane moments. -Joshua Leonard

I've been doing this for seven and a half years. I've been just bustin' it, trying to break in as an artist in this business. For me, it's still just about the work. I get the scripts and I'm all about that. I don't really even have an idea what that's going to be like. -Josh Holloway

Now, I've never flown in space; but the folks who have say that on landing day, you know, you've just spent maybe a week and a half, sometimes two weeks in orbit and you're used to the things happening slowly in space. -Duane G. Carey

While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing. -Ginny Brown-Waite

Since September 11th, federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of them have been convicted. -Jim Sensenbrenner

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense – very far in excess of one-half of one per cent – into their otherwise sober documents. -John Crowe Ransom

I'm getting sick and tired of doing anything half-way. -Knute Rockne

The actual atoms and molecules that make up my brain and body today are not the same ones that I was born with on September 8, 1954, a half-century ago this month. -Michael Shermer

Use gentle means before you come to extremity, and whatever lesson you work him, and never take above half his strength, nor ride him till he is weary, but a little at a time and often. -William Cavendish

Sometimes that is why you might even stay in the bathroom for even half an hour, making that water running all over, just singing. -Dennis Brown

I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its work on behalf of a strong national defense. -Don Nickles

If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges… and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you're getting more of those on the record. -Herb Alpert

Of course I'm sure half the people there hate me and half the people like me. -Kevin Mitnick

Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter, and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria' were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894. -Albert Claude

We have been restraining the growth of the cost of education-that is, tuition, room and board-to be within approximately one and a half percentage points of the consumer price index. -Charles Vest

Almost every scene, I re-think as I'm about to start drawing it, and at least half of the time I'm changing dialogue or whatever, or adding scenes or different things. -Chester Brown

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 Black

When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them, and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge. -Mike Judge

I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time. -Esther Williams

East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century. -William C. Kirby

I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days. -Bill Joy

One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience. -Lee H. Hamilton

As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been an outstanding issue for more than half a century. -Li Peng

Nowadays, you have to sell, like, half a million or a million records just to break even. -Maynard James Keenan

There are many different kinds of radioactive waste and each has its own half-life so, just to be on the safe side and to simplify matters, I base my calculations on the worst one and that's plutonium. -David R. Brower

I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary. -George Woodcock

We've seen in the last half century an incredible shift. This is just an extraordinary time to be alive. -Neale Donald Walsch

The Chinese, by their favourite system of dwarfing, contrive to make it, when only a foot and a half or two feet high, have all the characters of an aged cedar of Lebanon. -Robert Fortune

While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him. -Robert Teeter

First and foremost, when I think of him – I'm prejudiced; I worked for the guy for six and a half years – when I think of him, I think of him first and foremost as an idea politician. -John Podesta

Now I don't know half of the young people in the industry. It's too spread out, too diffuse. -Cesar Romero

The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is that you have the worst boss in the world. I work every day of the year except at Christmas, when I work a half day. -David Eddings

If sexual intercourse, as the poets tell us, began in 1963, it was another decade and a half before the American political system began to take notice. -Michael Kinsley

Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed. -Peter Coyote

My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism. -Patricia Ireland

Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story's grown to around a half-million words and can't be written as anything less than a trilogy. -Lynn Abbey

I had a financial page to write in the Mail on Sunday where I'd give tips on shares. I worked there for two and a half years. Nothing compares to the burst of energy felt on a newsroom floor when a big story breaks. -Adam Faith

You cannot speak on behalf of a nation when you have no mandate to do so. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

Let me tell you something: if you're on an island for three and a half months and you're four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there's nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you'd be running around without your clothes on. -Christopher Atkins

Music is half the film. -Matthew Vaughn

I don't want to wait more than a year and a half or two years between books. -Max Cannon

History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state. -Mike Simpson

In the event of the death of a current or former President, like the recent death of President Ronald Reagan, the flag should be flown at half-staff for thirty days from the day of the death. -Mike Simpson

CBS's halftime show during the 2004 Super Bowl was a new low for television. -Mike Rogers

People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent. -Cesar Romero

The other half is to dramatize the fact that we still 'are' human beings, now. Or can be. -David Foster Wallace

The entire economy, of course, is locked in a down cycle right now. Last time we weathered this was during another Bush presidency in '90. We were locked in it for a year and a half and everyone came out of it. -David Talbot

We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback. -Jim Barksdale

It's a question of why they come for your advice. Whatever I tell you, it doesn't matter, it is completely irrelevant in a way. I know so many actors who were discouraged and put that aside. You will get half-baked opinions. -Michael York

And then when I found my sound, it took me two and a half weeks to find my sound and when I did I pulled out all the stops, all the stops I could find. -Jimmy Smith

I don't think I've found the perfect job for me, but I know what I like, so that's halfway there, right? -Colleen Haskell

I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind. -Alfred Russel Wallace

Well, I've just gotten accustomed to just being in Canada for five and a half months a year. -Anthony Michael Hall

The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes. -Hernan Cortes

Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born – about half of adults in this group – English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship. -Linda Chavez

I'm in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything. -Lou Reed

I'm too old to do things by half. -Lou Reed

We were engaged three-and-a-half weeks after the first date. -Michael W. Smith

I have – I have more than an interesting task in piloting Wales into our new democracy, without wanting to exercise draconian powers on behalf of anybody else – I can assure of that. -Ron Davies

It took us about a day and a half to find out what had gone wrong. -Ben Bradlee

A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which we've never seen is going to be needed. We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away. We can do it for our own citizens. -Al Roker

A half dozen pictures would just about be enough for the life of an artist, for my life. -Giorgio Morandi

What I did was I completed the half-hour film, but before really showing it, I wrote two more sections for a potential feature film which I didn't think would really happen, but at least I had it in case. -Jim Jarmusch

Since the September 11 attacks, nearly 400 individuals have been arrested by the Justice Department as a result of ongoing investigations into international terrorism. Of that total, over half were convicted as a result of their actions. -Jo Bonner

I took the ET job because I wanted to stop traveling and they said I would only work half a day. Then I could work on music the rest of the day. They put in my contract that I wouldn't work after 1 P.M. -John Tesh

It's good to be playing one and a half hour again. In the States we played like an hour and when you got onstage it felt like all of a sudden you are already done your set. But now, it feels like we are touring again. -Kerry King

When we play 'Angel of Death', it's actually a 2 and half minutes sing 'til our party starts. That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end. -Kerry King

It definitely puts a strain on family life – I miss them like mad. Being a working mother I've been juggling house and career from day one. I want to hold out for telly for the second half of the year. -Louise Jameson

When you are reading, someone has done a lot of work on your behalf, someone has had ideas and has then written and corrected and improved them so that they can be shared. -Margaret Mahy

I can't speak on behalf of the show. I'm not a creator; I'm just a pawn. -Randy Harrison

The police had already found the cartridges and the rifles and the bag in the Texas School Depository and within a half an hour, those facts were known. -John Sherman Cooper

It's tedious to watch something very obvious being worked out, like a movie that's not particularly good and after about half an hour you know how it's going to end. -Rudy Rucker

But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock. I'll probably write for about three hours, and I'll do that over the next month and a half. -Stanley Tucci

For anyone with half a brain they can see that this play is about the human condition. -Estelle Parsons

I continued to study Math and Physics on my own, but one and a half years later I realized that I did want to be a composer, and after that I never changed my mind. -Gyorgy Ligeti

But I'm not as bad as Al Pacino – he doesn't even know what month it is half the time when he's working. -John Goodman

In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow – and trust – the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction. -Mary Augusta Ward

English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century. -Mary Augusta Ward

I come from a really big family, my father was a businessman and what he always instilled in us was to be your own boss. My father built up his business, and he was by no means a rich man, but he figured out how to work four-and-a-half days a week. -Tony Shalhoub

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first. -Dawn French

I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web. -Alan Dean Foster

The voice doesn't take a lot of effort now, but in the beginning it was hard to try to find a voice. The one I settled on was just easier to do for a half-hour. -Dan Castellaneta

I'm not performing now. What I do now is listen to music all day long. Listening is very nourishing to me. I might go back to perform, I might make another record. I've got a record half finished. -Michael Nesmith

If I ever completely lost my nervousness I would be frightened half to death. -Paul Lynde

The head of the CIA, it seems to me, would think long and hard before he admitted that former employees of his had been involved in the murder of the President of the United States-even if they weren't acting on behalf of the Agency when they did it. -Jim Garrison

I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career. -Al Jarreau

Ray had so much love of life and the music. He had so much integrity. He treated the music with so much dignity and respect. I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown's trio. Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention. -Benny Green

I don't have half the nerves there that I have anywhere else. -Eric Clapton

It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes. -Alva Myrdal

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river and I was there for about two and a half months, and we were just out of Alabama. I hardly got to see Alabama. -Albert Finney

It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now. -Alice Cooper

I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision… this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light. -Billy Corgan

I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals. -Lisa Loeb

The 1st Congressional District contains almost half of the biotech and biomedical companies in Washington, and my job often allows me to meet the people responsible for this exciting research. -Jay Inslee

I see all this and know that if we are to save the Jewish state and its three-and-a-half million Jews from terrible horrors, we must rise up and demand a fundamental change in the very system of government. -Meir Kahane

The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me. -Bruce Cockburn

I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this. But it is really up to you and your staff, on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge. -David Kay

Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach. -James Lind

When you come together with your other half, you immediately experience a sense of wholeness and completeness. -Andrew Cohen

Everyone has a mad half-hour once a month. -Geri Halliwell

I was not allowed to take notes but my friend and I memorised those two and a half pages. Most people talked to me because of the warning. They knew this book was not going to be the official line. -Jung Chang

After doing psychology for half a century, my passion for all of it is greater than ever. -Philip Zimbardo

Oh, I'm not English, I cannot talk on behalf of an English person. I'm French. I can say about French. They are quite emotional, though, and they talk about their emotions. -Sophie Marceau

What I'm getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half. -Jello Biafra

I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half. -Jilly Cooper

The Porto players were with me for two and a half years, they believed in me, in my methods, in the way we do it. The next day I go and a manager arrives who works completely differently. -Jose Mourinho

Honestly, if the public still wants to hear me in some works, I have to go down a half step. -Placido Domingo

With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice. -Placido Domingo

I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him. -Jesse Helms

I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay. -Alice Hoffman

Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I, and when she committed suicide I was only 30 – and very shocked and sorry. I never knew her personally. -Anne Stevenson

Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.' -Ernestine Rose

My big places to shop are Wal-Mart and Target – seriously. That is where half of my stuff comes from now. -Kelly Preston

The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway. -Sammy Hagar

Listen to advice. You don't know how many writer's conferences I've taught at where at least half the audience fights all the conventions of the field. -Jane Haddam

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for. -Ian Botham

The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion. -John Keegan

We got stuffed 4-1, but it was just great to play against, it was like an education. You think you are half good and then you go and play against a side like that! -Alan Hansen

Half of Google's revenue comes from selling text-based ads that are placed near search results and are related to the topic of the search. Another half of its revenues come from licensing its search technology to companies like Yahoo. -Eric Schmidt

I started by looking everything up in a Star Trek dictionary so I knew what I was talking about, but you can't do that because they talk in circles, and half of it doesn't make sense, so you'll just end up driving yourself more insane. -Jeri Ryan

No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone. -Martha Beck

I was allowed to meet my family every two weeks for a half hour. -Mordechai Vanunu

Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them. -Arsene Wenger

Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession. -William Greider

The economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind. -William Greider

Doing a half-hour TV show is a dream. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

When I was drumming with Mick Fleetwood I thought I looked half mad. I thought I looked half crazy. -Caroline Corr

Capital, however capital may be defined, would practically cease to exist as an income producing fund, for the simple reason that if money, wherewith to buy capital, could be obtained for one-half of one per cent, capital itself could command no higher price. -John Buchanan Robinson

The fancy term for what America has squandered in the past year and a half or so is legitimacy. -Todd Gitlin

In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

On behalf of the federal government, I wish now publicly to appeal to the provinces to lend their co-operation in furthering our country's war effort by effecting at as early a date as may be possible this much needed restriction. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don't tap people's phones and poke into their e-mail and you don't arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them. -Carol Moseley Braun

So I begged, half way into season two, for them to let me cut my hair. -Charisma Carpenter

So, I'm happy to do that because it's a wonderful working relationship but I will be going out for pilot season for half hour work and that's the gamble I'm taking. -Charisma Carpenter

When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals. -Dennis Hastert

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. -Morrie Schwartz

Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. -Richard Roeper

So the system we have in radio and television today is the direct result of government policies that have been made in our name, in the name of the people, on our behalf, but without our informed consent. -Robert McChesney

You know, a left-winger, the barrier to success if you're on the left in commercial radio is a mile and a half higher than it is if you're on the right. -Robert McChesney

By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam. -Nguyen Cao Ky

We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind. -John Robert Seeley

I really liked doing a number of the projects and directors, and etc., etc., I knew about half-way through that I would never be doing that again. It's just not me. I really am happy as a part-time film composer, not a full-time film composer. -Danny Elfman

I am excited about this. We've got half of our goal. I'd love to see us get a little bit more than half our goal and not be so deeply into this thing going into Sunday, but I feel good about everything. -Hal Sutton

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement. -Peter Agre

Every week Rangers have different former players come out at half-time. Spurs should have a couple a former players on the board, who know what the supporters want. -Graham Roberts

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 C. Burgess

Among the many important provisions in the energy bill are the creation of an estimated half million new jobs, increased oil production, blackout protection, controlling fertilizer costs by stabilizing natural gas prices and enacting new efficiency benchmarks. -Paul Gillmor

A vast abortion industry, generating some half a billion dollars annually, sprang into existence in the wake of Roe and Doe. -Robert Casey

For, just as it has been said that there is no half-way house between Rome and Reason, so it may be said that there is no half-way house between State Socialism and Anarchism. -Benjamin Tucker

In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato. -David F. Houston

We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month. My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half below the freezing point, within doors. -Gilbert White

Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand. -Malcolm Fraser

Usually, jet lag is not this big of an issue for me. I'm not sure why I'm so disoriented this time. It could be due to the amount of chocolate and french fries I've eaten in the last two and a half weeks. -April Winchell

Working on behalf of companion animals is so important. We start to realize how healing they are. -Bernadette Peters

I know when something is kind of half-baked. -Bill Budge

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the very end of 1978 for half of my annual income. I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer. -Bill Budge

Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others. The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their different insights and perspectives, the more they will be magnetized to join us. -Margaret J. Wheatley

In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel – it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn. -Michael Pollan

Corporate partners help UNICEF fund our programmes for children, advocate with us on their behalf, or facilitate our work through logistical, technical, research or supply support. -Carol Bellamy

We said in our 21st Century Party paper there are 61 mosaic groups, which the market research people use as different socio-economic categories and half of our members come from just five of those groups and that is very narrow – too narrow. -Francis Maude

In trying to make something new, half the undertaking lies in discovering whether it can be done. Once it has been established that it can, duplication is inevitable. -Helen Gahagan

Not the first half you might have expected, even though the score might suggest that it was. -John Motson

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property. -Richard Pryor

We did like 12 shows, then we did the entire Ozzfest with the first half completely booked; then we did the second half with a couple days off here and there. -Tom Araya

My sister wanted to be an actress, but she never made it. She does live in a trailer. She got halfway. She's an actress, she just never gets called to the set. -Mitch Hedberg

We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle. -Allan Carr

There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century. -Arthur Erickson

For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character. -Ferdinand Mount

On that Sunday morning the first thing that impressed the people who approached the tomb was the unusual position of the one and a half to two ton stone that had been lodged in front of the doorway. -Josh McDowell

As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process. -Margaret Carlson

The model today is that as much as 70 percent of the financing of the picture would come from overseas. Now we're beginning to run out of suckers, because there are not that many people overseas who are willing to put up more than half the money for a movie. -Peter Bart

Just blow in it and sound bad for about a year and then make it sound a little bit better, and you get a little band together, and then you get a few jobs. You take four guys that sound half bad, but if they're 25 percent each, they can give 100 percent, you know? -Quincy Jones

Now about those ghosts. I'm sure they're here and I'm not half so alarmed at meeting up with any of them as I am at having to meet the live nuts I have to see every day. -Bess Truman

I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President's party to get him to turn back the clock. -Birch Bayh

All my vocals were recorded at home, which was great for me. You can actually have a studio in a computer program called ProTools. I did half the record with ProTools. -David Coverdale

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target. I think it is a real and achievable goal. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe. -Joe Slovo

I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them. -Kathy Acker

For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own. -Laurence Housman

I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes. -Oksana Baiul

Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win. -Roscoe Conkling

I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize. -Warren Farrell

I joined the Communist Party late in 1934. I got out a year and a half later. -Elia Kazan

Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it. -Louis Leakey

Whatever you do, don't do it halfway. -Bob Beamon

There is a ban on Indian films in Pakistan, so that's half of our market gone. -Satyajit Ray

I still get a lot of material but I find that as one gets older you get more fussy. You know you're going spend a year or a year and a half on this and you know there are only so many films in you so you get a little bit more selective. -Norman Jewison

One half-conscious thought was burned in my mind: stay on your feet. -Gene Tunney

During exposure, interference takes place between the incident rays and those reflected by the mirror, with the formation of interference fringes half a wavelength distant from each other. -Gabriel Lippmann

It's just six of one and half-a-dozen of the other. -Frederick Marryat

They, astounded at the flash of the armor, and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles, half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way. -Arrian

The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours. -Charles Babbage

Not a single person I named hadn't already been named at least a half-dozen times and wasn't already on he blacklist. -Edward Dmytryk

During these two and a half years that have followed the war, the most urgent problem we have encountered was: to activate the public enterprises, to bring them up to the level that international markets demand and we are just now getting them prepared for privatization. -Ibrahim Rugova

I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not only in obedience to your order, but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town, who have presented another petition, and out of regard to the liberties of the subject. -James Otis

But it is my happiness to be half Welsh, and that the better half. -Richard Cobden

We also maintain – again with perfect truth – that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination. -Richard Le Gallienne

I have lived in the United States for half of my life, my entire adult life. -Sheena Easton

Sometimes I'll be playing along and find I'm missing the strings. I'll worry about it for days until I notice that the pick has worn down to half its size. -Terry Kath

A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death. -Vincent Bugliosi

A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns. -P. L. Travers

If I made a list of the people I admire, Mom would probably fill up half of it. She could do anything and everything. -Patsy Cline

I played with Arthur Godfrey for about a year and a half. -Patsy Cline

You can't be halfway in this business. If you don't meet the fans, you lose all you've got. -Loretta Lynn

I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed. -Kirstie Alley

I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise. -Jessica Savitch

I don't exactly know what it means to be ready. A cake when the oven timer goes off? Am I fully baked, or only half-baked? -Jessica Savitch

I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day. -Jerzy Kosinski

I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside and the heel was another 2 and half inches. I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over. -Bobby Darin

I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit. -Tupac Shakur

If you hear something you like, and you're halfway like the public, chances are they'll like it too. -Chet Atkins

I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. -Dorothy Day

A poem is learned by heart and then not again repeated. We will suppose that after a half year it has been forgotten: no effort of recollection is able to call it back again into consciousness. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

The relation of repetitions for learning and for repeating English stanzas needs no amplification. These were learned by heart on the first day with less than half of the repetitions necessary for the shortest of the syllable series. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

During half a century of literary work, I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution into the sphere of literature, and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms. -Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

I did not imagine that the second half of my life would be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science. -Joseph Rotblat

There's no way New Orleans will ever be the city it was. I think it will have half the population. They may create a sort of Disneyland at the French Quarter for tourists. The rest I don't know. -Geraldo Rivera

As long as I can sing halfway decent, I'd rather sing than act. There's nothing like being in good voice, feeling good, having good numbers to do and having a fine orchestra. -Howard Keel

I don't play full court anymore. I just play half-court. -John Ashcroft

Most performers spend half their earnings taking care of family members. -Martha Reeves

I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible. -Carl Friedrich Gauss

In the latter half of the last century the impact of the expanding influence of Western culture and economic system brought about in China a severe conflict. -Chen-Ning Yang

I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did. -Ewan McGregor

He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him. -Henry Villard

That's why I felt so at home when I went to Africa. It didn't matter that I was halfway around the world in a foreign country, because all those elements are universal. And I think that's one thing about my work: It's universal. -Herb Ritts

So Europe's a big driver. And at one point, if the euro hadn't devalued, they would have been making as much money as the US with half the stores. Returns were higher. -Jim Cantalupo

I don't much enjoy Back and Forth. I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities, but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did. -Rowan Atkinson

I would consider a half hour sitcom if the script was good. -Sela Ward

I just like to catch fish, I don't care if it weighs half a pound or 10 pounds. But I can't do a lot of casting. I can work a jig or a worm. But not for long, especially if the big ones are biting. Those big bass will make it hurt after a while. -Terry Bradshaw

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later. -Bob Filner

Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height, and there was a noticeable disproportion between the long trunk of his body and his short legs. His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs. -Henry Villard

Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing. -Rowan Atkinson

We're half the people; we should be half the Congress. -Jeannette Rankin

Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century. -Lord Mountbatten

Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can. -Sue Grafton

Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed. -Buffalo Bill

When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals. -Clara Zetkin

I write best in the morning, and I can only write for about half a day, that's about it. -Norton Juster

I wish I could remember where I put things. I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses. -Sara Paretsky

And almost half of American oil consumption is for motor vehicles. -Tim Holden

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution, there is a popular sentiment of support for the old one that lives on in reality in some quarters. -Kenzaburo Oe

The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality. -Talcott Parsons

In the road ships must ride in 30, 40, or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest: and if there are many ships they must ride close one by another. -William Dampier

The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening in the land and we ran into it, and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water, 2 miles from the shore, clean sand. -William Dampier

It appears that the present-day form of African American English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery, but the creation of the second half of the 20th century. -William Labov

Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis. -Franz Beckenbauer

But I think our humour is exactly the same today. Only, we've made rules now. We've said we are not going to do prosthetic make-up scenes, because when they take it off half your face comes off. -Jennifer Saunders

As I grew up, I was continually to suffer hardships in different realms of life – in my family, in my relationship to Japanese society and in my way of living at large in the latter half of the twentieth century. -Kenzaburo Oe

At that point, I sat down and made an alphabetical list of all the crime related words I could think of. So here I am now, nearly half-way through, probably tied up until the year 2015 or SO. -Sue Grafton

My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing. -Anish Kapoor

I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67. That program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us. -Robert Crippen

You're going very fast when you're on orbit, going around the world once every hour and a half. -Robert Crippen

Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated in the Second World War – thousands of them in Auschwitz – we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority. -Antonio Tabucchi

Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us. -Barbara Deming

Give me a lead of 14-0 at halftime and I will dictate the final score. -Frank Leahy

In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T. we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should, in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations, lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe. -Leon Jouhaux

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP. -Mangosuthu Buthelezi

At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere. -Shmuel Yosef Agnon

The beginnings of my studies also came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by three tutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half. -Shmuel Yosef Agnon

I'm always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters. -Ben Stiller

I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me. -Calvin Klein

I went to Catholic high school for half a year and religion wasn't the cool thing to talk about even at a catholic high school. It never came up. -Mandy Moore

I do tend to take time off. A year and a half ago I went to film school, and before that I had taken years off at a time to be involved politically or this or that. -Sarah Polley

I've actually become much, much dumber through being married and having these children. I find that I'm not half as sharp that I once was. I can't even help them with their 4th and 5th grade vocabulary and math work at this point. -Patrick Warburton

I remember when I did the pilot, and I though no network is going to want to do this. How could that happen? A half Chinese guy walking the old west that doesn't fire one gun and never gets on a horse? -David Carradine

Today, over half of China's undergraduate degrees are in math, science technology and engineering, yet only 16 percent of America's undergraduates pursue these schools. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Ruby in Paradise and the intensity and quality that I was able to experience on Smoke were equally as important to me as working on this movie every day for three-and-a-half months. -Ashley Judd

We never could have performed live for an hour and a half every week if we were doing drugs. -Chevy Chase

I had a meeting in LA in which they took a really overstuffed hour and a half. It was as close to old Hollywood as I remembered it in the last 20 years. -David Ogden Stiers

We're both very very lazy, and having someone else do half the work is very convenient. -Lana Wachowski

I've spent the last year and a half going through a very public separation, hiding in hotel lobbies. -Phil Collins

I usually hang around the room listening to a bit of last night's show. If there's one available, I go to the steam room every day for my voice. I spend half an hour there and then I eat, because I can't eat later than four o'clock. Then I go for a soundcheck. That's my day. -Phil Collins

Often there's a BA crew, because half the time we stay at the same hotels, especially in Australia. I can remember spending quite a lot of time with crews around the pool there. They always make themselves known to us. -Phil Collins

It is inconceivable to me that a million or three million or half a million human beings will think and feel precisely the same way on any single subject. -Chaim Potok

I don't work on my Sabbath. I write five-and-a-half or six days a week. -Chaim Potok

I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries. -Charles S. Dutton

I taught sixth grade for three and a half years. -Ed Bradley

Profile has half the publishing and they control and administer the publishing and distribute and own the records, so our group is a 10-point crew. But we got a lot of money off of the shows. -Jam Master Jay

If Senator Kerry understands the nature of this threat and the need to take on terror, then he should immediately repudiate these troubling comments, and stop all efforts on behalf of his surrogates to blame America for these attacks. -Marc Racicot

The staff at the Institute will present an analysis on how asset price fluctuations and subsequent structural adjustments influence sustained economic growth, based on Japan's experience since the second half of the 1980s. -Toshihiko Fukui

I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between. I dress funny. I play all these different styles of music on one record. It's like, What is he doing? -Lenny Kravitz

I don't think there's more than half-a-dozen cartoons that I've been really truly happy with in all the time I've been doing it. -Pat Oliphant

I've never seen a woman half as beautiful as Jennifer Love Hewitt. -Robert Iler

I didn't get to see Predator until halfway through shooting. It was great to get an education while I was shooting because it made me excited to be part of this legacy. -Sanaa Lathan

Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, a place not lacking in wealth. But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per capita has fallen by about half in a generation. -Keith Henson

I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump all the time. -George Herman

Duets is about six people, so it's like three different movies – three different duets. I was on the set 18 days, spread out over three and a half or four weeks. -Scott Speedman

And then, when I went into the Navy, there was no choice. You took about half of the hours during your naval training as naval courses and the other half were engineering. -Daniel J. Evans

That's what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there. -Alan Vega

It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father, I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy, I'm a different person. Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different. -Alan Vega

So I did in fact spend two and a half years in the Middlesbrough car park practising skills. But if you spend four or five or six hours a day practising, you get better. -Craig Johnston

So it's really nice after about a year and a half to get back on stage and flex those old muscles. -Michael C. Hall

You can do really slow movements with it, like zooming in for a minute and a half. The audience isn't aware that the camera has moved, but there's subconscious tension there. -Mike Figgis

My wife and I have spent half our lives, half our adult lives, trying to save special parts of California. -Pete McCloskey

I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%, you know? I think it's just that he has never… he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him. -John Milius

And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War. -Shelby Foote

After a sound drubbing followed by half a day's fasting, I felt more like laughing than like crying; and, in half a while, all was forgotten and my wickedness began afresh and worse than ever. -Stijn Streuvels

An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT, but my mom was like, No, she's too young. I became so annoying that a year and a half later she just couldn't stand hearing me any more! -Marla Sokoloff

Because our daughters have school and it's just such a hassle going down to New York all the time, we can really only go on the weekends, we kind of… Steve came up here and worked out stuff for the second half of the record. -Kim Gordon

I train for one-and-a-half hours every day in order to keep my energy level high. -Jurgen Klinsmann

When I was doing half-hour shows, I loved it and was preparing myself for the hour shows. Then when I did the hour shows, I was preparing myself for the specials and features. -Richard Donner

The CIO put up half a million dollars for Roosevelt's 1936 campaign and provided him with an immense group of active labor workers who played a large part in the sweeping victory he won at the polls. -John T. Flynn

Much of my reading time over the last decade and a half has been spent reading aloud to my children. Those children's bedtime rituals of supper, bath, stories, and sleep have been a staple of my life and some of the best, most special times I can remember. -Louise Brown

Small- and medium-sized companies do not know what we have to offer and that needs to be changed. We must react just as strenuously on their behalf as we do for larger companies. -Lawrence Eagleburger

After the navy, I transferred to Harvard and finished there. I was there the spring term of 1951 and I stayed through the summer term and a whole other year, so I was able to do two years in a little less than a year and a half. -Harry Mathews

Since Star Wars, that film's success led to bigger budgets, more hardware, that the great movies like the ones I did, which were studio movies, are now independent movies. They range from half a million to several million, and a lot of those have very interesting roles. -Faye Dunaway

I think Juan stopped short – he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist. -Clarence Thomas

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II. -Barbara Amiel

I feel sorry for these kids in bands. Everything is so disposable nowadays. These kids don't even get 15 minutes of fame, it's like a minute and a half. -Zakk Wylde

Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner, I would take my laptop with me and work in the car, so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming. -Thomas Friedman

You really get the most out of sweet corn if you pick the corn off the stalk and rush it to a pot of boiling water. The longer you wait, the more sugar you lose. But if you get it in the first half hour, that is the sweetest corn ever. -Sam Donaldson

Although, my experience when I've been depressed, not only am I too depressed to sit down and write a song, I'm too depressed to pick up my feet. So if you can at least write about it, you're halfway away from it. -Paul Westerberg

I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it. -Morgan Freeman

The larger point is this: We've invested over half a billion dollars in New York since this department was stood up. We've given New York more money, by more than double, than any other city in the country. -Michael Chertoff

So, all during the '90s and, you know, for the first half of this decade, we had opportunities to get evacuation plans in place, better communications in place. -Michael Chertoff

And here where the fact that we've given over half a billion dollars to New York really plays a role, because New York has already made a lot of investments in the kinds of things which you'd expect to have as basic security. -Michael Chertoff

At my age, I don't buy but a half a loaf of bread, you know? -Merle Haggard

During this earlier period of his activity Voltaire seems to have been trying – half unconsciously, perhaps – to discover and to express the fundamental quality of his genius. -Lytton Strachey

I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman at the head of the school which I attended from the age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half, was a born teacher in advance of her own times. -Catherine Helen Spence

In '38, this time I did a job for Mr. Stryker. I went on his payroll at about half the salary I was getting before, to cover what he called Harvest in Ohio. -Ben Shahn

I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more. -Catherine Deneuve

I need a break. I've been working for about a year and a half. I think I'd like to go to Pakistan. -Mia Kirshner

With any half-hour comedy, it kind of takes on its own life and finds itself. -Seth MacFarlane

Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about. -William Glasser

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards – I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding. -Travis Barker

So you get two good hours on the field about every day, you get about an hour and a half in the meeting room and that's pretty much all you need to thoroughly coach your team. -Steve Spurrier

I went to Princeton in the fall of 1930 as a half-time instructor. -Stephen Cole Kleene

As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment. -Spencer Bachus

You know, I don't play the race card a lot. I'm half-black, half-white, and I'm proud of – my skin is brown. The world sees me as a black man, but my mother didn't raise me as a black man. She didn't raise me as a white guy. -Shemar Moore

You know what I would really like to do? I'd like to do a half hour drama with comedy in it. -Sharon Gless

Oracle was I had started it I guess two and a half years ago, maybe even longer than that, closer to three. -Robert Rauschenberg

We had the boy's name picked out, but we didn't have a girl's. When he turned out to be a boy, we were so relieved. Literally, in the middle of contracting and pushing, and with my wife being drugged – out and half – lucid, we were still coming up with names. -Paul Reiser

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

It was an hour and a half plane ride, so I slept. I try to sleep because that's probably the only time I get to get my real sleep. When I can't sleep I read books or watch movies. -Keren Ann

U.S. companies rely on the European market for more than half of their global foreign profits. -John Bruton

Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history. -John Bruton

I've written a couple screenplays and half-finished plays. -Christopher Meloni

When I finished the juniors I felt, perhaps for about a year and a half, that everything was going to be the same and that I would be able to go out there and win any match. But it wasn't the case. I struggled. -Amelie Mauresmo

If people take an interest in you and they think there's half a chance, they might hang on. It's dreadful. -Daniel Day-Lewis

I'm visiting my high school. Every half year I do the exams, and then this year I'm going to graduate. -Daniela Hantuchova

I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car. -Ayrton Senna

With 1.7 million private sector jobs lost and half a million jobs shipped overseas over the past three years, we must take action to spur job creation and restore economic prosperity. -Nick Lampson

I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema. -Mohsen Makhmalbaf

My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year. -Mickey Gilley

In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century. -Louis Finkelstein

The U.S. now imports over half of its oil supply from the Middle East. This dangerous dependence on foreign energy sources is an issue of national security. -Kenny Marchant

When I get up, I have a cup of coffee, surf the Internet, then do a half-hour run. -Katarina Witt

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

I think if you're half-hearted you shouldn't go into acting. -Jane Badler

The picture alone, without the written word, leaves half the story untold. -James Lafferty

I have learned as much in the last three years as in any other comparable period of my life, but with an added realisation of how little over a half century of study one has in fact managed to learn of the whole range of economic policy issues. -James Meade

I worked for half a cent a word. I'm not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things. -Jack Vance

In the year and a half I was on SNL, I never saw anybody ad lib anything. For a very good reason – the director cut according to the script. So, if you ad libbed, you'd be off mike and off camera. -Harry Shearer

I spent many a summer early morning with the radio very low, half sleeping and half listening. -Frankie Valli

It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace. -Ernest Istook

America has global trade with plenty of nations that provide inexpensive labor, but it's better for us when they're in our own hemisphere, rather than sending that business halfway around the world. -Ernest Istook

Well that's the point: People don't normally take away things from films anymore. You go and see a $100 million film, half an hour later, your biggest concern is what are you going to be eating. -Eriq La Salle

I think everything should happen at halfway to dawn. That's when all the heads of government should meet. I think everybody would fall in love. -Billy Strayhorn

I had stories that needed more space than the hour and a half or two hours a movie gives you. -Manuel Puig

I get appalled when I see good drivers being left on the sidelines because they haven't come up with the half million to a million to put themselves in a competitive car. -John Surtees

Almost half of all Latinas currently on Social Security rely exclusively on their benefit check in retirement. -Grace Napolitano

All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell; and they are in general sold tolerably cheap, one and even sometimes two for a halfpenny; or, in our money, threepence. -Karl Philipp Moritz

I went into rehab December 14th, 1996, and got out eight months later? Then I went into a sober living place where I stayed for three months. I've been clean for a good year and a half. -Marc Wallice

So the first season about halfway through he just sort of put us together and then broke us up all within one episode. One of the ideas is to have us do that once a year – to have everything blow up in our faces and not work out. -Sarah Chalke

There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public. -Amar Bose

Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows. -Compay Segundo

The serious problems facing the world today will never be solved until women are able to use their full potential on behalf of themselves, their families, and their global and local communities, as the World Bank and others have discovered. -Jenny Shipley

People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it's great for New York and it's also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it's the best of both worlds. -Liam Neeson

Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments, most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998. -Robert MacNeil

Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are both accepted as scientific fact even though they're mutually exclusive. Albert Einstein spent the second half of his life searching for a unifying truth that would reconcile the two. -Roy H. Williams

I reserve the right to tell shaggy dog stories or even common jokes as part of what I'm doing. I don't give a damn if half the audience walks out. -David Antin

I played in Joe Louis in a playoff game. I played there when the roof caved in for half a season. The facility is great for basketball because it goes straight up, so you feel like the fans are on top of you. -Bill Laimbeer

You know, I can't remember the last movie I walked out of. If I pay, I'll see it through. I can't be halfway through a movie and think that I know everything that's going to happen, because I hope that I'm wrong. -Bobby Farrelly

We had to depend on other institutions to do research on our behalf. We had to use the information that already existed to craft the best practices to distribute throughout the country. And we had to do all of that in ten months. -DeForest Soaries

At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was – almost daily meeting with famous men. -Ernest Thompson Seton

The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention. -Mark Edwards

Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions. -Michael Beschloss

Every night is a joy; you get an hour and a half of all these hits. It's a lot of fun. -Phil Collen

We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England. -Phil Collen

I can't believe I survived, not only my life, but I am still playing football 'cause half of those eight or nine years I don't even remember. -Brett Favre

Initially, I know that I handled it worse than she did and I think partly because I've always been… every bit of adversity I've faced up until the last year and a half is adversity I brought upon myself – or the opposing teams have given me. -Brett Favre

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment – in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row. -Danny Glover

Children don't need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear. -Emma Thompson

You can't expect to take a definitive image in half an hour. It takes days, often years. -Fay Godwin

I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very exclusive country club in Dayton, Ohio. And I saw how the other half lived, if you will. -Martin Sheen

But I'm very happy with my life the way it has been turning out. A little time in the country, a little time with the animals and working on behalf of them. -Mary Tyler Moore

Madam Speaker, I have spent more than half my life as a member of the Resources Committee. In that time I have supported numerous wilderness designations. In fact, I cannot recall ever opposing a wilderness bill. -Nick Rahall

You must go deeper into Russia – 150 kilometres from Moscow or more, and look there. The kids are fed with cattle feed – people don't get paid for half a year. -Aleksandr Lebed

The government's Small Business Administration reports that small businesses represent 99% of all employers in the U.S. and are responsible for generating well over half of new jobs created. -Ellen Tauscher

More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina. -John Irving

For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria. -Richard Dawkins

I don't think people realize the extent to which TV networks are hurt when they carry public broadcasting. I think the estimate is that they lose a half-million dollars for a half day's programming. -Roone Arledge

In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or, worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was – nor am I now. -Roone Arledge

Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment. -Simon Newcomb

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

Everything I do, I'm sort of half in, half out. -Harrison Ford

The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened. -Howard Nemerov

No one would choose to be jerked randomly off task again and again until you have half a dozen things you're trying to get done, all at the same time. -Marilyn vos Savant

Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant. -Marilyn vos Savant

Where I fall down is my short game. I don't practice enough, and when I have to take a half swing from 50 yards out, that's trouble. -Pete Sampras

In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that's pretty tough to get through. -Shannon Miller

In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home. -Len Wein

I've got like a week and a half left, all bets are off. -Rob Corddry

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. -Andrew Eldritch

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun. -Flip Wilson

Right now, too many women who reach retirement age find themselves widowed or single, relying on their Social Security check for over half of their income. -Judy Biggert

I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at it they would have to check me for ticks at the end of the round because I'd spent about half the day in the woods. -Jeff Foxworthy

That's probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band – I wanted to see the world. -Jeff Ament

I always read all these books about the slaves. My mother is very educated. My father would talk to us like we were grown men. We never knew what he was talking about half the time. -Wynton Marsalis

You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through. I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth, and that was the way we took it through the whole production process. -Jules Shear

More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam. -Raul Grijalva

I don't remember the first half of my life. All I say is a happy childhood is the worst possible preparation for life. -Kinky Friedman

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

It's really important for boys to see that girls take up half of the planet – which we do. -Geena Davis

From where we lived, to practise in St Louis was an hour-and-a-half drive each way, so that took a lot of the time. So really, our lives just took different paths. -Jimmy Connors

Our son is in school now. You know, he's six-and-a-half and so a big chunk of the day is taken up by school. So I'm hoping that I'll be able to certainly take him to school in the morning, maybe pick him up in the afternoon and come back to work. -Connie Chung

I don't care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead. -Cornelius Vanderbilt

I coached against Dave the last couple of years, and I was very proud to be the first time a father ever coached against his son. He beat me for 30 minutes the first time and 59 and a half minutes the second time. -Don Shula

I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers. -Siegfried Sassoon

It is alleged that half a million Spanish men, women and children fled to France after the Franco victory. -Martha Gellhorn

In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago, we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours. Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours, two hours in the morning and two at night. -Mark Spitz

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry. -Norman Borlaug

For, behind the scenes, halfway around the world in Mexico, were two decades of aggressive research on wheat that not only enabled Mexico to become self-sufficient with respect to wheat production but also paved the way to rapid increase in its production in other countries. -Norman Borlaug

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me. -Paul Tsongas

Once publishers got interested in it, it was a year in developing, and it was launched, I think, in 1960. But Willie Lumpkin didn't last long – it only last a little better than a year, maybe a year and a half. -Dan DeCarlo

Suddenly, at about ten o'clock, a dull thud sounded somewhere far away from us, and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded. The battle had begun. -Fritz Kreisler

We started at once to dig our trenches, half of my platoon stepping forward abreast, the men being placed an arm's length apart. After laying their rifles down, barrels pointing to the enemy, a line was drawn behind the row of rifles and parallel to it. -Fritz Kreisler

I had the idea for the show like a year and a half, two years ago. And it was all about the things that I didn't like about TV. I was trying to create a positive solution for it. And it actually worked. -Genevieve Gorder

Russia contains one fourth of the inhabitants of all Europe, and one half of the entire number of Israelites. -Isaac Mayer Wise

Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm's way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11. -Zach Wamp

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

And I managed to arrange to get some research support and to stay in Hong Kong for another year and a half, interviewing people coming out of China, both Westerners and Chinese. And that was my first real research study on thought reform or so-called brainwashing. -Robert Jay Lifton

And I sense it was a rather constructed, almost half narrative fiction film in some ways. A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those things in there that I knew to be strong. -Terry Zwigoff

I will be the focal point for however long I decide to play. Half of me likes that idea and half of me doesn't, but once the adrenaline kicks in, I'll probably really enjoy it. -Martin Gore

I'd love to be in another film, but they haven't asked me. I think it's a shame but the prospects of me doing another one now are remote. Please do campaign on my behalf. -Julie Walters

A half-truth is usually less than half of that. -Bernard Williams

Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies. -Irving Berlin

Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other. -Novalis

A man will turn over half a library to make one book. -Samuel Johnson

His finest hour lasted a minute and a half. -Phyllis Diller

You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits. -Neil Kinnock

Never meet trouble half-way. -John Ray

Women hold up half the sky. -Mao Zedong

Believe you can and you're halfway there. -Theodore Roosevelt

Most hard-boiled people are half-baked. -Wilson Mizner

A goal properly set is halfway reached. -Zig Ziglar

Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half. -Francois Fenelon

I got more mail than anybody on the history of The Today Show, but half of it was to get me off the air. -Willard Scott

Half the world does not know how the other half lives. -Francois Rabelais

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome. -Plautus

After a goalless first half, the score at half time is 0-0. -Brian Moore

A person's character is but half formed till after wedlock. -Charles Simmons

The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock. -Wilson Mizner

Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half? -Jean Giraudoux

A hundred eyes were fixed on her, and half as many hearts lost to her. -Max Beerbohm

We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it. -Charles Dudley Warner

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. -Napoleon Hill

A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. -Jeff Cooper

We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -George W. Bush

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle. -Heinrich Heine

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past… And when you are seventy, nearly all of you. -Jean Anouilh

It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing. -Helen Rowland

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep. -E. W. Howe

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. -Khalil Gibran

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better. -Stephen Leacock

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage. -Plutarch

Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction. -William Inge

In some theoretical way I know that a half-million people hear the show. But in a day-to-day way, there's not much evidence of it. -Ira Glass

The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake. -Dean Rusk

Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved. -Peter Ustinov

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. -Jack Nicholson

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. -Peter S. Beagle

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half. -John Wanamaker

No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated, we will not really be moved unless we have already half thought of it ourselves. -Mignon McLaughlin

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it. -Omar Khayyam

When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead, he is telling the literal truth. -Elmer Davis

I made more decisions in a half-day as governor than you can make in a whole week in the Senate… it's too slow for me. -Chuck Robb

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have. -Norman Vincent Peale

Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class. -Al McGuire

There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil. -Alfred North Whitehead

As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness. -Svetlana Alliluyeva

A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour. -George Gurdjieff

Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course… the space between your ears. -Bobby Jones

That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old. -Philip Pullman

I'm not against half naked girls – not as often as I'd like to be. -Benny Hill

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. -Michael Pollan

Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first. -Brooks Atkinson

Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying. -Mary Wilson Little

It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken. -Margaret of Valois

I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half. -Jack Gould

Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it. -Douglas William Jerrold

Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a full tank of gas. That is simply shameful. -Bill Pascrell

Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art. -William Inge

We have got some mountains to move. Three billion people – half of God's children – are living on less than $2 a day. -Jim Wallis

I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved. -Barbara Kingsolver

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen. -Herodotus

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl? -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race, and that half by far the most important and influential. -Frances Wright

Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts. -Henry Rollins

If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power. -Harriet Martineau

With all the horror in the world and all the crap that's going on, for an hour and a half you go eat some popcorn and laugh with your friends. That's what a movie is all about. -Michael Rosenbaum

Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men's work at half men's wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women. -Anna Howard Shaw

The anarchists, on behalf of the proletariat, therefore consider it necessary to show the proletariat that it will have to win a gigantic battle before it realizes its goals. -Johann Most

Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave. -Georg Buchner

Once, when a British Prime Minister sneezed, men half a world away would blow their noses. Now when a British Prime Minister sneezes nobody else will even say 'Bless You'. -Bernard Levin

Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half. -Lorenz Hart

Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it. -Ernest Hemingway

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment. -Jane Austen

God save us from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half. -Paddy Chayefsky

One half of my life has put the other half in the grave. -Pierre Corneille

There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if it weren't for children and men, and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins. -Ellen Glasgow

The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself, and calls out in his sleep. -James Thurber

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech. -Richard M. Nixon

Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters. -John Major

We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do. -Geena Davis

The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement. -Raymond Chandler

When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. -Chi Chi Rodriguez

Spoiled. That's all it's about – can't live without this, can't live without that. You can live without anything you weren't born with, and you can make it through on even half of that. -Gloria Naylor

Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter. -Jean Racine

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred. -Pierre Corneille

In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it. -Charles Caleb Colton

Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations. -Raymond Chandler

We should recognize that on the day that we are born, our glass is half full. In America your chance to fill your glass the rest of the way up is greater than it is anyplace else on this planet. -Steve King

Modernity signifies the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable. -Charles Baudelaire

Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations. -Horace Walpole

I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence. -Bernadette Devlin

I've never been more in love with anyone nearly half my age than I am today. I'd get married in a minute if I weren't still married to somebody else. -Rod Stewart

And much as Wine has played the Infidel, And robbed me of my Robe of Honor Well, I often wonder what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell. -Edward Fitzgerald

The much vaunted male logic isn't logical, because they display prejudices against half the human race that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition. -Eva Figes

We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don't above half mean. -Frances Burney

The surprise is half the battle. Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle. Let's think about what's the whole battle. -David Mamet

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society. -Charles Dickens

You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment. -Paddy Chayefsky

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor. -Neil Gaiman

Attack is only one half of the art of boxing. -Georges Carpentier

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time. -Richard Meier

It's no secret what's going on in baseball. At least half the players are using steroids. -Ken Caminiti

There are so many little places I want to play, sometimes weird places I think would be fun to play… a bar that's half full. -Julian Casablancas

Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century. -Ralph G. Neas

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead. -Jewel

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. -Martin H. Fischer

They got married, they got divorced, and half their money goes out the window. -Suze Orman

We've lost 3,000 jobs in Beaufort County. We've lost half of our manufacturing workforce. -Tommy Thompson

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but I can never find out which half. -John Wanamaker

I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are imaginary and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear. -Robert Staughton Lynd

Over half a billion dollars a day is being spent by FEMA. -Thad Cochran

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life. -Augustus Hare

The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony is calling up to me this moment a world of memories that reach over half my lifetime, and a world of hope that stretches farther than any flight of sparrows. -Donald G. Mitchell

I found out a long time ago that if I didn't have a good story for a song, I could just make one up! Now it seems over half the stories in my show are made up. The funny thing is, those seem to be the ones that resonate the most with the audiences. -Ronny Cox

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20? -Arthur C. Clarke

Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there – I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television. -Andy Warhol

We are the kind of people who obsess over one word… but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour. -Amy Tan

Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done. -Arlie Russell Hochschild

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy, not diffident, but formal and unresponsive, tending constantly to hold people off. -Albert J. Nock

Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea. -Bernhard von Bulow

I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent – I remember this number – one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will – some of them will disappear. -Steven Chu

Touring is tough. You're almost in a haze because you don't really know where you are half the time: You're in a hotel room one moment, and the next thing you know, you're onstage performing for 60,000 people, then you're back on an airplane. It's very hectic and I couldn't do it without my family. -Vanessa Hudgens

I like to feel sexy. I know my husband thinks I'm sexy. I think he is too. But I don't go out half-naked with 'sex' written across my back. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

It wasn't until the first season ended that I went to my first Star Trek convention. It was in Denver. There were two and a half thousand people there. -Patrick Stewart

Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds. -Mary Astell

Believe half of what you see and only some of what you hear, unless you hear it from me. -Chris Daughtry

I think L.A.'s terrific. You fly an hour and a half and you're in the mountains in three feet of powder. I also think it's a much better city if you're working as an actor. If you're not working and you don't see your dreams coming true, there can be a lot of heartache. -Scott Patterson

Yeah, it's funny, working on a show with as large a cast as we have here, your work gets sort of compartmentalized. There's still about half the cast that I've never had a scene with but I have missed working with Terry. -Michael Emerson

My best friend growing up really put the bug in my ear about acting. We created this one hour-and-a-half improv play when we were 10 or 11 and performed it at the library. We just played off each other so well and had the best time doing it and the funniest part was, we wound up having packed houses, other people loved it too. -Katherine Moennig

The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime. -Karl Rove

Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them. -Douglas Coupland

I think money is due for some sort of collapse. People are going to realize that money has a half-life, like radioactive elements. -Douglas Coupland

I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus. -Aaron Yoo

In speech after speech on his health care plan, the President has tried to convince us that what he is proposing will be good for America. But, how can it be good for America if it raises taxes by a half trillion dollars and costs a trillion dollars or more to implement? -Scott Brown

Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used. -Kent Conrad

Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used. -Tom Coburn

The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was, we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft, no new taxes, no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families. -Bob Schieffer

We're committed to working with Congress to doing what the president said he was always going to do, which is cut the deficit in half over the – over his first term. -Christina Romer

I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst. -Robert Byrd

Every one of my positions cuts – out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin. -Michael Bloomberg

We want Google to be the third half of your brain. -Sergey Brin

While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago. -Rahm Emanuel

The rich pay more in total taxes now than ever before – ever. It's true. Just like it's true that when the rich are convinced they're going to be taxed more, they spend less. And when the top few percenters don't spend, there goes all your spending, because they account for half of all retail spending. -Neil Cavuto

I get half a million just to show up at parties. My life is, like, really, really fun. -Paris Hilton

We cannot go on as we are with 2.6 million people on incapacity benefit, 500,000 of them are under 35. Are we really saying there are half a million people in this country under 35 who are simply too ill to work? I don't think that's right. -David Cameron

I don't really like dressing up. Some people probably think actresses dress up everywhere they go. I'm in sweatpants half the time with my hair in a ponytail. -Selena Gomez

We have to get government out of the job of picking winners and losers. That's what they've been doing the last year and a half, getting in the way of businesses that are trying to reinvest to get our economy back on its feet. -Kristi Noem

Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years. -John Mica

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

Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it. -John Lasseter

I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess! -Audrey Hepburn

And I think people who sort of glibly say, 'Well, you know, they're not going to handle security, UAE is a great ally,' four and a half years ago, they were not an ally, they were working with the enemy, and if those same people are still there today that were there then, these are real serious issues. -Peter T. King

I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed, waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me! -Taylor Swift

People have lots of misconceptions about me. My mum, who is half French and half Spanish, gets outraged when I'm called quintessentially English. I owe my looks to my mum-which was 90 percent of getting my first job. And, some people would argue, 90 percent of my entire career. -Helena Bonham Carter

That's the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there's no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego's reaction. That's what takes people out of the fight half the time. -David O. Russell

That's what takes people out of the fight half the time. They get hit and half the reaction is your ego is saying, 'I cannot believe that person just lit me up – how humiliating.' -David O. Russell

Well, I'm half Australian, half English and I live in London. That is the only reason I came upon this story. My Australian mother, Meredith Hooper, was invited in late 2007 by some Australian friends to make up a token Australian audience in a tiny fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called 'The King's Speech.' -Tom Hooper

My favorite type of music to sing and to listen to, you know, rock. It's not always metal, but you know, half the time it is. Metal's cool, you know? Not everybody on 'American Idol' listens to metal. -James Durbin

At home in Victoria, we have three dogs, Tosh and Lucy, they're half Blue Heelers, and then there's Torrin a little Maltese terrier. She gets more attention in the house than anyone else! Yes, I miss them a lot. -Chris Hemsworth

I'd love to do a musical. I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily. -Dwayne Johnson

I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. And I was born this way. -Lady Gaga

My mom used to make everything. She had a great garden and composted and made everything from scratch – peanut butter, bread, jelly, everything. I don't know how she did it because all those things take time and love and labour. I only do half the stuff she does – but there's still time. -Julia Roberts

I started off as a juggler. I used to do a half-hour show on the weekends to make money as a kid. Then I went to Cleveland, Ohio in 1983 to the international jugglers competition junior division and came second. So that was my first job, being a juggler. -Patrick Dempsey

And we have done more in the two and a half years that I've been in here than the previous 43 Presidents to uphold that principle, whether it's ending 'don't ask, don't tell,' making sure that gay and lesbian partners can visit each other in hospitals, making sure that federal benefits can be provided to same-sex couples. -Barack Obama

I just moved into the world of Xbox Live. And I've discovered that everyone on the Internet is a lot better than me. I spent half an hour the other day designing a boxer, and I got knocked out twice in the first round. -Daniel Radcliffe

I'm still living the life where you get home and open the fridge and there's half a pot of yogurt and a half a can of flat Coca-Cola. -Alan Rickman

We have a government that borrows $4 billion a day. We have a government that owes trillions of dollars in debt, half of that to foreigners, most of that to Chinese investors. I don't – that is extreme. Not only is it extreme. It's insane and it's unsustainable. -Marco Rubio

I like me Italian girls; half Halle Berry, half Penelope Cruz sort of thing! -Tom Felton

I once saw my mother playing Mary Magdalene in a parish event. But she had to put the role aside in order to go and front the choir who were singing at the same occasion. She left the stage halfway through the Crucifixion. -Fiona Shaw

I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1969, in a time and place where no one was saying, 'Look how far we've come,' because we hadn't come very far, to say the least. Although Jackson's population was half white and half black, I didn't have a single black friend or a black neighbor or even a black person in my school. -Kathryn Stockett

Writing fiction is for me a fraught business, an occasion of daily dread for at least the first half of the novel, and sometimes all the way through. The work process is totally different from writing nonfiction. You have to sit down every day and make it up. -Joan Didion

I think every day there is some new actress comes out and inspires me to do something else… like Hilary Swank. After she did Boys Don't Cry, I felt this yearning to go out and be even half as good as she was. -Elisabeth Moss

I asked my parents for permission to study in America and they were so sure that I wouldn't get in and get a scholarship that they encouraged me to try. So I applied to Yale and got an excellent scholarship. I then worked for the Boston Consulting Group for six and half years. -Indra Nooyi

If I have to move up in a building, I choose the elevator over the escalator. Because one time I was riding the escalator and I tripped. I fell down the stairs for an hour and a half. -Demetri Martin

Thank you so much for supporting me from the day I stepped foot into the music industry. It really means something to me to have Maya Angelou speak on my behalf. It also means a lot to have Oprah on my speed dial! -Mary J. Blige

It's easy to dislike the few senior women out there. What if women were half the positions in power? It would be harder to dislike all of them. -Sheryl Sandberg

President Obama's call for nearly a half-trillion dollars in more government stimulus when America has more than $14 trillion in debt is guided by his mistaken belief that we can spend our way to prosperity. -Rick Perry

I am only 33, I've got a lot to do. This is the first half of my career. I'm looking forward to the future and I'm proud about the past. -Ice Cube

I've been sober for two-and-a-half years, My children are happy. In August, my wife and I will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary. My band is back together with a sold-out tour. -Trey Anastasio

When I was growing up in New Jersey, my mom would regularly take my sister and I into the city to see shows. I have many fond memories of standing in the half-price ticket line in Times Square and going to matinees. -Trey Anastasio

I understand that transposing a song a half step can effect the believability of a lyric. -Trey Anastasio

There are few people who define the word, 'rock star' better than U2's Bono. He's revered the world over not just for leading one of the biggest bands ever, but for his very public work on behalf of the underprivileged in Africa. -Daryn Kagan

I never had a job. I bought my first house within a year of getting out of school, and I built a custom one four and a half years later. The Art Center didn't teach much about business, but I learned a lot from the Fortune 500 companies that were my clients. -Richard MacDonald

It's quite pretentious, really, isn't it? The notion the audience is going to be interested in you for an hour and a half. Think too much about that and anxiety takes over. -Jean Dujardin

There was a lot of light and a lot of rumbling and vibration, especially the first minute or minute-and-a-half. And then after about two minutes, when the solid rocket boosters separated, the ride got a lot smoother. -Ellen Ochoa

My half-suppressed Canadian years, my whole childhood and youth, rose like a corpse from the bottom of the sea to confront me. -Ross MacDonald

It's very important to me to love what I do. It was important to me to find a career that I truly enjoy. You can find something that sort of excites you, that's half the battle of life. -Adam Brody

What kind of moron would go to work for half the amount of money, when they could sit at home and collect what's written in a contract? -Bill Goldberg

I'm stoked because no one's really even seen Bo yet. It took me half the season to get used to not having a guitar wrapped around my neck. So I'm anxious for the fans to see what Bo's really about. -Bo Bice

I think I started lip-synching about halfway through the first day, and it's not as easy as you think it would be. But it's definitely better than a day job. -Bo Bice

At weekends, I've been going on long but steady-paced four-and-a-half-hour bike rides. -Denise Van Outen

I think I've always been half out of my shell and half in. Sometimes I can be extremely wild and sometimes I can be extremely shy. It just depends on the day. -Emile Hirsch

I probably grow half my food. It's a good way to keep perspective. -Emilio Estevez

I ate while I was taking chemo. The doctors didn't know. I really didn't get any nausea. I didn't have side effects. I would be drained for a day and a half. -Eric Davis

If half-black Barack Obama had decided years ago to call himself white – which his genes certainly entitled him to do – his story would have carried very different meaning. If millions of part-black people had followed him into whiteness, then the N.A.A.C.P. would be in true crisis. -Eric Liu

After having done this whole slew of press for 'Big Love', now I'll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said. I can't even imagine being in front of the cameras all the time. I had a weird dream the other night that I was on 'Jersey Shore.' -Chloe Sevigny

In order for me to get through all the red tape and just allow people to just get at my talent, I've got to set the record straight. And you can't set half the record straight; when you tell it, you've got to tell it all. -Corey Clark

I'm not going to tell you the movies, but I remember getting halfway through the thing and everything sort of tunnel-visioned on me and I couldn't read the script anymore. I looked at the people and I just turned and ran out in a cold sweat. It took me about a year to study it and feel comfortable going in and reading for people. -John Corbett

People used to say my son looked like a Mexican Biggie. And when he was first born, memories of Biggie… you know, we didn't always have the greatest days. For at least half the length of our marriage we were separated, so everyday was definitely not a good day. -Faith Evans

At night if I'm in a hurry, I'll just put on a lot of mascara and black pencil all the way around the inner rim. It's a totally sexy eye in a minute and a half. -Brooke Burns

I think it's time to have a celebration of life and renew our vows. And this time we're going to write the vows because they're going to mean a lot more. We certainly put the 'in sickness and in health' vow to the test the last year and half. -Bill Rancic

Even having to do the amount of press that I have to do is dreadful and gives me so much anxiety. After having done this whole slew of press for 'Big Love', now I'll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said. -Chloe Sevigny

Keep in my mind my dad didn't become a huge, huge mega actor until I was halfway through high school – so right around the time he's going through his big renaissance is right when I'm starting to do my high school revolting. -Colin Hanks

I love being one half of a romantic couple. -Julianna Margulies

I try to make my heart beat out of my chest, hard-core, once a day for at least a half hour. I think that's very important. -Kelly Ripa

It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart. -Jonathan Carroll

When I had my daughter, Louisanna, two and a half years ago, I started recording every funny or sweet thing she said or did on my phone. -Leelee Sobieski

It would be wrong to say that the city of Berlin is not regulated. What I think is more interesting is to what extent a city creates a sort of safe haven for its users, so that people feel confident that the city works on their behalf. -Olafur Eliasson

While I can't promise you that I'm going to be a perfect candidate and I can't promise you that I'm not going to make mistakes, I can unequivocally promise you that no one, no one, will work harder on your behalf, no one will fight harder with you and no one will make you more proud. -Alexi Giannoulias

I would love to have my own show, and whatever movies come up, that would be fun to do too. But I love TV, and I love the art of the half-hour sitcom. -Lindsey Shaw

I think half the battle is just being comfortable in front of the camera – and I already am, doing so many videos and interviews, so then it just takes that extra step of trying to get into character. -Ludacris

I have an airplane hangar with 17 cars in it. That's no joke. I have a 'half pipe' in there, too – you know, like a big ramp, where I skateboard. It's awesome. It's the ultimate fantasy. -Paul Walker

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