Best Quotes About Last

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. -Peter Ustinov

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill

To be somebody you must last. -Ruth Gordon

Your best teacher is your last mistake. -Ralph Nader

The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It's 'Nightline.' -Alan Dershowitz

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. -Max de Pree

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? -Patrick Henry

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. -Betty Smith

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. -Oscar Wilde

The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. -William James

Men always want to be a woman's first love – women like to be a man's last romance. -Oscar Wilde

Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy. -Franz Werfel

The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.' -Roy Blount, Jr.

When you make the finding yourself – even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light – you'll never forget it. -Carl Sagan

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. -Ross Perot

World War II was the last government program that really worked. -George Will

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does. -Bill Vaughan

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. -Frank Sinatra

He hits it long. His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball. That's where he's getting his power from. He's young and has great elasticity. -Nick Faldo

When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame. -Dan Quayle

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? -Alfred Lord Tennyson

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind. -Timothy Leary

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by. -Stephen Baker

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. -John James Ingalls

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. -Denis Diderot

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. -Christian Nestell Bovee

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. -Robert Louis Stevenson

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. -W. Somerset Maugham

If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters. -Nora Ephron

You are the music while the music lasts. -T. S. Eliot

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. -Jacob Riis

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family. -Saul Alinsky

If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. -Gelett Burgess

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. -Fran Lebowitz

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. -John Updike

I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man. -George Meredith

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed. -Dr. Seuss

Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist. -Marshall McLuhan

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. -Oscar Wilde

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours. -Pam Brown

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself. -Roberto Burle Marx

Don't wait for the last judgment – it takes place every day. -Albert Camus

Older women are like aging strudels – the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own. -Robert Farrar Capon

What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power. -John Cheever

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

Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs. -Jean Cocteau

Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last. -Charles de Gaulle

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages. -Will Durant

Nice guys finish last. -Leo Durocher

This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven. -Geoffrey Fisher

Who knows whether in retirement I shall be tempted to the last infirmity of mundane minds, which is to write a book. -Geoffrey Fisher

After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must say I have climbed my last political mountain. -George Wallace

Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. -Theodore White

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. -George Bernard Shaw

He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn't he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts. -Robert E. Sherwood

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist. -J. Paul Getty

The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it. -Dag Hammarskjold

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. -Lynn Fontanne

Don't forget that the only two things people read in a story are the first and last sentences. Give them blood in the eye on the first one. -Herbert Bayard Swope

Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted. -Margaret Thatcher

The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts. -Shirley Hazzard

Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos. -Ben Hecht

The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been. -George F. Kennan

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination. -Irving Layton

I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. -W. Somerset Maugham

They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood. -Gamal Abdel Nasser

Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents. -Richard M. Nixon

You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference. -Richard M. Nixon

Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness. -Gene Fowler

I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure. -Oscar Wilde

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. -Elbert Hubbard

That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible. -Ambrose Bierce

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. -Heraclitus

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light! -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will. -Thomas Carlyle

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet – the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies. -Michel de Montaigne

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. -Albert Schweitzer

What the customer demands is last year's model, cheaper. To find out what the customer needs you have to understand what the customer is doing as well as he understands it. Then you build what he needs and you educate him to the fact that he needs it. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

You're only as good as your last haircut. -Fran Lebowitz

The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution – this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths. -Groucho Marx

Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers. -Marcus Aurelius

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. -Natalie Clifford Barney

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. -James Allen

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. -Herodotus

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. -Mary Wortley Montagu

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something. -Jackie Mason

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with? -Rita Rudner

As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. -Clarence Darrow

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature. -Albert Einstein

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon. -Thomas Paine

I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it. -Virginia Woolf

Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind. -Jacob Bronowski

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. -John Adams

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. -Joseph Addison

The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of – the last he does not concern himself about. -William Hazlitt

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. -John F. Kennedy

Value your words. Each one may be the last. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. -Oscar Wilde

To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. -Lawrence Clark Powell

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others. -Winston Churchill

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. -Lewis Thomas

Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me? -Barbra Streisand

Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills. -Dolly Parton

It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last. -Dusty Springfield

I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful. -Sarah Brightman

No press conference announcing a last film. I'd just steal away. Best way because, if by chance after two or three years something interesting comes up, I would not – like Sinatra – have to say: 'Well, I've thought it over and decided to come back.' -Sophia Loren

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. -John Foster Dulles

What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?' -Steve Ballmer

She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon. -Groucho Marx

I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it. -Rodney Dangerfield

I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup. -Eddie Izzard

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. -Wayne Dyer

Yeah, some kids called me fish lips because I had these really full lips. Now I'm sure all those same girls are getting collagen injections, so I'm having the last laugh. -Denise Richards

Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest. -Kate Winslet

Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. -Abraham Lincoln

It is necessary to try to pass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life. -Queen Christina

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. -John Arbuthnot

The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it. -Murray Kempton

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. -Dante Alighieri

Everyone should have enough money to get plastic surgery. -Beverly Johnson

I loved making 'Rising Sun'. I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth. -Tatjana Patitz

All lasting business is built on friendship. -Alfred A. Montapert

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. -Viktor E. Frankl

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. -Stephen Covey

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It's never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957. -Tom Holt

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. -James Baldwin

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you. -Fran Lebowitz

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. -John Burroughs

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. -Rainer Maria Rilke

The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results. -Carl Jung

The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts. -Henry Moore

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. -T. S. Eliot

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told. -Chaz Bono

A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again. -Pam Brown

It takes a long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth. -Alice Koller

Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war. -John Foster Dulles

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? -Ralph Marston

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. -Isaac Asimov

It is my last wish to be burried sitting up. -Bette Davis

I searched for years I found no love. I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity. -Frank Zappa

The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think. -James A. Garfield

Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last. -Charles de Gaulle

You will find my last words in the blue folder. -Max Beerbohm

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. -Miguel de Cervantes

The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party. -Clive Anderson

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative. -Eugene McCarthy

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. -Maria Montessori

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time. -Sam Rayburn

Work continuously to trim the White House staff from your first day to your last. All the pressures are to the contrary. -Donald Rumsfeld

The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments. -Donald Rumsfeld

There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water. -Kate Chopin

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be. -May Sarton

Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. -John Adams

The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans. -Benjamin Disraeli

Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments. -Erma Bombeck

For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy. -Erma Bombeck

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. -Samuel Johnson

When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last. -Helen Rowland

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. -Rita Rudner

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy – whether he knows it or not. -Orlando Aloysius Battista

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in. -Evan Davis

I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman. -Courtney Love

There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic. -Lily Tomlin

I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity. -Bill Veeck

The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they 'don't understand' one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to. -Helen Rowland

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from. -Tacitus

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. -Benjamin Britten

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. -Brooks Atkinson

It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work. -Edward Gibbon

The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters. -Alvin Dark

A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. -Earl Weaver

I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage. -Lefty Gomez

Sometimes a week might go by when I don't think about that game, but I don't remember when it happened last. -Don Larsen

Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball. -Roger Maris

As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due. -Mickey Mantle

I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400. -Ted Williams

I had slumps that lasted into the winter. -Bob Uecker

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word. -Brooks Robinson

Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day. -Branch Rickey

It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication. -Herb Elliott

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. -Alexander Pope

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. -Leonardo da Vinci

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can. -Linda Ellerbee

The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up had three crime stories on its front page. But by comparison to the gaudy days, this is small-time stuff. Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth, but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever. -John Gunther

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline – production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one. -Alfred Hitchcock

Don't forget this club nearly went out of extinction last year. -Alan Smith

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. -Hal Borland

I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that. -Donald Rumsfeld

It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room. -Elizabeth Bibesco

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, 'I know you're there, pick up, pick up. -Craig Kilborn

A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag. -David Letterman

I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery. -Joan Rivers

The seven marvels that best represent man's achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote… so look for Howard Stern's Private Parts to come in No. 1. -Jon Stewart

I suppose I will go on selling newspapers until at last will come the late night final. -Max Aitken

Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best. -Thomas Wolfe

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures. -William Wycherley

A lot of people have asked me how short I am. Since my last divorce, I think I'm about $100,000 short. -Mickey Rooney

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will. -Ronald Reagan

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent. -Tony Robbins

Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff, he called Bush evil, the Great Satan, called him a war monger. Basically, the same thing you heard at last night's Democratic debate. -Jay Leno

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin! -Joseph Addison

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. -Fred Allen

God is on everyone's side… and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies. -Jean Anouilh

The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade. -Hannah Arendt

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. -Marcus Aurelius

Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle. -Marcus Aurelius

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last. -Marcus Aurelius

I start where the last man left off. -Thomas A. Edison

When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old. -Tryon Edwards

Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life? -Havelock Ellis

Ambition – it is the last infirmity of noble minds. -James M. Barrie

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. -Bernard Baruch

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. -Bernard Baruch

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. -Niels Bohr

Our first and last love is self-love. -Christian Nestell Bovee

People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long. -Bertolt Brecht

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

A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing. -Georges Bataille

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children. -Samuel Butler

That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians. -William Blake

Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The wise does at once what the fool does at last. -Baltasar Gracian

I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right. -Billy Graham

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success. -J. Paul Getty

Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last. -Remy de Gourmont

Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die. -Martin Luther

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever. -Anatole France

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue. -Benjamin Franklin

Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all. -Thomas Fuller

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment. -Soren Kierkegaard

It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there. -Vance Havner

In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us. -Dag Hammarskjold

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. -Thomas Hobbes

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first. -Ernest Hemingway

The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years. -Stephen Leacock

I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever. -Anita Loos

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn. -John Lubbock

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys. -Thomas Traherne

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob. -Salvador Dali

I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself. -Rodney Dangerfield

It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. -Charles Dickens

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets. -Wayne Dyer

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. -John Dalberg-Acton

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection. -Guillaume Apollinaire

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization. -Arnold J. Toynbee

It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money. -Josh Billings

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. -Robert South

One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Tough times never last, but tough people do. -Robert H. Schuller

The last thing they want is a revitalized economy now. I'm not saying the Democrats don't want a strong economy. Don't misunderstand. They just don't want it now. -Rush Limbaugh

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing. -Quentin Crisp

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable. -Quentin Crisp

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. -Albert Camus

There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard. -Jean Cocteau

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

To spend life for something which outlasts it. -William James

It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again. -William James

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America. -James Joyce

To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed. -Samuel Johnson

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. -Samuel Johnson

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for – worth dying for. -Margaret Mitchell

Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day. -Marcus Valerius Martial

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event. -Daniel J. Boorstin

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism. -Elizabeth Hardwick

He lives who dies to win a lasting name. -Henry Drummond

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love. -Henry Drummond

Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last. -Abraham Cowley

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people, have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty. -William Cobbett

Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. -Andrew Jackson

So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die. -William Morris

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. -Thomas Merton

The first is the law, the last prerogative. -John Dryden

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. -Bjorn Borg

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. -Philip James Bailey

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society. -Arthur C. Clarke

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper – whether little or great, it belongs to Literature. -Sarah Orne Jewett

Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms – in themselves such judgments are stupidities. -Friedrich Nietzsche

He who laughs best today, will also laughs last. -Friedrich Nietzsche

What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort. -P. J. O'Rourke

The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune. -William Penn

Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast. -William Penn

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? -Plato

No battle is worth fighting except the last one. -Enoch Powell

A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone. -Francis Picabia

In short, it is the position of the people of the United States, as expressed by their representatives in Congress, that Israel's fight is our fight. And so shall it be until the last terrorist on earth is in a cell or a cemetery. -Tom DeLay

During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage. -Conan O'Brien

Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things. -Stevie Wonder

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. -Mahatma Gandhi

When George Bush asked me to sign on, it obviously wasn't because he was worried about carrying Wyoming. We got 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, although those three electoral votes turned out to be pretty important last time around. -Dick Cheney

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last. -Horace Walpole

I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. -Andy Warhol

The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers. -Will Durant

This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for. -Bruce Springsteen

Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. -John Steinbeck

I voted for you during your last election. -Mao Zedong

I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play. -Eugene Ormandy

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. -Alexander Pope

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. -Aristotle

For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying. -Doris Lessing

The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first. -T. S. Eliot

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it. -Horace Mann

It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough. -Quentin Crisp

Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right. -Robert Anthony

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade. -Anthony Trollope

I'm a gemini, and I get so bored so easily. I mean, I have moved six times in the last eight years. -Courteney Cox

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year. -John Foster Dulles

Every hero becomes a bore at last. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never think you've seen the last of anything. -Eudora Welty

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last. -Marcus Aurelius

I'm mad at Hank Aaron for deciding to play one more season. I threw him his last home run and thought I'd be remembered forever. Now, I'll have to throw him another. -Bill Lee

People go 'You look a lot like Minnie Driver.' Once I said, 'Thanks, Minnie is a great actress.' But, it blew up in my face. This person said, 'Nah, didn't like the last movie she did.' -Minnie Driver

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage. -Joseph Conrad

We are adhering to life now with our last muscle – the heart. -Djuna Barnes

The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he'd like to help, but he's pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army. -Conan O'Brien

I can't get a relationship to last longer than it takes to make copies of their tapes. -Margaret Smith

Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast. -Minna Antrim

Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other. -Emma Goldman

No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water. -Horace

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. -Harry S Truman

The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation. -Giuseppe Mazzini

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician. -Matthew Prior

'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact. -Naomi Wolf

I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn't last long. -Shelley Winters

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves. -Shirley Chisholm

We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last. -Charles Studd

I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark. -Muhammad Ali

As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate. -Arlen Specter

History's lesson is to make the most of reform opportunities when they arise because they do not arise often and they do not last long. -Christopher Bond

It is warm work; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment. But mark you! I would not be elsewhere for thousands. – at the Battle of Copenhagen. -Horatio Nelson

You know you've made it when you've been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls – it's a bit scary, actually. -Cate Blanchett

The jury could get the case as early as next week, but the defense says they just want to introduce one last-minute load of crap. -Bill Maher

God looked down on this country because this country was founded on the rock and that rock was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And when the storms came and the rains came, the rock, it did not move. But over the last 15 or 20 years, something began to erode. -Bob Riley

Discoveries made during the last hundred years have shown that liberalism is the best system to improve a country's well being. -Marc Forne Molne

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last. -Andrew Sullivan

Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny. -Trent Lott

Our alliances and our credibility are crucial elements of our working capital in advancing America's interests in the world, and they have been eroded over the last four years. -Patrick Leahy

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. -Hunter S. Thompson

Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars. -Rupert Murdoch

War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. -Colin Powell

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets. -Ludwig von Mises

Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace. -Ludwig von Mises

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet. -Alan King

'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old. -Alcaeus

I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don't want to be an old hag. There's no fun in that. -Scarlett Johansson

To imagine yourself inside another person… is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose. -Eudora Welty

I love iconoclasts. I love individuals. I love people that are true to themselves, whatever the cost. -Tim Robbins

Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it. -Louis Agassiz

A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year. -Marty Allen

Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. -Paracelsus

We're living proof that nice guys always finish last. -Matthew Cooper

The moon is essentially gray, no color; looks like plaster of Paris or sort of a grayish beach sand. -Jim Lovell

I've spent the last year listening to Americans, and the state of the union that George W. Bush lives in is very different from the state that most hardworking Americans are living in. -Joe Lieberman

My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth. -Michael Eisner

With the success of the last three or so years, when a lot of people start treating you differently, there's a danger that you may start to think of yourself differently. You rely on your friends to say, 'Hey, wake up!' -David Schwimmer

I am trying to think of the last time that I just said, 'What the hell!' and did something crazy. -Jennifer Aniston

The last book I read was the book I've been rereading most of my life, The Fountainhead. -Vince Vaughn

Muscles come and go; flab lasts. -Bill Vaughan

I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs. -Franka Potente

I think the qualities I look for in a girl I'd like to be my girlfriend would be the way Lindsay's character is before she becomes a plastic. Very real. -Jonathan Bennett

I never got hurt when I was in Morocco doing all the horse riding and my own stunts. But on the last day on the last shot I slid off my horse and landed on my bottom. I did not get hurt but it was very embarrassing. -Oded Fehr

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees – just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it. -Sean Bean

I played Liddy Dole last year and met her as well. From the artful way she phrased it, I still don't know if she had actually seen me play her. She made it sound like it was good, but that's just a gift they have. -Ana Gasteyer

I'm certainly the last person to give advice on, well, anything. -George Clooney

Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last? -Vernon Howard

Free is not an alternative. My company did not turn a profit last year. -Howard Stringer

Yes, beef is what was for dinner last night. Tonight it will be my dinner, and it will continue to be. -Christopher Bond

It is being alleged that the Federal Government is 'cutting' spending. In fact, we are not 'cutting' anything. Defense spending under this budget would rise by 4.3 percent over last year. Other discretionary spending would also rise. -Craig L. Thomas

I am outraged that a House member has tried through this provision to breach the traditional confidentiality of individual Americans' tax returns. There is no reason for this measure, and this last-minute act violates all principles of judgment and common sense. -John Warner

I heard someone in opposition to reform last night criticize the president for saying it's their money. They said it's not their money; it's my mother's money. Well that's what's wrong with the system. -Johnny Isakson

It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels. -Jon Corzine

We continue to fight for good jobs that pay well and jobs that last. Helping to get folks back to work is about helping them to regain their dignity and pride. That's what families care about. -Jodi Rell

That's what the Senate is about. It's the last bastion of minority rights, where a minority can be heard, where a minority can stand on its feet, one individual if necessary, and speak until he falls into the dust. -Robert Byrd

In my address last year, I spoke on the issue of gaming. My preference then is my preference now: to keep gaming within its existing contours, but to explore a better deal for all Minnesotans. -Tim Pawlenty

The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit. -William Proxmire

Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time. -Ian Fleming

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves. -William Wells Brown

Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came. -Adlai Stevenson I

One time my mom tried to ground me, but that lasted 15 minutes. -Bam Margera

After touring with David Bowie last year, I was inspired to look at what I wanted to do as an artist, and I realized I wanted to go back to the music I fell in love with when I was eight years old. -Emm Gryner

I'm very leery of show business, having been in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Buzz is a dangerous thing that I've heard applied to a lot of people that I've since not heard of again. -Greg Kinnear

I just realized how long it was since the last album, and where did the time go? You know? -Jeff Lynne

Little did I know that the last words I would say on WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say. -Alan Colmes

When I came to DreamWorks, I was in bad trouble. They were in bad trouble. They were millions of dollars in the hole and a few days from closing their doors. I was on my last leg. -Toby Keith

No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife. -James Beattie

No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out. -Arthur Lydiard

I will be sad. I've gotten very attached to Harry and all that goes on in his world, I guess I'll just be kind of tasting every bit of it because it will be the last one. -Mary Grandpre

I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here. -Paul Bremer

If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence. -Paul Bremer

When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone. -Yoshio Taniguchi

Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth. -William E. Simon

It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal. -Eknath Easwaran

A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life. -Jim Samuels

Judging by my degradation in the last 24 hours, I'll be surprised if I make it to Tuesday. -Aron Ralston

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep. -Olive Schreiner

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration. -Kurt Lewin

Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries. -Ali Khamenei

I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life. -Fidel Castro

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born. -Hun Sen

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations. -Yasser Arafat

Now my eyes are turned from the South to the North, and I want to lead one more Expedition. This will be the last… to the North Pole. -Ernest Shackleton

Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember? -Gregory Peck

I'm the last guy left. That's what happens when you live to 84. -Harold Russell

Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: 'Isn't that that Bening woman?' -Annette Bening

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

In my life, I don't need to have my face plastered everywhere. It's not really something I want. -Alexis Bledel

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. -Amy Grant

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession, the priesthood has very serious problems. They are not new. They did not develop yesterday or last year. -Andrew Greeley

Records became much cruder in the last 20 years. Let's put it that way. -Art Garfunkel

I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work. -Benjamin Bratt

But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record. -Adam Duritz

There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters. -Alan Cranston

The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try. -Charles Kettering

We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw. -Brian Clough

They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. It won't last forever, either. But the memories will. -Dennis Wilson

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations – Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others – were natives of Europe and America. -David Ben-Gurion

In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss – and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last. -John Romero

I cannot remember a time in opposition – I am talking about the last four years – when we have done less work on policy and more on slogans. But because of my European views I wasn't allowed to participate. -Kenneth Clarke

I think people are going to like my new shoes. I like them. I had a lot of success with the one last year, but this year's shoe is going to be a little different, but at the same time it's going to be a little spin-off on last year's shoe. -Vince Carter

To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life – bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace. -Peace Pilgrim

I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence. -Shirin Ebadi

I think hearts are very much like glasses. If they do not break with the first ring, they usually last a considerable time. -Letitia Elizabeth Landon

A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion. -Sai Baba

Ah, tell me not that memory sheds gladness o'er the past, what is recalled by faded flowers, save that they did not last? -Letitia Elizabeth Landon

But so far I have the feeling that the chances are there to repeat last year's season. -Roger Federer

I started out as an opportunistic renegade. By now, I've lasted long enough to become sort of an American Original Respectable Renegade. -Wolfman Jack

The revolutionary Mozart is the Mozart of his last eight years. -Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table. -William Powell

A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

As attorney general, I've had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point. -Ben Chandler

The last thing in the world I should have done was go into the theater because was inordinately shy as a young man. I couldn't open my mouth. At a party, I was the one stuck up against the wall. I was embarrassed about talking. I felt that I couldn't talk well. -Gale Gordon

What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart; I've proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven't been listening to my heart in the last little while. -Clara Hughes

I hope I will have achieved something lasting. -Graham Chapman

I don't know where Bush is going – yet. But, Sharon obviously – I wrote somewhere in the last several months, that Sharon has adopted, essentially, the position of the Labor Party: that the Palestinians are here to stay. -Arthur Hertzberg

The way I work, typically, I do everything at the very last minute. Even if I was given two months, I'd do it in the last three days. -Ayumi Hamasaki

Shortly after the end of last season, I felt that I probably would not return for the 1999-2000 season. I also felt that I should take as much time as possible to sort through my feelings and make sure that my feelings were backed with conviction. -Barry Sanders

Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years! -Ozzy Osbourne

Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world. -Roger Waters

Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine! -Peter Cushing

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation. -Max Ernst

The pressure makes me more intent about each shot. Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better. -Nancy Lopez

Redeem thy misspent time that's past, And live this day as if thy last. -Thomas Ken

I really want to make this the last stop of my career. I don't want to be a vagabond, so to speak, and be traveling from team to team, year in and year out. I'm not that type of guy. I like to be settled. -Jeff Garcia

I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton. -Jack Bruce

Joys too exquisite to last, And yet more exquisite when past. -James Montgomery

I lasted one night. They said my playing spoiled people's appetites. -James Stewart

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

You'd go to a Pakistani party and the men and women would go in at the front door and the women would go to the right and the men would go to the left, and that was the last that we'd see of them until we were coming home. -Peter Scott

Of the thousands of people, celebrated and unknown, who have sat before my camera, I am often asked who was the most difficult subject, or the easiest, or which picture is my favorite. This last question is like asking a mother which child she likes the most. -Philippe Halsman

Usenet is the last uncensored mass medium. -Steve Crocker

It's a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of 'Late Home Tonight, where there's Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader. -Roger Waters

Live every day as if it is your last, and you'll be correct sooner than you otherwise would be. -Craig Bruce

My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for. -Jane Rule

I've been telling anybody who would listen that I wanted to do a series for the last 10 years. But I wouldn't do it if I was just another cop pushing bad guys up against the wall. -William Petersen

I only drank for three years of my life, but I drank enough in those three years to last me the rest of my life… It's a religious thing. -Marty Robbins

He is accelerating all the time. That last lap was run in 64 seconds and the one before in 62. -David Coleman

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers. -Tecumseh

A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions. -Thomas Brooks

To me it seems as plain as can be that the Bible declares that all the wicked will God destroy; again, that those who, during the Millennial age when brought to a knowledge of the truth, shall prove willful sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction. -Charles Taze Russell

There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked – and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room – my daughter! O my daughter! -George Washington Cable

If any demonstrator ever lays down in front of my car, it'll be the last car he'll ever lay down in front of. -George Wallace

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things. -James Harvey Robinson

Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does. -Tony Wilson

There's been a big buzz about the Charlatans in the last couple of years. I've heard the word Charlatans more in the last few years than I'd heard it for the previous 20 years. People would interview me for years and never even mention the Charlatans. -Dan Hicks

There's some pictures of me playing hollow bodies, but I never last long. I always come back to the acoustic. -Dan Hicks

Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy. -Thomas Jane

He had written my mother once that he wanted her to be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw. And that's how it turned out. -Ron Reagan

The fans in Dallas were hard on me my first year, but after having a great year last year they are now supporting me. It feels great to have my hard work pay off, especially when the fans made it hard for me. -Steve Nash

We have had more sales for this year's grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well. -Jackie Stewart

Remember, if you do the same act for 20, 30 years it gets a little boring unless you've got something else going for you… And the orchestra really kept you going. They'd laugh at all your jokes, even if they'd been hearing them for the last 30 years. -Donald O'Connor

This autocue was obviously written for someone else and I've been brought in at the last minute. -Johnny Vegas

Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress, think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm. That's why the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package last week that forbade the direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority . -Suzanne Fields

When I need the idea, I can find it immediately. I have a horror of rewriting or deleting; the parts of my composition are carried in my head 'till I can write them down, even to the last note. Then I do not alter a jot. -Ruggero Leoncavallo

Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy. -Suzanne Fields

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

But great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead. -Helen Hunt Jackson

Great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead. -Helen Hunt Jackson

A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty. -Lane Evans

In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year. -Larry Elder

Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play. -Sam Shepard

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. -Lance Armstrong

In a way, you might say that David Duke is the son of Willie Horton. Duke is more overt, of course, but he's really just pushing the same buttons and sending the same coded messages that the Horton ads did so effectively for the Bush campaign last year. -Judd Rose

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. -Hugo Black

We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else. -Lee R. Raymond

Without competition, the spectacular development of technology that we have seen in the last one hundred years in this country would not have happened. -Lee R. Raymond

The last 16 years of my daddy's life, he got to work for me, and that made him his own boss and he like that. -Buck Owens

Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it. -Hussein of Jordan

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become. -Brooke Foss Westcott

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. -James Lane Allen

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers! -John Hughes

A book may be compared to your neighbour: if it be good it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. -Henry Brooke

The game is not lost – or won – until the last bell goes. -John Curtin

The fight will last as long as I allow it to last, and then I will knock him out. -Lennox Lewis

There are a lot of things I can take, and a few that I can't. What I can't take is when my older brother, who's everything that I want to be, starts losing faith in things. I saw that look in your eyes last night. I don't ever want to see that look in your eyes again. -M. Night Shyamalan

You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film. -Patrick Swayze

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea. -Patricia Cornwell

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. -William Samuel Johnson

Making lasting gifts for animals in our estate plans is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to ensure animals have the strongest possible voice for their protection. -Bea Arthur

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period. -Nicholas Sparks

Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden. -Bruce Dickinson

I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect. -Graham Nash

I had no money nor friends to prepare for the trial till last night. -William Kidd

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

I was up late last night yapping about the elections on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing in my daughter's kindergarten class. -Tucker Carlson

I thought last week's game was ugly and this was even uglier. -Mike Tice

If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic. -Jimmy Cliff

I've had this reoccurring dream for the last ten to fifteen years. -Tommy Tune

Was on my last leg, I couldn't even borrow my friend's extra peg. -Sly Stone

Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek. -Edmund Waller

Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer. -Alphonso Jackson

I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns. -Jules Massenet

What we ask of music, first and last, is that it communicate experience – experience of all kinds, vital and profound at its greatest, amusing or entertaining at another level. -Roger Sessions

We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season. -Lamar Hunt

Maybe… there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year's idea of pre-emptive strikes and thought, 'Let's not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let's get the innocent. -Mark Thomas

Were British protesters, armed with little more than a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers, really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire? -Mark Thomas

Pope John Paul II not only was a powerful spiritual leader for Catholics but also a world leader of extraordinary consequence during the last quarter-century. -Mike Ferguson

The guy who knows about computers is the last person you want to have creating documentation for people who don't understand computers. -Adam Osborne

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice. -Corazon Aquino

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking… giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move. -Edward T. Hall

The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. -Ellen G. White

At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history. -F. L. Lucas

The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader's mind. It has, in fact, the last word. -F. L. Lucas

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. -Frederick Douglass

The Lord Jesus will be revealed mightily, and will make bare his holy Arm, as well in the confusion of Antichrist, as in the conversion of the Jews, before the last judgment, and the end of all things. -George Gillespie

Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April. The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard. He stumbled through the dark hallway, then upstairs to the mansion tower, and stepped outside into the narrow balcony. -John Jakes

This isn't meant to last. This is for right now. -Trent Reznor

What has been happening the last four years in City Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers, closing libraries. We have not looked after our children in City Hall. -Carl Stokes

For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project. -Harry Knowles

The senior officer who met with reporters in Baghdad said there had been 21 car bombings in the capital in May, and 126 in the past 80 days. All last year, he said, there were only about 25 car bombings in Baghdad. -Rich Lowry

In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail. -Joseph Cannon

You're only as big as your last hit. -Chris Squire

I just want to do something risque for my debut, purely because I didn't want to make an entrance being the pretty, sweet type that I've been seen as for the last 3 years. -Holly Valance

The last occasions when the timetable of our lives would be interrupted for many years to come. -Sister Parish

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so. -Spencer Abraham

This may be a dream, but I'll say it anyway: I was supposed to be married last year, and I bought a gown. When I meet Nelson Mandela, I shall put on this gown and have the train of it removed and put aside, and kiss the ground that he walks on and then kiss his feet. -Nina Simone

In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind. -Cat Stevens

I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album. -Sean Combs

Why did human development proceed at such different rates on different continents for the last 13,000 years? -Jared Diamond

Film scores are often based on short themes, and it helps if you've got some way of developing these themes and making them sometimes last 4 minutes and sometimes last 40 seconds. One ends up doing it subconsciously. -Anne Dudley

It… is the best opportunity we've had in the last 25 years to bring about a settlement in Northern Ireland, and I think we should leave no stone unturned to achieve that. -Dick Spring

But think of the last guy. For one minute, think of the last guy. Nobody's got it worse than that guy. Nobody in the whole world. -Arlo Guthrie

The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. -Bum Phillips

Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture. -Muhammad Iqbal

Old and young, we are all on our last cruise. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Nothing made by brute force lasts. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you. -Georg Hermes

We all enjoy the band and what we're doing, but we know this isn't gonna last forever. -Shannon Hoon

Your high points and your low points. High points don't last that long, it's a high and it happens. It's great at the moment but you really can't live on it. -Ric Ocasek

But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter. -William Tecumseh Sherman

The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor. -Tom Courtenay

The thing is to be able to outlast the trends. -Paul Anka

And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next – when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

A lot of the things that we've been able to do in the last several years were Democratic ideas, including the structure for this new director of national intelligence. -Jane Harman

The last two years we got beat in this round. They came out with the motivation to win. -Jimmy Haynes

And last, it may be worthwhile trying to hang something beyond the partial wall because some of the pictures do very well in a confined space. -Mark Rothko

I live in New York and I was only there for 2 weeks all last year. -Patricia Velasquez

Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again. -Seamus Heaney

Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew. -Seamus Heaney

And to turn it into rap wasn't too difficult besides just rhymin' the last words of each line. -Slick Rick

We were so bad last year, the cheerleaders stayed home and phoned in the cheers. -Pat Williams

At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it. -Yukio Mishima

A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering. -Carl Hubbell

Here Lies Julius Schwartz. He met his last deadline. -Julius Schwartz

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

My wife and two children traveled with me on locations all last season. -Martin Milner

I started working on a line of clothes last year, but right now we're kind of at a standstill. -Beverley Mitchell

At the last census it indicated that about 22 per cent of Australians were born overseas. -Julie Bishop

That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal honour out of it but I was a witness to it. -Laurie Lee

When was the last time you saw a musical about people at war with each other? -Rita Moreno

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America… that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom. -Ernestine Rose

At last a dream come true. The Instrument of Instruments. -Mick Fleetwood

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor. -Abe Lemons

I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner. -Phil Mickelson

My dad told me when I went into high school, 'It's not what you do when you walk in the door that matters. It's what you do when you walk out.' That's when you've made a lasting impression. -Jim Thome

Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand. -Wislawa Szymborska

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. -Max Planck

I hate complacency. I play every gig as if it could be my last, then I enjoy it more than ever. -Nigel Kennedy

I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is. But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents. Because we know that the first years truly last forever. -Rob Reiner

I will work for energy policies that recognize oil won't last forever. -Roscoe Bartlett

The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they're forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again. -Claudia Black

Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology. -Theodor W. Adorno

We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason. -Barry McCaffrey

I've been messing around in the studio the last couple of years. But I don't want to worry about being taken seriously as a singer. It just really feels good to do it. -Rebecca Romijn

I'd like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that's basically becoming limited. -Russell Means

In the last James Bond movie, the villain was a culture captain, a tycoon of culture, a Murdoch figure. It's not as if people don't know what is going on. -Thomas Frank

It took me a long time to film the plastic bag, and then I had to get the cut of the scene right. But if you find it as beautiful as the character does, then suddenly it becomes a different movie, and so did he as a character. -Sam Mendes

I always want to write something better than the last book. -Tracy Kidder

The money was good while it lasted. The best part was clearly that it changed my view of what's possible, as far as thinking how you can have an impact on a national level. -Andrew Shue

I still don't like doing interviews. I hardly do any… I hope this will be the last one for a long while. -Beth Gibbons

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

On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea. I was immediately affected with sea-sickness, which, however, lasted but a short time. I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise. -John James Audubon

The language of America changed with the election of Bill Clinton, because with all due respect to my friends on the Republican side, Bill Clinton is the best communicator of the last 50 years. He felt your pain. -Frank Luntz

I've done reasonably well over the last 10 years because I took the strategy of language and politics and applied it to the corporate world, which has never been done before. -Frank Luntz

Lost in Space brings back a lot of memories for people, and I think that any time you're involved in something that has such a long-lasting appeal, you feel very blessed by that. -Angela Cartwright

The party currently is about fund-raising and occasionally blasting out ads. -Wes Boyd

I hope that not only my documentaries, but everybody's documentaries, last. It will really confuse historians in the next century, because they'll have, in addition to all the print material, they'll have all these pictures to look at. -Frederick Wiseman

We're having a blast. Just four friends getting together. -Alex Van Halen

Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one. -Bernard Cornwell

We came off the road of the last tour very inspired to just keep playing, so we went to Canada. -Billy Sherwood

In the last 5 years I've been working with the LAPD, training police officers in first aid and CPR. -Bobby Sherman

You're only as good as your last record. -David Sanborn

And it was only released in London last week, so when I go back to England Monday or whatever, I am expecting heaps of adulation. I'm hoping there is. If that doesn't happen I will be disappointed. -David Thewlis

You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic. -Dylan Moran

The idea of trying to create things that last – forever knowledge – has guided my work for a long time now. -Edward Tufte

The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime. -Edward Tufte

We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book. -Ernest Mandel

I told her I wanted a plastic surgeon to sew me up, and I wanted her to freeze my ovaries, so I could harvest the eggs and have a biological child through a surrogate. -Fran Drescher

Most bands don't even last fourteen months let alone fourteen years. -Peter Steele

I've been trying to figure out for at least the last 10 years how to force myself into something more risky. -Richard Foreman

I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs. -Richard Marx

I enjoy the last quarter of all basketball games. -Sarah Silverman

No, if it was up to me every record would be brand new studio material but Atlantic records asked me to put out a full live record because my tour really did do well last year. -Sebastian Bach

I have always been very calm on the outside. I'm not too stressed now just because I'm in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself. -Fernando Alonso

At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned. -Georges Jacques Danton

To those who do not love God, all things must work together immediately for pain and torment, until, by means of the tribulation, they are led to salvation at last. -Johann Gottlieb Fichte

I think 'Bat Out Of Hell' will probably last forever. -Max Weinberg

My next film is always shaped by the last one… by the things I feel I didn't get right, or the things I like and want to try to develop further, but it always comes out of the last picture. -Robert Benton

There is no question of the benefits that opening a market of a billion people will bring to American businesses. But as I said last year, this will test China and the world trade system. -William M. Daley

Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour – let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing. -Henry Austin Dobson

I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market. -Barry Corbin

Henry Fonda one time said that every time he had a job, he thought it was gonna' be the last one. And, if you got any sense, you gotta' think that because, you know when somebody's gonna do a dip, some of 'em go pretty far down. -Barry Corbin

Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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

Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds. -Terry Pratchett

Tough guy Spike was always the funnest, but I'm most proud of the more recent stuff, the last season, I think. -James Marsters

The last couple of practices, all we've been doing is a lot of defensive things. We've been going over some drills that make all of us have to communicate. -Kevin Garnett

So we take a lot of pride in that. It's really on us to turn this thing around. I think this last month we've done just that. We've pointed ourself in the direction that we want to be, and I think we're starting to head towards that. Right now we're in a nice rhythm. -Kevin Garnett

A lot of the people who have come to know the company in the last few years will not have seen this piece. -Matthew Bourne

Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it. -William Scott

I am confident that this legislature will rise above partisan bickering, especially after the public promises its members made last fall, and that it will demonstrate a high capacity for civil service. -Charles Edison

A lot of the stuff I've accumulated over the last few years of touring I thought was really interesting. Like sounds, sound bites, and beats even, but they weren't good dance beats they weren't ones anyone would want to rap over or anything. -Eric San

I'm an actor and I've created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that's different, I embrace it because it's fun; also in this case, he's a memorable character. -Kelsey Grammer

That's one of the problems with making music your business, it becomes a business. You're no longer just this kid who is a fan and going to see every show. I've been in a bar every night for the last 15 years. Going to see bands for me is work. -Mojo Nixon

A film like Genevieve to my contemporaries is not a film made years ago, but last week or last year. They see me as I was then, not as I am now. -Kenneth More

I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you're making airline reservations. -Mackenzie Astin

The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat. -Michael Ondaatje

I thought I would keep the first name Susan and change the last name but I picked up this book and as I opened it the lead character in it was called Morgan Brittany. -Morgan Brittany

The problem is, when you come back in you're sweating, so I wait until the very last minute before putting on my shirt so that it's not covered in sweat. -Paul Ince

I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years – first, the house that had been my grandmother's since 1923, and then my own country home, which we had lived in for over twenty years. -Penelope Lively

The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world. -Peter Mandelson

I understand why the Tories will be gunning for Alastair Campbell because they fear his campaigning skills. -Peter Mandelson

Something about Texas I'm not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone. -Richard Linklater

The last time we had Freddy in reality was part two and Freddy sort of went out on his own. -Robert Englund

I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I'm starting to get people – not a large group, but quite a few people – who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm. -Wanda Sykes

In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq, and that is a very undesirable exchange. -William Odom

The last few years have been pretty hectic. -Frank Langella

I enjoyed making this album a lot because of the knowledge we acquired over the last 3 years. -Isaac Hanson

Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby. -Jack Scalia

Business 2.0 was hugely profitable last year, and will be profitable this year. -James Daly

While I have some regrets that this is my last opportunity to deliver a State of the State address, I appreciate and am humbled by the opportunities this great state has given me. -Jane D. Hull

I also want to thank Arizona citizens for their efforts at conserving energy last summer. -Jane D. Hull

During the last regular session and the most recent special session, measures that I see as little more than Band-Aids were applied to three health programs in the state. -Jane D. Hull

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last. -John Abizaid

The CD is dedicated to our dog Nell, who passed away last year. -Julia Barr

I'm just going to go with it for as long as it lasts. -Karrie Webb

We only get together when there's a good reason. Like, last summer, we didn't really intend to go out, but we thought the B-52's tour was a good opportunity. -Kathy Valentine

It was a kind of paralysis you would get from tendonitis and I would last about five to ten minutes into the set and it would set in and I really couldn't play. -Leo Kottke

She said she was going out, and would get the dinner. That is the last I saw her, or said anything to her. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd. -Leonard Maltin

I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments. -Roger Mahony

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence. -James Cash Penney

Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production. It was wonderful. He's very sharp, very sharp. It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have a Brit do a church gospel movie. -Cuba Gooding, Jr.

The last eight years have created a lot of deep-seated hostility. People take political decisions very personally, and today there is a constant, ongoing attack, with one side or the other being maligned. -Fred F. Fielding

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age. -Hermann Hesse

The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth. But the case last studied suggests the question how accurately the law operates in practice. May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in its working as to give a dishonest result? -John Bates Clark

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood. -John Edward Redmond

Fraud, robbery, and murder have characterized the English usurpation of the government of our country. Why, for the last fifty years we have been robbed in the matter of taxes of hundreds of millions. -John Edward Redmond

As the President has indicated, my life has been a life of travel – for 60 years constantly moving over the wide world on journeys which first and last have taken me to 83 countries, and, what is more significant, to most of them again and again. -John Mott

If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started. -Michael D. Barnes

The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is. -Ruth Park

This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer. And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home. -Paul Kane

We've carried that over into the visual development as well. We've designed quite an exotic cast of characters, but the last thing we want is to dictate to the players how their PCs should look. What we want to do is inspire. -Sam Wood

I pitched my last children's show presentation in the mid 1980's. The era of locally produced children's shows was over and the networks were not and are not interested in children's television. -William Jackson

I'm so glad this is the last day of these thing, I get so tired of listening to my own voice. -Catherine McCormack

You kind of alluded to it in your introduction. I mean, for the last 300 or so years, the exact sciences have been dominated by what is really a good idea, which is the idea that one can describe the natural world using mathematical equations. -Stephen Wolfram

If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last. -Naguib Mahfouz

There's a lot of reflection that goes on whenever I write a song – it's been a wild whirlwind last couple of years and there's a lot to talk about, and hopefully that's evident in the music. -Nick Lachey

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

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes, tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers, but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone. -Frederick Tennyson

These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don't make it your last! -John Dillinger

I've only been living in England for the last 10 years, if you don't count my student years. -Terri Windling

Research promoted by NARA within a major coalition of Federal and private sector research partners has at last demonstrated that an Electronic Records Archives can be built. -Allen Weinstein

When people tell you they saw your last picture – well, the way they say it sounds like they hope it was. -Broderick Crawford

The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally. -Carroll Quigley

The strongest bank in the United States will last only so long as the people will have sufficient confidence in it to keep their money there. -Carter G. Woodson

But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them. -Christopher Dawson

Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces. -Christopher Dawson

Another dynamic of this last year was our increased penetration into the Japanese market. -David Milne

We opened a design center in the South of England last year as part of our strategy for being close to our customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets. -David Milne

All I could think of was we were about to start filming for the last final weeks of the TV show and here I am in the hospital, so I missed the final weeks, and a couple days later, sore stomach and all I got on the horse we started filming. -David Selby

But seek till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness of His Son, expecting life through His name, according to the promise of the Father. -Donald Cargill

America is the last great goal of these migrations. -Ellsworth Huntington

From first to last the civilization of America has been bound up with its physical environment. -Ellsworth Huntington

The research included neutron resonance spectroscopy, the angular distribution of pion elastic and inelastic scattering on nuclei with optical model fitting. -James Rainwater

After the last two years of springtime gas price spikes, nearly everyone in Southeast Wisconsin understands that something is wrong with our gasoline regulation and supply system. -Jim Sensenbrenner

It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean? -Joe Cocker

We don't have a lot of neighbors so we can blast the stereo. -Lita Ford

He showed in the last interview, as on the later portions of the chart, a genuine fondness for the rabbit. -Mary C. Jones

By the end of last year we solved a lot of threads, and it's really good for this new way we're taking the show to really have these new people and these new energies, frankly. -Michael Shanks

We never thought the show would last this long. -Michael Shanks

I think the writing on the wall is definitely there this year that this is probably our last year. -Michael Shanks

In the last four years under the Patriot Act, we have seen a great increase in the ability of law enforcement officials to investigate and track terrorists. -Mike Pence

Step by step a powerful and enterprising race has driven them back from the Atlantic to the West until at last there is scarcely a spot of ground upon which the Indians have any certainty of maintaining a permanent abode. -Nelson A. Miles

My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan's Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did. -Peter Straub

These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things. -Tom Allen

In addition to joblessness, of course, by the working of supply and demand, when you have a larger number of people unemployed, wages do not rise at the normal level, so that we had last year a drop in real wages. -Tim Bishop

I did an episode of The Profiler. I actually worked on the last episode of Murphy Brown. -Alice Barrett

My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books. -Don Nickles

Well, as you know, General Motors does not make hybrids. Ford only made 4,000 hybrids last year. -Ed Markey

The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years. -Ed Markey

I certainly remember building model rockets. It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back. -Eric Allin Cornell

The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years. -George Crook

Generally my typical books have lots of twists and turns a big surprise ending and then usually another surprise at the end and ideally, as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise. -Jeffery Deaver

Just a few short years ago in the year 2000, the last full fiscal year of the Clinton administration, this country was running a surplus of $236 billion. -John Spratt

It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing. -Steve Burns

I think I've grown a lot in the last few years, and I needed to express myself as an artist on this. It wasn't necessarily about going in and making an album chocked full of hit singles… there were a lot of things I did out of the joy and the want to do it. -Terri Clark

I spend so much time on the screen when I am writing, the last thing you want to do is spend more time on the Internet looking at a screen. That's what I hate about all this technology. -Irvine Welsh

I visited the Chinese side last year. The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness. They have all their nuclear weapons in the area, presumably trained on targets across the border. -Harrison Salisbury

We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort. -John Perkins

It doesn't really seem any different anywhere. I'd say it seems like we're biggest in Australia. It's just that we've always been this underground band and for some reason in the last month has been starting to go overground. -Jon Crosby

So I think it was a good thing It was a little surreal watching Leo scream 'I'm not going to die today!' with our music playing – that was the last thing on my mind when I wrote the song. -Jon Crosby

The audience that surprised us the most was definitely Paris, when we played there last. They were just incredibly into us and we weren't expecting it at all. -Jon Crosby

This is certainly not the first case in which a merger approved in one place hasn't gone through in the other. There was a case last year where the merger between two EU companies was approved here and blocked in the U.S. -Mario Monti

I was sent to a finishing school, which didn't last long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were. Then I 'came out' before going to a domestic science school. -Mary Wesley

'Press Your Luck' was probably the most exciting because of the unpredictability of the game and how I won on one of the three days on the very last spin against all odds. It was one of those great unpredictable game show moments. -Randy West

I haven't heard from Bobby since May when we had our conversation, but then this thing broke last week, where they arrested him, and we were watching what was going on on the whole deal, and I was actually flabbergasted, at what the then police chief Parks was saying. -Tommy Bond

The last time I spoke with Robert was back in May. When his wife was murdered, I talked to several radio stations in defense of him because I know how Bobby Blake really is, and as far as I'm concerned, there's no murder in his heart. -Tommy Bond

I started on a very high note and I was alwasy able to choose. I want to be able to do that until my last breath. And to do that, you have to have money. -Claire Bloom

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

It is a pledge that senility has not the last say in everything. -Shane Leslie

A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President's meaning with care. -Shane Leslie

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer. -Andy Goldsworthy

So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in, unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit, for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would be the last thing that anyone would want. -William C. Kirby

You noticed from last night, we only did two from the 80s. And our set's two hours long. -Ann Wilson

Our actions in the Middle East over the last 15 years have already guaranteed radical Muslims quite enough ammunition to kill Americans for the next century, even if Guantanamo did not exist. -Nick Clooney

Social Security is at last on the nation's front burner. -Nick Clooney

For some reason, on that sparkling afternoon last week, I actually saw the coal that was passing by and it set me to thinking how important coal was to our everyday lives when I was a little boy. -Nick Clooney

I really enjoyed the last scene at the Ewok celebration after the battle. -Peter Mayhew

It got so ridiculous that I was like, there's no way this is going to last. -Philip J. Kaplan

Like I went out to a predominantly black club last night and nobody said anything and I was wishing somebody would so that someone would dance with me. -Taye Diggs

If you take the approach that you want to scrape every last nickel off the table, that'll work one or two times, but after awhile, your reputation will precede you. -Tom Hicks

However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II. -Walter Kohn

When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes in the last fifty years – which are the gay movement and the women's movement – I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those. -Bill Condon

You know, we opened a record number of stores last year. -Lee Scott

This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades. -Jerry Costello

Queen has taken the all of our time for last four or five years, you know. -John Deacon

Lot's of marriages don't last as long as Queen have been together. -John Deacon

The last thing I would have ever expected to happen to me in my life would be that, in fact, I would be accused of doing something wrong and maybe even something criminal. -Kenneth Lay

And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years. -Nicholas Lea

I've spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favourite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life. -Nicholas Lea

It's going to be used in the last days to get people to come against Christ, and that's the issue: they come against the Lord Jesus Christ. And in this new book, we show Christ coming to settle that big issue. -Tim LaHaye

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood. -Alfred Schnittke

People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

It's just different today. Nobody seems to last too long these days. I wouldn't know how to get started today. -Bobby Vinton

Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God. -Catherine McAuley

We've got to search back to our last known safe landmark. I can't say exactly where, but I think it's back there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart. -David R. Brower

They are imported by companies, controlled as serfs, worked like slaves, and at last go back to China with all their earnings. They are in every place, they seem to have no sex. Boys work, girls work; it is all alike to them. -Denis Kearney

I don't know if we'd have been as dominant as we were last season. The new things, the new ideas the manager brought in everyone took them on board so well. He is special. -Frank Lampard

I think it was in Moscow last year and I got changed for training the day before we played Moscow, but the fact is they actually wanted to do John's, me and John were next to each other and they did mine by mistake. John had done them I think. So yeah it is true. -Frank Lampard

The system has for its object an increase of persons that are to intervene between the producer and the consumer, living on the product of the land and labour of others, diminishing the power of the first, and increasing the number of the last. -Henry Charles Carey

Granted, prostate exams aren't the most enjoyable things in the world, but they only last about 10 seconds. It's well worth it. Just think of the possible consequences if you don't get it done. -Len Dawson

You know, last season I didn't do anything on the show, so I was frustrated. I mean, don't get me wrong: It's nice to get a paycheck. But if you don't really do anything it's not very satisfying. -Lorraine Bracco

The iconoclastic mode, that specific mode of language, there is an element of it that it is punk – that is confrontational. That's just a part of the language of jazz – at a certain point. -Matthew Shipp

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

I feel that an understanding could be reached with Germany which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory. -Pierre Laval

The last fight for the white metal is to be made here in this country and in this House, my friends. -Richard Parks Bland

For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life. -Richard Rolle

There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,' which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time. -Sonny Rollins

Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census and sampling versus a direct statistic. You just said the word 'census,' and people fall asleep. -Aaron Sorkin

That was a surprise. I just had wished that Wil Wheaton was there. He was missing from the last show and it would have been nice if everyone could have been there. -Denise Crosby

I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite. -Leo Baekeland

Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars. -Leo Baekeland

We're having a good time. That's what I did last year. If you can't have a good time, you might as well stay home. I feel real good. -Sterling Marlin

We felt like when we went into last year we had a pretty good chance to win the championship from the previous year with the fall we put together. We've got the same everything now, so I think we can come back and be as strong this year. -Sterling Marlin

You look at 2001, we were third in points and no one gave us much of a chance when the season started. We came back last year and had the same team, the same everybody and led points. -Sterling Marlin

Oh, Michael Jackson is Michael Jackson. And no matter if he sold 40 million records off of one record and sold 15 off his last or whatever the counts may be, Michael Jackson will be Michael Jackson. -Tito Jackson

If somebody doesn't have enough judgment to be able to look at plastic surgery and realize how phony it is, then they can't be helped. -Brian Austin Green

I've just had some of the worst situations with the most beautiful girls who I just could not stand talking to anymore. The physical only lasts for so long. -Brian Austin Green

I was wearing corn plasters above and below my toes and taping my ankles twice. -Cesar Romero

It's not the last one. Five's out, six is coming out in November, that's a single chapter, and then seven is the big horrifying one. And I think a couple after that to wrap the thing up. -Eddie Campbell

It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments. -Frank B. Kellogg

After wrestling with myself for six months, I began medical treatment. During that time I started a band with some friends of mine called Jack's Car, but that didn't last. -Jack Irons

The Justices are currently considering a case, argued last month, which seeks to extend the writ of habeas corpus to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo. -John Yoo

I have ballet class every other day for two hours. And for 'Six Feet Under', last week there was a sequence where I had to do a whole choreographed dance number, so I had four hours of dance practice every day. -Michelle Trachtenberg

My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000. -Cathy Freeman

For a long period in my life – it lasted about 10 years – I had writer's block. -Mary Garden

I've been working some really long hours for the last five or six years. Anybody who works on series television knows, and especially women because women spend probably two hours more than the guys with all their hair and makeup crap. -Victoria Pratt

Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last. -Dick Dale

My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people who at last really reach something in their old age, which they absolutely couldn't ever have done in their youth. -Robert Wyatt

Repeating a grade needs to be the last resort, not an automatic response to a child who is struggling to learn. -Roy Barnes

I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years. -Darrell Royal

I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last. -David Amram

The summer of 1830 I… blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill… In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek. -Ezra Cornell

In 1967 the last Unity Caravan was held. -Dennis Banks

I thought my nose was too prominent so I had this corrected via plastic surgery in 1959. -Marie Windsor

I'm in between homes right now, but my last house was dope. -Method Man

I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years. -Mike Curb

Other than that one year, Salon has been very cautious about the way it spends money. For instance, since last year, we've had virtually no marketing budget. It's just word of mouth. And our circulation continues to grow that way by breaking news stories. -David Talbot

I think we're really getting it right the last few months and hopefully we'll get better and better at it. -David Talbot

I remember Mitch Miller saying every week, This rock and roll stuff will never last. But one doesn't like to bring that up to Mitch. -Rosemary Clooney

The last four years have not diluted the memory or weakened the resolve of our citizens. Four years later, our hearts still hurt for the families whose loved ones were murdered that day. -John Doolittle

I happen to love working in cinema, but the theater is always there… you know, and I would never shut the door on it. Even though it's been quite a bit of time since I've done a play, last one was in New York. -Michael York

Sometimes I still worry that the next day will be the last day of the Earth. -Samantha Smith

Melbourne is wonderfully altered since I last saw it. There are some very fair buildings in it now, and things are a little cheaper than they used to be. -William John Wills

Our journey so far has been very satisfactory: we are most fortunate as regards the season, for there has been more rain this winter than has been known for the last four or five years. -William John Wills

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation, I agreed to see him one last time – to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship. -Donna Rice

We initially targeted pager networks, which have been suffering for the last decade due to cell phone sales. -David Rose

I began to think, The endowment has had a bad reputation in the last few years, and that's unfair. -Jane Alexander

I was told in high school that the last game during your senior year stays with you forever, which is true. -Jim Otto

Even at the last minute we were still debating what was gonna be released as the first single. -Meg White

Then we're going to take a lot of time off because in the last three years we've been touring continuously. -Meg White

Well, my mom is single and we've both been single at the same time over the last ten years, so I really related to the bond between my character and Diane's. -Amanda Peet

You know, it's a different world now, but to skip ahead and really answer your question, only in the last five years did I find what I call holy maturity, finding the balance, finding the right person in my life so that I could live a normal life. -Burt Ward

We think we've got it taken care of now. Multiplayer is something that's hard to do in a turn-based game, especially a turn-based game that lasts a long time, like Civilization. -Sid Meier

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer. -Fred Savage

The last two years with the Eagles were pretty intense times. There was a lot of drinking and we were all getting high a lot. My parents were relieved when I got off the Eagles treadmill. -Glenn Frey

I've been taking a trapeze class for the last couple of years. I'm working on my double back flip right now. -Neil Patrick Harris

One night last summer, all the killers in my head assembled on a stage in Massachusetts to sing show tunes. -Sarah Vowell

While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Sarah Vowell

We did a lot of press for the last film and now for this one. We don't rest on our laurels. -Shawn Wayans

I went to my last three years of high school in New Jersey. I just wanted to act, you know? -Stacey Dash

Singing and being truthful to a song… I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years. -Taylor Dayne

Things are forgotten and then perhaps picked up again, if we're lucky, it lasts… if not, then it's in the lap of the gods. The important thing was to do some work that I liked and hopefully that some others might also like, whether for a minute, a week, a month, a year. -Tom Glazer

As you get older, you realize it's work. It's that fine line between love and companionship. But passionate love? I'd love to know how to make that last. -Tracey Ullman

The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird. -Alicia Keys

I would say to my colleague that the misery index, inflation and unemployment, when added together is the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents, even going back to Jimmy Carter. So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job. -Cliff Stearns

The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments. -Cliff Stearns

On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character. -Edward Thorndike

There are apothecaries' shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers' shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price. -Hernan Cortes

In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith. -James L. Buckley

It would seem, therefore, that this constitutional safeguard may no longer serve its original purpose, especially when, as we learned last year, some acts of perjury may now be acceptable – in this world, at least, if not the next. -James L. Buckley

The first is last, and the last is first. -Joanna Southcott

Postal service of today is far removed from that of 30 years ago when reform was last enacted. -John M. McHugh

The World Coming Down tour was around four years ago, and other than the wear and tear we've all sustained in the last four years, nothing much has changed. -Josh Silver

When you look at Darling and the Oscars, it has to be luck. It was a black and white film and it was the last time that there was a black and white Oscar. -Julie Harris

Some of the free lunch programs were still goin' on – based on the last leg of the Black Panther Party. -Kool Moe Dee

Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians. -Linda Chavez

Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States. -Mark Kennedy

The Prescription Drug Benefit we passed in Congress is already working to make prescription drugs available and affordable for all seniors who depend on them, through the drug card that became available last year. -Mark Kennedy

I sure love Ireland. The first trip I ever made was last year when I did this record in Dublin. -Michael W. Smith

First of all, anybody who has lasted 30 and went through the 60's is really a survivor. -Patti Smith

Keeping our eyes on journey's end is what we need – the place where we see at last the world that is greater than the world, the new creation that cannot be contained in present thought or social order or piety. -Rowan Williams

Our first scene is sort of a reunion between the X-Men characters, which establishes everyone's relationship to one another, sort of like a recap for all those who have forgotten since the last movie. -Shawn Ashmore

There are rumors, rumors, rumors. I'm always the last one to know about these things, literally. -Shawn Ashmore

The Brady Bunch is a live action modern fairytale of family. In this context it's less odd that it's lasted for over thirty years; and why it may last in some respects as long as Mother Goose! -Christopher Knight

I'm sure that you could go back and make a graph showing that all the killings of black males increased in times of economic difficulty. As a matter of fact, a black man was lynched last year. -Ishmael Reed

On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years. -Judith Krantz

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

You never know how things will last, if they will last, and how people will use them in the future. It was a fun movie for young people at the time in the 80s; but it struck a cord with people and it has lasted so I'm very proud of being a part of that. -Blair Underwood

I'll tell you what 20 years teaches you – is that if one thing doesn't last something else will come down the pipe and to go from that and to do these films now. -Blair Underwood

I've had a pilot every single year that didn't sell for the past four years, that'll smack you in the back of the head. I had a really good one last year; I wouldn't have done the play in New York if I had gotten that one. -Bob Saget

And then the last album, 'Get It', was done over a shorter period of time and I started using other musicians, as opposed to playing all the instruments myself like I did on the other two. -Dave Edmunds

We started filming in 1993 which was only four years after the fall of communism. The difference in Budapest over the last five years has been remarkable. -Derek Jacobi

One of the last episodes was all about a flood. We were working in the rain till all hours, and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp, and it was hours under the hoses. That was not pleasant. That was not pleasant. -Derek Jacobi

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know. -Floyd Abrams

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

The incarnation is true, not of Christ exclusively, but of Man universally, and God everlastingly. -James Martineau

When you're a girl, passion can dominate the equation, but as you grow up relationships evolve. Mad passion can grab you at first, but it can't last forever. -Jody Watley

Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans – who have experience from their ancestors – is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated. -John Hench

I was through as a manager. I did become involved late in the 1968 campaign at the national scene at the last minute. But I was through as a manager, and I've stayed through, incidentally. -Lew Wasserman

Sometimes I'll turn the channel and there's the movie and I can honestly say that those last few minutes always fascinate me. It's one of the rare instances when image, music, and drama work effectively. -Madeleine Stowe

I never lose that terror of 'this is my last job, I'll never work again.' You can never relax and rely on whatever reputation you've built. -Derek Jacobi

It can't possibly last for years and browsing has its limits. Only a certain amount is healthy or wise. -Judith Krantz

I think that the two of them have been doing this for a really long time and it is more like sport. Yes, they would love to find a lasting relationship, but it's not likely to happen the way they are going about it. -Jennifer Beals

I didn't get the degree because in my last year, for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent Vacation and they'd given me a scholarship, the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake. -Jim Jarmusch

Rather, like the anarchists of the last century, he didn't care if he was killed or not. They just wanted to be known. We found no trace of any conspiracy. -John Sherman Cooper

Over the last few years, the world has become a smaller and more integrated place with technology that is leveling the playing field like never before. -Ron Kind

In the last couple of years I've been picking up my guitar again. -Peabo Bryson

The best scene is the last great scene I did. -Rene Auberjonois

Well, I've been painting for years. I just started doing a lot more in the last couple. -Robyn Hitchcock

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle. -Sitting Bull

They want us to give up another chunk of our tribal land. This is not the first time or the last time. -Sitting Bull

But after the time there I'd had it with fashion again, so I left to go to architecture school in a summer course at Harvard, which didn't last very long. -Stephen Sprouse

Despite all the lunacy of the last century, all the absurdity of war and genocide, we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth. -Timothy Radcliffe

Well, the memories were obviously – every match is important, every point counts, especially the last sort of 18, 20 years when the matches have been so tight. -Bernhard Langer

If you drag your shoe a bit those plastic spikes or rubber spikes can be almost as bad as metal spikes. -Bernhard Langer

I think a composer is always interested in his last work. -Gyorgy Ligeti

I'm competitive in that I would like to outsell my last record. -Ice T

And, over the last thirty years we have seen men's participation in both housework and childcare has increased and women's have stayed at about the same. -James Levine

For the last thirty years in my career I never know what I'm doing next. -Joe Mantegna

I've spent the better part of the last twenty-five years doing a lot of traveling. -Joe Mantegna

The last thing on my mind was to be an actor, but I had a crush on a cute girl in the drama department, so the best thing for me to do was audition, help out, do carpentry, whatever it took to get me on that project. -John Ratzenberger

After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last, it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside; it's your children. Keep that in mind. -John Ratzenberger

How little those who are schoolgirls of today can realize what it was to be a schoolgirl in the fifties or the early sixties of the last century! -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

People always think I'm Jewish and changed my last name from Rabinowitz. -Nathan Lane

I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship. -Paul Cellucci

Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come. -Paul Cellucci

Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week. -Basil Hume

The stories from 1975 on are not finished and there is no resolve. I could spend 50 hours on the last 25 years of jazz and still not do it justice. -Ken Burns

With what's happened in the world the last three years, it's easier to see why it's become popular again to diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture. -Tony Shalhoub

People that have been interested in our work for awhile… those are the last people you want to disappoint. -Joel Coen

It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee. -Camille Claudel

We raised almost 2 million dollars at the last golf tournament that can be used for minority scholarships and Junior Golf programs. The payoff for the work we do is so much more valuable than the work we actually do for it. -Darius Rucker

Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey. -Godfried Danneels

I prepared my intervention the night before I spoke. As it happened, there were about 44 cardinals who wished to speak but could not because there was not enough time. I was one of the last to speak. -Godfried Danneels

Our theology is still in a time of crisis, and I think this will last for some years more. -Godfried Danneels

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men. -Alva Myrdal

It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake. -Bille August

I think a song that's got something to say. I'm not much on gimmicks. I never have been because they don't last. But I like a song that tells a story and has some meat to it, you know, that means something. -Billy Eckstine

We have the Fine Guidance Sensors, one of which we will exchange out of three. Another one we changed on the last servicing mission, and on the fourth servicing mission in 2003 or 2004, the third one will be exchanged. -Claude Nicollier

There's no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity. -Gray Davis

Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries. -Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Lately, I can't shake the feeling that I've been living a dream for the last 10 years or so; I can't account for most of my 20s, and I have to continually remind myself that certain people are dead now and many of my friends have children. -Chris Ware

I can't tell you how hard I worked the last year. In fact, I worked so hard that I know I can't maintain that same work level in 2001, so I've got to quit something. -Christopher Darden

I did find a wonderful girl last year, but the photographs that we did were more about motorcars. -Helmut Newton

I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen. -Helmut Newton

One of the things I've really gotten past in the last couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable by the way things appear, rather than how things are. Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that. -Aimee Mann

As an actor, the second and last ones were interesting for me. Because those parts had the most change in playing someone who was both light and dark, sort of Jekyl and Hyde. -Sigourney Weaver

I'm always the last person they go to with a sequel, because I'm the most skeptical. You know, I'm very proud of what we've done, and I don't want to screw up our series. -Sigourney Weaver

All I am hoping for is to be able to work – I think my best work is still ahead of me – I think all that I have been through in the last several years have only made me a better, more interesting actor. -Mickey Rourke

Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while. -Anna Magnani

There's not an appropriations bill in the last 10 years that the-that Democrats passed in the Congress. We haven't spent any money of your taxes in the last decade. -Chaka Fattah

In Hollywood – in Hollywood, you're as good as your last picture. -Erich von Stroheim

Every non-political human grouping of whatever kind, legal, social, religious, economic or other becomes at last political if it creates an opposition deep enough to range men against one another as enemies. -Francis Parker Yockey

That is what I define as a novel: something that has a beginning, a middle and an end, with characters and a plot that sustain interest from the first sentence to the last. But that is not what I do at all. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long. -Kenzo Tange

Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic. They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb. -Kevin Kelly

Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work, I told a young cinema executive my intention of including in a soundtrack two themes from Bach. But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?, then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema. -Maurice Jarre

Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation, it just wants to take its best bits. -Ninette de Valois

People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts. -Paul Hindemith

It is easy to talk about tax simplification, and we all know it is very difficult to accomplish; but for the last three Congresses, I have offered a tax simplification bill that would include a paid-for repeal of alternative minimum tax. -Richard Neal

We are one of the last heavy metal bands. Iron Maiden has always been unique. -Adrian Smith

The music is the last thing I'm thinking about right now, in order of what's important. -Burt Bacharach

It meant a lot because it was my first time to compete as a senior at that meet, which was kind of weird because I've done senior all year, but I didn't get to compete last year because of my elbow. -Carly Patterson

Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research. -Colleen McCullough

They showed this one beautiful picture of me recently and they had all the things that I had done. I thought it was a great compliment for everybody to think I've had plastic surgery. -Cybill Shepherd

I would also point out that many governments that chose not to support this war – certainly, the French president, Jacques Chirac, as I recall in April of last year, referred to Iraq's possession of WMD. -David Kay

It was probably when I met Jeff Hamilton, the drummer I've been working with for the last 20 years. He's the one who brought Ray Brown to hear me sing at a restaurant in my hometown. -Diana Krall

That's why these songs have lasted as long as they have because they're just about feelings that don't change. They are love songs, they are not specific, those kinds of feelings don't change. -Diana Krall

I don't want to see people decorating a house or digging a garden. As for guys like Jonathan Ross, he got an award there last Christmas. What for? He doesn't sing, dance or tell jokes, does he? -Ian St. John

Solace is my favorite song. It was the last song we wrote for the record. It was right when we really started to mesh as far as music goes and we started really connecting with each other. -Brandon Thomas

I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal. -Hedy Lamarr

The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year. -Hedy Lamarr

We really got a lot of very conservative gay people. You could look at the figures from the last election and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican. -Kate Clinton

I like the fact you can spend two hours setting up a scene that will only last a couple of seconds. And I like just sitting around and dozing between scenes! -Mackenzie Crook

I'd like to go back to standup. I don't like to think I've done my last gig. At the moment it terrifies me, I get really nervous. It's a great buzz when it goes well. -Mackenzie Crook

Human behavior is incredibly pliable, plastic. -Philip Zimbardo

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual. -Philip Zimbardo

My family actually lived in the same village for about 400 years. They had great stability until the last century. People lived and intermarried in small villages. -Roger Bannister

I was privileged to be able to study a year with Martha Graham, the last year she was teaching. -Twyla Tharp

In fact, it is amazing how much European films – Italian, French, German and English – have recovered a certain territory of the audience in their countries over the last few years. -Wim Wenders

Well, a few years ago I think I could have given you a more enthusiastic answer about that but in the last few years, for the first time in my life, I really haven't listened to much music. I used to work with music on and now I don't. -Ann Beattie

You know it's always amazed me – I think the most startling thing that's happened in the last couple of decades is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore. -Brian De Palma

You really are as hot as your last movie. And it goes away really quickly. -Brian De Palma

When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer – just a singer. -Eddy Arnold

Well, I know I worked for Governor Rockefeller the last time he ran for his fourth term, and I obviously ran against Governor Cuomo the time he ran for his fourth term. -George Pataki

I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters. -Jello Biafra

The last true punk band to get a major label contract was The Dickies. -Jello Biafra

The last thing you want to do, unless it's a very unusual situation, is to invest money. -John Kluge

So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks. -Jose Mourinho

Everything I write is designed to be milked to the last drop of revenue. -Leslie Charteris

He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can. -Leslie Charteris

In the last century, everybody was singing lower. -Placido Domingo

There were periods when I sometimes made fires in a large, open fireplace that lasted about two weeks, which was how long it took to burn my compositions. So there has been an awful lot that I have destroyed. -Alan Hovhaness

They were the largest semiconductor maker in the world up until about 1980. I'm not sure that that can be re-gained again, but their progress in the last few years has been very impressive. -Jack Kilby

One thing I've learned over these last 30 or 40 years is that people make history. There's no fait accompli to any of this. -Jeremy Rifkin

When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products? -Jeremy Rifkin

One of the guys that used to run it – for some reason I've no idea why he used to call me the Sea Monster and I was just looking around for a name and thought that'll do. That lasted for a couple of years probably. -Jo Brand

The chariot was purchased by a private collector who took it home to New York. I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last for at least a thousand years. -Kit Williams

I think the end of last year when we were aware of that transition was for everyone in their own way kind of bittersweet, but it's also what the show's about, one administration ends and another begins. -Stockard Channing

It's funny, I had dinner with my dear friend John Spencer last night and I'm not in the first episode, but he's at the beginning of it and he was telling me about it and I thought this sounds very hot because I think this is definitely the last year of West Wing. -Stockard Channing

You're talking to someone who has been married to various people for the last 40 years of her life. Dating is not really something familiar. I've never really been a dater. -Stockard Channing

So far we have not convinced the Chinese authorities. My own brother was refused a visa on what was probably my last chance of seeing him when he was going around the world on a tour. Scott Nearing was similarly refused. -Anna Louise Strong

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years. -Anthony Holden

Early in last season, George was very worried about other people's emotions, especially how they saw her, and felt she was outside looking in. This year, she still hopes people will accept her for who she is, but if they don't, she's OK with that. -Ellen Muth

I'm playing George quite a bit differently this season, and I'm glad you picked up on the fact that she kind of made peace with her situation at the end of last season. -Ellen Muth

Things that go on at Happy Times are very funny this year, and if you were watching last year, some of the people you saw then as basically extras emerge as real characters in their own right this season, at least to some degree. -Ellen Muth

Being happy is very important. We won our second championship last season and we have our entire team coming back to try and defend our title again. I'm very proud of that. -Larry Dixon

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