Best Quotes About Period

The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire. -Dave Barry

In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty. -Muriel Rukeyser

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century. -Dan Quayle

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature. -Harold Coffin

No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age. -Ambrose Bierce

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. -Ambrose Bierce

There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down. -Don DeLillo

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting. -Alan Brien

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. -Dale Carnegie

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism. -John C. Calhoun

No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it. -Alfred North Whitehead

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. -Soren Kierkegaard

For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time. -Louis L'Amour

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy. -Milton Friedman

You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I'm there now. -George Clooney

Our favorite holding period is forever. -Warren Buffett

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -Harry S Truman

Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort. -Alexis de Tocqueville

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've learned over a period of years there are setbacks when you come up against the immovable object; sometimes the object doesn't move. -Coleman Young

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. -Denis Waitley

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. -George Carlin

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. -Ayn Rand

Youth is a period of missed opportunities. -Cyril Connolly

To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. -Helena Blavatsky

Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition. -Marshall McLuhan

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory. -Marcel Proust

Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion. -Jean-Luc Godard

He's passed from rising hope to elder statesman without any intervening period whatsoever. -Michael Foot

My friend James Cameron and I made three films together – True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine. -Max Beerbohm

You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing. -Warren Buffett

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man. -Richard P. Feynman

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time. -Sydney J. Harris

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. -Princess Diana

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs. -Guy Debord

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism. -Barbara W. Tuchman

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation. -Constantin Stanislavski

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. -Thomas Szasz

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. -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

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. -Don Marquis

There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. -Pearl Bailey

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people. -Alexis de Tocqueville

I love being someone I'm not for a period of time. I love every minute of being in someone else's skin. -Jessica Biel

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere. -V. S. Pritchett

New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along! -Arthur C. Clarke

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. -Winston Churchill

What is without periods of rest will not endure. -Ovid

I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. -T. Boone Pickens

If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions on the human mind. -Wilhelm von Humboldt

I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive. -Angelina Jolie

I want to assure you that working in transition period is an ungrateful job for any honest government. -Robert Kocharian

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

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine. -Brian Tracy

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

Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don't talk about it too much in the press is because it isn't funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn't seem right. -Matthew Perry

Every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy. -Jake Gyllenhaal

There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and 'how well you look'. -Nelson Rockefeller

What's really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking at television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. -Victor Kiam

What do you want to get done? In what order of importance? Over what period of time? What is the time available? What is the best strategy for application of time to projects for the most effective results? -Ted Engstrom

You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you made a living if you could, and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today. It was a struggle. -James Cagney

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians. -Walter Becker

I was born in London, England, in 1938, a few months before the war, and spent the first years of my life there, although I was evacuated a couple of times for short periods. My schooling was very interrupted, both by frequent moves and by ill health. -Anne Perry

My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period. -Tony Iommi

I'm convinced that the man who has learned to meditate upon the Lord will be able to run on his feet and walk in his spirit. Although he may be hurried by his vocation, that's not the issue. The issue is how fast his spirit is going. To slow it down takes a period of time. -Charles Stanley

They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit. -Chinua Achebe

Over a long period of time, living as if you were someone else is no fun. -Richard Chamberlain

George W. Bush bought the election – period. End of story. There is no argument. You can try to come up with any argument you can, but there is none. -Gary Coleman

The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance. -William Osler

I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period. -Luther Vandross

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

Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now. -Hugh Hefner

I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories. -Eric Brown

Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and it was a long enough period gone by. I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody, you know. It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it. -Jack Bruce

There've been periods where I had to convince the audience or win them over. -Dan Hicks

My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time. -Eva Green

I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do? -Bill Gates

I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself. -Shakira

It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80's. -Karl Urban

Ethical conduct is something that becomes inherent in an organization over a long period of time. -Lee R. Raymond

Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living. -Carey Williams

I'm a former hippie, so clothes are important to me – your clothes defined you in that period. I guess clothes still defines people. But, I change a lot. I'm in my Brooks Brothers period now. -John Hughes

This war on terrorism is going to continue for an indefinite period of time. -Tom Ridge

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

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning. -Adam Ferguson

I did have strange ideas during certain periods of time. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I just try to be myself, whatever that is. I don't think about how I'll be remembered. I just want to be consistent over a long period of time. That's what the great players do. -Dan Marino

The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart. -Dan Gable

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results. -George Pierce Baker

What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death. -George Pierce Baker

When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period. -John Moody

With the reorganization of 1898 finished, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad entered a new period in its history. -John Moody

The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period. -Kim Young-sam

I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety – panic attacks – and I was not sure of what I wanted to do. -Geoffrey Rush

It also is true that some ideas naturally work themselves out over a longer period of time than a single human life can encompass. -James E. Gunn

The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time. -A. P. Herbert

The testimony and the documentary evidence produced by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways over a lengthy period of time. -Harold H. Greene

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

Refining is inevitable in science when you have made measurements of a phenomenon for a long period of time. -Charles Francis Richter

Nature's laws must be obeyed, and the period of decline begins, and goes on with accelerated rapidity. -Warren De la Rue

I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He's one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera. -Cecilia Bartoli

The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God's message. -Cat Stevens

First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family. -Frank McCourt

If you have a lot of short-term debt, it means that all of that money can be demanded in a very short period of time. Technically, short-term debt means money that's coming due within a year. Typically, it means money that's coming due within 30 to 90 days. -Jeffrey Sachs

It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers. -Thomas Kuhn

There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age. -Oswald Mosley

They weren't great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well. -Frankie Avalon

A great many things have been pronounced untrue and absurd, and even impossible, by the highest authorities in the age in which they lived, which have afterwards, and, indeed, within a very short period, been found to be both possible and true. -Catherine Crowe

I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties. -Dennis Chavez

I think a moratorium probably is legal, and we should probably for a short period of time impose a moratorium so that we don't permit any additional landfill permits for the time being, so we don't exacerbate the problem. -Ed Rendell

Also, an area that interests me – and it will probably take years to state what I mean – is the period of the rise of democracy, with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th. -Fiona Shaw

Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer, in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred. -George Crumb

I frequently hear our present period described as uncertain, confused, chaotic. -George Crumb

We tend to do period stuff because it helps make it one step removed from boring everyday reality. -Ethan Coen

We know we are entering a period of transformation in aged care. -Julie Bishop

Sesame oil is probably my favorite condiment, period. -Ted Allen

There are also scientific problems with the concept that each of the creation days was a long period of time. -Walter Lang

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama. -J. M. Roberts

My top most priority is to deal with India's massive social and economic problems, so that chronic poverty, ignorance and disease can be conquered in a reasonably short period of time. -Manmohan Singh

The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time. -Sarah Brady

People told me, when I was coming through the ranks, that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with the period of unemployment as well as they deal with the period of employment. -Claudia Black

I'm not giving the president a blank check, period. -Jim McDermott

You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't enjoy doing period clothes. -Boris Vallejo

We're in this period where we're getting good data rates. I would say we're getting data rates that are like the data rates we got when we launched RealAudio in 1995. -Rob Glaser

In theater, you have a rehearsal period and you know just who to be. -Marcia Gay Harden

I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was a huge challenge and was a big period film. I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell the story as much as the story itself. -Sam Mendes

Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school – I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music. -Wyclef Jean

I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading. -Alonzo Church

I do not write by any set time schedule. I realize there are many writers who follow a daily regime where they arise at 6:00 a.m., do some sort of exercise, eat breakfast and then sit down and produce words for a three to four hour period. -Donald McKay

I have been involved in Internet-related policy for approximately one decade, and I have been using the Internet myself for almost that period of time. -Rick Boucher

Unless action is taken soon – unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period – we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty. -Adam Schiff

But the central point is that any campaign against Iraq, whatever the strategy, cost and risks, is certain to divert us for some indefinite period from our war on terrorism. -Brent Scowcroft

I think every actor should go back and do theater periodically. -Chad Lowe

We all have fertile creative periods and times when we can't figure out how we ever did it. -Cynthia Weil

But it was not possible to do this movie, in this matter of time, without a solid rehearsal period. -Debbie Allen

I actually enjoy wearing the corsets required in some period films. -Dinah Sheridan

In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton's WWII career. -Edward Albert

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about. -Richard Marx

A kaiseki meal is like that, very small courses over a long period of time. -Thomas Keller

I think I'm much less self confident today. I actually went through a quite painful period because of that thinking that I was completely hopeless. But I think that's something that we all go through at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me. -Hugo Weaving

Trying to understand women is a tall order period. -Ricky Schroder

We fought during 'The Wall,' which was an album Waters wrote, based on his family story, we clashed long before that, during the period of the Dark Side and 'Wish You Were Here.' Actually, we never got along. -Rick Wright

Music and songs are written at different periods of time, at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest, I quite like having positive emotions. -Scott Ian

There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers. -Steven Levy

Theatre sports is the best improv training period. -Wayne Brady

The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. -Huston Smith

Dates and periods are of interest only to the student of musical history. -Peter Warlock

Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characters. -Robert Englund

I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe. -Robert Englund

About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power. -Sidney Altman

No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls. -Horatio Alger

And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old. -John Frusciante

So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in. -Jim Bolger

Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns. -Michael D. Barnes

We have a training period; we have certain guidelines and structure. You can't hire talented people and stifle them. That's not the way it works anymore. -Todd English

In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy; for at this early period We can not expect to have a Navy to cope with the British. -William Whipple

We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded. -Neil Sheehan

My affiliation with England is borne out by the fact that I do come back for periodic visits. -George Shearing

You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing. -Gerry Cooney

There was a period when I'd just come out of college where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. -Andy Summers

We are quite open, however, to looking at acquisitions and there are opportunities that we periodically consider. and I think that may be something we do in the future, but I must say that there is no commitment to that at the present time in any form or size. -David Milne

Now the master paid a number of visits to England and, as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country. -John G. D. Clark

One aspect of this is the way we have come during recent centuries to appreciate that the world and indeed the very universe in which we live have evolved over immense periods of time. -John G. D. Clark

The one indication that I got that I was doing the right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of time all the factions came down very hard on me. -John Pomfret

In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command. -Muhammad Iqbal

And ultimately the people who produce my records, they know that they're here to serve the purpose of me expressing who I am at this period of time and augmenting that or pulling it forward and I love that process. -Alanis Morissette

In order for a long piece of work to engage a novelist over an extended period of time, it has to deal with questions that you find very important, that you're trying to work out. -Donna Tartt

My novels aren't really generated by a single conceptual spark; it's more a process of many different elements that come together unexpectedly over a long period of time. -Donna Tartt

The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture. -Eric Allin Cornell

This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music. -Herb Alpert

My research in this period centered around growth, technical change, and income distribution, both how growth affected the distribution of income and how the distribution of income affected growth. -Joseph Stiglitz

Much of my work in this period was concerned with exploring the logic of economic models, but also with attempting to reconcile the models with every day observation. -Joseph Stiglitz

Literally every department of state government has gone through, or is in a period of, chaos. Not just fiscal chaos, but certainly as we saw in the Department of Children and Family Services and State Fair Agency and many of Walker's departments, there is absolute chaos. -Bill Scott

I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine. -Fred Davis

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things. -Miranda Otto

For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men. -Albert Claude

There is no question that we are in a period in which we are going to have to use those sources to fund about 35 million dollars a year that used to be paid for by the federal government. -Charles Vest

I think that concrete poetry seems to have, as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn't seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago. -James Laughlin

Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. -James Black

I mean that what makes me a professional, but the market itself has been fabulous during this whole period and I've got to give the market credit before I give myself credit. -Jim Cramer

It can get a little costly if you try and leave it until then to write songs. But you're writing all the time. You're collecting songs. I've had songs that have been collected over a two-year period for my next record. -Keith Urban

As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years. -Major Taylor

And the university's reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread. Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor, a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through. -Michael N. Castle

One of the most interesting aspects of the film project was collaborating with so many people – directors, filmmakers, and writers – over a five-year period. I learned that there are two components to this. -Yo-Yo Ma

I write a book over a period of months or years, and when I'm done with it, usually another year goes by before I see it in print. It's hard to be patient and wait. -Margaret Haddix

We're trying to put ourselves in the best position to win, period, if not this year, next year. -Tom Hicks

Actually, the 14 novels were written over a period of just over 6 years. -Stephen R. George

People aren't going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period. -Lee Scott

I don't like doing movies, period. Movies are hard. I like TV. -Kathy Griffin

The tribulation period is seven years, and when the signing of the covenant occurs, people who know the Bible and take it literally will know that, seven years later, Christ is going to come in His power and glory. -Tim LaHaye

There are the saints who were raptured at the beginning of the tribulation period – those are the Christians. -Tim LaHaye

In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction, but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient. -Henry Charles Carey

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

I think we are in the midst of this period where we are committing this suicide on the planet and everybody is just using up all of our natural resources like a bunch of insane people. That's what I worry about more than I worry about jazz. -Sonny Rollins

I enjoy playing clubs. I still enjoy the closeness of the nightclub venue. However, after a certain period of time and after playing around some of the clubs in New YorkI felt that jazz should be presented in a more prestigious atmosphere. -Sonny Rollins

I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life. -David Eddings

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction. -David Eddings

For a long period in my life – it lasted about 10 years – I had writer's block. -Mary Garden

The only advice I would give Christians entering the world of arts: give yourself a period of time, maybe three or four years. If you haven't made it in your chosen art form, dump it. -Cliff Richard

I am very scared of being outside my home for long periods of time. -Daniel Johns

It makes it hard to get over a certain period of your life when you are constantly revisiting it every night. -Daniel Johns

I'd gone through periods where I didn't work live performances for probably seven or eight months at a time. -Johnny Rivers

I love experiencing other people's realities, seeing the world through their eyes for a short period of time. -Josh Lucas

It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked, what didn't work. -Josh Lucas

I don't think any gay dude is gangsta, period. -Method Man

In our early period we pretty much survived or perished on our capacity to reach people, and on getting into the pattern of having no money and playing lots of shows. -Peter Garrett

I'm approaching a period in my life though where I'd like to be totally absorbed into music, doing concerts, writing something. Basically, that IS what I am doing. -Roscoe Mitchell

I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of. -George Bentham

I think it's hard to know. Feeling fulfilled, because actors face periods of unemployment, there is nothing worse than being at the top of your game; you have so much to give but do not have the platform to do this. -Michael York

My spine healed incorrectly. There were long periods when I'd be perfectly all right, and then there were many other times when I wasn't, when my back would give out and throw me down to the floor amid waves of nauseating pain. -Dick York

I wander around, get the lay of the land and try to imagine what kind of people would have lived there in that historical period. What would they eat? What kind of clothing would they wear? How did they shelter themselves? How did they get around? -James Welch

For every SF reader of that period, Robert A. Heinlein was also a touchstone. -Walter Jon Williams

On our show, I must tell you, it was… the 60s was a period of time when everything was free love. People made love to each other. It was a very open life, you know? -Burt Ward

My book is very wild. But you know during the period of BATMAN, that there were thousands of Batman and Robin costumes sold and these weren't just for kids. -Burt Ward

I basically sat down for a month, with all the Sun stuff I could find and just picked out my favorites. I didn't think that they were indicative of '54 to '57, although I tried to stay within that period. -Brian Setzer

Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film. -Timothy Bottoms

The Clinton tax increase – which was an increase in taxes primarily on upper-income people – not only made the tax code more nearly progressive, it preceded one of the most productive economic periods in American life. -Barney Frank

While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration. -Barney Frank

I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I'm still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids. -Bo Jackson

I was a Member of the European Parliament for a period of time and I saw a lot of European laws and treaties. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

But with period clothes, people know less so they accept the pretty drawing that I give them. -Julie Harris

The actors nowadays, both young men and young ladies, don't always wear their period clothes as well as they might. They tend to stomp around a bit in them. -Julie Harris

Overseas, America's fighting men and women have been waging war against those who would attack America and plunge the world into a period of darkness, and their success can easily be seen. -Mark Kennedy

The accepted definition of a serial killer is a person who kills at least three times with a cooling off period in between his murders. -Pat Brown

In the period where I had to live the life of a citizen – a life where, like everybody else, I did tons of laundry and cleaned toilet bowls, changed hundreds of diapers and nursed children – I learned a lot. -Patti Smith

On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise. -Paul Ricoeur

I like to work for a while, and then do nothing for some period. -Peter Boyle

The reasons why I left were to do with my interest in Buddhism. There were experiences over a period of about six months which caused me to decide to give up music, so one morning I felt I had to go to E.G. Management and tell them. -Jamie Muir

Independent dance – and, fine, it's a very good thing that it remains independent – is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work. -Siobhan Davies

Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible – a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory – in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water. -Siobhan Davies

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

Ellis Peters's historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination. -Derek Jacobi

The time between appearances for us is so great that we lose track of it. It would be like watching 'Ben Hur' at one frame a second. There would be long periods of time where absolutely nothing was going on. -Dwight Schultz

Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film. -Dwight Schultz

While it was a very interesting period in my life, I was happy to get back to more direct contact with students in the classroom and in my research projects. -Jerome Isaac Friedman

Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days. -Jo Bonner

In the 90's action pictures were all the rage. As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially thought that the script was just another action film dressed up as a period piece. -Madeleine Stowe

On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb. -Siobhan Davies

It's more interesting because you get to research the history of the period, and all the different aesthetic elements that make a film, particularly this film, so stunning. -Stanley Tucci

As a director you have to be careful you don't over-design the film. You have to be careful that the period aspect does not take over. -Stanley Tucci

What I always meant by that was that I do believe that a lot of directors, and writers, and sometimes producers just lose their edge because they haven't seen anybody or talked to anybody or been with anybody who isn't a kind of replica of themselves for a long period of time. -Buck Henry

We are in this period now where we all are trying to be in shape physically and deny ourselves any pleasure. -Carly Simon

Freud has shown one thing very clearly: that we only forget our infancy by burying it in the unconscious; and that the problems of this difficult period find their solution under a disguised form in adult life. -Herbert Read

Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period of my life was not of reckless drug use, hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion, of a little experimentation of a darker side of my confusion in a confusing world, lost in the midst of finding my identity. -Jennifer Capriati

There's a lot of room to grow, and the women who believe they're worth it are the ones who are going to make good things happen during the next period of WNBA growth. -Sue Wicks

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

This was possible only by dint of extended periods of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion. -Brian Ferneyhough

The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning. -Brian Ferneyhough

Comics, at least in periodical form, exist almost entirely free of any pretense; the critical world of art hardly touches them, and they're 100% personal. -Chris Ware

You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining. -Joni Mitchell

I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play – a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period. -Kathy Bates

We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise, if they can, periodically something to help us. Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep. It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning. -Katherine Dunham

I think everyone needs to be a role model, period. -Barry Bonds

Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding dogmas of the religious period. -Francis Parker Yockey

My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence. -Helena Blavatsky

I think there have been some periods when the writing almost became a bit of a burden. -Leo Ornstein

I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable. -Tony Curtis

That was a wonderful period in my life. I mean, I didn't become an artist, but somebody let me do something I loved. What a luxury, to do something you love to do. -Amy Tan

And what always struck me about that war period was how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people's morale. -Barbara Castle

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

The squares of the periodic times are to each other as the cubes of the mean distances. -Johannes Kepler

Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the luxury of ignoring for a long period of time. CNN could take the position that the news would be the star, because in most of the programming day, they were the only all-news operation on the air. -Brit Hume

Do not buy the hype from Wall St. and the press that stocks always go up. There are long periods when stocks do nothing and other investments are better. -Jim Rogers

I'm contemplating moving to London for a period of time. I've been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I'm really tired of it. I'm continually uninspired by what's being sent to me. Even by huge films that they're doing there. They're just awful. -Sherilyn Fenn

I think behind closed doors people behave differently no matter what period we're looking at, because people have to stand up straight in public but can slouch behind closed doors – can you imagine wearing those corsets? -Brenda Blethyn

I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre – the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period. -Brenda Blethyn

In this eventful period the colony of New South Wales is already far advanced. -Charles Sturt

The year 1826 was remarkable for the commencement of one of those fearful droughts to which we have reason to believe the climate of New South Wales is periodically subject. -Charles Sturt

Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era. It is my view that it is one of the architectural peak periods in western civilisation. -Harry Seidler

Psychology more than any other science has had its pseudo-scientific no less than its scientific period. -James Mark Baldwin

The prehistorical and primitive period represents the true infancy of the mind. -James Mark Baldwin

You have so much to share, you have so much to tell, you have so much you want to expose, so much that's inside that you've learned from that life period. There are really very few people I can share that with. -Priscilla Presley

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

It was really a very small company when I started and it changed very rapidly during those first periods. -Jack Kilby

Somewhere in that 20-year period, I would assume that there will be some basically new approach that will begin to cut into it, but it's got a long time. -Jack Kilby

They trained mostly by time periods, checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions. -Joe Henderson

I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities. -Larry Dixon

It became a question of do I want to be on a label where it could take three years to put out a record instead of putting out three records over the same period of time on my own. -Matthew Sweet

But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They're the best. So it's the food. -Richard Dean Anderson

So without getting into the specifics, I can tell you that to the extent that investigation is a relatively important investigation and meaningful, the president would have been periodically briefed. -Robert Mueller

The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations. -J. Paul Getty

I remember that during the period leading up to independence in Angola in 1975, I was the only correspondent there at all for three months. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple. -Temple Grandin

It was the worst period of my life. I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid, and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection. -Tommy Rettig

And exciting buildings are fine periodically. -Minoru Yamasaki

I don't know whether it ever comes back to the same thing; it does return to the spirit of a previous period in some way, but it's different, it's new. -Norman McLaren

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes. -Dario Argento

Sometimes, instead of purchasing a commodity out and out, people want to buy only the use of it, for a longer or shorter period. The price paid for such temporary use is commonly called hire. -John Buchanan Robinson

The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit – period. -Todd Gitlin

So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered. -Charles Lyell

I long ago suggested the hypothesis, that in the basin of the Thames there are indications of a meeting in the Pleistocene period of a northern and southern fauna. -Charles Lyell

The work requires a moderately large investment in technological and theoretical developments and long periods of time to carry them out, without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results. -Aaron Klug

I don't support violence, period. -Edward James Olmos

For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period. -Havelock Ellis

My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material. -Jean M. Auel

I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it. -Jean M. Auel

But the equipment to protect the players hasn't developed along with that, so now you have more players out with worse injuries, for longer periods of time. -Leigh Steinberg

I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer. -Martin Cruz Smith

Understanding that yes, we are committing more resources than we thought we might be in protecting our homeland and prosecuting a war and so it's understandable that we would be going through a period of deficits. -Donald Evans

The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts. -Philip Warren Anderson

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years. Yet during that same period, more and more women and children have slipped into poverty. -Robert Casey

Raising children is an enormously important part of life. I think one of the most important, or the most important, period. -Eric Braeden

We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn't support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap. -Aldrich Ames

All the real work is done in the rehearsal period. -Donald Pleasence

In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period. -Patrick J. Kennedy

It's very important to go through periods where you sound just rotten and you know it, and you have to persevere or give up. -Steve Lacy

The acne thing was bad. The shoulders, the face, my voice changed. I had a period every other week. -Kelli White

Don't use tap water to make your colloidal silver. Use pure distilled water only. And don't take very large dosages or strong concentrations for long periods of time. -Stan Jones

In the years just before… during the Carter years, the Soviets regularly violated, if you will, both the spirit and theletter of arms control agreements, I think, that they had negotiated during the period of detente. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11, up to and including the catastrophe that occurred. And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments of what's going on now and deal with these current events. -Richard Ben-Veniste

It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear. -C. L. R. James

During this period, I became interested in how the new techniques of cloning and sequencing DNA could influence the study of genetics and I was an early and active proponent of the Human Genome Sequencing Project. -Sydney Brenner

We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same. -Arthur Erickson

I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution. -Curt Flood

We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months. The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that. We don't regret he played for that period. -David Gill

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love. -Eminem

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. -Henry Bessemer

It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about. -Henry Bessemer

If each of your time steps is one week long, you are not modeling the stock price terribly well over a one-week time period, because you are saying that there are only two possible outcomes. -John Hull

I demonstrated the characteristics of experimental fever. It appears after an incubation period which is never less than five days. It follows the same pattern as natural fever in man, but is of shorter duration and less pronounced. -Charles Jules Henry Nicole

And I have lived since – as you have – in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction. -Lester B. Pearson

If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged. -Lou Brock

Yes, I know and then in the same time period within those nine years I lost 150 pounds. -Star Jones

Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period. -Felicity Kendal

I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off. -Tom Berenger

I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I'm with them every minute of the day. -Tom Berenger

I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me. -Tom Berenger

We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself. -Tom Berenger

Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period of internal terror in Slovakia. It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak Jews to the extermination camps in Poland. -Alexander Dubcek

I believe there are two periods in life, one for the bike, the other for becoming active on one's work. -Bernard Hinault

I am an actress and acting is my passion… period! -Christine Lahti

It was not really a career choice that I had to make. It was something I knew right from the beginning. I had to be an actress… period. -Christine Lahti

The elements, if arranged according to their atomic weights, exhibit an apparent periodicity of properties. -Dmitri Mendeleev

My idea at this time, which was slowly developing, was to create a comedie humaine with little people, average people – samples from every period in American life. -Douglas Sirk

During this period, Japan's peaceful commercial relations were successively obstructed, primarily by the American rupture of commercial relations, and this was a grave threat to the survival of Japan. -Hideki Tojo

Throughout that period, Japan had made honest efforts to keep the destruction of war from spreading and, based on the belief that all nations of the world should find their places, had followed a policy designed to restore an expeditious peace between Japan and China. -Hideki Tojo

Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance. -Hu Shih

The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance. -Hu Shih

Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually, on an average, ten miserable beings! -John Foxe

A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for a still longer period. -John Lothrop Motley

I was for years in the yellow period, you know. -Josef Albers

What I think happens today is that a lot of filmmakers look at other films that are retro pieces, like L.A. Confidential, and say, oh, that's period. We didn't want to do the stereotypical stuff. -Ted Demme

This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason. -Siobhan Fahey

I read numerous books – loads in fact – and, as I always do when recording a historical project, immersed myself into the subject matter. I spent many hours at Henry's old homes, such as Hampton Court, and visiting the Tower of London. I read no other books during that period. -Rick Wakeman

In the absence of a magnetic field the period of all these oscillations is the same. But as soon as the electron is exposed to the effect of a magnetic field, its motion changes. -Pieter Zeeman

I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation. -Pieter Zeeman

Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result? -Pieter Zeeman

I am convinced that when the history of international law comes to be written centuries hence, it will be divided into two periods: the first being from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century, and the second beginning with the Hague Conference. -Ludwig Quidde

A quota is always something artificial that can only last for a certain period of time. -Jacques Santer

I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends. -Fred Frith

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period. -Edward Hopper

Comparison of statements made at different periods frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign the time limits to a movement of population. -Edward Sapir

During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known. -Frederick Reines

At no period of our political existence had we so much cause to felicitate ourselves at the prosperous and happy condition of our country. -James Monroe

In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy. -Klaus Fuchs

All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs. -Richard Le Gallienne

Most of my life I've had long periods of feeling down and lost. That's why every five years or so I've smashed my life to pieces and started again. -Siobhan Fahey

The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die – if you are found wanting over a period of time, you've either got to change what you're doing or find something else to do. -Steven Soderbergh

In specific circumstances the period of aging decline can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the organism as a whole which, in a certain general or theoretical sense, is left a cripple or invalid. -Wilhelm Ostwald

The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism, i.e. they have their period of growth, of stationary, maximum activity and then of aging decline. -Wilhelm Ostwald

The worst manifestations of exhaustion were successfully cured by a long period of rest but it was immediately apparent to me that I had lost once and for all my former capacity for carrying out experimental work until physically tired. -Wilhelm Ostwald

But when you're deprived of it for a lengthy period then you value human companionship. But you have to survive and so you devise all kinds of mental exercises and it's amazing. -Wole Soyinka

I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please. -Victoria Woodhull

I was very lucky, I was part of the post-war period when everything had to be redone. -Pierre Cardin

If you are succesfull for 20 years, you can't expect to stay on the same level all through that period. A career has its ups and downs and in-betweens. -Donnie Wahlberg

Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working. -Gianni Agnelli

But it is possible that, in the days ahead, these years we have lived through may eventually be thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression. -Hjalmar Branting

From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition. -James Nasmyth

All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship. -Julius Wellhausen

For the earliest period of the history of Israel, all that precedes the building of the temple, not a trace can be found of any sanctuary of exclusive legitimacy. -Julius Wellhausen

From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, – and to a certain extent with justice. -Julius Wellhausen

It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely; for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period, and, with whatever success, to disguise its own. -Julius Wellhausen

I'm very aware of what you're talking about as I was involved with the radio in Africa in the same period as I was doing Concrete – I was doing both at the same time. -Pierre Schaeffer

During the period of capital moving from one employment to another, the profits on that to which capital is flowing will be relatively high, but will continue so no longer than till the requisite capital is obtained. -David Ricardo

Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations, from the discovery of new and more abundant mines; but such discoveries are rare, and their effects, though powerful, are limited to periods of comparatively short duration. -David Ricardo

In comparing therefore the value of the same commodity, at different periods of time, the consideration of the comparative skill and intensity of labour, required for that particular commodity, needs scarcely to be attended to, as it operates equally at both periods. -David Ricardo

Socialism is nothing more nor less than the social, political and ideological system which breaks the fetters upon economic growth created under capitalism and opens the way to a new period of economic and social expansion on a much larger scale. -Earl Browder

The critical principle demanded an examination, for instance, of the contribution of different periods, thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics. -Ferdinand de Saussure

The crisis triggered a fertile period of scientific ferment and revolution in economic theory. -James Tobin

So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look. Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to begin action towards their elimination. -Joseph Rotblat

The United States is our most important ally. They helped us many times. Without the United States, the unification or German democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated, or almost impossible. -Joschka Fischer

Only a certain number of people go to a store over the period of a year. When a person sees my record on the shelf, it eliminates someone else's record from being sold. It's about continuing to try to find new ways to sell records. -Roy Ayers

The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong – I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone. -Damon Albarn

I don't worry whether the period is contemporary or three hundred years ago. Human beings are all alike. -Genevieve Bujold

To me, they are equally important, as they represent a certain period in my life and times. With that in mind, it really is impossible to pick favorites. -John Mayall

You do become very close like a family but because you see each other for such an intense period of time on the set everyday. You really don't end up socializing that much. -Sela Ward

How it came to pass that man, originally taught, as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah, is found, at so early a period of his history, a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our present purpose to inquire. -Simon Greenleaf

This record for the first time – feels like a record that really represents my whole entire life and instead of just a period of my life. And it is really kind of eye opening and it makes me feel really good to hear this record and hear all the years. -Vince Gill

You then get into a period a few years ago, where a lot of external factors that we didn't have anything to do with did hit, and some of them at the same time… devaluations, weak economies, you name it, in various parts of the world. -Jim Cantalupo

Living in America, I became aware of many issues and went through a period of politicization. -Julie Christie

Well, you can't trust most people in this game, period; it can be a very shady business. -Marvin Hagler

There are good books and there are bad books, period, that's the distinction. -Norton Juster

I was interested in what was really going on in Salem at that time, and I resolved to investigate this seemingly unorthodox treatment of the people and the period. -Carlisle Floyd

When I was playing I felt tired all the time. My recovery period was a lot longer than the other players. They'd be ok after an hour – I'd have to stay in bed till the next session. -Jonah Lomu

I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting. Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie. Those concerns are incredibly immediate. -Neil LaBute

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

The rocket had worked perfectly, and all I had to do was survive the reentry forces. You do it all, in a flight like that, in a rather short period of time, just 16 minutes as a matter of fact. -Alan Shepard

At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister. -Alberto Fujimori

I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems. -Angela Merkel

IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

During the Tertiary period the whole valley of Mexico was one great lake. -Edward Burnett Tylor

I married a wonderful doctor, and I was very happy – period. -Claudette Colbert

And having suffered for part of the war when I was a child. I was too young to really understand what was going on but one of my favorite pieces of animation now is that Goodbye Blue Sky in The Wall because that deals directly with that period in time. -Gerald Scarfe

I have been to several wars to draw. I went to Vietnam. And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there, and found that to be a very very sad situation. -Gerald Scarfe

While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it. -Maimonides

But again, I put in my time with Marvel and DC so there was that period of my life of trying to learn how to draw and tell stories in a proper fashion. -Todd McFarlane

I have watched people who have nothing to do with the film business, but who have become part of the circle for a short period of time. They can be truly devastated when the film wraps and people leave. -Jacqueline Bisset

It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way. -James Taylor

To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time. -Neil Young

I have been around for a long, long time. I didn't make it 'til I was older. I went through the period when women were not getting signed, particularly if you were writing songs that were lyrically propelled. -Sheryl Crow

I mean, I kind of remember… I'm 36 now, so it's kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that's how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to. -Liz Phair

You know, we have a long history of covering different periods of this band's development with a live record… a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records, and that was the intention with this particular package. -Alex Lifeson

I went through a period where I was really tired of seeing and reading about myself. -Michael Stipe

I think most serious writers, certainly in the modern period, use their own lives or the lives of people close to them or lives they have heard about as the raw material for their creativity. -Chaim Potok

When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own. -Jackson Pollock

Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period, which many central banks have emphasized in recent years. -Toshihiko Fukui

I'm more hungry now than I was 11 years ago. Which is great because I see a lot of artists that have been out for a long period of time. They get kind of fat. -Lenny Kravitz

I'll see Naomi Wolf on television periodically, I have nothing against her and what she says, but I'll feel that she's a politician, like she's got an agenda to get across and that she doesn't always say what's really true or exactly what she feels. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

But, Eminem… No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap, ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it. I loved the lyrics. I loved the beat. -Alan Vega

Films take up so much time, and with theatre, you do have to plan a period of time that you can be free. -Mike Figgis

I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative. -Jeffrey Archer

I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated. -Denzel Washington

People magazine had been around for a short period of time, but nobody had thought about putting entertainment news on a nightly basis on television. -Mary Hart

Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life. -Charles Eastman

I haven't seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven't seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it – see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes. -Lawrence Kasdan

Even during the rationing period, during World War II, we didn't have the anxiety that we'd starve, because we grew our own potatoes, you know? And our own hogs, and our own cows and stuff, you know. -James Earl Jones

During this period, with a series of excellent students, we further studied hyperon decays. -James Cronin

The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor. -Hugh Grant

Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail. -Frank Carlucci

Asking the government to help you for short periods of time is different than asking the government to take care of you for the rest of your life. -Donna Shalala

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life, looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and forming Slayer when I was still 17, not out of high school. -Dave Lombardo

There was a bit of a readjustment period because I didn't know what it was going to be like. I didn't know what was happening, how it was going to be, how it was all going to feel. As time went on it was great. Everything felt good so we decided to go with it. -Dave Lombardo

In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one. -Andrzej Wajda

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music, obviously. -Warren Zevon

Times of my life, brief periods without music, have completely felt dangerously over the edge. -Tom Jenkinson

We've complemented that with a second office to think about how we need to prepare ourselves for that period 10 or 15 or 20 years from now, by way of investment in our technology, our organization and our people. -Stephen Cambone

And the reason for focusing on that time frame is that it's going to take us a considerable period of time to develop the new capabilities, processes and organizations that will be needed. -Stephen Cambone

There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of entertainers, ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple. That's not the condition now. -Merle Haggard

My second wife Bonnie Owens and I worked together after we divorced for a period of maybe 20 years. And I managed to stay friends with another wife. And then there's one that I don't mess with. Everybody's got one of those. -Merle Haggard

I think what happened there was just the budget would be too big to build these sets because nothing really exists here in New York of that period; you have to build it all. -Martin Scorsese

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

I bought a railroad during this period of time. -Bill Janklow

I can evaluate a player in a very short period of time because I'm very close to that game, very educated in that game and played the game for a long, long time. I wasn't just a guy with talent. I learned a lot about the game. -Kurt Russell

If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place. -Brendan Fraser

So history is fertile territory for me and I think I could feel happy with any period of history, provided I had the right sources and the necessary time for the initial research. -Rose Tremain

Any setting can potentially acquire this vividness. It slowly arrives during the period of research, until it is as immediate to me as my own real surroundings. -Rose Tremain

I think maybe chance works better in a situation like music because music exists over a period of time, and you don't maintain constantly the you can't refer back from one area to another area. -Robert Rauschenberg

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

The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason. -Hermann Broch

Well it was sent to me, well because almost everything that is written in Baltimore is sent to me. And David Simon, who was a writer for the Baltimore Sun, spent one year following the homicide squad in Baltimore and he chronicled that period of time. -Barry Levinson

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones. That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to immediately prior to when I started to play. -Arto Lindsay

Someone like John would want to end the Beatle period and start the Yoko period. He wouldn't like either to interfere with the other. -Paul McCartney

My curiosity sustains me for the period of the shoot. -Daniel Day-Lewis

The period right before punk rock where people like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop were really strong. -Arto Lindsay

I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I'd dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period. -Illeana Douglas

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period, often just single, small bones, a tooth, a sliver of the skull. Categorizing these pieces can be very difficult. -Richard Leakey

I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at. -Kate Adie

But over a period of time It's the melodic things that are in my head all day. -Jonny Greenwood

And they kind of left to find a guitar player at the very end, so you know, I don't really take it as any slight that I wasn't able to play on the record. It's flattering just to play with them period. -James Iha

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

In terms of the idea of long-term occupation – I have been reading a little bit more about this period – and you can see in that occupation are many lessons for the current occupation of Iraq. So we have these connections that go way back that people aren't aware of. -Edwidge Danticat

If there was ever any truth to the trickle-down theory, the only evidence of it I've ever seen was in that period of 1960 to 1965. All of sudden they were handing out major label recording contracts like they were coming in Cracker Jack boxes. -Dave Van Ronk

I went through a long period of time in that marriage when I didn't believe anything was my fault. I had to face what my part was, and only because of that difficult work was I able to trust a man again. -Connie Sellecca

A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation. -Stanislav Grof

You know, usually with movies there are periods, dark areas, where I might not be getting what I wanted out of a theme. I'll have to go over and over it again. -Trevor Rabin

I think George just nailed the whole thing, the whole time period, the whole look and feel of what that newsroom was like. I did a lot of research for the role and believe me, it's all pretty genuine, down to the very last cigarette butt. -David Strathairn

It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period. -Dennis Bergkamp

But my favorite period for actors is the 70s. I think so many great movies were made in the 70s. The 90s just seem to be a confused decade. Nobody knows, really, what's going on. -Ethan Suplee

I think a film should have a gestation period of at least two or three years. -Roland Joffe

If you can't do it and do it well, you can't do it, period. -Judy Martz

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism. -Harrison Birtwistle

The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal. -Geezer Butler

People tend to think that because I need all this time on my own in the studio, that I need time on my own, period. And that's not really true. -Enya

There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams. -Kenneth H. Cooper

We now have a political process, we've had a period of parties that have been fighting each other quite literally with bombs and bullets, talking to each other, and having sat together in the assembly and sharing government with each other. -Peter Hain

Just the actual physics of putting it all together, you know, the latter period is actually quite fragmented in terms of the licenses and all those things so it makes a compilation of the full twenty years really a technical minefield. -Geoff Downes

Well, I think that it is complicated in that the first four albums were all with Universal so they have the rights to that and therefore it is a lot easier for them to do that period. -Geoff Downes

Lincoln's removal from New Salem to Springfield and his entrance into a law partnership with Major John T. Stuart begin a distinctively new period in his career. -John George Nicolay

Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business, you had situations where the delegates were divided and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee. -Michael Beschloss

That was the most exciting period, I think: at first, when you get the success on that really large scale. -Phil Collen

During this period at the Department of Education, my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive. -Anita Hill

When Culture Club broke up, I hadn't been going out a lot because we'd been working all the time, so I suddenly had this period of leisure. And it was just around the time that the whole acid house thing kicked off in London. -Boy George

It's a difficult job to do, but that is why we do it. Only so many people can do it. But it, it enables you to… for a brief period of time to kind of get away. You have to go back and deal with, but it's a good escape. -Brett Favre

And doing a film in that period, and having to really celebrate what they wore back then, how they sat and how they spoke. You know, what the etiquette was back then for a lady. All of those things are like putting on a wig and transforming yourself, which I love. -Charlize Theron

In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet. -David Icke

Tolstoy may not be showing that much of Russia at that time even. It's hard to tell. You tend to associate the quality of the period with what's lasted – what's still good. And that quality becomes the whole period. -Donald Judd

You're only dealing with whatever you know, which is a very small part of it and later on it'll look like it has something to do with the period. Obviously, the artists have something to do with one another. They tend to set up certain common qualities among themselves. -Donald Judd

I went through a period of great rebellion within my family, when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything, and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid. -Kevin Spacey

Over a spell of about three years, I played a series of roles that were, for me, all very different, but most of them came out within a six-month period. They all dealt with a kind of dark territory that in some cases had been mined before in movies. -Kevin Spacey

Because I think every child star suffers through this period because you're not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow, and they want to keep you little forever. -Michael Jackson

I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material. -Orlando Bloom

I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders, that this was intended to be a Christian nation. -Pat Robertson

However, from the very beginning of the program, we made it perfectly clear that we would be out of Europe in four years; that whatever was to be accomplished had to be accomplished in that period of time. -Paul Hoffman

I do not exactly remember at what period I started my museum which absorbed so much of my time. -Pierre Loti

When you work with somebody for a long period of time, you develop a shorthand with everything. -Beck

I have gone through a period of seeking to understand what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God. -Peter Jennings

We have been through a period where we see power leaching away from Washington. Who is more important in the world today: Bill Clinton or Bill Gates? I don't know. -Peter Jennings

The 1,000 tasting portions were to be served over a period of six hours, starting at noon, so we would have to prep those another way, to keep them as fresh as possible. -Rocco DiSpirito

The great and unlooked for discoveries that have taken place of late years have all concurred to lead many men into the opinion that we were touching on a period big with the most important changes. -Thomas Malthus

The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time; the badly written ones are deeply, deeply insulting. That reviewer took no time to really read the book. -Toni Morrison

I'm desperate to work again. I've often had those periods, but two years was the longest. -Charlotte Gainsbourg

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city. -Goldwin Smith

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him. -Goldwin Smith

But no, I don't think I'm particularly drawn to the period roles or the medieval roles. -Hugh Dancy

If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship. -Irwin Shaw

At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded. -Irwin Shaw

I think it's healthy for couples to be away from each other for short periods. -Liv Tyler

I have absolutely no idea what my generation did to enrich our democracy. We dropped the ball. We entered a period of complacency and closed our eyes to the public corruption of our democracy. -Wynton Marsalis

Our children were mostly brought up and educated in the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh. Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period. -John Pople

Out of Coltrane's whole history, there are things which I think are great from all the periods. -Lee Konitz

The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility. -Martin Puryear

Yeah, there were a few years in the early nineties where I really began to hate what was valued as funny and just sort of what was valued in stand-up, period. -Patton Oswalt

The charms of women were never more powerful never inspired such achievements, as in those immortal periods, when they could neither read nor write. -Hannah Cowley

But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find. -Bruce Springsteen

To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused. -Fritz Kreisler

It was in 1969 that I was able to give up my administrative responsibility. As I worked hard my research never suffered during this period and as a matter of fact these were probably some of my most productive years. -George Andrew Olah

Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15. -Gerard Arpey

Certain it is that their power increased always in an exact proportion to the weakness of the Caliphate, and, without doubt, in some of the most distracted periods of the Arabian rule, the Hebrew Princes rose into some degree of local and temporary importance. -Isaac D'Israeli

I'm a big believer in education, period. -Jon Secada

It would be a mind-boggling endeavor to try to identify each individual who claims to have been a survivor of victimization during this period of 24 years. -Jose Ramos-Horta

Over this August district work period, like many of my colleagues, I spent a lot of time with the men and women in uniform from my home State. The 196th Field Artillery Brigade just got back from a year in Afghanistan. -Zach Wamp

By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish immigration in the transition period on the other, we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime. -Moshe Sharett

Still, records are documents of a period of time. Most records are documents of two or three years, and I just approached it as a record I was doing over a 20-year period of time. -T Bone Burnett

This was the period when I used all the influence I had to get the British to abandon their export trade, and as much as possible convert all of their manufacturing facilities to the immediate needs of the war, including civilian, as well as military requirements. -W. Averell Harriman

The biggest trade that Germany and Britain had was with each other, in the prewar period; I think I'm right in that. Two highly industrialized nations had the most trade with each other, and it wasn't tariff policies alone that made trade relations better for both of them. -W. Averell Harriman

Actually I'd had a certain amount of experience in Europe in the inter-war period, as a banker, and I was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Commerce. -W. Averell Harriman

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time. -A. P. Herbert

Life is a series of commas, not periods. -Matthew McConaughey

Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period. -Frances Wright

The years from about eight to twelve constitute a unique period of human life. -G. Stanley Hall

I want to live a full life – period. -Regina King

America has entered one of its periods of historic madness, but this is the worst I can remember. -John le Carre

As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge. -Julian Bond

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. -William Butler Yeats

The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain. -Jane Bryant Quinn

Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark. -Anne Sullivan

My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era. -Ken Follett

Working-class Americans have waited too long, close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage. This has been the second longest period without a pay raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938. -Bill Pascrell

I did go through a period where I was on unemployment. That was my low point: Martha Quinn on line at unemployment, hoping nobody will recognize her. -Martha Quinn

We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power. -Rutherford B. Hayes

What I do is create images, period. -Frank Frazetta

I don't really have a historical overview of my work at all. I'm not an art historian. I don't see that there's this period and that period. -Howard Hodgkin

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The only way to find out anything about what kinds of lives people led in any given period is to tunnel into their records and to let them speak for themselves. -John Dos Passos

There was a period of time in America where the advertising world actually went to the housewives of America and had them write jingles that would appeal to them. It was actually brilliant marketing. -Julianne Moore

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. -Ambrose Bierce

Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most. -Norman Mailer

The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work. -Margaret Fuller

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating. -Marcelene Cox

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream. -Vincent Van Gogh

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world. -Charles Darwin

The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical. -William Shenstone

We're not the States of America; we're the United States of America. If states don't get what they need, we're not going to have a successful plan, period. -Anna Eshoo

The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it. -Samuel Butler

History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums. -Alan Greenspan

I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples. As well as that, every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy. -Jake Gyllenhaal

It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales. I am opposed to alcohol period. It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run. It's a dangerous drug. -John Hunter

Let's take a timeout. Let's allow investors the opportunity in a period of market calm to re-examine what's happened and to deploy new strategies into the marketplace. -Richard Grasso

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today. -Sunil Gavaskar

I have always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. -T. Boone Pickens

We said, OK. We'll – as long as you take good care of us. And so it was a lot of fun. There was a lot of ups and downs throughout the whole period of time. And it's a very unique experience. -Emmanuel Lewis

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. -Bertrand Russell

I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally. -Lucille Ball

I think you can find yourself on one of these shows for a long period of time and think that all you'll ever be able to do is that character. Certainly people think of you that way. -William Petersen

AT&T will not block access to the public Internet or degrade service, period. -Edward Whitacre, Jr.

I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy. -Jim Carrey

Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now. -Mark Bittman

So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality. -Bono

The period that I could consider the most important in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution, and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution. But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975. -Jose Saramago

The tea partiers are a great addition. The tea partiers have invigorated a base that has been dormant for a long period of time. We're going to have a broad array of different views in our Republican conference, and I think it might be more interesting than any I've been in in a long time. -John McCain

The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no – no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that. -Haley Barbour

From the very commencement the student should set out to witness the progress and effects of sickness and ought to persevere in the daily observation of disease during the whole period of his studies. -Robert James Graves

This is a gift. This is a gift from God. It's really like the old Biblical passage that talks about your body being a temple. That's not to say that I've never done anything but I've never abused myself. Never gone over the top for a long period of time. -Teena Marie

I don't believe, the president doesn't believe, that the high income tax cuts work, period. I don't think the evidence supports that. -Austan Goolsbee

In one sentence, I'd describe myself as indescribable. But, I wouldn't end it with a period. I'd end it with three dots. -Jason Schwartzman

The first piece of art that I ever bought-when I could afford it-was a Warhol sketch from the period when he was just getting out of doing commercial work and more into art. It's a sketch of a young guy's face. I guess the gallery that I bought it from thought I would like it because the young guy kind of looked like James Dean. -James Franco

I had some big ups and downs when I was in my 20s and the one thing I learned was, no matter how low it gets, something good will come along – something always comes out of that dark period. -Darren Aronofsky

I think Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents, period, not just recently. I thought he had the demeanor. I thought he had the bearing. I thought he had the thought process. -Donald Trump

Every woman in her late 20s goes through a period where she just doesn't believe love is out there anymore, but it is. And I think the minute you stop looking for it is when it comes for you. -Kristen Bell

There were some super-lean years, yeah. I'm six feet four. And I entered into this period all of a sudden when I was too big to play a kid and I was too young to play an adult. Like, I couldn't play the lawyer, but I couldn't play the high school kid anymore. -Jason Segel

There was a period of time in Los Angeles when I wondered if I was just going to lose everything. -Tom Hanks

One tends to overlook the fact that all during the 30's and actually during the late 40's I was a highly successful writer and a great many properties accumulated during that period of time. -L. Ron Hubbard

Let me say that I think the economic history of the last 150 years clearly shows that if you want to industrialize a country in a short period, let us say 20 years, and you don't have a well-developed private sector, entrepreneurial class, then central planning is important. -Manmohan Singh

I heard that people were really interested in the new haircut, which I think is so funny. Great haircut, I really like it. It goes great with the time period. And I was super, super, super-happy to have my bangs swept to the side rather than straight in front of me, which I dealt with for three seasons. I'm very, very much done with that. -Elisabeth Moss

I mean, it's not just one day you get up, bang, and you got Osama bin Laden. It's the kind of thing where an awful lot of people over a long period of time – thousands have worked this case and these issues and followed on the leads and captured bad guys and interrogated them and so-forth. -Dick Cheney

The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That's a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning. -Herman Cain

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. -Steve Jobs

I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed. -Steve Jobs

I looked at the rap community like street kids wanting their own brand. But now I look at that period with the rappers in the 90s as a trend of the moment. What it taught me was never to follow a trend, because trends move on. -Tommy Hilfiger

As soon as I see period costume, I turn off. It's like hearing drama on Radio 4. -Steve Coogan

When I was a student I was very, very ambitious, completely immersed in my comedy career. I never had that period of reckless hedonism that you should get out of your system in your youth. -Steve Coogan

My thing is music, period. -Marc Anthony

Going through the grief period of my dad and losing him – that was the worst thing because you know when you get that call. When you are seven, eight years old, you have that almost vision in your mind of what that's going to be like and what your going to feel like and it doesn't prepare you. -Richie Sambora

You have to find it in the moment, and that's one of the challenges of being an actor – especially a film actor – is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There's no trick to it. You just have to do. -Aaron Stanford

I get people to this day – I won my title 25 years ago – saying how wonderful a time they had during that dark period in our history when they came to watch me fight. -Barry McGuigan

Over the last couple of years, I've really worked toward balancing my life out more, having a little bit more time with friends, family and my boyfriend. There was a period of time when they were way down the list. It was all about music and touring and if everything fell by the wayside, so be it. -Alanis Morissette

You know, I've certainly gone through periods, once I got into this business, where I tried to adopt maybe a more sophisticated style, 'cause they give you all these free clothes. -Edward Burns

A lot of period dramas can appear quite arch to most people, stuffy. -Emily Blunt

I just didn't like the idea of doing reunions, period. I could only see it as I'd just be going over the same old ground. I'm only years older and fatter and I'll just do an older, fatter version of me. -Eric Avery

I knew that I needed to do something that I desperately loved. There was a period where I did question if it was acting because I knew that I would be making things hard on myself. I knew that there was going to be a little bit of a hullabaloo because of my dad being who he is and all that. -Colin Hanks

There was definitely a period when I just felt out of sync with earth. -Judd Apatow

It's been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I've experienced. -Adam Lambert

Yeah, there was a six-year period where I was pretty much done with show business. During college and then for about two years after college. -Anna Chlumsky

I still have a belief and a faith that some great things are still going to happen in my career. If I didn't believe that, it makes no sense for me to be out there, and on top of that, I know this is a period of time that God wants me to persevere through. -Michael Chang

It's been interesting. I went through a period where a lot of people would recognize me, and then when I had injures and my ranking dropped, not as many people did. -Mary Pierce

I would love to do a period piece – in the 18th or 17th century. To me, it would be such an incredible challenge because of the way people carried themselves. There are so many incredible stories within those centuries – just the language and the way they carried themselves and what they were going through. -Amy Smart

It's difficult for a young girl like me. Because there's a certain time for young actresses, which is like a really juicy period when all the parts are love interests and young heroines. Of course, there's always work for men whatever age they are. -Gemma Arterton

If a man could give birth it would be to a book – it's an 18-month gestation period. -Kevin O'Leary

I really do feel like Los Angeles is my home now and, as cliche as this sounds, I felt like I found myself here and I really know who I am now. There was a long period like I was drifting or floating through life, and now I feel like I have a definitive target – and future. -Ryan Kwanten

One thing the futurists never get right, though, is that the extreme desire for polyester only lasted a brief period in the '70s! -Lea Thompson

When I was deputy chairman I could travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh without leaving Tory land. In a two-week period I covered every constituency in which we had an MP. There were 14. Now we have only one. We appear to have given up. -Jeffrey Archer

I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don't get the opportunities that I'm getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I've done my share of period stuff. I'm not sure why, but people say I have a period face. The bread and butter of British TV is Jane Austen adaptations and bridges and bonnets and boats and horses. -Tom Hiddleston

I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a grown-up. It's due to lots of very difficult decisions that you make over a long period of time – about motherhood, wifehood, and work, and all the things that one has to make decisions about. -Emma Thompson

When I was 20, journalists would ask me what I would do when I retire from waterpolo. For me this is not just a five- or ten-year-period in my life. This is life itself. -Tibor Benedek

I think the real reason for my improvement is because I had such a long period in the off-season just working as hard as I could on all my new dives; making sure I did lots of repetition to get them consistent. -Tom Daley

Only God knows why I didn't make it with the Mets, but yes, in a short period of time, I got the opportunity with the Phillies. -Pedro Martinez

In my book, I detail the critical information we obtained from al Qaeda terrorists after they became compliant following a short period of enhanced interrogation. I have no doubt that that interrogation was legal, necessary and saved lives. -Jose Rodriguez

I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish. -Stephen King

I just feel like Brits are honest – period. And that's what I like. -Kelly Rowland

Some times you lose more than you win. It's about handling losses and trying to turn them into positives. You get out into the big leagues and there's a period of adjustment to be made. You've got to handle it. -Lindsay Davenport

Chemistry cannot be manufactured or forced, so Wild Flag was not a sure thing, it was a 'maybe,' a 'possibility.' But after a handful of practice sessions, spread out over a period of months, I think we all realized that we could be greater than the sum of our parts. -Carrie Brownstein

I really wanted to find a piano for the farm house. There were so many free pianos on Craigslist, I thought, 'Let's get as many free pianos as we can and stick them all in the barn.' I got eight in a short period of time, only six of which were tunable, but it's still quite funny. -Neko Case

I get inhabited by a character and then you mourn it. There's a period of mourning for me, definitely. -Eric Bana

I don't have problems with nobody, period. -Trick Daddy

When something that occupies a giant space in your life comes to an end, then you have to go through a mourning period. I loved 'The Shield.' It was one of the hardest and one of the greatest experiences of my life. But having said that, I'm always thinking about what's next. -Michael Chiklis

I'm one of those that have said, one of my key principles is I will not support a health care reform bill that is not deficit-neutral, period. -Mike Ross

This is pure speculation, but for a period of time, a lot of getting into a party was through fundraising and volunteer work, and Republican women had more time to do that than democratic women, who were out there getting jobs. -Madeleine Albright

I find more interesting roles for women in period pieces. I do personally like watching period films; I think you can really get lost in the fantasy of them. -Keira Knightley

I have this thing I say to myself that 'tomorrow can be better.' And I remember that period in my life where I never felt like tomorrow could be better. It was always dread for the next day. -Clara Hughes

I went through a period of pulling away from everything – acting, people – not sure if I would ever have a voice in this business. -Selma Blair

There's no question that tar sands in Canada are probably the largest source of oil available to the U.S. over a long period of time. There's as much oil in the tar sands probably as there is in Saudi Arabia. The problem is, there's a huge capital requirement to develop that. -T. Boone Pickens

I went through a really low period about 13 years ago, when all aspects of my career and everything went completely wrong. -John Otway

Reform is not a period of retreat. -David Remnick

I know how important it is to have your quarterback standing upright. Matter of fact, I know how important it is not to allow someone hit on him period because I want him to think that this pocket is completely safe, no one is going to get to me and I got all the time in the world to make whatever decisions I need to make. -Emmitt Smith

I wasn't passionate about food until I'd been cooking for a while. I started long before food became part of the mainstream media. I just wanted to cook, period. -Bobby Flay

I was turning 20 during my first record. Those decade birthdays always kind of cause me, it seems, to reflect, look back, and then look forward. I just was closing this period of my life where I was living in a car and scrambling my whole life to then signing a six-record deal with Atlantic. -Jewel

I think love is the through line and it's universal and it doesn't matter what period of time, time or place, or people, that's something we all connect to. That's the thin thread that I think keeps it altogether. -Rachel McAdams

I would love to do a serious period drama. Oh, absolutely. I mean, you'll find most comedians want to do more serious stuff, most musicians want to be comedians, and most serious actors want to be musicians. -Amy Poehler

I went through a period at boarding school when my coaches wanted me to switch to snowboarding because they thought I was no good at skiing. I was too skinny. I had terrible technique. They were saying I should be a snowboarder, and luckily, I resisted. -Bode Miller

I know I did the right thing by taking time off to raise my son. But it also came at a price. I turned down many opportunities over the years because I didn't want to leave him for long periods of time. And in Hollywood, as in any business, the calls stop coming when you don't answer. -Arsenio Hall

My post-child period resulted in one instant change: I write shorter books for kids. -Berkeley Breathed

I'm something of a history buff. It's deliberate that a lot of my films have been period pieces. -Cary Elwes

Any child may go through periods during which they become less outspoken with their parents or teachers. But girls, like boys, live in many different worlds – they have their friends and their classroom and their parents – and within these different domains, they may have different levels of expressiveness. -Christina Hoff Sommers

I became somewhat reclusive during a period of time in the '80s. -Corey Hart

You can feel better about yourself in a very short period of time depending on the kind of magic that you are doing. -David Copperfield

People's lives change dramatically over such a long time period, and I think that if you're still vital, and you're still interested in writing and things like that, of course your music evolves and reflects where you are in your life. -Pat Benatar

I didn't give myself enough breaks during the training year to recover. I didn't understand the power of periodization. -Alberto Salazar

It has been an honor to work in the Obama Administration and to serve this President, particularly during a period of unprecedented change in the broader Middle East. Obviously, there is still work to do but I promised my wife I would return to government for only two years and we both agreed it is time to act on my promise. -Dennis Ross

I don't like to be away from my family for long periods. -Richard Karn

I've done a lot of period stuff but that's mostly because, in England, we get off on a lot of period stuff, but it's not any kind of particular choice. That's where a lot of the work is. -Rupert Everett

I had a period in my life in the '90s where I was definitely young, dumb, and full of even more dumb. -Scott Weiland

Music, as many people have said, is the universal language. Of course points are made which make you think about things, but ultimately it makes you feel. And that's why people remember more songs that have meant something during their life than films. They start to define periods in your life, and that's kind of the beauty of it. -Scott Weiland

I have periods where I listen to regular rap, Jay-Z, Eminem and Lil Wayne. The next day I might have some Christian alternative music. The next day I have on some dance music. It all varies what I listen to. -Steve Blake

I've had, like, four long-term boyfriends. I tend to be in relationships for long periods of time. -Rose McGowan

I think there's a lot projected on beautiful women, period. At least, maybe this is just my fear, but I do sometimes feel dismissed before I've even been allowed to participate. I have moments of feeling really wounded. But I am pretty optimistic, and I do enjoy a lot of my life. -Shalom Harlow

I'm not a good time-off person. I'm awful on holiday. It comes from having that period when I didn't work. That really was the worst bit. -Gary Barlow

I think that for the next short period of time, our No. 1 priority is Congress needs to do its work and extend the payroll tax cut. -Jack Lew

It's deliberate that a lot of my films have been period pieces. -Cary Elwes

I don't know concretely if it's due to superstition, but any time a new rule is implemented into the NBA or a new piece of equipment or a new technology, there is always a transition and adjustment period by players and coaches and anyone involved with the game. -Stu Jackson

I went to UC Berkeley for college, and it was during the period when the whole punk movement was happening. -Susanna Hoffs

I think when you have a lot of jumbled up ideas they come together slowly over a period of several years. -Tim Berners-Lee

I had the afro when I was in high school. I had the flattop during a short period in the early '90s. And I've had different variations of dreadlocks. I'll admit to those! -Tim Meadows

I've had so many hot, cheesy, corny loves of music in my life. I had a very intense Billy Joel period. So once you've really Joeled it up – there's some good periods of Joel; it's not all hot cheese. But I can't judge anyone else for their cheese. I've deep-sea dived in the Gouda. -Jack Black

We're in this transition period of figuring out how to deal with all the new technology that is out there, but television still proves to be the granddaddy of them all. -Jeff Zucker

In '98, I locked myself in my house, went out of my mind and wrote 25 songs. I rarely bathed during that period of writing, I sent out for food, I didn't really venture out of my house in three or four months. It was a hell of an experience. -Jerry Cantrell

Sure, there's a chunk of African-Americans out there who associate the Republican Party with racism, frankly particularly in the Deep South. It's an unfair perception, but it exists. Over a period time, that perception will die away if Republicans are focusing on issues that happen to impact African-Americans. -Artur Davis

When people are entering a high-stress period, they don't sleep and don't exercise, but in fact, it should be just the opposite. -Jim Loehr

A lot of the state-sponsored growth in India was just too fast. You went from cradle to Nirvana in a short period of time. -Jerry A. Webman

I knew Marilyn over a two-year period. I met her first on a movie called 'Let's Make Love.' I photographed her at that time on and off through the time of her death. I was 22 years old and she was 34 or 35. -Lawrence Schiller

There's nothing I liked visually of the period I was a child. There was no dream in it, and nothing sparkled. -Christian Louboutin

I would stay on, but 'General Hospital' honestly doesn't seem to want that relationship with this character at the moment. They want little short doses during sweeps periods. -Genie Francis

The universal human laws – need, love for the beloved, fear, hunger, periodic exaltation, the kindness that rises up naturally in the absence of hunger/fear/pain – are constant, predictable, reliable, universal, and are merely ornamented with the details of local culture. -George Saunders

The area of teenage life is not necessarily rarefied; we've all gone through that period. It's not as rarefied as a western or a space adventure or a gangster film, but it has its own dynamic. -Gus Van Sant

I've learned that people latch onto labels and stereotypes. There was a period when I was asked in every single interview how I liked being the new Frank Sinatra… I think people will soon realize that I do a lot more than interpret old songs. -Harry Connick, Jr.

George Clooney's 'Ides of March' could be the most under-appreciated movie of the year. In 20 years they're gonna go back and say, 'Oh, that was American politics in that time period.' I follow politics, I love it, and that movie is so authentic. -Harvey Weinstein

No country in the history of the world has ever contributed more to humankind and accomplished more for its people in so brief a period of time as Israel has done since its relatively recent rebirth in 1948. -Alan Dershowitz

The more connected that individual is to an issue they care about, the higher probability there is they will stay involved over a longer period of time. -Chris Hughes

The period western doesn't have a lot to say to most people today. -Edward Norton

I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what's important. -George Michael

There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical. -John Mayer

Sometimes a movie encapsulates a period or a moment in all of our lives in such a way that it never dies. -Patrick Swayze

To be honest, I've made a game out of trying to live through my James Dean, Janis Joplin, Freddie Prinze, Jim Morrison period, those demons that we all have that we're either successful or not at making work for us rather than destroy us. -Patrick Swayze

I'm tired of wasting letters when punctuation will do, period. -Steve Martin

There's a period just before you start a movie when you start thinking, I don't know what in the world I'm going to do. It's free-floating anxiety. In my case, though, this is over by lunch the first day of shooting. -Jack Nicholson

In addition to myself and a number of others, President Clinton talked about the deficit and the debt issue. And he pointed out, really, what I pointed out, which is that when he left office, we actually had projected surpluses for a long period of time, because when he put together his economic plan, he did it in a balanced way. -Chris Van Hollen

Life is just a short period of time in which you are alive. -Philip Roth

About 15 years ago I went though a period of a year or so when I just couldn't find anything good. My wife noticed I was having trouble reading menus. I bought some cheap reading glasses in a drug store. I got home and suddenly all these books that weren't good were good. -Richard Russo

I think people like to see the lives of artists that are legends. They always go through the dark periods and I think just as humans we like to see that and them coming out of it. I love those kinds of movies. -Kristen Wiig

For me to have the opportunity to stay with one character for, God willing, a long period of time, is really exciting. -Laura Linney

My castings sort of go in phases. There'll be several icy professional parts – a lawyer or a cop. And then there'll be the intelligent-but-wounded group and then the period things. It goes in sequence. -Laura Linney

I enjoy learning about different periods and people, and then taking what's universal about the human condition and seeing where it matches up. No matter where you are, certain things unite everybody. -Laura Linney

I am not predicting here that Obama will fail like Jimmy Carter. What I am predicting is the Republican Party is not extinct and will after a period of time become a strong opposition party. -Ed Rollins

We will not play with inflation. We are living a delicate moment. President Obama spoke to me today about the high unemployment affecting the United States. In this crisis period, when the developed nations are not recovering, it's prudent to maintain the established inflation target. -Dilma Rousseff

Monetary policy cannot do much about long-run growth, all we can try to do is to try to smooth out periods where the economy is depressed because of lack of demand. -Ben Bernanke

Why do you think so many actors are only half-developed people? It's very easy when you're a young actor to have these intense, explosive friendships for short periods of time, because you can control what's shown of you. Then you go on to your next job and reinvent yourself again. I think it's important to find something constant. -Damian Lewis

For me the rehearsal period is the part I most enjoy. It's the creating of the story. -Damian Lewis

I would love to do a period movie. I've always wanted to wear the corset, you know. It's a girl thing! -Kat Dennings

I've always wanted to do a period piece. -Kate Mara

I mean, I – it's so funny, I am, you know, I am, you know, a working woman out in the world, but I still live with my parents half the time. I've been sort of taking this very long, stuttering period of moving out. -Lena Dunham

I think most Americans understand that we went through a period in which American leadership was judged quite critically internationally. -Susan Rice

I think some period drama can be quite alienating, but 'Downton' isn't. This is going to sound quite, um, pretentious, but someone said that it's like a soap written by a poet. -Michelle Dockery

Every kid has a bug period… I never grew out of mine. -E. O. Wilson

One thing I did was grow up as an ardent naturalist. I never grew out of my bug period. -E. O. Wilson

I went through a period where I just wanted to punch everybody. Since then, I've had a lot of therapy and I've figured a lot of things out. -Guy Pearce

You know, I'm the tough guy with taste, good friends, you know, describe me that I'm the tough guy, period, the way others do. But, you know, I'll tell you, I'm a complete wuss when it comes to my own kids. -Harvey Weinstein

Well, there have been periods in the past when prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand were at each others' throats publicly and frequently. That's not productive at all. -Helen Clark

Well, we don't think for a moment that either the U.S. or Australia are out to damage the New Zealand economy, but if there were a sustained period in which they had a free-trade agreement and New Zealand didn't have that same arrangement with the States, that could be both trade- and investment-distorting. -Helen Clark

I've never not appeared in front of a live audience for any longer period than a month or two. -William Shatner

China has adopted and is implementing its national climate change program. This includes mandatory national targets for reducing energy intensity and discharge of major pollutants and increasing forest coverage and the share of renewable energy for the period of 2005 through 2010. -Hu Jintao

We're in a period where society seems very attracted to flash, and that seeps into people's musical taste. -K. D. Lang

No partisan political activity transpired in my office during the recount period. -Katherine Harris

It's interesting because I haven't done a lot of period work in the past, but I always wanted to because I'm interested in history. -Colm Meaney

As an actor, my background is in the theater and I feel that my strong suit is period work, but I actually didn't do much of it at all, until the last three or four years. I'm loving it! -Colm Meaney

Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time. -Bruce Springsteen

I was an optimist, a great champion of the human spirit. And I lost that for a time. I feel like I've regained a bit of that in the last few years but there was a period of my life in which I had a very low opinion of people in general. -Jude Law

I'm always nervous taking on a period role because it's difficult to research – you can't observe it, go out and see it. But it's satisfying because eventually you think, 'I got there.' -Shirley Henderson

I can deal with it now, but 13 is a tough age to be recognized and famous. It's a tough age, period. -Bill Skarsgard

My style is boho chic. I love that time period – the patterns, the prints, the people, the music, the vibe. -Vanessa Hudgens

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man. -Ben Okri

I'm the last person to ask 'what do you remember' from a particular time period… I like to learn from the past… not 'live' in it. -David Coverdale

I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service. -Anne Lamott

We live in a period of declining stars. Few celebrities these days (aside from the smoldering Angelina Jolie) seem to have complex psychic lives. -Camille Paglia

I really don't have favorites; I'm just a fan of movies, period. -Michael Clarke Duncan

Europe needs an engine, and the Franco-German motor has provided that when the two nations have converged on important topics during critical periods. But that partnership shouldn't be a directorate for other EU members. -Francois Hollande

Well, immediately we announced yesterday or the day before we're building, with my foundation, a youth tennis and learning center in Austin. I'd like to be hands on with that and not see it periodically. -Andy Roddick

Over a period of 20 years, German reunification has cost 2 trillion euros, or an average of 100 billion euros a year. So, we have to ask ourselves: Aren't we willing to pay a tenth of that over several years for Europe's unity? -Peer Steinbruck

Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who's connected with it, the studio's gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing that's left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago. -Tom Waits

When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo. -Brad Pitt

I think, if you have enough inner resources, then you can live in isolation for long periods of time and not feel diminished by it. -Aung San Suu Kyi

The only good place for a sage grouse to be listed is on the menu of a French bistro. It does not deserve federal protection, period. -Jason Chaffetz

When times are bad, people like to lose themselves in the sheer glamour of another period: beautiful wardrobes, magnificent meals served in elegant settings. -Shirley MacLaine

As much as the Democrats try to change the subject, this election will be about Barack Obama, period. Mitt's speech last night hit all the right notes, but this fight is not about him. He's just the vessel. Now the question is, does this guy at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. who thinks the private sector is doing fine get another four years? -Howie Carr

When I was a kid, I needed to sing because it makes me feel good about myself. It makes me feel good, period. -Mary J. Blige

I had polio when I was 13. I started feeling stiff, my joints ached, and over a two-week period I lost my coordination and 20 pounds. -Jack Nicklaus

I think doing period piece is easier, because after a certain distance, everybody is equal, I think. The relative contemporary is harder. I think that's the way it is. -Ang Lee

I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. -Brigitte Bardot

Periodically over the years I've always taken periods of time away from acting. -Daniel Day-Lewis

I find it difficult to be in rooms now for long periods of time. I can usually take it for about an hour. Then I stride out. -Daniel Day-Lewis

There's a lot of pressure on kids, period, just to be successful in life. -Kenan Thompson

I'm just trying to make up for lost times, and I have total awareness that when the work is coming it doesn't mean it's going to continue to come, so I'm taking advantage of this phenomenal period that I'm in now, to its fullest. -Ron Perlman

I've been busy and not busy, and busy is better. I've been busy, but I went through a lot of periods where it was lean for a lot of times. -Ron Perlman

We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods. -Freeman Dyson

I don't like traveling, period. I like being at places and I like going places, but I don't like forms of transportation. -Travis Barker

If good history is dispassionate history, it must naturally wait until the passions of the period subside. -James Buchan

I would have loved to do 'Alice in Wonderland.' Being a 'Bond' girl would always be fun. We had a lot of action in 'Eclipse' and I'd definitely like to continue down the action road. I want to do a romantic period piece, but those are really hard to get made because they're very expensive and there's not a huge demographic. -Ashley Greene

I think legally we have to do 'fun' with a period. I think we agreed because apparently there was another band called 'fun.' We Google-searched, which now makes sense because we're so impossible to Google-search. -Nate Ruess

Probably nothing serious or worthwhile can be accomplished without one's willingness to be alone for sustained periods of time, which is not to say that one must live alone, obsessively. -Joyce Carol Oates

As a matter of fact, there was a period of time, especially in my first career, when that's the only one who would work out with me: my dogs. As you get better and better working out, there's no one who can keep up with you running. -George Foreman

I took a bit of a back seat, I had kids and I wanted to focus on them. There's that period in the late '90s, the early 2000s, where I didn't do a great deal. -Gary Oldman

The original lists were probably carved in stone and represented longer periods of time. They contained things like 'Get More Clay. Make Better Oven.' -David Viscott

I feel like I've done a bunch of period stuff and then a bunch of romantic comedies. -Kate Beckinsale

In grammar school some of the girls had problems with me. My face was too light. My hair was too long. It was the black-consciousness period, and I felt really bad. -Whitney Houston

Let me tell you, never before in the history of this planet has anybody made the progress that African-Americans have made in a 30-year period, in spite of many black folks and white folks lying to one another. -Dick Gregory

I go through periods, usually when I'm editing and shooting, of seeing only old films. -Martin Scorsese

Well the thing is that the New York of 1846 to 1862 was very different from downtown New York now. Really nothing from that period still exists in New York. -Martin Scorsese

I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance. -Robert Plant

I left the White House in 2007. You know, I knew when I went there that it would be for a limited period of time. I was grateful that the average tenure of a white house senior aide is 18 to 20 months. I was there for nearly seven years. -Karl Rove

A period of time is as much an organising principle for a work of fiction as a sense of place. You can do geography, as Faulkner did, or you can dwell on a particular period. It provides the same framework. -E. L. Doctorow

Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else. -Martha Beck

One area in which we can be certain mass immigration has an effect is housing. More than one third of all new housing demand in Britain is caused by immigration. And there is evidence that without the demand caused by mass immigration, house prices could be 10% lower over a 20-year period. -Theresa May

We all know we have a finite period of time. I just feel if I'm going to be alive, I want to be challenged – to be as immortal as possible. The path to that isn't an easy way, but it's a rewarding way. -Frank Ocean

I'm inspired by history, different periods. -Adam Lambert

Every parent has gone through a period when their child wasn't so happy with them. -Elizabeth Edwards

We're here for such a short period of time. -Jeff Bridges

I think I was born at a time when an American male had so many advantages and opportunities that weren't available to men before or after, just a very brief period. -John Malkovich

When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on. -John Malkovich

Holden Caulfield is the best character in literature, period. -Josh Hutcherson

Marriage is hard work, period. -Kyle Chandler

Surely, the best and most effective measure is to get the economy moving and shorten the period of recession or slowdown. That's the rationale for Gordon Brown's 'fiscal stimulus' and it sounds like a good one to me. -Lucy Powell

I still have a vivid memory of my excitement when I first saw a chart of the periodic table of elements. The order in the universe seemed miraculous. -Joseph Murray

We never thought we were writing for posterity, because at the time everyone assumed that all the great standards had already been written by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein… The songs we were writing were supposed to be temporary things, of the period, like comic books. -Mike Stoller

One of the things the BBC does better than anyone is period drama. -David Oyelowo

The only time I think about life beyond F1 is when I contemplate becoming a dad. But there's no way that's going to happen while I'm still racing. To be successful in F1 you need to be very selfish in lots of ways and you're away from home for long periods. That's not the kind of father I want to be. -Jenson Button

I'm not a religious person but I do like the idea of Sunday as a day set apart from the rest of the week. It's nice to have a period of reflection and have time to think about things. -Jarvis Cocker

It's time to pull the bandage off America's foreclosure problem. The economy is ready to emerge from its recent dark period, but to make it happen soon we need to speed the resolution of millions of troubled home loans. Six years have passed since the crisis began, yet instead of accelerating, foreclosures have slowed. -Mark Zandi

I gained a great deal from the period during which I worked in theater and I value those things a great deal. -Asghar Farhadi

My relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra brought me many times to London and I will always reflect positively on that early period of development with them – their patience, their warmth, their dedication. -Gustavo Dudamel

During periods of extreme fear or greed, you don't have the proper balance between those two to generate market efficiency and you get extremes in behavior. -Andrew Lo

I think it's really great to be able to stick with a character for a long period of time. It's not like you have one shot, and that's it. -Christina Ricci

You don't automatically assume everyone will fall for a period drama. -Jessica Brown Findlay

As I've gotten older I've occasionally found myself nostalgic for earlier periods of solitude, though I realize that's also likely a false nostalgia, as I know there was nothing I wanted more during those periods than to not be alone, whatever that means. -Chris Ware

There were periods during my childhood when I stammered so badly I couldn't talk at all. -Edward Hoagland

I still have a vivid memory of my excitement when I first saw a chart of the periodic table of elements. -Joe Murray

After a breakup, it takes a couple weeks for the fog to settle, but it's always a period of self-priority and growth. Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they're right in front of your face and they're really difficult, but we must make them. -Brittany Murphy

It's a natural phenomenon that when you hit as a little kid, as a teenybopper, we'll call it, everybody who used to like you back in that period of time grows up and they leave you back there. -Donny Osmond

Almost six years ago, before I was given the incredible opportunity to be in 'Leaving Las Vegas,' I was going through a long period of artistic confusion. I'd spent years doing work that hadn't pushed me enough, and I was beginning to wonder if I had any talent. -Elisabeth Shue

It's actually meditative to sit in a character for an extended period of time, realizing what your relationship is to who you're playing and then letting go, just being there. -Frances Conroy

Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history, largely to meet rapidly growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber and fuel. This has resulted in a substantial and largely irreversible loss in the diversity of life on Earth. -Gary Larson

I was what they call a pool hustler. That's absolutely true. For long periods of time I got by, barely skimmed by, just playing pool. -George Miller

Don't trust somebody that don't have a troubled period. -Benjamin Walker

In art and music, particularly in the 20th century, there was a big period there where for something to be called profound you had to not be able to understand it. -Joshua Bell

As you're growing up, it's odd, because directors don't expect you to grow up. They think you'll be young forever, but as an actor, there is an awkward period when you're too young for old or too old for young, and it can be an odd time. -Nicholas Hoult

I've dated people who I thought were going to be a big deal in my life, and I've also spent long periods by myself. -Lauren Graham

During the financial crisis and bailouts of 2008, it probably occurred to very few average people that we were entering a period of hardship for billionaires. -Thomas Frank

We the people say it loud and clear every Election Day, in high-crime periods as well as peaceful stretches – More of our population needs to be behind bars. -Thomas Frank

By the time Obama came into office, Washington had already agreed over a period of a few weeks to a $700 billion government infusion into the world banking system. Nothing of the sort had ever been done before, and it was done spit spot with very little national debate. -John Podhoretz

As a matter of policy, increasing taxes on the most economically productive group, which already generates 60 percent of the nation's federal revenues, during a sustained period of economic doldrums is a wretched idea. -John Podhoretz

They say you can do honest, sincere work for decades, but you're given in general a 10-year period when what you do touches the zeitgeist – when you're relevant. And I'm aware of that, and I don't want my time to go by. -Alexander Payne

When I was bald, I went through a period where I seemed to do nothing except TV programmes about being bald. -Gail Porter

I want to do all kinds of things. I want to do some comedy. I'd love to do a romantic comedy, and I'd love to do some period pieces with classical text. I'd love somebody to cast me as Macbeth, but for a film. I just want to be all over the place. -Kevin Alejandro

I don't think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period. End of story. You don't have to kill an animal just because you want to be hot and fly. And I really stand by that. -Taraji P. Henson

In the modern era, our nation experienced constant hardship and difficulties. The Chinese nation reached the most dangerous period. Since then, countless people with lofty ideals to realise the great revival of the Chinese nation rose to resist and fight, but failed one time after another. -Xi Jinping

I started a trial period a couple of weeks ago as a correspondent for 'Extra,' and now it's become full time. -Holly Madison

People think for Shakespeare you have to have a big English accent, but it's not true. He designed it so it can be performed in any accent in any time period. -Vinny Guadagnino

There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn't believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder. -Fergie

I won't deny that I have a far more productive writing life without the Internet, mostly because I rekindle my ability to concentrate on one thing for a period of longer than three minutes. My curiosity is channeled inward rather than Internet-ward. -Heidi Julavits

The forties, seventies, and the nineties, when money was scarce, were great periods, when the art world retracted but it was also reborn. -Jerry Saltz

Many things happened in the sixties, but the period is no more significant, better, or more 'political' than today. It's time to turn the page. -Jerry Saltz

Too many younger artists, critics, and curators are fetishizing the sixties, transforming the period into a deformed cult, a fantasy religion, a hip brand, and a crippling disease. -Jerry Saltz

If only we could persuade galleries to observe a fallow period in which, for two months every other year, new and old works of art could be sold in back rooms and all main galleries would be devoted to revisiting shows gone by. -Jerry Saltz

I like to juggle with one ball at a time. Then I put the ball down and do nothing for extended periods of time. -Rowan Atkinson

The music industry used to be able to control a single dance on the very smallest level of when people are supposed to hear it, and when they're supposed to start liking it, and when they're supposed to start buying it. And that's trashed, you know, that big machine that takes control and works albums for a long period. -Robyn

Moral persuasion over a period of time makes a difference, but we shouldn't be naive to think that just because we raise it in a meeting it will make all those problems go away. It won't and it doesn't. -John Key

The research period of a film is the most exciting part of the process, and filming is sometimes a letdown because when you're dealing with biopic material, the real thing is always much more intricate than the story told in the film. -Alessandro Nivola

I love the long-form format of television. I love being able to develop a character, over a long period of time. -Anson Mount

The Obama administration took rapid and decisive action to restructure GM and Chrysler. Within a fairly short period of time these companies were working effectively again. -Austin Ligon

Being a day player, period, is one of the hardest things you can do as an actor. -Bryan Cranston

I'm a big fan of period pieces, and I'm a big fan of the old-time westerns. -Giancarlo Esposito

I have a difficult time sitting down for long periods. -Kamala Harris

Sometimes in writing you have difficult periods and then other times it just flows. -Roman Coppola

When I'm writing a new play, there's a period where I know I shouldn't be out in public much. I imagine most people who create go through something like this. You willfully loosen some of the inner straps that hold your core together. -Tony Kushner

None of us had any idea of how successful Downton was going to be. I thought I was signing up for another period drama that had a slightly modern feel. It had a freedom about it because it was coming out of the head of Julian Fellowes. Anything could happen and generally did. -Dan Stevens

I know what it's like to be left out… I certainly went through a period of time where I got made fun of and people were so mean to me, so I can really relate to that. -Ashley Benson

I think I've become the go-to mustache man. It works in period pieces. Modern-day mustaches are probably creepy. But I get compliments – everyone's like, 'Wow, love the 'stache, dude.' -Jack Huston

I've got four piercings in my left, so we've dubbed my right one the 'period drama ear.' I have to be filmed from that side when I do emotional close-ups in 'Downton.' -Jessica Brown Findlay

Sometimes doing a movie for a short period of time is better than committing eight months to a television show. -Jenna Fischer

I view my pitching on how confident I was out there, period. And if I lose that confidence, I can become a prisoner of my own mind. -Barry Zito

'Joy' to me is a reflection of the life experiences that I've had throughout the first record and kind of having some time and a hiatus. It's just like all of those experiences that I had during that period – that growing up period. -Fefe Dobson

Swag defines an artist, period. Lil Wayne has his super-tattooed pierces and dreads swag. Jay-Z has his New York, grown man, Beyonce and 40/40 Club swag. -Soulja Boy

I spent a little time in Germany as a schoolboy learning German, and it's a country I knew very well, spent a lot of time in. I knew the history very well. I've always wanted to do a piece of work about the post-war period, of one sort or another. -Stephen Daldry

After a brief period in which I had let many a Southern Californian convince me that it was all 'in my mind,' I am once again officially allergic to dogs. -Josh Radnor

I don't care who the president is – it ain't just all about who's black or who's white or who's Republican or Democrat, it's about who is for the betterment of people, period. -Big Boi

I feel a lot older than I am but at the same time I don't want to play too old on T.V. I still want to be young. I still want to be 20 and enjoy this period of my life where I still have that flexibility. -Leven Rambin

People think the earth is going to die and they have to save it. That's ridiculous. If you rid the earth of flowering plants, people would die, period. But the earth was without flowering plants for almost all of its history. -Lynn Margulis

I've always been sort of addicted to genre-jumping. I've never been in the mood to do the same thing I did last time. Hence, me going from 'Big Love' to romantic comedy, to period film… I can't sit still. -Ginnifer Goodwin

I come from theater, and doing period stuff is so whimsical and imaginative and so outside any frame of reference than I have ever had so I prefer that just in terms of fun factor. -Ginnifer Goodwin

I like to work and there's no movies for actors, period, especially black actors. When white actors are like, 'Man, there's no work out there,' then black actors are like, 'Are you kidding me?' -Marlon Wayans

I've never really lived with somebody. Only for very brief periods. I learned I'm not a good roommate. I'm better off when we visit each other. I like the mystery. -Marlon Wayans

I think the '60s and '70s were the peak period for the singer-songwriter, for sure. -Andrew Gold

There have been periods of my life when I was heavier, like right after high school I definitely gained that freshman 15. It was tough to lose. Ever since then, I know that I can gain weight, so I try to be careful. -Camilla Luddington

It's not often that the idea of continuing something for a potentially long period of time sounds exciting to me, because I really am a gypsy by nature. -Carla Gugino

I guess I've always been really attracted to period pieces and always felt visually I was probably more made for the '50s or the early '60s than I am for a modern day. -Carla Gugino

If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is. -David Mitchell

When you see period films, it tends to often be with older actors. -Gaspard Ulliel

You do a film for a short time period – you put it all out there and move on. -Jessica Szohr

I'm not consciously avoiding doing a lot of period drama, but I don't really seek it out either. -Rebecca Hall

Melody is the single most important thing to any song, period. I don't care what anybody says, it trumps everything. Not because that's my opinion but because I think it's actually indisputable fact. The human brain retains melody easier than it retains words. It's that simple. -Ryan Tedder

The darkest period of my life, so far, arrived the summer I was pregnant with my eldest son. The future was growing in me with all of its terrifying unpredictability, and I found myself anxious, unable to work and woefully at sea. -Lauren Groff

I think any period in history can be adapted into interesting fiction, as long as you approach the actual history with respect. -Seth Grahame-Smith

Television has never known what to do with grief, which resists narrative: the dramas of grief are largely internal – for the bereaved, it is a chaotic, intense, episodic period, but the chaos is by and large subterranean, and easily appears static to the friendly onlooker who has absorbed the fact of loss and moved on. -Meghan O'Rourke

Well, I have a sister that I'm very close with, and that relationship is probably the most intense relationship of my life to date, probably of my life, period. -Zoe Kazan

I know I'm as comfortable doing period as I am contemporary. I suppose we grow up with it in a sense, in the theater. We get to put on costumes and play a lot of period dramas or plays so we're exposed to it a little bit more I think because of our theatrical background. -Ioan Gruffudd

And I guess I have a face and a look that sort of lends itself to period costume! -Ioan Gruffudd

When I think of music, I think of music in its totality, complete. From the lowest blues to the highest symphony, you know, so what I'd like to do is exemplify each style of as many periods as I can possibly do. -Donny Hathaway

Twenty years ago, there were dozens and dozens of independent television producers. There are a couple now, at the most. Mark Burnett, Endemol. It's gone. Everybody works for the Man now. And it's natural law, how that happened: Nobody prescribed it, but it's how things worked out and how it has been for decades, period. -Barry Diller

All the politics of the post-war period was about the clash between the Soviet Union and America, and virtually all issues ended up being subordinated to that. Now, the question is, what is the most a socialist can achieve in a global economy? -Ken Livingstone

My favorite period is when we lived in the land of the three-minute song. The Motown thing – I thought they were genius in knowing that's as much as a listener can take. -Meshell Ndegeocello

I guess 'The Player' was a pretty good L.A. movie. And 'Chinatown.' Was there ever a better L.A. movie about a certain period in L.A.? That was terrific. -Albert Brooks

All actors who have been around for a long time, which I have, and have been skint for long periods, which I have, find it difficult to turn down jobs. If I turn anything down my stomach turns over. I feel sick. It feels like gambling. -Bill Nighy

I'm from another time period. E-mailing sometimes, for me, is difficult. -Chris Messina

I grew up in the '80s. I was a kid, but all my favorite movies came out of that period. -Dan Fogler

I always felt like I was born in the wrong time period. I felt like I should've been born in the mid-to-late '40s. -Emilie de Ravin

I'd like to play with a period piece. Playing a girl next door in 2010 is so different from playing one in 1950, the way you talk, walk, dress, relationships. It's really fun studying all that. -Emilie de Ravin

I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24-hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible. -Tim Ferriss

I just don't believe in abortion, period. But I would never take away a woman's right to choose what's good for her body. But I still believe that when you do have an abortion, still inside, you go through a lot of stuff. It tears away at your spirit and your soul. So I don't think people think about that. -Sherri Shepherd

The plain truth is that the period I study is the 16th century, and they were absolutely obsessed with witches and spiritual beings. -Deborah Harkness

I'm a storyteller. I love to tell stories about brands. I love to tell stories, period. I like painting pictures through the words, and that's what I do. -Gary Vaynerchuk

I do not believe that people want to work hard enough and they want to find the quick Twitter, SEO. Anybody who's obsessed with SEO has lost already, period. I believe that firmly. -Gary Vaynerchuk

But I, you know, if I could choose a period to go back to, I think I would like to live through the Blitz. 'Cause you do read so many accounts of people saying they're living their lives at such an intense pitch that it was a completely different way of living. -Kate Atkinson

I find the past so fascinating. Photographs are strange, almost surreal, almost here yet gone. I slip into thinking what the past must have been like and I enjoy creating that ambience and atmosphere – 1730 to around 1870 is the most interesting period. -Kate Atkinson

I really like working in television and I like exploring a character over a longer period of time, and I like the consistency of television. -Rachael Taylor

My success has been something I've worked a long time at and it's been a gradual process. I compare it to the idea of someone losing a lot of weight over a period of a few years. You don't really notice the weight loss overall but if you compare photos from then and now there's a big difference. -Ray William Johnson

Every gun sold should require a background check, period. -Gary Ackerman

I'm always keeping an eye out for a period piece. I was trained in theatre, so most of the things we did were classical – Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekhov. -Dagmara Dominczyk

The only reason I would stay away from a period piece is because sometimes the women are painted in a very stereotypical weakling, wallflower way – that's something I don't want to do. I want to show strength in the women I play, and a journey of some sort. -Dagmara Dominczyk

You will find hardly any improvising on camera anywhere in my films. It's very structured, but it's all worked out from elaborate improvisations over a long period, as you know. -Mike Leigh

I had a Tourette's period. And obsessive compulsive disorder. Things would get in my brain that I couldn't get out of my brain. -Richard Ford

Let's be honest, dental care in America is extremely expensive, period. -Bernie Sanders

Baseball is a game of averages, but over a short period of time, to have a little luck going is not a bad thing. -Bill Buckner

I love Tennessee Williams pieces; they are so poetic and I love period pieces. -Richard Hatch

It's rare to get a really truly wonderfully written, acted and produced sci-fi show, period. -Richard Hatch

During the periods in my marriage when I chose to stay home with my kids rather than work as an attorney, it caused me no end of anxiety. Despite the fact that I knew I was contributing to our family by caring for our children, I still felt that my worth was less because I wasn't earning. -Ayelet Waldman

I think 'Game of Thrones' was extraordinary. I want to do some period pieces. It would be lovely to tell great stories, that is my main ambition. And to be working with amazing creators. -Stana Katic

In a very short period of time, actors can become kind of relevant and hot. -David Cassidy

Great music is great music, period. -Ricky Skaggs

I'm against tax increases on anyone, period, end of debate. -Tom Cole

I've gone through various periods with superheroes. They work in the right hands, but they don't work in other hands. It's tricky. But any movie is tricky. It's impossible to say, 'This is what you do in any situation.' -John Carpenter

For many years I have advocated 'redesigning Parliament' in a variety of ways – elect the Senate, do away with the 'confidence convention,' permit freer voting, strengthen the role of back benchers and committees, do away with ineffectual 'take note' debates, restructure question period, and so on. -Preston Manning

From time to time there is a move to do a little less in the way of period dramas, but people rebel. Audiences say we want them. There is a big hunger for them. I don't think it's sentimentality or nostalgia, it's often that they are simply the best stories. -Andrew Davies

I'm absolutely delighted if people think of me as a reliable purveyor of quality period stuff. -Andrew Davies

One of the things I've always thought is a drag in so many period adaptations is that they are always buttoned up to the neck in so many clothes all the time. I'm always looking for excuses to get them out of their clothes. -Andrew Davies

I remain, however, fairly optimistic for the future of period drama because it's just such a popular thing. -Andrew Davies

In Australia I was seen as somebody who did only very modern, contemporary stuff. Then as soon as I went overseas I did two period pieces so it was like, 'When are you going to get out of the corsets?' And I was thinking I just got into them! -Frances O'Connor

I myself have suffered periodically from hearing voices at night when I'm trying to sleep. -Elizabeth George

When people disagree with you, what you ultimately have to do is persuade people to agree with you – period. -Bill James

When conducted with proper preparation, and in a focused and professional manner, oversight of executive branch actions can reveal serious shortcomings by government officials and help prevent recurrence; the 'Waco hearings,' conducted over a two-week period in 1995, stand as an example of such an undertaking. -Bob Barr

There is an obvious connection, on the declining Roman empire's bread and circuses model, between political enthusiasm for public spectacles and the periods when we are least able to pay for them. -Iain Sinclair

We need to move away from oil, period. -James Woolsey

I think there's not much patience for organized labour, period, public or private sector. -Kathleen Wynne

If I had to model clothes in a time period other than the 21st century, I think I'd like to model way back when they just wore skin loincloths. That would be best suited for me – better than corsets. I'm quite claustrophobic. -Lara Stone

When someone stays with you and they're not your guest, even when they are your guest they get on your nerves. When people visit for long periods of time, that just happens. -Sean Durkin

My mother smokes me out. We'll get these long periods of me thinking I'm too busy to call her up or e-mail her, and she'll send me something. My mom's a real whiner. I love her to death, but she always sends me these 'woe is me' things. I think she might be Jewish. I'm not sure. She's Baptist-Jewish, which is a double whammy. -Ronnie Dunn

For most people, chemotherapy is no longer the chamber of horrors we often conceive it to be. Yes, it is an ordeal for some people, but it wasn't for me, nor for most of the patients I got to know during my four months of periodic visits to the chemo suite. -Geraldine Brooks

I love learning about different dialects and I own all sorts of regional and time-period slang dictionaries. I often browse through relevant ones while writing a story. I also read a lot of diaries and oral histories. -Ron Rash

I can't stop watching 'Pan Am.' When I was growing up, my father worked as an engineer in Turkey, and we always flew Pan Am. The stewardesses were so glamorous! When they gave me a set of those golden wings, I felt very grown-up. Not only is the show's plot full of mystery and infidelity, they get the period details just right. -Gayle King

I dyed my hair red when I was ten and when I was 11 – in my goth period – I dyed it black and I was really into witchcraft. I made mini shrines in my bedroom with candles and tried to cast spells to make the boy in the next class fall in love with me. I don't think he did. -Florence Welch

We have domesticated crops over a very long period of time, like tens of thousands of years. And crops get – seeds get carried. Sometimes, if they're very small seeds, they get scattered off trucks. Pollen travels. -Nina Fedoroff

In comedy, looking back is more important than looking around at your contemporaries because they are too much influenced by the same time period as you are. -David Steinberg

I love reading and I love thinking – the reason that I love my books so much is that in order to write them I have to read and to think for years at a time about the same period of time. -Philippa Gregory

When I was younger, playing piano and guitar were all things that I wanted to do for a short period of time, like any kid. -Katie Cassidy

I've gone through long periods without being with someone and got a bit lonely, but not for a while. -Rufus Sewell

The studio is a place where I can experiment before I'm prepared for an idea to become a body of work, or a new way of working, or a way of working that can sustain me over a period of time. -Chris Ofili

Looking back at my earlier pictures, I think that the work is very much coming from the same place. I have gone through a period of challenging myself with a complicated idea to currently challenging myself with the idea of simplicity. -Tim Walker

I think music is my favorite thing to do, but I go through periods where I think differently. -Nat Wolff

My manager came up with the idea of taking a Pro Tool rig out on the road to record every night and I thought it was a great idea. I felt like it would be good to record over a certain period of time and then take the best performances of that collection of recordings. It appealed to me that it wasn't going to be from just one location. -Josh Turner

I don't think I could have tackled 'The Pura Principle' until now. It takes me about twenty years to come to term with any difficult period in my life, to get enough of a grasp on it to fictionalize it. -Junot Diaz

'Oscar Wao' for example cohered in a period of terrible distress. All the novels that I wanted to write were not happening. -Junot Diaz

I've always been sort of influenced by my male relationships and that period of my life when you start to cringe and be like, 'I can't believe I wore this or that.' -Max Winkler

In the '80s, the way radio was programmed, if you didn't have a hit record you weren't going to be able to make any more records. That was it, period. -Huey Lewis

It's obvious that the rest of the world loves high African culture – African culture, period. -Hugh Masekela

Those who are trying to remain healthy with HIV/AIDS are in the most vulnerable period of their lives; that's no time to leave them without access to care. -David Mixner

I've spent various periods of my career being thought of as various things, various degrees of substance and ideas. -Ben Mendelsohn

I remember a period where my publisher said to me, 'Look, your historical work is selling much better than your contemporary work, so please give us more historicals.' -Emma Donoghue

What you have to understand about period drama is that it's 'history light.' -Julian Fellowes

The '20s are a very interesting period to me. -Julian Fellowes

I think every period – except for the 14th century, or something – has some merits. -Julian Fellowes

Sometimes you have a period piece where you have to research around it but, if the writers have done their homework well enough, the information is all in the script. -Mads Mikkelsen

If you go back to any period in India's history, all the hard decisions this country had to take were taken when the Congress was in power. -P. Chidambaram

There's a humble beauty about listening to period instruments that I like. -Park Chan-wook

My first Broadway show was with Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton. Maureen Stapleton, a legend in the theatre; Elizabeth Taylor, a legend, period. -Dennis Christopher

It is difficult to know how the Tudors actually spoke because we're going back before Shakespeare; much of the drama from that period is courtly, allegorical. -Hilary Mantel

I wasn't a good student in high school. I wanted to go to college, but they weren't exactly beating down my door to offer me admission, and it's so expensive in the U.S. If you join up for a period, the army will pay your school and provide a stipend. -Kevin Powers

I think of novels as houses. You live in them over the course of a long period, both as a reader and as a writer. -Nicole Krauss

I would like to do a period piece. I think that would be fun. -Beau Mirchoff

I like period drama because everyone is so restrained, but they have all these emotions raging underneath. -Jenna-Louise Coleman

I so never went through a bad-girl period. -Maggie Siff

I think the movie business and film crews are a little bit like the circus, in that we travel around like a pack and we're a big family for a finite period of time. We roll into someplace, cause a bunch of damage, and then roll out. -Francis Lawrence

I'm fascinated by the period that goes from the Industrial Revolution to right after World War II. There's something about that period that's epic and tragic. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I listen to lots of music, especially Bach, opera (all periods), German lieder, chamber music, and rock, old and new. I can't listen to music while I write. It's too absorbing. -Cheryl Mendelson

After a long period of not drawing, you have to, like, relearn how to draw. It's not very fun. -Bryan Lee O'Malley

Play is under attack in our nation's schools – and shrinking recess periods are only part of the problem. Homework is increasing. Cities are building new schools without playgrounds. Safety concerns are prompting bans of tag, soccer, and even running on the schoolyard. -Darell Hammond

I had a period of unemployment for about nine months after my first big break, and it's the greatest lesson I ever could have learned, never to believe you're home and dry. -Natalie Dormer

We should be writing more great roles for women, period. Another problem is that movies are generally made for 14-year-old boys, and 14-year-old boys want to watch 25-year-old action heroes. -James Mangold

I guess there's a sort of cycle with writing books. There's all the researching and then the imagining and writing – which is the real job – and then there's always a period when the book comes out and you have to lift your head and venture out. -Monica Ali

With a novel, no matter where I am in it, I'm fretting about it. Every time I write a book, it starts with great forward momentum. Then there seems to be a period where it slows down a bit, and other things intervene. Then I gain momentum. -Douglas Kennedy

I was first introduced to Kafka's writing during my compulsory army-service basic training. During that period, Kafka's fiction felt hyperrealistic. -Etgar Keret

I love Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. I also love more cerebral poets like H.D. and Emily Dickinson. My parents subscribed to a monthly poetry periodical, and as a teenager I was introduced to Denise Levertov, who was an influence. -Francesca Lia Block

Considering the wealth of poetic drama that has come down to us from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, it is surprising that so little of any value has been added since. -James Fenton

The 1960s was a period when writers in the West began to be aware of the extraordinary eloquence and popular attraction of the Russian poets such as Yevtushenko and Voznesensky – oppositional figures who could draw crowds. The Russian poets recited from memory as a matter of course. -James Fenton

I used to write exclusively with one particular Montblanc fountain pen, although lately I have had to use a roller-tip fountain pen, because I find it harder and harder to control the fine muscles of my right hand during prolonged periods of work. I buy boxes of Deluxe Uni-ball pens, use them until they start to drag, and then change. -Mark Helprin

When there's ever a breakthrough, a true breakthrough, you can go back and find a time period when the consensus was 'well, that's nonsense!' so what that means is that a true creative researcher has to have confidence in nonsense. -Burt Rutan

There was a wonderful little short four-year time period when marvelous things happened. It started in 1908, when the Wright brothers flew in Paris, and everybody said, 'Ooh, hey, I can do that.' There's only a few people that have flown in early 1908. In four years, 39 countries had hundreds of airplanes, thousands of pilots. -Burt Rutan

The bracelet says 'Fear Nothing.' It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it's a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need. -Joe Lhota

Discovering various economists, economic works, reading financial periodicals and keeping up on current events in geopolitics and economics around the world opened my eyes to many facets of how the extended order works. -Kurt Bills

Any of the rewards or accolades or any of that are very nice and everything but the music is what saves me. And it did. I would write my way out of any kind of depressing period. -Randy Houser

Every intelligence agency in the world believed that Saddam Hussein had had weapons of mass destruction, precursor chemicals. The inspectors, over a period of ten years, had managed to gain access to much of those precursor chemicals. -John Reid

Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author's own problems with finishing the piece. -James Surowiecki

Most novelists I know went through a period of intense self-examination and self-loathing after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. I certainly did. -Jay McInerney

Dogs are a really amazing eye opener for us humans because their lives are compressed into such a short period, so we can see them go from puppyhood to adolescence to strong adulthood and then into their sunset years in 10 to 12 years. It really drives home the point of how finite all our lives are. -John Grogan

Literary fiction is kept alive by women. Women read more fiction, period. -Khaled Hosseini

I find myself drawn to that period where children are about to leave childhood behind. When you're 12 years old, you still have one foot in childhood; the other is poised to enter a completely new stage of life. Your innocent understanding of the world moves towards something messier and more complicated, and once it does you can never go back. -Khaled Hosseini

The BBC is very good at period drama – world-famous for getting the details right. -Lynne Reid Banks

Innovation requires resources to invest, and you can see many companies pulling back and going into an intense protective mode in a major extended period of financial distress. -Peter Senge

Publishers have realized that, unlike the previous time period, American teenagers are both smarter and require more topical material than they had been giving them before that. For one thing, they'll read thicker books. Besides, has anybody looked at the news or read the newspapers recently? -Tamora Pierce

When we are busy at work and busy at home, an hour's walking every day becomes a real luxury. If done alone, the walk injects a period of meditation into the day, and if done in company, it allows space for some really good conversation. -Tom Hodgkinson

I don't teach anymore, but I can still clearly see fifth period after lunch – that's a real tough time to teach. And I tried to imagine writing a story that would appeal to those kids – even when they're tired, even when they're bouncing off the walls. -Rick Riordan

I've changed in my sympathies since I've become a mother myself. In high school I went through a period where I was close with my mom and had to break with her in order to find myself and come back. Since that was my experience, that's often what happens in my books. -Sarah Dessen

I really just love to read, period, whether it be books or magazines or the back of the cereal box. It's the one thing I can always count on to calm me down, take me away and inspire me, all at once. -Sarah Dessen

I believe that if we think back to the period from F.D.R. through, let us say, Bush I, until the end of the Cold War, we lived through an artificial period in which American interests and European interests essentially dovetailed. -Tony Judt

For a startling period of my life, I reported the Troubles in Ireland for the BBC. I lived in Dublin and was called out to all sorts of incidents that, if taken together, add up to a war – bombings, assassinations, riots, shootings, robberies, jailbreaks, kidnappings, and sieges. -Frank Delaney

For a long period of history, you were what people said about you, and if your reputation was stained, you were in very serious trouble. People fought duels over this. Then it fades away historically. -James Lasdun

I did 'Little Dorrit' a few years ago; I really love doing period dramas. It's stuff like that I really enjoy watching. -Arthur Darvill

In most organizations, change comes in only two flavors: trivial and traumatic. Review the history of the average organization and you'll discover long periods of incremental fiddling punctuated by occasional bouts of frantic, crisis-driven change. -Gary Hamel

Many of the things that I have written on have focused, at least a big part of the story, on adolescents. I think that in that period of life, so much happens, and it's the period of life where you're forming into an adult. In certain ways, you're already an adult and in certain ways you're still a kid. -Jason Katims

Before my first child was born, I had nothing going on professionally really, and it's been a very blessed period of creativity for me since he arrived. It's very surreal. It's almost as if the babies are out there pulling strings somewhere, deciding what kind of life they want to be born into. -Seth Gabel

The middle of 'America's Women' is about the Civil War, and how women, black and white, confronted slavery and abolition. As in every other period of crisis, the rules of sexual decorum were suspended due to emergency. -Gail Collins

The winter period between September and March in this country, when land sits fallow and is subject to topsoil loss, we could be enriching the soil and growing all the biomass we need to replace imported gasoline. -Vinod Khosla

About 75% of the price of gas is really dictated by crude oil. At the heart of the issue is increasing demand over a period of many years around the world. World crude oil consumption now is close to 90 million barrels a day. Most of the growth in demand is coming from China and the developing world. -John S. Watson

This country, of course, needs fundamental reform of our financial regulatory system, as I, and many other financial institution executives, have publicly advocated for a considerable period. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

I've lived through periods of illiquidity before. Asset prices come down. The economy slows or even goes into recession. Then the cycle re-starts. We buy at lower prices with less leverage. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

As much as I love period movies and especially more swashbuckling movies, I think that sometimes they tend to be, umm… it's hard for the audience to relate to them. -Brian Helgeland

Prose cannot compete with the economy of poetry, the ability to have a full artistic experience in a short period of time. -Mary Karr

Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself. -Mireille Guiliano

I don't read the papers; I stopped reading the papers. I read the papers only during periods of crisis, and I think papers are too long on a regular day and too short days when we have a crisis. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I went through a pretty big David Bowie period when I was younger, and that has affected me profoundly in my life and my work. -Ryan McGinley

I played a lot of acetates at the end of my vinyl period – I used to make tracks and get them pressed in four or five days – but the quality was always so bad and they would skip all the time. The vinyl days for me are over. I still buy vinyl, but only albums, and just to play. For DJing, vinyl is a nightmare. -Tiesto

The sunlight ranges over the universe, and at incarnation we step out of it into the twilight of the body, and see but dimly during the period of our incarceration; at death we step out of the prison again into the sunlight, and are nearer to the reality. -Annie Besant

The growth of art seems to be in cycles, and often its vigorous lifetime is restricted to a century or two. The periods of distinctive drama, Greek, English, Spanish, fall within such a limit; the schools of painting and sculpture likewise; and, in poetry, the Victorian age or the school of Pope will serve as examples. -George Edward Woodberry

The life of the professional writer – like that of any freelance, whether she be a plumber or a podiatrist – is predicated on willpower. Without it there simply wouldn't be any remuneration, period. -Will Self

If you're constantly moving, you can get in a monotony that's just as equally boring as sitting still for a long period of time. -Amy Seimetz

I definitely went through a period when I was a teenager when every girl was 'The One' and every break-up was the 'Worst Thing That Had Ever Happened.' -Edgar Wright

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