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

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

Related topics: Marriage

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

This high official, all allow, is grossly overpaid;
there wasn't any Board,
and now there isn't any Trade.
- A. P. Herbert

I am sure that the party system is right and necessary.
There must be some scum.
- A. P. Herbert

 

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
- A. P. Herbert

A high-brow is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.
- A. P. Herbert

People must not do things for fun.
We are not here for fun.
There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.
- A. P. Herbert

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Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

And let's be clear: It's not enough just to limit ads
for foods that aren't healthy.
It's also going to be critical to increase marketing
for foods that are healthy.
- Michelle Obama

I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern,
where you take all that heat from critics.
What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me.
- Chuck Barris

It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate
in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical
awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.
- Paulo Freire

I think it's critical that you feel you're working
for a person who is committed to advancing your career.
- Andrea Jung

I really believe the only thing you can control in
those situations is what you do as a player but also
how you interact with your teammates,
which is critical.
- Brian Griese

It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous.
It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
- Robert Motherwell

I not only lived physically away from my native land,
but the values and critical judgments of those closest
to me became stranger and stranger.
- Juan Goytisolo

I can be very critical on myself and on other people;
I can be very demanding.
- Catherine Deneuve

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high
in office at a critical moment influences the course
of events for a hundred years.
- Thomas Hardy

Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical
steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental
shootings and suicides involving guns.
- Carl Levin

There are three critical ingredients to democratic
renewal and progressive change in America:
good public policy,
grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
- Paul Wellstone

Greater public recognition will also be critical in
encouraging prevention and early intervention,
and more generally in building public support to meet
the challenges of dementia.
- Julie Bishop

Cuvier had preceded Lamarck in specifying the kinds
and degrees of variation,
which his own observations and critical judgment of
the reports of others led him to admit.
- Richard Owen

The Silent Service is all together too silent.
It's important to begin to highlight the critical importance
of the Silent Service to our national security.
- Rob Simmons

There can be no doubt that the transportation sector
is the most critical sector of our economy.
- Robert Brady

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

From birth to death, anyone can fish.
I just think it's fantastic to see old people going
fishing with young people and teaching them things.
I'm very, very critical.
- Rex Hunt

It is easier to be critical than correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Year Two is a critical year for any television show.
- Josh Schwartz

I never think of myself as wise.
I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence
which I intend to allow to operate.
- Harold Pinter

The relationship between the public and the artist
is complex and difficult to explain.
There is a fine line between using this critical energy
creatively and pandering to it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

By cutting critical domestic programs such as education,
health, environmental protection, and veterans' services,
this budget reveals misplaced priorities.
- Dan Lipinski

Good critical writing is measured by the perception
and evaluation of the subject;
bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining
the professional standing of the critic.
- Raymond Chandler

A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.
- Bernard Malamud

At times he could be very critical.
He didn't like prints on me.
He didn't like stripes.
He didn't like boldness.
He said I was petite and that was taking away from my looks.
- Priscilla Presley

We seem to be our own worst enemies.
We should require critical U.S.
infrastructure to remain in U.S.
hands.
- Duncan Hunter

Our country stands at a critical point in its history.
Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake.
- Roger Mahony

Marxism is always open, always critical,
always self-critical.
- Ernest Mandel

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste.
And if that means being critical, so be it.
I hate political correctness.
I absolutely loathe it.
- Simon Cowell

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that
environmental preservation and restoration are a critical
part of the legacy we leave to future generations.
- Sue Kelly

My project was radiation damage of Si and Ge by energetic electrons,
critical for the use of the recently developed semiconductor
devices for applications in outer space.
- Walter Kohn

But the truth is that critics are by definition critical.
That's their job.
- Frank Black

Nevertheless during these two seasons,
Chapman impressed me a lot because he had the faculty
to pull himself out of the most critical situations.
- Jacky Ickx

Civil and political rights are critical,
but not often the real problem for the destitute sick.
My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get
medical care or clean water.
- Paul Farmer

We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards.
The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that
make the inspection of the space shuttle possible.
- Marc Garneau

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.
- Edward Everett Hale

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

Coal is absolutely critical to our nation's economic
health and global competitiveness.
- Jerry Costello

It isn't making mistakes that's critical;
it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I'm so critical of my own work that it's difficult
for me to disassociate myself and watch it as an audience.
- Tobey Maguire

The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous.
There is a palpable, critical energy created by the
presence of the audience.
- Andy Goldsworthy

National languages are all huge systems of vested interests
which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
- Edward Sapir

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

I just mean it's very difficult for me to watch my work,
in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn't
get across or I thought I was making one point.
- Tea Leoni

Whether you are just entering the workforce or nearing retirement age,
planning for the future is critical.
- Ron Lewis

I am honored to be able to serve GM at this critical
juncture and take part in its reinvention.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

If someone is being absolutely critical of me as a driver,
what could they say? I am also critical of myself to
try and keep things in perspective.
That is very important.
- Damon Hill

You get a show where people are jumping up and dancing,
but it's not a critical event in the sense of profound catharsis.
Essentially it's celebratory.
- Archie Shepp

So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get
critical attention focused on me.
So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews,
but I will be wracked with misery as a result.
- Emily Mortimer

The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people,
but criticism can be good.
And this is a country that loves comedy.
- Bjork

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water
remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
- Dave Freudenthal

We're also passionate about music and very critical
about the music that we listen to.
- Will Champion

That's a very critical phase in customer service because
you can start to really understand what part of customer
service has value to customers and what part is bothering customers.
- Sanjay Kumar

Muscle and water is critical in burning fat.
- Lee Haney


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