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But paying is part of the game of life:
by Gilbert Parker

But paying is part of the game of life:
it is the joy of buying that we crave.
- Gilbert Parker

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent;
its eyes are for the stars.
- Gilbert Parker

Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
- Gilbert Parker

For when a child is born the mother also is born again.
- Gilbert Parker

 

Tomorrow is no man's gift.
- Gilbert Parker

There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do.
There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted.
- Gilbert Parker

There is no influence like the influence of habit.
- Gilbert Parker

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Every shot that kills ricochets.
- Gilbert Parker

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.
- Gilbert Parker

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
- Gilbert Parker

Every man should have laws of his own,
I should think; commandments of his own,
for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work -
or worry.
- Gilbert Parker

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world.
The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us,
with or without repentance.
- Gilbert Parker

Nothing is so unproductive as the law.
It is expensive whether you win or lose.
- Gilbert Parker

The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
- Gilbert Parker

She belongs to a race of delightful women,
who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good,
and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- Gilbert Parker

It's the people who try to be clever who never are;
the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
- Gilbert Parker

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
- Gilbert Parker

It is not the broken heart that kills,
but broken pride, monseigneur.
- Gilbert Parker

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship.
Two men who have known each other for twenty years
find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before,
or else estrange them.
- Gilbert Parker

Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day,
and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart
for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have
death renewed every morning;
and life at that price is not worth living.
- Gilbert Parker

He came by a leap to the goal of purpose,
not by the toilsome steps of reason.
On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose:
this was the one being for him in all the world:
at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion,
and keep it burning forever.
- Gilbert Parker

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt,
however beautiful or joyful they may be,
or for what good end they may be set to serve.
Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
- Gilbert Parker

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
- Will Rogers

The Twilight Zone' wasn't around with the kids.
They think going up in space is neat.
Within their lifetime, there will be paying passengers on the shuttle.
- Christa McAuliffe

I've been paying alimony since I was 14 and child support since 15.
That's a joke, but not by much.
- Don Adams

Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms.
We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt.
- Jennifer Dunn

So, I'm getting less chips, paying the same amount of money.
Is that legal for them to do this?
- Julie Chen

A lesser but still fundamental rule of racing is that
you properly enter the event.
Anyone who doesn't but still insists on running interferes
with the paying customers.
- Joe Henderson

Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the
wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying
Black workers less for their work.
- Angela Davis

Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.
- Will Rogers

Many people do think it's naive to improvise in front of paying customers.
I'm not saying one way is better than another.
- Lee Konitz

We are not going to achieve a new world order without
paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Liberty is worth paying for.
- Jules Verne

Don't get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it.
- Dean Inge

Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and
paying the price aren't things to think about any more.
All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.
- James Hilton

I think the one lesson I have learned is that there
is no substitute for paying attention.
- Diane Sawyer

Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for
its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public
services and jeopardizing more American jobs.
- Corrine Brown

Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced.
But you never advance without losing something en passant,
and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing.
- Ninette de Valois

This war so far has cost us $125 billion and counting,
because largely we decided to do it on our own,
with only the United Kingdom as a paying,
fully participating partner.
- John Spratt

A lot of what acting is paying attention.
- Nancy Reagan

If you think of paying court to the men in power,
your eternal ruin is assured.
- Stendhal

I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once.
I walked out without paying.
- Penelope Spheeris

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature,
that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
- Thomas Carlyle

It was in our power to set high price for our blood,
a price too high for the Arab community,
the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.
- Moshe Dayan

Every time I would open my mouth to sing,
everybody was paying attention to me.
It became a habit.
- Nana Mouskouri

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
but we've proved it again and again,
that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.
- Rudyard Kipling

I left Indiana, and I ain't been back since.
I've been doing comedy and paying my bills.
- Mike Epps

Being a good songwriter means paying attention and
sticking your hand out the window to catch the song
on the way to someone else's house!
- Nanci Griffith

At that time I was making the largest salary known
on television and I didn't want to see it die because
those were the years paying off when I wasn't making anything.
- Larry Hagman

When school children start paying union dues,
that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.
- Albert Shanker

Almost everyone will find something in our services worth paying for.
- Gavyn Davies

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
- Julia Margaret Cameron

I think in any writing you're paying attention to detail.
- Peter Matthiessen

There isn't any formula or method.
You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and
doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
- Aldous Huxley

There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.
- Herman Melville

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon;
which raises the fear that it may not be long before
we're paying somebody not to.
- Franklin P. Jones

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
- Susan Sontag

I think I'm maintaining the quality,
but internally I'm paying for it.
- Gary Larson

Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy,
from engineering to health care workers,
forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.
- Jerry Costello

For far too long, America has been without a comprehensive energy plan,
and today consumers are paying the price -
literally -
at the pump and in their heating bills.
- Chris Chocola

The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty
soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization
than to what they're organized for.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

I thought administration was the running of the office.
The Xerox machine.
Paying bills.
- Lesley Stahl

Until the Chinese decide to compete fairly it will
be up to us to do what we can to further protect our manufacturing base,
and ensure we keep the good paying jobs we already have.
- Mike Rogers

I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now,
by the way, in part because of national-security issues.
A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today.
- Tom Brokaw

Oh yeah, I mean every fighter has got be dedicated,
learn how to sacrifice, know what the devotion is all about,
make sure you're paying attention and studying your art.
- Marvin Hagler

All of the factors that make up a quality city -
safe streets,
high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods,
etc.
- emanate from a strong educational premise.
- Alan Autry


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