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When I sit at my table to write, I never know what
by Alberto Moravia

When I sit at my table to write, I never know what
it's going to be until I'm under way.
I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't.
But I don't sit back waiting for it.
I work every day.
- Alberto Moravia

Good writers are monotonous, like good composers.
They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.
- Alberto Moravia

In life there are no problems, that is,
objective and external choices; there is only the life
which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience,
whatever the final result may be.
- Alberto Moravia

Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the
proposition that each generation in turn becomes the
custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources -
and each generation has the obligation to pass this
inheritance on in the future.
- Alberto Moravia

 

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

I hate vacations.
If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
- Philip Johnson

In life you are given two ends;
one to think with and the other to sit on.
Your success in life depends on which end you use most.
Heads you win, tails you lose.
- Conrad Burns

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

I sit on my duff, smoke cigarettes and watch TV.
I'm not exactly a poster girl for healthy living.
- Lexa Doig

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure
is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austen

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

We must not sit still and look for miracles;
up and doing,
and the Lord will be with thee.
Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus,
will do anything.
- George Eliot

And the woman who could win the respect of man was
often the woman who could knock him down with her bare
fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.
- Agnes Smedley

It isn't false modesty when I say this,
but although I am supposed to be a famous person it
doesn't mean anything to me.
I just sit at home and work.
- Gyorgy Legeti

There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
- Ernest Hemingway

Everybody thinks I'm, like, a bad boy.
I've had my day, but I just sit at home and play the blues mostly.
- Brad Renfro

If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.
- Rob Corddry

It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go,
I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino,
all the great actors that I've worked with...
Sir Ben Kingsley.
- Aaron Eckhart

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible
for most of your trouble,
you wouldn't sit for a month.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The planned sit-down reception is an artificial forum
where one is presented with a limited number of persons
with whom he can hold a conversation.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I want them to listen to me for what I am saying.
And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits,
and like, sit and burp every now and then.
- Michelle Rodriguez

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run -
sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.
- Helen Rowland

I'm just a lazy boy.
I'd rather sit in my recliner and act.
- John Goodman

I think I'm being friendly with someone and I'll sit in their lap.
They think I'm flirting with them.
- Kylie Minogue

Any committee that is the slightest use is composed
of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for
a second longer than they have to.
- Katharine Whitehorn

I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis' birthday.
Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium
and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days.
- Otis Blackwell

My friends tend to be writers.
I think writers and painters are really all the same-we just sit in our rooms.
- Howard Hodgkin

I do not have time to sit down and regret anything
although sometimes I wish I had been able to see more
of my parents while they were alive and have done more for them.
- Roger Moore

A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company.
We don't isolate the family.
We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom,
dad, you go sit on the bench.'
- Michael Eisner

The body is a house of many windows:
there we all sit,
showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I don't have a plan for a story when I sit down to write.
I would get quite bored carrying it out.
- Michael Ondaatje

I don't want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie.
I'd rather have an action or a comedy.
- Noah Hathaway

I can't sit around and wait for the telephone to ring.
- Tony Curtis

You've got to work.
You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes,
rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
- Sam Mendes

Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead,
almost.
I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane.
It gets boring.
- Jeffrey Bernard

I love chapbooks.
They're in some ways the ideal form in which to publish and read poems.
You can read 19 poems in a way you can't sit down and
read 60 to 70 pages of poems.
- Robert Morgan

Sometimes, I sit down to sketch at the unearthly hour of 3 in the morning!
- Nafisa Joseph

My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
- Dick Dale

There's no hope of me becoming completely relaxed on stage.
If I did, I'd sit down and doze off.
- Robert Smith

If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still.
Take the idea and rock it to and fro.
Keep some of it and throw some away,
and it will renew itself.
You need do no more.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I believe in love, but I don't sit around waiting for it.
I buy houses.
- Renee Zellweger

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old,
and that I know.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you don't move to protect copyright,
if you don't move to protect our children,
it's not going to sit well.
- Barbara Boxer

You don't sit down and write a wish list about the
person you are going to fall violently in love with.
It just doesn't work like that.
- Stephen Fry

Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for
one that might not float,
he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day.
- Lord Beaverbrook

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
- William O. Douglas

I honestly if I get a vacation I'm gonna go and sit
on my couch in New York cause that's the one place
I haven't been for a very long time.
- Matt Damon

And the thing that I always tried to do with important
singers when I met them was to sit down and record everything they knew,
give them a first real run-through of their art.
- Alan Lomax

I slide my arm from under the sleeper's head and it is numb,
full of swarming pins, on the tip of each,
waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit.
- Wislawa Szymborska

I'm thinking of going to programming school.
Learn how to sit down at any computer and learn to do anything on it.
That's all I have left and have interest in.
- Marc Wallice

When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice.
- Sarah Vaughan

From where I sit now, I like the looks of tomorrow.
- Johnny Olson

I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world.
- Matthew Henson

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

Sit down and read.
Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.
- Mary Harris Jones


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