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I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation,
by Abraham Pais

I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation,
until I came to the point when I could not write another word,
not even the next letter.
I went to bed.
Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again.
- Abraham Pais

One of the absolute rules I learned in the war was,
don't know anything you don't need to know,
because if you ever get caught they will get it out of you.
- Abraham Pais

The rule of the game was never assume that anybody,
however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture.
If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason,
I should move.
- Abraham Pais

Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance.
Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental
that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?
- Abraham Pais

 

Once I even took the train to Utrecht,
forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star,
this star which I still have.
Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends.
I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane.
- Abraham Pais

One of the things I learned, one of the strangest things,
is how to think.
There was nothing else to do.
I couldn't see people, or go for a walk in the forest.
All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot.
- Abraham Pais

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Life is unlimited.
Your world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
Money that is spent or given away returns multiplied.
The more love that is given, the more love returns.
The more a helping hand is given, the more hands
are strengthened and empowered to help.
We can help each other to all be winners.
We can all have food, and jobs, and love, and happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars.
- Jeff Gordon

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising
food as raising money to buy food.
- Frank Howard Clark

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars.
The rest I just squandered.
- George Best

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent,
those funds are well spent.
- Carl Karcher

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.
- George Burns

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee,
I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'.
- Danielle Berry

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself.
I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend',
and now I am happy being single.
- Penelope Cruz

The tax code is not the only area where the administration
is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear.
- Dennis Kucinich

But, having a perfume and license, in general,
is a financial necessity.
A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes
and all that sort of thing.
- Vivienne Westwood

Well, we have certainly produced great art before we did this.
In my view, there are any number of areas of government
which tax money should not be spent.
- Charlton Heston

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

I spent most of my high school years on movie sets
and I'd have like one teacher,
which was really bad.
- Devon Sawa

I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere.
- David Friedman

After the United States entered the war,
I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in
a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer.
- James Tobin

It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out.
After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life
trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.
- William Hurt

I've spent my life supporting myself.
- Ann Beattie

The happiest years of my mother's life were spent in Washington,
D.C.
It was where she met my father, where John was born
and where I spent my earliest years.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
- Christiane Amanpour

The time I spent thinking about how I was better than
somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude
was time I could put to better use.
- Charley Pride

I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography.
- June Foray

I think the reality is that, that money was probably badly spent.
- Alan Hansen

I deleted all the games from my computer.
I spent days trawling the Internet.
I started slowly.
- Mary Garden

I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously,
you know.
I believe in the idea of the rainbow.
And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.
- Judy Garland

We spent most of our life almost like street rats just
running around the street until we were ten years old.
- Quincy Jones

I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the
fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen.
- Jonathan Frakes

We've been back since July, but I spent some time with
the family in the south of France over the summer.
We rented a house with another couple and took it easy.
- Laura Innes

I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist,
which is what I always wanted to do anyhow.
- Claire Bloom

Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money,
and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle,
and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble.
- Paul Bremer

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived
so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
- Marcel Proust

I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great,
important men have quit to spend time with their families
who spent any more time with their family.
- Walter Cronkite

I spent most of my life locked in my bedroom,
miserable about my raging acne.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I spent time in, like, criminal courts,
and covering murder trials for papers.
- Kurt Loder

I've spent several years in Hollywood,
and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.
- Wilson Mizner

You have to starve the Beast.
That's one of the most important things about tax cuts.
If you leave the money in Washington,
it's going to be spent.
- Steve Chabot

According to the study, approximately 16.7 million U.S.
workers born in Latin America had a combined gross
income of $450 billion last year,
of which 93 percent was spent locally.
- Luis Gutierrez

My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative
tax on small businesses and family farms that,
in many cases, families have spent generations building.
- Todd Tiahrt

The first half of life is spent mainly in finding out
who we are through seeing ourselves in our interaction with others.
- June Singer

I've spent an awful lot of my time in the air.
I've had everything happen to me in a plane that could happen.
Except a crash.
- Brenda Lee

Half our life is spent trying to find something to
do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
- Will Rogers

We have spent quite a bit of time considering a good space game,
and I can't really say anything at this point,
but we are definitely still interested in that area.
- Will Wright

Summer is a promissory note signed in June,
its long days spent and gone before you know it,
and due to be repaid next January.
- Hal Borland

I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington,
from which I was graduated in 1931.
I spent the next year at Northwestern University.
- George Stigler

I've always walked and climbed; spent a lot of time
in the arctic and places.
- Robin Day

Then, there was Cary Grant.
He spent three hours a week in hospitals teaching nervous people how to eat jello.
- Red Buttons

It was an amazing performer.
Very temperamental, it spent a lot of time in its trailer.
- Tilda Swinton

Right now too much American time and resources are
spent dealing with situations caused by our dependence
on oil that we import from unstable countries.
- Dan Lipinski

I spent a lot of time between bars like this.
- Tammy Duckworth

Yes, hard is good.
When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on
my knees playing with balls.
I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher.
- Mike Piazza


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