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It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
by George M. Humphrey

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

Related topics: Money

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.
- George M. Humphrey

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

We build buildings which are terribly restless.
And buildings don't go anywhere.
They shouldn't be restless.
- Minoru Yamasaki

 

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous
than myself who are terribly insecure.
- Barry Gibb

Be good to yourself.
Listen to your body, to your heart.
We're very hard on ourselves, and we're always feeling
like we're not doing enough.
It's a terribly hard job.
- Marcia Wallace

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There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated
by noise and gregariousness.
- George Steiner

A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.
- Suzanne Vega

Improvisation is terribly haphazard.
- Leo Ornstein

Well, it's not a pleasant experience.
And it's a terribly political process,
because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by,
you know, our adversaries in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

A show like Knots or any other show that can be called
a soap opera does terribly in syndication because if
you're a viewer and you miss a week you don't know what's going on.
- William Devane

But really I'm not terribly interested in what I eat.
- Jilly Cooper

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman,
because we are terribly strong, we know what we want
and we are not fragile enough.
- Shirley Bassey

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task,
since it consists principally in dealing with men.
- Joseph Conrad

Crime is terribly revealing.
Try and vary your methods as you will,
your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind,
and your soul is revealed by your actions.
- Agatha Christie

Hemingway is terribly limited.
His technique is good for short stories,
for people who meet once in a bar very late at night,
but do not enter into relations.
But not for the novel.
- W. H. Auden

The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered.
It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.
- John Templeton

Manhattan, though, was an entirely different ballgame
in a whole different kind of world,
with a man who was brilliant and at the same time terribly charismatic.
- Mariel Hemingway

I think it's dangerous to be optimistic.
Things could go terribly wrong virtually overnight.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I would be terribly disappointed if anything would
get in the way of my being cast in something,
or if performances were canceled.
It was a fix that I obviously needed.
- Trevor Nunn

I shall now proceed to my own experience,
which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep;
and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.
- Joanna Southcott

Life has become terribly insecure.
It's on the vortex of civil war.
It's difficult to know how America will bring it back
from the brink and build up good will.
- Jon Lee Anderson

West Side Story was terribly important because of the
style of the dancing and the gangs of New York.
- Vincente Minnelli

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle,
terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.
- Alvin Ailey

Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them -
did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
- Barbra Streisand

I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll.
Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing;
it makes you feel like an idiot.
- Manuel Puig

But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard
writing blind on computers.
The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow,
I'm so terribly slow using it.
- Jack Vance

It's not a terribly original thing to say,
but I love Raymond Carver.
For one thing, he's fun to read out loud.
- Ira Glass

For about the first ten years of my career,
I wasn't terribly motivated.
- Ron Silver

I had to audition for the part of Jnior,
and I wanted the role terribly because I knew it was a great character.
This guy is a wonderful, funny, mean old guy.
- Dominic Chianese

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

I only have three scenes and each is a turn and she
gets progressively drunker.
It's all terribly funny and its main challenge is that
it's so far away from what I usually do.
- Louise Jameson

You have to remember now, I was not being terribly
successful at going solo.
- John Sebastian

I don't think I could be terribly demanding even if I wanted to be.
- Stephanie Zimbalist

I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle,
but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.
- Catherine the Great

American films are terribly popular all over the world
and American movie stars are terribly important.
I don't know why.
- Vincente Minnelli

I don't take myself terribly seriously.
It's why I can be incredibly honest about my life.
- Mariel Hemingway

Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share
so little in common and who are lumped together as
minimalists are not terribly happy with.
- Ann Beattie

Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship.
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- William Westmoreland

It is like writing history with lightning and my only
regret is that it is all so terribly true.
- Woodrow Wilson

I'm not terribly fond of soapboxes.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
- Chaim Weizmann

I see so much more than I used to see.
The effect has been to depress and sadden and hurt me terribly.
- Zane Grey

I trained as a designer, so I'm always terribly keen
about what I'm going to look like.
- Judi Dench

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people,
and in my observation one of the things they are most
sensitive about is money.
- Robert Penn Warren

He really is terribly heavy going.
Like running up hill in roller skates.
- Alan Ayckbourn

A President doesn't have a terribly long time to talk
to people who are not really on the agenda.
- Erich Leinsdorf

The absurdist stuff wasn't terribly popular at the time I was doing it.
- Robert Sheckley

The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort,
had never been terribly pertinent.
- Aldrich Ames

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- William Westmoreland

There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.
- Wilson Mizner

Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas.
Or maybe art history.
I was thinking about psychology, then I got really
afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring.
- Claire Danes

Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes,
of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass.
It is terribly simple.
- Bill Shankly

All the rest of us - you and me and even the thousands
of soldiers behind the lines in Africa -
we want terribly yet only academically for the war to get over.
- Ernie Pyle

A child who does not play is not a child,
but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child
who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.
- Pablo Neruda

These rejections hurt me terribly because I felt it
was my life that was being rejected.
- Edmund White

I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that.
- Vincente Minnelli

I don't have a warm personal enemy left.
They've all died off.
I miss them terribly because they helped define me.
- Clare Boothe Luce

While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work,
I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work.
But I would think that's true about many of us.
- Thom Gunn

I realized immediately that this was a terribly important discovery,
but I didn't realize how important it would be until
we had spent a lot of time in the laboratory studying it.
- Donald Johanson

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
- Ben Shahn

Yes, this is Mango himself.
Listen I'm terribly busy and don't have time for a
phone interview right now.
- Chris Kattan

God, I am afraid he won't give me his answer today.
If only somebody would help me - it is all so terribly depressing.
- Eva Braun

These are really terribly rough times,
and we really should try to be as nice to each other as possible.
- Lou Reed

I thought Nixon was getting ganged up on,
but when I heard the tapes, I was shocked and terribly saddened.
- Walter Annenberg

I felt like a loser.
I was unhappy as a child most of the time.
We were terribly poor and I hated my size.
- Don Knotts

Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
- Milton Berle

If rock-and-roll is well done, there's nothing so terribly
wrong with that kind of music.
But the lyrics are another story.
- Kate Smith

A country so rich that it can send people to the moon
still has hundreds of thousands of its citizens who can't read.
That's terribly troubling to me.
- Charles Kuralt

I'm terribly attention-seeking.
It's very different once you get all this attention,
though.
Because then you want to control it.
And you can't exactly.
- David Walliams


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