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Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so
by Abraham Polonsky

Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so
our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession.
But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal.
D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?
- Abraham Polonsky

If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.
- Abraham Polonsky

Do you know what it's like to love and be alone?
- Abraham Polonsky

A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up,
that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing
left to celebrate but the dead.
- Abraham Polonsky

 

Money has no moral opinions.
- Abraham Polonsky

You must never throw away things that are worth good money.
- Abraham Polonsky

A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember
what he shouldn't have said.
- Abraham Polonsky

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I'll give you my answer calmly and sensibly,
my final answer.
My final answer is finally no.
The answer is no!
Absolutely and finally no!
Finally and positively no!
No!
No!
No!
N - O!
- Abraham Polonsky

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

I got a perfect build for clothes.
I'm a twenty-eight dwarf.
- the movie Love and Death

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- Frederick Douglass

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
- Ambrose Bierce

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

There is a difference between twenty-nine and thirty.
When you are twenty-nine it can be the beginning of everything.
When you are thirty it can be the end of everything.
- Gertrude Stein

At twenty a man is full of fight and hope.
He wants to reform the world.
When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world,
but he know he can't.
- Rodney Dangerfield

For twenty years, Islamic Jihadists have been attacking
American interests around the world and we did not
take them seriously until September 11th,
2001.
- Zach Wamp

On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag,
or the owner would be dragged to a police station and
be fined twenty-five rubles.
- Mary Antin

Twenty-three is old.
It's almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s.
- Jessica Simpson

Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has
found its way back into society.
We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out
of business twenty years ago.
- Erma Bombeck

Leaving America is like losing twenty pounds and finding a new girlfriend.
- Phil Ochs

If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart;
if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!
- Kevin Spacey

It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son -
and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland

I did a twenty foot print and John Cage is involved
in that because he was the only person I knew in New
York who had a car and who would be willing to do this.
- Robert Rauschenberg

The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
- John Jay Chapman

I haven't killed anyone on television in years and years.
Must have been twenty something years.
- Gavin MacLeod

The first twenty shows at TV 23 were really a workshop.
- Joel Hodgson

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five
years without having a cross word suggests a lack of
spirit only to be admired in sheep.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

Many an article that I myself penned twenty years ago
impresses me now as something quite foreign to myself.
- Ernst Mach

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for
getting on twenty years now,
it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
- Anthony Holden

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty,
profession until sixty, at which age I would have him
retired on a double allowance.
- Thomas Moore

There have been a lot of changes in recruit training
in the past twenty years.
- R. Lee Ermey

I mean, I look at my dad.
He was twenty when he started having a family,
and he was always the coolest dad.
He did everything for his kids, and he never made us
feel like he was pressured.
I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
- Adam Sandler

My observation is that after one hundred and twenty
years of modernisation since the opening of the country,
present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.
- Kenzaburo Oe

We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy.
Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.
- Alice Paul

Life's too short to be a Go-Go for twenty years.
- Belinda Carlisle

Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined
to a twentieth-century bureaucracy.
- Charles W. Pickering

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years.
Yet during that same period, more and more women and
children have slipped into poverty.
- Robert Casey

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are
the longest half of your life.
- Robert Southey

I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying
to get noticed and break through,
because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live.
- John Fogerty

You got to get twenty-seven outs to win.
- Casey Stengel

I don't lose my temper often; about once every twenty years perhaps.
- Dirk Bogarde

At twenty-one, so many things appear solid,
permanent, untenable.
- Orson Welles

In twenty years, the Lottery has raised over $1.4 billion.
It has been run successfully and efficiently.
- Jane D. Hull

This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world:
that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty
hours will have elapsed since it was written.
- Anthony Trollope

When you get to be President, there are all those things,
the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes,
all those things.
You have to remember it isn't for you.
It's for the Presidency.
- Harry S. Truman

It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline,
and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had
been working on for twenty years.
- Jean M. Auel

You get fifteen democrats in a room,
and you get twenty opinions.
- Patrick Leahy

Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party
at my home for twenty-five men.
It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five
men I'd want to invite ta a party.
- Joan Crawford

Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting -
and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
- Billy Wilder

That guy in a twenty-five cent bleacher seat is as
much entitled to know a call as the guy in the boxes.
He can see my arm signal even if he can't hear my voice.
- Bill Klem

I quit smoking well over twenty years ago.
- Shelley Berman

I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what
it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years.
- Tracey Ullman

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty;
it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
- Coco Chanel

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one,
little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine,
what I now am.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

If I'm going to fly for more than twenty feet it's
generally a good idea to get a stunt guy.
- Joe Flanigan

So they ended up turning this little twenty eight page book into the movie.
And it's all about this stinky, smelly ogre who doesn't
care what anybody thinks of him.
- Mike Myers

I've spent the better part of the last twenty-five
years doing a lot of traveling.
- Joe Mantegna

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy,
and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
- Robert Frost

If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I've always been fascinated by numbers.
Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses.
In my mind, each of those houses had a number.
- Robert Indiana


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