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Billy Ocean Quotes and Sayings

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Suddenly life has new meaning to me,
there's beauty up above and things we never take notice of,
you wake up suddenly you're in love.
- Billy Ocean

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

 

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
- Elbert Hubbard

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth,
the air and you.
- Langston Hughes

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson

How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster
culture? I saw it this morning on campus.
When did the black community say we should all look like criminals?
- Tim Reid

Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and
I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
- Peter O'Toole

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present.
Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
- Bill Watterson

We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the
left jump up and put their hands in the air;
then you play Lost Cause and they're like,
I don't know about this one.
- Beck

My security comes from my senses, my sensing the direction
I should go and suddenly I felt out of tune,
out of step with what other people wanted or what other people expected of me.
- Kim Novak

Television news is like a lightning flash.
It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it,
leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
- Hodding Carter

Well they do have a use, but we should never believe
that any international conference is going to suddenly
solve problems like the condition of the global environment.
- Maurice Strong

Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love,
and I'll try to put the right words to it for years.
Suddenly something comes to me that works just right.
- Alex Chilton

The real composer thinks about his work the whole time;
he is not always conscious of this,
but he is aware of it later when he suddenly knows what he will do.
- Igor Stravinsky

Since the intervention in Afghanistan,
we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions,
we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.
- Jurgen Habermas

Al Qaeda is still a threat.
We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein
Obama got elected as president,
suddenly everything is going to be OK.
- Barack Obama

When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like
a very risky proposition and all my friends were going
to law school or med school or Wall Street.
- Wentworth Miller

Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media.
But the Interne is making an end run around talk radio.
Suddenly we're faced with an information age.
- Pete du Pont

A show is like having a climax.
It's like having an incredible, natural climax.
And then suddenly it's all finished,
and you don't know what to do next.
- Rod Stewart

Suddenly, you are very much in the present,
and you learn it's really the place where you should always live.
- Julie Walters

Then came the hostage crisis during which Carter did
nothing to rattle the ayatollahs who hung tough until
Ronald Reagan was inaugurated,
when they suddenly backed down.
- Alexander Haig

It's the equivalent of putting on the brakes suddenly while driving uphill.
- John Gunther

There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic,
that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation,
which has suddenly discovered that it will have to
provide for its own retirement.
- Ron Chernow

I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer,
so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch
of marines is quite attractive,
and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
- Rosamund Pike

In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
- Carl Spitteler

So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly
being appreciated by the Western media;
especially France was very good,
and Switzerland was very good.
- Milos Forman

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment
and it seems that the French directors have woken up
one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
- Wim Wenders

Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then,
suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow?
- Jackie Kennedy

I had some eyeglasses.
I was walking down the street when suddenly the prescription ran out.
- Steven Wright

The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets,
because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth
much less money than it was before.
- Ron Chernow

I suddenly find out that I'm 60, and I get shocked by the number,
because I feel like I'm 20.
- Ursula Andress

Suddenly in the end when it's over, you feel a big
weight on your shoulders.
That's the role of the captain.
Unfortunately, it's sometimes like that in sport.
- Guy Forget

What if we all suddenly get carried away thinking -
who will be left to act?
- Andrei Platonov

After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found
ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods,
and with appetites the gods might have envied.
- Ernest Shackleton

There are moments when a man's imagination,
so easily subdued to what it lives in,
suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the
long windings of destiny.
- Edith Wharton

You go to a theater now and you literally see parents
watching the movie and they suddenly cover their kid's ears.
I figured I'd make one movie where they didn't have to do this.
- Garry Marshall

I don't want to be the center of attention.
My posture has changed.
I walk with my head down and shoulders slumped.
Suddenly I carry myself as if I'm ashamed of something.
- Randy Harrison

Coffee on an airplane always smells bad.
Whenever it is served, suddenly the whole cabin stinks of it.
- Jonathan Carroll

I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire
to become a minister transformed itself into a wish
to lead the more militant life of missionary,
by a slow process or suddenly.
- Pierre Loti

There are times in show business when you work so much
you think you will pop your cork,
and then suddenly you can't find any work.
- Martha Reeves

I was a boy, suddenly treated like the men and expected to act like them.
- Robbie Fowler

I could always flip between emotions and be available
to suddenly do something new.
I think it's a part of playing, and you hang onto it when you're a kid.
- Dominic Monaghan

If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good,
you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis.
- Doug Coupland

I was dying but suddenly had a second chance at living.
- Shelley Fabares

Then suddenly something just kicked me.
I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different
atmosphere than you normally are.
My immediate reaction was to back off,
slow down.
- Ayrton Senna

With Maurice suddenly going, I realised...
I think I've matured.
I don't take things lightly any more.
- Robin Gibb

I got tackled once in a movie theater.
I was with my mom and brother, and then suddenly I
got hit from behind and sort of sprawled out on the candy counter.
- Scott Wolf

The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl
to suddenly you blossom into a woman.
You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot.
- Liv Tyler

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

I often meet adults in their 30s, 40s,
or 50s who, as soon as they recognize me,
suddenly become six years old again.
- Clayton Moore

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and
then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
- Matt Groening

I don't enjoy the boo scare when you're watching a
movie and then suddenly there's a big shark on the screen.
The only thing they're doing is catching you off guard.
- Sergio Aragones

Well, it really describes what it feels like to be
a normal person whose boss and friend suddenly runs for the president,
and then becomes the president.
- Karen Hughes

Suddenly, I realised: this was what I wanted to do.
I didn't know how to do it; I just knew acting felt right.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't
really suddenly give someone gray hair.
- Alison Bechdel

I never wanted to be an anchor for 25 years,
and suddenly I wanted to be one.
- John Stossel

Very quickly, without really looking back or trying,
I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.
- Diane Cilento

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously.
I was driving it by a kind of instinct,
only I was in a different dimension.
- Ayrton Senna

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted;
and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
- Joseph Addison

Columbia Law School men were being drafted,
and suddenly women who had done well in college were
considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
- Constance Baker Motley

You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly
you're not 'professional' any more.
- Jeff Foxworthy


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