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Diosdado Macapagal Quotes and Sayings

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I have sat at the sumptuous tables of power,
but I have not run away with the silverware.
- Diosdado Macapagal

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14,
1973.
I just sat and stared at him.
- Loretta Lynn

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

 

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each
other only on such subjects as related to the Convent,
and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us.
- Maria Monk

The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
- Sarah Brown

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Slash sat me down at his house and said,
You've got to clean up your act.
You know you've gone too far when Slash is saying,
Look, you've got to get into rehab.
- Charlie Sheen

I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme.
To me, that's never been important.
- Len Wein

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night,
I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
- Bill Watterson

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down.
That's the thing about girls.
Every time they do something pretty...
you fall half in love with them, and then you never
know where the hell you are.
- J. D. Salinger

As Peter Bogdanovich would say of Paper Moon:
Ryan's wonderful in it,
and he sat there and watched the kid steal the picture.
- Tatum O'Neal

I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when
I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and
my mother and father sat there in shock.
- Hedy Lamarr

If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down
in the bus in Montgomery,
she'd still be standing.
- Mary Frances Berry

Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House,
in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name
transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?
- Robert Walpole

We went to - I guess it was a legitimate boiler room,
and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on
the phone with two people at once.
They call it double fisting.
- Giovanni Ribisi

Not a living thing was to be seen and the cottages
that sat huddled close to the ground remained fast shut;
the smoke from the chimneys alone still gave a sign of life.
- Stijn Streuvels

Some of the overflow audience actually sat on the stage.
- Benny Goodman

I got so I simply gagged everytime I sat before my desk to write an ad.
- Hart Crane

I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons
and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape.
I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
- Hermann Maier

Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and
he sat in on so many story conferences.
He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
- Vincente Minnelli

The terrorists that we are up against today do not
rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails.
They rely on couriers.
You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody.
- Oliver North

When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers,
his parents sat him down and explained their concerns.
If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same.
- Henry Winkler

Then we tried to come up with ideas for the sketches,
and then, when we actually shot the movie,
we really just sat down - never previewed the movie -
we just really winged it.
- Joel Hodgson

When I was growing up, there were just the three channels,
so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day.
Now there's been this explosion.
- Rory Bremner

On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who,
at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait,
and waiting died.
- Sam Ewing

I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy...
I hate camp, I don't enjoy dumb TV.
I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores.
- Joss Whedon

It feels like my job is to support people.
I support great artists.
When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair,
not the first chair.
- Nile Rodgers

I scored a 910 on my SAT.
I didn't care about education.
I don't know what I cared about.
- Skeet Ulrich

We sat around one night and thought that people are
going to look back and say,
I can't imagine there was a lot of excitement about HER going up!
- Christa McAuliffe

There was a chance for me to write one song for the
section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits.
At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
- Mac Davis

The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain,
upon my belly sat the sow of fear.
- Karl Shapiro

In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks.
She sat down in order that we all might stand up,
and the walls of segregation came down.
- Jesse Jackson

I became active in politics because I saw the possibility,
if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which
there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
- Helen Gahagan

Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor
and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles.
You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
- Christopher Eccleston

It was a lot of fun on the set.
I had the most fun making that movie out of all of them.
I'm sure if I sat and thought about it,
but none that I could think of offhand.
- Jason Mewes

A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
- e. e. cummings

Super Troopers is hilarious.
Everybody always thought we somehow -
we did Reno way,
way before any of us had seen Super Troopers.
It sat on the shelf for a couple years.
- Thomas Lennon

One night some short weeks ago, for the first time
in her not always happy life,
Marilyn Monroe's soul sat down alone to a quiet supper
from which it did not rise.
- Clifford Odets

We haven't sat down with Scott and Caroline and said,
Now you realize that there's X amount of pounds of thrust.
And this can happen and that can happen.
- Christa McAuliffe

We had a day off here yesterday and I just sat in my room and played.
- Leo Kottke

I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta.
I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors.
- Todd Barry

But let me tell you, this gender thing is history.
You're looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret
Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.
- George H. W. Bush

Well, I don't think that the SAT is a scam.
- Robert Sternberg

If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to
write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
- Barry Mann

There have been studies that clearly state that children
who are exposed to arts education at a young age will
in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.
- Marvin Hamlisch

Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday!
Here it was glorious, like full summer,
and I sat up with the window wide open,
listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes.
- Marie Corelli

Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.
- James Russell Lowell

Once, the parental bed collapsed because all the children sat on it at once.
- Diane Cilento

And at five o'clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson,
and I sat with my mouth open in the van.
I was stunned by the beauty of that country.
- Erika Slezak

I will be brief.
Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali,
who gave the world's shortest speech.
He said I will be so brief I have already finished,
and he sat down.
- Gene Fowler

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have
felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

For example, I wouldn't hesitate to sit somebody down if he wasn't performing,
even if he was the No.
1 player in the world.
I've been sat down before.
- Payne Stewart

Prayers were held in Assembly Hall.
We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers
sat up on the platform in armchairs,
facing us.
- Roald Dahl

I feel like we were married from the moment we sat down there.
- James Brolin

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War,
I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness
where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
- Patricia Cornwell

I was taken to concerts when I was six,
seven years old, and sat in a box throughout the whole evening.
- Kitty Carlisle

I think I'm telling the truth.
I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York,
and at that time he didn't know he was our coach and I didn't either.
- Bear Bryant

David wasn't thinking of being king when he was tending sheep;
he was just doing what God sat before him.
- John Fisher

Writing can be a very solitary business.
It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer.
It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
- Paul Kane

This is a big deal.
My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those
young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu
in the absence of a plan.
It broke our heart.
- Dick Armey

When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano.
I got so far and then lost interest.
Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.
- Otis Blackwell

I'd much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall,
instead of having to smile at people.
I'd rather have been a waitress.
Just gone round and stared at people.
- Jennifer Saunders

I'm still that little girl who lisped and sat in the
back of the car and threw vegetables at the back of
her head when we drove home from the market.
That never goes.
- Tracey Ullman

I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain,
Paul Newman, and Princess Grace.
- Christopher Atkins

There's many times this year I've sat back and thought,
I'm making a living from making things up.
It's the only skill I have so I've been really lucky.
- Colin Mochrie

I did that for 40 years or more.
I never had any writer's block.
I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter -
now,
computer - lit up a cigarette.
- Frederik Pohl

I just went to see too many movies and I sat in too
many dark matinees watching those old serials.
- Sam Elliott

He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul.
- David Lloyd George

You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong,
and you have to be inspired.
I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day,
and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke.
- Ed Harris

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure
what I wanted to do next.
So many things were changing in music and in culture,
so it seemed like a good time to step back.
- Beck


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