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Humphrey Carpenter Quotes and Sayings

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The nice thing about being a writer is that you can
make magic happen without learning tricks.
- Humphrey Carpenter

Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
- Humphrey Carpenter

I can write, He floated up to the ceiling,
and a baby rabbit came out of his pocket,
grew wings, and flew away.
And you will believe that it really happened.
That's magic, isn't it?
- Humphrey Carpenter

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

 

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody
celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
- Gloria Stuart

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Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

A person who is nice to you,
but rude to the waiter,
is not a nice person.
- Dave Barry

I cried on my 18th birthday.
I thought 17 was such a nice age.
You're young enough to get away with things,
but you're old enough, too.
- Liv Tyler

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small,
so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
- Marjorie Holmes

Well, I needed the work - that's the honest answer.
I haven't worked for a while, a couple of years.
So I thought it would be nice to get back to work and earn some money.
- Gary Oldman

For the most part our grassroots members are serious,
nice, tolerant people.
- Francis Maude

I look forward to another good year next year.
It would be nice to win, too.
- Greg Maddux

The cybermen are good monsters, I think.
My earliest memories are of the cybermen from when
I used to watch when I was younger.
It's nice to have them back.
- Sarah Sutton

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to
see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning
once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.
- Cat Stevens

It was nice to make things right, and I went to prom
and actually had a good time in the TV world -
the real world wasn't so much fun.
- Nicholas Brendon

No matter how nice the company one might be with,
however, it is never pleasant to have a rifle pointed at one's back.
- Meg Cabot

At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know.
Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
- Muhammad Ali

We lived in the bowels of New York City.
It was a struggle just to survive.
This nice suburban kid hadn't had to do much of that before.
- Peter Bergman

I used to spend most of my time straining to be a nice
guy so people would like me.
- Elia Kazan

I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt,
or a van Gogh.
- Dick Bruna

Nice guys finish last.
- Leo Durocher

We all like stories that make us cry.
It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about.
- Anne Sullivan

I am going to hold serve the majority of the time.
It is nice to have a little time to return serve.
- Pete Sampras

What was a really private and nice relationship was
judged and made to be something ugly.
- Marla Maples

The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
- Alexander Pope

Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job.
It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about,
but writing is what you are doing.
- Virgil Thomson

I didn't want to be famous.
I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting.
- David McCallum

I like the level of fame that I have.
You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes,
but fame isn't something that I find comfortable.
- Aidan Quinn

The nice thing about the world that I've been able
to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom.
Not all artists really get that.
- Brad Paisley

I mean, I'm in a band, we're reasonably successful,
I've got a very nice suit - I'm not even a bad person-
so why can't I get a shag?
- Colin Greenwood

Nice, the club where I started my career in 1983,
want me to see out my playing days there.
- David Ginola

I went to the store and bought lady fingers,
when I got home I noticed one of the fingers was missing
so I went back to the store and the manager was nice
enough to give me the finger.
- Jay London

If you are nice, and keep your promise,
we will be in paradise.
- Camille Claudel

One of the nice things about the Senior Tour is that
we can take a cart and cooler.
If your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic.
- Lee Trevino

Yes, I do get recognized in public.
It's pretty nice.
- Aisha Tyler

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody,
come sit next to me.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

It was quite nice meeting up because we went through
a lot together and we haven't really seen each much
other to communicate one to one for quite a long time.
- Graham Coxon

A lot of people like to run in plays because it's a nice,
steady job.
- Jackie Cooper

If you want your children to improve,
let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
- Haim Ginott

People would be shocked to know...
that despite the nature of my TV character,
I am actually a nice guy.
- James Lafferty

There were a few 6th form girls that I got with when I was I the 6th form,
they were really nice, so that was cool.
- Charlie Simpson

For the most part this is a place to find down-to-earth
advice on everyday cooking,
eating, food shopping, cooking equipment,
and nice things to put on your table.
- Arthur Schwartz

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
- Duke Ellington

The quality of the writing, really.
Simple as that.
Beautiful words.
It's very nice as a singer to do great songs,
which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.
- Bryan Ferry

It's kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans,
because you can achieve a lot of success and be a creep too!
But we try to be nice, just normal people.
- Karen Carpenter

What is nice about country music today is that most
artists are not trying to do something everybody else is doing.
They really are trying to develop their own uniqueness.
- Bryan White

Beating up on the so-called elite media has a nice populist ring to it.
- Bill Keller

I'm not trying to find another thing that's wrong with me,
but I'm such a nice person, and I have a couple of
drinks and I'm really good fun and then I'm really not fun.
- Tracey Emin

If nice guys finish last, then great guys come in right after them.
- Edward Dyer

You hope for the best, but it's really OK if you don't win.
They say it's just nice to be nominated,
and it really is.
- Tyler Christopher

The people on Baywatch were about as nice a group of
people as I had ever worked with.
- Michael Bergin

I'm a grandmother with dogs and nice friends here in the Rocky mountains.
Ever see the movie A River Runs Through It? That's where I live.
It's beautiful, no two ways about it.
- Margot Kidder

I think it would be nice to sell 15 million albums as a solo artist.
I'd have to deal with all the repercussions of that,
but that wouldn't be too bad.
- Glenn Frey

I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years,
and have a nice life.
Inane things don't interest me.
- Geezer Butler

I interviewed Johnny Knoxville once.
I was kind of scared to interview him because I thought he might be a real jerk,
but he was really nice, and I ripped his chest hair out.
- Rachel Perry

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are
constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
- George Will

I'm a nice, happily married wife and mom and I live in Connecticut.
- Christine Baranski

Blank House was exactly a nice empty sheet where nothing
was accountable because you were so naughty that you were in Blank House.
- Diane Cilento

Partly because I get such astonishingly nice fans.
- Neil Gaiman

Well, this would be nice if it worked out,
but I'm not selling the farm.
- Jill Clayburgh

Well I'm getting happier all the time,
which is very nice.
- Ringo Starr

If you live long enough, lots of nice things happen.
- George Halas

When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man?
- Edith Evans

Germans make nice cars.
- Jason Behr

Shiva danced the world into existence...
that's a very nice thought.
- Michael Tippett

It's nice to know that people appreciate and respect you.
- Marcel Carne

There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs
the right person in the right place at the right time.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

It was nice, though, to have the long term benefit
to be able to pare away those things and eventually
make the character my own and put my own unique stamp.
- Michael Shanks


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