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J. F. Powers Quotes and Sayings

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He suddenly found himself on the precipice of utility.
- J. F. Powers

I have the ability to create and be in touch with God.
I can't change bread and wine into body and blood,
but I can take the scum or the slime of the earth and
make it into a man or woman.
- J. F. Powers

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

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

 

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other times, you're doing some piece of work and suddenly
you get feedback that tells you that you have touched
something that is very alive in the cosmos.
- Leonard Nimoy

Everything can change at any moment,
suddenly and forever.
- Paul Auster

We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training
a lot of young men in the art of navigation.
- Clyde Tombaugh

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

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

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'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

We all want what's been suddenly disallowed.
- Charles Olson

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

Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that
they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government
as to what atomic bombs can do.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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

Suddenly you're like a pirate, you're 65 years old
and you've got an earring.
- Fred Willard

Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround
myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
- Sylvester Stallone

Whenever the people are for gay marriage or medical
marijuana or assisted suicide,
suddenly the "will of the people" goes out the window.
- Bill Maher

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

The children despise their parents until the age of 40,
when they suddenly become just like them thus preserving the system.
- Quentin Crewe

I just couldn't go back to Suddenly Susan after David Strickland's suicide.
I didn't see how we could make the show light and funny any more.
- Judd Nelson

Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the
elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized,
there are more of us than there are of them.
- Newt Gingrich

Suddenly I had a contract and I was earning lots of money.
- Diane Cilento

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

The revolution came so suddenly, and in a way so utterly
different from what we expected.
- Herman Gorter

Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll;
women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly
they're angry and militant.
- Ani DiFranco

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

Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation,
suddenly paled and sickened.
- Fritz Kreisler

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

That is what learning is.
You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life,
but in a new way.
- Doris Lessing

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

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

I never got good at predicting what millions of people
will suddenly decide is rational.
- Larry Niven

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

You know, just because you're a blonde type doesn't
mean you can't suddenly do serious parts.
- Cleo Moore

Young Jimmy Dean fell off the world as suddenly as he had come.
- Mercedes McCambridge

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 Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus,
and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series,
where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship.
- Gregory Harrison

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 truly don't know why it was ended,
though.
It was suddenly decided that that would be it.
They never said particularly why, because they were cut off in their prime.
- Derek Jacobi

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

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

'Suddenly Susan' is my life.
- Brooke Shields

You can never fully put your finger on the reason why you're suddenly,
inexplicably compelled to explore one life as opposed to another.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

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

I am not that concerned that innovation in some large
scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one
part of the world to another.
- Craig Mundie

There are those moments when you shake someone's hand,
have a conversation with someone, and suddenly your
all bound together because you share your humanity in one simple moment.
- Ralph Fiennes

It is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance,
women will suddenly do as they have been done by.
- Eva Figes

If you stick around long enough, people start referring to you as a survivor.
Suddenly I found myself on the receiving end of several prestigious awards.
- Martha Reeves

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

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

A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent
downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market.
- Ron Chernow

I was wildly out of style when that television theme
song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten.
It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
- John Sebastian

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

Yeah, but now suddenly - you know, universities are
notoriously market oriented,
too.
- Jim Harrison

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

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which
He has inflicted upon men,
He would kill Himself.
- Alexandre Dumas

Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
- Edvard Grieg

The most frustrating thing for me as a singer is that
people have pinpointed me as an actress who suddenly
woke up one day and decided that I wanted to sing.
- Marla Sokoloff

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran


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