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Nunnally Johnson Quotes and Sayings

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As soon as the harvest is in, you're a migrant worker.
Afterwards just a bum.
- Nunnally Johnson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein

As soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero,
he no longer is.
- George Carlin

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

A fool and his money are soon elected.
- Will Rogers

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I made my money by selling too soon.
- Bernard Baruch

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
- John Cage

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

Truth is by nature self-evident.
As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance
that surround it, it shines clear.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
- June Allyson

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

I kind of have a happy magnet.
I can't stand being depressed, so I work my ass off
to get out of it as soon as possible.
- Sarah McLachlan

Television won't be able to hold on to any market it
captures after the first six months.
People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
- Darryl F. Zanuck

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series,
but I really believe less is more.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Soon after I returned to private practice,
former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger called me one day.
- Fred F. Fielding

The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction)
is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
- Jacques Barzun

I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame
on their predecessors or who accept credit for events
that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure.
- Kathleen Parker

We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can.
We're in a race against time, until we run out of money.
- Jack Nicholson

I'm a very obsessive type.
If I do get into it, I'll soon be there 12 hours a day.
I just don't want to do that.
- Yoko Ono

Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her
favors by the shortness of their duration.
She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
- Baltasar Gracian

I had intended to have gone into Africa incognito.
But the fact that a white man, even an American,
was about to enter Africa was soon known all over Zanzibar.
- Henry Morton Stanley

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate
American help and idealism far more than French perfidy.
It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom -
never.
- Victor Davis Hanson

I had this instinct and I just knew it.
It was a very strange thing and as soon as I finished recording it,
we were all in the studio saying we have something really special here.
- Deborah Cox

A fool and her money are soon courted.
- Helen Rowland

Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence,
but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county
collected to drive them off,
after several stubborn fights.
- Cole Younger

When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in
movies I may have taken a few too soon,
too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make
another film and to succeed more.
- Dabney Coleman

One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law.
What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.
- Junius

In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative.
But as soon as I step out of that circle,
I get very quiet and introspective.
I don't want the spotlight on me.
- Rosie Perez

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past;
and we must respect the past,
remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
- George Santayana

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment
are cherished in the mind.
Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
- John Dryden

As long as you're green, you're growing.
As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.
- Ray Kroc

Mr. Darwin refers to the multitude of the individual of every species,
which, from one cause or another, perish either before,
or soon after attaining maturity.
- Richard Owen

Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
- Angela Carter

When you do a show five days a week and one night a week,
the way I was doing, you use up so much music every
day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

I hope somebody hits .400 soon.
Then people can start pestering that guy with questions
about the last guy to hit .400.
- Ted Williams

Go for Dr. Bowen as soon as you can.
I think father is hurt.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

I hope to actually get back to painting someday...
soon.
I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting.
- Max Cannon

You play a part, and as soon as a movie is over and the camera stops,
you go home and you're not really responsible for what you've done.
- Nastassja Kinski

Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid.
I want to do things that my daughter can see soon -
when she is old enough to know what a movie is.
- David Arquette

As soon as you get a certain amount of attention,
then everybody kinda wants to start taking pot shots at you.
All your old friends that supported you don't support you any more.
- John Zorn

It's not that I don't love the song.
My songs are like my children: some you want around
and some you want to send off to college as soon as possible.
- Bobby McFerrin

As soon as people see my face on a movie screen,
they knew two things: first, I'm not going to get the girl,
and second, I'll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.
- Lee Marvin

Yes, I am seeking a husband.
As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say,
It is not good for a woman to live alone.
- Anna Held

You just keep feeding hogwash to people,
and pretty soon they'll eat it.
- Holly Near

As soon as you start writing about how human beings
interact with each other socially,
you're into politics, aren't you?
- Jonathan Coe

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
- Zig Ziglar


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