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Paul Graham Quotes and Sayings

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Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas.
It is no coincidence that technically inept business
types are known as 'suits'.
- Paul Graham

For the most ambitious young people,
the corporate ladder is obsolete.
- Paul Graham

Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap.
We don't have to explain ourselves for the most part.
- Paul Graham

A programming language is for thinking about programs,
not for expressing programs you've already thought of.
It should be a pencil, not a pen.
- Paul Graham

 

I suppose I should learn Lisp, but it seems so foreign.
- Paul Graham

We don't have to go that far to sell our beer because
our immediate accounts sell so much.
Places that sold 10 cases before, now they're selling 30.
- Paul Graham

Everyone by now presumably knows about the danger of premature optimization.
I think we should be just as worried about premature design -
designing too early what a program should do.
- Paul Graham

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I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

East Hampton happens to have been the first place in
the world where I was a star,
a real star with a star pasted above my name on the dressing-room door.
- Eva Gabor

Like at Halloween: I knew I'd arrived when I saw people
dressing up on Halloween as my character.
- Jane Badler

Well, I think mostly we're dressing for men.
- Jerry Hall

They're dressing like in the 50's when they come out to the shows,
and many of them have vintage cars.
- Wanda Jackson

I mean when you come into the set at 7:30 in the morning
and you come out of make-up and the first thing you know,
the ladies start coming into our dressing rooms at 7:45.
- Burt Ward

I can make dressing - or stuffing.
Y'all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there.
It's really good dressing.
That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.
- Edie Brickell

Making films is great.
You've got 100 people around and you're all dressing
up and making weird art-it's a fun group activity.
- Sean Lennon

There's room for the Gap, but the joy of dressing is an art.
- John Galliano

Dressing up.
People just don't do it anymore.
We have to change that.
- John Galliano

Spencer Tracy was a man who did very much what I do on a set,
and that is, he comes down and he does his job,
and then he goes back to his dressing room.
- William Shatner

I don't like sitting around in my dressing room very much.
It feels a lot like theater.
- Jill Clayburgh

I don't really like dressing up.
Some people probably think actresses dress up everywhere they go.
I'm in sweatpants half the time with my hair in a ponytail.
- Selena Gomez

I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes
are not dressing for other people,
that they're wearing what they like and what suits them.
It's not a status thing.
- Marc Jacobs

When you can't do something truly useful,
you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available,
like snappy dressing.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

I don't really do pranks any more.
I have a laugh in the dressing room here,
where it's safe, and the guys don't go to the papers
and tell them what I've done.
- Paul Gascoigne

I finally learned to love myself by dressing up as Geri Halliwell.
- Matt Lucas

We went on stage with the Jefferson Airplane,
Jim started singing with Grace Slick and hugging her.
Then he danced off the stage, went back into the dressing
room and passed out cold.
- Ray Manzarek

I like to help create team spirit in the dressing room.
I feel that I've got loads of love to give.
- Paul Gascoigne

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas.
I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came
backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.
- Norm Crosby

Dressing up as decrepit old ladies, and even decrepit young ladies,
was one of our staples.
- Graham Chapman

If you can't stand the heat in the dressing room,
get out of the kitchen.
- Terry Venables

I'm tired of the industry, tired of playing the whole game -
the dressing up,
the red carpet.
I hate talking about myself.
- Drea De Matteo

I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles
and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.
- Joan Collins

By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a
wonderful pair of clown dungarees,
which my Granny made.
- Kate Middleton

My dressing table was willed to me, with some of my furniture.
- Alicia Markova

I feel it's like being a kid and dressing up,
because that's what Baby Jane is.
- Millicent Martin

I don't believe in dressing up reality.
I don't believe in using makeup to make things look smoother.
- Lou Reed

There was a note on my dressing room table that said,
Call Neil Young.
- Carrie Snodgress

You know, if you're lucky enough to have two smash hit shows,
the traffic of the world goes through your dressing room.
- Carol Channing

When he realized who he'd pulled over,
the policeman shook his head in disbelief.
He told me of all people I should know better.
He gave me a real dressing down, but let me go.
- Dennis Franz

There are only three sins - causing pain,
causing fear, and causing anguish.
The rest is window dressing.
- Roger Caras

We've come a long way.
Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.
- Donna Karan

To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes,
drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits.
- Lorna Luft

Dressing is a way of life.
- Yves Saint Laurent

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
Same thing for my right wristband.
- Mary Lou Retton

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're
traveling from town to town.
I see the other players dressing different every day.
I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over.
I'm really embarrassed.
- Al Kaline

My first day at MGM they decided to bring this lion out,
male, and it was not the best time for him to see me.
All of a sudden he thought I was in heat and this lion
went into the dressing room,
which was just a trailer on the sound stage,
and went crazy.
- Kim Novak

The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later,
after sundown.
When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an
intermission of an hour or two for supper.
The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours.
- James Mooney

I remember going to Bob Preston's dressing room because I was losing a laugh -
as you do in a long run.
He said, 'Give me the script.
That's where you're going off the road.'
That's comedy.
It's never the line itself; it's in the foundation.
- Jeffrey Tambor

Once I'm at the arena with the guys in the dressing room,
and in the bus, and on the plane, I'm a player.
And I sit in the back with the players and I play cards
and try to take their money.
- Mario Lemieux

Acting is not about dressing up.
Acting is about stripping bare.
The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them
so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
- Glenda Jackson

You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think.
I'm focused on the youth of America.
I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores.
Because that's the message in the media.
- Stephen Baldwin

When we got with George, he didn't care what was happening.
He liked how crazy we were looking and dressing.
I kinda liked being with George more so at the time,
because George let us do what we wanted to do.
But I needed both lessons.
- Bootsy Collins

I'm into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy.
But the sexiest thing on a girl - when I see it I'm like,
oh my God - is these little tight boxers.
Don't get me wrong, g-strings are fine,
but those cover a little, to where it's just enough.
- Jensen Ackles

I wake up every morning and I feel like I'm juggling glass balls.
I live in Los Angeles, my business is run out of London,
and most evenings I'm cuddled up in front of Skype,
in my dressing gown, speaking with my studio in London.
I travel a lot, my team travel a lot,
but I wouldn't have it any other way.
- Victoria Beckham

Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most,
but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly.
In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.
- Jane Asher

I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me,
always dressing in like short mini skirts...
but then I start to discover myself.
So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones,
sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones.
- Bai Ling

And then, all of a sudden, you're like,
all that's great and fun, but Arthur Miller's in my dressing room.
This is the third night he's been here and he sits
in my dressing room for an hour after each show,
and talks to me for an hour.
So I'm pretty spoiled right now.
- Peter Krause

You know Hollywood is a weird and wonderful place,
I didn't know I Dream of Jeanie had been cancelled
after 5 years until I went back to go on the lot to
pick up some clothes and things I had in my dressing room.
- Larry Hagman

The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing
in the mud from the streets Those who have you,
o Liberty, do not know.
you.
Those who do not have you should not speak of you,
but win you.
- Jose Marti

I lay in my dressing room after being in make-up waiting to go on.
They knew I was feeling pretty rotten and they tried to give me time to rest.
But I couldn't sleep.
I couldn't do anything.
- Dick York

But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where,
like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys.
That was in itself something amazing -
I was on the same space these guys stood on,
ya know?
- Alan Vega

We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't
the best of it after all.
She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing,
and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door.
- Djuna Barnes

Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things,
like a mini landscape.
It's a city with buildings and towers and roads.
There's a pool and a little park.
When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
- Tony Curtis

Initially I probably didn't even call it acting,
but dressing up or something.
As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit,
so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world,
and it's a total imaginary world.
- Hugo Weaving

Men who are not given any voice in this because of
the secret nature of the courts,
what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously,
but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids.
- Bob Geldof

You take that walk from the dressing room to the ring
and that's when the real man comes out.
Then you climb up those four stairs and into the ring.
Then finally, you can't wait for the bell to ring.
- Gerry Cooney

There's a picture of Christopher and the real Ken Titus
and myself in my dressing room.
He's a great guy, by the way.
I just think the real Ken is just super.
And he's so happy for his son's success.
- Stacy Keach

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha


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