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Peter Benchley Quotes and Sayings

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Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close
to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans,
and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
- Peter Benchley

I believe implicitly that every young man in the world
is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs.
- Peter Benchley

I don't believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything.
- Peter Benchley

I've never been hurt by a sea creature,
except for jellyfish and sea urchins.
- Peter Benchley

 

If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect,
man will become extinct.
- Peter Benchley

I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal.
- Peter Benchley

I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to the Internet.
- Peter Benchley

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I dive as much as I can.
- Peter Benchley

Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.
- Peter Benchley

Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks.
- Peter Benchley

Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides.
- Peter Benchley

Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time.
And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline.
- Peter Benchley

I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction,
so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
- Peter Benchley

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

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

This life is worth living, we can say,
since it is what we make it.
- William James

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

We've been together since the womb.
We met in the womb.
- Joel Madden

I've only been making records since 1991.
When you look at the long-standing careers of people like Joni,
it's not very long!
- Sheryl Crow

My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to
nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point.
And since I write pornography, naturally,
something of an obsession for me.
- Peter Sotos

God should not be called an individual substance,
since the principal of individuation is matter.
- Thomas Aquinas

Things are changing.
I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch
my wings as an actor dramatically,
but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
- Anthony Anderson

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you,
but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
- Martin Luther

Actually I have been singing since I was a kid.
- Gregory Harrison

Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he
could name countries and persons whom he gave money.
- Iyad Allawi

Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part.
- Michael Drayton

Be realistic and truthful - and tell Hong Kong businessmen
honestly that they should go for long-term investments
since it is unlikely money can be made in the short haul.
- Zhu Rongji

Fellow made me a $10 bet I couldn't quit,
and I haven't had a drink since.
At the time I needed the $10.
- Foster Brooks

Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal,
it can only be of value to minds that are not.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Ever since the first 'American Pie,' I've always been
happy to just have an opportunity,
I just didn't think it was going to be with comedies.
Now I really like it.
- Sean William Scott

I've been writing full-time since 1978.
- Alan Dean Foster

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

Thanks be to God.
Since my leaving the drinking of wine,
I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better,
and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
- Samuel Pepys

That is - the reason for that is that home prices are only going to go up.
Now, they've never gone down nationwide in our -
since we've been keeping track of this.
- Franklin Raines

Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories
are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.
- Chris Brown

Like, they know that I have a habit of rubbing my earlobes,
I've been doing it since I was two.
- Balthazar Getty

I really wanted to be born a woman.
It all started there.
A South American woman.
And I'm upset that I was born a white Jewish male.
I've been angry since.
- Fisher Stevens

And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching
development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race.
- Carter G. Woodson

It was hard to turn down the money since I didn't have a job,
but I didn't want to exploit my notoriety because I
knew the way I'd been living was wrong.
- Donna Rice

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties,
have been perpetually operating against each other
and against the federal head ever since the peace.
- Henry Knox

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell

I've been thinking about Jesus.
Don't you find it a bit strange that,
since He was living with His family and all,
He up and left them just when they needed him most?
- Edith Piaf

Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result,
since Iraq lacks democratic traditions.
Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections.
- Brent Scowcroft

I had been working early in my life in films -
since I was 11.
- Ajay Naidu

Human love has little regard for the truth.
It makes the truth relative, since nothing,
not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Life science research can be done on multiple platforms.
Since we have a very small number of people flying into space,
the more people you have, the better.
- Laurel Clark

I was running since I was 10.
Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought,
oh gosh she can really run, she's a natural.
- Cathy Freeman

Thinking that morality is all about commandments is
a relatively new way of thinking,
since the Reformation.
- Timothy Radcliffe


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