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Ray Stevens Quotes and Sayings

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I'm a terrible trumpet player.
- Ray Stevens

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

 

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

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Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

The food at this place is really terrible ...
and such small portions.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Life is a gamble, at terrible odds -
if it was a bet you wouldn't take it.
- Tom Stoppard

I have some security that could protect me against
provocations but of course there are more terrible
actions that could not be stopped by any security.
- Garry Kasparov

You see that's what I think is such a terrible,
terrible betrayal, the trust that people have in government.
- Ralph Steadman

Whenever I get happy, I always have a terrible feeling.
- Roman Polanski

All strange and terrible events are welcome,
but comforts we despise.
- Cleopatra

When an actor asks you to read his script,
your heart sinks.
The number of scripts I've been given by actors that
are so unbelievably terrible!
- Richard Grant

Glorifying violence is terrible.
Simulating sex is nothing - it's something so impersonal really.
- Bo Derek

When I did have a little bit of commercial success,
it really didn't suit my temperament at all.
I'm a terrible public person.
- Juliana Hatfield

American history is longer, larger, more various,
more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.
- James A. Baldwin

White shall not neutralize the black,
nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so:
life's business being just the terrible choice.
- Robert Browning

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians
have to get hurt in wars,
otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy
way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
- Fred Woodworth

This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based.
All tactics that are not based on this are false,
and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat.
- Herman Gorter

Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God,
yes.
But they were all a product of their time,
and I did the best I could.
- Len Wein

Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is
supreme for some man and woman,
every hour the apotheosis of some passion!
- William McFee

There was a time when I was 19 when I really,
really, really thought I was going crazy.
I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.
- Winona Ryder

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event
in my career and the most terrible.
- Jim McKay

He's not the finest character that ever lived.
But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him.
So attention must be paid.
- Arthur Miller

And I don't think I'm giving away any secrets here,
but there are a lot of terrible scripts in this town.
- Frank Darabont

When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago,
I felt terrible for about six months.
The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity.
- James Taylor

I apologize for my terrible interview skills.
- Heath Ledger

When you have a good script you're almost in more trouble
than when you have a terrible script.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

I get terrible butterflies.
Before I go onstage, I'll have to freak out for five minutes.
I scream.
It seems to help!
- Josh Groban

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma,
a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own
mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
- Umberto Eco

As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
- Wallace Stevens

I think that every year that the New York City Ballet
is alive is worthy of celebration.
Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted.
- John Guare

It's a terrible thing to go through life thinking that
you have a rock on your side when you haven't.
- Maria Callas

We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible,
how doomed the present is.
- Iris Murdoch

For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances,
until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of
logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.
- John C. Ransom

It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself
in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
- Doris Lessing

I would never say somebody had to vote for anybody.
That would be terrible.
I haven't said that.
- Pat Robertson

Not much to be perfectly honest!
I thought The Phantom Menace was terrible,
except for the Pod Race.
- David Prowse

To outlive one's child is a terrible thing,
but to do so because your child has taken his or her life is horrible.
- Pierre Salinger

For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through,
they are going to face each other.
It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother
is that selfish and that terrible.
- Alison Lohman

I stop and look at traffic accidents.
I won't hang around, but when I hear something is terrible,
as bad as it is, I've gotta look at it.
- Norman Lear

I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also
feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to.
And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
- Jim Carrey

Terrible is the fight put up by the senses.
Fight bravely!
Conquer them you must.
- Swami Sivananda

I was a terrible English student.
- Leon Uris

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being
something helpless that wants help from us.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

It was a terrible day for baseball, it was a worse day for Congress.
- Fay Vincent

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about,
or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
- Jean Anouilh

The Israelis have suffered a great deal,
we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never
say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing.
- George Carey

I'm terrible with money, absolutely awful.
I'm always losing it.
- Ron Wood

There are three terrible ages of childhood -
1 to 10,
10 to 20, and 20 to 30.
- Cleveland Amory

The problem is you tend to look back and identify mistakes,
and as a consequence of feeling terrible about mistakes
you say you bungled this so bad,
let's get out of here.
- Bob Kerrey

The Clinton administration hated us,
and it was a terrible struggle with them.
I think that they felt if they didn't play,
they could strangle us in our crib.
- Brit Hume

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible,
for what I already possess.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon,
but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
- Angela Davis

The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly
established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I
vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion.
- Lytton Strachey

The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite
different from those of Russia.
Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there.
- Herman Gorter


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