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William Lyons Quotes and Sayings

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I am pleased to be considered a 'denier' in this cause
if this puts me in the class with those who defied
prevailing 'scientific consensus' that the earth was
flat and that the earth was the not the center of the universe.
- William Lyons

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper
is that your guests are so pleased
to feel how very much better they are.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you're drowning, you don't say,
"I would be incredibly pleased if someone
would have the foresight to notice
me drowning and come and help me,"
you just scream.
- John Lennon

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

I am pleased that Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla Parker
Bowles have decided to take this important step.
- Rowan Williams

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable,
without making it also ridiculous.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him,
so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth.
He that follows this rule may be old in body,
but can never be so in mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Witticism.
A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted;
what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
- Ambrose Bierce

I think it's doing very well.
I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors.
I think this will help.
- Jack Kilby

If you like your brother and he's prospering,
you'll be pleased for him.
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle,
tickled with a straw.
- Alexander Pope

Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise,
hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
- Cullen Hightower

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
- Henry Van Dyke

I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs,
but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect.
- Graham Nash

I'm pleased the committee recommended no action,
as I know I did nothing wrong.
- Karen McCarthy

I am pleased that the President has signed an Executive
Order this week requiring federal agencies to disclose
information about prices and quality of healthcare services.
- Timothy Murphy

I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt,
as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased,
from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence.
- Sarah Fielding

At the end of the day I'm pleased with the site I created.
- Benjamin Cohen

We have been so pleased with the response to our unique
schools in the Nashville area,
and we are confident that other areas will embrace our concept,
as well.
- Scott Thompson

I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family.
It's a relationship that makes sense to me.
I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans.
- Wentworth Miller

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset
Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
- Gloria Swanson

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.
- Helen Rowland

You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and
things going horribly wrong -
it went really,
really well and I was really pleased when she said yes.
- Prince William

I'm always pleased when people respond to the work.
- Edward James Olmos

Because my father was often absent on naval duty,
my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
- John James Audubon

All of us who are convinced that our military needs
all the support the government and public will provide
are pleased that he will have his chance to do just that.
- Alex Morrison

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.
- John Henry Carver

I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing
and he's off to a terrific start.
- John Engler

I would love it if every talk show let me say whatever I pleased.
- Chris Bell

I was scared I was going to have some weird shape to
my head and I was pleased that I didn't.
- Edward Furlong

I'm pleased with my life, with the journey.
- Tina Turner

If we take care of the customers and associates and grow the business,
Wall Street will be pleased.
- Lee Scott

For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power,
to create man after his own image.
- George Whitefield

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

The bank told us we ought to sell this house to pay off our overdraft.
Riders saved the day.
I was so pleased when it got to number one,
I went all around the fields crying and crying.
- Jilly Cooper

If anyone ever asked me what I had to complain about
it would not have taken long to tell them.
Maybe I was just easily pleased.
- Len G. Murray

I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need
for legislation dealing with the chemical sector.
In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous.
- Susan Collins

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray;
Who can tread sure on the smooth,
slippery way: Pleased with the surface,
we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
- John Dryden

It looks like business, and people are much pleased.
- William Cameron Forbes

I am pleased to tell you that he is finally getting
some rest and is regaining his appetite as well.
- LaToya Jackson

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death,
since it comes from the hand of the same master.
- Michelangelo

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders
have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle
East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
- Alcee Hastings

You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the national anthem,
though of course I would defend your right to remain
seated should you so decide.
- Ira Glasser

I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist,
it's part of who I am.
- Michael Jackson

He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better.
America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I must say I am not pleased to have to arrange the
Senate schedule around the availability of Senators
who are running for President.
- Arlen Specter

I'm very pleased to be here.
Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere.
- George Burns

I enjoyed working with Peter, I was very pleased when
I heard he was going to be the Doctor.
- Sarah Sutton

I'm rather pleased with the new manuals.
I see Inform now as a gauche young adult,
having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.
- Graham Nelson

Truth will flourish in fantasy, only to wither and
die in what you are pleased to call reality.
- Bernard Schubert

Pray God in the bowels of his mercy to send you his Holy Spirit;
for he hath given you his great gift of utterance,
if it pleased him also to open the eyes of your heart.
- Jane Grey

As I have said many times - my father was a great fan
of Bill Dickey's and he certainly loved the Yankees.
I hope that he would be pleased.
- George Steinbrenner

Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God
to give to man to relieve his sufferings,
none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
- Thomas Sydenham

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write.
I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given,
and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry -
still.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years.
This has been an amazing journey.
I hope it continues.
- Keanu Reeves

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man,
studious of change, And pleased with novelty,
might be indulged.
- William Cowper

Mathematics was hard, dull work.
Geography pleased me more.
For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
- John James Audubon

God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power
and to work out his ends within these limits.
- William S. Paley

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort,
some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased
with the effect he produces on other people.
- Max Beerbohm

I'm always pleased with my work.
Absolutely.
- Tom Jenkinson

We're very pleased to be on a show which is known and loved around the world.
- Harry Shearer

I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all.
I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but
I don't like what they've done to it.
- Roger Daltrey

When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with.
And when they changed the whole aspect of it,
I just totally lost interest.
- Alonzo Mourning

I am pleased with the direction we are moving in.
- Jim Nussle

If God is pleased in making you sick and unhappy,
I hate God.
- Ernestine L. Rose

I was quite pleased that Prince Philip didn't say anything like,
I hate queers!
He was quite well behaved.
- Allan Carr

No, I was pleased that it is possible for somebody
who makes full disclosure as I've done,
not only of the contributors, but also how the money is spent.
- Bill Scott

It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched
feel to the country and I could work as I pleased.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
- William Hazlitt


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