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John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

Related topics: Death

A lifelong friend is someone
you haven't borrowed money from yet.
- Anonymous

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell.
He has borrowed his authority from death.
- Walter Benjamin

 

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances,
when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
- Horace Walpole

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels;
you must have some of your own.
- John Wanamaker

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the
world is not given by his fathers,
but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon

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The unique danger today is the possibility that we
may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of
relying too heavily on borrowed money.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also
has lent itself to other genres of music.
- Herbie Hancock

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must
be content with borrowed postures,
secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
- Warren G. Bennis

About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money
and rented a remote recording truck.
- Johnny Rivers

My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened,
learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
- Boz Scaggs

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
The most original writers borrowed one from another.
- Voltaire

My first student film was Orientation,
which was basically the set-up for Animal House.
There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed in some form.
- Ivan Reitman

I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to
play because I wanted to write songs.
- Adrian Belew

Of late years (perhaps as a result of our political
changes) art has borrowed from history more than ever.
- Alfred de Vigny

Let your children be as so many flowers,
borrowed from God.
If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
- Samuel Rutherford

I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends.
- Ronnie Montrose

These rovers are living on borrowed time.
We're so past warranty on them.
You try to push them hard every day because we're living day to day.
- Steven Squyres

World records are only borrowed.
- Sebastian Coe

To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country,
to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed
from the Western nomenclature,
and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying
knowledge to the great mass of the population.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The ideas I stand for are not mine.
I borrowed them from Socrates.
I swiped them from Chesterfield.
I stole them from Jesus.
And I put them in a book.
If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
- Dale Carnegie

I want to share with the American people that President
Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have
borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations.
That is selling our country to other nations because
of the spending that is going on.
- Kendrick Meek

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war;
no nation has ever borrowed largely for education...
no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
- Abraham Flexner

We borrowed money, it helped us with bonds and what not,
and the Federal Government backed it,
but it was a guarantee, it was not a grant.
And we not only paid it off, but we paid it off ahead of time.
- David Dinkins

It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema,
not just business.
John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and
did movies with his own money.
You're either courageous or not.
You have to find a way.
- Ben Gazzara

If you had asked people in 1929, 'Here is what is about to happen.
How much would you pay to avoid the Great Depression
from occurring?' The answer is they would have paid a lot.
They would have borrowed money if it could be used
to prevent the Great Depression.
- Austan Goolsbee

I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133.
I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed
some power from the President and made him sign a number
of decrees and give me enough power to create a system
capable of handling crisis situations.
- Aleksandr Lebed

Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts,
but not with borrowed money.
And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years
is spending programs with borrowed money,
tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the
day that proves disastrous.
And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
- Alan Greenspan

I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom
for the summons that will inevitably come.
And then - I go on to the next thing,
whatever it is.
One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.
- Agatha Christie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

I not only use all the brains that I have,
but all that I can borrow.
- Woodrow Wilson

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

Don't borrow someone else's spectacles to view yourself with.
- Simon Travaglia

Acquaintance.
A person whom we know well enough to borrow from,
but not well enough to lend to.
- Ambrose Bierce

Before the arrival of the Credit Union,
people who were from the poor background or a working
class background couldn't borrow from banks.
- John Hume

To God be humble, to thy friend be kind,
and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow;
His chance tonight,
it maybe thine tomorrow.
- William Dunbar

I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money.
They said, "What for?" I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar."
- Steven Wright

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will
come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets
in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts.
That's your money.
- Robert Byrd

To finance this trade deficit, the U.S.
has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks,
businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world.
- Martin Feldstein

Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay,
their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.
- Thomas Tusser

I didn't need to borrow money from the record company,
because if I had my own publishing company,
and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and
do whatever I wanted to do.
- Solomon Burke

When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat,
and make a press card to stick in the hat band.
That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.
- Charles Kuralt

Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words,
and later try hard to make them seem light.
- Wislawa Szymborska

In the 1920s you could buy stocks on margin.
You could put 10 percent down and borrow the rest against your stocks.
- Ron Chernow

I borrow bits from everyone.
- Janice Dickinson

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
- Publilius Syrus

It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels.
- Philip Emeagwali

What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan...
is that great sense of optimism.
He led by building on the strengths of America,
not running America down.
- Rudy Giuliani

I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling,
if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.
- William Hazlitt

We don't just borrow words; on occasion,
English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- Booker T. Washington

You couldn't beg, borrow, or steal a job in 1931,
1932...
it was really tough.
- Roy Rogers

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is
an act of clear dishonesty.
You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
- Horace Mann

It may be said, let him take Money at Interest,
and not buy at Time.
But then Men must be found, that will lend;
the Legislative must provide a Fund to borrow upon.
- Dudley North

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
- Edward F. Halifax

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited
the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax,
spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

Good writers borrow from other writers.
Great writers steal from them outright.
- Aaron Sorkin

Maybe if you and ten of your friends could pool your
savings and borrow some money and actually buy some
obscure station in Sonoma,
and then take some chances and have some fun.
- Robert McChesney

I don't think anybody steals anything;
all of us borrow.
- B. B. King

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

If you can get some of the devil's money to use for the Lord's work,
if you have to borrow it, it is all right and carry on the work.
- John Harvey Kellogg

I need to borrow a camera to take some pix of my studio,
which is basically the kitchen table.
- Francesca da Rimini

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature,
but don't lend it to your neighbours.
- Rudyard Kipling

Let us all be happy, and live within our means,
even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.
- Charles Farrar Browne

I have learned to live each day as it comes,
and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.
It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
- Dorothy Dix

A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own,
and not in what it can borrow from others.
- Indira Gandhi


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