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Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
- H. L. Mencken

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.
- Ausonius

 

Looking back you realize that a very special person
passed briefly through your life-
and it was you.
It is not too late to find that person again.
- Robert Brault

In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility
but deny that it was bad:
in the other,
we admit that it was bad but don't accept full,
or even any, responsibility.
- J. L. Austin

Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding
of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected.
- Philip Emeagwali

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I've never lost perspective on who I am.
Well, maybe briefly, but generally I'm pretty balanced.
- Sting

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
- Christopher Morley

I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed,
which was very, very good.
- Bill Nighy

I have a very long relationship with America.
My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there.
I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
- Colin Firth

The three most important things a man has are,
briefly, his private parts, his money,
and his religious opinions.
- Samuel Butler

I was briefly bitter.
- Margot Kidder

The Law of Triviality...
briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any
item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

The first duty of a human being is to assume the right
functional relationship to society -
more briefly,
to find your real job, and do it.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The death of my daughter is a subject I talk about
briefly because there is nothing more tragic.
- Ben Vereen

It is no great art to say something briefly when,
like Tacitus, one has something to say;
when one has nothing to say,
however, and none the less writes a whole book and
makes truth into a liar -
that I call an achievement.
- Horace

Briefly speaking, our conclusion is that stochastic
volatility does not make a huge difference as far as
the pricing is concerned if you get the average volatility right.
It makes a big difference as far as hedging is concerned.
- John Hull

The American people expect more from Congress.
They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense.
They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget
rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus,
however briefly.
- Melissa Bean

Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in;
and,
for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate
the circumstances of my adventures,
and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
- Daniel Boone

No one hit home runs the way Babe did.
They were something special.
They were like homing pigeons.
The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly,
suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands.
- Lefty Gomez

Put it before them briefly so they will read it,
clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so
they will remember it and,
above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.
- Joseph Pulitzer

You know that I write slowly.
This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until
I have said as much as possible in a few words,
and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Were I called on to define, very briefly,
the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of
what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.'
The mere imitation,
however accurate, of what is in Nature,
entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
- Edgar Allan Poe

The present danger which this country faces is at least
as great as the danger which we faced during the war with Germany and Japan.
Briefly stated, it is the very real danger that this country,
as we know it, may cease to exist.
- James Forrestal

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

We fear the unknown,
perhaps more than we fear anything else,
and yet we are, at heart, adventurers.
We seek to expand our realm of knowledge and dominion.
Perhaps we are attempting to overcome and crush the unknown,
but our duel with the unknown is such a one-sided clash
that we must know in our hearts
that our adventure is no more than a child's game.
Perhaps we hope that the unknown
is like the darkness of a cave
and that the brief light of our adventurer's candle
can illuminate the entire cave.
Nonetheless, the path of the adventurer
is a path of joy, while the way of fear is one of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

My life had no meaning at all.
I found only brief interludes of satisfaction.
It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career.
- Pete Maravich

If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -
the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
- John Dryden

And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief,
and the year smiles as it draws near its death.
- William C. Bryant

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation,
I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him
face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention
of ending our brief relationship.
- Donna Rice

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability
to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
- Jean Rostand

A brief visit to Nepal started my insatiable love for Asian art.
- Richard Ernst

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation,
and for some men it is quite as difficult to record
an observation in brief and plain language.
- William Osler

A good script and a good brief from the director is
enough to let me know what is expected of me.
- Sanjay Dutt

All pain is either severe or slight,
if slight,
it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I will be brief.
Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali,
who gave the world's shortest speech.
He said I will be so brief I have already finished,
and he sat down.
- Gene Fowler

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing;
it's about dying,
about the brief flicker of time we have here,
and the frustration that it creates.
- Mordecai Richler

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models,
is not exportable to all regions of the world.
- Omar Bongo

My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point.
It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.
- James Cash Penney

In his state of complete powerlessness the individual
perceives the time he has left to live as a brief reprieve.
- Theodor Adorno

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation,
is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
- John Buchanan Robinson

If Senator Kerry decides to join us for an hour,
then we may only use one or two brief clips.
And use the bulk of what he has to tell us as part of that program.
- Mark E. Hyman

Happiness is brief.
It will not stay.
God batters at its sails.
- Euripides

Never be so brief as to become obscure.
- Hosea Ballou

I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
- Baltasar Gracian

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief,
depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great
space of human change and progress some general human
purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We experience moments absolutely free from worry.
These brief respites are called panic.
- Cullen Hightower

We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically
brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism,
necessary only in backward countries.
- John McCarthy

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law,
and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I hated my brief fame.
We had TV vans camped outside my house,
reporters hounded me...
people i'd know for years started treating me differently.
- Malcolm Wilson

On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant,
yet this brief period when we appear in the world is
the time in which all meaningful questions arise.
- Paul Ricoeur

There is something wrong about the man who wants help.
There is somewhere a deep defect, a want,
in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.
- Herman Melville

Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert -
and then make it brief.
- Gene Fowler

In his brief 21 years on this earth,
Michael Smith Jr. touched countless lives.
- Mike DeWine

We're drinking my friend, To the end of a brief episode,
Make it one for my baby, And one more for the road.
- Johnny Mercer

That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true
as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
- George Santayana

No, Queer Eye has a book coming out before mine,
in the Spring of 2004, in which each of us has a section
and we do a brief overview of our subject area.
- Ted Allen

The flame of anger, bright and brief,
sharpens the barb of love.
- Walter Savage Landor

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells
us that our existence is but a brief crack of light
between two eternities of darkness.
- Vladimir Nabokov

As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country,
and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic
sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains.
- Patrick White

This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.
- Katherine Mansfield

But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two,
whose wage is the long nights of the grave.
- Muhammad Iqbal

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness.
I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears
and delights us for one brief moment,
but soon flits away.
- Anna Pavlova

I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them.
- John White Geary

The Liberals have been pressing for the brief on the
basis of which he said there was authority for war.
- Clare Short


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