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Forty Quotes

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I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

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At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou

To be seventy years young is sometimes
far more cheerful and hopeful
than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

 

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face.
My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
- Barbara Cartland

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My older son who is, I think, here tonight,
is forty-one years old.
Which is odd because so am I. - Robert B. Parker

Forty minutes in front of Beck isn't really where it's at.
- Gene Ween

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse.
This, however, I have.
I get it at about forty cents a flask,
and take it as required.
- Stephen Leacock

When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her;
when she is thirty,
he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.
- Leon Blum

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one,
little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine,
what I now am.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning.
No bureaucrat would have invented it,
and that's what freedom is all about.
- Newt Gingrich

A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who
have loved her in her youth.
- Stendhal

The French are true romantics.
They feel the only difference between a man of forty
and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.
- Maurice Chevalier

I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together.
In these forty years we have made forty-six films.
Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema.
- Ismail Merchant

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing.
We've had more than forty presidents.
One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
- Allison Janney

The first forty years of life give us the text;
the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

It is the nobility of their style which will make our
writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
- Stendhal

I made over forty Westerns.
I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways
of getting on and off a horse.
- William Wyler

Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting -
or the authorities even prosecuting -
a pro athlete were practically nil.
- Leigh Steinberg

I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive.
My boyfriend lives forty miles away.
- Phyllis Diller

I was up watching Meet Joe Black at four AM.
I was hoping Brad Pitt would die, and he was still
alive at seven forty in the morning!
I actually felt sorry for once, for critics.
- Rose McGowan

There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's
sake if we take the phrase seriously,
and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written
in England forty years ago.
- Allen Tate

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms
they will not be Coming back to.
- Donald Justice

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people:
equality and opportunity for all.
Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation,
these were an ideal.
- Leonard Boswell

Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said,
have determined by people that were elected by the
people of that State that marriage is the definition
of one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty
years because even in biblical times,
men would not stop to ask for directions.
- Elayne Boosler

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations -
at least forty years.
- Aleksandr Lebed

Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally
okay to attack American troops.
- Marty Meehan

The Synod of Bishops has existed for forty years.
In that long span of time it has been for all of us
a good school for introducing us to the universal dimension of the Church.
- Karl Lehmann

I began to understand my sensations,
to know what I wanted,
at around the age of forty - but only vaguely.
- Camille Pissarro

Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
- Jack Benny

Now, forty years after his passing, Winston Churchill is still quoted,
read, revered, and referred to as much,
if not more, than when he was alive.
- Mac Thornberry

But when I disappeared, it sort of pissed me off,
that guys get to go on being sexual until they're seventy or eighty,
and we disappear at forty-five or fifty.
- Candice Bergen

Life begins at forty.
- Walter B. Pitkin

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.
- Will Rogers

Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What
kind of bra will you be wearing today,
honey?' That was always the area of big decision -
from the neck to the navel.
- Donna Reed

I can't get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies,
which are forty years prior to Star Wars,
is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!
- David Prowse

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

Gosh, all a kid has to do these days is spit straight
and he gets forty-thousand dollars to sign.
- Cy Young

I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years.
If my wife finds out, she'll kill me.
- Henny Youngman

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion,
at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent,
at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
- Baltasar Gracian

I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it.
- Richard Brautigan

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

The Berserkers have been with me for about forty years,
and we're not done yet.
- Fred Saberhagen

I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times,
I'm forty-four years old.
- Satchel Paige

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.
- Mick Jagger

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes

So I write melodies - thirty, forty,
fifty -
then I cast them off until I have just two or three.
If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide.
- Michel Legrand

What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some
of the things that I found out about being thirteen
after doing it for forty years.
- Diane Duane

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as
wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
- H. L. Mencken

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past...
And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
- Jean Anouilh

I was at my best at a little past forty,
when I was a professor at Oxford.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left:
one for vodka,
one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.
- Gina Barreca

Men who have reached and passed forty-five,
have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world,
and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
- Golda Meir

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

We need to see men and women as equal partners,
but it's hard to think of movies that do that.
When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago!
Hepburn and Tracy!
- Betty Friedan

I used to say of Napoleon that his presence on the
field made the difference of forty thousand men.
- Duke of Wellington

Forty for you, sixty for me.
And equal partners we will be.
- Joan Rivers

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer;
he died as we shall die,
and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.
- Basil C. Hume

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
- Edward Young

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now
I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery
will continue for at least one more generation.
- Larry David

We have forty million reasons for failure,
but not a single excuse.
- Rudyard Kipling

Forty years later, people still swear they can hear his offstage scream.
- Robert Brustein

To be seventy years young is sometimes for more cheerful
and hopeful than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to
do forty pounds of laundry a week.
- Laurence J. Peter

I had always said to myself that forty was the cut
off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people
sound like a very long one,
but the novel as art is a middle-aged art.
- Jane Rule

For more than forty years, the United States Congress
has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social
Security to fund big government spending.
- Mike Pence

For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
- Grace Kelly


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