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Lineage Quotes

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When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley

Related topics: Family

We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere
and is going to make way for the next generation.
- Leon Kass

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the
New England Historical Genealogical Library,
where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back
to the seventeenth century.
- Rick Moody

For a while, I thought a lot about lineage.
Where do I belong? Who am I standing next to?
- Jim Hodges

 

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves
into a different matter altogether.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides.
- Lao Tzu

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't
always have to be their top priority.
- William Arthur Ward

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
- Casey Stengel

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

We stopped doing my clothing line about five years ago,
so it isn't available anymore.
- Rue McClanahan

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since,
both by public utterance and by private help to trade
unionists breaking free from the Communist influence.
- Earl Browder

Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra,
eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
- Arthur Erickson

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit,
along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce

You can dominate a game if you dominate on the line...
We're just going to have to go out there and work hard
and blow people off the ball,
and let our runners do what they do best.
- Miles Davis

I'm just back in line with every other actor looking
for a job right now and keeping my fingers crossed.
- Joe Lando

If the courts are making the decisions,
it matters who the judge is and, of course,
people are concerned with what is the bottom line.
- John Harrison

If someone is not happy with one thing we either tweak
it until they're happy with it.
We all know where that line is, where you have to be three hands up.
- Brandon Thomas

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify
the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical
process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
- Mao Tse-Tung

We need to get our sons and daughters home and their
responsibility for the security of Iraq needs to be
assumed by Iraqis who will stand up and toe the line for their countries.
- Jay Inslee

I may not be the world's best glad-handing politician,
but I've been elected mayor twice.
I understand politics.
And I definitely understand where the state line is.
- Anthony A. Williams

I'm still trying to figure out what the right line
is between myself and the people I play.
Sometimes I go too far one way or too far the other.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser

I did go through a period where I was on unemployment.
That was my low point: Martha Quinn on line at unemployment,
hoping nobody will recognize her.
- Martha Quinn

I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled,
is there?
- Vince Lombardi

The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
- John Lee Hooker

Our firefighters are our last line of defense,
baby.
- Jack Scalia

Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon,
not just on the bottom line.
- Warren G. Bennis

One always dies too soon or too late.
And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn,
and it must all be added up.
You are nothing other than you life.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I used this line to demonstrate how important colors are in movies:
It's not a caprice.
- Pedro Almodovar

All the plots of hell and commotions on earth have
not so much as shaken God's hand to spoil one letter
or line he has been drawing.
- William Gurnall

I respect the state workers and I respect their unions,
but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions
that are out of line with economic reality.
- Andrew Cuomo

Films have gotten leaner and leaner,
cutting out all variations from the story line.
- Neil Jordan

Some of those stories in local newspapers are just
as dull and boring as the stories that I get from on-line services,
which are basically sort of straight news.
- Tabitha Soren

A policeman, as you discover, has to put up with a hell of a lot of abuse.
A man in any other line of work would nail a guy who
laid that kind of abuse on him.
I know I would.
- Kent McCord

She can't even chew gum and walk in a straight line,
let alone write a book.
- Liam Gallagher

Christopher Guest movies are my top of the line favorites.
- Nina Blackwood

Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in
combating identity theft.
They serve as our front line of defense and the public
is safer because of the job they do.
- Ken Salazar

Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was
able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time.
Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

Today, the notion of progress in a single line without
goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion
of a very parochial century.
- Lewis Mumford

You take stuff from different places,
and sometimes you stick a line in because it rhymes,
not because it makes sense.
- Van Morrison

The straight line is ungodly.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Oh, go in anywhere Colonel, go in anywhere.
You'll find lovely fighting all along the line.
- Philip Kearny

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut;
a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
- Christine Lavin

While no one railroad can completely duplicate another line,
two or more may compete at particular points.
- John Moody

Bottom line: if you show a genuine interest in learning
about how others became successful,
you can open up a world of opportunities.
- Armstrong Williams

Mexico takes a hard line on immigration,
demanding that visitors to her shores enter lawfully,
and show her respect during their stay.
- John Linder

There's an expectation these days that novels -
like any other consumer product -
should be made on a production line,
with one dropping from the conveyor belt every couple of years.
- Donna Tartt

Any newspaper, from the first line to the last,
is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand
how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust.
- Charles Baudelaire

What is a good performance? It lies in the hands and head of a performer...
the shortest way between two people is not a straight line.
- Earle Brown

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look;
this sort of photographic realism,
but with a certain abstraction that comics can give.
It's kind of a fine line.
- Daniel Clowes


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