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Minor Quotes

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A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

 

On acoustic guitar I tend to stay in the key of D for some reason.
On electric guitar I keep basic: C, G,
D, and A. The key of D minor is also real good for me.
- Tommy Shaw

I was for a minor amount of time but I was probably
a better pianist at 15 than I am now.
- Josh Silver

When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France.
I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
- Carla Bley

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We are minor in everything but our passions.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I like minor tunes.
- Marian McPartland

Before coming here I had a minor back problem and I
thought whenever I play Pakistan I get a back problem.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Promoting a record on a major label is like running
a minor military campaign.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Everybody is excited to play so I think who plays with
whom is a minor thing at this point.
- Mats Sundin

Only one man ever betrayed my confidence,
and that only in a minor matter.
- Harry Houdini

A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction,
and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns.
Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160,
the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what
the major and minor genres of folklore are,
and how they can be analyzed.
- Alan Dundes

Minor things can become moments of great revelation
when encountered for the first time.
- Margot Fonteyn

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government.
That is why no regime has ever loved great writers,
only minor ones.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I've never looked at a suburban building as being a
minor building and an urban building as being a major building.
- Helmut Jahn

After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on,
a student in my statistical mechanics class brought
to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

This was truly guerilla filmmaking.
We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats,
where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.
- Jeri Ryan

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal
crime to transport a minor across state lines for the
purpose of obtaining an abortion.
- Ken Calvert

The house itself is of minor importance.
Its relation to the community is the thing that really counts.
- Clarence Stein

A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity.
- Edward Tufte

In addition, the bill passed by the House requires
a person performing an abortion on a minor from a different
state to notify one parent in the home state.
- Virgil Goode

Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.
- Tony Blair

I'm a minor player in my own life story.
- Tony Wilson

A proof of really great art is that it is generally true -
it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success,
it enables you to ignore the minor hurts,
the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
- Vince Lombardi

Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock,
is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
- William Throsby Bridges

The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system.
Its minor variations from writer to writer are not
a matter of concern to this analysis.
- Talcott Parsons

Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective
leagues each year and rated numerically.
This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps
them make prudent career decisions.
- Jim Evans

Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
- Ambrose Bierce

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?
- Michael Torke

Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire
and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues
must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned
by Major League Baseball.
- Jim Evans

I could stop and say, Well that was a D minor,
G seven, but I really don't want to know that.
I just want to know that there's a combination of notes that makes a sound.
- Lee Konitz

When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there
was something perverted about an attitude that thought
that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody.
- John McGahern

A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in.
It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name.
It just represents the songs through my eyes.
- Alicia Keys

God, great principle of all minor principles,
God, who is Himself without a principle,
could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it,
He required to know His own principle.
- Giacomo Casanova

It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood
became the playground of multinational corporations
which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant
to their overall activity.
- Peter Bart

I liked being a minor because you can't get into trouble.
Now I just have to try and behave myself.
- Avril Lavigne

We're going to have more kids playing,
and we're going to have a better chance of finding
those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation.
For everyone.
- Bobby Orr

People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

I want my careless song to strike no minor key;
no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song -
the fusion of the South,
my body's song and me.
- Margaret Walker

If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times.
Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections
start to feel like gravel in the bed.
- Mark Haddon

The inconveniences we faced within this state are minor compared to...
New Orleans.
- Richard Burr

I've been living with the minor second all my life
and I finally found a way to handle it.
- Morton Feldman

The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook,
are called Minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

Do you know that the ready concession of minor points
is a part of the grace of life?
- Henry Harland

I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most
minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
- Donna Tartt

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event
of that child's world and thus a world event.
- Gaston Bachelard

Acting is the most minor of gifts.
After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
- Katharine Hepburn

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven,
you won't have your good stuff.
They need to start that from the minor leagues and
give pitchers strong arms.
- Juan Marichal

In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year.
It was my second season in the bigs.
- Bob Uecker

I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the
time when the big Cold War was going on.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies,
telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and
major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation
the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every
10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next
20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
- David R. Brower

We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways -
you know minor ways and major ways -
like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly,
it was something sort of uglier in a way.
- Kathy Acker

It is clear from all these data that the interests
of teenagers are not focused around studies,
and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor
importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent
in the eyes of other adolescents.
- James S. Coleman

Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.
- Minor White

I've always been a fan of the 19th century novel,
of the novel that is plotted, character-driven,
and where the passage of time is almost as central
to the novel as a major minor character,
the passage of time and its effect on the characters in the story.
- John Irving

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still
long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
- Minor White

The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime
against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to
the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians,
but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant.
- James Donald

We had a couple of minor coups that made a big difference.
We snared away from a competitor a correspondent already
on the ground in Afghanistan.
That was an enormous help to us, because there we were.
- Brit Hume

Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are
encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom.
I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree.
It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
- Rebecca Lobo

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just
as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment,
too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.
- Minor White

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans
can take more sophistication.
Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness
major and their tragedy minor,
and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord?
Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
- Joni Mitchell

I don't get a sense of American pride.
I just get a sense that everyone is here,
battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing,
just some minor piece of happiness each day.
- Paul Thomas Anderson

No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle
can operate by getting authority from the leading body
of the political organs for even minor action that
is taken and we don't even know in the case of the
actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.
- Joe Slovo

A very receptive state of mind...
not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert,
yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it.
- Minor White

I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have,
to detect the music, not of the spheres,
but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that
the wind strikes upon the tree branches.
Have you ever heard the earth breathe?
- Kate Chopin


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