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Thirties Quotes

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In my thirties, I felt I had hold of one of the reins some of the time.
- Chaka Khan

A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.
- Catherine Helen Spence

The international proletariat first appeared on the
scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century,
and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.
- C. L. R. James

It is in the thirties that we want friends.
In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

My first few plays took place in the South and even
The Lucky Spot was in the thirties but in Louisiana.
- Beth Henley

In the Thirties, when I was in New York,
I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine.
- Vincente Minnelli

I still feel that I am in my prime right now but I
think my best fights were in my thirties.
- Larry Holmes

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No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist
or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

When you're in your early 20s your love life seems
to explode every 20 minutes or so.
By the time you've reached your thirties,
it is every five or ten years.
- Patrick Marber

Also, I had read a book called She's Not There:
A Life in Two Genders,
written by a professor who had gone through transgender surgery,
but it took this person well into his thirties to come
to terms with the absolute necessity of having to do it.
- Mercedes Ruehl

Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize
the nation because the people were so poor.
Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I suppose I'm led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries -
people whom I've admired,
people who I thought were ten times better than me
when I was in my twenties and early thirties.
I may have been right.
- George Woodcock

There was a period which I refer to as the 'Golden Age of Jazz,'
which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties,
we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things
which will last the world for a long,
long time.
- Sonny Rollins

I told her it was a bigger than life musical,
that all the actors were going to be about the same age,
late twenties into thirties.
It would be a style; a kind of surreal high school.
- Randal Kleiser

To start your life as a character of 120 years when
you are in your late thirties,
and then go back in time about 20 years later to play
the same character who is your own age then,
its very complicated, but very interesting.
- Ian McDiarmid

And, well of course, Count Basie, and I think all of
the black bands of the late thirties and early forties,
bands with real players.
They had an influence on everybody, not just drummers.
- Buddy Rich

Though I acted in hundreds of productions,
appeared at the Guthrie Theatre and on Broadway in Amadeus,
I discovered in my thirties that I didn't really like stage acting.
The presence of the audience, the eight shows a week
and the possibility of a long run were all unnatural to me.
- Fred Melamed

No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military
designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties,
is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources
and wealth and energy than seems necessary.
- Lester B. Pearson

I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens
in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression.
But I'm definitely drawn to it.
It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that
happens to you as you get older.
- Jodie Foster

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
- Scott Cook

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
- Bette Midler

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for
thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.
The original meal has never been found.
- Calvin Trillin

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

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

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

I'd like to produce, direct, write, score,
and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did.
I'll do that before I'm thirty.
- Eddie Murphy

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old.
I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old.
If you've got both, you can play baseball.
- Pete Rose

Don't trust anyone over thirty.
- Jerry Rubin

Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who
weren't in the Screen Actors Guild yet,
and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
- John Sayles

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

Yeah I'm thirty-six, but on the show I'm thirty-two.
Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman,
so they decided to make me thirty-two.
Much more appealing somehow.
- Ellen DeGeneres

The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'.
Sixty years later the slogan became,
'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
- John McCarthy

We were at Pye Studios for half an hour so we set the
gear up and we did two tracks.
A month later we found out it was selling thirty thousand copies a day.
- Georgie Fame

I AM what is called a Feminist.
Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence.
Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.
- Joseph McCabe

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream:
I would arrive in Vienna at long last.
I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.
- Alfred Schnittke

Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized
activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation
and gender identity was an extremely controversial one.
- Robert Brady

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

I came to Christ when I was thirty-eight.
That transformed my life.
- Jennifer O'Neill

Yeah, I don't mess with chicks younger.
They got to be almost thirty.
- Mike Epps

My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth
fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth.
- Barbara Stanwyck

The faces of most American women over thirty are relief
maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I just came into my own sexuality at thirty.
I don't think it's something you can deeply experience
at 18 or any time before that.
- Eva Longoria

What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that,
and the next thirty years?
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty,
but I know a great deal more about folly.
- Mason Cooley

Never let them see you in public after you've turned thirty-five.
You're finished if you do!
- Norma Shearer

I've been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years -
and I have the cigarette burns to prove it.
- Henry Fonda

No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us,
- something more than we could learn for ourselves,
from a book.
- Cyril Connolly

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

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years.
And a lot of that law has turned out to be very,
very protective of the press and the public's right to know.
- Floyd Abrams

If something is boring after two minutes,
try it for four.
If still boring, then eight.
Then sixteen.
Then thirty-two.
Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.
- John Cage

Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years
that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes.
We literally do not know how he did it.
- Lukas Foss

This country has a complex about age.
It's unbelievable.
If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country.
- Eli Wallach

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen.
Women reach theirs at thirty-five.
Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?
- Rita Rudner

No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept
off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
- James Anthony Froude

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

Thirty years ago, we were in a movie theater and thought
it was so cool because we were finally delivered from
the horrors of stained glass and wooden pews.
- Bill Hybels

Where is the indignation about the fact that the US
and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive
force for every human being in the world?
- Norman Cousins

Now I am within thirty yards of him.
He must fall.
The gun pours out its stream of lead.
Then it jams.
Then it reopens fire.
That jam almost saved his life.
- Manfred von Richthofen

You don't stay married for thirty-nine years because
of sex or even because of love,
but because your partner is a real friend to you,
because they respect and regard you.
- Olympia Dukakis

Vote Smart has sent out thirty thousand questionnaires
to every candidate running for office.
- Betty Hill

Thirty years ago, there was definitely a huge difference between men and women,
and the man wanting to feel like the protector,
and not scare the wife.
- Robin Tunney

There were so many individual styles thirty or forty years ago.
- Buddy Rich

Thirty years ago dinner theatre used to be much more
of a going concern than it is now.
- Ted Shackelford

My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days
hath September' because it actually tells you something.
- Groucho Marx

I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years.
- Mickey Rooney

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas


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