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Velvet Quotes

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Today is a day to cover your best weapons in velvet.
Go gently into the world.
Hold your anger.
Keep your competitive spirit in check.
Some day you will need your fierce weapons,
but not today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes I worked with just a background of a rock
or a tree or black velvet,
and just had to imagine the whole thing.
- Fay Wray

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side
of the Velvet Underground.
- Martin Gore

 

Iron hand in a velvet glove.
- Charles V

I do a cover of a Velvet Underground song,
and they were one of the most important bands,
for me.
- Martin Gore

I like to touch things.
In my house I have a lot of velvet drapes and thick,
lush couches.
- Tom Sizemore

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Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men,
basically I could react to how she felt.
- Isabella Rossellini

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music -
it's like,
80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.
- Courtney Love

If they were starting their careers today,
Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet.
- Brad Holland

I questioned everything.
I didn't see a character developed in Platoon at all.
The character in Blue Velvet was much more fascinating to me.
- Kyle MacLachlan

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I was a schooled musician.
When I made 'Blue Velvet', I told everyone what to do.
I was an arranger.
I learned music in school I told the band to play this.
I told the guitar to do that.
- Bobby Vinton

For the Gulf States, perhaps no forage crop of which
the available seed supply is relatively abundant exceeds
the velvet bean in potential value.
This legume possesses also the ability to make a crop
when planted relatively late.
- David F. Houston

Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open,
there's little evidence that society has become more
open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should
feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground.
- Peter Bart

When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets,
the Stooges and the Modern Lovers.
They are my three favourite bands.
I never get sick of 'em.
- Evan Dando

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is a destructive emotion
that becomes instinctive over the years.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
- Junipero Serra

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

I followed the same diet for 20 years,
eliminating starches, living on salads,
lean meat, and small portions.
- Gene Tierney

The wine of youth does not always
clear with advancing years;
sometimes it grows turbid.
- Carl Jung

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not
for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
- Logan P. Smith

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI

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

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

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

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years,
but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not
let them forget indefinitely.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits,
he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

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


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