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  • I am provoked at the contempt which most historians show for humanity in general; one would think by them, that the whole human species consisted but of about a hundred and fifty people, called and dignified (commonly very undeservedly too) by the titles of Emperors, Kings, Popes, Generals, and Ministers.

    Kings   Thinking   People  
  • I quoted David Hare one of his lines the other day to illuminate whatever point we were trying to make in the conversation, and I said 'What play was that?' and he said 'It was your line, you said it about a hundred and fifty times in The Vertical Hour.'

    Play   Trying   Fifty  
    Interview with Sarah Crompton, June 10, 2014.
  • If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase: That past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last sixteen years; or the last fifty years of life, doesn't mean anything... All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?

  • I do not know an instance of a major mathematical advance initiated by a man past fifty

    Past   Men   Fifty  
    G. H. Hardy (2012). “A Mathematician's Apology”, p.72, Cambridge University Press
  • This is ten percent luck, Twenty percent skill, Fifteen percent power of will, Five percent pleasure, Fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name

    Pain   Skills   Names  
  • My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old.

  • Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.

    Country   Lying   Rights  
  • It was an image Melody would never forget. Or was it the emotions the image conjured - hope, excitement, and fear of the unknown, all three tightly braided together, creating a fourth emotion that was impossible to define. She was getting a second chance at happiness and it tickled like swallowing fifty fuzzy caterpillars.

    Lisi Harrison (2010). “Monster High”, p.17, Hachette UK
  • In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.

    Women   Party   Memorable  
  • Hemingway always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff. He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it's getting to be true.

    Mistake   Years   Fifty  
    Discussion session with students at Union College on October 16, 1968. "John Dos Passos: The Major Nonfictional Prose". Book edited by Donald Pizer, 1988.
  • Just because of that one disastrous blind date she had last year, where the guy turned out to be fifty-nine, not thirty-nine (He claimed it was a typo. Yeah, I’m sure his finger just happened to slip two spaces to the left).

    Years   Two   Space  
  • In America, every female under fifty calls herself a girl.

    Girl   America   Female  
  • I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready, and then it is inevitable. To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.

    Men   Discovery   Years  
  • The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.

  • The back windows looked out over the fields, then the Atlantic, maybe a hundred yards away. Actually, I'm just making that bit up. I had no idea how far away the sea was. Only men could do things like that. "Half a mile." "Fifty yards." Giving directions, that sort of thing. I could look at a woman and say "Thirty-six C." Or "Let's try it in the next size up." But I had no idea how far away Tim's sea was except that I wouldn't want to walk to it in high heels.

    Men   High Heels   Sea  
  • Never give up. For fifty years they said the horse was through. Now look at him - a status symbol.

    Horse   Giving Up   Years  
  • Seventeen hundred and fifty-five. Georgius Secundus was then alive,-- Snuffy old drone from the German hive.

    Drones   Alive   Fifty  
    Oliver Wendell Holmes (1862). “Songs in Many Keys”, p.167
  • It's no go the picture palace, it's no go the stadium, It's no go the country cot with a pot of pink geraniums. It's no go the Government grants, it's no go the elections, Sit on your arse for fifty years and hang your hat on a pension.

    'Bagpipe Music' (1938)
  • Look, Mrs. McGillicuddy, it's not my fault your son jumped out a dorm room window on Christmas eve. I've written over fifty books as a Columbia professor, all right? You don't do that by holding hands with every at-risk undergraduate who says he's homesick, or he's turning gay, or the dog ate his term paper. I write about Lincoln, and freedom, and great ideas. I don't always have time for students. It's like Dean Martin used to say: if you want to talk, go to a priest. Hey -- what's the gun for?

    Dog   Book   Writing  
  • When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Perhaps the adjective 'elderly' requires definition. In physics, mathematics, and astronautics it means over thirty; in the other disciplines, senile decay is sometimes postponed to the forties. There are, of course, glorious exceptions; but as every researcher just out of college knows, scientists of over fifty are good for nothing but board meetings, and should at all costs be kept out of the laboratory!

    Mean   College   Elderly  
    Profiles of the Future ch. 2 (1962).
  • Defeating Resistance is like giving birth. It seems absolutely impossible until you remember that women have been pulling it off successfully, with support and without, for fifty million years.

    Years   Giving   Support  
    Steven Pressfield (2002). “The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles”, p.57, Black Irish Entertainment LLC
  • Dried oregano has thirty times the brain-healing antioxidant power of raw blueberries, forty-six times more than apples, and fifty-six times as much as strawberries, making it one of the most powerful brain cell protectors on the planet.

    Daniel G. Amen (2012). “Use Your Brain to Change Your Age: Secrets to look, feel and think younger every day”, p.78, Hachette UK
  • Every adjective and adverb is worth five cents. Every verb is worth fifty cents.

    Mary Oliver (1994). “A Poetry Handbook”, p.90, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • I would be quite content if I myself could be rated fifty-fifty in merits and demerits. But one thing I can say for myself: I have had a clear conscience all my life. Please mark my words: I have made quite a few mistakes, and I have my own share of responsibility for some of the mistakes made by Comrade Mao Zedong. But it can be said that I made my mistake with good intentions. There is nobody who doesn't make mistakes.

  • I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in every year.

    Spring   Years   Two  
  • Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head. ~Garrison Keillor

  • Physically, I’m not tough. I may think tough. I would say I’m kinda tough and calloused inside. I could use a foot more in height and fifty more pounds and fifteen years off my age and then God help all you bastards.

    Thinking   Years   Feet  
  • I think I did fifteen long features and fifteen documentaries, or something like this, which is very little when you think of people making a film every year. Some people have done fifty or sixty films.

    Thinking   Years   Long  
    Interview with Sheila Heti, October 1, 2009.
  • The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

    Margaret Atwood (2012). “Surfacing”, p.166, Simon and Schuster
  • I feel great. I feel younger. And I don't feel anything at all. I don't know who knows, but right now I'm, how, how many years have I, fifty five, something like that. Forty three years old. And I feel like seventeen, like twenty five years ago.

    Years   Twenties   Three  
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