We’ve collected the best Away Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Carlo Ratti, Elvis Presley, Jill McCorkle, Gilbert K. Chesterton, Molly Ivins. Use them as an inspiration.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
Racists seem obsessed by the idea that illegal workers – the hardest-working, poorest people in America – are somehow getting away with something, sneaking goodies that should be for Americans. You can always avoid this problem by having no social services. This is the refreshing Texas model, and it works a treat.
Success is a terrible thing and a wonderful thing. If you can enjoy it, it’s wonderful. If it starts eating away at you, and they’re waiting for more from me, or what can I do to top this, then you’re in trouble. Just do what you love. That’s all I want to do.
For me, I know that people always expect me to be perfect, so when I’m not perfect, it’s really frustrating. I’m really hard on myself and want things to work out right away.
Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, and teaches a love for all the human family.
One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
A lot of street dudes, you know their grandma go to church every Sunday. A lot of people in the pen, a lot of that come from them running away from that. They seen they grandma always going to church, mama always going to church, but they still struggling. This the reality of some peoples’ life.
I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away.
Each time I go away internationally or even to the mainland, I always love coming back to Tasmania.
My whole life, baseball was my first love. I was gonna go play college, but during my senior year I tore my ACL, and college kind of faded away with their offer, which I understand, obviously. That was a dark time in my life.
If you’re proud of something, and if you’re proud of your work at the end of the day, the experience, walking away, you can feel good about it; that’s what you have to focus on.
I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love – and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.
Every country should conduct its own reforms, should develop its own model, taking into account the experience of other countries, whether close neighbours or far away countries.
Never, ever cheat, especially yourself, even if you are absolutely, positively sure that you can get away with it.
It’s never too late. Don’t focus on what was taken away. Find something to replace it, and acknowledge the blessing you have.
Guitar music or rock n’ roll or whatever you want to call it sort of goes away with trends, but it’ll never go away completely. It can’t die because it’s so fundamentally attractive.
I’m not a professional. Yet somehow, I manage to get away with it.
I’m constantly running away from everything. I’m running away from things on a daily basis. I run away from relationships. I run away from responsibilities.
In Beverly Hills… they don’t throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility.
These garbage patches won’t go away by themselves.
I sometimes think that life is a circle. See, I cannot get away from genius. At Barca, I had Messi. At Juve, I have Paulo Dybala. Genius follows me everywhere, I swear.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.
The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.
When the people we love stop paying attention, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.
Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen‘s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs.
Mediation is one of the most effective tools of non-violence. It can turn parties away from conflict, towards compromise.
Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.
There was a magic about pulsars… no other things in the sky had such labels on them. Each one had its own distinct pulsing frequency, so it could be identified by anybody, including other creatures, after a long period of time and far, far away.
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that… and all the glory of it.
Questions that have no right to go away are those that have to do with the person we are about to become; they are conversations that will happen with or without our conscious participation.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.
The sense of anger I had when I was younger is something I thought would never go away. Over time, it’s something you get almost bored with.
If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away.
Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I’m not going to do that. That takes away my power. I’m not going to compromise who I am.
Soul music is soul music. It can be wrapped up in a neo soul package; it can be called hip-hop soul. But soul is soul, and it’s been around; it will never go away.
My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away.
Old actors never die, they don’t even fade away. They’re always available.
All the work that I do, whether or not it ends up being commercially successful or not, feels like the most important thing to me while I’m doing it. I try to take something away from every project, and so they all feel like milestones for one reason or another.
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
Don’t go away. I don’t want to be alone. I can’t stand being alone.
Anti-Semitism has never gone away; it will always be there because it’s a very convenient prejudice. The gene of it, the original DNA, is buried deep within our history. And even within some Jews as well.
I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.
I was never interested in looking at myself in an aesthetic mirror. My intention was always to get away from myself, though I knew perfectly well that I was using myself. Call it a little game between ‘I’ and ‘me.’
I keep saying this, and I truly mean this: I think that when you experience true love, it never really goes away.
It is more important to eat some carbohydrates at breakfast, because the brain needs fuel right away, and carbohydrate is the best source.
I always stayed away from political commentary. First of all, I didn’t feel entitled. What I may feel about a candidate, I’m a comedian. I mean, if people like my comedy, that doesn’t mean they should vote for the person I like. That’s why I always kind of stayed away from endorsements.
I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we’ve been talking, I think that’s really fun.
I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.
I never run away from any opponent.
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Please think of me like an endangered species and just observe me quietly from far away. If you try to talk to me or touch me casually, I may get intimidated and bite you. So please be careful.
The minute I understand a man, he is no longer exciting and a challenge to me. And the last thing in the world I want is for a man to understand me and know what’s always going on inside my head. It takes away from all my mystery, which, as I’ve told you before, is the most important thing between a man and a woman.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
I can’t disguise myself with a wig and dark glasses – the wheelchair gives me away.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.
No director wants to be directed, but no good director… would shy away from the good ideas of others.
Tragedy is like strong acid – it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
Orthodox Christianity, by playing upon the emotions of man, is able to accomplish wonders toward keeping him in order and relieving his mind. It can frighten or cajole him away from evil more effectively than could reason.
Give, give, give – what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it? I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
I stay away from online dating. Interacting with the person right in front of you is a much easier way to talk.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
The Chancellor also in effect asks us to bargain away whatever obligation or interest we have as regards the neutrality of Belgium. We could not entertain that bargain either.
I noticed that on the Beach Boys‘ ‘Pet Sounds’ record they could get away with racy lyrics like that because of how they looked and the melodic way they sang the suggestive stuff. They slid it by the censors.
Art is anything you can get away with.
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
If your dad died before you were born, yeah, it hurts – but it’s not like you had a connection with something that was real. Not to say it’s any better – but to have that connection and then have it ripped away was, like, the worst. My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero.
Men who never get carried away should be.
I took so many different things away from my maternity leave. It taught me to have more compassion for other people and to see every individual as someone‘s child.
‘Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.
There’s even an aircraft sensor system that sends down hundreds of thousands of pulses of light measured at different return rates. It allows you to literally strip away vegetation and see entire cities beneath the rain forest canopy. This is the unbelievable future of archaeology.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
Enjoy the pressure. Enjoy the stress. Enjoy being uncomfortable. And don’t shy away from it, embrace it.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
Your grandparents came of age in the Great Depression, when everyday life was about deprivation and sacrifice, when the economic conditions of the time were so grave and so unrelenting it would have been easy enough for the American dream to fade away.
I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
You don’t know what you can get away with until you try.
I heard that after you throw away a ‘New York Times,’ it takes over a hundred years for the lies to biodegrade.
I want to lay all my cards out on the table and walk away with no regrets.
Before Hurricane Katrina, I always felt like I could come back home. And home was a real place, and also it had this mythical weight for me. Because of the way that Hurricane Katrina ripped everything away, it cast that idea in doubt.
I’ve never liked the recognition, the questions, the publicity. I have often felt like running away and hiding.
Racism is a disease. Go to your doctor with an ailment, and let the doctor tell you, ‘Well, look, I’m not going to treat you; we’re just not going to talk about it. It’s going to go away.’ You would look at him like he’s crazy. By not talking about racism, it’s not going to go away.
I really like Kendrick Lamar. I’m still a Talib Kweli fan, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Common Sense – people who say things that are relevant to everyday life. I don’t pay attention to artists that talk about throwing money away and the car that they drive.
If you compromise what you’re trying to do just a little bit, you’ll end up compromising a little more the next day or the next week, and when you lift your head you’re suddenly really far away from where you’re trying to go.
The reason Donald Trump was elected was that we automated away four million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. If you look at the voter data, it shows that the higher the level of concentration of manufacturing robots in a district, the more that district voted for Trump.
But one of the things I learned is that when you fight for something you believe in and you tell the truth and you do your best, you can always hold your head up high and no one can take that away from you.
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Healthy forests and wetlands stand sentry against the dangers of climate change, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and locking it away in plants, root systems and soil.
Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.
I believe in believing. My coach John Kavanagh is a big atheist, and he is always trying to persuade people to his way of thinking, and I think, ‘What a waste of energy.’ If people want to believe in this god or that god, that’s fine by me; believe away. But I think we can be our own gods. I believe in myself.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation.
Being sent away to boarding school at seven is as great an inspiration as any songwriter could have – to be taken away from one’s family and locked away for 10 years. It does create an incredible intensity of emotion.
I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open Society. My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It’s their work that I’m supporting. So it’s not me doing it.
So I think we should stay focused on the real problem in the Middle East. It’s not Israel. It’s these dictatorships that are developing nuclear weapons with the specific goal of wiping Israel away.
Every investor around the world wants to invest in U.S. markets because they’re regulated and they’re licensed. They’re trustworthy; they have confidence. If you take that away, the global economy will take a hit like nothing else. We want to create that for Bitcoin.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.
Me, as a human, I never want to take away another human being‘s choices or lifestyles or anything.
The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.
When it’s time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
In a presidential campaign, you can’t lie. You can’t hide what you are and what you want. You can’t hide what kind of President you’ll be. You can’t keep on talking about nothing indefinitely and committing to nothing, you can’t keep running away from debate, masking the challenges.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.
One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.
I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them.
I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it. I promised myself that if I ever got away from it, it wasn’t going to be that way any more.
There couldn’t be better parents than mine, loving yet strict. They disciplined with love. A child without discipline is, in away, a lost child. You cannot have freedom without discipline.
I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
It takes a career, a lifetime, to build up a reputation, and only one misstep for it all to crumble away.
I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. I believed this because my sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she’d seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers and her imagination ran away with her. There’s a part of me that still believes it.
Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.
If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it’s that the terrorists can attack us, but they can’t take away what makes us American – our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.
Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas – stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.
Young people all over the world are very frustrated. They are very disillusioned. Many of them are turning their backs on religion. They are walking away from the faith of their parents, and most of this is because religion has failed them.
In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.
When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light – whatever that is for you – no matter how far away it seems.
To do nothing but grumble and not to act – that is throwing away one’s life.
It’s been a crazy whirlwind, but I’m so blown away by God’s hand on my life.
When someone hands you a flyer, it’s like they’re saying here you throw this away.
If you’re in a hit movie, it’s good to be in another hit movie straight away.
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
When everyone turned away, the only person I could turn to was God within myself, and that is what I continue to rely on.
Take my horse to the old town road and ride till I can’t no more’ basically means just running away, and everything is just gone. The horse is metaphorical for not having anything or just the little things that you do have, and it’s with you.
Besides being good for our body, running helps us to focus and throw away negative energy.
When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.
Our expectation is that by 2050, which is a long time away, India will be the largest economy in the world, overtaking both the U.S. and China.
I learned more of how to appreciate what I had then – my family, my kids, the talent that God gives you – because He can take it away at any time. He took it away from Brian through death. He took it away from me through my knees.
The public has an appetite for anything about imagination – anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life.
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Let the people on both sides keep their self-possession, and just as other clouds have cleared away in due time, so will this, and this great nation shall continue to prosper as before.
When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away.
There’s a fun, nostalgic aspect to Legos – people connect to the art on a different level. But it’s also a medium that lets me design anything I can imagine. I especially enjoy creating curvy forms using rectangular pieces. Up close, you notice the sharp angles, but when you back away, the corners blend into curves.
But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
My dedication to my music has driven everyone away. I’ve had girlfriends, but I always end up on my own. I don’t particularly like it, but I don’t see a way ’round it.
Let’s treasure our roots, even when we’re far away.
I’m lucky my wife is a strong woman. She’s one of the stronger people I’ve ever met. It’s hard for me to be away, but I know my home life is fine because my wife is there.
Once you create a loyal customer base, it’s tough for a competitor to take that away.
I grew up in the ghetto, and the thing is when there were problems, I knew when to get away.
When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.
I love that Moana is a heroine, and I hope people take that away, and that you most certainly can be the heroine, or hero, of your own story.
If you took away publicists and things and people spoke for themselves, then they’d have to be responsible for their words.
Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.
Being an only child, I didn’t have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.
No problem is too big to run away from.
Stay away from family when you are working on a startup.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.
The American Dream may be slipping away. We have overcome such challenges before. To recover the Dream requires knowing where it came from, how it lasted so long and why it matters so much.
My dad was always there, even though he wasn’t living in our house. He was always on the phone, always just a car ride away. Whenever he had a new recording, we would be the first to get the acetate. And it would say, in Dad’s handwriting, ‘Play it loud.’
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.
That’s what all art’s about – a sense of moving away from boundaries that you can’t in real life. Like a dancer is always trying to fly, really – to do something that’s just not possible. But you try to do as much as you can within those physical boundaries.
All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.
Two halves don’t make a whole. Two wholes make a whole. In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn’t doing better by doing that. I became less of a man.
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
The beauty standards had nothing to do with me in Mexico. It was such a bizarre, dire time for my hair. I was living in a small town where there was not any semblance of an African community. I’d have to take the bus to Mexico City to find a woman who could braid my hair. That was two and a half hours away.
Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain.
I felt unhappy and trapped. If I left baseball, where could I go, what could I do to earn enough money to help my mother and to marry Rachel? The solution to my problem was only days away in the hands of a tough, shrewd, courageous man called Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
I think a lot of what you do in acting, and for the most part singing and dancing and everything, is trial and error. It’s all about just seeing what works, and if it does, to use it, and if not, to throw it away.
I have no problem with cheating. Whatever you can get away with.
One of my most productive days was throwing away 1,000 lines of code.
When my girlfriend’s away, I cook a big vat of meaty pasta and sauce and eat that for about a week. Then I eat out the rest of the time. When she’s home, we eat at home probably twice a week. I chop, she cooks.
I think ‘Ek Chhotisi Love Story‘ has really damaged me. People think they can compromise my reputation and get away with it.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
And when I’ve been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
In a state of poverty, illiteracy, people just remain exposed to all kinds of manipulation. That’s what we have lived. It’s easier to tell a poor person, ‘You know what, you are poor, you’re hungry because the other one has taken away your rights.’
It’s not a 24-hour news cycle, it’s a 60-second news cycle now, it’s instantaneous. It has never been easier to get away with telling lies. It has never been easier to get away with the glib one liner.
Our people are ebbing away like a rapidly receding tide that will never return. The white man’s God cannot love our people, or He would protect them.
I have cut away what I call the excess stuff in my life.
My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.
The only way to get love is to be lovable. It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check: ‘I’ll buy a million dollars‘ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
You have one heart, and once you give it away, it’s gone. If you wear it on your sleeve, a lot of people are there to take advantage of it.
For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive – and thrive. ‘Harsh’ to us is ‘home’ for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away.
When you’re famous, you’re always famous. It doesn’t go away.
I heard the old, old, men say ‘all that’s beautiful drifts away, like the waters.’
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.
My grandmother worked at one of those Bel-Air mansions, and we would go – not too often, but every now and then – to pick her up. Hollywood was probably 12 miles from my house, but it might as well have been a million miles away. The only time I saw that world was on TV. Until I started making records.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Home is here in Philadelphia. I never like to be away too long.
I always get carried away when I’m kissing. I just go nuts! Walking away after it is the strangest moment for me. It’s embarrassing – not knowing what to say to each other.
Some countries have more water than others – some can afford to use clean water to flush their poop away, and some can’t.
Museums provide places of relaxation and inspiration. And most importantly, they are a place of authenticity. We live in a world of reproductions – the objects in museums are real. It’s a way to get away from the overload of digital technology.
If a man is truly in love, the most beautiful woman in the world couldn’t take him away. Maybe for a few days, but not forever.
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
I love the sensation of being out in the open air, far away from all the distractions of modern life. I will usually disappear for a couple of hours, and that time on my bike is quite sacred, as it’s when I do all my serious thinking. Sometimes I will stop off at bikers’ cafe and have a bacon sandwich.
My mind’s never gone very far away from what I wanted to accomplish.
It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.
If you keep the Sabbath, you start to see creation not as somewhere to get away from your ordinary life, but a place to frame an attentiveness to your life.
Our asylum laws were written to protect victims fleeing persecution in their home countries. By limiting the scope of these laws and refusing to acknowledge gang violence or domestic violence as a valid reason to seek asylum, we are turning away women and children in grave danger.
My interesting diet tips are eat early and don’t nosh between meals. I mean, I can pack it away.
Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away.
Time takes away the grief of men.
I’d look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Comedians like to see people smile. With acting, I love giving people a feeling, an emotion. I like to give people a feeling. When they come away from my scene, I want them to think.
The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not.
In all my characters, I try to find an iota of myself, and in Castle, I found a lot. He gets away with a lot, so that’s fun.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, ‘Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn’t understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn’t fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn’t want it to get any worse. You’re the mother of my kids – I don’t want to hate you.’
I lost most of my friends. Their parents had told them to stay away from me, because they said I was crazy, I was an extremist.
And so I’m saying that, yes, colonialism was terrible, and I describe it as a legacy of wars, but we ought to be moving away from that by now.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.
If you take away print and embroidery, you have to challenge yourself a bit more on the cut.
I really like conducting my music in concerts because I’m convinced it’s not just for films; it has its own life. It can live far away from the images of the movie.
At times, when I reach my saturation point, I go to some random place and throw my phone away.
We can either be governed by fear – fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border – or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that’s America at its best.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.
My mother had bought a sewing machine for me. When I went away to college, she gave me a sewing machine, a typewriter and a suitcase, and my mother made $17 a week working as a maid 12 hours a day, and she did that for me.
Don’t let the winds blow your dreams away… or steal your faith in God.
It’s very refreshing to go away and take a break, to clear your head, and just get into something else.
Can you tell me what’s more unconstitutional than taking away from the people of America their Fifth Amendment rights, their Fourteenth Amendment rights, and the right to equal protection under the law?
If only I wasn’t an atheist, I could get away with anything. You’d just ask for forgiveness and then you’d be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male’s superiority.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
I don’t think a lot of people understand the situations I’ve been involved in and the way I grew up. I took myself away from it and made something out of a bad situation.
The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
I began my career as an economics professor but became frustrated because the economic theories I taught in the classroom didn’t have any meaning in the lives of poor people I saw all around me. I decided to turn away from the textbooks and discover the real-life economics of a poor person’s existence.
Do what you love; you’ll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t get this one right away.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
I have become convinced that everything that is classy doesn’t go away.
Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.
There is more hooey spread about the Second Amendment. It says quite clearly that guns are for those who form part of a well-regulated militia, i.e., the armed forces including the National Guard. The reasons for keeping them away from everyone else get clearer by the day.
My poor children have been the subject of all of my experiments. We’re still doing what I call ‘Amish summers‘ where I turn off all electronics and pack away all their computers and stuff and watch them scream for a while until they settle down into, like, an electronic-free summer.
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
Kashmir is an integral part of India, and nobody can take it away from us.
The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.
The song ‘Gave It All Away’ has a reggae sound.
You step away from the public eye for too long, they don’t care no more.
Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don’t let anyone take it away from you, ever.
Be quiet, or my wife will take away your first born and make him or her work in one of her sweatshops!
We have a safe and good command-and-control system. Nobody can take away any nuclear weapon from Pakistan.
He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.
It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
You have to fill your cup. You then give away the overflowing, but you keep a cupful for yourself.
In California, they don’t throw their garbage away – they make it into TV shows.
Work hard, work away from the game, work when no one’s looking, and just knowing that it’s a process. Everything will come at the right time.
We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.
When you’re underwater with goggles on, a couple of your senses are taken away, and it becomes this purely visual thing. It’s just you and yourself.
The nicknames – people say they couldn’t understand it, but look, I have really enjoyed my time away from 3AW, and I have discovered one thing – that I am more than just a yelling fanatical football follower who makes up nicknames.
I hate death; it takes people away from you. You’re left feeling rudderless.
Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.
You don’t walk away if you love someone. You help the person.
I’d gotten away from my Buddhism. And I quit meditating.
Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
If you love someone – like, truly love someone – I don’t think that ever goes away. But what does change is your perspective on the relationship and the dynamic.
I realise how precious life is, probably because I’ve seen how it can be taken away.
I do not love to be printed on every occasion, much less to be dunned and teased by foreigners about mathematical things or to be thought by our own people to be trifling away my time about them when I should be about the king‘s business.
One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
No matter how good you are at planning, the pressure never goes away. So I don’t fight it. I feed off it. I turn pressure into motivation to do my best.