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We’ve collected the best Off Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Edinson Cavani, Abraham Zapruder, Nora Ephron, Ricky Gervais, Doris Lessing. Use them as an inspiration.

1
Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch.
2
I got off the abutment and walked towards my office.
Abraham Zapruder
3
You do get to a certain point in life where you have to realistically, I think, understand that the days are getting shorter, and you can’t put things off thinking you’ll get to them someday. If you really want to do them, you better do them. There are simply too many people getting sick, and sooner or later you will.
4
Pol Pot – he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they’re that clever, take them off when they see him coming!
5
I’ll be pleased when I’m dead. That will let me off worrying about all these wars.
6
I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe He gave me the passion and determination to continue surfing. You fall off the horse, and you get back on. I had to go for it.
7
When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.
8
I haven‘t been out of work since the day I took my pants off.
Sally Rand
9
When I get a chance to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions and decide whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man. In other words, I may be committed to the air, but I still have some control over it.
10
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
11
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
12
I’d much rather eat exactly what I want, and then burn it off, than diet.
13
These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.
Giorgio Vasari
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A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don’t believe in that at all.
15
I came up from growing up with a lot of Catholic guilt, a lot of punk rock, hipster guilt in the later years where I think people have thrown a lot of things on me. Where I always felt like I’m not supposed to tell the horn section what to play or I don’t want to come off egotistical.
16
Your Heavenly Father will help you find the right path as you seek His guidance. Remember though, after you pray you must get off your knees and start doing something positive; head in the right direction! He will send people along the way who will assist you, but you must be doing your part as well.
17
I feel comfortable on and off the court, happy in my own skin, just really comfortable with the way I’m playing my tennis.
18
Making art, good art, is always a struggle. It can make you happy when you pull it off. There’s no better feeling. It’s beauteous. But it’s always about hard work and inspiration and sweat and good ideas.
19
I remember just lying in the grass, staring at the clouds, wondering where they drifted off to after they floated over Texas. I never would have imagined that one day I would follow one of those clouds and find myself in Hollywood.
Renee Zellweger
20
Most people hoard their money – just keep it in the bank. Bitcoin will really take off when people start spending it, creating a velocity of money.
21
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
22
I’m never satisfied, man. I’m Virgo. We overanalyze and we’re never satisfied. So I’m gonna keep going ’til the wheels fall off.
23
Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.
A. E. van Vogt
24
Poetry and lyrics are very similar. Making words bounce off a page.
25
Back off or the lizard gets it!
Ryan Stiles
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It’s about knowing how to make a groove happen and keep it going so others can play off it.
27
I hear a little firecracker go off when you come up with a good rhyme.
28
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
29
If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.
30
Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there.
31
Especially for fostering creative, conceptual work, the best way to use money as a motivator is to take the issue of money off the table so people concentrate on the work.
32
I firmly believe in copyrights and am put off by plagiarism.
33
I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. Some guys will just take off and it’s like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.
34
I took this ‘how to build computers‘ course basically because I’m sick and tired of getting ripped off by cheesy computer companies. Software baffles me. I like hardware. I used to change my own oil, and now I want to build my own computer so I can have what I want.
Pat Cadigan
35
Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
36
People get really turned off by feminism.
37
I really like people who have the gift of the gab. I like characters that are very eloquent, articulate and confident in what they’re saying. Especially coming off ‘Captain America,’ who’s very internal and intimate, I’d love to play someone who wears their emotions on their sleeves, potentially to a fault.
38
Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
39
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.
40
As long as I stay in training and play well, I don’t see what objection there can be to what I do off the field.
41
I’m not gonna be warded off the joy music bus.
Wesley Willis
42
Oh, yes; you Virginians shed barrels of perspiration while standing off at a distance and superintending the work your slaves do for you. It is different with us. Here it is every fellow for himself, or he doesn’t get there.
43
When I write, I can shake off all my cares.
44
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
45
The only thing about sanctions is that, like a lot of drone strikes, there are countless unintended victims. Cutting off aid to Uganda only increases the pain there.
46
I suffer from peroxide phobia. Every time I’ve gotten near a blond woman, something of mine has disappeared. Jobs, boyfriends… one time an angora sweater leaped right off my body.
47
Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.
48
You can change the feel of your sofa by adding a thick, cozy throw and playing a couple of classic pillows off a more Moroccan-inspired one.
49
I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
50
I’m a sports lover. Not just cricket – I play badminton and football, too. When I get some time off, I prefer to play sports rather than working out.
51
I’m not frightened about death. I don’t know why, but I just feel that at a certain moment your switch is switched off, and that’s it. And you can’t do anything about it.
52
Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
53
To relax, I love sitting back and turning my brain off and watching TV.
54
Of course, there is no question that Libya – and the world – will be better off with Gaddafi out of power. I, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal, and will actively pursue it through non-military means. But broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.
55
Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
56
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
57
I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you’re constantly putting yourself in an environment where you’re checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don’t really have a day off.
58
When I did the video for ‘Holding Out For A Hero,’ we filmed that on top of the Grand Canyon, and that was quite frightening. I was close to the edge, and there was a helicopter hovering about, creating a lot of wind, and I was nervous I was going to fall off.
59
The glory of being a carrier pilot has certainly worn off.
60
In ‘Thor,’ that was my own hair. I grew it out. But I have naturally curly, blonde hair, so I’ll never look like that. By the time I got to ‘The Avengers,’ I had come off two other films, which required me to have it very short. So I dyed it again and it was long enough to use a part of my hairline.
61
The moment the alarm goes off is the first test; it sets the tone for the rest of the day. The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get up out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort and fall back to sleep? If you have the discipline to get out of bed, you win – you pass the test.
62
I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people.
63
The truth is that cleaning up socks and trying to get someone to really listen to you is marriage. It’s less sweep you off your feet and more sweep the kitchen four times a day. Like everything good in life, it’s 98% back-breaking work and 2% moments that make the work worthwhile.
64
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.
Arnold J. Toynbee
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When I create lyrics, I just go off of energy. Sometimes I write down my lyrics on my phone and most times I remember the lyrics in my head.
66
When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
67
Nobody brainwashed me with God in my head or anything. I just saw this new reality, and I felt like I’ve been blinded, and I finally took the blindfolds off.
68
Sometimes you’re gonna jump off a cliff and land flat on your face. Then you just get up and go again. But sometimes you dive off the cliff and start soaring with the eagles, and that’s when you find new music, places that you’ve never been before.
69
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Frederic Chopin
70
The optimum amount of sugar in a product became known as the ‘bliss point.’ Food inventors and scientists spend a huge amount of time formulating the perfect amount of sugar that will send us over the moon and send products flying off the shelves.
71
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that’s OK – the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Ozzy Osbourne
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I don’t go off and sit down and try to write material, because then it’s contrived and forced. I just live my life, and I see things in a word or a situation or a concept, and it will create a joke for me.
73
Your Heavenly Father will help you find the right path as you seek His guidance. Remember though, after you pray you must get off your knees and start doing something positive; head in the right direction! He will send people along the way who will assist you, but you must be doing your part as well.
74
When the Beatles came to America and took me off the map, I thought I would return the favor, and I moved the family to England!
75
I like to talk about lint and coasters, the expansion of the universe and maybe McDonald‘s. I’m completely turned off by the idea of politics.
76
Sometimes my songs wander off a bit and are not always coherent.
77
I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods – that’s where I’m really happy.
78
We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods.
79
My solos are more tastefully conceived now. But I still get going in places. It’s just that I build up to it now. I don’t race off on a solo. I take my time.
80
I think the driving force for cultural evolution is this desire for groups to be splitting off and separating and forming subgroups insofar as the environment will allow it. We see great cultural diversity and large numbers of cultures per unit area in regions of the world in which the environment is really rich.
Mark Pagel
81
Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.
82
Sometimes it is hard to sing and dance at the same time, but I would rather be off and be real and genuine about it to my fans.
83
If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.
84
I give my roosters the best of food. I give them the best of care. I give them everything they want before I ask them to sacrifice. Get a rooster comfortable, and he’ll fight his ass off. That’s all I ask of HBO. They just can’t see that.
85
Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.
Tommy Cooper
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I had always previously really fed off of negativity and enjoyed being the guy who everybody hated.
87
I just felt that you can’t have a character fall in love so madly as they did in the last movie and not finish it off, understand it, get some closure. That’s why the movie is called ‘Quantum of Solace‘ – that’s exactly what he’s looking for.
88
A man’s got two shots for jewelry: a wedding ring and a watch. The watch is a lot easier to get on and off than a wedding ring.
89
I don’t want to try to piggyback off of anybody else.
90
You will have ups and downs – but believe anything is possible. With hard work, it can come off.
91
I lived a sloppy life. So I took very small increments in my life. I started making my bed. I started cleaning my room. There were dishes in the sink. It started off with doing small house chores. I saw that the yard needed to be mowed. So instead of being told it needed to be mowed, I would mow it.
92
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
93
Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.
Sonja Henie
94
Jamming with other people will create energy and excitement that you can feed off, and which will help push you to do things you’d never dream of doing by yourself.
95
Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.
James Huneker
96
You want to see an angry person? Let me hear a cell phone go off.
97
Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was 26. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re 34.
98
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
99
We all stand on the shoulders of our ancestors. We’re in a relay race, relying on the financial and human capital of our parents and grandparents. Blacks were shackled for the early part of that relay race, and although many of the fetters have come off, whites have developed a huge lead.
100
The humanitarian developers behind World of Warcraft have also discovered a way to bribe gamers into turning off their computers and going outside. If you log off for a few days, your character will be more ‘rested’ when you resume playing, a mode that temporarily speeds up your leveling.
101
We are not trying to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes you have your off days. We have a way of going about things. Basically we are positive people trying to improve players and teams.
102
Hard work pays off – hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.
103
We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?
Ellen Goodman
104
If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.
Al Bernstein
105
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
106
Once you have mastered a technique, you hardly need look at a recipe again and can take off on your own.
107
My mother made soft polenta often, and as a child, I would watch her stir until she looked like her arm would fall off.
108
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
109
I think that’s the challenge of our generation: if we are all technology natives, how do we live with influence both online and off, and how do we make sure that both of those aren’t lacking in some type of deeper human connection and substance?
110
When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day.
111
If you take yourself too seriously, something like a bad review could put you off your stride.
112
We all know how we can be turned around by a magic place; that’s why we travel, often. And yet we all know, too, that the change cannot be guaranteed. Travel is a fool‘s paradise, Emerson reminded us, if we think that we can find anything far off that we could not find at home.
113
I started studying business and finance in Edinburgh as a backup plan. I was still making music many hours a day, and when I was at university, the electronic music boom started really taking off globally.
114
Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.
115
We need to not write off vaping as a safe alternative to smoking. It’s not safe.
116
You have to understand that every negotiation isn’t about taking everything off the table. It’s cliche, but you have to try and make sure the other side feels good and you feel good. Because in my business, when I make a deal, it just means once we’re done negotiating, we have to go off and work together.
117
I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one’s memories.
118
For me, winning isn’t just about lifting the cup, the trophy – it’s about giving your maximum, on and off the pitch.
119
The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
120
College has become a wide-open game – a lot of short passes, quick passes. Then you go to the pros and it’s a whole different ballgame – things are happening faster, the patterns have to be more precise. Getting off the line of scrimmage is more difficult.
121
The only legacy I seek is the one that any grandparent seeks – that is, to hand off our nation… our fields and our farms to the next generation in better shape than we found it.
122
The greatest set shooter ever? Larry Joe Bird. Period. The best coming off screen? Reginald Miller. And the best off the dribble? Steph Curry.
123
I can be stressed, or tired, and I can go into a meditation and it all just flows off of me. I’ll come out of it refreshed and centered and that’s how I’ll feel and it’ll carry through the day.
124
I come from a background where you don’t show off the good things you do. It’s modesty.
125
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
126
When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano.
Bob Hope
127
I remember as a kid having a balloon and accidentally letting the string go and watching it just float off and into the sky until it disappeared. And there’s something about that, even, that feels very much like what life is, you know, that it’s fleeting, and it’s temporal.
128
I watched Tim Tebow and how he played and how he carried himself and the good that he did for the game on and off the field. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
129
I think the only advice I can give you on how to live your life well is, first off, remember… it’s not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we do not.
130
I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn’t want to go on!
131
I have metal in my body, so every time I go to an airport, the metal detector goes off.
132
It’s nice when I have days off to go home and relax and literally take the weight off my shoulders and enjoy the simple things.
133
The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other, while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats.
134
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
135
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
136
When I was five, I discovered a secret box that contained Mummy‘s stage makeup. It was like finding buried treasure. I tried the rouge, the eye shadow, the lipstick. But I couldn’t get the rouge off. Mummy spanked me terribly.
137
God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your house. That’s God shifting things in your favor.
138
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.
139
There is nothing wrong with being well off as long as money has a social and ethical value and is not the object of one’s own greed.
Aga Khan IV
140
Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.
Jean-Paul Marat
141
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
142
I had high hopes for ‘Moonlight,’ just off the reaction I had while reading the script.
143
Terrorist bombings, like rampage shootings, are events that maximize the amount of publicity per amount of damage. That’s why people do them, because they know they will set off a media frenzy.
144
My hearing loss was essentially due to noise exposure during my military service. I was on an anti-submarine sub-chaser in WWII, and we had lots of depth charges going off all around us. There were plenty of explosions, and they were loud!
145
Your goal should be to pay off your credit card bills in full at the end of each month and set aside money toward your emergency savings.
146
A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.
147
Surfing big waves is not an extreme sport to me. I fall off, tumble down, and come up. My heart’s racing because I’m thinking I almost drowned, and I thank God I can breathe again, but I always think, ‘What am I hitting?’ Water.
148
With two thousand years of Christianity behind him… a man can’t see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
149
In the wake of 9/11, my wife Trish and I were stranded on the East Coast. We had planned a vacation to Greece, but flights had been halted. Instead, we ended up on a tiny island off the coast of Georgia.
150
Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off.
151
It’s all about the chairman, listening to what he wants to do with the football club on and off the pitch.
152
After a bath, we all love to dry off with a towel. But do we need it to survive? No. It’s a luxury.
153
Confidence literally starts from yourself. You have to go look in the mirror at yourself. If you don’t like what you see, you’re going to give off that energy.
154
I oftentimes say that I design my collections off my phone. I’m in a group chat with my team in Milan. I copy and paste. I draw. I look at trends. I don’t really have an assistant. It’s a modern way of working. I don’t know if it’s sustainable, but it’s how I do it.
155
Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off.
156
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
157
If you take your foot off the gas, there’s always someone who wants your spot.
158
If you go on stage with the wrong attitude, or something in your performance is off, you can lose an audience in the first minute. That first minute is crucial.
Allan Carr
159
I don’t ever want to become Bill Maher where I have to find some strong opinion on something just because it’s in the news. That’s the guy that comes off like you have to be angry every week about new topics and snotty about something. That’s what I’m trying to avoid.
Doug Stanhope
160
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.
161
If you pay your credit card off every month, get a rewards card. One that gives you airline miles or that will give you 1 percent cash back at least on every purchase.
162
Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism… to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
Bernadette Devlin
163
Prime time for men is, say, 35 to 45. Then they level off and fall off.
164
Building a rainy-day fund during good times may not be politically popular, but it can pay off during the bad times.
165
When the Lord sent me forth into the world, He forbade me to put off my hat to any, high or low.
George Fox
166
The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.
167
With Mtn Dew Game Fuel, I’m flying off buildings and hitting 360 snipes with more precision than ever.
Dr. Disrespect
168
I’m like a pitcher. I’m either on or off.
169
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it.
Jackie Gleason
170
I’m never bored, never ever bored. If I’ve got a day off I’ll sit in a cafe and watch and observe. I’m a great observer.
171
When you think about it, we’re strapping strange planks of wood to our feet and launching off of giant snow walls. It’s pretty intense.
172
I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair.
173
I came off Snapchat. I was done with it… I think I spent too much time on it.
174
My act is an exaggeration of a part of me. I’m much more expressive off stage.
175
I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself.
176
I think marrying somebody who’s not a celebrity, it just takes a lot of the pressure off.
177
If you had a game that said, ‘Oops, you’re dead. Now switch off the game,’ it wouldn’t be very successful. So you do need to have something to teach and be there to learn from, and we feel that death in video games is a positive experience.
178
Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent. Once you have yielded, you will be tempted to yield again and again… Finally, you would only produce something hybrid.
Barbara Hepworth
179
My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.
180
Being hip, being popular, being cool, that’s really easy. Until you have to make tough decisions. And when you have to make tough decisions, that veneer of coolness comes off real quick.
181
People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses – that’s what it’s about.
Steve Marriott
182
I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!
Sam Levenson
183
I used to go into bars on my days off, and I decided that wasn’t too good for me.
Phil Daniels
184
I’m not cynical or bitter in any way. Life’s too short; you get ripped off, but if you hold a grudge, it’s going to affect you. You take it on the chin, you learn, you try not to make the same mistakes.
Tony Fernandes
185
Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain’t funny!
186
Call me a midget, but just be real. I am all for correct terms, but please don’t tiptoe around feelings. Don’t be too careful, because that shuts you off from people.
187
Indeed, we’re strongest when the face of America isn’t only a soldier carrying a gun but also a diplomat negotiating peace, a Peace Corps volunteer bringing clean water to a village, or a relief worker stepping off a cargo plane as floodwaters rise.
188
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
189
It’s not fun to get out of bed early in the morning. When the alarm goes off, it doesn’t sing you a song: it hits you in the head with a baseball bat. So how do you respond to that? Do you crawl underneath your covers and hide? Or do you get up, get aggressive, and attack the day?
190
About 75 percent of the crude oil marketed here is sold off the books, and they are doing trades that would be illegal if it was a regulated market, and of course they do not want to regulate it.
191
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
192
Frankly, I’m a drummer; and when I wanted to let off steam, I would just go and beat the hell out of my drums.
193
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
194
Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating.
Gilbert Highet
195
I really love travelling to places where I get to learn something new about a new group of people or a new place. Learn some history, contemplate some business ideas, and sort of get off the beaten track a little bit.
196
I’m an energy vampire. I just suck off everybody’s energy. But I give it back.
197
On or off the field, practice and teamwork are the key to success.
198
If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.
Grandma Moses
199
I loved Stephen Wright, and I loved Mitch Hedberg, but they seemed like geniuses you could never emulate. You’d just be ripping them off.
Anthony Jeselnik
200
Once I found out that people were really making careers for themselves off the Internet, independently, I was really inspired.
201
It is really important that focusing on things such as spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting doesn’t inhibit the creative flow. When I was at school there was a huge focus on copying and testing and it put me off words and stories for years.
202
When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask ’em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time.
Rachel Perry
203
I always thought, ‘That’s just the way you do it.’ You work as hard as you can for as long as you can, and the small gains you make will eventually pay off.
204
The problem is to keep the monkey mind from running off into all kinds of thoughts.
205
Don’t think in the morning. That’s a big mistake that people make. They wake up in the morning and they start thinking. Don’t think. Just execute the plan. The plan is the alarm clock goes off, you get up, you go work out. Get some.
206
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.
Auguste Rodin
207
People don’t realize all the stuff I gave up growing up. I could have gone to parties and had fun at adventure parks with friends on weekends and things like that. But I went out and worked my butt off for eight hours playing golf.
208
When I was young, I used to wear a lot of wigs, and I was running on stage at a gig and tripped over and it fell off. It was in the 1970s, and Swansea were doing really well in the league, and most of the team were there. I almost died, but I picked it up, put it back on my head and carried on.
209
This book-promotion stuff is like a political campaign. You work your butt off, and at the end of the day, you can’t tell if it’s made a damned bit of difference.
210
Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can’t see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off.
211
We are human beings, you need to mentally switch off now and again to refresh your body and mind. But I never just lie on the couch in my downtime, I still keep my body in good shape.
212
I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn’t face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There’s a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives – well, I’ve got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it.
213
I don’t get recognised until I’m on stage, and then I can walk off and forget about it. It’s great.
214
I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
215
Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.
216
There is no chip coming off of my shoulder because, at the end of the day, you’re still going to continue to be doubted.
217
The other girls were so comfortable with their bodies and it eventually rubbed off on me.
Brooke Langton
218
I might put a nicer pair of heels on and a cooler outfit, but I’m still that naughty girl who likes a slice of cheesecake on my day off.
219
Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver.
220
Learning Jimmy Carr riffs off by heart is not the way to anyone’s heart, unless you’re Jimmy Carr. And remember, the two most attractive things in a man is a sense of danger and being able to make a girl feel really safe.
221
I would like my celebrity to serve charity purposes, and to help people less well off.
222
I went off to Harvard Law School for six weeks, and then I said, ‘Doggone this, it’s not what I want to do.’ I remember when I told my dad I was leaving law school, and I wanted to go into football. He said, ‘Be a good coach.’
223
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
224
One of my favorite things to do is to play music really loud and dance my butt off in the morning. I’ll do it alone in my apartment. You can’t have a bad day after that.
225
Brussels sprouts are unique creatures. When cooked poorly, they can give off a strongly sulfurous aroma that many find unpleasant. But if you can crack through that aroma and release the natural sweetness hiding underneath, then you’re rewarded with one of the most delicious vegetables around.
226
A novel ensures that we can look before and after, take action at whatever pace we choose, read again and again, skip and go back. The story in a book is humble and serviceable, available, friendly, is not switched on and off but taken up and put down, lasts a lifetime.
227
I guess I’m attracted to these off beat roles because my life has been a bit abnormal. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
228
I was sitting on the bus, and the sign said if you’re ready to better your life, come to Medgar Evers College, and I got off the bus and went to Medgar Evers College.
229
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you.
Francoise Sagan
230
Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.
231
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.
Olin Miller
232
Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him… the better off we all are.
233
Every good day starts off with a cappuccino, and there’s no place better to enjoy some frothy caffeine than at the Bulgari Hotel.
234
If you play more than two chords, you’re showing off.
Woody Guthrie
235
From the neighborhoods that we grew up in, we had to learn how to deal with people. How to keep certain people at a distance, how to cut people off completely.
236
What’s the logic of investing millions in agriculture if it will not pay off?
237
I was never one who sought to make the small man tall by cutting off the legs of a giant. I wanted to drag no man down to my size. Only to preserve a way of life which might make it possible for me, one day, to elevate myself until I at least partly matched his size.
Paul Harvey
238
I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.
239
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.
240
I know April, May and June are a few unbearable months, and working out in a gym and sweating in such dirty hot, sticky, humid weather puts me off. The best way is to swim. I feel so fresh and rejuvenated after swimming, and I believe it’s one of the best mode to fitness during summers.
241
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.
242
I’m sick of giving creeps money off my soul.
243
I’m off to sit on a cliff.
Nik Kershaw
244
If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck‘s back.
Ellen Swallow Richards
245
When I was at Watford I was very greedy. I just wanted to show off my skills.
246
I hope that basketball gains momentum and kids understand that you can actually make a living from it. Not just the N.B.A. You can get a scholarship, a free degree – like, no student loan you have to pay off. That’s huge in life. Once they realize that in New Zealand, I hope they get inspired.
247
My dad gave me my first bike at 16. I soon fell off and was in a wheelchair for weeks. I haven’t fallen since.
248
I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
249
Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’.
250
I haven’t met a person who takes a statin drug to lower cholesterol that I can’t get off a statin once I teach them how to eat.
251
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
252
The question that I started off with was, I thought, very simple. It was just ‘Is there a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way?’ But one of the things I love about science is that you always end up with new questions.
253
If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter.
254
I get up at six to work out. I’ve done it since school, it’s always been part of my life. It’s a good way to take the edge off. I like getting up early; I’ve got a daughter, I’m a single dad.
255
He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
256
I guess I thought I was Elvis Presley but I’ll tell ya something. All Elvis did was stand on a stage and play a guitar. He never fell off on that pavement at no 80 mph.
257
I love to wear lingerie. The problem is that men always rip it off too quickly. When women are dolled up in lingerie they feel sexy. So let us wear it for five minutes.
Karen McDougal
258
A couple years ago I was going to back off and actually thought about retiring, but it keeps calling me back, and I’m going to keep going back as long as it calls me. I really think it has something to do with the good vibes that I feel I’ve spread through my performance and through the time that I’ve spent with fans.
Jason Newsted
259
If every woman who’s had an abortion took tomorrow off in protest, America would grind to a halt. And that would be symbolic: because women grind to a halt if they are not in control of their fertility.
260
It takes leadership to improve safety. And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.
Jackie Stewart
261
I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running.
262
I feel better all day if I start off by eating healthy. Breakfast is simple: multigrain toast with natural peanut butter, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, or healthy cereal.
Natalie Morales
263
I was the only child born to Josephine Perry that survived. Mama had six other children before me, and all had passed very quickly and very young, all succumbing to a combination of illness and disease and the lack of strength to fight off both.
Isabel Sanford
264
‘The Oathseems like the perfect project for me, coming off the back of a big-scale adventure film like ‘Everest.’ I want to delve into an intimate, dark and psychological world where the characters are claustrophobic.
265
A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a ‘Mad Menepisode.
266
I start where the last man left off.
267
A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.
Herb Caen
268
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
269
I was a Versace perfume girl at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Rihanna actually came up to the counter and asked for something. And she wouldn’t even take her sunglasses off! She was so mean to me. Not mean, but, like, guarded. I don’t blame her, though.
270
The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound easy. When you can do it, it helps tremendously because it’s a thing that forces kids to read on. You have this unconsummated feeling if you stop.
271
My problem is that my imagination won’t turn off. I wake up so excited I can’t eat breakfast. I’ve never run out of energy. It’s not like OPEC oil; I don’t worry about a premium going on my energy. It’s just always been there. I got it from my mom.
272
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.
273
I’m very happy to say goodbye to the three-button suits. I hate three-button suits. Some people can pull them off, but they’re legitimately really, really skinny. Unfortunately, the only people who actually wear them are, like, Mr. Monopoly, and people like that.
274
No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, a sannyasi, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation.
275
I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
Henri Coanda
276
I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever. Even today, I go into these things where I’m supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I’m literally asking, ‘If I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?’
277
When Clark Gable kissed me, they had to carry me off the set.
Carroll Baker
278
You learn to not take things personally and to just let it roll off of you.
279
Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.
280
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
281
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.
Corrie Ten Boom
282
Hard work always pays off, whatever you do.
Dustin Lynch
283
Get in your kitchens, buy unprocessed foods, turn off the TV, and prepare your own foods. This is liberating.
284
Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.
285
Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.
286
If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.
Christiaan Barnard
287
When you’re starting off as a young writer, you look at all the stuff that’s gone before and the stuff that’s influenced you, and you reach the ladle of your imagination into this bubbling stew pot of all of this stuff, and you pour it out. And that’s where you start from.
288
I like to show my ability on the field. I’m not one to show off with words. I’m really looking forward to the chance. I’m a calm goalkeeper, and above all, I’ve got a real desire to win. When I get on the pitch, I give everything for the team, everything for the shirt.
289
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
290
COVID has caused no shortage of problems. One of them is the possibility we could be off for nine months. That’s too long. We’re not in the playoffs, summer league has been canceled and training camp is pushed back. We need some help, but we aren’t really getting it.
291
Great moments of entertainment, great football, unforgettable evenings. I think that’s what it’s all about: experience, emotions, and the special touch that the Champions League brings on and off the field.
292
Seeing off the new ball is important for me. I know that once I do that, the only way I could get out could be from my own mistake.
293
I love the Queen. I love the whole fairy tale of the Royal Family; the Crown Jewels; Buckingham Palace; the tourist attraction. But really, is that what we’ve got a monarchy for? It’s just for tourism, and then you survive and live off taxpayers‘ money?
294
You learn to laugh at yourself, and you also lean on comedy as a crutch to kind of take the edge off because comedians often are self-deprecating, and they cross lines that they shouldn’t. Stuff like that brings a smile to my face every once in a while when needed.
295
Everybody has forgotten about showmanship. People don’t look like rock stars any more. They just look like regular dudes off the street.
Vince Neil
296
I suppose we’ll make money off our album and our singles and stuff, but, like, they were made as we wanted them, exactly with what we had to say, and done exactly how we wanted them, right? And, like, we didn’t put them out to make money. We put them out because we wanted to do them, do you know what I mean?
Sid Vicious
297
See, ‘A Time to Kill’ was the one I got famous off of. Big ka-boom, over one weekend. After that, I did films that I really wanted to do.
298
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
299
I don’t remember ever stealing things, but I suppose I was endlessly borrowing money off people.
300
A lot of people – they might think I fell off, but they don’t know I’m eating. I’m on the West coast, eating. It’s just they don’t hear about me because they don’t see me on the TV. But I’m still around.
301
Food is a weapon – a very effective weapon. People don’t cultivate, don’t farm, you cut the road off, then you subjugate them very easily.
Tom Catena
302
I don’t understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I’m interested in someone, and I don’t want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I’m not interested in that person.
303
Those who imagine polygamy to be handy cover for promiscuity are apparently off the mark. If polygamists share one quality, it is that, polygamy aside, they are extraordinarily strait-laced.
304
Take any person, put them in the wrong environment, and they can get off to some pretty bad things. Warren Buffett has said that he would not like to get into debt because he doesn’t want to discover what behavior he’s capable of.
Guy Spier
305
If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they’d have to bring out the tanks to control you.
306
We were driven off like rats in five minutes.
Roger Sherman
307
Too often, these comedy guys now only care about getting on and then getting off and getting rich.
Mort Sahl
308
I was told that when I’m dancing, I give off the feeling of a rainy day.
Rain
309
I don’t understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I’m interested in someone, and I don’t want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I’m not interested in that person.
310
Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.
Ian Fleming
311
But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.
312
Romance and girls I don’t talk about anymore: it’s off limits. I just want to keep it private.
313
Men, when they fight in movies, it’s a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn’t take your eyes off of him.
Lucy Liu
314
When friends asked me, Can we help? I’d say, Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. I used that line from Star Wars.
315
One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren’t usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It’s structures and patterns, and that’s what we love, and that’s what we get off on.
316
Female clothing seems to be extremely difficult and almost like a puzzle for a man to take off. But I think if you get there, you win. A kilt is the complete opposite. The kilt is so easy to take off.
317
I often enjoy wearing loud and outspoken clothing on stage, so off it, I usually wear loose-fitting vintage shirts, jeans, or track suits I’ve had forever. I just add styling to those pieces.
318
I’m in the game of spinning plates. I’m spinning a boxing plate. I’m spinning a Tae Kwon Do plate. I’m spinning a Jujitsu plate. I’m spinning a freestyle wrestling plate. I’m spinning a karate plate. If I was to put all them down and have one boxing plate spinning, it would be like a load off my shoulders.
319
I always remember my childhood house with happy memories. There was a beautiful garden, and outside my bedroom window was a jasmine vine which would open in the evenings, giving off a divine scent.
320
Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance.
321
The physician’s duty is not to stave off death or return patients to their old lives, but to take into our arms a patient and family whose lives have disintegrated and work until they can stand back up and face – and make sense of – their own existence.
322
I got booed off the stage one time. This was in a University in Florida. The students didn’t know that I had to come back out 6 more times, because I was hosting the show. They just thought that I was a comedian opening the show.
Theo Von
323
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
324
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
Herb Caen
325
Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn’t want to – or can’t – join the Big Parade.
326
Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery – it recharges by running.
327
Why should I dislike anything about my appearance? I came off the factory line this way. I am perfect.
328
Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.
329
I’m from the old school; hard work pays off.
330
But my passion is racing cars. It’s what I like to do in my off time.
331
Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was 26. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re 34.
332
I do this ‘Walker shake.’ You got to get knocked down many times, shake it off. Life is about ups and downs, and you got to keep standing up.
333
It’s great if a pilot starts off great and if it doesn’t start off so great it’s not that big a deal: everybody’s baby is born ugly. But you want to know, if given the opportunity: Where are we going? What’s the story we’re trying to tell?
334
Private life is private life. Off the pitch, there is private life, and the rest is social life, where of course you have to behave responsibly.
335
I made odd noises as a child. Just did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette’s syndrome.
336
Sometimes there is a 36-piece orchestra going off in my stomach.
337
I watched, for the 17th and hopefully the last time, The ‘Guns of Navarone’ on New Year‘s Eve. I always watch just in case the explosives don’t go off in the end. You have to watch the end, just to make sure it’s OK.
338
Everything you want to accomplish is already within yourself so when you start to roll in self-doubt and think negative thoughts then you’ll fall off. So keep visualising and keep knowing what you’re destined for, it’ll come to you.
339
Once I get on a puzzle, I can’t get off.
340
Once your body is in workout-mode, a few days off won’t hurt. Muscle memory is magical. If you work out consistently, you can afford to miss a few sessions and your body will gladly pick up where you left off.
341
It’s not called quitting if you quit while you ahead. It’s about being aware and being strategic enough to know that you got to get out the pool at some point. You got to put your clothes back on and dry off.
342
I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.
343
I wish I could pull shorts off. My wife tells me that I just can’t. But that’s okay. I’m tall, I can do other things, like change light bulbs.
344
I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn’t going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I’ve ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn’t want to do whatever he did. So after that, I switched to Communications.
345
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.
346
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
347
I have this sense of independent heartbreak, of annulling romances before they get their feet off the ground.
348
Offense cuts you off from God. We separate ourselves from the pipeline. I’ve never seen anything block blessings from Heaven except offense.
John Bevere
349
Sometimes getting something off your chest to someone else is an important step in coping – so you know that you’re not alone, you’re not failing, and that it is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed or sad at times. Everybody does.
350
If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.
351
That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
352
Hey sky, take off your hat, I’m on my way!
353
Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
354
I’m just trying to show people that I ain’t gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself.
355
Respect the game on and off the field and if you do that, you’re going to have the respect among your peers.
356
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
357
When you’re 20 or 30, looking ahead, you see these benchmarks for relationships, career, ambition, sexuality, and they went off into infinity. When you get to 50, you look at what’s ahead of you, and there’s an end. It goes into a nothingness, a void.
358
LIfe has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.
359
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you.
Francoise Sagan
360
DJing is my only peace of mind. When the phone is off, I play my favourite songs really loud for myself, and I’m not talking to anyone; I’m not managing anything. It’s just, like, a time when I can listen to music.
361
Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.
Joseph Murray
362
I’ve been in many auditions thinking, ‘God, do I have to take my shirt off?’
363
Regret is the worst human emotion. If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content.
364
I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I think that shows hard work pays off. A good thing takes a while.
365
A lot of people assumed I faded off into the sunset.
366
Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it’s off the better.
Horatio Nelson
367
We know that we are often judged by the company we keep. We know how influential classmates, friends, and other peer groups can be. If any of our companions are prone to be unrighteous in their living, we are better off seeking new associations immediately.
368
I think anything that’s creative really takes my mind off whatever it is that I’m going through in my life. If you’re going through heartbreak, and you can write a song, it’s a wonderful win-win, because it takes your mind off the heartbreak, and you get to vent.
369
I love the fact that we are surrounded by this spectacular natural beauty that routinely strikes us dead. Hikers walk off into the woods and are never seen again. And still we tug on our fleece and skip off into the wilderness, not a care in the world.
370
Being dragged off that bus was worth it just to see Barack Obama become president, because so many others gave their lives and didn’t get to see it, and I thank God for letting me see it.
371
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.
372
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
373
Law enforcement officers are never ‘off duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
374
There is no off position on the genius switch.
375
I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head.
376
Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.
377
I wish people would turn off their computers, go outside, talk to people, touch people, lick people, enjoy each other’s company and smell each other on the rump.
Tre Cool
378
Why not show off if you’ve got something to show?
379
In this modern world, where we have filters to make us look as nice as possible, it’s good to take off the filter and go, ‘I could look stupid here.’ You’ll learn something and be better for it.
380
The attractive lady whom I had only recently been introduced to dropped into my lap… I chose not to dump her off.
Gary Hart
381
The things I talk about and explain couldn’t happen – yet, they don’t seem impossible – you could say I talk about the world in an abstract perspective. But then, the world is basically insane – and it’s trying to pass itself off as being a sane place. I show it for what it is.
382
A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.
383
Whatever journey you’re on is fine. Take the pressure off yourself.
384
The wife’s run off with the bloke next door. I do miss him.
385
In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
Madeleine L’Engle
386
It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.
387
I cherish my time off and the solitude that comes along with it.
388
What I’m most proud of is that I paid off all the debts of my household.
Ji Chang-wook
389
The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
Michael Flanders
390
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
391
In political and social analysis, we still have not cut off the head of the king.
392
I can’t gain anything off of anyone else not succeeding.
393
Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
Paul Klee
394
Experience has everywhere shown us, and especially in the Philippines, that the classes which are better off have always been addicted to peace and order because they live comparatively better and may be the losers in civil disturbances.
395
Indeed, we’re strongest when the face of America isn’t only a soldier carrying a gun but also a diplomat negotiating peace, a Peace Corps volunteer bringing clean water to a village, or a relief worker stepping off a cargo plane as floodwaters rise.
396
The first novel I wrote was a monster – clocking in at 180,000 words – but it died a death, a death it deserved. It was called ‘The Gods First Make Mad.’ It was a good title, but it was the only good thing about the book. I didn’t let that put me off.
397
The self-driving car revolution was kicked off by The ‘DARPA’ Grand Challenge to make an autonomous car traverse 132 mi. of a desert.
398
I was sent off to study in Georgia to keep me from movies. When I outgrow this film career, I will become a practicing doctor. I want to specialize in cardiology.
399
Perfectionism and procrastination have such a fine line. You say, ‘Well, I want it to be good. I want it to be perfect.’ But what you’re really doing is not doing your work. You’re putting off showing up and being visible because then you’re going to be judged, and it might suck.
400
Children are wonderful, but they are not the center of the universe. The sooner their parents make them understand that, the better off we all will be.
401
Yeah, I’m obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off, yeah, I’m rude. You know why? Because you’re busy.
402
People’s ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can’t help it -ignorance is when you choose not to understand something.
403
I’ve had a surprising number of near-death experiences: I was nearly blown up by a landmine in Sudan; I was stranded on the Zambezi river at night; I was bucked off a rodeo horse in Arizona and had to be airlifted to hospital; and, worst of all, I once ate a Pot Noodle.
404
The flu is very unpredictable when it begins and in how it takes off.
Harvey V. Fineberg
405
When things could’ve gone really bad, rugby caught my interest and I really stuck with it. The sport brought me, maybe off the streets where we’d be fighting, into putting in a good effort in the rugby field where you’re kind of rewarded for that rough behaviour instead of in trouble with the law.
Daniel Cudmore
406
When I take good care of myself, it lifts my spirits, boosts my confidence, and makes me feel strong. When someone tries to throw me shade, it bounces right off. I look those haters straight in the eye, keep my chin up and shoulders back. Because I know I’m a fierce queen – and they know it, too.
407
I’m always gonna be all over my CD the most, of course. My talent is my talent. I ain’t really tripping off no ego; I just like to make good music with good people.
408
I have been in my fair share of both onscreen and off screen fights.
409
If you think you can finish ISIS off with the PYD and YPG, you cannot, because they are terrorist groups as well.
410
What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white; the cartoon.
411
I’ve got one of those over-stuffed leather chairs from the Pottery Barn. It faces north. I live in San Francisco, so there’s the Golden Gate Bridge off to the left, and there’s Alcatraz off to the right, and I’ve got a pile of pulp fiction next to me, and there’s usually a decent bottle of red wine next to the fireplace.
412
Music, for me, is vital. Punjabi, Bollywood, Sufi, RnB… I listen to it all. When I’m not listening to music, you will find me chatting with friends. Off the field, I just let my instincts take over. I certainly don’t think about batting, or which bowlers I’m going to face.
413
You can’t change the world; you can’t fix the whole environment. But you can recycle. You can turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth. You can do small things.
414
Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to ‘carry it off.’
415
I am addicted to cereal. I am one of those people who just loves their cereal morning, noon and night. Kellogg’s message is what I tell my kids every single day, which is: You’ve gotta start off your day right with a good, healthy breakfast to give yourself the potential for greatness.
416
Oprah‘s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.
417
I read for the ‘ah-ha’s,’ the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow manfinancially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally.
418
That’s the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother’s funeral, but you don’t switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said – one of the famous lady novelists – ‘unhappy is the family that contains an author’?
419
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
420
I seldom was ever off my seat on the bench during the game.
421
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
422
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
Abe Lemons
423
I spend a lot of time in bed when I’m off. But if I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll go to a gallery.
424
I do not find it easy to articulate thoughts about religion. I remain the sort of person who turns off ‘Thought for the Day’ when it comes on the radio.
425
‘LIFE Magazine‘ decided to do a story about a young actress in Hollywood in 1954. And I made the cover. And I remember that the fellow who was doing the story on me said, ‘Listen, kid, I just want you to know, if Eisenhower gets a cold, you’re off the cover.’
426
I think we were trying to get off Combat from the moment we were on Combat.
Dave Mustaine
427
You can dominate a game if you dominate on the line… We’re just going to have to go out there and work hard and blow people off the ball, and let our runners do what they do best.
Miles Davis
428
So now I’m left with cigarettes, and I’m trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I’ll be done.
429
Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
Yeardley Smith
430
There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.
431
Polo is about the aspirational lifestyle of the sporty person, on and off the field.
432
He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
433
Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,’ he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. ‘Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.
434
I recognise life is like a magnet. Positive and negative are on the opposite sides of the magnet. You can try to cut the negative part off, but it’s still there. When you accept both of them, it’s like, ‘You know what? Don’t get too identified with success or too identified with failure – just be cool with them.’
435
Don’t show off every day, or you’ll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
436
When I was 23, I climbed this mountain in Alaska called Devil‘s Thumb alone. It was incredibly dangerous, and I did it because I thought that if I did something that hard and pulled it off, my life was gonna be transformed. And of course, nothing happened. But I get the search for purpose.
437
I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off.
438
Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
439
No days off. I’m a workaholic.
440
I would hate to be thrust into the middle of a big film and not deliver. There’s young actors and they’re put into these central roles and they’re commanding armies – but they can’t quite pull it off. I’d much rather do it in small steps and build it from there.
441
Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own.
442
I believe in astrology. I really go off of energy.
Fivio Foreign
443
Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
444
We like the opportunity to get off to a fast start, no matter what our schedule says, and that’s our objective.
445
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
446
Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
447
When I left ‘Downton Abbey,’ it hadn’t yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball!
448
I can take the steel guitars and fiddles off, we can make it a little more pop, cover ideas that are a little less cowboy. But you got to look at yourself in the mirror and ask, whose flag you are under? For Garth Brooks, I’m steel, fiddles, red, white and blue.
449
I didn’t want to do ‘Fashion Police’ because I thought, ‘This is stupid, this is beneath me, who wants to talk about fashion?’ It has taken off. We are the number one show in England on E! Who knew?
450
Curvy girls can pull off any look – it’s what we do.
451
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplier
452
The solution to ‘on-line harassment‘ is simple: women should log off.
453
If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt, I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it’s fixed.
David Hackworth
454
I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
455
The hospital industry to this day works its tail off to do the right thing.
456
When I’m off the road, and I can really control my diet down to the calorie, I juice seven days a week. Every afternoon, whatever I have at hand, beets, carrots, ginger, whatever. I juice, literally, every single day. And on the road, I try to find fresh juice wherever I can.
457
Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance.
458
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
459
For me, winning isn’t just about lifting the cup, the trophy – it’s about giving your maximum, on and off the pitch.
460
Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain’t funny!
461
Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic, really simple. Just with a few chords. But I won’t have anything more than two or three sentences in my head. That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then it goes off in whatever direction.
462
It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
463
All human beings are inherently good, so when someone goes off the rails, there must be some mitigating factor – he was bullied, was a loner, had an abusive father, or a domineering mother, etc.
464
The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time.
Alvin Ailey
465
If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we’d be a lot better off.
466
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
467
I have this weird sort of Gemini thing where I can really be empathetic and a loving person. But if you piss me off, I can be one of the meanest, most sadistic people.
468
I wouldn’t do nudity in films. For me, personally… To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary.
469
I don’t want to put off negative vibes to my teammates. That’s kind of my leadership mentality.
470
Police officers put the badge on every morning, not knowing for sure if they’ll come home at night to take it off.
471
None of the serious maritime incidents I had to deal with as transport minister off the pristine Queensland or Western Australian coastline involved an Australian flagged and crewed vessel.
472
I can’t turn off the way I think, and that’s essentially who I am, who anybody is.
473
I guess something that you love to do, you gotta ease up off it and give it a little space, come back and be fresh to it.
474
I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that’s what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.
475
Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable.
476
I can wear a hat or take it off, but either way it’s a conversation piece.
Hedda Hopper
477
The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.
Bob Black
478
If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved.
Russell Lynes
479
I slag off people I see coming out of the gym with a can of Red Bull or a Lucozade!
480
Emancipation – what is meant by it? Simply that the slaves shall cease to be held as property and shall henceforth be held and treated as human beings. Simply, that we should take our feet from off their necks.
481
Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
482
If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
483
Cyclists. I really hate them. I wish they would not be so self-righteous and realise they are a danger to pedestrians. I wish cyclists would not vindictively snap off wing mirrors on cars when they were trying to cross in front of the car at a danger to motorists and pedestrians.
484
We want to be treated equally and not judged off our skin color.
485
A man who reads effeminate may well be consistently heterosexual, and another one might be gay. We can’t read sexuality off of gender.
486
We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there’s a shot from the bumper of a car and it’s going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment.
487
Justice is expensive in America. There are no Free Passes… You might want to remember this, the next time you get careless and blow off a few Parking Tickets. They will come back to haunt you the next time you see a Cop car in your rear-view mirror.
488
There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
489
I think that ideas exist outside of ourselves. I think somewhere, we’re all connected off in some very abstract land. But somewhere between there and here ideas exist.
490
When I was with the Yankees in 1978, we were playing Baltimore at Yankee Stadium, and the score was 3 – 3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. I led off against Tippy Martinez – a little left-hander who always gave me trouble – and the count went to three-and-oh.
491
Let me go to hell, that’s all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
492
One problem I have with faith-healing is that it tends to be focused only on the physical aspect of healing. But Jesus always backed away when people came to him only to get their physical needs met. My goodness, he was ready to have you lop off your hand! His real interest was in healing the soul.
493
Movement has been one of the few constants in my life, and I always feel a great sense of optimism when I set off to a new place.
494
Love isn’t a switch you can turn on and off. You just can’t get rid of it, regardless of the circumstances, if you truly love someone.
495
All I want to do is be a gay icon. I was reading Lady Gaga‘s twitter, because she has like 12 million followers, or something like that. I feel like she has fans, gay, straight, bi, who would throw themselves off a building for her.
496
Whether we are working to pay off student loans, credit card debt, paying for elder or childcare, or even trying to save for retirement, the idea of the American dream still remains just that – a dream.
497
As soon as you go off the racing line you go through all the dust and then have to spend time cleaning up your tires.
498
Babies don’t need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach… it pisses me off! I’ll go over to a little baby and say ‘What are you doing here? You haven’t worked a day in your life!’
499
Sometimes I just wish I had a day off. I really need to clean my room.
500
Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
Luis Bunuel
501
Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You’re free of the gravity of what people think.
502
Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.
503
Acting is a passion, but I have been taking time off to direct once in a while because it helps me reinvent myself.
Prakash Raj
504
I’ve flown from Aspen and then to Switzerland the next day and then off again the day after. That’s the thing I love most about snowboarding, honestly – getting to travel and explore different places and meet people.
505
I love to watch old movies when I get time off.
Yuan Yuan Tan
506
I don’t support white supremacy. I’m the one who made them take ‘white supremacy’ off the roster that was the symbol of the Democratic Party in this state.
507
I like a scarf with a shirt; it throws it off a bit.
508
I do not abuse players. I talk to myself; I abuse myself. It’s my way of letting off steam. I do it after every century; I do not do it always. I keep telling myself: ‘Improve, improve from the previous match, the previous shot. You can do it.’
509
Basically, I start my morning off with a Bustelo coffee made in a mocha pot – the Bialetti. I warm some milk on the side, on my stove, and I add one teaspoon or half a teaspoon of real sugar. I have two of these every morning. Even when I was pregnant.
510
Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.
511
The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don’t like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they’re 95 percent dead wood.
512
Do not think of your faults, still less of other’s faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
513
‘Tulip Fever‘ did change my life. It did that thing that sometimes happens when a book takes off – it opened doors on to whole other worlds.
514
When I’m away from cricket I switch off totally. Otherwise I would never be able to keep that same hunger.
515
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
516
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
Catherine the Great
517
I don’t plan to restrict myself to rapping in the future, and I didn’t want to come off as too aggressive, which is why I thought about changing my name.
518
People like to be around those who give off positive energy.
519
Not everything has a happy ending, and not everything has an ending. Some things just kind of dribble away or cut off abruptly.
Susanna Kaysen
520
When you snatch little pieces of other people’s lives and try to palm them off as your own, that’s more disgusting than anything. Robin Williams is a huge thief. Denis Leary is a huge thief. His whole stand-up career is based on Bill Hicks, a brilliant guy who died years ago.
521
We have ministers who are incapable of doing what has been ordered from above because there is no follow up, because there are no consequences. If you are poor man and you steal, your hand is cut off after three offences. But if you are a rich man, nobody will say anything to you.
Basmah bint Saud
522
My confidence comes from the daily grind – training my butt off day in and day out.
523
Sarcasm is weird. Even not in acting, in life I feel like ‘sarcastic‘ is a word that people use to describe me sometimes so when I meet someone, it’s almost like they feel like they have to also be sarcastic, but it can sometimes just come off as mean if it’s not used in the right way.
524
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
525
I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.
526
It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the ‘good old days‘ when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy.
527
Is this America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, where we have to sleep with our telephones off the hooks because our lives be threatened daily, because we want to live as decent human beings in America?
528
Sugar does make people happy, but then you fall off the edge after a few minutes, so I’ve really pretty much cut it out of my diet. Except for cupcakes. I like those.
529
If 30 Australians drowned in Sydney Harbour, it would be a national tragedy. But when 30 or more refugees drown off the Australian coast, it is a political question.
530
I’ve never taken drugs. My drug, I suppose, is drink. I never drink before I sing, but I do make up for it when I come off!
531
I am a light person. I think of myself with a shield, a protective shield around me. And I think of bad things bouncing off it. Boom, boom, boom, ba-boom, ba- boom!
532
I’ve got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.
533
Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.
534
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
535
I’m actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I’m at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.
536
Sketching is like dancing. It’s process as much as product. You can turn your head off and just sort of dissolve into the now. Doing a giant, super thought-out painting is the opposite of that.
537
Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage. I’ve been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad. But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer.
538
Trite as it sounds, follow your heart. Persevere. And if you follow your heart and persevere, it will pay off.
539
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
540
I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn’t going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I’ve ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn’t want to do whatever he did.
541
I’m very open and honest, and I feel like it’s important for women to hear that we’re not perfect; none of us are perfect. And sometimes we aspire to have these ideas in our heads of what perfection is, and I probably would’ve been better off if I’d left myself alone.
542
I am whatever you want me to be and I can’t control that. My experience is my experience, but I can’t really claim anything. I know when I take my wig off at night and I have to twist my hair up, I’m black. But I don’t get too personal most of the time.
543
We try to make our own BTS context. Maybe it’s risky to bring some inspiration from novels from so long ago, but I think it paid off more. It comes through like a gift box for our fans. That’s something you can’t find easily from American artists.
544
I’ve had problems with my eyes, and my legs hurt if I walk a great deal. That’s due to very bad circulation. It’s called claudication, and it’s painful. So I have to stop if I’m walking, and pretending I’m looking in the window, so that I can rest them a little bit and then start off again.
545
One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.
Jacqueline Leo
546
My talent is my talent. I ain’t really tripping off no ego; I just like to make good music with good people.
547
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
James Herriot
548
The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he’s a criminal instead of a scholar. It’s business.
549
Fourth of July. My birthday is July first, and my best friend‘s birthday is July fifth, so it’s always been a favorite holiday. It’s all about having a cooler full of sodas, hot dogs, and just hanging out and shooting off firecrackers, being low-key, watching the fireworks.
550
The first thing I do when I get home is take my shoes off and go barefoot.
551
Poetry and lyrics are very similar. Making words bounce off a page.
552
To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.
553
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
554
Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
555
I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel’s suitcase.
556
I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser.
557
I literally have a clearout every two months and I give all my clothes away to my little cousins and stuff. And they just buzz off it. If I was younger, and my cousin or sister was in Little Mix, and they gave me all their hand-me-downs, I’d be the happiest girl in the world.
558
I’ve become more mature on and off the court, and I’ve learned how to deal with some of those big occasions much better.
559
I am very short-sighted, and if I don’t like a situation I take my glasses off.
560
Always wear sunscreen and wash your makeup off at night.
561
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
562
There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
563
I’d just love to ride off into the sunset with my love. I’ve only seen the sunset so far. Maybe I can earn my own Ferrari so I can ride off in the sunset without anyone by my side.
Amrita Singh
564
Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool.
565
Either one lives ‘for’ politics or one lives ‘off’ politics.
566
I’m a sports lover. Not just cricket – I play badminton and football, too. When I get some time off, I prefer to play sports rather than working out.
567
I knew it was time to get off of reality TV when someone asked me if I sang as well as acted.
Ozzy Osbourne
568
When I meet people who say – which they do all of the time – ‘I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,’ and so forth, I switch off quite early.
569
570
I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba – Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue.
571
Falling out of love is like losing weight. It’s a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.
572
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
573
Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and – as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis – emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness.
574
When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To think about how criticism is a poor reflection on the one who criticizes.
575
If you want to grow old as a pilot, you’ve got to know when to push it, and when to back off.
Chuck Yeager
576
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Bob Hope
577
Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it’s too late.
Rita Coolidge
578
If art means as much to you as it does to me, or even if you’re just exploring the art world for the first time, I invite you to turn off the boob tube, pry the Wii controllers from your kids’ hands, and drag them to a museum.
579
I will remain on the throne until I fall off.
Margrethe II of Denmark
580
I’m not the kind of cat that’s going to cut off an ear if I can’t do something.
581
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
582
When we were starting off as kids, just the idea of maybe going to do this as a living instead of getting what we thought was going to be a boring job, was exciting.
583
I don’t care who you are. You can be the smallest person off the street, or you could be the biggest person in the world. I’m going to treat everybody the same – with respect.
584
You parents of the wilful and the wayward! Don’t give them up. Don’t cast them off. They are not utterly lost. The Shepherd will find his sheep. They were His before they were yours – long before He entrusted them to your care; and you cannot begin to love them as He loves them.
Orson F. Whitney
585
When I write, I can shake off all my cares.
586
I liked ‘Scream of the Banshee’ because it was a real challenge. I thought, ‘How am I going to pull off this character?’ But, I also thought, ‘Oh, man, I’m going to go for it.’ He’s got all the defects of character that an actor loves to play. So, I had a really great time.
587
People would be a lot better off if they’d enjoy being single.
588
My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute.
589
The last two years with the Eagles were pretty intense times. There was a lot of drinking and we were all getting high a lot. My parents were relieved when I got off the Eagles treadmill.
Glenn Frey
590
Where I know I wanna go is being consistent on business, and that’s just making another artist, my clothing line – capitalizing off the moment. I wanna be consistently doing that – capitalizing off every move I make.
Future
591
My brother‘s my best friend, without a doubt. Me and my big sister get along so well. She moved to East London, though, so points off, but she’s wicked. And then my little sister is a little genius. She’s super talented and such a great person, always been far more mature and cool than me.
592
In the future, I’d like to continue being honest with myself and admit when I’d be better off asking someone else to illustrate my writing.
Adam Rex
593
Look at Nicola Walker in ‘Last Tango in Halifax.’ She has the most wonderful face. You just want to look at her. And if she’d gone off and had Botox and facelifts, I wouldn’t want to look at that face because it wouldn’t express anything.
Judy Parfitt
594
I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.
595
I believe in astrology. I really go off of energy.
Fivio Foreign
596
I have the flying dream a lot where I’m jumping off a building and just flying around.
597
A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.
Amy Goodman
598
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the best actor because his choice of roles are so diametrically opposite from each other, and he pulls it off almost every time so convincingly.
599
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
600
I’ve learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
Daniel J. Boorstin
601
Rock ‘n’ roll music is what gets me off.
602
The moon gravitates towards the earth and by the force of gravity is continually drawn off from a rectilinear motion and retained in its orbit.
603
I remember… seeing the first plane go into the towers and thinking: ‘It’s a beautiful day. Somebody really must have gotten off course to have the plane go into the towers.’
604
Honestly, it’s a sad truth, but whenever a show is about to go off air, you start getting hints because the work environment and quality changes.
605
I was a very defensive kid ’cause I was really sensitive underneath and didn’t want people to know. So I came off as very tough and very angry.
606
I think a goalkeeper has to participate at the back of the defence and come off the line to play.
607
You’re always better off if you quit smoking; it’s never too late.
608
Even if it comes off natural, everyone has a fashion sense.
Future
609
Very rarely do I talk off the top of my head on stage. I’m not an improv guy. I’m a writer-guy who presents what he’s written.
610
Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
Bruce Lee
611
I grew up off ‘The Simple Life‘ where they really made just being a personality a thing.
612
And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.
613
The metaphor I’ve used is… somebody’s going to push my family off a cliff pretty soon, and I won’t be there to catch them. And that breaks my heart. But I have some time to sew some nets to cushion the fall. So, I can curl up in a ball and cry, or I can get to work on the nets.
614
BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single ‘I Need U.’
615
One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don’t think there will be change, whether you want it to or not.
616
The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.
617
If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
618
I’m my own worst critic, and if I don’t pull off what I think I wanted to do in my head, then I won’t be a happy girl.
619
When I’m not acting, I do like to take a year off at a time, at least if I can, just in order to keep acting exciting – otherwise I get bored very quickly.
620
Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch.
621
The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems – the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.
622
Living in a community with very wounded people, I came to see that I had lived most of my life as a tightrope artist trying to walk on a high, thin cable from one tower to the other, always waiting for the applause when I had not fallen off and broken my leg.
623
When you come into my pieces, it’s not an intellectual experience, it’s a physical experience. It’s coming at your body. There’s light, there’s sound, the lights in some pieces are going on and off. There’s loud roaring sound happening.
624
The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.
625
Vampires are sleek demons for good times. They suavely leech off society – like investment bankers who plunder outsize shares of deals for themselves or rapacious fund managers.
626
We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.
627
The separation of church and state was meant to protect church from state; a state that declares religion off limits in public life is a state that declares itself supreme over all religious values.
628
I like Lil Wayne‘s style. His style probably influences me the most. Basically, he’s just wearing exactly what he feels like wearing. He goes to the club, and he’s got shorts and a wife-beater on. That shows you what type of celebrity he is and what he is able to pull off, fashion-wise. I try to be in that same lane.
Von Miller
629
Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
630
I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
631
Any image I have, it’s just what I do, but it comes off as being very pretentious. When you’re a bit in the public astigmatism, anything you do seems like you did it so somebody would see you do it, like showing up at the right parties.
632
It’s like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it’s off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
633
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
634
Even if it comes off natural, everyone has a fashion sense.
Future
635
I tried singing. I tried playing a musical instrument. I really wanted to be a musician, but I never could quite pull that off. I liked entertaining, but I was always drawn to some kind of technical work – some kind of honest labor.
Bill Cobbs
636
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
637
People try to change too much at once and it becomes overwhelming, and they end up falling off the program. So gradually changing bad habits makes much more of a difference than trying to change them all at once.
Ian K. Smith
638
It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.
639
If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we’d be a lot better off.
640
So he said ‘I’m going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library.’ I thought ‘That’s a turn-up for the books.’
Tommy Cooper
641
When you’re throwing the football the way you want to, you’re not thinking about it. You’re not thinking about your drop or your release point or the trajectory or where your feet are. It’s just coming off your hand exactly the way you want it to, fluid and confident.
642
You must learn to talk clearly. The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off your tongues is mental garbage.
Martin H. Fischer
643
No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
644
I am very happy playing and showing off my talent on the cricket field and have no plans to enter Bollywood.
645
Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.
646
But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands.
647
The energy of the crowd is insane. Twenty thousand people. It’s the biggest jolt of adrenaline. It’s very hard to explain. You know the old story about the woman lifting the car off her kid? It’s in that realm. You can actually hurt yourself and not know it.
648
When you’re one of the leaders of the team, there are no days off.
649
Now don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.
650
I put a lot into my body on and off the field that really gets me ready for the next day.
651
But by reframing the learning process and focusing on the cool end goal, the fear of failure is often taken off the table, and learning just comes more naturally.
Mark Rober
652
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
653
My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression.
654
I started off throwing out ‘Artist.’ I made that my first mixtape. Then, I threw out ‘TBA,’ which means ‘To Be Announced.’
655
The majority of the wealth of human knowledge is owned by a few publishing companies that hoard information and make billions off licensing fees, although most scholarly articles and journals are paid for by taxpayers through government grants.
656
Each and every day you have to perform, whether it’s on the practice ground or off the practice ground. I just want to improve each and every day.
657
We all fall off the wagon. It’s only one day; it’s not the rest of your life. Pick yourself up and go again.
658
I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
659
Movement has been one of the few constants in my life, and I always feel a great sense of optimism when I set off to a new place.
660
From exam grading to health education to professional training to democratic participation, paths towards self-realization and success in the world are often daunting and obscure: journeys only the privileged feel confident setting off along.
661
The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.
662
I just enjoy both working and not working. And fortunately, I work enough where I get that out of my system, and then we take a few days off, take a rest.
663
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball’s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
664
Vanity, showing off, is an attitude that reduces spirituality to a worldly thing, which is the worst sin that could be committed in the church.
665
My bedroom is my favorite chill out zone, where after a hectic day, I sign off to land in my dreams.
666
Death seems to be a long way off. Is this not shallow thinking? It is worthless and is only a joke within a dream. It will not do to think in such a way and be negligent. Insofar as death is always at one’s door, one should make sufficient effort and act quickly.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
667
I started off as a kid who didn’t care what my education was.
668
The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
669
Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
670
If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself. But if it’s a slow pace, and I get beaten by a kicker who leaches off the front, then I’ll always wonder, ‘What if…?’
671
If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.
Barbara McClintock
672
When I first started wearing wigs, I didn’t know you had to anchor them down with bobby pins. I walked out during a windy day and my wig blew off and got stuck to a branch. I was walking while my wig was hanging! If that’s not the most embarrassing thing… but you have to use bobby pins.
673
All pressure is self-inflicted. It’s what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.
674
The energy you give off is the energy you receive. I really think that, so I’m always myself – jumping, dancing, singing around, trying to cheer everybody up.
675
I know who I am, I know what I can and can’t do. I know what I will and won’t do. I know what I’m capable of and I don’t agree to do things that I don’t think I can pull off.
676
No country in history ever sent mothers of toddlers off to fight enemy soldiers until the United States did this in the Iraq war.
677
If you’re at a restaurant and someone asks, ‘Fresh pepper?,’ the answer is yes. When people shake off the fresh pepper, they clearly have no interest in living a full life. Same thing goes for grated Parmesan. Why would you turn that down?
678
It doesn’t matter how rich you are – you know when you’re being ripped off.
Petter Stordalen
679
The NCAA makes so much money off of their kids, and they put ridiculousabsolutely ridiculous – restrictions on everything that they can do.
680
Once the world has been created, the fantasy author still has to bring the story’s characters to life and unfold a gripping plot. That’s why good fantasy is such a hard act to bring off.
Tony Bradman
681
There is a real vulgarity in the way women dress at the moment. They show off too much and try too hard. They don’t understand where the line is between sexy and vulgar. I know where that line is.
682
I did not believe that the public was sophisticated enough to understand that a newsman could wear several hats and that we had the ability to turn off – nearly, you can’t say perfectly, but nearly – all of our prejudices and biases.
683
Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
684
I remember, as a boy of 17 years of age, this was a fascinating thing for me: how we human beings breathe out carbon dioxide into the air, the leaves of plants pick this carbon dioxide up, and the plant gives off oxygen, which we can breathe in and keep our life going.
Percy Julian
685
One of the maddening ironies of writing books is that it leaves so little time for reading others’. My bedside is piled with books, but it’s duty reading: books for book research, books for review. The ones I pine for are off on a shelf downstairs.
686
My favorite thing about Milan is that you see these guys, and it’s as if a spaceship came out of the most attractive planet invented and just dropped them off all across the city.
687
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
Abe Lemons
688
You can’t take anything personally in this business. Follow your dreams, but there is a lot of criticism. You have to brush it off. Everybody is looking for something different.
689
I’m gonna have some nights when it’s not gonna come. But if you keep playing natural, it’s just gonna come. I’m gonna keep getting better, keep getting better, and one day, everything’s gonna pay off.
690
Eat what you want to eat, but just be willing to pay the price. If you know you want to eat more cake or more cookies, be willing to work out a lil bit more. I think that’s the problem people have is you want to eat bad, but yet you don’t want to pay the price to work it off.
691
To fight fear, act. To increase fear – wait, put off postpone.
David Joseph Schwartz
692
These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
Henrik Ibsen
693
On my days off, I like to be outdoors – on my bike or walking the dog or swimming – so it’s important anyone I date is also into fitness.
Mollie King
694
Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.
Claude Bernard
695
I read. I order books from the States. I literally go into bookstores, close my eyes, and take things off the shelf. If I don’t like the book after a bit, I don’t finish it. But I like to be surprised.
696
I’ll keep going till my face falls off.
Barbara Cartland
697
I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, ‘Get the hell off my property.’
698
Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off ‘cos they’d have worked it out for themselves.
699
I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise.
700
If I could choose any car in the world, I’d get a Lamborghini, but I think that’s a bit too much money. I’ll start off with maybe a V8 or something.
701
Sometimes I wake up before dawn, and I love sitting up in the middle of the bed with all the lights off, pitch-black dark, and talking to the Father, with no interruptions and nothing that reminds me that there’s anything in life but me and Him.
702
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
703
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.
704
Tonight I’ll dust myself off, tonight I’ll suck my gut in, I’ll face the night and I’ll pretend I got something to believe in.
705
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Bob Hope
706
Always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.
Damon Runyon
707
There are no taking days off. There are no distractions. If I had that, I physically wouldn’t be capable of going onstage and performing live theater. It’s extremely demanding. I have to be in ballet class every day.
708
Joy acts like a trampoline, everything that touches it bouncing right back off it.
709
Only bad golfers are lucky. They’re the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.
710
So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosion – because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there’s not very much you can do.
711
I’m focusing on cultivating my land. I have vegetables and fruit trees; I want to get some chickens and solar and really get off the grid and focus on just, really, being a mother.
Angela Lindvall
712
With DNA, you have to be able to tell which genes are turned on or off. Current DNA sequencing cannot do that. The next generation of DNA sequencing needs to be able to do this. If somebody invents this, then we can start to very precisely identify cures for diseases.
713
My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing obnoxiously loud in the shower.
714
I’m very good at having time off. I tend to take whole years off – I had 1994 and 1997 off. I find it very easy; I just love pottering around doing normal things.
715
I want to make sure I always show off my smile and have a positive attitude the whole time, whether it’s during a performance, practice, or doing an interview.
716
I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, which is both settling and terrifying. The roller coaster is going, and there is no jumping off at this point unless I just go nuclear. It’s a really interesting part of the whole journey.
717
People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that’s not true. You’re always better off living.
Dashiell Hammett
718
I’m just focused on getting to the end of each show and feeling like we’ve done a good job when we walk off stage. And a perfect show isn’t necessarily about making the audience feel good. I know I’ve done my job well if I’ve made people feel… interesting. I like to leave them a little stunned.
719
Take pride in your work at all times. Remember, respect for an umpire is created off the field as well as on.
Ford Frick
720
Now, I don’t want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God’s way of letting you know that you’re having too good a time.
721
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
722
I was a diabetic for 16 years, since I was 14. Being that I lost weight, no more diabetes. You don’t have to lose your eyesight, cut off your toes, have a stroke, get kidney failure. You just have to lose weight – you know – for most of the diabetes.
723
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
Cesare Pavese
724
I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn’t match. I just like to stand out.
725
I have found people on both sides of the aisle, white and black, that’ll give you the shirt off their back. And I’ve also found people that won’t give you a piece of bread if you’re starving to death.
726
The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off.
Benito Mussolini
727
Cambridge is heaven, I am convinced it is the nicest place in the world to live. As you walk round, most people look incredibly bright, as if they are probably off to win a Nobel prize.
728
I am a simple person, I try to do my best on the pitch and do nothing wrong both on and off the pitch.
729
You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you’re an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party… My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other.
730
To increase our objectivity, we must learn to switch off the mini-movies. Objectivity requires us to be mindful, present in the moment, and experiencing what is happening without judgment.
731
The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we’ll fail, and sometimes we’ll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you’ll find support.
732
The night before my mastectomy, I had done my best to keep my mind off of the impending procedure. My family and I went to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game, where I binged on pizza and ice cream and took full advantage of the doctor’s advice to eat up the night before since I had to begin fasting at midnight.
733
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost – the most legitimate – passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
734
I’m not possessive, I’m caring… Once you realize a person doesn’t want that much care, you automatically back off.
735
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
736
Sometimes I was sad, sometimes happy. Just on and off. Always I felt welcome. It’s just, you know, sometimes as a human being, you cannot always be happy. You do good things, you do bad things, people talk.
737
Never wear a seersucker suit straight off the rack. It’s going to look shapeless and droopy. If you’re going to sport seersucker, whether a jacket, trousers or a full suit, have it fitted. A nice, custom, tailored fit makes all the difference in the world.