We’ve collected the best Ten Years Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Michael Pena, John Paul DeJoria, Aidan Gallagher, Michael Giles, Laurie Graham. Use them as an inspiration.
An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It’s a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing.
My kids, they’re like nine or ten years old right now so you give ’em responsibilities just to keep them up on things. It ain’t just all about getting on the skateboard or putting your Heelys on, and swimming in the pool all the time. You gotta do stuff like wash dishes, take the trash out, feed the dog.
There’s always new trends and techniques and it’s hard to always be there. And to always come up with a new video, especially after ten years when you feel like you’ve done it all, but surprisingly every week, there I am.
Ten years ago U.S. defence investment represented almost half of all defence expenditure in the whole alliance. Today it is 75%. This increasing economic gap may also lead to an increasing technology gap which will almost hamper the inter-operability between our forces.
A writer‘s ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years’ time and for one reader in a hundred years‘ time.
My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.
I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old.
One thing I really want to do is – I spent ten years in New York doing theater before I moved to L.A. to do TV and film. I’d really like to go to back New York and do some theater.
I wanna do movies that in ten years time people will respect me for, as an actor. So if I do take two years off or three years off, the next movie I have that comes out you want people to go ‘ooh, that’s Frankie Muniz’s new movie, it’s gonna be a good movie cause he’s in it.’
I was a lawyer for about ten years. The law teaches one to see things from all different angles.
If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.
Radical Islamic jihadists have a long-term vision. And if they have to stay in Europe to obtain a citizenship, to ultimately travel to the United States, and if it takes them five years or ten years, they’re okay with that. History has proven that.
I visited my father for the full ten years that he was in prison, so we already had a deep and loving relationship, and remembered our mother at those times.
McCarthy had ten years in the House of Representatives, only two terms as a senator. What did he pass? Are there any bills or any piece of legislation that he’s identified with? Not at all.
I had worked for ten years in theater; I had worked at Second City in Chicago. Then I got to Hollywood, and I was like, naively, ‘Where’s my pilot?’
Although I am a young leader, I actually came to it strangely quite late. I have a different perspective, partly because of my family, partly because of what I did for ten years: negotiating trade deals, working out in Central Asia doing assistance projects.
Getting to be a musician for ten years is very different from being a musician for a year. You get different stories, and have a different connection with the fans after ten years.
In the last ten years of watching films I have found that some of the foreign films I saw affected me most. One American film that stands out for me for its workmanship and artistry is ‘Ratatouille.’ It was an astonishing effort in filmmaking.
Ten years with Juve was a great love story and I will forever be a fan of Juventus.
There’s always a high school jerk, isn’t there? But I didn’t date much in high school, because I went to an all-girls’ private school for ten years.
I think, even when I was little, there was signs that I was an artist. I’ve always been an artist. My first exploration through art was really through music – I’ve trained classically with piano for about ten years.
It took me ten years and seven books to bag an agent – it took me that long to start writing good.
Somebody told me a story where they met a celebrity when they were six years old, and the celebrity was really mean. They still remember that to this day. I never want some 22-year-old in ten years’ time to say, ‘I met Madelaine Petcsh, and it ruined my idea of celebrities,’ so I’m always aware.
I’m a suit guy. I like wearing them for the sense of completion they offer. I like buying them for the sense of near permanence – the knowledge that whatever I buy will be part of my life for the next ten years or so.
The first time I watched a World Cup game was in 2002. That was the first time Senegal had ever qualified for the World Cup, and it was great moment that I will never forget in my life. I was ten years old at the time, and that experience of watching my country in a World Cup is what inspired me to become a footballer.
If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
If I’m honest, the reason I got into acting is not the reason I’m still doing it, and if I’m still doing it in ten years’ time, I’m sure I’ll find something else.
The one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years is that successful artists don’t get paid to write and sing songs, they get paid for the psychological roller coaster they’re going to have to ride. That’s the hard work.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
I just want to make it clear that I have been working since I was ten years old.
We sought justice because equal pay for equal work is an American value. That fight took me ten years. It took me all the way to the Supreme Court. And, in a 5-4 decision, they stood on the side of those who shortchanged my pay, my overtime, and my retirement just because I am a woman.
The Backstreet Boys were so ten years ago. Whatever.
I was an independent musician for ten years before I became a musician for movies.
I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer.
The only thing that’s really riled me up in the last ten years has been the White Stripes. That’s the one band that’s gotten me competitive, and that’s good.
Considering what Americans have been confronted with in the last ten years, domestically and internationally, it’s clear that we need emotional outlets; we have to have some peace from our problems.
Men go into marriage with virtually no expectations whatsoever. Ten years later, the men are delightfully surprised to find out that it’s actually kind of nice, and the women have sort of had to take a nose dive from what they thought it was going to be.
Ten years ago, in 94, we thought maybe nobody would ever care about Styx again.
The footballer I’ve admired most in the last ten years is Zinedine Zidane… one of those rare individuals who had the skill but also incredible vision.
I did six series for the BBC and that was enough. I’ve been writing for ten years, which is more challenging artistically.
For the first ten years after I got out of graduate school, I studied success. I read every book I could get my hands on and took every training I could find, and that allowed me to become an expert in this area. I learned how to create high self-esteem and success in my own life and in the lives of others.
I like England more than I did when I left. It’s become a bit of a better country in the last ten years, in the attitude of it. A bit more Americanized, which is both good and bad. At least when you order a cup of coffee they don’t give you a hard time.
I moved to London when I was 19 and went to a three-year drama-and-conservatory training. I lived there for almost ten years.
Well, I’ve been happily supporting myself for ten years now on the hustle and trade of live entertainment. I guess my breakthrough moment was when I decided to go for it once and for all.
I spent ten years riding motorcycles.
‘Ten Years Later’ is about the journey six extraordinary people take with time. Each has experienced a game-changing event – perhaps a life-threatening illness or a catastrophic personal loss.
I want to do everything. I just want variety and longevity. I’ve never filmed a movie before, I want to do that. I want to come back to theater at some point. But I was in New York for like ten years, grinding. I’m ready to be in L.A. for a little while, and really experience film and television.
When I was about ten years old, I was brought to London to watch a production of ‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.’ I think it was at Sadler’s Wells in maybe 2000. I watched it because my school was putting on a production of it, and it was the first school play that I was able to audition for a speaking part.
I’ve been using makeup since I was ten years old. I’ve learned a lot of do’s and don’ts over the years. But one would definitely be that you should do your makeup for the occasion.
Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems.
This debt crisis coming to our country. The wall and tidal wave of debt that is befalling our nation. Medicare and Social Security go bankrupt within ten years, we have a debt that is looming so high that in the last year of President Obama‘s budget just the interest payments on our debt is $916 billion dollars.
Ten years ago in Nairobi we said that the participation of women in the decision-making and appraisal processes of the United Nations was essential if the organization was to effectively serve women’s interests.
As far as feeling like I need to prove myself or this or that, I don’t feel that way anymore. I’ve been in this business for ten years, so I’m kind of past all that. I was there where, as a female, you always feel like you have to prove yourself; you have to outwork them. But all I worry about now is being prepared.
I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on ‘Two and Half Men’ with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family.
I had a couple friends from all the different cliques in school, but my true friends were my gymnastics teammates. I grew up competing with them for ten years.
In ten years I will become president of the United States Of America.
I’m all about job creation. That’s what I’ve done for ten years as the governor of Texas, and that’s what I’m focused on.
For the first ten years of my career, or up to the point I did ‘Local Hero,’ I was always trying to be somebody else as an actor.
I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison.
When I hear people express extreme optimism about the Internet, I say, we’ve had it in mature form for about ten years. Macroeconomically speaking, those are about the worst 10 years we’ve had since about the 1930s. I don’t blame the Internet for that – that would be ridiculous.
Who would know but ten years ago that kids would be texting each other all the time, that that would be one of their main forms of communication.
I wasn’t one of the ones voted most likely to succeed when I was at drama school, but I persevered and concentrated on the acting rather than going to the right parties and getting the right agent. Eventually, after ten years, it paid off.
We toured that record for a year, which turned out to be the culmination of ten years of being constantly on the road. We were sick to death of touring.
One of the most painful things in the Western States and Territories is the extinction of childhood. I have never seen any children – only debased imitations of men and women, cankered by greed and selfishness, and asserting and gaining complete independence of their parents at ten years old.
I held a variety of jobs – most notably ten years working in universities – and kept on writing.
Every ten years, we get a new old school. In 1987, we thought 1977 was the best era in hip-hop. Here we are in 2007, and we’re discussing ’97/’98, when 50 Cent just started.
Since I moved to the U.K., it has been ten years almost, I have never had any issue. My boy, Jan, was born in London and people have been great to me. I have been really happy living here.
In the band Semi-Precious Weapons, I got to sing, wear, and say exactly what I wanted for ten years.
The Director of the Laboratory, George Reynolds, was most supportive of my efforts to work independently. There followed for ten years a glorious time for research.
When you’ve played this game for ten years and gone to bat seven-thousand times and gotten two-thousand hits do you know what that really means? It means you’ve gone zero for five-thousand.
I don’t rhyme right now, but I may ten years from now.
In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
I have a big ego, and I’m a confident person, but when it comes down to being a jerk, that doesn’t work for me, I tried it… for about ten years.
I think in terms of a career trajectory, it’s good for people to be reminded that, in spite of seeing me a million times a day on a show for ten years playing the same character, I’m an actor, and actors like to play different people.
Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.
But probably for the last ten years or so, I’ve been fitting in animation work into my other projects.
We have believed at CA that consolidation of this industry is something that was required ten years ago.
Actually I did, because I saw the film like everyone else, ten years ago and I remembered some of it. I just wanted to see it, to kind of remember the tone a little bit.
In 1981, after ten years in Basel, I returned to the United States to continue my research on the immune system at the Center for Cancer Research of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where Director Salvador E. Luria provided me with an excellent laboratory.
One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive.
The phone is one hundred, one hundred and ten years old. There was a middle period where the government had a broad ability to surveil, but if you look at human history in total, people evolved and civilizations evolved with private conversations and private speech.
I’ve been a radio reporter for ten years, and if I learned anything from my time at ‘This American Life,’ it’s how to craft a narrative so that even if the ending is ambiguous, it is somehow satisfying.
We’re geeks that wear the clothes we’ve been wearing for the past five to ten years.
My first ever job of doing additional writing for Hans was ‘Batman Begins‘, so that’s going back I don’t know, are we at 13 years now? I was his assistant for maybe ten years, a long journey.
I’ve often thought that my background in rock ‘n’ roll has gone to waste in film work. My background was that I was a rock ‘n’ roll drummer and I don’t think I used drums in my first ten years of film scoring.
What I find remarkable is that so much of the 18th century literature that I read is more accessible than reading your alternative weekly from ten years ago. People really aspired to write clearly.
I’ve had tinnitus for about ten years, and since I started protecting my ears it hasn’t got any worse – touch wood.
When I was ten years old, I had great pride in myself, which sometimes even took the form of boasting and self-praise; although I myself did not want to, I used to assume the air of someone undertaking some great work and mighty act of heroism.
I studied classical percussion for ten years.
I did a couple of films, I was very lucky at the beginning of my career… and then, I never had another job here for ten years probably and I moved to Europe.
So if you see Ten Years After, it’s not me anymore. I’m very happy with what I am doing now.
People are talking about women’s wrestling, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted since I was ten years old. I wanted people to talk about the women and all they could do. We’re celebrating women’s wrestling. People want to see us, and we’re just doing our best.
I remember when being a ‘a company man’ was a badge of honor; today in Silicon Valley it may brand you a loser or, in the best case scenario, someone afraid to take risks. Ten years ago, if you saw a resume that had multiple jobs in ten years, you would be worried about the capability of the individual. Not so now.
I had a great ten years at Fox, but it’s also been fun being a free agent.
I want to sound like Christopher Cross in another ten years, and be totally proud of it.
It was a long, circuitous route from my mom’s real estate business to Netflix. It didn’t happen overnight. Or in a year. Or even in ten years. But it happened.
Modeling is basically ‘Buy more stuff! Don’t you want some more stuff? It will make you look ten years younger and men will like you!’ If I’d wanted to be a salesperson, I would have got a job selling.
My dad is Chinese, and my mom is a white American, and they married only ten years after the United States Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to ban mixed marriages. Imagine that. Marriages between people of different races – now common and accepted – were illegal in many states up until the late Sixties.
I started in 1946 in radio. I was ten years old. I was discovered singing in a school play. Someone was in the audience and it’s six degrees of separation.
The spirituality of the dance, that’s something that’s evolved for me in the past ten years or so. I’m still trying to figure out where that’s taking me.
Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet was becoming a mainstream phenomenon, it was equally clear that a lot of people were being left out and could be left behind.
For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier – Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet.
We’ve spent almost ten years of our lives making ‘Batman’ films.
I think we should all live the moment. But you also have to think ahead. You have to think, ‘Am I going to be happy with this five, ten years from now? Is it going to let me evolve and grow, or am I going to grow to one day wish I had never done it?’ Sometimes you just have to think a little bit ahead.
I spent ten years being told there was no way I was going to have a career because I was so effeminate.
My memories of being nine or ten years old are especially vivid, since this is the time when you have a real sense of who you are – before the self-conscious preteen years start.
I was a bouncer for ten years in New York City.
I’ve been talking to certain wrestlers on the phone lately, and certain female wrestlers that were huge stars ten years ago, and the first thing I ask them is ‘do you still want to work?’ Do they want to talk, or do they want to wrestle or do something else in the business?
I’ve been performing stand-up comedy for ten years, it’s what I love and will always do.
And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even.
I was one of the first actors in London to be seen for Frodo ten years ago. I didn’t get it, obviously. The right size, but too handsome, apparently.
I grew up in New York, and for the first ten years of my life, we lived across from the Metropolitan Museum. When I was an adult, I moved back to that neighborhood and lived there again.
I hope that five years and ten years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.
It has been ten years since I stepped into the industry and I have done a lot of song and dance and romantic films.
My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States.
For the past ten years I have had no financial problems.
To me marriage is for five or ten years.
The first story I can remember writing, that I truly set down on paper, was a Christmas story that I wrote when I was ten years old.
I’ve been in this business now for almost ten years. I’ve done a lot of stories. I have a pretty good track record.
In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn.
The cool parts – the parts that have won Dubai its reputation as ‘the Vegas of the Middle East’ or ‘the Venice of the Middle East’ or ‘the Disney World of the Middle East, if Disney World were the size of San Francisco and out in a desert‘ – have been built in the last ten years.
Marriage isn’t about a collection of scenes over ten years of two people telling each other that they love each other. It’s about commitment.
My first was in 1994 and it’s ten years ago already. It’s been ten years and I’m still around. I won a stage again, like I did last year and the year before.
When we were kids, I know when I saw ‘Pinocchio‘ it had a huge impact. I was ten years old, and I went home, and I was drawing the characters.
As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade.
I think I might have been a more interesting actor, had more of a career earlier on, if I had more formal preparation. When I see something ten years later that I was in I think, ‘Boy, would I love to do that over.’
I used to sing with my father’s jazz band and then when I was ten years old a musician friend of his suggested that I try out for the first west coast production of Annie.
‘Unforgiven’ is probably an example of a script that I liked right away but thought, ‘This is great, but I’d like to do this when I’m older.’ So I stuck it in the drawer for ten years and then took it out.
I made a big family when I was working at ‘Vogue‘ for ten years, and I’m still friends with a lot of them.
I did nothing but international liberation politics for ten years, and usually it was like, you gain an inch, you lose a half an inch. It’s slow going, man.
There is an increasing demand that the president and Secretary Hull get rid of the unteachable group in the State Department of men who have not learned, after ten years of experience, that appeasement has never worked anywhere, at any time.
I’m not the same person as when I was 15 and I might not be the same person in ten years.
If I live for another ten years I shall probably have written all that I want to write.
Ten years from now, I would like to see myself successful as a brand, like Jessica Simpson, with babies running around and a beautiful husband and my own reality show.
I started in comics in 2005, ten years ago, and at that time, I didn’t have a cell phone. I don’t even think I had a computer myself, you know. And just in those ten years, how much technology has changed.
I started off doing indie comics that I wrote and drew myself. I was doing those for ten years before I started to work for DC. The first book that I wrote for DC was for another artist. I did some backups in ‘Adventure Comics’ years ago starring The Atom. That’s the first time that I ever wrote for another artist.
I genuinely haven’t really had a rebellious phase. I think it’s just because of the way I was brought up. I think it’s because I left home when I was ten years old.