Quotation Explorer - 'Almost'

I'm the most important person in the lives of almost everyone I know and a good number of the people I've never even met. - David Sedaris
Whenever that tiny bulb of revelation flashes over your head, it almost always follows a period of uncertainty. These periods are usually dark and distorted, with nary a sliver of light, yet they serve us because they contribute to understanding. - Nichole Beamer
The man up there raged aloud in two languages, and with a sincerity in his fury that almost convinced me I had, in some way, sinned against the harmony of the universe - Joseph Conrad
When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered...the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls...bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice of memory - Marcel Proust
It's as hard to get from almost finished to finished as to get from beginning to almost done. - Elinor Fuchs
The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. - Albert Camus
I always fill the chat box, almost every day, and end up deleting my heart. - Esteban Urayoán
The idea of losing control is one that fascinates controlled people such as ourselves more than almost anything. - Donna Tartt
Frankl approvingly quotes the words of Nietzsche: "He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How. - Victor E. Frankl
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. - Robert Frost
When all help is stopped, when your loved ones started doubting your competence, when failure seems almost confirmed, but no matter what, if you make one more attempt, that final step will fetch you the victory. - Amit Kalantri
When does God turn a want into a need? When you feel the same way almost every day. Your thoughts can be distracted for a short period of time, but your mind will always take you back to the one place that feels like home. - Shannon L. Alder
We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends. - Daniel M. Gilbert
You were too lazy to learn to dance until it was almost too late, and in the same way you were too lazy to learn to love. As for ideal and tragic love, that I don't doubt you can do marvellously- and all honour to you. Now you will learn to love a little in an ordinary human way. - Hermann Hesse
Some people around a person have a mysterious way of showing their dislike towards him, as they like regularly almost everything that he says or shares on his social media account. - Anuj Somany
I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things. - J. B. S. Haldane
Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well. - Robert Heinlein
By the time she yanked on her old jeans and a battered plaid flannel shirt, she felt almost normal. Calm, as she plugged in the coffee pot. But the nightmare was still very much on her mind, because it wasn’t a dream…It was a memory. - Dani Harper
The self-help movement that began in the latter half of the twentieth century suffers particularly from this flaw, for the personal and interpersonal skills it seeks to cultivate are almost always designed to get us more of what we think we want, rather than to bring about a change of heart. - C. Terry Warner
In other words, we may, by fixing our attention almost fiercely on the facts actually before us, force them to turn into adventures; force them to give up their meaning and fulfill their mysterious purpose. - G.K. Chesterton
My earliest poems appear almost skeletal to me now - it seems I've learned to add meat, muscle and a nice suit of clothes. - Wanda Lea Brayton
We ourselve are the authors of almost all our woes and griefs, of which we so unreasonably complain. - Giacomo Casanova
The history of the failure of war can almost be summed up in two words: too late. - Douglas MacArthur
It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it. - Frank Warren
It ought to be an offense to be excruciating and unfunny in circumstances where your audience is almost morally obliged to enthuse. - Christopher Hitchens
Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram--it's the eagle on your credit card that only seems to soar. - Anne Lamott
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong deisre to live taking the form of a readiness to die. - G. K. Chesterton
The long rays of sun stretched across the street and touched the twisted mabati tin roofs of the shops, creating a soft light that dulled the dust and rust, making them look almost beautiful. - Stanley Gazemba (Bahati Books)
I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him. - C.S. Lewis
Her heart broke. Because of sorrow. Because of guilt. Because of repressed dreams, visions and fantasies. Because almost nothing in her life had gone as she'd hoped. - Jonas Jonasson
It almost doesn’t matter what is real or unreal. It really matters what we choose to believe. - Judy Frankel
By now, they rank people by income level or wages roughly the same: The bottom seventy per cent or so are virtually disenfranchised; they have almost no influence on policy, and as you move up the scale you get more influence. At the very top, you basically run the show. - Noam Chomsky
I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes. - Marlene Dietrich
'Virtual Reality' is a name being slapped on almost anything these days, especially if it's lame.
Life is a journey with almost limitless detours. - Ken Poirot
...the state of perfection is an elusive goal; demanding something so obscure as almost unattainable and can become a compulsive, crazy making squirrel-on-a-wheel way of living. - David W. Earle
Time has transfigured them intoUntruth. The stone fidelityThey hardly meant has come to beTheir final blazon, and to proveOur almost-instinct almost true:What will survive of us is love. - Philip Larkin
So much barbarism, however, still remains in the transactions of most civilized nations, that almost all independent countries choose to assert their nationality by having, to their inconvenience and that of their neighbors, a peculiar currency of their own. - John Stuart Mill
It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. - Alexandre Dumas
It’s disappointing to feel sad for no reason. Sadness can be almost pleasantly indulgent when you have a way to justify it. - Allie Brosh
Money, Gun and Lie can solve almost all the problems. - Amit Kalantri
Sadness, it was such an arresting emotion. You could almost convince yourself of the rhyme and reason of heartbreak. - Anne Rice
I just tripped over a pair of shoes and almost fell down and broke my neck and no I wasn't wearing them. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little. - Rachel Carson
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan
In the online math class, there was almost no meaningful student/teacher or student/student interaction. To equate this type of online learning with a real-world classroom experience is a major stretch. - Ian Lamont
To steel yourself against mangoes showed a degree of iciness that was almost inhuman. - Vikram Seth
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street 'experts' were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
Love is the world’s greatest doctor; it can heal almost anything. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In our environment,we have answers for almost every question we have,it depends on how sincerely we seek them. - Deeksha Mittal
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. - George Lois
If you say it very softly, with a smile, you can get away with saying almost anything, even the truth. - Neel Burton
Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh; "my name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost. - Lewis Carroll
Sorrow comes in great waves...but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain. - Henry James
I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself.
No one knows if I'm dying to laugh or to crySo my verse hasthis almost imperceptible thrillLife is sad, the world is crazy!Not worth killing yourself for itNot for anyoneFor no loveLife goes on, indifferently! - Mario Quintana
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Philosophy is so interesting and intriguing that it is almost boring not to be a philosopher. - Debasish Mridha
WE ALMOST NEVER think of the present, and when we do, it is only to see what light it throws on our plans for the future. - António R. Damásio
...most people are almost blind and they don’t see most things and there is lots of spare capacity in their heads and it is filled with things which aren’t connected and are silly, like, I’m worried that I might have left the gas cooker on. - Mark Haddon
It was going to be a long, dark night but not quite as dark as it was in the abyss of his heart where there was nothing but hollowness, yet it felt heavy, almost as if someone still resided there. - Faraaz Kazi
You were almost like a haiku: said so little, but meant so much. - Abraham Algahanem
We almost made love with fire, fire in our eyes, fire in our souls, and even in our bones. - Tamara Stamenkovic
At times, it almost felt like I was destined to take the trip, like all the people I met had somehow been waiting for me - Nicolas Sparks The Choice
Conquer thyself, till thou has done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own. - Sir Richard Francis Burton
The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the desire for personal independence - these are the features of Jewish tradition that make me thank my stars that I belong to it. - Albert Einstein
Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless. - Theodore Roosevelt
Behind almost every woman you ever heard of stands a man who let her down.
Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. - Steve Jobs
It's an intense feeling of human experience when a connection has the kind of power to turn dreams into a reality or crush them almost instantly. Those are the souls you remember decades down the road. - Nikki Rowe
The way by which you may get money almost without exception leads downward. - Henry David Thoreau
Life is as sad as a glass of grenadine.' ... It’s almost that. It is sad. But, at the same time, how a glass of grenadine sparkles! - Mylène Farmer
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.
People create sins out of nothing and in doing so have enslaved their fellow man! Man is not bound by sin but man is bound by the idea that almost everything he is doing is a sin! - C. JoyBell C.
His body had almost no hair and his naked little circumcised johnson was nearly as pale as the rest of him, white as a boy's - perhaps over time one's genitals emerge from the pots and bubbling vats of love permanently stained, like the hands of a wool dyer. - Michael Chabon
I wonder how appropriate it is to try to 'argue someone into the kingdom.' Many apologists hotly deny any such charge, but I don't believe them. The tenor of almost all apologetics literature makes it plain that this is their intent. - Robert M. Price
in my experience, the words now just calm down almost inevitably have the opposite effect on the person you are speaking to. - Elyn R. Saks
The shah always falls in the end, Saddam always turns on you, and the Saudis always betray you. If we support evil, the long-term price is almost always too high.
I used to think it utterly normal that I suffered from suicidal ideation on an almost daily basis. In other words, for as long as I can remember, the thought of ending my life came to me frequently and obsessively. - Stephen Fry
It is almost impossible to write about those moments and feelings of indescribable joy and ecstasy which only a soul can realize. Your silent, pleasant, and blissful presence often gives me those moments. - Debasish Mridha
I would almost rather we had died that day than to have found ourselves here, lost somewhere between the dreaming and the coming true. - Robert Benson
Made a decision. I will never let a sunny day happen without me again. Darkness is almost always guaranteed unless some strange thing happens. But the sun...?! Go get some. - Robin Caldwell
It is almost as important to know what is not serious as to know what is. - John Kenneth Galbraith
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself. - Karen Blixen
What kids are doing are killing themselvesThey feel they have no control of their prisoner's cellAnd if you're one of them then you're one of meAnd you would do almost anything just to feel free...- From the song Fake You Out - Twenty one pilots
I used to love youI still doSo SelfishI love the old youThe you that didnt shoot drugs...The you that didnt get beat on by menYou laugh in my face and call me a foolBut its trueI still love youSometimes,I can see the old youWhen your eyes flashWhen you almost look alive - Henry Rollins
I can tell you that "Just cheer up" is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever. It's pretty much the equivalent of telling someone who just had their legs amputated to "just walk it off. - Jenny Lawson
A knowledgeable manager can lend to the success of an organization "almost" as much as a poorly trained manager can damage it. - Mark W. Boyer
If you hold on to what you want so tightly, it almost becomes an idol. - Joel Osteen
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street "experts" were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
The very term ‘public utility’ is an absurd one. Every good is useful ‘to the public,’ and almost every good may be considered ‘necessary.’ Any designation of a few industries as ‘public utilities’ is completely arbitrary and unjustified. - Murray N. Rothbard
I canalmost understandwhypeopleleapfrombridges. - Charles Bukowski
One might almost define intelligence as the level at which an aware organism demands, 'What's in it for me? - Robert A. Heinlein
The Almost Forgotten Human Language is ‘Feeling. - Jasz Gill
As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against real life. But I think there are signs that strange things happen, though they do not emerge - Ivy Compton-Burnett
Strange, how the name Israel, God's own chosen nation, who don't believe Jesus to be the Messiah, sounds almost the same as saying "is He real? - Anthony Liccione
The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful - Frederick Locker-Lampson
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to. - J. R. R. Tolkien
The older I get, the more I feel almost beautiful... - Sharon Olds
I’m almost used to you showing up without shoes, but where the hell are your pants? - Dani Harper
It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. - Sir Winston Churchill
Always try to come back to your senses when in love, because that's the moment you become almost carried away by sensuality and sentiments. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Almost all the times advices from your loved ones are for your safety, not for your success. - Amit Kalantri
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan
Are there moments when our brains are not exercising? I questioned. That would be almost like being brain dead... - Vann Chow
Almost everything carried to its logical extreme becomes either depressing or carcinogenic. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Under certain circumstances the fateful decisions in life, sometimes even in matters of life and death, are made with an almost indifferent ease. While the little things-for instance, the way people hang on to what is over-seem so important. - Peter Høeg
I have suffered through enough illnesses, trauma and heartbreak to finally understand that life will keep moving forward inexorably, if terribly at times. I am starting to realize that it can be delightful too, if I let it. My love is not diminished if I let go of sorrow. I almost believe that. - Jenny Qi
The very word, sin, which seems to have disappeared, was once a proud word. It was once a strong word, an ominous and serious word. But the word went away. It has almost disappeared the word, along with the notion. Why? Doesn’t anyone sin anymore? Doesn’t anyone believe in sin? - Karl Menninger
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening. - Greta Garbo
The thing with thoughts is that they die, like everything else. But almost everything else leaves a trace behind, even if it's a tiny carcass, some proof that it existed. Unless thoughts are spoken or written or sung or acted upon, there's no evidence that they were ever there. - Adi Alsaid
During our first date,I wanted to hold your hand so badI almost cut mine offand threw it at youto see if you would catch it - Colin Gilbert
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved - if it can be achieved at all - within the next few hundred years. - Arthur C. Clarke
He may take long walksin the raining darkalmost aimlesslyto a spot of soaked grassin a neighbor’s open field.He’s decided this is the placefor you and him to meet again. - Kristen Henderson
The deer hovered by the trees beyond as the sounds of the ravening wolves came to them across the grass, their own senses almost frozen in impotent horror. - David Clement-Davies
The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do. - Edward Verrall Lucas
My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - in fact, mostly - at the expense of everything else in my life. - Stan Getz
I write almost always in the third person, and I don't think the narrator is male or female anyway. They're both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human - they're sprites. - Philip Pullman
We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings. - Ludwig van Beethoven
There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the dropping of a woman's glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire. - Honore de Balzac
We resent the thought that anything can please us when someone we love is no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almost feel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when we find our interest in life returning to us. - L. M. Montgomery
Essentially, almost all humans are born with a fear of the unknown. It casts a pall of anxiety which pushes us into the arms of religions and soothsayers and their made-up answers. - Mario Stinger
In inventing [General Juan Manuel de] Rosas’ self-justification, I have taken the liberty of drawing almost exclusively on the words of Tony Blair, and the various self-justifications he produced to defend his foreign policy adventures with George Bush in the Middle East and the Central Asia. - Harry Thompson
Writing is about taking everyday observations, things which people see almost every day of their lives, and yet bringing it to their attention for the very first time. - Jamie L. Harding
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. - Lord Acton
The real architect of a life is the hard and almost impossible circumstances one faces. - John Paul Warren
Telling one lie almost always requires another, and before the storyteller knows it, they will be caught inside of their own web. - Jenna Alatari
He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time. - Brian Andreas
You are guaranteed failure if you accept it. Victory is almost in your hands if you are willing to die for it. Success is already yours if God has ordained it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. - Zsa Zsa Gabor
You do realize as you grow older that almost nobody knows what they are talking about. - John Cleese
Almost all great writers have as their motif, more or less disguised, the passage from childhood to maturity, the clash between the thrill of expectation and the disillusioning knowledge of truth. 'Lost Illusion' is the undisclosed title of every novel. - André Maurois
Long you must suffer, knowing not what,until suddenly out of spitefully chewed fruit your suffering's taste comes forth in you.Then you will love almost instantly what's tasted. No one will ever talk you out of it. - Rainer Maria Rilke
A beautiful woman can have almost any man she wants. A rich man can have almost any woman he wants. - Oliver Gaspirtz
religion, the most powerful of the elements which have entered into the formation of moral feeling, having almost always been governed either by the ambition of a hierarchy, seeking control over every department of human conduct, or by the spirit of Puritanism. - John Stuart Mill
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a Mermaid or I was a mermaid.The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean. - Beyoncé Knowles
I am not a day dreamer, I am a believer, that after every painful love I have gone through, it is just an experience to crack open the deepest parts of my core and allow to me to delve into a passion so rare, that I will find a love that was almost, never meant to be. - Nikki Rowe
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness. - Arthur Schopenhauer
It comes from looking at the heart of things, from stopping to smell not only the roses but the bushes as well. It is a quality of attention to ordinary life that is so loving and intimate it is almost worship. - Martha N. Beck
The children almost broken by the world become the adults most likely to change it. - Frank Warren
[...] nonstate conflicts kill far fewer people than conflicts that involve a government, perhaps a quarter as many. Again, this is not surprising, since goverments almost by definition are in the violence business. - Steven Pinker
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. - P. G. Wodehouse
The curse of modern times is, that almost everything does create controversy. - Horace Walpole
Spike (to Giles) : Oh, poor Watcher. Did your life pass before your eyes 'Cuppa tea, cuppa tea... almost got shagged... cuppa tea'? - Marti Noxon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Almost everybody gets tired and bored by one lackadaisical topic. If you hit them with something delicious, like a sexy adventure, then the world will want to hear you speak, mind you! Don't become a vulgarian. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it. - Scott Adams
Failure is almost always success wrapped in a blanket of redo possibilities... It is up to you to reframe the outcome ~bns - Bluenscottish
I almost thought that marriage was a cure to loneliness, alas! so many are lonely inside marriage. Then I realized it's not marriage that takes the loneliness away, but when both within marriage honour God and the vows made before Him. - Gugu Mona
By 30, we've almost completely replaced our actual childhood with a mythical one. - Marty Rubin
And then one day you realise that if you want to be rich, you'd have to give away almost everything you own. - Kamand Kojouri
Some people complain there are too many people on earth, Some people complain about secret societies, Some people accuse others of not being able to wake up early. Almost all people complain about something. - Dejan Stojanovic
I'm always homesick for the journey, I had once written in ink speckled script, adding almost as an afterthought, ...no matter what it may hold. - S.C. Barrus
It is almost an unbearable pain, to suddenly recognize the value of what you had being ignorant of which had been your possession - Sunday Adelaja
Looking back at our lives, the unbelievable thing is that despite all the times when things felt so wrong, we still managed to meet at the perfect moment. Almost as if by some plan which we were unaware of. - John Mark Green
Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late. - Seth Godin
I felt condemned to obscurity and to celibacy. But when one is driven by passion, one can live on almost nothing, and I was driven by passion for writing. One does not starve in modern, Western societies, and one can do without such amenities as the telephone, a car, entertainment. - Alain Robbe-Grillet
Fat or thin. tall or short. we have a problem with almost everything, and maybe, that is why we should actually start "LIVING". - anjali mukherjee
Almost everything strange washes up near Miami. - Rick Riordan
I don’t hate you, I said, and I almost believed it. - Rosamund Hodge
Elizabeth called it my mane of hair; I called it my bane of hair. However, it was far worse looking when it was short, sticking straight up or out at awkward angles; at least when it was long it almost obeyed gravity. - Penny Reid
All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland. - Jimi Hendrix
For almost 18 years you’re taught to sit down, shut up, and raise your hand. Then you have to decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life. - Lavon Curtis
Presidents have absolutely gone against the will of Congress. Congress hasn't declared a war since December 7, 1941, and yet we've been at war ever since with somebody or other in order to justify the war machine. Now we have alienated almost the entire earth - Gore Vidal
Nor need we be surprised that men so often embrace almost any doctrines, if they are proclaimed with a voice of absolute assurance.
He felt, in a way so familiar as to be almost dreary, the chosen victim of the gods, the self-admitted traitor, the one destined for judgment. - Iris Murdoch
You can almost always find something in common with another person, and from there, it's much easier to address issues where you have differences. Sports cut across boundaries of race and wealth. And if nothing else, we all have the weather in common. - Randy Pausch
When the door to my writing chamber gasps shut and the almost imperceptible sigh of a rose petal falls on my desk, I know that my muse is present. - Brandi L. Bates
Philosophy and the subjects known as 'humanities' are still taught almost as if Darwin had never lived. No doubt this will change in time.
The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life. - Theodore Roosevelt
Out of the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead. There are way more dead people, and you're all gonna die and then you're gonna be dead for way longer than you're alive. Like that's mostly what you're ever gonna be. You're just dead people that didn't die yet. - Louis C. K.
It's always almost Autumn, down here at Rock Bottom. - Ashly Lorenzana
Okay, try this on for size, Tall, Dark and Handsome. I won't be born for almost seven hundred hundred years. How's that strike you? - Lisa Tawn Bergren
Gnostics should practice meditation for at least 4 to 6 hours per day; practicing in the morning, the afternoon and almost the whole night until dawn... - Samael Aun Weor
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. - Jawaharlal Nehru
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one. - Thomas Carlyle
Whenever they are condemning weaves or breast implants, some people speak so passionately that their false teeth almost fall out. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Fear of the unknown and the other is the root of almost all hate. It is born of ignorance and fed by those who would keep us divided. - Tinnekke Bebout
Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly. - Charles Fort
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost
...I was not prepared for the feel of the noodles in my mouth, or the purity of the taste. I had been in Japan for almost a month, but I had never experiences anything like this. The noodles quivered as if they were alive, and leapt into my mouth where they vibrated as if playing inaudible music. - Ruth Reichl
Your relationship or marriage is dead or dying, if you almost always have to remind your partner to miss you (and/or they almost always have to remind you to miss them). - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Then he almost but didn't say the two sentence he'd been meaning to say for years: part of me is made of glass, and also, I love you - Nicole Krauss
When you feel like giving up, you feel like your at the end of the road, you feel defeated, look up. When you look up there is almost always a light somewhere however faint, go for it, never give in, never give up, you are not truly defeated until you die. - Satuin Segi
My concern is to help people find out how they could best live their lives to hit the mark almost every single time. - Sunday Adelaja
Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale. - William Shakespeare
I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well.
It was almost May. I knew that New York was getting warm now, that London was wet, that Rome was hot -- and I was on Vieques, where it was always hot and where New York and London and Rome were just names on a map. - Hunter S. Thompson
Creation is a knack which is empowered by practice, and like almost any skill, it is lost if you don't practice it. - Wallace Stegner
had almost forgotten the wet brush of your kisses… soft as April snowflakes - John J. Geddes
There is almost no country in Africa where it is not essential to know to which tribe, or which subgroup of which tribe, the president belongs. From this single piece of information you can trace the lines of patronage and allegiance that define the state. - Christopher Hitchens
For the prosperous, it's not about getting more stuff. It's about having the freedom to make almost any decision you want. - T. Harv Eker
It's something that this country hasn't had to deal with. But there's going to be a whole new generation that doesn't know their father. It's almost selfish of us to die. They train us as warriors. But they don't teach us how to take the pain away. - Jim Sheeler
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self
It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis. - Henry Miller
It is not difficult to learn a new idea, but it is almost impossible to unlearn an old one. - Debasish Mridha
If truth be told, I came away ‘almost’ believing in their existence. (Author on 'ORPHANS - Time is running out' by Ian Dewar) - Nikki B.
Cookbooks are almost a substitution for a lost sense of culture. People want some other life than the one they're living, so they buy a cookbook with pictures and imagine themselves as part of that life. - Mark Miller
When a miracle happens, even if not to you, its nature is to naturally expand. You can almost feel the warmth on your face. - Hugh Elliott
I love being single. It's almost like being rich. - Sue Grafton
When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way - Sam Raimi
Almost all sadness comes from feeling sorry for oneself. - Marty Rubin
I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug, and people think he was good, right ? Didn't write any decent characters, as far as I can tell, but otherwise fine. - Adam Rex
In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth. - Susanne Langer
I don't bless people because I don't wanna. I do it because that's what kind of person I am. It's almost like i can't resist." Sage Canny - Twizzy Young
From the warmth of her fondness for her horse she constructed a fragile and changeable thing that almost resembled courage. She hoped it would be enough. - Kristin Cashore
Color is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you're wearing bright red pants. - Jessi Arrington
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises in individual, when displayed ego and self portrayed images are not recognised by anyone. - Aditya Ajmera
Books contain nothing, or almost nothing, that's important: everything is in the mind of the person reading them.'If you were trying to find an idiotic remark, that one took the cake! - Jacques Poulin
We are so fearful that almost all of humanity has to depend on an invisible person with the name of God. - Debasish Mridha
It was electric and we couldn't deny it anymore, even when our words spoke different the energy we drew from each-other spoke too loud, it was almost impossible to ignore. - Nikki Rowe
Here's my advice: don't put all your hope and faith into something that could suddenly and easily disappear. And honestly, that's almost anything. The only thing that will never go away, that will never fail you, is your faith in God. - Bethany Hamilton
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives.
Beautiful places are almost alive! When you visit them, you can feel their breaths! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Almost nothing happens by accident. There’s no use getting upset and losing your peace. Sometimes out of your pain comes purpose. - Tony Warrick
I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time. - Steven Wright
It does not make any sense to talk with a common sense to a person who has almost all thinking common with almost all people all the time, and remains confined within own circumference of ‘I’, ‘ME’ and ‘Myself’ and often has the view or sentence with the word ‘YOU’. - Anuj Somany
Fear can't be reasoned with. Neither can hate. They're like love. They're almost identical emotions. - Rick Riordan
We spend so much of our life in activity…we almost feel uncomfortable just being but that is huge restorative break in the wild swirl of activity around us it’s like pulling back the bow in archery like taking that big deep breath in before you dive into your day. - davidji
Ithink we all experience the same thing. We resent thethought that anything can please us when someone we loveis no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almostfeel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when wefind our interest in life returning to us. - L.M. Montgomery
If I have succeeded better than many who surround me, it has been chiefly - may I say almost solely - from universal assiduity. - John Dalton
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. - Marc Chagall
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love. - John Steinbeck
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. - Arthur C. Clarke
I believe almost every author have gone through the terribly uncomfortable period between the time of shedding the seeds of a story and waiting to see it flourish as a published book, spending hours watering and fertilizing it. This is a dreadful period, frustrating and depressing. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
I need to move. I don’t fit in here. I almost tried a juice cleanse once, but quickly remembered that I could starve, and was starving, myself for free. - Kris Kidd
Almost all our cares are imaginary. We think them into existence. - Marty Rubin
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. - Aldous Huxley
Report writing, like motor-car driving and love-making, is one of those activities which almost every Englishman thinks he can do well without instruction. The results are of course usually abominable.
Once I tried to kill myself with a bungee cord. I kept almost dying. - Steven Wright
You can't spend months insulting almost every group imaginable and then expect everyone to suddenly sing kumbaya together. - Kevin James Shay
I almost always urge people to write in the first person. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. - William Zinsser
Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel. - Priya Ardis
Some part of me knew that I could play this part well, or better than well. But I was almost afraid to play it. The line between stage and life was so fragile here that I felt a risk of losing myself somehow. - J.B. Cheaney
I thought I am kissing pain and pain belongs to You as happiness never does. I love You in Your pain. I could almost taste metal and salt in the skin, and I thought, How good you are. You might have killed us with happiness, but You let us be with You in pain. - Graham Greene
Why were drunks, almost always, persons of talent, personality, lovable qualities, gifts, brains, assets of all kinds (else why would anyone care?); why were so many brilliant men alcoholic? - Charles Jackson
Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know? - Chris Rock
The range of human knowledge today is so great that we're all specialists and the distance between specializations has become so great that anyone who seeks to wander freely between them almost has to forego closeness with the people around him. - Robert M. Pirsig
Knowing what you don't want in life is almost as helpful as having a five year plan. Vision doesn't always mean you know exactly what you want to do or where you want to be in life; sometimes, vision is knowing where you don't want to be in order to find where you should end up! - Amanda Bernardo
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money. - Joe Weinstein
The embryological record is almost always abbreviated in accordance with the tendency of nature (to be explained on the principle of survival of the fittest) to attain her needs by the easiest means. - Francis Maitland Balfour
In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and literary criticism, it is normal to come across long passages which are almost completely lacking in meaning. - George Orwell
If you are not happy with your life, it is most probably because you have eagle eyes to see the negative parts of your life and almost blind to the beautiful side! - Mehmet Murat ildan
What you think repeatedly will happen almost certainly. - Debasish Mridha
Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane. - H.P. Lovecraft
The coolly logical part of her brain noted almost sardonically that Edilio had a superpower after all: being Edilio. - Michael Grant
A sensibility that wails almost exclusively over the enemies of liberty seems suspect to me. Stop shaking the tyrant's bloody robe in my face, or I will believe that you wish to put Rome in chains. - Maximilien de Robespierre
A hopeless man is a very desperate and dangerous man, almost a dead man. - Robert F. Kennedy
The solving of almost every crime mystery depends on something which seems, at the first glance, to bear no relation whatever to the original crime.
Almost everything important in life is invisible. - Nadja Sam
An elephant is almost a unicorn! - Laura C Goodwin
The only thing almost all people don’t understand is something whose monetary benefits they don’t find it coming in their pockets or hand. - Anuj Somany
It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. - Richard Dawkins
It takes two to make a very great career: the man who is great, and the man--almost rarer--who is great enough to see greatness and say so. - Ayn Rand
I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide? - Isaac Asimov
When you find that one book, that one that makes you tingle. It's almost like you found a little piece of magic. - Carmela Dutra
. .his cell phone didn't work in Three Pines, and neither did email. He almost expected to see messages fluttering back and forth in the sky above the village, unable to descend. - Louise Penny
...for even the best err in words when they are meant to mean most delicate and almost inexpressible things. - Rainer Maria Rilke
I don't know who explained this rule to me; maybe it was the product of my own speculations and fantasies. That would have been typical: I was always inventing stories and machinations to make sense of things I didn't understand, and I understood almost nothing. - César Aira
I thought I could fix almost anything, but then she was more than broken. - Tushar Chauhan
English is only a weak second language, so that the third language--which at the moment is getting the most play, since French is what I speak, read, and hear almost 24/7--is trying to take over the no. 2 spot. - Apol Lejano-Massebieau
Almost all reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for. - Logan Pearsall Smith
A man's weakest spots are almost always closest to his passions. - Auliq Ice
During the most painful moments in life,we almost tend to miss the sweetest thing which can ever happen too... - Amit Aarav
More than ever, the creation of the ridiculous is almost impossible because of the competition it receives from reality.
It is easy to create a memory, but it is almost impossible to forget. - Debasish Mridha
If folks don't like the way you look, they almost never take the time to find anything out about you. They just make up their own stories - Ann Haywood Leal
I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White
Not having enough talent seemed almost worse than not having any, because having a little meant having just enough to know what you lacked - Kat Howard
Monsters almost always are culture's way of working out their fears. - Catherynne M. Valente
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. - Mark Twain
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance. - John Keats
If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
This generation - it's almost a religious thing now. The millennium, the end days, no need to be responsible anymore to the future. A burden has been lifted from them. The Baby Jesus is managing the portfolio of earthly affairs, and nobody begrudges Him the carried interest... - Thomas Pynchon
Sometimes when I have the feeling like I’m almost crying, it can turn into an almost-laughing feeling. - R.J. Palacio
Intuitively, Committee sounds like Come Eat it and almost everyone knows what happens with it. - Anuj Somany
It seems to me that you can almost define civilization by saying it's people who are not willing to hurt other people because the other people are different. - Gene Wolfe
An honest religious thinker is like a tightrope walker. He almost looks as though he were walking on nothing but air. His support is the slenderest imaginable. And yet it really is possible to walk on it. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Having to explain to a child of today, who has learned to swipe before they can speak, that certain aspects of a person’s life must remain private for the preservation of one’s sanity is almost frivolous. - Aysha Taryam
language is almost the most unique creation of humankind which defines itself; the alternative way of communication/comprehension/conception, yet overusing any invention, can cause Alienation. - Fereidoon Yazdi
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. - Carl Sagan
It's a time for not showing elation but doing introspection for a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle because almost everyone likes normally someone who only poses no threat to their position in a life full of cut-throat competition. - Anuj Somany
Assassination is almost always unthinkable to moral, thinking men until after a holocaust has come and gone. - Caitlín R. Kiernan
When I'm writing, I'm waiting to see somebody, and I'm waiting to hear them. It's almost like conjuring spirits out of the air, using your own imaginative instability. - Charles Baxter
There's something almost perfect in the ugly duckling syndrome. Because a sensitivity is tattooed on a part of you no one else can see but can somehow guess is there. - Stephanie Klein
Once you've learned to study in a bathing suit on the grass with muscled men throwing frisbees over your head, you can accomplish almost anything. - Susan Rice
The beauty of traveling solo is that you wonder unexpectedly, but almost certainly into the direction you were meant to go. - Shannon Ables
I can accept anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the half-way, the almost, the just-about, the in-between. - Ayn Rand
It seems that the appetite for pictures showing bodies in pain is as keen, almost, as the desire for ones that show bodies naked. For many centuries, in Christian art, depictions of hell offered both of these elemental satisfactions. - Sontag, Susan
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even thought they countain most of our lives. - J. Green
We are parts of one universe, true enough. We stand within an almost infinite network of relationships. Yet each of us is a single point of consciousness, a unique event, a private, unrepeatable world. This is the essence of our aloneness. - Nathaniel Branden
Richard Papen: As it happened, I knew Gartrell. He was a bad painter and a vicious gossip, with a vocabulary composed almost entirely of obscenities, gutteral verbs, and the world "postmodernist. - Donna Tartt
I was out of salt so I threw pepper over my left shoulder for luck and the poor guy behind me almost sneezed himself to death. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Almost All Christians want to taste the fruits of revival but only a few will do what's necessary to achieve it. - Joe Joe Dawson
The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest human creature that walks. - Thomas Bailey
My heart is so smallit's almost invisible.How can You place such big sorrows in it?"Look," He answered,"your eyes are even smaller,yet they behold the world. - Jalaluddin Rumi
My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma - Desmond Tutu
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. - Samuel Johnson
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. - Douglas Adams
The most common way to spot a common person is perhaps that s/he, irrespective of her/his wealth position, has almost all thinking common most often with the most people. - Anuj Somany
passion and determination is the fuel that will get you to the almost impossible faraway destination you need to get to in the coming soon future - Manuel Corazzari
I would put it this way. There are objects for which we have found uses. We use them, but almost certainly not the way the visitors use them. I am positive that in the vast majority of cases we are hammering nails with microscopes. - Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Antonina W. Bouis (Translator)
Almost none of the poetries I admire stick to their labels, native or adopted ones. Rather, they are vagrant in their identifications. Tramp poets, there you go, a new label for those with unstable allegiances. - C.D. Wright
First, I thought, almost despairing,This must crush my spirit now;Yet I bore it, and am bearing-Only do not ask me how. - Heinrich Heine
When considering a candidate for office, almost right up until they enter the polling booth and sometimes even in the booth itself, most voters rely more on what they see and hear themselves in real time than on facts, history, logic, or learned experience. - Quin Hillyer
For a very long time everybody refuses and then almost without a pause almost everybody accepts. - Gertrude Stein
We are always waiting for the perfect brief from the perfect client. It almost never happens [...] Whatever is on your desk right now, that's the one. Make it the best you possibly can. - Paul Arden
Personally I think there is no doubt that sub-atomic energy is available all around us, and that one day man will release and control its almost infinite power. We cannot prevent him from doing so and can only hope that he will not use it exclusively in blowing up his next door neighbour. (1936) - Francis William Aston
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. - Langston Hughes
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. - Warren Buffett
Almost everyone is overconfident--except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists. - Joseph T. Hallinan
I succeed in almost everything I do. My secret is persistence. - Debasish Mridha
As she cried, I could feel growing there, as had once before, a presence between us: the tiny perfect form of Sherry nestled between her parents' bodies. Our bodies were shaped by her absence, by the almost unbearable weight of her loss. - Robert J. Wiersema
The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die. - David Foster Wallace
By reflecting a little on this subject I am almost convinced that those numberless small Circuses we see on the moon are the works of the Lunarians and may be called their Towns. - William Herschel
When I intentionally thank God for the good gifts that come from being his child, I find it almost impossible to maintain my sour disposition. - Lori Hatcher
I wanted her love she wanted mine. In the quest of expecting anddisappointing.The almost perfect relationship died. - shivangi lavaniya
Actually, I jade very quickly. Once is usually enough. Either once only, or every day. If you do something once it’s exciting, and if you do it every day it’s exciting. But if you do it, say, twice or just almost every day, it’s not good any more. - Andy Warhol
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. - Marianne Moore
I can accept anthing, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the half-way, the almost, the just-about, the in-between. - Ayn Rand
Almost all heroism is designed to make you inert by placing it in a context that you can't possibly act on. - Stefan Molyneux
Because you have my heart, Virgilia Wessex. Softly, almost achingly. Every black ounce of it. Scars and all. - V.S. Carnes
I almost think there is no wisdom comparable to that of exchanging what is called the realities of life for dreams - Hugh Walpole
You'll have to leave my meals on a tray outside the door because I'll beworking pretty late on the secret of making myself invisible, which may take me almost until eleven o'clock. - S.J. Perelman
Women are almost two thirds more likely than men to believe in God, a major study of attitudes among middle aged Britons has found, says The Telegraph. Well, men are twice more likely than God to believe in women! (At least that was so in the Garden of Eden) - R. N. Prasher
Acting is a form of deception, and actors can mesmerize themselves almost as easily as an audience. - Leo Rosten
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. - Charles M. Schwab
Open-mindedness is a precondition for generating new ideas, but focusing on the problem is almost equally important. - Eraldo Banovac
I feel a flash of grief so intense it almost makes me cry out: not for what I lost, but for the chances I missed. - Lauren Oliver
Roads remain the essential network of the non-virtual world. They are the infrastructure upon which almost all other infrastructure depends. They are the paths of human endeavor. - Ted Conover
It almost contradicts itself," she says after a moment. "It's as if there is love and loss at the same time, together in a kind of beautiful pain. - Eric Morgenstern
It's a civic virtue to be exposed to things that appear to be outside your interest. In a complex world, almost everything affects you that closes the loop on pecuniary self-interest. Customers are always right, but people aren't. - Clive Thompson
While the people of Madrid seem to have resigned to selling almost anything - the one thing they have never given up on so far - is time. It is the one commodity that is never sold and always shared. - lauren klarfeld
There is nothing like the moment you connect with a reader! Nothing like the response that you get when what you have written touches someone in some way. It's a moment in which your work is almost a co-creation, you and the reader joining forces to make your words live. - Dani Harper
The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything. - Warren Buffett
We come into this world alone. You’re going to die alone. That’s the way it is.I think a really great interpretation of love is: feeling alone with someone else. The times in my life, if you want to qualify as being in love, when you feel almost like being alone with company. - Chris Evans
Answers are almost always insufficient. They are almost always misleading. - Robert Aickman
People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly. - Brendan Francis Brown
That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false. - Paul Valery
He sighed and bowed deeply. Sundari. I was standing here thinking nothing could be more beautiful than this sunset tonight, but I was mistaken. You standing here in the setting sun with your hair and skin aglow is almost more than a man can…fully appreciate. - Colleen Houck
He was sceptical about the value of almost all work, save for the pleasure it gives the worker,' reported Virginia Woolf. 'He works only because he likes it. - Richard Davenport-Hines
Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. - Neil Gaiman
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. - Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni
We can convince ourselves of almost anything. We can talk ourselves, and often others, into most anything. - David M. Butcher
And then this happened. And then this other thing happened. Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you about the time this happened. I should've had this book over for a cup of coffee and a chat. - Nick Stewart
There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience. - Marquis de Sade
Online life is so delicious because it is socializing with almost no friction. - David Brooks
Almost anything you do is insignificant, But it is very important that you do it.
It was almost pleasant, in a life-sucks-but-at-least-there's-good-music sort of way. - Lauren Myracle
The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately. - Bertrand Russell
Life is a journey with almost limitless possibilities. - Ken Poirot
It is almost always better to listen and understand than express opinions to annoy. - Debasish Mridha
We live our lives supposing things are as they appear to be when that is almost never the case. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When his dead father touched his hand, Athson almost dropped the arrow. - P. H. Solomon
I have almost completed a long novel, but it is unpublishable until my death and England's. - E.M. Forster
In human relations a little language goes farther than a little of almost anything else. Whereas one language now often makes a wall, two can make a gate.
For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity. - Will Rogers
Almost doesn't count. - R. Felini
Some positive thinkers get consistent powerful results almost deserving of a scientific formula - Victor Manan Nyambala
ING is ending for something which continue and continue...So Morning - Continue - Start AfterNoon - The Middle - Almost finish Night - The ENd - Finish - Deyth Banger
"Where there is a will there is a way," is an old and true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself. - Samuel Smiles
Excessive productivity can bring the most gifted man almost to madness. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Here are young women with more opportunities, more liberties than almost any women in history and at that moment we tell them they’re short-changed silenced victims of a patriarchy? It’s defeatist and demoralising. - Christina Hoff Sommers
I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. - Edward Gorey
The statement 'the Shariah says...' is thus automatically misleading, as there is almost always more than one answer to any legal question. - Jonathan A.C. Brown
The most dangerous aspect of your relationships is not your weakness, but your delusions of strength. Self-reliance is almost always a component of a bad relationship. - Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
Look for the good in every person and every situation. You'll almost always find it. - Brian Tracy
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. - e e cummings
Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful. - Marshall Ganz
I spend almost as much time figuring out what's wrong with my computer as I do actually using it. - Clifford Stoll
As it happened, all three of us turned out to be real writers--a coincidence almost too large to be termed mere coincidence in a society where literally tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of college students aspire to the writer's trade and where bare hundreds actually break through. - Stephen King
But when one does not complain, and when one wants to master oneself with a tyrant’s grip one’s faculties rise in revolt and one pays for outward calm with an almost unbearable inner struggle. - Charlotte Brontë
The Tanakee are thought to possess strange, almost supernatural powers.Their eyes are described as large and hypnotic." From Tribe of the Teddy Bear - J. Joseph Wright
The things you think are the disasters in your life are not the disasters really. Almost anything can be turned around: out of every ditch, a path, if you can only see it. - Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies
I thought about how wonderfully strange it would be to live in a place where almost everything had been built by the dead.
I got my dad a great father's Day present. He called to say: 'Ach. Zis present is so good I now think it vas almost vorth having children. - Johann Hari
If there are infinite dimensions then there would be infinite alternate realities and if there are infinite alternate realities we would exist in almost all of them that would make all of us omnipresent... - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life. - Warren Buffett
The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one. - William Seward
Love is almost never simple. - Dejan Stojanovic
When I Find Myself in A Depressed State, I Try and Write to Feel Better. However, If Writing Doesn't Work, Then You Can Almost Always Catch Me Watching Cartoons on Television, Like Scooby-Dooby-Do or The Munster’s. Unfortunately, I Am Watching These Programs Nearly Every Day. - Chris Mentillo
If peaceful protesting really worked, the need to peacefully protest would have subsided to almost zero a long time ago! Instead, the thing that has subsided to almost zero are the number of complaints filed against police officers that are actually upheld. - Steven Magee
Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so. - David Brooks
Abignades or abegnadesA term used in te department of the Landes for the intestines of a goose cooked in its blood. Abegnades are found almost solely in the chalosse region, where they are eaten on bread fried in goose fat, with slices of lemon. - Escoffier, Auguste
I want to tell them that almost dying is awfully easy. Its the living that's hard. - Jennifer Holm
Mysteriously, almost unaccountably, my family had ended up in the trees, sort of like the Swiss Family Robinson. - Richard Preston
Getting lost is not fatal. Almost every time, it will make your world. - Julien Smith
He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating. - Ayn Rand
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race. - Thomas Love Peacock
Selfishness, control, and fear will break almost any relationship. Generosity, freedom, and love will create the most beautiful relationship: an ongoing romance. - Don Miguel Ruiz
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. - Aristotle
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination. - Mark Twain
One is almost tempted to say... at last I can almost see a bond. But that will never be, for a bond does not really exist at all: it is a most convenient fiction which, as we have seen, is convenient both to experimental and theoretical chemists. - Charles Coulson
My life has been one great big joke,A dance that's walked,A song that's spoke,I laugh so hard I almost choke,When I think about myself. - Maya Angelou
If God had created celery, it would only have two stalks, because that's the most that almost any recipe ever calls for. - skint foodie
It's hard to get enough of something that almost works. - Vincent Felitti, MD
How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm! I thank thee, night! for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate; and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this. - Lord Byron
To be a seed in a world, is to remain safe almost unharmed living within a shell to protect you from the exterior world, what a risk it was to chose to bud and prosper into a little sprout unaware of what you will become, yet fearlessly ready to trust the process along the way. - Nikki Rowe
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. - Lawana Blackwell
The person who says it can’t be done is almost always interrupted by the person who is doing it. - Shannon L. Alder
One of the most unique aspects among many about the USA is that our transitions of 'power' have almost always been peaceful. This is very unique in all of history and in the world today". - R. Alan Woods
Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. - Robert A. Heinlein
Humor is an almost physiological response to fear. - Kurt Vonnegut
I've never really understood why people sleep. Wasting a third of your life and becoming vulnerable for almost 8 hours every night. Doesn't seem very appealing to me. - Banksy
A photo frame with many pictures is the best present ever for a long trip. I can almost feel all those moments.. - W.
Anyone with an autobiography is almost definitely an evil piece of shit. - Brian K. Vaughan
Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress. When you're pissed off at someone and you're angry at them, you just haven't given them enough time. Just give them a little more time and they almost always will impress you. - Randy Pausch
To not have your suffering recognized is an almost unbearable form of violence. - Andrei Lankov
A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
I detest converts almost as much as I do missionaries. - H. L. Mencken
The excessive desire of pleasing goes along almost always with the apprehension of not being liked.
Thinking it was easy to take a chance on things if you had nothing to lose -- politics, ideas, almost anything in fact; from the bottom of the ladder you could safely risk a fall, but the higher that you climbed the more cautious you must be. - Flavin, Martin
An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong. - Russell Baker
There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Don't let yourself be amazed by the imagination of a writer and his words, writers are almost all the time in a love-hate relationship with words. - Nema Al-Araby
The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest of human creature that walks. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Almost everybody today believes that nothing in economic history has ever moved as fast as, or had a greater impact than, the Information Revolution. But the Industrial Revolution moved at least as fast in the same time span, and had probably an equal impact if not a greater one. - Peter Drucker
How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite. - Jack Gilbert
Almost nothing beautiful or brilliant happens unless a person has thought about it a lot. - Eric Maisel
And each in the cell of himself is almost convinced of his freedom. - W.H. Auden
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. - Ronald Reagan
A grand and almost untrodden field of inquiry will be opened, on the causes and laws of variation, on correlation of growth, on the effects of use and disuse, on the direct actions of external conditions, and so forth. - Charles Darwin
I keep thinkingThat poetry is something else:A form of love that exists only in silence,In a secret place between two people,Almost always between two strangers - José Emilio Pacheco
Sunday lay so heavily in the air as to become almost nauseating. Maigret used to claim openly, half seriously, half in fun, that he had always had the knack of sensing a Sunday from his bed, without even having to open his eyes. - Georges Simenon
Complacency happens almost without notice. Check and renew your heart daily. - Jim George
Every decision has a cost. Do I have to make this decision at all or can I move on to the next thing? What we decided to leave out is almost as important as what we put in. - Joshua Schachter
Twenty-three is old. It's almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s. - Jessica Simpson
I'm lying, yes, but why do you force me to give a linear explanation; linear explanations are almost always lies. - Elena Ferrante
Over in Hollywood they almost made a great picture, but they caught it in time. - Wilson Mizner
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. - Bill Bryson
There is a fascination here that holds rich and poor, strong and weak captive,not with chains and fetters but by an almost touchable solace... - Barbara Woodall
With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything. - Tahir Shah
The most unfair thing about sex is that men are almost always guaranteed an orgasm. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When his dead father touched his hand, Athson almost dropped the arrow." From The Bow of Destiny - P. H. Solomon
I tried to hang myself with a bungee cord. I kept almost dying. - Steven Wright
Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation. - Simone de Beauvoir
It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.
You learn almost as much about a thinker from what he reads—in particular, what he likes and what he disdains—as from what he writes himself. - Rodney Ulyate
And it feels strange, almost sad, to walk through ther empty halls. Each step I take sounds so lonely. - Jay Asher
Most things happen for a reason and it may take years to discover why, but this is almost always for the better. - Ursula A. Ciller
A great writer picks up on those things that matter. It’s almost like their radar is attuned to the most significant moments. - Alain de Botton
If you're still believing, then you're almost there! - Anthony Liccione
The human heart is not unchanging (nay, changes almost out of recognition in the twinkling of an eye)... - C.S. Lewis
Ignorance is a necessary condition of human happiness, and it must be owned that in most cases we fulfill it well. We know almost nothing about ourselves; absolutely nothing about our neighbors. Ignorance constitutes our peace of mind; self- deception our felicity. - Anatole France
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out. Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. - A.E. Housman
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
I simply would not accede to being forced into this, and would frequently be kept out of classes because of irreverent comments and mocking this religious stuff. Frankly, it stayed with me to this day. In fact, don't get me going. I'm almost as bad as Richard Dawkins on this issue. - Richard E. Leakey
In time the earth will be inhabited by almost god-like beings who shall analyze and discuss the remnants of humanity as we now discuss the chimpanzee. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. - Will Rogers
A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief. - Max Horkheimer
He had an answer to almost everything and he retired at an early age. - Dejan Stojanovic
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