Quotation Explorer - 'Immediate'

Flacks for both war-obsessed governments immediately blamed the other side for the deaths of the civilians. - Colman McCarthy
(She) could have read for hours, except that recently she had discovered holes and crevices between the words which she immediately had to fill with her own ideas until she was fed up with patching up the makeshift constructs. - Gerhard Amanshauser
A thought, no matter how small and forgotten, always has an eternal impact on the Cosmos. Most times, we can only see the material and just about beyond the immediate, but if we could trace this thought through all Creation... well, it would be a whole universe in itself. - Adriano Bulla
I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately. - Mark Twain
Sometimes two people will regard each other over a gulf too wide to ever be bridged, and know immediately what could have happened, and that it never will. - Roger Ebert
A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I'm just a pathetic "druggie" with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of "recovery!" They make it sound like some amazing discovery...don't they know I'm far too busy trying to recover me? - Ashly Lorenzana
You don't get drown by falling into a river. You get drown by remaining there. Falling accidentally and rising immediately was what distinguished Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln from the rest. - Israelmore Ayivor
Man is only man at the surface. Remove the skin, dissect, and immediately you come to machinery. - Paul Valery
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good. - Samuel Johnson
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. - George Carlin
Everything have a foundation, even your fame; It started as little support from your family and immediate friends; Don't forget that because they saw the raw talent before everyone saw the polished act. Stay True instead of being a fame fool. - Unarine Ramaru
Immediately after a divorce or a breakup, your mind whispers that there are plenty more fish in the sea, while your heart shouts that there is only one whoever-you-just-divorced-or-broke-up-with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Shifters mate for life. We have one true mate and when we meet, we know immediately. By scent. Instinct. You are mine. - Tamara Hoffa
It was the first honest emotional connection I'd had in a while. So I immediately panicked and had to leave. - Candace Bushnell
Isn't it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?
MAGNETISM, n. Something acting upon a magnet. The two definitions immediately foregoing are condensed from the works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of human knowledge. - Ambrose Bierce
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed. - William Shakespeare
Reprimand not a child immediately on the offence. Wait till the irritation has been replaced by serenity. - Moses Hasid
I have never been able, really, to regret anything in all my life. I have always been far much too absorbed in the present moment or the immediate future to think back. - Albert Camus
I'd spent five minutes looking at Twitter once and felt I'd wandered into a poker game where everyone immediately displayed their hands against the cool green of the felt. - Jeff Abbott
I lay in my bed night after night staring at the ceiling and thinking, Why have I survived the war? Why was I the last person in my immediate family to be alive? I didn’t know. - Ishmael Beah
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. - Peter Drucker
What I've been shown by my Angels confirms that we don't die alone, and are immediately greeted by Angels and Spirits. We are whisked away to Heaven, where eager Departed Loved Ones await to celebrate our arrival. I hope that information will someday lessen your grief after a loss. - Paul Stefaniak
The problem with this generation is they are so quick to define who they are in the process of searching. It is their need for immediate acceptance that keeps them from exploring further. - Shannon L. Alder
Never let them try out this gratitude, for they would immediately discover that it supplies the first and most important component to happiness: Contentment. - Geoffrey Wood
Markets cannot meet the needs of the very poor. The desperately poor are not consumers who will create an immediate profit. - Jeffrey D. Sachs
While browsing in a second-hand bookshop one day, was amused to find a copy of one of his own works which he himself had inscribed for a friend: "To ----, with esteem, ."He immediately purchased the book and returned it to the friend with a second inscription: "With renewed esteem, . - George Bernard Shaw
How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that is moves me to action? - Arthur Schopenhauer
Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader. - Georges Bataille
What a blessed habit I have found my prayer list, morning by morning, it takes me via the Throne of all Grace straight to the intimate personal heart of each one mentioned here, and I know that He Who is not prescribed by time and geography answers immediately. - Oswald Chambers
If you say a word against a ‘sensitive’ person, it will have an immediate effect. In reality, words are simply a ‘record’ playing. - Dada Bhagwan
When you put yourself in the customer’s shoes and begin your dialog from there, an immediate connection develops that stems beyond basic commerce and encourages loyalty. - Steve Maraboli
Life is a battle, and you either enter it armed, or surrender immediately. - the TV show "Gilmore Girls"
Man is mortal. This is his fate. Man pretends not to be mortal. That is his sin. Man is a creature of time and place, whose perspectives and insights are invariably conditioned by his immediate circumstances. - Sylvan Barnet
If someone tells you he is going to make ``a realistic decision,' you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad.
Being more self-aware means welcoming more light into a dull life. When we throw light upon our self-perceptions, we immediately realise that the light has always been there, yet we had created an illusion of darkness. - Raphael Zernoff
If a person starts somewhere understanding God's plan, then HE will either immediately change it or instantly challenge him/her. - Anuj Somany
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. - Slovenian Proverb
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. - Charles Peters
Help without expecting a direct or immediate payback. You will get rewarded. - Auliq-Ice
When I die,' I said to my friend, 'I'm not going to be embalmed. I'm going to be dipped.' Milk chocolate or bittersweet was the immediate concern. - Adrianne Marcus
People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura oflife which bears no relation to true immortality but through which theycontinue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. Itis as though they were traveling abroad. - Marcel Proust
Step ahead immediately and do what you have to do before it's too late. - Moutasem Algharati
and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart. - Jodi Picoult
Immediately after his re-election [Cameron] announced: For too long we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens so long as you obey the law we will leave you alone. A statement so far to the right that it conceded the political centre ground to Judge Dredd. - Frankie Boyle
To be a climber one has to accept that gratification is rarely immediate. - Bernadette McDonald
No one reads; if someone does read, he doesn't understand; if he understands, he immediately forgets. - Stanisław Lem
It takes three or four years before the present day sinks in to you as a novelist. It has not just to be accepted in the mind but travel down your spine and fill your body and you can’t respond immediately to immediate events, there is this incubation period.Source: Martin Amis - http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/25/ma...
To declare myself as a genius immediately evidences that I am not. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Every lesson you take from your past immediately turns into a stairs to the light! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Crazy moment!! When you suddenly laughed because you remember something funny and then realised that strangers were lookin at you weirdly (why the hell he's laughin) and immediately you changed your expression to serious. - Khaled Besrour
When you realize that incompetent police officers are harassing you, you need to call 911 and demand that a police supervisor be immediately dispatched to the scene. In the mean time you need to be video recording everything, as police officers are known for their blatant lies and fabrications. - Steven Magee
Cultivate your craft. Water it daily, pour some tender loving care into it, and watch it grow. Remember that a plant doesn’t sprout immediately. Be patient, and know that in life you will reap what you sow. - J.B. McGee
The easy assumption that we have remembered the most important people and events and have preserved the most valuable evidence is immediately trumped by our inability to know what we have forgotten. - Wendell Berry
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. - Henry David Thoreau
We’re making our decisions or so we think. Yet in truth, ignorance, greed, and the scourge of immediate gratification are often the things that are making them. So if we’re going to truly live well, maybe the first thing we need to decide is who’s deciding. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There is only one way to win a war which has begun: To stop it immediately; that is the way! - Mehmet Murat ildan
You talk to leadership in China, and THEY are all the engineers. They get what is going on immediately. The Americans don't because they're all lawyers. - John Doerr
One look at each other and it was immediately understood that they both needed a clean slate,,, The obliteration of memory. - Colum McCann
I asked myself one day, 'Would it be humane of me to completely destroy my mind and soul for the music?' I knew immediately that the answer was no, so I knew I had to. - Matt Borneman
We have an opportunity to correct ourselves when God does not punish us immediately. - Sunday Adelaja
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance. - Václav Havel
A masterpiece does not unfurl its wings immediately. It takes time. It will fly when it is ready. - A.D. Posey
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another. - Gautama Buddha
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. - Hermann Hesse
and realized that death was not only a permanent probability, as he had always believed, but an immediate reality. - Gabriel García Márquez
The practice of cultivating altruism has a beneficial effect not only from the religious point of view but also from the mundane point of view, not only for long term spiritual development but even in terms of immediate rewards. - Dalai Lama XIV
How can I tell that the past isn't a fiction designed to account for the discrepancy between my immediate physical sensation and my state of mind? - Douglas Adams
In the long run you only hit what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. - Henry David Thoreau
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. - Brendan Francis Brown
The institutions of Churchianity are not Christianity. An institution is a good thing if it is second; immediately an institution recognizes itself it becomes the dominating factor. - Oswald Chambers
There comes a time in a man's life when he hears the call of the sea. If the man has a brain in his head, he will hang up the phone immediately. - Dave Barry
The satisfactions/of agreement are/immediate as sugar--/a melting of the/granular, a syrup/that lingers, shared/not singular./Many prefer it. - Kay Ryan
You're not going to be immediately good at anything you do. You wouldn't quit on the first day of your new job, so why quit on the first try at doing something else? - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
Most paths of self-correction purposely increase the effort and struggle to achieve these states or vibrations. They insist that you must ‘earn it’ or ‘handle it’ or ‘surrender to it’ or ‘get it’ when the truth is you already have immediate access to all of it. - Frank Natale
If by studying Bhagavad-gītā one decides to surrender to Kṛṣṇa, he is immediately freed from all sinful reactions. - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Abnormal radiation exposure and oxygen starvation teaches you that reality is just a perception that is derived from your immediate environmental conditions. - Steven Magee
There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough. - Nancy Spain
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world. Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm.
In the spirit realm, whatever is said becomes a reality, then, it can be same in the abode of the living, for powerful species, to say whatever they like for an immediate manifestation, it is the law in the astral planes, and we don't care about the destination of the acting forces. - Michael Bassey Johnson
But one immediate thing can be done right now, and that is: lower the temperature. Any way you can, and everybody. Just lower it. - Peggy Noonan
Resist the short term temptation of procrastination; the immediate pleasure and relief that it brings does not fair in comparison to the long lasting damage it does to your dreams and goals. - Noel DeJesus
The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame - Terry Pratchett
INTENTION, n. The mind's sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over another set; an effect whose cause is the imminence, immediate or remote, of the performance of an involuntary act. - Ambrose Bierce
If we open our hearts to give love we are immediately transported into the joy and blessings of love. - Genevieve Gerard
Personal Brand Focus: Immediately you try to reach the masses with your brand you dilute your brand's power and falls into the average zone. You cease to be remarkable - Bernard Kelvin Clive
The immediate reactions of the two superpower leaders when confronted with the gravest international crisis of their careers were much the same, shock, wounded pride, grim determination, and barely repressed fear. - Michael Dobbs
Thought is what we start from: the simple, intimate, immediate datum. Matter is the inferred thing, the mystery. - C.S. Lewis
If my tears spilled spontaneously at that moment it’s because I immediately understood that what was happening, like in a dream, was the treat you had prepared for me I felt your friendship much stronger than if you had thanked me a million times that what pleased and touched me. - Ai Yazawa
Knowledge comes naturally with studying, and with God's touch, instantly. Wisdom comes naturally with age, and with God's touch, immediately. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. - Henry Kissinger
True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: 'I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live - Albert Schweitzer
How I wished after all the hardships, you will immediately attain your reward. But it's not that easy. You need to wait for the right time to come in your life. Always bear in mind that diligence is nothing without perseverance. - Joe Mari Fadrigalan
The important thing is that man is lost in time, in the moment that immediately precedes him - which only attests, by reflection, to the fact that he is lost in the moment that follows - André Breton
Loan sharking may mean investment and immediate solutions but desperate loan sharks, who are short of cash, abuse your rights and attack other people's home. ~ Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul - Angelica Hopes
? If you are not awed in the presence of a Holy God, then I say you may be like the crowds we have been observing in the Gospel of Mark and think of Jesus as no more than a winning lottery ticket to solve your immediate problems. Once the ticket is cashed, you take the money and go your own way. - Jonah Books.com
Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind. - Kurt Vonnegut
Past and future monopolize the poet’s sensory and intellectual faculties, detached from the immediate spectacle. These two philtres become utterly clear the moment one stops being hypnotized by the cloudy precipitate constituted by the world of today. - André Breton
To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions. - William James
People are ready to take the good things into their minds! Give them good and right ideas; they will immediately take them as if they are taking beautiful flowers! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us. - Stephen Covey
A private organisation often inducts a new person treating him like a king, then it immediately ties him with string , clips his wing and asks him to fly as much as he can and even dance & sing to entertain the top brass who continues to sting him. - Anuj Somany
He who makes his needs known to God gains for immediate answer "the peace of God which passeth understanding," and can wait God’s time for the rest. - Alexander MacLaren
Do you feel safe there?"Immediately tears come down my face. "Yes.""Why does that make you cry? - Jolene Perry
Long novels written today are perhaps a contradiction: the dimension of time has been shattered, we cannot love or think except in fragments of time each of which goes off along its own trajectory and immediately disappears. - Italo Calvino
Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night. - Woody Allen
The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. - Henry Hazlitt
We come into this world crying and calling, wailing and singing; and for the first months of our life all our needs and instincts, our dissatisfactions and discoveries are immediately vocalized without apology and without censor. - Paul Newham
... Angus had a "pretty normal childhood." Bertie had immediately mistrusted him. Nobody had a normal childhood. - Kate Atkinson
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. - Oscar Wilde
I wanted to read immediately. The only fear was that of books coming to an end. - Eudora Welty
I have a theory about pink pastry boxes. So much joy comes from those boxes. When someone walks into a room with a pink pastry box, joy immediately fills the room. World peace? Three words. Pink pastry box. I get a big cup of coffee and finalize my plans for world domination. - Liza Palmer
Once machines performed all the servile functions formerly performed by the lower classes, the population immediately achieved equality, ending over ten thousand years of class systems. - Charles Edward Stoll
Fuck me, Sonny! She cried. I did. She came immediately. I felt like I was trying to board a moving train wearing roller skates. - Sonny Duncan
"Whoops" is a word that should never be said by some professions - Pilots, Racing car drivers, and hair colourists come immediately to mind but Dentists also have to be up in the top five.
Maybe the truth of it all is that we’re just too fearful to give our faith enough running room to realize that this precariously thin path that led us to the end of this life is dwarfed to obscurity by the infinitely vast byway that begins immediately on the other side. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present. - Ross Macdonald
Whenever someone introduces themselves as a Master or a Guru, I immediately wonder…If those are the lies they tell themselves, what lies will they tell me? - Steve Maraboli
Being more self-aware means welcoming more light into a dull life. After the light is let in to our self-perceptions, we immediately realise that it always has been there, yet we created an illusion of darkness. - Raphael Zernoff
An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile. - George Bernard Shaw
In your most desperate moments where you crawl on the ground like worms, sometimes you suddenly hear the voice of a savior, the voice of the Music which immediately carries you away to the stars! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To trust immediate intuitions rather than collective examination that is rational, careful, and intelligent is not wisdom: it is the presumption of an old man who refuses to believe that the great world outside his village is any different from the one that he has always known. - Carlo Rovelli
If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out. - William Blake
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