Quotation Explorer - 'Minutes'

I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection. - Warren Buffett
I would rather be confused for 10 minutes than bored for 5 seconds. - Russell T. Davies
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year. - Horace Mann
During the first few minutes of your presentation, your job is to assure the audience members that you are not going to waste their time and attention. - Dale Ludwig
No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive. - Joyce Brothers
With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I've managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune. - Robert Vaughn
Balls to ten minutes. - Kristen Ashley
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. - Ronald Reagan
Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper. - Adriaan Kortlandt
Now I have to lie on the bed for a few minutes and let the solitude gather round me once more. - Martin Amis
If a friend says - I'm Fine - they don't mean it, but if you're a real friend, then you wouldn't mind spending a few more minutes with them. - BlackStar103
Humans, I finally decided after a few more minutes of watching him, are paradoxically capable of both unattainable depths of kindness and unimaginable depths of cruelty, sometimes within the same body... - Kiley MacLeod
Any academic skill is quickly achievable if charged with clear purpose and an appeal to enthusiastic self-interest. Tarzan of the Apes only needed about twenty minutes to figure out how to read the beautiful Jane Porter’s cursive writing. - T.K. Naliaka
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. - C.S. Lewis
Hours seem like minutes when we have something to talk about, andminutes seem like hours when we have nothing to talk about. - Eraldo Banovac
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. - O. A. Battista
Employees go to school for 12 18 years merely to impress prospect employers in a 12 18 minutes interview. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
There are certain mortal moments and minutes that matter. Certain hingepoints in the history of each human. Some seconds are so decisive they shrink the soul, while others are spent, so as to stretch the soul. - Neal A. Maxwell
Dollar bill: people spend their whole life seeking to earn it, but won't spend 10 minutes seeking to learn it. - Orrin Woodward
Start Now, close your eyes for few minutes and then open them... so far it's going great... Now just think your three favourite things which you enjoy watching, like for example I like True Crimes, True Stories and so far Suspense. - Deyth Banger
I am insane, does that surprise you? Ha! I think my mind is crumbling, just like crackers. If I had written five minutes earlier I would have wept, if I had written ten minutes earlier I would have told you to leave me alone, if I wait any longer I won’t write at all. - @ neuroticdream Tumblr
If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. - Christopher Morley
An emotion like anger that's an automatic response lasts just ninety seconds from the moment it's triggered until it runs its course. One and a half minutes, that's all. When it lasts any longer, which it usually does, it's because we've chosen to rekindle it. - Pema Chödrön
Don't get me wrong: I love nuclear energy! It's just that I prefer fusion to fission. And it just so happens that there's an enormous fusion reactor safely banked a few million miles from us. It delivers more than we could ever use in just about 8 minutes. And it's wireless! - William McDonough
I was in for 10 hours and had 40 pints - beating my previous record by 20 minutes. - George Best
I entrain myself (when I remember to)by tuning in to higher frequenciesin the ether, in my soul, everywhere I go,always accessible, always helpfulfor obtaining a higher perspectivein a matter of minutes. - Jay Woodman
If everyone, every morning, thought about peace just for a few minutes instead of thinking about what to eat for breakfast we would have peace in the world. - Debasish Mridha
Still the mind in meditation and you will witness the heart’s signals and its inspired thoughts. For 20 to 30 minutes every day, capture inspired moments of heartfulness. - Daaji
It took me 42 years to write this song, and 5 minutes to sing it."[On The Heart of the Matter, during the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over tour.] - Don Henley
Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy! - Brian Tracy
A rule to live by: I won't use anything I can't explain in five minutes.
I would rather spend an hour among the notorious than two minutes with the dull. - Stephanie Barron
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end. - William Shakespeare
I guess in this culture of ever-shortening attention spans, it's good if a song can lift us out of the madness, even if only for a few minutes. - Peter Bradley Adams
Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down."(CBS 60 Minutes interview, March 6, 1983) - Grace Murray Hopper
You know some minutes warn you they're going to be mighty short and you'd better take a snapshot of 'em while you can. ("Golden Baby") - Alice Brown
I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. - Woody Allen
I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it. - Lord Brabazon
It is quite possible for people who have never met us and who have spent only twenty minutes thinking about us to come to a better understanding of who we are than people who have known us for years. - Malcolm Gladwell
The last 30 minutes before you sleep is the time when the most fertile land of your subconscious is accessible! What you SOW is what you REAP! - Harrish Sairaman
Happily ever after could be waiting in a field a mile wide. Or a window as narrow as seven minutes. - Kiera Cass, The Crown
It is quite natural and inevitable that, if we spend sixteen hours daily of our waking lives in thinking about the affairs of the world and five minutes in thinking about God and our souls, this world will seem two hundred times more real to us than God. - William Ralph Inge
The app saved three minutes of my time. But in the process, it cut a neighborhood business out of the economic equation. And, in a way, I had cut off myself from the inconvenient, maddening, but all-too-necessary messiness of human interaction. - Nick Bilton
Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it. - Sarah Ban Breathnach
Love is two minutes fifty-two seconds of squishing noises. It shows your mind isn't clicking right.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. - Milton Berle
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever. - Horace Mann
The world might stop in ten minutes; meanwhile, we are to go on doing our duty. The great thing is to be found at one's post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years. - C.S. Lewis
After several minutes of utterly dull conversation I began to think of her not as a woman but as a human, then not as a human but as an animal, then not as an animal but as a source of high-grade protein.
I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
I just bought a microwave fireplace. You can spend an evening in front of it in only eight minutes. - Steven Wright
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard
A game lasts 90 minutes. And how long are 90 minutes? How long are they without society? And who bares them? - Ilse Aichinger
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. - Erma Bombeck
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end. - William Shakespeare
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver 5 minutes longer. - Ronald Reagan
With large industries throwing out the factory model as counterproductive, it is long past time for schools to do the same. I wonder how many adults would do well at dealing with different job requirements and a different boss every 47 minutes. - Susan Ohanian
If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it will take all day. Act like you've got all day, it will take fifteen minutes. - Monty Roberts
Dancing to the sounds of trees and stones and slow minutes ticking in our hearts and bones. - Jay Woodman
Yes, life is full of awkward moments! For example, that time you keep dazing off while staring at the same person you found yourself staring at five minutes ago. *gulp* So glad staring is still not illegal. Or, at least I'm glad for my own benefit. - Mary Kate
Isn't it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?
Little did I realise how much I would miss those ten minutes, those ten minutes in which I lived an entire lifetime. - Faraaz Kazi
Ten minutes of meditation a day, keeps the psychiatrist away. - Abhijit Naskar
No one really remembers anything five minutes after it happens. - Marty Rubin
I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is "In 15 minutes everybody will be famous. - Andy Warhol
The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
After reading some of my stories, I once had a friend say to me, "I'd love to spend five minutes in your head to see what's going on in there." I warned them, "If you spent five seconds in my mind you'd probably run out screaming and never speak to me again. - Mark W. Boyer
Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes. - Aaron Copland
Build your novel one word at a time. Remember that minutes = novels. - Mercedes M. Yardley
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb
No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
Two questions form the foundation of all novels: "What if?" and "What next?" (A third question, "What now?", is one the author asks himself every 10 minutes or so; but it's more a cry than a question.) Every novel begins with the speculative question, What if "X" happened? That's how you start. - Tom Clancy
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm,waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, theirsongs never cease. -, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) - John Muir
If something cames out from your mind it doesn't matter is it in the morning so early or it's too late for example it's nigh or you are outside with friends spend few minutes and write this down you could make something incrediable. - Deyth Banger
I made the valuable discovery that practicing wasn't a matter of time at all. It was a matter of intensity. Five minutes spent working consciously and hard at the elimination of an error, was worth five hours just playing away ignoring errors as if they hadn't happened. - Leonard Wibberley
Just five minutes, God, I chant like some hostage negotiator on the brink of a resolution. Five minutes alone. Please, please. Please. - Shannon Celebi
It's more real to me here than if I went up," he suddenly heard himself say; and the fear lest that last shadow of reality should lose its edge kept him rooted to his seat as the minutes succeeded each other. - Edith Wharton
Women always think in the catastrophic, and when there is a calamity to rectify that might require a unmarried granddaughter, there older women will always act. Their powers of foresight and vigilance might make any disheveled or nubile young haggage ready for the altar in five minutes. - Michelle Franklin
Meditate five minutes each morning and see it wake up your entire life. - Waylon H. Lewis
The children are intrigued by these invitation, and it's only a matter of minutes before they find themselves engaged in a new world of possibilities. - Rachelle Doorley
A thousand years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, they knew the Earth was flat. Fifteen minutes ago, you knew we humans were alone on it. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow. - Tommy Lee Jones
Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is. - Mario Benedetti
My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual. - Phyllis Diller
Isn't it fascinating how long a few minutes seem when you are completely alone with not a familiar face in sight? - Kirby Larson
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. - Woody Allen
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
He, in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him. - Henry Fielding
I recommend that you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life. - George Best
Personal conviction held always in life that it is better to spend a few minutes in Bathroom or Lavatory than many hours in a Laboratory or Library for the novelty in idea generation and incubation. - Anuj Somany
Four minutes of eye contact brings people closer to each other better than everything else. - Arthur Aron
Where I grew up, women’s liberation was when you let a chick out of her cage for 15 minutes so she could stretch her legs. - John Rachel
Sex means nothing--just the moment of ecstasy, that flares and dies in minutes. - Philip Larkin
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it. - Unknown
When kids hit the age of one, they're like miniature drunks. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh, then two minutes later they're crying. They drool.
People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.-- Circular Letter to My Friends in Italy - Mikhail Bakunin
There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him. - Helen Rowland
To know what should be going on in a household: spend a few minutes with the wife, or, the husband. To know what’s really going on: spend a few minutes with their kid(s). - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It's always a kind of liberation to leave the classroom during a lesson, even just for a few minutes. As if you have managed to steal a little time for yourself, to take a break from reality - Sara Bergmark Elfgren
When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate. - Pamela Ribon
Nothing is more to mastery than practice and skills. Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily is better than practicing once a week for three hours. And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement, you must create those habits. - George Spafford
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.' - Jeff Foxworthy
Cool people are only cool for the first thirty minutes of knowing them. After that, they just become annoying. - Carroll Bryant
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever. - Will Self
It takes many years to build good reputations, but it takes a few minutes for their destruction. - Debasish Mridha
I'm appalled with description of "Sex Criminal" as recreation. Just responded to "20 minutes of action" by father of Stanford rapist. Lots of women at Goodreads, what are you thinking? - Bawb Cawx
Time has become quiet flexible inside the library. (This is true of most places with interesting books. Sit down to read for twenty minutes, and suddenly it's dark, with no clue as to where the hours have gone.) - Ellen Klages
A Man can Live two Weeks without Food,go two days without Water,and two minutes without Air,and apparently,an entire lifetime without a BRAIN. - Walter Thomas Jr
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov
The minutes felt as long as years and I couldn't be in the sort of time that didn't move, that instead stood still and all I could think of was being allowed to die, being allowed to cut the thread of time forever. - Linda Boström Knausgård
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes. - Edgard Varese
While a rich man cannot have more than 1440 minutes a day, a clever man makes more time by using OPM or Other People's Minutes.- - RVM
In five minutes you should know if people have confirmed, calculated & considered your vision. - Onyi Anyado
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. - Rod Serling
I would rather have 30 minutes of "wonderful" than a lifetime of nothing special. - Julia L. Roberts
If you think you can kiss her, you probably could have ten minutes ago. - Mark Manson
Everyday you are living minutes you will never get back. - Sharfaraz Ahmed
Today, some chess games can't go in 40 minutes. One game not every time can finish fast, sometimes it's difficult to win and the ways are odd. - Deyth Banger
Single Ladies Tip: No man is too busy to go after a woman that he really wants, he will make time even if it is 2 minutes. #NoMoreCrumbs - Samantha Gregory
A recent study of three thousand New England high-school kids shows that students with B averages or better enjoyed seventeen to thirty-three minutes more sleep and went to bed ten to fifty minutes earlier than students with C averages. - Roger Angell
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. - Andy Warhol
If you think something is boring, try doing it for two minutes. If you still think it's boring, try it for four. If you still think it's boring, try it for eight, then sixteen, then thirty-two, and so on and so forth. Soon enough you'll find that it's really not boring at all. - John Cage
On Twitter, people who had read my book followed me and I could see what else they were reading, why they'd liked what I'd written and by the by, more about them than I'd ever elicit from two minutes in a tent at a book festival, stuck behind a signing desk. - Sara Sheridan
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The simple act of having a camera, not a cell phone, but a camera-camera, there’s a kind of a heightened perceptional awareness that occurs. Like, I could walk from here to the highway in two minutes, but if I had a camera, that walk could take me two hours. - Jerry N. Uelsmann
Mother Teresa said that she couldn't imagine doing her work for more than thirty minutes without prayer. Do you and I have work that we can't imagine doing for thirty minutes without prayer? - Gary Haugen
Every moment of existence is a volcano full of truth! Every single moment is ready to explode, may be now, may be two minutes or may be two years later! Truths are ready to erupt! Every single moment is ready to erupt! Be silent; wait for the eruptions! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A man is a hero, not because he is braver than anyone else, but because he is brave for ten minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every attempt to fix eternity is an escape from reality. I will be plaguing my days with moments and minutes. For ever is too far! - Rossana Condoleo
They don’t know I only speak in runaway train stationsand everybody is always a few minutes too late to the platform.No one has ever gotten the chance to get too closebecause it is never romantic to fuck the girl who makes love to her own sadness every single night. - Katelin Wagner
We have trained them to think of the Future as a promised land which favored heroes attain-not as something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. - C.S. Lewis
The best game ever played was in Monday 3/21/2016, 2 games were played for 40 minutes class sport and in both I win and I and my friend we were going on the 3 game, but unfortunately we didn't finished it. But from here it can be see that I'm the winner! - Deyth Banger
Meditation, practiced individually and as a family, helps with a different type of peace. It is not a calm absent of noise and confusion but a calm that persists in the very center of the noise and the chaos. Ten minutes daily can transform your life. - Ann Brasco
€7,500, first-class, everything—and all that for 40 minutes selling them some old stuff. - Slavoj Žižek
I could take back those moments that snatched you away from me or maybe just wipe away those ten minutes when you came to me for the first time and I looked into your eyes to realise what love is. - Faraaz Kazi
Silence allows people to put thoughts into words. Some people might need several minutes to put thoughts into words. Silence may indicate the person is reflecting on experiences, and he or she may just need time to process. - Richard E. Dodge
If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe. - Abraham Lincoln
It's the place where my prediction from the sixties finally came true: "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, "In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous." - Andy Warhol
I could end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection. - Warren Buffett
Marriage is a long conversation, someone once said, and maybe so is a rock band's life. A few minutes later, both were done. - Kim Gordon
The revolution lasted six minutes and covered one hundred an twelve meters. - Cordwainer Smith
Those minute seconds, flip minutes into hours; hours turn into days, weeks, years, and all these happen in a fraction of a life; placed meagerly, amid this endless Universe. - Aniruddha Sastikar
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard
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
Where I grew up, women’s liberation was when you let a chick out of her cage so she could stretch her legs for 15 minutes. - John Rachel
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air...but only for one second without hope. - Hal Lindsey
Matt would stare at Andrew for 10 minutes. It's depressing that people are different. Everyone should be one person, who should then kill itself in hand-to-hand combat. - Tao Lin
Most people can’t stand spending a few minutes by themself. Yet they expect others to spend an hour, a day, or, even a lifetime, with them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour, the long weekend, the all-inclusive island resort, the sunny beach vacation. Happiness is somewhere else, someplace with boat drinks, some secret, distant state of bliss which if they were given would bore them in minutes. - Geoffrey Wood
Stop what you are doing. Go outside and breathe. The world will not end if you take ten minutes for yourself. - Fawn Germer
Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.
Plumpick: Don't you understand, the whole town will blow up in three minutes! Columbine: Yes--they will be wonderful, those three minutes.
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. - Benjamin Disraeli
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