Quotation Explorer - 'Mostly'

I get a lot of cracks about my hair, mostly from men who don't have any. - Ann Richards
Since our fears are mostly imaginary denial makes good sense. - Marty Rubin
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller
DAY, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. This period is divided into two parts, the day proper and the night, or day improper -- the former devoted to sins of business, the latter consecrated to the other sort. These two kinds of social activity overlap. - Ambrose Bierce
REFORM, v. A thing that mostly satisfies reformers opposed to reformation. - Ambrose Bierce
History, n. An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. - Ambrose Bierce
Our teaching systems mostly teach us how to conform but not how to reform. - Debasish Mridha
I helped with customers who raced through the front door in a mad search for the perfect gift. One that looked as if they'd put hours of thought into their choice. And yes, you're right. They were mostly men." -- Abby Shaw, Sucker Punched - Sammi Carter
If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats. - Eugen Weber
To a lot of children, school is currently mostly a place to learn what you aren’t any good at. - Danny Mekić
It is not the jumps you made in your life but mostly the jumps you haven’t made are the real source of regrets in your life! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We got a fightin' side a mile wide, but we pray for peace 'cause it's mostly us that end up servin' overseas. - Josh Thompson
Both groups [of pundits] were critics, and that is the heart of the problem. Jeffrey A. Miller - If you are a pundit, you seem so smart when you are telling the President what he did wrong… This [is] mostly BS.
Your future depends on many things,but mostly on you. - Frank Tyger
In terms of language, there were no separate words for female genitalia for thousands of years. That was mostly because women were considered pretty much the same as men, only of course flimsier, more poorly designed, and incapable of writing in the snow. - Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
There's not a woman in the book, the plot hinges on unkindness to animals, and the black characters mostly drown by Chapter 29.
It is not possible to conceive gods inhabiting a land which is made hideous by the smoke and din of mill chimneys and factories and whose roadways are traversed by rushing engines dragging numerous cars crowded with men mostly who know not what they are after. - Mahatma Gandhi
All about the fucking money... money... money... thinking it's for the good for your generation... but so far it's neither and for that and neither and for that... It's mostly for the worst of your generation and other's generations. - Deyth Banger
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
Mostly, all book-told gods are as little as the little men who wrote them idiots into existence. - Fakeer Ishavardas
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.
Writers and other artists are mostly just historians, produced by nature to describe, decipher and thus historically represent the universe. - Robert Black
Peaceful is the one who's not concerned with having more or less.Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. - Jalaluddin Rumi
At times, talent is gifted! But mostly, it comes with good practice. - Somya Kedia
You will make a perfectly rational mistake: You will assume that sooner or later the paradigm you are presently practicing (which has been mostly successful) will solve all the rest of your problems. - Joel Barker
History An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. - Ambrose Bierce
And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. - Pico Iyer
Clever wives are mostly silent ,alert and pay equal attention to limiting the kind and degree of emotions of family which creates and destroy HOMES. - Kishore Bansal
I made a list of things I wanted to do with my life, but it ended up mostly being a list of books I wanted to write - Ellie Rose McKee
The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self- esteem. - Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics. - Maura Kelly
Being rich isn't much fun when mostly everyone else is begging around you. - Darren Paul Thorn
Das Leben einen klugen Investors ist wie das Leben eines Krokodils. Es besteht zum größten Teil aus Warten. Warten auf die nächste Mahlzeit.----Life of an intelligent investor is like the life of a crocodile. It mostly consists of waiting. Waiting for the next meal - Karsten Reuss
Of all knowledge, the wise and good seek mostly to know themselves. - William Shakespeare
Life was mostly made up of things you couldn't control, full of surprises, and they weren't always good. Life wasn't what you made it. You were what life made you. - Sara Zarr
Relations are by product of Money(mostly), keep your finances in line and rest all is taken care" This is a fact, which would be rarely accepted by people, but inside everyone knows that...Those who've not yet experienced it would still say, money cannot buy love, respect bla bla bla... - honeya
There is the will of the people; there is the will of the mind! Always be at the side of the second one! The first one contains mostly stupidity; the second one contains always intelligence. - Mehmet Murat ildan
But who cares? Memory isn't about reality, and neither is music. It's about the comforting reflections we want to hold on to, even if they're mostly bullshit. - Spitznagel, Eric
In the time of to Augustine, the conversation in the West mostly had been a Christian reaction to outside ideas. After Augustine, the Great Conversation would be about his ideas for centuries. - John Mark Reynolds
Life is mostly pain and struggle; the rest is love and deep dish pizza. - Benedict Smith
Entrepreneurs don't have weekends or birthdays or holidays. Every day is my weekend, my birthday, my holiday. OR, every day is my work day. Mostly it's a choice. - Richie Norton
The prisoners of the cultures are mostly the women! House is the name of the prison! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Writing is mostly a case of mood management. The emotion you have is not absolute, it is temporary. It may be useful, but it is not the truth. It is not you. - Anne Enright
I have zero respect for knowledge, that’s what computers are for. Imagination is the kicker because imagination can extrapolate, create and solve, Knowledge is just facts and shit. Mostly irrelevant.Kego O'Grady in The Navigator By - Steve Merrick
RIME, n. Agreeing sounds in the terminals of verse, mostly bad. The verses themselves, as distinguished from prose, mostly dull. Usually (and wickedly) spelled "rhyme." - Ambrose Bierce
Then there was LSD, which was supposed to make you think you could fly. I remember it made you think you couldn't stand up, and mostly it was right.
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him (at least to a Computer Scientist), I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.
We are sometimes hurt mostly or only not by what happened or is happening to us but by being felt sorry for. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In all the works on pedagogy that ever I read and they have been many, big, and heavy I don't remember that any one has advocated a system of teaching by practical jokes, mostly cruel. That, however, describes the method of our great teacher, Experience. - Charles Sanders Peirce
There is something fascinatingly awkward about an author photo. I'm drawn to those glossy shots in the back of books, mostly because the subjects never look happy to be there. - Pamela Ribon
I've been writing poems since I was sixteen. Back then, poems were an obvious release for all the frustrations and anxieties associated with adolescence. Mostly, they were a way for me to impress girls, even though I never remember any girls being impressed. - Tony Magistrale
If we could be seen thinking, we would show blown bright one moment, dark the next, like embers; subject to every passing word and thought of our own or other people's, mostly other people's. - Dorothy Whipple
Humans are mostly kind only to their own-self, and their own. To another being, they're mostly indifferent, if not inhumane. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Your belief is mostly your prison! To discover the world outside your prison, you must first realize the walls surrounding you! Otherwise you shall continue being stuck in the prison of childish tales and fallacious illusions! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits. - Woodrow Wilson
I'm a writer. I write checks. Mostly fiction. - Wendy Liebman
I did it partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again. - Mark Twain
Mostly you love them and you cherish their milestones but occasionally you do want to tape them to a chair. That would be child abuse, DO NOT TAPE YOUR CHILDREN TO CHAIRS. If you want to tape your baby dolls to chairs, be my guest. I am fairly certain that there isn't like a Cabbage Patch CPS. - E. A. Davis
Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses. - Democritus
I’ve written for the waste basket so often that we’ve become friends. He writes too, but it’s mostly garbage. - Ryan Lilly
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
In most circumstances and mostly, what hinders people from leaving distinctive footprints of life is less of physical barriers and much of mental barriers. What dominates your thought each day? Mind your mind. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Democracy is probably the only discovery by mankind which mostly brought it only happiness. - Amit Kalantri
And mostly all I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do. - Nick Hornby
In general, it’s not too hard to corrupt an American, mostly a matter of supply to their demand. Supply should be variegated to encourage the Illusion of Choice. Other than that they’re looking for numbness, so be ready to sedate. Drugs, booze, television, shopping, etc… - Geoffrey Wood Grimrack An Infernal Epistolary
Mostly good is enough. Mostly good produces healthy kids who know they are valued and either forget the other parts or turn them into funny stories. - Jen Hatmaker
Its mostly the ideas and concepts that we don't like at first, that eventually become the ideas and concepts we love. - Auliq Ice
PORTUGUESE, n.pl. A species of geese indigenous to Portugal. They are mostly without feathers and imperfectly edible, even when stuffed with garlic. - Ambrose Bierce
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
Material and technical changes are mostly quite visible. But less visible are the changes in the mind of the people, their way of thinking, their conception of the world and the quality of their fears. ("Horizon and Vision" ) - Erik Pevernagie
I mostly hope you think I miss you and in the end you hope you'll get me, but that's fantasy, untrue as you, and bitter as the hope you left me. - Phar West Nagle
The longer she spent in America, the better she had become at distinguishing, sometimes from looks and gait, but mostly from bearing and demeanor, that fine-grained mark that culture stamps on people. (Chapter 17) - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Champions learn how to develop empowering beliefs and invest a substantial amount of time solidifying those beliefs, mostly through their own self-talk. - Steve Siebold
You are mostly treated by others, the way you deserve. - Krishna Saagar
I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer. - Gordon Atkinson
I am drawn mostly, insistently to the human voice. How powerful and necessary the solo voice, the experience of being someone, something else for a little while. This is and will remain literature’s killer app, the thing most impervious to threat by everything that’s not the word. - Ander Monson
Man is mostly a collection of emotions, most of which he would do better not to be feeling. - Neel Burton
they say that girls are the ones who want fairy tail endings, but then again, who are the authors of fairy tales? mostly men... - Alina Radoi
Life is mostly froth and bubble,Two things stand like stone.Kindness in another's trouble,Courage in your own. - Adam Lindsay Gordon
The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn’t be gay. I’ve been attracted mostly to ‘shes’ but I’ve been with many people and I’m open to love wherever it can be. - Ezra Miller
That's the problem with revealing true truths. They make people uncomfortable. The truth should be grand and exotic, but mostly it isn't. Mostly it's uncomfortable. - Leslie Pietrzyk
Much of our lives involves the word ‘no.’ In school we are mostly told, ‘Don’t do it this way. Do it that way.’ But art is the big yes. In art, you get a chance to make something where there was nothing. - Marvin Bell
Wealth mostly ignored the real reality. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
During our darkest moments on the edges of time we mostly deny compassion and hope for those who will shape our shadows into light! - Vasilios Karpos
Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. - T.S. Eliot
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think interior decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, things that have nothing to do with reason. - Vivienne Westwood
Some people would never forget certain people, a few people would remember everyone, and most of us would mostly be forgotten. - Joshua Ferris
Good editorial writing has less to do with winning an argument, since the other side is mostly not listening, than with telling the guys on your side how they ought to sound when they're arguing. - Adam Gopnik
Mostly, we talk to impress. And sometimes we shut up to impress, too. - Nema Al-Araby
yes, writing is mostly a dream, but angels visit in dreams - John Geddes
What’s it like being a writer? Mostly it’s like being a child surrounded by adults. My friends have grown-up careers. They balance spreadsheets, analyze data, negotiate deals. They build things, heal patients, teach children. Meanwhile, I’m over here saying Let’s pretend. - Jennifer Froelich
Even when a thing's already nice there mostly is some other thing that would have been nicer - or as to which we wonder if it wouldn't. - Henry James
Fats and Andrew were perhaps equally aware that the admiration in their relationship flowed mostly from Andrew to Fats; but Fats alone suspected that he needed Andrew more than Andrew needed him. - J.K. Rowling
A WISHSometimes I wish that he will liveand I will see him.But mostly I wish that he will die, and take my memories with him. - Coco J. Ginger
Steady faith is stronger than destiny. Destiny is the result of causes, mostly accidental, and is therefore loosely woven. Confidence and good hope will overcome it easily. - Nisargadatta Maharaj
If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees. - Lao Tzu
Now, where are [Mexican illegal immigrants] fleeing from? Mostly from Central America, where they’re fleeing from the results of our policies. - Noam Chomsky
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