Quotation Explorer - 'Twenty'

Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It's not the time that matters, it's the person. - David Tennant 10th Doctor
You can worship God twenty four hours a day but your destiny depends on the cards he lets you play - Stanley Victor Paskavich
A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating. - Arnold Bennett
Immortality is the new twenty! - Erin Fall Haskell
I thought I saw my entire future once, every moment of it, until the day of my death. I spent it in her arms. Then after twenty years, she left. - Jessica Fortunato
Cutting out drama... Healthy mind and body choices... Intent followed by action... Keeping real friends and letting go of the pretends... Livin' clean for Twenty Seventeen! - Steve Maraboli
If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.
You get married at twenty, you're going to be shocked who you're living with at thirty. - Peter Blake
I miss those childish days of long ago, when one day was as long as twenty are now ... - C.J. Heck
It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public. - George Bernard Shaw
I ordered a coffee and a little something to eat and savored the warmth and dryness. Somewhere in the background Nat King Cole sang a perky tune. I watched the rain beat down on the road outside and told myself that one day this would be twenty years ago. - Bill Bryson
Twenty times better to err on the person than suspicious of everyone. - Strugatsky Brothers
What will I be doing in twenty years' time? I'll be dead, darling! Are you crazy? - Freddie Mercury
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met. - Rodney Dangerfield
Christ has global funeral, every Sunday and since twenty centuries. (Jésus a des funérailles mondiales, - Tous les dimanches, et depuis vingt siècles.) - Charles de Leusse
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive. - John W. Gardner
...ultimately it come down to, are you making or are you destroying? If you try very hard to create ways of living, create dreams of what is possible, then you win. If you don't, you may make a fortune in ten years, but you're not going to be read in twenty years, and that's that. - John Gardner
I am persuaded that our intellects at twenty contain all the truths we shall ever find - W.B. Yeats
Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. - Alexander Pope
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young. - Mark Twain
The Joy of one SUCCESS can overcome the Heartaches of twenty Failures. - Auliq-Ice
I started writing a story twenty years ago..yet remain unfinished until this time..'.couldn't not think how I end this story because it covers entirely pain, grief, and sorrow... If one story like this, how should it end...? - J.B. AC
I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. - Woody Allen
Though it sounds absurd, it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty. - Ellen Glasgow
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. - Charles Dickens
The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than twenty asses laden with drugs. - Thomas Sydenham
Everything worth knowing about the 1980s I learned from obsessively reading Bloom County collections when I was nine and Derek Jarman's diaries when I was twenty. - Ruadhán J. McElroy
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
Upstairs, in the cupboard, he had a box of things he had saved as a boy and a young man. He hadn't looked into it in twenty years or more. Nothing fancy or valuable, but things that had meant something to him at one time. He found it, and found the key, and carried it downstairs without opening it. - Jane Smiley
If you are not an idealist by the time you are twenty you don't have a heart, but if you are still an idealist by thirty you don't have a head.
If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses. - Lenny Bruce
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
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. - Woody Allen
She is one of those ladies who is more beautiful at sixty than she could possibly have been at twenty. (how I hope someone says that about me someday)! - Mary Ann Shaffer
Between eigtheen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing. - Andre Malraux
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
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
If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it. - Leo Tolstoy
To hold the same views at forty as we did at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. - Robert Louis Stevenson
You never know people, do you? You can work with 'em for twenty years; you don't know 'em at all. - Julian Fellowes
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. - Benjamin Franklin
Conventional names define a person's past: ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I am not who I was ten years ago and certainly not who I will be in twenty years - FM-2030
The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember the generational battles twenty years ago? Remember all the screaming at the dinner table about haircuts, getting jobs and the American dream? Well, our parents won. They're out living the American dream on some damned golf course in Vero Beach, and we're stuck with the jobs and haircuts. - P. J. O'Rourke
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
At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't. - Clarence Darrow
It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty. - Sir Winston Churchill
A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp. - Joan Rivers
Doubt is a storm. We either ride it out, or we change our course. Neither is right or wrong--to stay or go. Twenty years ago, should you have really married X, or Y? This college, or that? A life-changing decision one makes becomes the right decision by the fact of simply having been made. - T.M. McNally
Getting money from my dad is a finesse job. Luckily, I have finesse coming out of my arse. I barged into his study without knocking, marched across to his desk, and held out my hand. Give me twenty pounds, I snapped. I need twenty pounds. Give it to me. Now! - Sarra Manning
think of the condition of Europe for twenty years before, where people were fighting, not by thousands, but by millions; each one of whom as he struck his enemy wounded horribly some other innocent heart far away. - William Makepeace Thackeray
Actually, I'm an overnight success. But it took twenty years. - Monty Hall
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgement. - Benjamin Franklin
For writers it is always said that the first twenty years of life contain the whole of experience the rest is observation - Graham Greene
Fifty year old wealthy man resents twenty five year old middle class man, without recalling that 25 years back even he was a poor man. - Amit Kalantri
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
If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near forty. - Chris Rock
The ferocity of Santiago Nasar's fate, which had collected twenty years of happiness from him not only with his death but also with the dismemberment of his body and its dispersion and extermination. - Gabriel García Márquez
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali
Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it. - Coco Chanel
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do then by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
The world looks very different to me now at twenty. I have outgrown my early opinions and ideals with my short dresses, just as Mrs. Walton said we would. Now the critics can say 'Thou waitest till thy woman's fingers wrought the best that lay within thy woman's heart. - Annie Fellows Johnston
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
You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions. - Senator Patrick Leahy
If miracles represent prophecy, we must have more prophets in twenty first century than the entire human history. - M.F. Moonzajer
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. - Henry Ford
You didn’t just accidentally win my favor, I dispute, slowly shaking myforehead against his. You earned it. Now, if I can just save your life twenty or thirty more times…We might actually be able to call it even. - M.A. George
Depressed beyond what I'd previously thought possible, I stripped, showered, and slipped on a fresh pair of jeans and a tee shirt and headed for my mom's, trying to figure out why a bank would charge twenty dollars for insufficient funds when they know you don't have it. - Kit Frazier
Sex in the twenties is like a helicopter raring to take off vertically, but twenty years later, it is like a vintage plane roaring and racing to a reluctant take off! - rajuda
Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. - Mickey Mouse
Poverty, like obesity, has the tendency to add at least ten years to the appearance of its victims, especially those who are over the age of twenty. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Coincidentally, a good age for a Japanese girl is younger than twenty five, because that's when she turns into a 'Christmas Cake'. Christmas cakes, as everyone knows, are desirable before the twenty fifth but afterward quickly become stale and are put on the shelf. - Andrew Davidson
Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago. - Will Rogers
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