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It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
~G H Hardy

Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.
~Clarence Darrow

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.
~Reinhold Niebuhr

But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
~John Perry Barlow


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Editor’s note: I will be returning to Colombia to finish the seventh and concluding book in my Archipelago & Oakley series. This edition of Wordgrove’s Post & Review is nearly twice the usual length, enough to provide you with thoughtful distraction until it resumes sometime in June.


Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

A life lived unexplored is a life not worth living.
~Kirk Hammett

To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless.
~Marsha Sinetar


It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

I want to be remembered for doing something bigger than myself and making a positive impact on the world. I want to make my life worth something and to die a legend and to make my family proud.
~Jessie Reyez


The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.
~Edith Wharton

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals this alone is worth the struggle.
~William Osler

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.
~Walter Savage Landor


Start with big dreams and make life worth living.
~Stephen Richards

All the things that are worth doing, take time.
~Mos Def

The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.
~George Lucas

If you don’t know your own value, somebody will tell you your value, and it’ll be less than you’re worth.
~Bernard Hopkins

Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.
~Kanye West

Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.
~Nikki Giovanni

If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I’m definitely ruthless and selfish.
~Nicole Scherzinger


Well, first of all, I’m worth every penny.
~Howard Stern

I’m high maintenance, but I’m worth it.
~Lara Logan

I make a lot of money and I’m worth every cent.
~Naomi Campbell

I was impressed by the Taj Mahal. A good bit of work, well looked after, worth paying money to see.
~Karl Pilkington

A good jolly is worth what you pay for it.
~George Ade


I’m laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.
~Carlos Santana

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
~Thomas A Edison

No one can figure out your worth but you.
~Pearl Bailey


A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
~Cullen Hightower

The success is worth nothing to me if I can’t share it with the people I love.
~Michael Buble

When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all.
~Publilius Syrus

People can do more than they ever believe they can do. Physically, mentally, academically. You have to be pushed. It hurts. But it’s worth it, and it’s a great thing.
~Sugar Ray Leonard

Self worth sets the standard that life meets.

Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.
~Roy T Bennett

When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.

We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
~Malcolm X

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Suppose, however thickly evils crowd upon you, that your unconquerable subjectivity proves to be their match, and that you find a more wonderful joy than any passive pleasure can bring in trusting ever in the larger whole. Have you not now made life worth living on these terms? What sort of a thing would life really be, with your qualities ready for a tussle with it, if it only brought fair weather and gave these higher faculties of yours no scope?
~William James

With many men the question of life’s worth is answered by a temperamental optimism which makes them incapable of believing that anything seriously evil can exist. Our dear old Walt Whitman’s works are the standing text-book of this kind of optimism. The mere joy of living is so immense in his veins that it abolishes the possibility of any other kind of feeling:
~William James

The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
~Ernest Hemingway

These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
~William James

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Land: A part of the earth’s surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.
~Ambrose Bierce

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for ‘Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, ‘Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for ‒ worth dying for.
~Margaret Mitchell


Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can’t win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success.
~Patricia Ireland

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
~Samuel Adams

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
~John Stuart Mill

May we understand that that which is worth having costs time, costs labor, and sometimes blood.
~Charles F Raymond

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.

Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.
~Norman Schwarzkopf

To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
~Pierre Corneille

Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
~Ronald Reagan

Liberty is worth paying for.
~Jules Verne

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.
~Tom Robbins


There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war – nothing material or ideological – no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating.
~George Wald

I think a submarine is a very worthwhile weapon. I believe we can defend ourselves with submarines and all our troops back at home. This whole idea that we have to be in 130 countries and 900 bases… is an old-fashioned idea.
~Ron Paul

The target of preventive war must have several characteristics. It must be virtually defenceless; it must be important enough to be worth the trouble; it must be possible to portray it as the ultimate evil and an imminent threat to our survival.
~Noam Chomsky


Nato has always acted according to a simple principle: it is not worth attacking somebody who is strong.
~Andrzej Duda

It was in our power to set high price for our blood, a price too high for the Arab community, the Arab army, or the Arab governments to think it worth paying.
~Moshe Dayan

Freedom is secured every day by our men and women in uniform. We must build a future worthy of their sacrifice.
~Nancy Pelosi

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
~Andrew Jackson

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
~Andrew Jackson


Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero


Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
~Milton Friedman

The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it.
~John Podhoretz (New York Post)


The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.
~James Otis

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
~Theodore Roosevelt

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.
~Pat Riley

We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens’ faith. We must be trusted to always place the public’s good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism.
~Jodi Rell


I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.
~Queen Elizabeth II

To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth.
~Baltasar Gracian


When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.
~Adam Weishaupt


A feeling of self worth is the best accomplishment we can foster in our prisons.
~Yolanda King

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
~John Dewey

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

No, when the fight begins within himself,
A man’s worth something.
~Robert Browning


I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.
~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
~Adlai E Stevenson


Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
~John Morley

Respect for another man’s opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being.
~Sargent Shriver

The fact is that our opinion on an infinitely large number of questions is not worth having, because everyone is infinitely ignorant.
~Theodore Dalrymple


One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
~Woodrow Wilson

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
~Thomas B Macaulay

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
~Henry L Stimson

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.
~Grantland Rice

Government has the role of suiting people for freedom. People aren’t made for freedom spontaneously. There’s sort of a 19-year race between when people are born and when they become adults. And government has a role in making them, at the end of 19 years, suited to be upright, trustworthy repositories of popular sovereignty.
~George Will


You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law.
~Lyn Beth Neylon


The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn’t mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
~Johnny Depp

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
~Og Mandino

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
~William Congreve


Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
~Andrew Jackson

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
~Mahatma Gandhi


It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.
~James F Byrnes

As citizens, we have to co-create good governance, we cannot outsource it and hope to be passively happy consumers. Like everything worth its while, good governance must be earned.
~Rohini Nilekani


A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
~Charles Spurgeon

Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
~Chuck Norris


There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
~Alexander Hamilton

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
~George Santayana

I think the sooner that all of us in society stop accepting any type of bullying or harassment from other people ‒ in spite of people’s social standing or net worth or whatever it is ‒ the sooner it will stop.
~Jason Priestley


Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
~Nicolas Chamfort

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
~Jean Paul

Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
~Evelyn Waugh


Kneeling for the anthem does nothing to advance solutions to racial injustice, police brutality, or any other social plight. It is a slap in the face to patriotism itself. It is a statement that America as a country is no longer worth standing for.
~Matt Gaetz

Protest may overheat the blood, but its worth is starting the conversation.
~author unknown


The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
~Frank Serpico

Americans have always prized individuality… but America is a community that draws strength from the sum of our people and has always known that the total of that sum is worth far more than its individual parts.
~Evan Bayh


Tolerance says I am just going to stomach your right to be different. That if you disappear from the face of the earth, I am no better or worse off. But love ‒ love knows that every American has worth and value
~Cory Booker


To force a change, sometimes you need to stand up. You know what you’re worth ‒ rather than what your employer is paying you.
~Alex Morgan

It is a fine game to play ‒ the game of politics ‒ and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging.
~Winston Churchill


Naturally, when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hair’s-breadth worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other. But it does raise the question: Why bother?
~Molly Ivins


Until you’ve looked a parent in the eye and told them their perfect child has a preexisting condition no insurance company will cover, you can’t tell me the Affordable Care Act isn’t worth fighting for.
~Ralph Northam

Paid leave is worth every penny.
~Stephen A Schwarzman


It’s very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don’t know what your value system is, then you don’t know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding.
~Ben Carson

Some values must be universal, like human rights and the equal worth of every human being.
~Bjorn Ulvaeus

Equity everywhere is worth fighting for.
~John Fetterman


Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing.
~Che Guevara

Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.
~Georges Jacques Danton (stormed Bastille)


No member of our generation who wasn’t a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.
~Lyndon B Johnson


I’m not afraid of confrontation. It doesn’t have to be an argument. We all have a voice. And they are all worth listening to.
~Adam Goodes

In the last analysis, our every right is only worth what our lawyer makes it worth.
~Robert Kennedy


There are so many people who are arguing or fighting over issues which don’t have much relevance. We must all realise it is not worth it.
~Kalpana Chawla

If you have something to say of any worth then people will listen to you.
~Oscar Peterson


I’m not convinced that every secret has to be published. I think there are secrets worth keeping, and I think there are secrets not worth keeping.
~Seymour Hersh


The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
~Jimmy Carter

There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.
~Michelle Obama


~Gabe Smart: Worth It (1:10) need inspiration?


~Employzen: Self Worth (1:19) object lesson, convincingly val


~Naghmeh Pour: Iran-e Man (2:13) a people worthy of their country


When you’re bringing an idea to fruition, there are two distinct phases: the skeptic phase and the evangelist phase. During the first phase, you have to be willing to ask the hardest questions ‒ is this idea worth pursuing? But once you are convinced, you flip a switch. It’s about getting it done.
~Daniel Lubetzky

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
~Theodore Roosevelt

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
~Thomas A Edison

PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates values that in themselves are probably quite worthy.
~Diane Wakoski

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

The only secret of magic is that I’m willing to work harder on it than you think it’s worth.
~Penn Jillette

All the time I was striving to be a man amongst men, and all the time I nursed secret and shameful desires for candy… I used to indulge in lonely debauches… I would go up to the Free Library, exchange my books, buy a quarter’s worth of all sorts of candy that chewed and lasted, sneak aboard the Razzle Dazzle, lock myself in the cabin, go to bed, and lie there long hours of bliss, reading and chewing candy. And those were the only times I felt that I got my real money’s worth. Dollars and dollars, across the bar, couldn’t buy the satisfaction that twenty-five cents did in a candy store.
~Jack London

I was always a kid trying to make a buck. I borrowed a dollar from my dad, went to the penny candy store, bought a dollar’s worth of candy, set up my booth, and sold candy for five cents apiece. Ate half my inventory, made $2.50, gave my dad back his dollar.
~Guy Fieri

I discovered at age 13 that if a spoon had ‘Sterling’ on the back, it was worth money. I’d run around a swap meet and find 20 in a day, make 75 to 100 bucks by finding silver spoons.
~Rick Harrison

Be a worthy worker and work will come.
~Amit Kalantri

I’ve always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that’s the real test.
~Robert Fulghum


This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
~William James

You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.
~Stephen Richards

Your net worth can fluctuate, but your self-worth should only appreciate.
~Chris Gardner

Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risk.
~Shirley Hufstedler


Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.
~Meir Kahane

I don’t covet images or belongings. My television set and video are rented, any paintings aren’t worth a fortune, and money is of little interest.
~Benny Hill

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
~Henry Ward Beecher

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
~Thomas Jefferson


People can do more than they ever believe they can do. Physically, mentally, academically. You have to be pushed. It hurts. But it’s worth it, and it’s a great thing.
~Sugar Ray Leonard

Doing hard things is worth it in the end. And not doing hard things doesn’t really leave you with much. So keep pushing. Keep going. Keep working hard. And keep enjoying the journey.
~Paul Holte

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
~Booker T Washington


Businesses have come and gone at Homeboy Industries. We have had starts and stops, but anything worth doing is worth failing at. We started Homeboy Plumbing. That didn’t go so well. Who knew? People didn’t want gang members in their homes. I just didn’t see that coming.
~Greg Boyle

Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.
~Emile Hirsch

I bought a company in the mid-’90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I’ve made lots of dumb decisions. That’s part of the game.
~Warren Buffett

Uncertainty doesn’t make life worth living, quite, but it does make striving and gambling worth attempting.
~Walter Kirn

My motto is more, ‘If you want to find something new, look for something new!’ There is a certain amount of risk in this attitude, as even the slightest failure tends to be resounding, but you are so happy when you succeed that it is worth taking the risk.
~Yves Chauvin (Nobel, chemist)

People who don’t gamble aren’t worth talking to.
~Isoroku Yamamoto


Millions of dollars’ worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader’s intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult.
~James Randolph Adams

I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound – indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks.
~Edward Tufte


Assume the best intent in others around you. You will often be right, and even when you’re not, people can rise to your view of them. Not always, but enough that I believe it’s worth it.
~Sallie Krawcheck

APPRECIATE everything your associates do for the business… Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free — and worth a fortune.
~Sam Walton

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
~James Cash Penney

However strong, however imposing a ship may appear, it is not ‘disgraced’ because it flies before the tempest. A commander ought always to remember that a man’s life is worth more than the mere satisfaction of his own pride. In any case, to be obstinate is blameable, and to be wilful is dangerous.
~Jules Verne

One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without.
~Elizabeth I

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
~William Penn


The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
~Albert Schweitzer


Public hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It’s just cultural. People just don’t want to do it.
~Jack Welch


Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere.
~Paul Ryan

It’s worth noting that everything ‒ from the Internet to electric cars, genomic sequencing, mobile apps, and social media ‒ were pioneered by startups, not existing companies.
~Steve Blank

A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
~Marcus Aurelius


Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they’re fine fellows and don’t need to explain themselves.
~James Buchan

It’s a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money’s worth.
~George M Humphrey


Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
~Anna Julia Cooper

The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets, because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth much less money than it was before.
~Ron Chernow

We ought to thank God for that. Yes, the man who tills the land is more worthy of respect than any.
~Nikolai Gogol


In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known – that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
~Norman O Brown


It is right and necessary that all should have work to do which shall be worth doing and be of itself pleasant to do, and which should be done under such conditions as would make it neither over-wearisome nor over-anxious.
~William Morris

We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look little in one that is too big for us.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?
~Sargent Shriver


The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it’s like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.
~Steve Jobs


The Super Bowl isn’t for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.
~Andy Rooney


A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
~Fyodor Dostoevsky


What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.
~Stanley Weiser


When the value of the company clearly has fallen below what its assets are worth, having a shareholder who says, ‘Let’s get a better board’ can be helpful.
~Ben Horowitz

Meetings are the linchpin of everything. If someone says you have an hour to investigate a company, I wouldn’t look at the balance sheet. I’d watch their executive team in a meeting for an hour. If they are clear and focused and have the board on the edge of their seats, I’d say this is a good company worth investing in.
~Patrick Lencioni


I have to be fully committed to do a project nowadays, because if I say yes to something, it means the whole family are going to have to move for the job. It’s a lot of upheaval. So, it has to be really worth it. Otherwise, I’d just as well not bother.
~Aaron Taylor-Johnson

To kill yourself for earning a salary is not worth it.
~Nargis Fakhri


True economy means the wisest expenditure of what we have, everything considered, looking at it from the broadest standpoint. It is not a good thing to save a nickel at the expenditure of twenty-five cents’ worth of time.
~Orison Swett Marden

The obvious rule of efficiency is you don’t want to spend more time organizing than it’s worth.
~Daniel Levitin


Bitcoin is like anything else: it’s worth what people are willing to pay for it.
~Stanley Druckenmiller


As a general thing, I have not ‘duped the world’ nor attempted to do so… I have generally given people the worth of their money twice told.
~P T Barnum


A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
~Ayn Rand

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
~Paul J Meyer


Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.
~Ernest Shackleton

In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.
~Carter G Woodson


In the old days, people used to risk their lives in India or in the Americas in order to bring back products which now seem to us to have been of comically little worth.
~Levi Strauss

I believe that there are many herbs and many trees that are worth much in Europe for dyes and for medicines; but I do not know, and this causes me great sorrow. Arriving at this cape, I found the smell of the trees and flowers so delicious that it seemed the pleasantest thing in the world.
~Christopher Columbus


From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better.
~Richard Branson

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
~Albert Einstein

A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it’s a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what’s good for you might not be worth a darn for the next guy.
~Bill Bowerman

Two kinds of ballplayers aren’t worth a darn: One that never does what he’s told, and one who does nothin’ except what he’s told.
~Bum Phillips


I would drive home and see people wearing my No. 34 jersey and wonder why, because I didn’t feel worthy of that.
~Ricky Williams

As a player, you don’t put a price tag on your own head. You can’t go around thinking, ‘I’m worth that much.’
~Kyle Walker

I respect the Hall of Fame, and if they think that I’m worthy enough, I would be very honored. And if they don’t, I gave it all that I had to this game.
~Rafael Palmeiro

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
~Red Auerbach

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
~Mahatma Gandhi


It takes tremendous will to compete in any athletic endeavor, so it meant going to bed early and getting my homework done in advance. I had to sacrifice things, like a social life, to be a skater at 15. But I loved skating so much that it was worth everything to me.
~Vera Wang

Legs and athleticism are worth nothing without mental toughness. You also need to be stubborn.
~Gonzalo Higuain

Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? …There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?
~LeBron James


You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it’s worth it if you score a spectacular goal.
~Mia Hamm

The next time I cry about golf it will only be with joy. It’s not worth crying over golf for any other reason. After all, it’s only a game.
~Rory McIlroy

If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
~Anthony J D’Angelo


Gamers always believe that an epic win is possible and that it’s always worth trying, and trying now. Gamers don’t sit around.
~Jane McGonigal


The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
~Babe Ruth

Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime.
~Woody Hayes

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
~Yogi Berra



I wanted to play Dracula because I wanted to say: ‘I’ve crossed oceans of time to find you.’ It was worth playing the role just to say that line.
~Gary Oldman

As an actor, I enjoy variety. That’s a big thing for me. So, if I’m going to put my name to something and commit to something that’s going to take up a lot of my time, it has to be something that I know is going to be enjoyable and worth my while. Otherwise, what’s the point?
~Tom Ellis

Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
~Samuel Johnson

If a film can’t excite me and teach me something about life, then it is not worth pursuing.

It all starts with the script: it’s not worth taking myself away from my family if I don’t have something I’m really passionate about.
~Steven Spielberg


Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that’s there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile.
~Edward Zwick

If you’re lucky enough to be involved in a film that’s about something very real and that you hope will continue to hold up in 20 years’ time it just gives you more energy and makes it feel all the more worthwhile.
~Eric Bana

I don’t really care where movies come from as long as they’re worth making.
~Javier Bardem


When the first big paycheque with ‘Dumb And Dumber‘ hit, I went: ‘Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?’ But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe.
~Jim Carrey


The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
~Mark Twain

All the criticism and all of the praise, it doesn’t – it’s not worth the salt that goes on my bread, because TV is fickle. You can be loved one day and hated the next day. One day, you’re getting an award. And the next day, you’re getting a death threat.
~Nancy Friday

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made – and that’s a tricky balance.
~Alex Winter

The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.
~Gore Vidal

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
~Alfred Hitchcock

I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life.
~Saul Bass

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?
~Tim Burton

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago – since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
~James Whitcomb Riley


Was there ever a nation on God’s fair earth civilized from the bottom upward? Never; it is, ever was, and ever will be from the top downward that culture filters. The Talented Tenth rises and pulls all that are worth the saving up to their vantage ground.
~W E B Du Bois


I am a perfectionist but I know how to live life. When I’m working, it’s 100%. When I’m with my friends, I put everything away and enjoy life. When I come home to my kids, it’s pure joy and everything’s worth it. Every time, I really focus 100 percent on one thing. I’ve learned how to juggle my life and I feel like now I have the perfect balance.
~Monique Lhuillier


I’m not sure the Great Ideas come to us when we’re looking for them. Most likely they come when we don’t expect them, like hiccups and hives. But it is worth trying.
~Jack Smith

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
~Edward de Bono

Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.
~Magnus Carlsen


~Omeleto: Library of God (11:34) Guinness, Google, & the Book of Life


Omeleto: Bound (13:28) meet-cute worth a view


We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art.
~Charlie Sheen

Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.
~Luis Barragan


I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it’s not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
~Matt Damon

I have a life that I enjoy; I try and value the things that I think are worth valuing and everything else is icing. You know, it is a kick to go down the red carpet in that dress and then you go back home.


I’ve stood around bogs wearing half a million dollars’ worth of jewelry, up to my knees in the rot, thinking how much more or less the place smelled like a sewer than it did the day before.
~Scarlett Johansson

I’ve had grand pianos that are more expensive than, like, a year’s worth of rent.
~Lady Gaga


I can’t imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.
~Edgar Winter

We’re charging what we’re worth and we don’t think we’re worth $22.50. We take a lower cut than Pearl Jam.
~Tre Cool

I’m potentially worth a lot of money, but I’ve got to go and make something that’s worth a lot of money.
~Daniel Craig

Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
~Vivienne Westwood

Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.
~Christian Dior

If a great outfit gets you one step closer to feeling good about yourself, then it’s worth every penny.
~Rachel Roy

We know that without food we would die. Without fellowship, life is not worth living.
~Laurie Colwin


A poet could write volumes about diners, because they’re so beautiful. They’re brightly lit, with chrome and booths and Naugahyde and great waitresses. Now, it might not be so great in the health department, but I think diner food is really worth experiencing periodically.
~David Lynch

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.
~A J Liebling


If this is the way nature punishes us for the consumption of indigestible food, I am sure it is worth while to be strictly temperate; I will therefore, in future, avoid soup and fish, and confine myself to one dish. I must not only attend to quantity, but quality. I may not be able to do this, — then I must die or be ill; but I am sure it is the best wisdom to do it.
~Martin H Fischer

All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive – it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes. Don’t take any chances. It just isn’t worth it.
~Paris Hilton


No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it’s the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.

It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.
~Richard Le Gallienne


I wish I had thrown out the bathroom scale at age 16. Weighing yourself every morning is like waking up and asking Dick Cheney to validate your sense of inner worth.
~Anne Lamott

Scales always lie. They don’t make a scale that ever told the truth about value, about worth, about significance.
~Ann Voskamp

There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.
~Charles Dudley Warner

For myself, for a long time… maybe I felt inauthentic or something, I felt like my voice wasn’t worth hearing, and I think everyone’s voice is worth hearing. So if you’ve got something to say, say it from the rooftops.
~Tom Hiddleston

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials.
~Will Rogers


To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn’t trust me.
~Joey Skaggs

I buy about $1,500 worth of papers every month. Not that I trust them. I’m looking for the crack in the fabric.
~Dick Gregory


To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
~Aleister Crowley

It’s easy to get swept up in the day to day ridiculous things that are in the news. They’re not meaningless, they’re legitimate and worth being engaged with. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed and swept up and forget what real life feels like.
~Phil Elverum



Unless I am both capable of and willing to reopen the wound every time I write a song, if I choose to not look inside myself to write music, I’m really not worth being called an artist at all.
~Lady Gaga


I come away from a gig thinking, ‘Yeah, I’m worth something.’ I can still do it and entertain people, and that’s worth it.
~Rick Astley

As long as I’m still able to have a hit on the radio and sell a few albums and some tickets, I don’t see that it would be worth retiring.
~Alan Jackson


Music gave me a sense that I was worthwhile and that I had something of value to offer the world even though everybody was telling me that I didn’t.
~Sarah McLachlan

When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.
~Freddie Mercury


Look at music for what it’s worth around the world and not just America. In other countries, people are still buying CDs and going to record stores. But in America, it’s all about digital. The game is breaking down.
~Snoop Dogg


Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don’t always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past.
~Bill Dixon


If you write a hit song for Britney Spears, it’s worth several million dollars. Just one song! And it might have taken you two hours to do it. It’s like mining for gold. It takes a lot of skill and a lot of technique.


There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience.
~Paul Hindemith

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
~ George Eastman

When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.
~Edward Steichen


I don’t think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it’s certainly worth a try.
~Steven Spielberg

The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals – its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
~Herbert Read


The price of a work of art has nothing to do with what the work of art is, can do, or is worth on an existential, alchemical level.
~Jerry Saltz

Nobody really needs a painting. It’s something you kind of create value for in a way that you don’t with a company. It’s an act of collective faith what an object is worth. Maintaining that value system is part of what a dealer does, not just making a transaction but making sure that important art feels important.
~Larry Gagosian

Kinkade’s paintings are worthless schmaltz, and the lamestream media that love him are wrong. However, I’d love to see a museum mount a small show of Kinkade’s work. I would like the art world and the wider world to argue about him in public, out in the open.
~Jerry Saltz


When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.
~Julia Margaret Cameron

You got to have a strong mind if you fall back. When you fall back, they going to count you out. So you got to have a strong mind and know your worth. When you come back, you’ve got to be different and even more better.
~Lil Durk

Do not waste a minute, not a second, in trying to demonstrate to others the merit of your own performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it, but you can labor steadily on to something which needs no advocate but itself.
~Thomas Wentworth Higginson


~Colby Wright: Adeline Prado • Worth It (3:08) the good life, worth it


~Gro Films Storytelling: Worth • Tides (6:10) surviving the vicissitudes of life


~rundgrenfan: Todd Rundgren • An elpees worth of tunes (1:53) goofy, self-deprecating fun


~Kris Kristofferson: The Highwaymen • Me and Bobby McGee (4:50) well-heeled, famous people singing ‒ nothing ain’t worth nothing but it’s free


Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.
~Laurence Marks (M*A*S*H • Hawkeye, 1973)

Feelings of loss and loneliness are inevitable when much of what makes life worth living is taken away.
~Wes Streeting


To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
~Anna Louise Strong

When I find someone who is worth it, I’ll be nice and respect that person and put some time in.
~Ed Westwick

No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.
~Sara Teasdale


Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
~Ambrose Bierce

When somebody has convinced you that you’re not worth anything to anybody anymore, and they spend a lot of time doing it, you start believing it yourself.
~Ric Flair

To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed,
by that false and inconsiderate notion,
That a reformed rake makes the best husband!
~Samuel Richardson

Don’t let people treat you like a cigarette, they only use you when they’re bored and step on you when they’re done. Be like drugs, let them die for you.
~Philip Seymour Hoffman

The men who are available are just not worth it.
~Neelam Kothari

All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley


A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
~Pearl Bailey

You know why divorces are so expensive? They’re worth it.
~Willie Nelson


Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
~Bob Marley

I’m not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
~Paulo Coelho

If it doesn’t work out
there will never be any doubt
that the pleasure was worth all the pain.
~Jimmy Buffett


My mom is such a strong, independent, strong-willed woman, and she always taught me to accept my worth for how I viewed myself and female empowerment, and it’s okay to be independent and also need someone at the same time. I kinda get to be both.
~Lily Collins

There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio.
What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same. Only love.
~Lord Byron

What’s in a word, where’s the worth? If I banish loneliness and satisfy the human needs in you, is that not love? To say I need you, is that not saying I love you?
~author unknown

People are going to come into your life that need you, and being there for them makes the day worth living. People are going to come into your life that you need, and that’s the really crazy thing.
~Amy Grant

The only way to get love is to be lovable. It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check: ‘I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
~Warren Buffett

Money is worth nothing if it can’t buy you the opportunity to love more.
~Oprah Winfrey


You gotta learn that if you don’t get it by midnight, chances are you ain’t gonna get it, and if you do, it ain’t worth it.
~Casey Stengel

Not everything worth doing is worth doing well.
~Holly Richardson

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
~Mae West


If one less kid can grow up without hiding who they are along the way or having to believe that who they love is something that will make them lonely, then everything I went through will be worth it.
~Calum Scott

Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.
~R D Laing

In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.
~Elijah Wood

A faithful woman can become a devoted daughter of God ‒ more concerned with being righteous than with being selfish, more anxious to exercise compassion than to exercise dominion, more committed to integrity than to notoriety. And she knows of her own infinite worth.
~Russell M Nelson

But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit.
~Margaret Cavendish


Women rule the world. It’s not really worth fighting because they know what they’re doing. Ask Napoleon. Ask Adam. Ask Richard Burton or Richie Sambora. Many a man has crumbled.
~Jon Bon Jovi

Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman’s attention.
~Camille Paglia

The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.
~Mary McLeod Bethune


A woman’s two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.
~Loretta Lynn

Every four weeks I go up a bra size… it’s worth being pregnant just for the breasts.
~Natasha Hamilton

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

My mum always told me I was precious, while my dad always told me I was worthless. I think that’s a good grounding for a balanced life.
~Alan Cumming

The Kennedys were very organized. Dinner was always served at 7:15, and if you were a minute late, it really wasn’t worth it. In my family, you never knew when dinner was going to be. It could be at 7, or it could be at 10.
~Ethel Kennedy

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
~Virginia Satir

Success, and even life itself, wouldn’t be worth anything if I didn’t have my wife and children by my side. They mean everything to me.
~Jude Law

When I was younger it was – you know, my dad dressed up in drag on ‘Bosom Buddies.’ And that was what I was having to deal with at the time. And then around the time that I was into college was when he became statue-worthy I guess you could say.
~Colin Hanks

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
~Zora Neale Hurston

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
~Francesco Guicciardini

Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.

If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends.
~Mary Browne

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
~Charles Darwin

Not everything worth keeping has to be useful.
~Cynthia Lord

I ask of life only that which makes it worth living: the love of friends.
~Justin Regier


No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
~Robert Southey

Talk to me as to your best dog, and you have the worth of me as your friend.
~author unknown

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
~George Herbert

That’s all small talk is ‒ a quick way to connect on a human level ‒ which is why it is by no means as irrelevant as the people who are bad at it insist. In short, it’s worth making the effort.
~Lynn Coady


Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth. Honestly, there are enough bad people out there in the world ‒ you don’t need to be your own worst enemy.
~Lucy Hale

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
~William Hazlitt

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
~Graham Greene

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.


True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
~Ben Jonson

From quiet homes and first beginning,
out to the undiscovered ends,
there’s nothing worth the wear of winning,
but laughter and the love of friends.
~Hilaire Belloc

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A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
~Charles Lamb

If it’s a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.
~Steven Wright


Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
~H L Mencken

If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend or, perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worth the while.
~Tom Lehrer

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
~William James

A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing.
~Samuel Butler

If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.
~Johnny Carson

Sale Price — What something costs when it is priced only slightly above what it is worth; also what something is priced at the day after we bought it at a higher price.
~Richard E Turner

—Have amusements of turtle censored. Turtle will think life not worth living. Rush to fish market.
—Inform turtle soup is opportunity for service. Turtle will be sold on idea. Offer self.
—Turn advertisement writers loose on turtle. Turtle will read ads. Be fooled. Think soup blessed state.
—Throw pictures of soup on silver screen. Release to turtle. Turtle will be intrigued. Will leap for pan.
—Read pessimistic philosophers to turtle. Turtle will be discouraged. Think soup inevitable. Accept fate.
—Engage good comedian. Comedian will ridicule turtle. Make mock turtle soup.
~W W Scott

My husband gave me a necklace. It’s fake. I requested fake. Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head.
~Rita Rudner

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.
~Samuel Goldwyn

So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o’clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience.
~Moss Hart

You can’t do anything to be funny. That’s cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don’t make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level.
~John Krasinski

There is nothing ‒ absolutely nothing ‒ half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
~Kenneth Grahame

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.
~Morgan Freeman


Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
~Amelia Earhart

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
~ Rene Descartes

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
~Alan Kay

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
~Bertrand Russell

Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
~Albert Camus


Just taking risks for risk’s sake, that doesn’t do it for me. I’m willing to take risks that I think are worth it, and I’ve worked so hard to make sure that I survive.
Chris Hadfield (Canadian astronaut)

If we die, we want people to accept it. We’re in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us, it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.
~Gus Grissom (died, Apollo 1 launch pad fire)


I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it.
~Elizabeth Wurtzel

Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one’s lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.
~Gilbert Parker

What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
~Zane Grey

We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man’s hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time’s carcass.
~Karl Marx

Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr


It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
~Emil Cioran

If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up?
~Geraldine Ferraro

Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
~Gloria Naylor


There are times you can’t really see or even feel how sweet life can be. Hopefully its mountains will be higher than its valleys are deep. I know things that are broken can be fixed. Take the punch if you have to, hit the canvas and then get up again. Life is worth it.
~Queen Latifah

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
~Steve Jobs

You can hit the lowest low and face the darkest dark, but you can always get back up and get in the light. All of this is what actually makes life worth living.

So here’s to all the little things,
the done-and-then-forgotten things,
those “Oh-it’s-simply-nothing” things,
that make life worth the fight.
~Grace Haines


There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
~H G Wells

As a parent, it’s my responsibility to equip my child to do this ‒ to grieve when grief is necessary and to realize that life is still profoundly beautiful and worth living despite the fact that we inevitably lose one another and that life ends, and we don’t know what happens after death.
~Sam Harris

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.
~Christine Gregoire


Pearl’s World
© David Lorenz Winston


One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
~Walter Scott

Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
~Aphra Behn

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.
~Sydney Smith

If it is not scary, it is not worth doing.
~Rhys Ifans


A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
~E W Howe

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
~James Russell Lowell

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards
~Marcus Luttrell

When a thing is not worth overdoing, leave it alone!
~Henry S Haskins


I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.
~Greg Behrendt

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
~Dutch proverb

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
~Thomas Huxley

Patience is better than wisdom: an ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise patience, but few enough can practise it; it is a medicine which is good for all diseases, and therefore every old woman recommends it; but it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with.
~Charles H Spurgeon

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
~Ambrose Bierce


A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.
~Ben Shneiderman

A picture is worth a thousand words but it takes 3,000 times the disk space.
~author unknown

A picture’s worth a thousand words? A library card’s worth millions.
~Roy Blount, Jr

One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
~Ronald Reagan

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
~Rudyard Kipling

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
~Michael Korda

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
~James A Garfield

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
~Mae West

An acre of performance is worth the whole Land of promise…
~James Howell

A pint of effort is worth a gallon of excuses.
~William Arthur Ward

An inch of cooperation is worth a yard of complaints.
~William Arthur Ward

An ounce of example is worth a pound of advice.
~William Arthur Ward

A nickel’s worth of goulash beats a five dollar can of vitamines.
~Martin H Fischer

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.
~Lemuel K Washburn (Is the Bible Worth Reading and Other Essays)

To be worthy does not mean to be perfect.
~Gerrit W Gong

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
~Erich Fromm

He who can drink from the wayside stream need seldom go thirsty, and he who can find joy in the little things of life need never be without interest or worthy occupation or opportunities for service..
~Ernest J Bowden

True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~Helen Keller

It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
~Philip Sidney


You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.
~Tracy Kidder

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
~Immanuel Kant

I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God.
~John Shelby Spong


No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.

To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
~Bernadette Devlin


Nothing ain’t worth nothing but it’s free.
~Kris Kristofferson

Little pieces of advice like that can provide us with months’ worth of entertainment.
~Mike Shinoda

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
~Carl Jung


A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
~Khalil Gibran

One rare and exceptional deed is worth far more than a thousand commonplace ones.
~Saint Ignatius

Kind words, a smile, a bit of encouragement or inspiration may seem but little things, of no account to many of us, yet they may be worth everything to some lonely or discouraged soul famishing for sympathy and encouragement.
~Orison Swett Marden

How slight a nod it would take, how bare a smile, to give everyone you meet today a sense of worth.
~Robert Brault

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
~John Ruskin


In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
~Graham Greene

Unfortunately, as much as I am gullible, I also hate lying. I tend to tell the truth a lot… lying just isn’t worth it. But I think I’m guilty of telling people that I’m 5 minutes away when really I’m about 45 or an hour away.
~Monica Raymund

Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, “This is a misfortune” but “To bear this worthily is good fortune.”
~Marcus Aurelius


I was no chief and never had been, but because I had been more deeply wronged than others, this honor was conferred upon me, and I resolved to prove worthy of the trust.


I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions – adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr


Putting yourself out there is hard, but it’s so worth it. I don’t think anyone who has ever spoken out, or stood up or had a brave moment, has regretted it. It’s empowering and confidence-building and inspiring. Not only to other people, but to yourself.
~Megan Rapinoe


I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it.
~Brendan Fraser


Sin and forgiveness and falling and getting back up and losing the pearl of great price in the couch cushions but then finding it again, and again, and again? Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that’s really worth following in this world or the one that’s coming.
~Brennan Manning


Nothing is worth more than this day.


@Writers Platform

I can see the sun rise over the ocean, and watch it set over the bay… It seems as if almost nothing else were worth while, and I recall snatches of Homer’s and Virgil’s rhymes of the deep…
~Laura L Livingstone


Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn’t worth the time and effort.
~Henry Rollins

If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.
~Jean-Paul Sartre


Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
~Ross Perot

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
~Benjamin Franklin


Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
~Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
~Gilbert K Chesterton

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.
~Steve Brown


Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
~Jane Porter


Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn’t worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.
~Ezra Pound

Words may be imagined as the wrapping that poets mold around invisible thought. Words expressly chosen and the technique of their arrangement will set their worth. The more precisely trimmed, tightly fitted, colored, and perfectly folded they are, the more a reader will see of it. This separates out the poet from the pedantic and poetaster.
~author unknown

Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.
~Roland Barthes


A well-aimed spear is worth three.
~Tad Williams


It’s easier for an audience to take warnings from sci-fi without feeling that we’re preaching to them. Every science fiction movie I have ever seen, any one that’s worth its weight in celluloid, warns us about things that ultimately come true.
~Steven Spielberg

The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.
~Henry James

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
~Patrick Henry


Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.
~Antonin Artaud

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.

If you actually succeed in creating a utopia, you’ve created a world without conflict, in which everything is perfect. And if there’s no conflict, there are no stories worth telling ‒ or reading!
~Veronica Roth


That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.
~Walter Pater

Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don’t call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
~William Collins


If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.
~C S Lewis

He that loves to be flattered is worthy o’ the flatterer.
~William Shakespeare

Most people know no other way of judging men’s worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
~William Ellery Channing

I have to have a character worth caring about. I tend not to start writing books about people I don’t have a lot of sympathy for because I’m just going to be with them too long.
~Richard Russo


I just constantly tell myself that I should be the only one to define my worth and what I’m capable of and how I perceive myself. And that I should never source that worth from other people, especially strangers on social media. They don’t know who I am, the length of my journey, who I am as a person.
~Catriona Gray

I will just generalise it that anything that I find too disgusting is not worth an answer.
~Yami Gautam

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.


A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
~Mark Strand

The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence – the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day – the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you’ve got something worth saying.
~Jennifer Weiner

Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You’ll have that readership. Keep going until you know you’re doing work that’s worthy. And then see what happens. That’s my advice.
~Philip Levine


With any work worth its salt, you have to trust the author enough to take its measure. And if you apply too many preconceptions, you are not taking its measure.
~Art Spiegelman

A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
~Joseph Addison


And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent… and for me, it’s just been so worth the effort. It’s like I’m planting a garden in my head.
~Jane Campion

The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words.
~Octavio Paz


Prewritten Prompt: worth


A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
~Simone Weil

Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
~Jacques Maritain

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
~E W Howe


Nothing happens in the mind that doesn’t happen in the body. They are one… Our spiritual intent realigns our misaligned emotional body.
~Max Strom (A Life Worth Breathing: A Yoga Master’s Handbook)

The only theism worthy of our respect believes in God not because of the way the world is made but in spite of that. The only theism that is no less profound than the Buddha’s atheism is that represented in the Bible by Job and Jeremiah.
~Walter Kaufmann


Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being.
~Nicolas Malebranche

And there never was an apple, in Adam’s opinion, that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it.
~Neil Gaiman


If there is one tree that man needs to eat of, it is the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil; and if any knowledge will keep him alive and make him happy and perfect, it is just this knowledge which God forbid him to acquire. We are dying to-day from ignorance, not from knowledge…
~Lemuel K Washburn (Is the Bible Worth Reading and Other Essays)

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
~Galileo Galilei


With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
~Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
~Edwin Louis Cole

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
~John Lancaster Spalding

It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr


Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

I’d realize it’s not worth our time to worry. You do your best, and God will put the right people in your path.
~Taya Kyle

For only the serene soul is strong. Every moment of worry weakens the soul for its daily combat. Worry is an infirmity; there is no virtue in it. Worry is spiritual near-sightedness; a fumbling way of looking at little things, and of magnifying their value. True spiritual vision sweeps the universe and sees things in their right proportion.
~Anna Robertson Brown (What Is Worth While?)


But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation.
~Hans Urs von Balthasar

Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?
~Billy Graham

You have options. In a worthy justice there’s no need for judgment. That you experience all the consequences of the life you chose is your worthy justice. I think there’s a dungeon.
~author unknown

In theater or movies you see either ‘I’m religious’ or ‘I’m an atheist.’ I’ve never seen too much discussion of ‘I believe there’s a higher power but I’m hesitant to reach out to him because I don’t know if I’m worthy of his attention.’
~Zach Braff


Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
~Muhammad Ali Jinnah

With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant to decide whether they are in a state of grace and worthy to receive the Eucharist. Each one of us makes that decision.
~Roger Mahony


The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad’s confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies.
~Louis Farrakhan

He that loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping.
~Izaak Walton


In the time of the sacred sites and the crashing of ecosystems and worlds, it may be worth not making a commodity out of all that is revered.
~Winona LaDuke

Aquinas is worth reading. He has stood the test of time. And even where he errs, you can learn more from the errors of a great mind than you can learn from the truths of a small mind. You can see a whole lot farther standing on the shoulders of giants.
~Norman Geisler

It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man.
~Gotthold Ephraim Lessing


There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation ‒ veneer isn’t worth anything.
~George Washington Carver

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
~Beverly Sills


The unexamined life is not worth living.

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
~Theodore Roosevelt

An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
~Jon Meacham


Every religious tradition is rooted in mysteries I don’t pretend to understand, including claims about what happens after we die. But this I know for sure: as long as we’re alive, choosing resurrection is always worth the risk.
~Parker Palmer

What we need in Europe is to push back against the idea that religion is so farfetched that it’s not worth talking about.
~Francis Spufford

What we do know absolutely is that human lives are worth more than grapes and that innocent-looking grapes on the table may disguise poisonous residues hidden deep inside where washing cannot reach.
~Cesar Chavez

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science.
~Martin H Fischer

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
~George Bernard Shaw


What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
~William Blake

If I could explain it to the average person, it wouldn’t have been worth the Nobel Prize.
~Richard P Feynman

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
~Galileo Galilei


It is not enough to know your craft – you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.
~Edouard Manet

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.
~Clifford Geertz

Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there.
~Marcus du Sautoy


An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.
~John Tukey

A man’s interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.
~Henry David Thoreau

I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
~Arthur C Clarke


Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science.
~Jared Diamond


The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it’s like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.
~Steve Jobs

Stay the patient course
Of little worth is your ire
The network is down
~David Ansel


I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
~Margaret Mead

The true worth of an experimenter consists in his pursuing not only what he seeks in his experiment, but also what he did not seek.
~Claude Bernard

Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.
~Krzysztof Kieslowski


New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
~Arthur C Clarke

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
~Louis D Brandeis

There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
~Alfred P Sloan

Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.


Map out your future ‒ but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.
~Jon Bon Jovi

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
~David Attenborough

It has been said that in human life there are moments worth ages… in the climate of England there are, for the lover of Nature, days which are worth whole months, — I might say — even years.
~William Wordsworth

If we tarry a little while, we shall behold a sunset on the ocean,—a sight worth traversing a kingdom to see… The colours have changed as if by the moving of a fairy wand—a happy union of fire and its great antagonist.
~Henry James Slack

Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither…
~William Wordsworth


If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.
~Henri Poincare

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
~Wendell Berry

Students, keep your eye still fixed upon the day, work honestly for it, it is worth striving for. There is gold of wisdom ahead of you to be had for the digging, there are flowers of delight which may be yours for the plucking; and whether you find the gold or gather the flowers depends upon you.
~Louise E Hollister


Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
~Bertrand Russell

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
~Oscar Wilde

The only solutions that are ever worth anything are the solutions that people find themselves.
~Satyajit Ray

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
~Walter Scott

The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.
~Harry S Truman


Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of our multiple intelligences.
~Howard Gardner


It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy’s mind from effort.

I am sure it is one’s duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one’s own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
~A C Benson

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
~Elizabeth Hardwick


Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
~G M Trevelyan

Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers.
~Aldo Leopold

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
~Thomas Jefferson

Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years’ worth of education.
~Julian Bond

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
~Carter G Woodson

I just kept telling myself that ultimately, the money that my grandparents had put away to go into my college fund, that they were investing for me to go to school and get this education, it had to be worth something.

Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.
~Lorraine Hansberry


Education is worth its weight in gold. Make no mistake about it.
~Clyde Drexler

You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.
~Michelle Obama

The tassel’s worth the hassle!
~author unknown


As a kid from Compton, you can get all the success in the world and still question your worth.
~Kendrick Lamar

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
~Thurgood Marshall


§ The Exercise:

trackless ditties

tech can pry
enter premises
fool eyes with lies
renege on promises

broken records
falling steeples
inquiry boards
fallen people

doubt that machines feel
to hear one scream will
scratch the vinyl
with diamond needle

what holds us whole
molds us holy
defines the soul
our worth solely


tic toking @heaven’s door

loose-fitted door in its doorway
with light leaking out
around it
a halo only
surrounds it ‒
the hidden image

sacred naked
vision’s rapture
divine torture
closed to the eye ‒
beauty at her bath

if dreams had futures
lush perfection
worth adoration
nature sanctified
authentic Deity Design ‒
defeated by a door

the waste of beauty
crime as victim
returned to God
gift unopened
and grieve the loss ‒
an altogether shame


assessment #23

artists working fields unsure of their worth
captains of commerce feathering their wealth
talented seeds do scatter the earth
genius in guise, flowers and thorns
such are the cards history has dealt


economy & country

birth of a nation
worth its creation
destiny manifest
world bleeding it’s best
to feed this child
born of the wilds

strivers need challenge
genius, its freedom
talent, expression
love, its variety
as greed craves its lucre
as the helpless want hope

need for new seed
magnet to irony
buyers knock at the door
empty shelves in the store


whim of weather

birds and leaves
blue skies, oh my
but a calendar tease
the ‘why’ we cry

few hours of sun
more weeks of rain
kills the fun
invites the pain

hammer of summer
from winter to woe
mosquitoes a bummer
warming fires turned foe

summer’s a season
has purpose and reason
each in its place
the year’s not a race

but here’s the thing
baffled, left grappling
what the deuce happened
to the promise of spring



thoughts are confining
to wild unstabled reality
words as nails for defining
pinning hides to the wall
adages to nature’s poetry


Gravestone Etching

Took the fall for me
Gave it all for free
No, not that story
But the worth of a friend


5s ‘n 7s

roast on spits of comedy
rude hot worthy ridicule
binged on sweets, lies of liars
politicians’ need to serve
troubadours who sing of love


conflict detection
unearth the fictions
country’s dissection
not worth the frictions
legal defections
provoked assassins
change of direction


feel, smell smoke’s texture
sacred ritual
able to alter
worthy of lighting
new sense its incense
red burns the altar
tamed fire to rescue


ash, soot and cinder
pol’s reputation
worth validation
poll situation
national splinter
prick under the skin
fire’s phoenix recast


large storms earn a brand
big boys in the band
breezes plead, us please
we are worth more, these
names we understand
breathed gentle Louise


worth a suggestion
just consider digestion
when swallowing lies
historic, poisonous tries
hemlock, arsenic and lye


lengthening shadows
tractor threads the green distance
bass line thrum of life
backup drone to the birdsong
chorus full worthy of life


mountain vale setting
red barns, fields, faithful fences
worthy of sunsets


stumbled into love
hiking hillbilly mountain
yup, werth ‘t fer shur


no reversal there
but a worthy fail instead
trade industry said


weird truth about trees
who won’t budge, lie about age
worth their weight in wood


dark flying ravens
worthies of the blacker night
dream weaving pilots


too bored, then dared to
test the worthiness of life
signed out having lived

for Dal, and others


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
~Jean Rostand

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
~Jean Rostand


The dedicated life is worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
~Annie Dillard

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
~Pierre Corneille


Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
~Abraham Lincoln

Don’t work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition.
~H Jackson Brown, Jr


A nose that can see is worth two that sniff.
~Eugene Ionesco

Muscles. We’re talking about muscles? They’re like pets, basically, and they’re not worth it. They’re just not worth it. You have to feed them all the time and take care of them, and if you don’t, they just go away. They run away.
~Ryan Gosling


By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
~Don Marquis

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
~Louis Nizer


I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
~Margaret Fuller (pioneering feminist)

I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn’t irascible.
~Ezra Pound


A hare in the hand is worth two in the bush.
~author unknown

A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
~William Hazlitt


Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
~Henry Ward Beecher

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
~Thomas Fuller


Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
~Benjamin Franklin

Good habits are worth being fanatical about.
~John Irving


I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn’t have it.
~Hedy Lamarr

Most of us really aren’t horribly unique. There are 6 billion of us. Put ’em all in one room and very few would stand out as individuals. So maybe we ought to think of worth in terms of our ability to get along as a part of nature, rather than being the lords over nature.
~Herbert Simon


Every time I start to get worked up over something, I just think to myself, ‘Is this really going to matter in my life tomorrow, in an hour, in a year?’ You just can’t get stressed about the little things ’cause it’s just not worth it at the end of the day.
~Kylie Jenner

No temporary chaos is worth your sanity. Just knowing that whatever happens, it happens to the best of them too


You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
~Gustave Flaubert

It’s not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing.
~Terry Pratchett


If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don’t think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps.
~Edwin Land

Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.
~Paul Samuelson


If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.
~Alice Walker

You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.
~Craig Bruce


Some mornings, it’s just not worth chewing through the leather straps.
~Emo Philips

If you’re not having fun it’s not worth doing.
~Tommy Bolin


Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it’s the transparency that counts.
~Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run… but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us.
~Victor Cherbuliez


The only success worth one’s powder was success in the line of one’s idiosyncrasy… what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?
~Henry James

Follow your passion. Nothing ‒ not wealth, success, accolades or fame ‒ is worth spending a lifetime doing things you don’t enjoy.
~Jonathan Sacks


‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song;
But the man worth while
is the one who will smile
when everything goes dead wrong.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The most audacious thing I could possibly state in this day and age is that life is worth living. It’s worth being bashed against. It’s worth getting scarred by. It’s worth pouring yourself over every one of its coals.
~Jeff Buckley

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This Edition: rare

Quoted In The Grove:
It’s a rare and precious thing to be close to suffering because our society ‒ in many ways ‒ tells us that suffering is wrong. If it’s our own suffering, we try to hide it or isolate ourselves. If others are suffering, we’re taught to put them away somewhere so we don’t have to see it.
~Sharon Salzberg

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
~Tom Wolfe

You know, the standard state for people is ‘mildly pleasant.’ Negative emotions are quite rare, and extremely positive emotions are rare. But people are mildly pleased most of the time, they’re mildly tired a lot of the time, and they wish they were somewhere else a substantial part of the time ‒ but mostly they’re mildly pleased.
~Daniel Kahneman

Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space.
~Ben Okri


Prompt for sometime Soon: worth


Mystique is rare now, isn’t it? There aren’t that many enigmas in this modern world.
~Benedict Cumberbatch

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
~Baruch Spinoza

I am rare, and there is value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable.
~Og Mandino


Honest communication is a rare thing.
~Taylor Sheridan

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
~Josh Billings

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
~Stephen Vincent Benet

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
~Emily Dickinson


Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory.
~Benoit Mandelbrot


The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
~Gaston Bachelard


In the creative industries, there are few things more exciting than a zinger – a thought, idea, line, plot device – anything really, that just totally works in a fundamentally new and fresh way. It’s like a uniquely lovely melody or a new taste idea in cooking. Something special, something new, something wonderful. They’re also very rare.
~Jasper Fforde


It is a rare life that remains orderly even in private.
~Michel de Montaigne


When you want to get your way, simply try being mannerly. It’s become so rare nowadays that it disarms people. It throws them off balance. Don’t think of it as merely being nice; rather, consider it civil war.
~Joseph Kita


If you want to maximize your expected utility, you try to save the world and the future of intergalactic civilization instead of donating your money to the society for curing rare diseases and cute puppies.
~Eliezer Yudkowsky


To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
~Charles Caleb Colton


When a gift is difficult to give away, it becomes even more rare and precious, somehow gathering a part of the giver to the gift itself.
~Cate Blanchett


On the rare occasions when I spend a night in Oxford, the keeping of the hours by the clock towers in New College, and Merton, and the great booming of Tom tolling 101 times at 9 pm at Christ Church are inextricably interwoven with memories and regrets and lost joys. The sound almost sends me mad, so intense are the feelings it evokes.
~A N Wilson

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.
~Arnold Palmer

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
~Bob Wells

Older people may have always existed throughout history, but they were rare.
~S Jay Olshansky

If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people including me ‒ ‒would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
~Hunter S Thompson

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
~Charles Lamb


It’s very rare that publications double their frequency.
~James Daly

Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.
~Hunter S Thompson


It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves
~Arthur Miller

It must be quite rare for an interviewer to be interviewed.
~William Hague

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On the rare occasions when my family talked about business, the subject was Kansas City’s Boss Pendergast and his potential for muscling my dad’s small gravel-and-sand operation.
~Carol Loomis

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.
~Cal Thomas

I pinch myself because of the understanding that I’ve been blessed with a real rare opportunity that few Americans ever get – to serve their government and their people at this level.
~Marco Rubio


The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
~Gaylord Nelson

What the poor, the weak, and the inarticulate desperately require is power, organization, and a sense of identity and purpose, not rarefied advice of political scientists.
~Paul Wellstone


To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately, you rarely hear a patient, careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days.
~George Tenet

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
~Albert Einstein


In my view, statutory ambiguities are less like dandelions on an unmowed lawn than they are like manufacturing defects in a modern automobile: they happen, but they are pretty rare, given the number of parts involved.
~Raymond Kethledge

I respect people who feel things passionately. I do. But when someone is a judge, that is not what they should bring to the bench. It is not really passion, except in rare instances, that serves the bench well. It is, rather, an ability to understand the law and follow it.
~Charles Schumer

In reality, those rare few cases with good forensic evidence are the ones that make it to court.
~Pat Brown


It’s rare when a president wins the campaign without winning independents.
~Mark McKinnon


It’s no rare thing for the Israeli prime minister to enrage the Jews of the diaspora.
~Bari Weiss

That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two.
~Shimon Peres

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
~Winston Churchill

Queen Victoria was a woman of peerless common sense; her common sense, which is a rare gift at any time, amounted to genius. She had been brought up by her mother with the utmost simplicity, and she retained it to the end, and conducted her public and private life alike by that infallible guide.
~E F Benson

If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.
~Jonathan Sacks


There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that’s remarkably rare.
~Daniel Ellsberg

It is curious — curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
~Mark Twain

Valor is common but great souls are rare.
~Bernard Joseph Saurin

Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
~Victor Hugo

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe


True idealists are rare; they are the dedicated workers, who would, if need be, die at the stake.
~Henry Williamson


Insanity in individuals is something rare — but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
~Alexander Hamilton

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
~Jawaharlal Nehru


Evictions used to be rare in this country. They used to draw crowds. There are scenes in literature where you can come upon an eviction ‒ like, in ‘Invisible Man’ there’s the famous eviction scene in Harlem, and people are gathered around, and they move the family back in.
~Matthew Desmond

It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
~James Baldwin

Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
~Victor Hugo


I’ve rarely kept my distance from kind of – I don’t know if we can call it politics, but kind of, civic engagement and that kind of thing, except I tended to think, ‘Well, do it yourself before you start telling other people what they should be doing.’
~David Byrne

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
~Harper Lee

It was an argument of rare power and eloquence.
~William Henry Moody


Rare is the man who suffers no remorse as he passes from the state of confidant to that of rival.
~Honoré de Balzac


The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.
~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Government workers often get a bad rap, but it’s rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.
~Matthew Lesko


Exposing police lying is difficult largely because it is rare for the police to admit their own lies or to acknowledge the lies of other officers. This reluctance derives partly from the code of silence that governs police practice and from the ways in which the system of mass incarceration is structured to reward dishonesty.
~Michelle Alexander


It’s frustrating; terrorism is rare and largely ineffectual, yet we regularly magnify the effects of both their successes and failures by terrorizing ourselves.
~Bruce Schneier

The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
~Konrad Adenauer


In most of history, societies have not been free. It’s a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
~Michael Novak

The rule of law, democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of expression – we cannot take them for granted. They do not exist willy-nilly across the world; they are very rare.
~Daniel Lubetzky

We are living in one of those rare moments in history when things may come apart and be put back together again in ways that will determine the future for decades or more, despite the endless innovations of technology.
~Robert Darnton


I grew up in a highly Hispanic neighborhood. It was very rare to find any race other than Mexicans. I feel very comfortable around Spanish speakers and people from Mexico and people who don’t always feel
comfortable living in the U.S. because they are in fear of being deported.
~Emily Rios


Parliamentary obstructionism should be avoided. It is a weapon to be used in the rarest of the rare cases. Parliamentary accountability is as important as parliamentary debate. Both must coexist.
~Arun Jaitley


Gay rights are not primarily marriage rights, and for the millions who live in unaccepting places with no resources, dignity remains elusive… And gay people deserve more, collectively, than the crumbs of justice.
~Andrew Solomon


While I am a fervent believer in free markets and limited government, there are rare instances in which government involvement is necessary.
~Steve Largent


Going to war is a rare experience in American culture, so it’s easy for simple notions to gain a lot of weight. The reality is always more complex.
~Phil Klay

It’s a rare pro-lifer who is against the death penalty, who’s against all war, who favors, you know, all the things people need to flourish and stay healthy in life. They’ve tied themselves to the Republican Party, which doesn’t support any of that.
~Katha Pollitt


If you give a good performance, something that gets some feeling across to people, that’s such a rare gift. It’s underestimated at this point in history, when the music biz is inevitably turning into a kind of politics.
~Iggy Pop

When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it’s still worth the fight.
~Salma Hayek

I’ve never read a political poem that’s accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.
~Howard Nemerov

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
~Anthony Burgess


It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry ‘I could have thought of that’ is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn’t, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
~Douglas Adams


~Rare Breed: The Future Belongs to the Rare Breed (4:08) the quest for unique identity has an answer…


~Joel Sartore: RARE (2:01) species rare and threatened, the loss of beauty


~Jason Wu: Rare (0:38) 1/2 minute of exotic, texture featured images


~benivg7eco: 60 Minutes • Steve Jobs rare Interview (5:43) why we remember, a reminder of our loss


~Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg: Dissonance (2:12) weird enough to be rare


~Weekends Creative: Rare Earth (0:57) dusted beauty, some nudity, a commercial


Germany’s hierarchical reverence for seniority may have something to do with the fact that everything here happens relatively late. Germans start school at six, graduate in their late 20s, and get their first proper jobs in their 30s. Adolescence can go on a long time. It is rare for anyone to achieve responsibility before their 50s.
~Luke Harding

I had partly worked myself into the job but not, except for rare occasions, taken hold. I had acquired some sense of business but still relied on others more than most company presidents did.
~Katharine Graham (Washington Post)

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
~Dee Hock

Wal-Mart is an amazing success story. What I particularly admire very much about the late Sam Walton was his policy of valuing his employees. Giving value to employees is very rare in the retail industry. I also admire the strategies Walton used to build up his discount store concept.
~Tadashi Yanai

If you ever catch a great boss, it’s just such a rare thing, and it’s amazing.
~James L Brooks


The older I get, I realize, ‘Man, I’m a very rare bird,’ and that’s not because of necessarily my talent or ability; it so much depends on luck and just the grace of the universe.
~Brian Stokes Mitchell

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
~Michael Eisner

Become that rare person where people know that your word is your bond and you’re going to do exactly what you say you’re going to do.
~John W Rogers, Jr


It’s a rare business that doesn’t have a way worse future than it has a past.
~Charlie Munger

Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous.
~David Ogilvy


Bitcoin, in the short or even long term, may turn out be a good investment in the same way that anything that is rare can be considered valuable. Like baseball cards. Or a Picasso.
~Andrew Ross Sorkin

So it’s rare if I go to a city and don’t shop. I know different store systems in every city so I just like doing business everywhere I go.
~Westside Gunn


We have an odd culinary relationship with tinned food. In higher society, rare and supposedly exquisite goods such as tinned baby octopus, foie gras and caviar come in beautifully crafted, artistically designed tins.
~Jack Monroe


A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
~Robert Fripp


Deep learning is a very capital-intensive area, and it’s rare to find a company with both the necessary resources and a company structure where things can get done without having to pass through too many channels and committee meetings.
~Andrew Ng


Very few negotiations are begun and concluded in the same sitting. It’s really rare. In fact, If you sit down and actually complete your negotiation in one sitting, you left stuff on the table.
~Christopher Voss


Lawsuits are rare and catastrophic experiences for the vast majority of men, and even when the catastrophe ensues, the controversy relates most often not to the law, but to the facts. In countless litigations, the law Is so clear that judges have no discretion.
~Benjamin N Cardozo


Everywhere in Africa, you see Indian, Chinese, Brazilian businesses. Other than Coca Cola and the oil companies, it is very rare to see American businesses.
~Mo Ibrahim

It’s rare to find an Indian who speaks Chinese. It’s rare to find a Chinese who can speak any of the Indian languages. Neither of them at the trading level ‒ I want to repeat this, at the trading level ‒ can speak English, either.
~Shiv Nadar


I’m not happy on vacation. In those rare times when I have three hours with no work I have to do, I’m terribly uncomfortable.
~Scott Adams

True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
~Gilbert K Chesterton


I actually had someone say to me, ‘Lynn, you’re going to have very good days, and you’re going to have very bad days. But It’s rare that things are as good as they look, and it’s rare that things are as bad as they seem.’ So having perspective, and challenging perspective, is important to making good decisions.
~Lynn Good

It’s really rare in life that a situation is as black and white as we tend to paint it.
~Aesop Rock


The market is incredibly inefficient and capable on rare occasions of being utterly dysfunctional. And people have a really hard time getting their brain around that fact. They want to believe that it’s approximately efficient almost all the time, and it simply isn’t true.
~Jeremy Grantham

One thing I’ve noticed about history ‒ you can search on newspapers going back hundreds of years, search for ‘economic forecast,’ you don’t find it. It would be very rare to find it.
~Robert J Shiller

Financial innovation is an oxymoron. It’s very rare that there is something that’s actually financial innovation. It’s a euphemism for hiding leverage.
~Steve Eisman


I would say if you do have ambitions, don’t just wait around. Go out and make yourself as well-qualified as possible so you can take that rare opportunity when it comes along.
~David Mackay

Having women on boards is good for women, good for the economy and good for society. A win-win-win outcome: how rare.
~Noreena Hertz


Venture-backed startups with billion dollar market caps are called ‘unicorns’ because they are supposed to be rare mythical creatures that few entrepreneurs will ever ride.
~Jay Samit

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
~Felix Adler

They are the two most beautiful words in the language of baseball — game seven. Game seven is a rare songbird. And as fickle as the autumn wind. The bounce of a ball, the slip of a pitch, the swing of a bat. Glory or gloom, in perpetuity, at every turn.
~Tom Verducci [a little altered tg]

Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket, is a very rare skill. One of most difficult things to do in the world to do, hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat. Wonderful to watch.
~Peter Tork


In England, it’s a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it’s much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.
~Alex Ferguson

It’s rare enough as an older generation player that you’re 100% fit – there’s always something niggling.
~Brian O’Driscoll


When you start using terms like national championship and playoffs, that’s very rare air.
~Urban Meyer

It’s rare that anybody gets in the Hall of Fame, and to be nominated is good enough for me.
~Robin Zander


Booing – I never like it. We see it in other sports all the time, but in tennis, it’s rare.
~Alexander Zverev

I remember every defeat I suffered as an amateur. They were rare enough to be burned into my brain, and that’s why I can’t bear the thought of losing.
~Joe Calzaghe


Ski racing is probably the least guaranteed sport out there. It’s really rare when the favorites win.
~Ted Ligety

Seeing Mexicans in the media is rare. Seeing role models on TV is rare. So who do we look up to? We’re not seen on football fields or basketball courts. So we look up to fighters; they’re Mexican. They are out there fighting, representing their people, and winning champions. We look up to them.
~Cain Velasquez

It wasn’t until 1999 when my idols Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly took home the women’s World Cup trophy at the Rose Bowl in front of 40 million TV viewers that I remember thinking how rare it was to see women play sports on TV.
~Alex Morgan

It’s rare to find these true coin flip situations in Hold’em but surprisingly common in Omaha. That’s one of the reasons why Omaha is the perfect game for action junkies who relish the notion of flipping coins for large sums of money.
~Daniel Negreanu


Definitely, some of the artistry and poetry has been lost in modern chess. It’s very rare that I play a game where I’m like, ‘Wow, this is really interesting. There were so many possibilities! It was such a rich game.’
~Hikaru Nakamura



I’ve chosen a career that’s quite tricky. You have such high highs and low lows, and it’s outrageously inconsistent. But it is what I love, which is so rare, and I’m so grateful for that every day.
~Annaleigh Ashford

It’s very rare, as an actor, to be someplace ‒ to have an address, so to speak.
~Yvette Nicole Brown


Artists frequently argue that videos trivialize a song and that touring for months at a time works against the creative process, not to mention maintaining a normal lifestyle. Doing something about these complaints, however, is rare because promotional videos and touring are considered essential elements in building multimillion-unit album sales.
~Robert Hilburn

Simplicity ‒ that’s what I want. It’s been a rare commodity for me for a number of years, but I enjoy being able to hang out with my girl, read the newspaper… And that’s it ‒ simplicity, where the game of Hollywood doesn’t exist.
~Johnny Depp


It’s a rare thing when you read a role and have this immediate ownership over it, you have this take and this connection, and it’s not even that you feel that you’re gonna do a good job, it’s that you feel like you’ve found it. It fits, it’s natural; it’s like putting on a good shoe or something.
~Fran Kranz

It’s so rare that you actually get the part that you really, really, really want.
~Juno Temple

Very, very rare that you do a job knowing that the audience is desperate for you to do that job. Most films you make don’t get released, is the fact.
~Ian Mckellen

To even be a working entertainer in Hollywood is such a rare privilege.
~Cole Sprouse

It’s rare in Hollywood to get the chance to work on something that you actually care about. The tragedy of the place is all these talented people trying to get excited about stuff they themselves would only view at gunpoint.
~Stephen Gaghan


Often you find the character through the things they say. How they talk about other people, how they describe themselves ‒ which is very rare.
~Richard C Armitage

Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything that had any kind of a romantic note to it.
~Tim Roth

It’s rare that you get to play a great role that has an arc.
~Matt Bomer


Great direction, great acting partner, great character backstory – these are all rare luxuries to have in the room.
~Hale Appleman


It’s really rare in TV not to think, ‘Well, I’ve seen a version of this before.’
~Gemma Chan

It’s very rare that Black actors get an opportunity to do period pieces and to have a breadth of characters to choose from in their work.
~Malik Yoba

When I first appeared in the media, it was rare to see trans people on TV, and young trans kids were unheard of.
~Jazz Jennings

It’s rare that there’s a role that requires an Australian accent.
~Heath Ledger

It’s quite rare that you make something and think that you did something that no-one else had done.
~Wes Craven

In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it’s on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.
~Rowan Atkinson


Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
~George Pierce Baker

And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma, especially at that time, is that the women on television were more neurotic than they were free. And I thought, this is a rare bird…
~Jenna Elfman


It’s really rare to come across a character, a show, or a movie that allows you to completely play four or five different characters within a season, let alone a week.
~Omari Hardwick

It’s very interesting because as an actor, you play a litany of different roles, but to play both of them within the same day multiple times, in quick successions, it’s different and sort of a really rare opportunity that I was initially terrified by and a little bit daunted by.
~Dove Cameron

After all the work I’ve done, I feel like I’m something of an emotion-smith. We have to tap into places on a daily basis that usually people only go in a rare occasion.
~Charlie Hunnam

It’s so rare to get all of your muscles firing at once. That’s what I look for in any role.
~Chris Pine


As an actor, I like as much time with the material as possible and given the opportunity, time spent with the other actors in the scene. But that is a rare luxury in working in any TV series.
~Vincent Piazza

It’s very rare to have rehearsal time on a television show: You get scripts, you show up, and you do it.
~Tony Hale


Ideally, you have a company of actors who care more about the product than they do about themselves. In my experience, actors who believe the opposite ‒ that they are the people who matter rather than the show ‒ are rare in the extreme.
~Christopher Timothy

To get to be somebody who gets to love what they do for a living, that’s so rare, and so there must be some kind of price you have to pay.
~Ethan Hawke

It’s rare to have even half-meaningful conversations in the film industry.
~Amber Heard

I find it funny how at British festivals there are such inflated egos. It’s rare that I even talk to anyone at a lot of them.
~Ben Howard

At some point, you’re just happy to be a working actor, but to be able to do it with people you really love and enjoy spending time with, it’s just such a rare thing. You hear so many horror stories.
~Matt McGorry

I think when you work with older actors, who are so good, it’s rare that they are egotistical.
~Ruth Bradley


Most actors are starving. Most of us are walking around with a flashlight and tweezers looking for evidence. When you have someone that actually writes an acting role, it’s rare.
~Dylan McDermott

It’s increasingly rare for me to find things that challenge me as an actor because the challenge of my personal life, and how fulfilling I find it, is tough to compete with.
~Julia Roberts


It’s very rare you get a great script just handed to you, or sent to you, by someone you don’t know.
~Viggo Mortensen

That’s something that’s really rare and special and what any actor would love ‒ to have somebody that’s specifically writing for you.
~Jon Tenney

There are some times when I think acting can be a noble profession. And when those rare roles come along, like ‘Down to the Bone,’ you have the opportunity to be of service.
~Vera Farmiga

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
~Kathryn Bigelow

It’s the rare book that’s able to transport you in a way that a movie does.
~Bret Easton Ellis


It’s very rare that you get a that lets you be creative and bring what you feel your character should do or should be.
~Kevin Hart

It’s really rare for film s to be that interested in things other than themselves.
~Alan Cumming

It’s very rare, in a movie franchise, where you have the same creative team behind the camera and in front of the camera, pretty much, for the entire growth of the franchise.
~Paul W S Anderson

I don’t think there’s any show that really escapes it: It’s very rare that a creative producer stays with the show. As soon as the producer leaves, they cut the budget.
~Edward Albert


Cinema is a thankless industry where sometimes to appear on the cinematic scenery is a thing for late bloomers and people who are very patient. The places are accounted, and the space is often unwelcoming. Money is rare, and independent voices are muted by the almost complete absence of risk takers.
~Xavier Dolan

I rarely see one of the ‘summer blockbuster’ movies. I’d like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies.
~Christopher Meloni


So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene, but I think it’s very rare that you see it private.
~Ang Lee

It’s rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes, so sound helps segue from one scene to another.
~Stephen Hopkins

When you see a finished film, it’s very rare that it exceeds your expectations.
~Matthew Goode

It’s quite rare for a group of people to come together for a live event that isn’t loud music. A live event that enables thinking to take place, to take place collectively. It’s unique to theatre. It’s a quality I never want to see diminished.
~Tim Crouch

It’s such a rare and rewarding thing to be in control of space and time for two hours a night, to go through a journey and take the audience along. There’s nothing quite like it.
~Jefferson Mays


Finding yourself on a show that’s appreciated by its intended audience is a very rare and lucky thing, so when you win the lottery like that, you don’t want to rush its conclusion; you want to keep it going as long as you can.
~Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad)

Continuity is a wonderful thing, and it is a very rare thing in show business.
~David L Wolper


I feel like it’s extremely rare to find a female who’s bisexual and not either lesbian or straight on television shows.
~Madelaine Petsch

She’s a complete sexual being and the great thing is that she doesn’t apologize for it. It’s just who she is. We rarely see women be able to do that on television.
~Katherine Moennig


That’s so rare in the world of TV or film to have a genuine friendship turn into something that people watch, that people relate to. That’s so unique.
~Carrie Brownstein

If you laugh, we just do another take. Laughter is too rare nowadays. If you can bust a gut, let it go, and we’ll just go back to one.
~Jason Bateman

I fall asleep on the couch in front of the TV. It’s very rare that I see the end of any show.
~Brad Goreski


~Stefan Stuckert: Medium Rare (1:00) viewer supplies the story line


~Bronson Aznavorian: Rare (7:57) coming out to Mom… as a werewolf


~Omeleto: Julian (6:58) affectionately weird and rare


~Omeleto: Tapes (9:55) …because family


Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press or openly confronted even among once-progressive educators, is alive and well and rapidly increasing now in the United States.
~Jonathan Kozol

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.
~Sidney Hook


Thought is a strenuous art ‒ few practice it, and then only at rare times.
~David Ben-Gurion

Mental effort, I would argue, is relatively rare. Most of the time we coast.
~Daniel Kahneman


Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.
~Edward Thorndike

The joy of mental adventure is far commoner in the young than in grown men and women. Among children it is very common, and grows naturally out of the period of make-believe and fancy. It is rare in later life because everything is done to kill it during education. Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth…
~Bertrand Russell

My history teacher could make us feel like he was imparting rare gossip to us when he was talking about Maria Theresa and the Habsburgs. I just loved that sense of ‒ the Western canon is here, and it’s gossipy and tawdry, and everyone is sort of goofy.
~Daniel Mallory Ortberg

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really, really looked out for me and really encouraged all that. And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
~William Joyce

Great teaching ‒ just plain old knock ’em dead, get it right, make ’em laugh, make ’em wonder instruction ‒ is always going to be rare. Good teachers abound. Great ones are special.
~Robert Krulwich


The results showed that Joe Mokoena and I had made history. For the first time in the history of education in South Africa, two African students had passed the JC with a First Class degree, regarded as a rare achievement for any student.
~Oliver Tambo

I went to Dartmouth College so simply by being an Indian-American woman, I was already so statistically interesting. And then the fact that I didn’t want to do anything science-related, and I wanted to write comedy plays and act little bit – I mean, I became deeply interesting in college because of how rare that was.
~Mindy Kaling

As artists we have an extraordinary and rare privilege to tell the stories of our people, our land, our culture. They grip us, tear us apart, and put us back together. We are our stories.
~Mena Massoud


It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine.
~Anne Sullivan

When I grew up in India, telephones were a rarity. In fact, they were so rare that elected members of Parliament had the right to allocate 15 telephone lines as a favor to those they deemed worthy. If you were lucky enough to be a wealthy businessman or an influential journalist, or a doctor or something, you might have a telephone.
~Shashi Tharoor

Find me someone who is Nigerian who is always on time for things that aren’t work-related, and I will find you a Tyrese quote that makes perfect sense. They might exist, but they sure are rare.
~Luvvie Ajayi

The fantastic thing about the memorial to the Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel is that it’s one of the rare examples where they’ve preserved a battlefield more or less as it was. You can see all the trenches, where the British were, where the Germans lined up.
~Michael Winter

Every now and again I want to go to the beach and be in the sun, but that’s a very rare feeling, so I could live in London, definitely.
~Taylor Momsen

When I went to Australia, I had this feeling, like, ‘Wow, this is really a different country.’ I think that feeling of genuine foreignness, that this is a very different culture, which is increasingly rare in our globalised world.
~Naomi Klein

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
~Hans Christian Andersen

I am a huge Prince fan… Building a relationship with him has been like a dream come true. I’ve been looking for a mentor, and I feel like I have that in him.
~Jill Scott

It’s rare for anyone to value the opinions of a teenage girl.
~Billie Eilish

The male muse is an unaccountably rare thing in art. Where does that leave female artists looking for inspiration?
~Kate Christensen


I have my dream job. If I was seven years old and you asked me what I’d want to be 30 years from now, I’d say exactly who I am. So, ‘rare’ and ‘lucky’ are the exact right words. It took a lot of hard work, and I took a weird route to get here, but man, am I grateful for it.
~Tom King (comic books, ex-CIA)

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.
~Andrew Wiles


I come from a rare place. It’s a different culture, different atmosphere, police crooked. Different emojis, and when I say emojis, I mean personalities.
~YoungBoy Never Broke Again

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it ‒ basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
~Charles Bukowski


I know it when I don’t know it. Sometimes I know it when I don’t think I know it. I need to trust myself in these moments, these rare moments of self-doubt.
~Rush Limbaugh

I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values – even if they rarely talked about them.
~Harry Reid

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
~Thomas W Higginson


One of the things I pride myself on is that I don’t cuss. It’s extremely rare, but when I do it kind of adds to the character.
~Dr Disrespect


Sanity is very rare: every man almost & every woman has a dash of madness, & the combinations of society continually detect it. See how many experiments at the perfect man. One thousand million, they say, is the population of the globe. So many experiments then. Well a few times in history a well mixed character transpires. Look in the hundreds of persons that each of us knows. Only a few whom we regard with great complacency, a few sanities.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
~Karen Horney

It’s rare when suddenly a window opens up, and you see a side of a celebrity you’ve never seen before, good or bad.
~Matt Lauer


I love being a redhead. It’s a rare thing, so I think there’s a bond between redheads.
~Laura Prepon


Bob Rock taught me a lot. His friendship has taught me a lot about what you should expect from a recording session and, more importantly, how you shouldn’t expect anything less than absolute joyousness. You should feel great. You should feel 14 to be doing it. It’s true and it’s rare.
~Gord Downie

If depression has taught me one thing, it is this: what a rare and beautiful treasure is the simple human gift of joy. For me now, joy ‒ our capacity to delight in one another and in the world ‒ is the reason why we are here. It is as simple as that.
~Giles Andreae


My hair is purple, and unicorns mean a lot to me. They’re unique, rare, majestic, and beautiful, and I think those are some things that I embody. I wasn’t always confident, and so once I gained my confidence, I was like, ‘I’m a unicorn, and I don’t care what anybody says.’ My fans are unicorns, too. I like to call them my ‘unicorn nation.’
~Justine Skye

As a visible and outspoken trans woman myself, I know that it’s rare not to have your trans-ness lead the way for you in public spaces.
~Janet Mock

Finding out about Bjork was like finding out about some rare and magical thing that I had never encountered living where I was living at the time, being surrounded by the people I was surrounded by.

By giving unusual people an easy way to find one another, the Internet has also enabled them to pool rare talents, resources, and voices, then push their case into public consciousness. The response, in many cases, is a kind of hysteria.
~Virginia Postrel


I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
~Margaret Thatcher

The rare person is still interested in new advances when they are adults. There is possibly a correlation with intelligence. In any case, you have to be fairly bright to keep learning and changing attitudes as you get older.
~Keith Henson


I have ‘Very Rare’ tatted on my face.
~Ski Mask the Slump

You can be revered for all sorts of qualities, but to be truly charismatic is rare. Elizabeth Taylor was, for me, one of those rarities.
~Francesca Annis



When I play, I’m so in the moment that I can’t really remember what happened afterwards. It’s a rare experience for a thinking person like me.
~Lykke Li

Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.
~Terry Riley


I’m one of those rare breed of rock n’ rollers with a brain, probably because the brain’s still intact.
~Suzi Quatro


God smiled on me in every sense. I was born a tenor, and you know what that means. Tenors are a rare commodity.
~Marcello Giordani

If you try to do that in pop music ‒ to play only rare show tunes, for example ‒ people don’t come.
~Bobby Short


Whether looking at pop music, hip-hop or R&B, it’s rare to find an artist who hasn’t been touched or affected by the power and soul of gospel music. In fact, many of today’s popular artists such as Whitney Houston, John Legend, and Katy Perry started their careers in the church choir.
~Marvin Sapp

Singing these days has become a mechanical exercise for many, and mostly this is because song situations that require effort from the heart are rare to come by.
~M Jayachandran


I don’t like headphones very much, and I rarely listen to music on headphones.
~Brian Eno

I’ve rarely seen video screens used well in a music concert.
~David Byrne


United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was… to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn’t that amazing?
~John Astin


It’s very rare ‒ and it does happen on occasion ‒ where I’ll take a piece of lyric and I’ll just sit down and purposefully craft that melody around that lyric because I think the lyric is the wellspring for the song, without question.
~Geddy Lee


Sometimes you write music to a script or while a film is being edited. Sometimes I write without seeing any images, but that’s rare. The approach is often based on practical decisions, but I’m interested in the narrative and physical space that music can occupy in a film or play.
~Johann Johannsson

In rare cases, I’ve had music before I shot the movie. I think that for ‘Good Will Hunting‘ I had an Elliot Smith record or a couple of them and I just somehow felt like the sound had something to it that reminded me of the story. So in that case there was music beforehand.
~Gus Van Sant


There have been occasions ‒ and I think it’s very good for any human being that such occasions would be rare ‒ that one would feel that one is a channel, and there have been some occasions when it seemed as though I was standing outside of myself watching and listening to myself sing.
~Jessye Norman

There can be moments onstage ‒ but sometimes in a movie, too ‒ where you just feel you’re in a golden space. You’re in this strange world where everything you do makes sense. And it’s funny: the audience is right in it with you, and the other actors, and you get these rare moments of feeling at one with something. You hear voices in your head.
~Matthew Broderick


Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is the one they would like to show to the world… Every so often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.
~Irving Penn

You can repeat things because it’s on a set and there are actors. But if it’s a great moment and you don’t capture it, it’s rare to get that moment again.
~Larry Charles

When I say ‘rare,’ it’s my own term. It’s like you’re doing something with a photo that is dominant that no one has ever seen before. #Rare means that it can only be seen here. It’s just a rare moment that I’m sharing with the world.
~Theophilus London


The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency ‒ half tiger, half poet.
~Yehudi Menuhin (evidence)

Some like to think that a keen appreciation of art can actually make us better people ‒ more just, more moral, more sensitive, more understanding. Perhaps that is true ‒ in certain rare, isolated cases.
~Paul Auster

When works of art are presented like rare butterflies on the walls, they’re decontextualized. We admire their beauty, and I have nothing against that, per se. But there is more to art than that.
~Hans Haacke

Art is changing. Again. Here. Now. Opportunities to witness this are rare, so attend and observe.
~Jerry Saltz

The big pay-off was to work as an artist and gain some shred of respect from your friends, who were also artists. But there was never any notion that you could make a living out of art. On the rare occasions you had a gallery show, and sold a little work, well, that was just gravy.
~Edward Ruscha

On the purple clusters,
On the peaches fair,
On the apples red and ripe,
On the melons rare,
Purple, red, russet and gold,
How many colors can the day hold?


Dancing begins at the feet and progresses upwards. In some people it stops at the ankles… In others it reaches as far as to the hips… But the dancer who dances to the tips of her fingers and the top of her head: that is the perfect dancer; for dancing being a sort of pulsation of grace in the limbs which dance, the perfect dancer is all grace; and if she has, to boot, a touch of tragic passion in her, it will find instant and vivid expression in her dancing… she is the rarest of rare birds.
~Bernard Shaw

Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.
~Aldous Huxley

Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up; it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it’s rarely driving the car.
~Jonathan Safran Foer

My pregnancy craving is truffles. I like the smell and I like the way it tastes but they’re very very expensive, rare mushrooms.
~Maryse Mizanin


A chunk of seared albacore tuna, salted and peppered, then seared rare in a little oil in a hot skillet for just a minute or so per side, is the perfect addition to a savory plate of fried rice.
~Tom Douglas

To eat steak rare… represents both a nature and a morality.
~Roland Barthes


It’s never about the screwup ‒ it’s always about the recovery. That’s the thing about it… if it comes out a little rare you call it carpaccio. It comes out a little overcooked, you shred it up and put it on a sandwich.
~Tyler Florence


The Grocers’! oh, the Grocers’! The blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, the raisins so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint.
~Charles Dickens [a little altered tg]


Cold soup is a very tricky thing and it is the rare hostess who can carry it off. More often than not the dinner guest is left with the impression that had he only come a little earlier he could have gotten it while it was still hot.
~Fran Lebowitz

It’s pretty rare for me to be someplace that serves hot dogs and not eat one.
~Joey Chestnut


In those rare cases in which you have a dull knife and cooking to do, but no ceramic in sight, the top edge of a rolled-down car window will work just as well. Even a smooth stone or slab of concrete outside can work in a pinch.
~J Kenji Lopez-Alt

Lemon juice is good for everything.
~Ethel Pochocki

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I’m a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening – figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.
~Gustav Klimt


With a lot of hair and make-up then I’m possibly, remotely attractive. But it’s rare, I don’t think I’m ugly but I’m nothing particularly special. I’m not a yoga and health girl. I don’t exercise that much and I eat crap and smoke and bite my nails.
~Lisa Marie Presley

I’m a bit of a bed head: I’m always running around with no make-up on and my hair in a mess, but my nails are one thing I do love to keep looking nice, so it’s rare to see me without it.
~Poppy Delevingne

I wear stuff I regret all the time. It’s very rare that I look back at a picture and think it was all good.
~Suki Waterhouse

A black dress is beautiful! It’s a good choice. It could be the wrong choice at certain events or situations, but it’s very rare that you see a girl who looks bad in a black dress.
~Olivier Theyskens


I love color, so it’s rare to see me without at least a pop of a hot pink or bold red, even if it’s just a lip color pop!
~Brandi Rhodes

The rule seems to be that there are no absolutes, that what is rare is prized. Thus, in times of relative affluence, thin models become dominant.
~Charles Jencks

It’s quite rare that you find models taken care of backstage.
~Abbey Lee Kershaw

I go online at night and I order flowers, rare flowers, and then they come in the mail. That’s my fashion detox.
~Zac Posen


The joy of style lies not in how we look to other people, but in how we look to ourselves ‒ and the most memorable and beautiful outfits are simply those that, in some rare moment of joy, we found the courage to share with the world.
~Simon Van Booy

To have lived your dream is very rare in life. I am a very happy man. I have been so fortunate.
~Hubert de Givenchy

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
~Jean Anouilh


I don’t wish to be seen on television all the time. Instead, I prefer a five-minute appearance in a rare and challenging role for which I can be remembered for the next 50 years.
~Manini Mishra

I don’t have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
~Jack Nicholson

Stars are rare creatures, and not everyone can be one. But there isn’t anyone on earth ‒ not you, not me, not the girl next door ‒ who wouldn’t like to be a movie star holding up that gold statuette on Academy Award night.
~Sue Mengers (talent agent)

If you want to get an email to Robert Redford, you send it to his assistant, and she prints it out. And then he will write you a letter, which is incredibly rare and incredibly classy. Unfortunately, I can’t be that removed from technology.
~Taylor Sheridan

It’s very rare that things are true about yourself that are on the Internet. It’s just sad sometimes. So you definitely try and stay away from it as much as possible.
~Taylor Lautner

The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out. That’s a very rare thing. I can see how rare that is having been outside of the band for eight years. Maiden has integrity. I think people appreciate that.
~Adrian Smith

One thing about being famous is the people around you, you pay all their bills so they very rarely disagree with you because they want you to pick up the check.
~Charles Barkley

Architecture is a rare collective profession: it’s always exercised by groups. There is an essential modesty, which is a complete contradiction to the notion of a star.
~Rem Koolhaas

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
~Arthur Erickson

Rich men’s houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
~Margot Asquith

Sanity is surely not about normality in the statistical sense: it is about an eternal and natural idea of the healthy personality ‒ which indeed may be a rare achievement.
~Michael Leunig

Most of us cluster somewhere in the middle of most statistical distributions. But there are lots of bell curves, and pretty much everyone is on a tail of at least one of them. We may collect strange memorabilia or read esoteric books, hold unusual religious beliefs or wear odd-sized shoes, suffer rare diseases or enjoy obscure movies.
~Virginia Postrel


I don’t collect the way other people do. Some people collect rare guitars, like, ‘I have a ’54 Strat worth $50,000.’ And I don’t collect the way Nash does. Nash has Duane Allman’s guitar and Johnny Cash’s guitar. I bought guitars because they sounded good. I played them, they sounded unbelievably good, and I couldn’t resist.
~David Crosby

Many gold and silver experts will recommend you buy numismatic coins ‒ rare and old coins. If you are not a rare coin expert, I’d encourage you to stay away from them. New investors often pay too much for rare coins that are not really rare.
~Robert Kiyosaki

You know you’re a hopeless record nerd when your time travel fantasies always come around to how cool it would be to go back to 1973 and buy all the great funk and jazz and salsa records that came out that year on tiny obscure labels and are now really rare and expensive.
~Adam Mansbach

Japan is brilliant for vinyl. There’s all this rare stuff that I’ve been looking two years for, and you walk into a store, and you find it straight away.
~Mike D


~Paper Swan: Twain • Rare Feeling (2:53) in troubadour voice


~Selena Gomez: Rare (4:20) minimal, live, tasteful pop


~Smurfstools Oldies: Rare Earth • I Just Want To Celebrate (2:56) …then give good reason to


~Duubalin Hard: Gwen Stefani • Rare (3:55) midst the wiles of music and other distractions, note how dark eyes hold focus as the truest measure and feature of beauty


My husband is that rare man who is blessed with the ability to see the big picture but will not ignore the smallest detail. He will work an 18-hour day and still find time to help the kids with their homework.
~Nita Ambani

He’s just like my father that way‒my father just adored my mother and let her do whatever she wanted. John’s like that. He’s a very rare man, a very good man, and I’ve had a good life with him. I’m proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny’s fame.
~June Carter Cash

The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence.
~Marie Corelli


It might sound so stupid, but guys do not hit on me. I’m not really sure why, but it’s very rare that a guy will ever come up to me and be like, ‘I’m going to lay down my game right now, and you’re going to like it.’
~Jennifer Love Hewitt

Things go bad after a divorce and often stay that way. It is rare for the parties to return placidly to a time before they met. A bitterness lingers on.
~Howard Jacobson


Why would it not be fair to the Book-Worm to concede him a Book-wife, who should understand and sympathize with him in his eccentricity, and who should care more for rare and beautiful books than for diamonds, laces, Easter bonnets and ten-button gloves?… A woman who has a true and wise sympathy with her husband’s book-buying is an adored object.
~Irving Browne

I’m not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I’m the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.
~Taylor Swift

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
~Emma Goldman

I have had big relationships. Three times in my life I have felt a special connection, but people talk about looking for love as if it’s just like walking into a Starbucks and buying a coffee when you feel like it. It’s rare, that special connection.
~Cherie Lunghi

One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it’s a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.
~Gwendoline Christie

Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


I’ve learned that we all change constantly. It’s rare to find that person who is growing with you in the same way at the same time, who encourages you to grow.
~Angelina Jolie

It’s a good marriage because each of us is what we are, allows the other one to be themselves, and appreciates each other for the right reason. You know, it’s rare that you’ll find two people who don’t try to change the other person and let everyone be what they are.
~Peter Marino

… So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy.
~Harry Connick, Jr

He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain ‒ no matter what ‒ after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
~Kate Chopin

My interest in society ‒ at times so pronounced that the word ‘snob’ comes a little to mind ‒ derives from the fact that I like an immense number of things which society, money, and position bring in their train: painting, tapestries, rare books, smart dresses, dances, gardens, country houses, correct cuisine, and pretty women.
~Frank Crowninshield


In those rare individual cases where women approach genius they also approach masculinity.
~Otto Weininger

It is rare 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

I think that testosterone is a rare poison.
~Germaine Greer


[A] woman in a single state may be happy and may be miserable; but most happy, most miserable — these are epithets which, with rare exceptions, belong exclusively to a Wife…
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It’s a rare man who can stand being around an intelligent woman, let alone married to her.
~Bette Davis


Half the world is full of women, but it’s rare to hear a narrative that doesn’t speak of women as the people who have things done to them instead of the people who do things. More often, women are talked about as a man’s daughter. A man’s wife.
~Kameron Hurley

I think as a young actress, it’s very rare that you read something where you’re not either ‘the girl’ or there to serve some romantic purpose in a male dominated cast.
~Sienna Miller

Kanaa‘ is a rare opportunity; it’s about women’s cricket, and they’ve trusted me with this film. I trained for nearly four hours every day with three coaches.
~Aishwarya Rajesh

It’s so rare to have an ensemble cast of women.
~Tessa Thompson

God It’s rare that this woman gets to be in a superhero movie and not be the victim.
~Morena Baccarin

It’s so rare that you actually get to find a really well-written female lead.
~Emily Rose

It’s rare to find women who have that balance between work and life, who are really psyched for another woman’s success.
~Dana Fox


I never played the ‘decoration,’ I always played the one who suffered. And then I got very lucky in my middle career, when I started playing the hero, which at that point was quite rare for women.
~Tyne Daly

I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.
~Christina Aguilera


Marie Curie is my hero. Few people have accomplished something so rare ‒ changing science. And as hard as that is, she had to do it against the tide of the culture at the time ‒ the prejudice against her as a foreigner, because she was born in Poland and worked in France. And the prejudice against her as a woman.
~Alan Alda

It’s so rare to see a woman lose control and also gain it back. Women are always told, ‘Oh, be in control of your feelings,’ and a woman is never allowed to express her anger without being demonised as being PMS-y.
~Petra Collins

It’s rare to meet somebody who’s secure with herself, confident in who they are, and doesn’t have anything to apologize for.
~Emily Ratajkowski

I think it’s really rare to see women on television who are brilliant, selfish, vain, fallible – and I feel like I have all those capacities in myself, so it’s good to see people in the media representing all of those things.
~Kerry Bishe


But you!—ah, you are tropical,
Your beauty is so rare;
Your eyes are clearer, deeper eyes
Than any, anywhere;
Mysterious, imperious,
Deliriously fair,
O listless Andalusian maid,
With bangles in your hair!
~James Whitcomb Riley

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
~Oscar Wilde

Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.
~Russell Baker


I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them.
~Pierre Loti


Kids are always open to anything. It’s very rare that a kid isn’t extremely eager to make you happy.
~Wes Anderson

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.
~Benjamin Spock

So many people have been abused. It’s not rare; it’s a very common human experience, and we survive.
~India Arie

Christmas is a rare occasion when we are reminded that we have obligations to people we did not choose to be related to, and that love is not just a spontaneous feeling but something we sometimes really have to work at, with people we may not even much like.
~Julian Baggini


I confess I cannot read without squirming those passages in Great Expectations where every visitor greeted the small boy by ruffling his hair, and I think most of us can remember without any difficulty and with a flush of joy those extremely rare cases in our own childhood when some grown-up visitor treated us with real, instead of with mock, respect. It is perhaps the final test of a gentleman — his attitude toward children.
~William Lyon Phelps

To find someone who loves your children like you do is really rare.
~Goldie Hawn


I got pregnant at 40 by surprise. It’s funny, because when we found out we were pregnant, I said, ‘Okay, let’s experience that.’ You just have to just go with it because it’s rare.
~Julianna Margulies

I go home at the end of the day and I rarely talk about what I did that day. So my wife’s experience is just like that of anybody else whose husband goes away to a blue collar job and comes home bruised and dirty and often proud of the work that they’re doing.
~Adam Savage

I had really great parents… but I didn’t always realize how rare that was for a girl for them to say, ‘You can be a mom or have a career or do both or do something we haven’t thought of yet.’
~Ally Condie

Although nannies who cover more than one generation are rare, those like Veronica Crook ‒ who looked after me and now looks after my four children ‒ are pearls of great price. They provide a continuity and stability for a family that is of inestimable value for the child and, indeed, the man.
~Jacob Rees-Mogg

I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people. I don’t know how I slipped by all of them, but I honestly can’t think of one experience off the top of my head that was like that.
~Scott Baio

It’s rare for people to genuinely try to understand what others are trying to say.
~Scott Berkun


Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
~James F Byrnes

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.
~Tahar Ben Jelloun

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
~Ed Cunningham

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.
~Anne Lamott


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
~Jean de la Fontaine

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
~Charles Peguy

How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
~William E Rothschild


I used to go to a lot of Pam Hogg shows. The thing about London Fashion Week is that, generally, we’re on tour and traveling around, so it’s very rare that I actually catch it. I like to go to Burberry because I know a few girls who work there. I kind of follow friends.
~Alison Mosshart

The older I get, the more I realize how rare it is to meet a kindred spirit.
~Ethan Hawke

It’s a very rare and fortunate position to be able to make movies with two of your best friends who happen to be really amazing actors and writers.
~Edgar Wright

I’m grateful that on a lot of casts I’ve gained friends for life. But it’s more of a rare thing than a normal thing. I have a small group of friends, and I just, uh, feel fulfilled by the people that are in my life.
~Matt Czuchry

Having a dope mindset and good energy is rare, and you just putting a little bit of your light into someone else can change their whole perspective on life just doing that.


The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.
~James Whistler

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It is rare to find learned men who are clean, do not stink and have a sense of humour.
~Baron de Montesquieu

I love doing comedy. You don’t get many good comedy scripts. They’re rare. But, I do love playing comedy. Even in drama, I like to try to find the humor because I think it’s very human.
~Colm Meaney

It’s very rare that stand-up comics have kids, because once they do, they stop doing stand-up.
~Ali Wong


Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
~Fred Allen

RARE. The way you get roast beef when you order it well done.
~Noah Lott

Yeah, where I come from, we eat our sushi cooked — medium rare. And it’s made out of a cow.
~John Henson

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
~Fred Allen

I’ve always thought that I’d make a pretty good police officer, except maybe for the danger part. I have a rare medical condition that makes it difficult for me to risk getting shot, so probably I’d have to be one of those officers who work in ‘do not shoot’ areas.
~W Bruce Cameron

There are some situations in life that are simply not funny, and there’s nothing funny about them, but they’re rare, and they don’t last all that long.
~Kenneth Lonergan

Here’s the thing about Jews in Hollywood. Not to stereotype, but the Jews I know here are the funniest, most self-deprecating people I know. And it’s rare to find a Jew that is actually offended by comedy about them.
~Ben Feldman

It is tragic how few people ever ‘possess their souls’ before they die. ‘Nothing is more rare in any man,’ says Emerson, ‘than an act of his own.’ It is quite true. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
~Oscar Wilde

I don’t like expeditions where it is a total lottery whether you live or die. You have to keep those sort of good luck cards for rare occasions!
~Bear Grylls

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
~Friedrich Nietzsche


© Greg Thweatt


Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it’s an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
~Julie Christie

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
~William Feather

Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.
~Maurice Maeterlinck

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
~Thor Heyerdahl

And I dream of the days when work was scrappy,
And rare in our pockets the mark of the mint,
When we were angry and poor and happy,
And proud of seeing our names in print…
~Gilbert K Chesterton

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
~Logan P Smith

I don’t get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there’s always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.
~Julia Roberts

In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.
~Thor Heyerdahl

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
~Ernest Hemingway

It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.
~Dick Cavett

To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
~Victor Hugo

I always liked different things, rare things.
~Bad Bunny


There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that’s remarkably rare.
~Daniel Ellsberg

Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
~William Slim

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
~Benjamin Disraeli


Rise at day-break, rapidly wash the whole body in cold water, rub dry with coarse towels, and use a flesh-brush to put the skin in a red glow all over. Open the window and door so that the room may become filled with good fresh air — for the play of the respiratory organs will be increased, and good air tells best. Take a half-hour’s brisk walk, or dumb-bells, or some gymnastic exercises, in the open air. Take breakfast of fresh rare lean meat, a chunk of bread, and afterwards a cup of tea.
~Mose Velsor (Walt Whitman)

Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure.

Mumbo jumbo, what have we here?
Why we have the longest day in the year.
This is the rarest day of June,
And it’s weeks and weeks from dawn to noon…
~Ogden Nash


@Writers Platform

Hello. My name is Brooklyn Wainwright and I am a book addict. It was Friday morning and I was on my way to the Covington Library to sniff out my personal version of crack cocaine:  books. Old, rare, and beautiful. I didn’t need a twelve-step program; I just needed more bookbinding work to keep me off the streets.
~Kate Carlisle

It’s a rare reader who doesn’t go to the novel looking for a kind of encouragement to live.
~Norman Rush


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

The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects ‒ things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language ‒ either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors.

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
~Lafcadio Hearn


She [Emily Dickinson] was a mystic. She turned the eyes of her spirit inward and led an intense life… Colored by the rare, lonely, answering flowering of nature about her, she meditated on Time and Eternity, on the vague mystery of Love, on the easy nonchalance of Death. She was the rarest emanation of the old New England life, the brooding mystic who is yet lightened by the brief gaiety of rich summers and barbaric autumns.
~Herbert S Gorman

As Shakespeare rises supreme from the prancing poetry of his fellow dramatists, as Emerson towers above his kindred Transcendentalists, so Emily Dickinson is the perfect flowering of a rare but recognizable variety of the New England gentlewoman of the past — the lily-of-the-valley variety, virginal, sequestered, to the passing eye most delicate and demure, but ringing all the while spicy bells of derision or delight.
~Katharine Lee Bates


The idea was to celebrate the fact that, although it’s rare, Harvard men and women do go into the creative arts…
~Alan Cumming

I was at Harvard with a whole bunch of poets, and that was very rare. They published a lot of books because there was an excitement after the war that translated into poetry.
~Donald Hall

To read of a detective’s daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
~Rex Stout

And I think it’s very rare to have good stories, well written comedies.
~Sophie Marceau

It’s rare to get a really truly wonderfully written, acted and produced sci-fi show, period.
~Richard Hatch

Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked.
~Matt Groening


My experience is that’s rare – that you have a script that is… what they call ‘film-ready.’
~Laura Linney

Sequels are very rarely a good idea, and in any case, the success of the book changed my relationship with the club in some ways.
~Nick Hornby


A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
~Thomas Carlyle


I know I’m a rare person, a trained scientist who writes fiction, because so few contemporary novelists engage with science.
~Barbara Kingsolver

McCullers is one of those rare writers who remembers what childhood is like. Not incidents, which anyone can recall, but states of mind, which are so difficult to recreate.
~David Benioff

When an author creates a town in her novels, she spends a great deal of time visualizing the streets and buildings, landmarks and topography. And while the town becomes real in her imagination, it’s rare for an author to see the place she’s created actually spring to life.
~Lori Wilde

The amateur is very rare in French literature – as rare as he is common in our own.
~Lytton Strachey

When I read ‘The Master‘, I felt that I had read a true classic. It’s so rare nowadays that you have that feeling: it was a privilege to read it.
~Amanda Foreman

Good writers are of necessity rare.
~George Henry Lewes


A great speech can make you remember something about what you believe, about who you are, about who you want to be. It’s rare when that kind of thing happens. But it is important, and it is real.
~Jon Lovett

Isn’t it a rare thing, telling hopeful stories now? I think we need more of that, to be honest.
~Jamie Parker

If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
~Henry David Thoreau


Prewritten Prompt: rare


Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food.
~Jonathan Sacks


Rare is the man who seeks not only to heal himself but to heal his fellow man.
~Jose N Harris

How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak.
~Francois Fenelon

Trust is that rare and priceless treasure that wins us the affection of our heavenly Father.
~Brennan Manning


I live in a post-Christian world in Oxford; it is quite rare to meet somebody who is religious in academic life now, and there is absolutely no tendency for rioting and mayhem, and it is extremely civilised.
~Richard Dawkins

I think true atheism is a rare thing in human affairs: Even in the most secularized precincts of Europe, a lot of nominal nonbelievers turn out to have all sorts of supernatural and metaphysical beliefs.
~Ross Douthat

The Antichrist will be the infernal prince again for the third and last time… so many evils shall be committed by the means of Satan, the infernal Prince, that almost the entire world shall be found undone and desolate. Before these events happen, many rare birds will cry in the air, ‘Now! Now!’ and sometime later will vanish.

In the main, ghosts are said to be forlorn and generally miserable, if not downright depressed. The jolly ghost is rare.
~Dick Cavett


What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
~Anatole France


There is a daily discussion with our servants about the price of food and the number of loaves: a conference with our presbyters to consider the sins of our people is a very rare occurrence.
~Saint Bernard

It’s such a relief to see Catholic and Protestant ministers getting on ‒ that’s so rare. And in ‘I’d Do Anything,’ I’ve had so much support from folks back home, no matter what side they’re on.
~Rachel Tucker (Irish actress)

One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.
~Andrew Cohen

King, all the better he was cobbler once,
He should know, sitting on the throne, how tastes
Life to who sweeps the doorway. But life’s hard,
Occasion rare; you cut probation short,
And, being half-instructed, on the stage
You shuffle through your part as best you can,
And bless your stars, as I do. God takes time…
~Robert Browning

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
~Rene Descartes

It is a rare expert who clearly realizes how inexpert someone else can be.
~Peg Bracken

These rare senses and powers of reasoning were given to be used freely, but not audaciously, to discover, not to pervert the truth.
~William John Wills


Back in humanity’s hunter-gatherer days, you only ate meat if you’d recently made a kill, which required a huge amount of effort, and was therefore relatively rare. There’s a reason humans only have one set of incisors to rip our meat apart: we’re not supposed to eat the stuff at every meal.
~Konnie Huq


Perfect health, like perfect beauty, is a rare thing; and so, it seems, is perfect disease.
~Peter Latham


From an evolutionary standpoint, human consciousness has not been around very long. A little light just went on after four and a half billion years. How often does that happen? Maybe it is quite rare.
~Elon Musk


It’s rare that you can solve a technology problem with more technology.
~Hilary Mason


When I was born in 1970 with a rare genetic disorder called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), medical science wasn’t what it is today and my mum and dad were treated terribly by the medical profession.
~Warwick Davis

It is something that is called MDS. It is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. I’m going to beat this. My doctors say it and my faith says it.
~Robin Roberts


They say that it’s rare, and for the longest time, I felt alone being a victim of TSS [toxic shock syndrome]. It not only left physical wounds but mental ones. I battled PTSD and fell into a dark depression after what happened. I melted into my bed, and life just sort of stopped.
~Lauren Wasser (beauty transformed)

It is a rare woman who can overcome her desire to remain pretty and allow herself to become beautiful.
~Robert Breault


I think mental illness or madness can be an escape also. People don’t develop a mental illness because they are in the happiest of situations, usually. One doctor observed that it was rare when people were rich to become schizophrenic. If they were poor or didn’t have too much money, then it was more likely.
~John Forbes Nash, Jr

There is no hierarchy of values any more. Real progress is due mainly to human genius, and that’s rare, and usually stems from a real elite, from a hierarchy.
~Vivienne Westwood


You know, there was a time, just before I started to study physical science, when astronomers thought that systems such as we have here in the solar system required a rare triple collision of stars.
~Murray Gell-Mann

When I grew up as a kid, we didn’t know there were any other planets outside of our own solar system. It was widely speculated that planet formation was an incredibly rare event and that it’s possible that other planets just don’t exist in our galaxy, and it’s just this special situation where we happen to have planets around our sun.
~John M Grunsfeld

For a scientist, it is a unique experience to live through a period in which his field of endeavour comes to bloom ‒ to be witness to those rare moments when the dawn of understanding finally descends upon what appeared to be confusion only a while ago ‒ to listen to the sound of darkness crumbling.
~George Emil Palade

It seems like in the beginning of my flight, the space dreams were rare. And now, almost 150 days into it, the Earth dreams are more of the rare ones.
~Scott Kelly

When you go to Mars, you need to have made the decision that you’re there permanently. The more people we have there, the more it can become a sustaining environment. Except for very rare exceptions, the people who go to Mars shouldn’t be coming back. Once you get on the surface, you’re there.
~Buzz Aldrin

We commune with flowers; we go to them if we are sad or glad; but a toad, a worm, an insect, we repel, as if real life was not half so real as imaginary life. What a pity flowers can utter no sound! A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle, oh! what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!
~Henry Ward Beecher

Being perfect artists and ingenuous poets, the Chinese have piously preserved the love and holy cult of flowers; one of the very rare and most ancient traditions which has survived their decadence.
~Octave Mirbeau

when a rose stands alone,
thriving where no others thrive,
a rare bouquet of one
still strong, still alive….
and I smile…
~Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott


[S]ome of the rarest days of the year come in September, days when it is comfortably cool but pulsing with life.
~Hal Borland

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.
~James Russell Lowell

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day’s unity.
~Charles Ives


A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant ‒ rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance ‒ but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
~Roberto Burle Marx

In the wintertime, in the snow country, citrus fruit was so rare, and if you got one, it was better than ambrosia.
~James Earl Jones

It’s rare ‒ too rare, I have to say ‒ for botanists to become doctors.
~Andrew Weil


Spotting a rare bird is never worth the bite of a cur. Once bitten by a German shepherd, I knew that I preferred cats, even if they are bird-killers. Life is long enough for more than one chance at a rare bird.
~James D Watson

I’ve a rare Turkish swimming cat.
~Andrew Lloyd Webber

Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They’re on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
~Steve Irwin

Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand.
~Ilka Chase

Often I sit in the lawn and have my morning cuppa amidst the twittering of rare birds.
~Hema Malini

Robin is one of the most native and democratic of our birds; he is one of the family, and seems much nearer to us than those rare, exotic visitants, as the orchard starling or rose-breasted grossbeak, with their distant, high-bred ways.
~John Burroughs


Wilderness trails constitute a rare space in America marked by economic diversity. Lawyers and construction workers get bitten by the same mosquitoes and sip from the same streams; there are none of the usual signals about socioeconomic status, for most hikers are in shorts and a T-shirt and enveloped by an aroma that would make a skunk queasy.
~Nicholas Kristof


§ The Exercise:


‘twould be no parity
don’t you see
grant legacy
to lunacy
without integrity
facile intricacies
eclipse simplicity
truth and clarity
wisdom a scarcity
quarantine sanity
lesson lost, charity
chance of recovery
a rarity
follow trajectories
doctoring the healthy
fooling with history



skies grey unhappy there
gearing up to tear up here
a good day for a burn day
a rare day a better way
or let love decay


Stellar View

It is simply not possible
to separate out of the weave:
good taste from bad
righteous from evil
trite from wise
platitudes from wisdom
feast from the starving
rich from rare harvest
pariah from star
unto the fringes of extremity
when all are:
plaited, braided
and interlaced
in the One-Same
holy human fabric
pet name: Man


5s ‘n 7s

burled jewel turned sun-baked stone
heat storms reign, rare wide meltdowns
plagues, savage rains, sketchy food
consequences it’s been said
prophesies to those who read


clash of intentions
creations and creators
not so rare the mix
humanity, their ai
god as programmer of men


rare move, game board play
politics and religion
being what they are
many laws, only-scriptures
either/or choices to mend


sweat of rare pleasure
urgencies of love-making
sweet taste of wet lips


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

It’s very rare when we are in control of everything. Sure, I can learn my lines, I can know my character really well, but there are so many factors going on throughout the day.
~Brie Larson

It’s rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.
~Sigourney Weaver


Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.
~Jean-Paul Sartre

The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
~Charles Dickens


When good things come along, you end up saying yes to them. Because they’re rare.
~John Lithgow

You have to be ready to pounce when a rare chance comes.
~Susie Wolff


There are so few times in life where you are passionate about anything. And I think that if you can find that, you should just hold on to it and protect it at all costs and just follow it, because it’s so rare.
~Kelly Marie Tran

We live in a world where people think that finding a passion is so rare that if you find one you’re the luckiest person on the planet, and the possibility of finding two is just bizarre. It isn’t. We have multiple passions.
~Larry Smith


Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare – and special – human beings who use the fullness of their talents to do their very best.
~Robin S Sharma

It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent.
~Joseph Roux


Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
~Erica Jong

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.
~Neal Stephenson


All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten. The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten.

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.
~Coco Chanel


When a woman drinks it’s as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It’s a slur on the divine in our nature.
~Marguerite Duras

Great Spirit of the grape—delirious kiss
Of lips immortal from the sky,
Rare Nectar of Olympus, born of bliss,
Bright spark of Aphrodite’s eye…
~Elmina Ella Susannah Elliott Atkinson


The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.
~Margaret Drabble

It was so rare to find someone who was both so young and so wise, both so fresh and so jaded.
~Ally Carter


Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
~Marcus Aurelius

Rare is he who will concede genius.
~Juana Inés de la Cruz


Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.
~Frederick William Faber

Genuine cosmopolitanism is a rare thing. It requires comfort with real difference, with forms of life that are truly exotic relative to one’s own.
~Ross Douthat


Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing.
~ James Harvey Robinson

It’s a rare moment when we take a break from the tribulations of the daily rat race to reflect on assumptions and values that we casually accept as gospel.
~Graydon Carter

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Quoted In The Grove:
They had none of the usual English arrogance; they were simple honest hearts of that class of constant wanderers with which England covers the globe. The father was long and thin, with a red face framed in white whiskers, and looking like a living sandwich, a slice of ham cut in the shape of a head, placed between two wedges of hair.
~Guy de Maupassant

It may be that common ideas, or a common class, or race, draw men together; but not one of them equals in sheer magic the binding power of a good doughnut. After this experience I am sure of it. There we all were, picked up at random out of the flotsam of life — and like old friends…
~David Grayson

I love inventive food, but I want the classic dishes to taste like how I remember them. I get a little bummed out when there is too much fancy stuff going on and it doesn’t resemble the original dish at all.
~Drew Barrymore

I tried yoga once but took off for the mall halfway through class, as I had a sudden craving for a soft pretzel and world peace.
~Terri Guillemets


Next Prompt • 04/25: rare


There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
~Oscar Wilde

Fortune is like glass – the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
~Publilius Syrus


All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
~Benjamin Franklin


We’re uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It’s classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific.
~Jared Diamond


Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things.
~Daniel Radcliffe


Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.
~John Madden (NFL)

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
~Bear Bryant (NCAA coach)

In others it is omitted from the equipment because it proves too attractive and disrupts regular class work in gymnastics. There is not a director of a gymnasium who has not at times wished that there was no such game as basketball.
~James Naismith (game’s creator)


As far as luxury goes, about the only thing I do is… I go first class all the way. I live on the road, so when I’m out there, I’m getting the nice hotel suite, I’m getting the luxury car, I’m eating the good food, and I make sure I take care of myself on the road.
~Trish Stratus (WWE)

If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class.
~Ray Floyd (PGA)


In America there are two classes of travel — first class, and with children.
~Robert Benchley

Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy.
~Theodore White


We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.
~Paulo Coelho


Criminals are never very amusing. It’s because they’re failures. Those who make real money aren’t counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
~Orson Welles

Criminals are the sauce of classic theater and TV. It is the rich getting richer, and the rest trying to get there. Comedy, drama, tragedy, they mine the criminal element because we all are.
~author unknown

If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard.
~Ernest Shackleton

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class.
~Abraham Lincoln

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
~Margaret Mead


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Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
~Annie Besant

People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
~Raoul Vaneigem

Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
~Jean-Paul Sartre


Another bad symptom is the disposition to make the lower classes interesting at the expense of the higher, — winking at the selfishness of human nature in the one case, and exaggerating it in the same proportion in the other; thus fanning the flame of that frightful antagonism between rich and poor. We all know that in Rome it preceded the abolition of liberty.
~Charles Forbes René de Montalembert

This freedom of political discussion on the highest level is something which Western civilization has in common with that of classical antiquity, but with no other.
~Christopher Dawson


Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
~B R Ambedkar

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
~Lord Acton


The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
~Karl Marx

Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don’t mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network.
~Toni Morrison

What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
~Alexis de Tocqueville


Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
~Mao Zedong

All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development.
~Friedrich Engels

A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
~Roy Jenkins


The middle class were invented to give the poor hope; the poor, to make the rich feel special; the rich, to humble the middle class.
~Mokokoma Mokhonoana


The classic rule of thumb is that if you are an intellectual ideological magazine, you do better in opposition than you do if your views are reflected by people in power.
~John Podhoretz

For the ruling class, in general, politics is a question of aesthetics: a way of seeing themselves, of seeing the world, of constructing a personality. For us it was life or death.
~Édouard Louis


In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
~Gore Vidal

There’s class warfare, all right. But it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.
~Warren Buffet

The cure for capitalism’s failings would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone…
~Robert L Heilbroner


All too often, government’s response to social breakdown has been a classic case of ‘patching’ – a case of handing money out, containing problems and limiting the damage but, in doing so, supporting – even reinforcing – dysfunctional behaviour.
~Iain Duncan Smith

Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class ‒ it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.
~Anna Julia Cooper

The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
~Calvin Coolidge (R)

The disappearance of class distinctions is, however, far from complete. In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. There is on this subject a profound and widespread hypocrisy whenever people talk in general terms.
~Bertrand Russell

The middle class is always a firm champion of equality when it concerns a class above it; but it is the inveterate foe when it concerns elevating a class below it.
~Orestes A Brownson

While there is a lower class I am in it;
While there is a criminal element I am of it;
While there’s a soul in prison I am not free.
~Eugene V Debs


People can become monster-like when their economic expectations come under attack. The widening income gap and hollowing out of the middle class are prompting Americans to rage against others who are superficially different from them, closing their eyes to the humanity of their fellow citizens…
~Robin R Bates

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
~Victor Hugo

To believe in liberal democracy is to believe that there is more good will in society than ill will; more ground for agreement than disagreement; more things that the majority of people want to preserve and cherish than they want to destroy; more that they love than that they hate; more to unite men and classes than to divide them; and that to find these principles of unity and agreement, through deliberation and compromise, is the duty of civilized human beings.
~Dorothy Thompson


Look, I want what’s good for everybody. I want to promote good state education for all. I want to raise standards for all kids, irrespective of race and class but why can’t they all just do what I say when I know I’m right?
~Arabella Weir

But, after all, what you want is votes, is it not? It would be so encouraging to see virtue win, that everybody would vote for you thereafter. Why don’t you manage it somehow? This sort of talk is the best record of incompetence which corruption has imprinted. Enlighten this class and you have saved the Republic.
~John Jay Chapman


Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing.
~Thomas Carper

Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress’s decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
~William J Brennan, Jr


The employer class is less indispensable in the modern organization of industries because the laboring men themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor.
~Leland Stanford

The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry.
~Ralph Chaplin

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
~Barack Obama

The unions say ‘last hired – first fired,’, we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom.
~Scott Walker


The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter.
~Michael Gove

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
~Agnes Smedley

I don’t know why that is, but English politics is just so overly white. It’s very much about the class structure.
~Daniel Radcliffe

The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges.
~James Stewart

Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into – they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves.
~Michael Gove

When I want to distinguish clearly the aristocratic class from the Philistines proper or middle class, I name the former, in my own mind the Barbarians.
~Matthew Arnold

The hierarchy of class in London was rigid. It was like a religion. It still is to a certain extent.
~Ben Kingsley

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
~Nancy Mitford

We’re seeing quite a lot of people who really would like a return to class-based politics.
~Patricia Hewitt

There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
~Leonard Woolf


There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
~Lionel Trilling


If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
~Michel Foucault


If you’re using first-class land for biofuels, then you’re competing with the growing of food. And so you’re actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture.
~Bill Gates


The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.
~Vladimir Lenin


Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems
~Ron Fournier


When I came to the CIA in the mid-’90s, our graduating class of case officers was unbelievably low. Now, after years of rebuilding, our training programs and putting our best efforts to recruit the most talented men and women, we are graduating more clandestine officers than at any time in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency.
~George Tenet


A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
~Henry A Wallace

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti


Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
~George Orwell

In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.
~Paul Robeson


Throughout this country’s history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass.
~Eric Liu

My deal is have a flat, simple tax. And – Americans want – Americans I hope – aspire to be – be wealthy. I hope they aspire to have a better quality of life. And we have this class warfare that’s going on now. And I don’t agree with that. I’m interested in people getting to work.
~Rick Perry


We have an incredible warrior class in this country – people in law enforcement, intelligence – and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.
~Brad Thor

The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
~Albert Einstein

If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!
~Mother Jones


The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.
~Lyman Trumbull

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
~George Bancroft


The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.
~Hillary Clinton


Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
~Marian Wright Edelman


Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
~Frederick Douglass


Class is not a fixed designation in this country. We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of movement between income groups.
~Paul Ryan

Sociologists call the process of the melting pot “social mobility.” One of America’s characteristics has always been the lack of a rigid class structure. It has traditionally been possible for people to move up the social and economic scale.
~John F Kennedy


In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
~William Tecumseh Sherman

Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it.
~Jonathan Sacks


I went to a Catholic high school and it seemed like every time I drew something for a class project, it either got thrown away by the teacher or something.
~Mike Judge

My dad remembers being in school with my uncle, and the teacher would say outright to the class that the Japanese were second-class citizens and shouldn’t be trusted.
~Mike Shinoda


True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
~Kurt Vonnegut


~Simon Raven: Class (1:16) goodly number of people saying the same word, eyes and expressions are the best


~Paty Loren Solorzano: Exit Interview: Class, Class, Class (4:21) dance, dance, dance


~Jesus Canales: The Office • Classy (1:53) …not, but fun, yes


~Craig McGee: CMH Classic (4:14) beauty of snowy crags and skiing down them


~The Corpfa: I have no words left (4:35) circle-of-life, borders on inspirational


I’d like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it’s probably more like a TV reality show.
~Uma Thurman

I can put my legs behind my head and sing ‘Happy Birthday.’ Because that’s something that me and my friends used to do when we were in gymnastics class as kids, and I can still do it. I was doing it since I was 8 and 9. They used to call me Gumby. Very bendy.
~Emmy Rossum


Morgan Freeman is so class. He’s so cool. He’s so scary.
~Jim Carrey

I don’t think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I’ll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us.
~Steven Moffat

You know the funny thing, I don’t get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.
~Donald Trump

I am a well-known elitist. I don’t even own a pair of trainers. If I did, I am sure they would be very fragrant.
~Lord Gowrie

I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I’m too classy to bring that up.
~Todd Barry (psychic/comic)

Let the others have the charisma. I’ve got the class.
~George Bush


There must always be an element of self-sacrifice, effacement, and an appreciation of the seriousness of the work. There is no class of persons who come so close to the tragedies of life as does the nurse…
~Charlotte A Brown

I fly economy. I do often fly first class, but I don’t travel with a posse, or bodyguard, or an assistant.
~Gene Simmons

Now my dad is with me, traveling with me and a big part of this whole thing is I like to mix it up a little bit, you know. Who gets to take their father on a private jet across the country and stay in first class hotels? So we’re enjoying it, but I’d stop if it’s not possible.
~Shia LaBeouf

In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.
~Major Taylor (world’s first black sports superstar)

There’s a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.
~Pete du Pont

Well, certainly one of the ironies of the success of affirmative action is that the middle class within the black community no longer lives within ‘black community’ by and large.
~Henry Louis Gates

Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
~Toni Morrison


My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children’s education.
~Spike Lee

Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle-class life.
~Barack Obama

I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
~Nina Simone

The requisites for success are the same in all classes of business: good judgment, application, diplomacy, executive ability, nerve, push, sticktoitiveness, integrity, a thick skin, and a pleasant smile.
~C A Morse

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.
~Arthur Cohn


Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status.
~Spencer Bachus


There is a working class – strong and happy – among both rich and poor: there is an idle class – weak, wicked, and miserable – among both rich and poor.
~John Ruskin

Don’t be classed as Idle Freight.
Work your Passage! Pull your Weight!
~Arthur Guiterman


In the 18th century, James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny, and Richard Arkwright pioneered the water-propelled spinning frame which led to the mass production of cotton. This was truly revolutionary. The cotton manufacturers created a whole new class of people – the urban proletariat. The structure of society itself would never be the same.
~A N Wilson


Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger.
~Gary Oldman

All a gun does is focus an explosion in one direction. You have a class of young strong men and women, and they want to give their lives to something. Advertising has these people chasing cars and clothes they don’t need. Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don’t really need.
~Chuck Palahniuk


The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.
~William R Inge

Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn’t help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?
~Beah Richards

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
~Andrew Carnegie

Money doesn’t buy class.
~Kiana Tom

Money couldn’t buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.
~Spike Milligan


Not everybody is created equal, and it’s important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company.
~Anne M Mulcahy

The most essential thing for us was to get the business model right, then put the world-class technology under it to support it. At Merrill, that meant not doing what people expected.
~John McKinley

Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.
~Mitt Romney

It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
~Oscar Wilde

Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake is likely to get you nowhere, but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car. Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class, but increasing them on the ‘rich’ is likely to result in an economic burnout.
~Terry Savage

You know, you cut taxes for the rich sometimes and it sits in a bank account. You cut taxes for the middle class, they will spend the money.
~Andrew Cuomo


No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
~Franklin D Roosevelt

It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class, and to force society into an organization of only two classes, one at each social extreme.
~William Graham Sumner


In every human being one or the other of these two instincts is so significant of character that one might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
~Max Beerbohm

There are only two classes in society: those who get more than they earn, and those who earn more than they get.
~Holbrook Jackson

Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
~Nicolas Chamfort

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.
~Dwight Morrow


Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
~Thomas Fuller

I think the success of democracy is not really police security; it’s the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.
~King Abdullah II


Capitalism has always been a failure for the lower classes. It is now beginning to fail for the middle classes.
~Howard Zinn

The middle class, one of the great achievements in history, is becoming more of a relic than a reality.
~Jon Meacham


Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.
~Ayn Rand

You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we’re all partially different – it’s no good imposing systems on people that it doesn’t suit.
~Damian Lewis

In fact, it works the other way: A government as big and bossy as this one is maintained on the backs of the middle class and those who hope to join it.
~Mitch Daniels

In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can’t afford it. And I refuse to renew them again.
~Barack Obama

We are all murderers and prostitutes – no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
~R D Laing

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
~Orson Welles

Musicians and journalists are the canaries in the coalmine, but, eventually, as computers get more and more powerful, it will kill off all middle-class professions.
~Jaron Lanier

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
~Napoleon Hill



That’s what I like about film ‒ it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
~Catherine Deneuve

One of the main reasons I am so drawn to Hitchcock is that he planned his shots way in advance on story-boards, which he designed like classic paintings (he was an art connoisseur). It’s why he found shooting on set boring – because he had already composed the film in his head.
~Camille Paglia

I became a set designer for opera. I’m a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.
~Maurice Sendak

And I thought, when I have kids, that’s the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think “Shrek” is a real classic, a fairy tale classic.
~Mike Myers


American movies are often very good at mining those great underlying myths that make films robustly travel across class, age, gender, culture.
~Tom Hooper

Class is often invisible in America in the movies, and usually not the subject of the film.
~Roger Ebert


You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated – I mean that I was just vilified for – are now looked at as classics.
~John Milius


Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That’s why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
~Vivien Leigh

Above all, our language is ‘middle-class’ in the middle of our road. To drive it to one side or the other or even off the road, is the noblest task of the future.
~Christian Morgenstern

When theater becomes a soothing middle-class thing, when it’s packaged as the Night Out, then that’s the death of it.
~Ralph Fiennes

To make films like ‘X-Men’ work commercially – and also have some class – is one of the hardest things there is to do. I want to be seen to be able to cross lots of genres and still be ‘fair dinkum,’ as we say in Australia, which means genuine and true and, well, unique.
~Hugh Jackman

I would like to be as fit as I’ve always been. I’ve been blessed with good health, I’ve been blessed with stamina. Particularly for those great classical roles, you need an Olympian stamina. I, fortunately, have that.
~Derek Jacobi


When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.
~James Earl Jones

I know some actors feel classes are not cool or they create negative public relations, but I continue to crave the story just beyond my reach. To grasp that brass ring I need to continue to fine-tune my talents.
~Michael Welch

The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular.
~Michael York

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
~Tim Robbins


Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
~Arne Jacobsen

Suddenly I’ve got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
~Sylvester Stallone


~Omeleto: Class (18:00) acting class, or cult?


~Neel Kolhatkar: Modern Educayshun (7:10) woke weaponized


~Omelto: Get Ready With Me (29:22) going viral


To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
~Charles Eames

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
~Max Eastman

There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
~Mao Zedong

The proletarian woman fights hand in hand with the man of her class against capitalist society.
~Clara Zetkin

Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.
~Camille Paglia

I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.
~Elia Kazan

I find that classical music helps put me in a place that is very calming and allows me to express emotion through my body… I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It’s just beautiful to me.
~Diane Kruger

Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It’s not only using your mind, it’s like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.
~Zoe Saldana


My mom put me in dance classes when I was 5 years old.
~Danny Pudi

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that’s put into your head. You are never thin enough.
~Carmen Electra

…the cooking classes he teaches at his studio, he likes to challenge people. He asks them to snort cocoa… he dares people to taste mealworms and insects.
~Arnold Van Huis, Henk Van Gurp, Marcel Dicke (The Insect Cookbook)



Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
~Roland Barthes

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
~Satyajit Ray


Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
~Cyril Connolly

Conductors’ careers are made for the most part with ‘Romantic’ music. ‘Classic’ music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it.
~Igor Stravinsky


Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that’s what I really like.
~Joan Armatrading

I’m not really involved with politics… I’m living in my cocoon with my classical music around.
~Eva Green

I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.
~Novak Djokovic

I enjoy all forms of music – pop, classical and opera.
~Stephen Hawking


Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I’m more likely to listen to rock music.
~Tony Blair

I really like all music, but mostly Country, older R&B, and the good classic rock.
~Brett Favre

I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.
~Ted Nugent


When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory.
~Billy Joel

I got obsessed with classical music, I got obsessed with Chopin, with playing the piano.
~Gary Oldman

I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland.
~Eddie Van Halen

But those musics do not address the larger kind of architecture in time that classical music does, whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean.
~Michael Tilson Thomas


Maybe I’m genetically more inclined to music – but the music I make is so far removed from Indian classical music. I grew up in Texas!
~Norah Jones

My folks have played everything from rock, disco, pop, funk, and blues. My dad has always brought and played different genres like jazz, classical, and Latin. With all this in my pocket, I feel I have a taste of everything for my influences.
~Haley Reinhart

Although my dad was a doctor, we weren’t necessarily a super-artsy family. We were just a classic, traditional family who got to take a lot of piano lessons and became a bunch of musicians.
~Lisa Loeb

It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
~Stevie Nicks


I wasn’t the best in my class at the Royal Academy. There was a really good soprano and baritone who were technically better and are doing really well in opera now. But I was definitely the best mezzo-soprano in my class, because I was the only one of those!
~Katherine Jenkins

You’re now getting a new breed of people like Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli, and I think that’s why people feel less intimidated by classical music than they once did.
~Katherine Jenkins

Oh, stuff the critics. I don’t care. Too many people are snooty about classical. Look, I wasn’t brought up in a home where we listened to classical music. It was a singing teacher that thought it would be best for my voice. Then I moved into crossover. And if that makes the music accessible to more people, then great.
~Katherine Jenkins


~Charles Deluvio: Classy (3:53) sweet ballad to the anonymous


~Gaither Music TV: Statler Brothers • Class of ’57 (2:33) nostalgia, different roads and tight harmonies


~John Lennon: Working Class Hero • Green Day (5:09) specifically political


~savannasaurus: Guided by Voices: Class Clown Spots a UFO (3:16) rock and retro-sci-fi saucers


~Lee Brice: Drinking Class (3:35) working hard, country proud


~arielamaaro: Stay Classy (4:28) whites rappin’ fun, plus one


~Randy Travis: Better Class of Losers (2:40) country mouse/city mouse dynamic


By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
~Queen Latifah

It’s sad that women characters have lost so much ground in popular movies. Didn’t ‘Thelma and Louise’ prove that women want to see women doing things on film? Thelma and Louise were in a classic car; they were being chased by cops; they shot up a truck – and women loved it.
~Robin Quivers

When I was a kid and going to the movies I was overwhelmed by the way women were always second-class citizens in the film.
~Brit Marling


For centuries women were content to be classed as second-rate men. Those who attempted to rise out of their dependency and inferiority were usually promptly burned as witches. Women had no chance to earn their living independently, and perforce, were constrained to remain at home and do the world’s dirty work.
~W Béran Wolfe, MD

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
~Barbra Streisand

What I said was that in a democratic society, people must be permitted to make their choices and that the choices of women should not be subordinate to the choices of men, otherwise women are less than equal, are second-class citizens.
~Dennis Kucinich


Women are still second-class citizens.
~Joan Jett

At fifty, the madwoman in the attic breaks loose, stomps down the stairs, and sets fire to the house. She won’t be imprisoned anymore… The anger of midlife is a ferocious anger. In our twenties, with success and motherhood still before us, we could imagine that something would save us from second-classness — either achievement or marriage or motherhood. Now we know that nothing can save us. We have to save ourselves.
~Erica Jong

I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.
~Michelle Obama


The only hope for the human race is the conscious elimination of all overcrowded lives before their conception, by planning only to conceive those for whom adequate provision of material necessities and a loving welcome are reasonably to be anticipated. When once the women of all classes have the fear and dread of undesired maternity removed them from, they will be free to put all their strength into creating desired and beautiful children.
~Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958)

I’d listen to them better if they took better care of the sacred lives they fight so hard to get born if they cared about them after. …so it’s either sanctimonious lies or a second-class bible they’re preaching.
~author unknown

The childbirth class neglected to teach you a critical skill. How to swear, breathe and count all at the same time.
~Linda Fiterman


Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
~Camille Paglia

There is still the feeling that women’s writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a lesser category of knowledge.
~Erica Jong


I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn’t afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it’s cool if she’s a tomboy.
~Chris Brown

I’ve always wanted to be independent and answer for myself. That probably is the part of me I would class to be feminist. I’d like to have children; marriage I have a bit of an issue with.
~Kelly Brook

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
~George Bernard Shaw

Getting over someone is a grieving process. You mourn the loss of the relationship, and that’s only expedited by ‘Out of sight, out of mind.’ But when you walk outside and see them on a billboard or on TV or on the cover of a magazine, it reopens the wound. It’s a high-class problem, but it’s real.
~Hank Azaria

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.
~Lance Loud

I’d like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it’s probably more like a TV reality show.
~Uma Thurman

There’s a hardening of the culture. Reality TV has lowered the standards of entertainment. You’re left wondering about the legitimacy of relationships.
~Nancy Meyers

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I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.
~Chevy Chase

I took an acting class. After the first day, the teacher quit, so they said take another. When I saw ‘How to be a Stand-up Comedian,’ it resonated. I realized I’d rather make 200 people laugh than make one person cry.
~Wendy Liebman

For a Catholic kid in parochial school, the only way to survive the beatings – by classmates, not the nuns – was to be the funny guy.
~George A Romero

I had no interest in sports so I didn’t make friends in that traditional way where kids are in public school and they go and they join clubs, and play sports. So I kind of had to find my own way to make friends and get attention and so I just was the class clown.
~Zach Braff

I actually was class clown, but I don’t know how that happened because I’ve never been considered an outwardly funny person.
~Janeane Garofalo

I certainly did feel inferior. Because of class. Because of strength. Because of height. I guess if I’d been able to hit somebody in the nose, I wouldn’t have been a comic.
~Dudley Moore

And regardless of the fact that in this country, certainly in the arts, we treat comedy as a second-class citizen… The last time I looked, the Greeks were holding up two masks. I’ve always thought of it not only as having equal value, but as the craft of it, being funny.
~Jeff Daniels


I didn’t plan to be the rude middle-class comedian. You write a certain type of joke that you find funny, and mine happen to be often rude. Yes, it’s juvenile, but that’s me.
~Jimmy Carr

I didn’t go into this business to do action because I’m a classically trained actor. But I’m good at kicking and punching.
~Wesley Snipes

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
~Mark Twain

Of course, one advantage of a dictatorship is that you don’t need a civics class to understand how it works.
~Robert Brault


Anything you are ashamed to have the postmaster or postmistress read, and therefore seal up, is known as first-class matter. Also, postal cards, where you’re only allowed to argue on one side. If you think your letter should travel slowly, invest ten cents in a Special Delivery Stamp. This will insure a nice, leisurely journey, lasting from one to two days longer than by the cheap two-cent route.
~Charles Wayland Towne

There are secrets I would not reveal under torture. I mean, there would have to be a silence at a cocktail party, or you would have to be sitting next to me in tourist class.
~Robert Brault


Kids in the future will have to endure an entire school year of History class devoted just to the year 2020.
~Internet meme

I can’t wait until New Year’s Day 2021 — then I can say hindsight really is 2020.
~Internet meme


Us middle class never have to worry about having old furniture to point out to our friends. We buy it on payments, and before it’s paid for, it’s plenty antique.
~Will Rogers

If you think that someone is out to steal everything you have, you’re either paranoid or a member of the middle class.
~Robert Brault

Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.
~Phyllis Schlafly

I couldn’t help where I was born. I just wanted to be near my mother at the time.
~George Bush

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
~Kin Hubbard

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.
~Russell Baker

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.
~Finley Peter Dunne

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

A new classification of society to be instituted. Instead of rich and poor, high and low, they are to be classed, — First, by their sorrows… Secondly, all who have the same maladies… Thirdly, all who are guilty of the same sins, whether the world knows them or not… Then proceed to generalize and classify the whole world together, as none can claim utter exemption from either sorrow, sin, or disease; and if they could, yet Death, like a great parent, comes and sweeps them all through one darksome portal, — all his children.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!
~Gary Ryan Blair


Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
~Gilbert K Chesterton



I find four great classes of students:
The dumb who stay dumb;
The dumb who become wise;
The wise who go dumb;
The wise who remain wise.
~Martin H Fischer

Einstein was once quoted as saying that in the society of Australian aborigines, he would rightfully be regarded as intellectually deficient for not being able to track a wallaby or throw a boomerang. If the aborigine ever did get around to drafting an IQ test, all of western civilization would presumably flunk it… Testing and teaching materials must clearly take cognizance of cultural and class differences if the true potential of the individual child is to be recognized and realized.
~Whitney M Young, Jr


I’m from a lower middle class background; all my family were immigrants.
~Billy Corgan

The U.S. tries to provide immigrants who grow up here with a world-class education and imbue them with the can-do attitude that has long defined American innovation.
~Gary Locke

We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy.
~Bob Taft

Since my retirement, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can’t afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.
~Charles Kuralt

The fact is that the ability to read, write, talk and understand has in our time become a survival tool, just as the flint ax was a survival tool for our ancestors… We don’t have to become highbrows or intellectuals to remain free. But we do have to be able to communicate with each other, learn from each other, judge our leaders and our laws. Democracy and literacy go together.
~Clifton Fadiman


I started the class late. The teacher said I would have to learn as much in half a year that the others learned in a year. I did it.
~Katarina Witt

I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing.
~Victoria Abril


My school in St. Louis is great. They basically created a program where I can do online classes and independent studies when I’m traveling. But then I still get to go home and take classes in a normal school environment.
~Karlie Kloss

Children are already accustomed to a world that moves faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher in front of a classroom can do.
~Major Owens

Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.
~Clifford Stoll


I was class mom at the preschool one year and I was pretty much asked not to do that again!
~Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Whatever education I got was from experience and reading. But I also realize I wouldn’t pass my friend’s sixth-grade class.
~Michelle Williams


In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We’ve got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
~Chuck Norris

We can not wait until we have enough trained people willing to work at a teacher’s salary and under conditions imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.
~Major Owens

I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
~George Orwell


Oh, I have this feud going with the L.A. Unified School District, because I keep getting these phone calls saying my daughter keeps missing classes, I mean, at all hours of the night, I had like, two calls this morning and I keep calling saying I haven’t got a daughter!
~Chris Colfer


I was very studious, too much. I would never go out at weekends. I was very serious. You should have seen me in class – I was blushing and sweating every time the teacher asked me something.
~Eva Green

I was terrified of being a teacher. To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling. Imagine! Standing in front of people!
~John Glover

I was so afraid to even read a paper in front of my classmates. It is very funny because at that point my teachers would never have believed that I could speak in front of an audience of over 2,000 people.
~Petra Nemcova


I use filming as an excuse to take classes. I got my certification in sailing for ‘Wedding Crashers,’ and now I can handle a 26-foot boat. I played a seamstress once, so I took sewing classes. I love dipping into these other lives.
~Rachel McAdams

At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in.
~Brooke Shields


I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes, but I wasn’t a religion major really.
~Maggie Gyllenhaal

I mean, I went to a Catholic boys’ school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.
~Keanu Reeves

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
~William Hazlitt


Too many vital education dollars that should be spent in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
~Mark Kennedy


A liberal education… frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
~Robert M Hutchins


Believe it or not, lots of people change their majors and abandon their dreams just to avoid a couple of math classes in college.
~Danica McKellar


But books are good only as far as a boy is ready for them. He sometimes gets ready very slowly. You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him. You send him to the Latin class, but much of his tuition comes, on his way to school, from the shop-windows…
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A child’s learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher.
~James S Coleman


Teachers say their schools of education did not adequately prepare them for the classroom. They would have welcomed more mentoring and feedback in their early years.
~Arne Duncan

I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.
~Burl Ives


I started thinking about my relationship with my students; I’m this guy who comes in from book – and movie – land and descends on angel wings into their classroom.
~Richard Price

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.
~Roger Moore


Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know.
~Vladimir Nabokov

I had had a classical education prior to that.
~Skitch Henderson


In the ideal classroom, the teacher is either spending all of their time doing deep interventions with students on a one-on-one basis or facilitating true interactivity – labs, simulations, projects.
~Salman Khan

When I was about 13 or 14, I had an English teacher who made a deal with me that I could get out of doing all of the year’s regular work if I would write a short story a week and on Friday read it to the class.
~Victor Salva


When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
~Norman MacCaig

But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.
~Roy Barnes


@Writers Platform

Classics are books that everybody talks about, and nobody reads.
~author unknown


I do not wish to be misunderstood or to do any wrong to the bookworm, a class to whom I feel most kindly. They generally spend their years and money in the endeavor to climb as high as possible on the ladder of mental perfection, and they out not to be ridiculed…
~Gustav Boehm

Let there remain a tribe of book-worms still; and Heaven forbid that the classics should fall into contempt!
~Harriet Martineau

For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.
~Howard Nemerov

Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.
~Robertson Davies


We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order – poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.
~John Drinkwater

Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
~A R Ammons


On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
~Hu Shih

I grew up in a working-class family, so I guess you could say I write from what I know.
~Andrea Arnold

There is a certain class of men in almost every community, who take pleasure in sneering at those who follow literature as a profession…. They look upon the man of letters as one prone to build airy castles, continually longing for pleasures which can never be realized, or as a mere day-dreamer. They think it would be better if all men were mechanics, or merchants, or farmers, and that man was made to plod through life with no higher aim than to satisfy his sensual desires! How foolish, how despicable are such ideas.
~Charles Lanman


Erasmus (1466–1536) published three widely reprinted and much used commonplace books… The quotations, adages, proverbs, brief narratives, excerpts, anecdotes, compiler comments, etc. broke down the whole of classical antiquity into bite-size snippets of sayings that could be introduced into discourse either in whole or paraphrased.
~Bill Katz

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
~Samuel Johnson

The man who keeps a commonplace-book too often resembles the dog which carefully buries a bone for future use, yet seldom or never returns to dig it up; and it is positively pathetic to think of the intellectual dainties which probably lie buried in many a pale and faded volume of this class.
~Patrick Maxwell


In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
~Edward G Bulwer-Lytton

[He] crashed through the classics like a bull in a china-shop…
~Rupert Hughes

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
~Italo Calvino


§ The Glass Table:


Does a Comet ever burn as bright
if there’s no one to see it soar through the night

Does the sun lose its brilliant heat
like two hearts whose love they never meet

Do the stars fade away and dim
like the passing of a frivolous whim

Do dreams burn away and end
if there’s no hope to carry them like wind

Does a lonely heart forever yearn
like solar flares that ever burn…


Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
~Anne Lamott (in The Last Class)

To come down to my own experience, my companion and I, for I sometimes have a companion, take pleasure in fancying ourselves knights of a new, or rather an old, order, — not Equestrians or Chevaliers, not Ritters or Riders, but Walkers, a still more ancient and honorable class, I trust.
~Henry David Thoreau

As for cars, they were in a class apart, somewhere between furniture and dogs. …that had acquired at least the status of a room in one’s house.
~Jan Struther (minimally amended for clarity)


It is now our terrestrial experience that whenever economic and political developments set a class free to travel, that class at once begins to travel… even for the commonest people.
~H G Wells

I went to England in the ’70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn’t regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.
~Geoffrey Rush

I learned to change my accent; in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.

Swedes are such a civilised, perfect society – at least on the surface. There’s a great safety net, a huge middle class, free education, free health care. People are very polite, they wait their turn. They’re not too loud, they’re not too quiet, but sometimes it’s a little too perfect.
~Alexander Skarsgard

I like things that are kind of eclectic, when one thing doesn’t go with another. That’s why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It’s where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance, where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. That’s my style, and that’s what my work is about.
~Giambattista Valli

My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me.
~Graham Norton

Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me.
~Melanie Brown (Spice Girls)

I’m sure everything has a bearing on what I’m doing. My family is a lower-middle-class family, there’s lots of children, seven brothers, two sisters grew up together, fighting with each other, went to school. My mother went to school up to 4th grade. My father went to school up to 8th grade. So that’s about the education level we had in the family.
~Muhammad Yunus (Bangladeshis, Nobel Peace)

For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
~Patrick J Kennedy


The first responsibility of the Muslim is as teacher. That is his job, to teach. His first school, his first classroom is within the household. His first student is himself. He masters himself and then he begins to convey the knowledge that he has acquired to the family. The people who are closest to him.
~H Rap Brown

The father of a daughter, for example, is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, Daddy, I need to ask you something, he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan. The butter thinks to itself, This time I really am going to remain rectangular, and then it feels very relaxed, and then it smells smoke.
~Garrison Keillor

Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.
~Armstrong Williams


When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren’t glued to computers because they didn’t exist, so being active was all we knew.
~Lisa Loeb

As I’ve said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager.
~Joe Bob Briggs


I’m from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I’ve been.
~Tom Hardy

Oddly, I do have a problem with authority. I find it very difficult to knuckle down and follow rules. Which are the classic symptoms of someone who has a troubled relationship with their father. And yet, I never had a problem with my father.
~Toby Young

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
~Kurt Cobain


Prewritten Prompt: class


It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don’t come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country.
~Dixie Lee Ray

To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts; to the second, the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation.
~Philip Schaff

Relegating women to second-class citizenship was abolished when Jesus died on the cross.
~Tony Campolo

In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God…
~Desmond Tutu

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
~Robert Bork

Spiders have the brains of first-class mathematicians.
~Charles-Noël Martin

No class of artists excels the humming-birds. Their nests are wonders of beauty, delicacy, and architecture — plant down and dried flower petals held together with silvery spider’s web, exquisitely decorated with greyish-white lichens.
~Royal Dixon

What an uncanny mysterious creature a bat is!… They class themselves in our mind with those few animals which seem to belong to a bygone age… There is somewhat reptilian to them — dragonlike…
~William Gardner Barton

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
~Alfred Austin


Science is the systematic classification of experience.
~George Henry Lewes

What drives me is exploration with a purpose, more the classic Royal Geographical Society genre.
~Robert Ballard

I think you know that I classify science as British science, American science, and everybody else.
~Martin Fleischmann

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
~Roland Joffe


The social energy which maintains the class structure produces perverted culture in its three chief forms: mere upper-class culture, or ostentation, mere middle-class culture, or vulgarity, and mere lower-class culture, or squalor.
~Northrop Frye

The thing that attracts me to the upper-middle class is not any thought of pomp or glory. It’s just that middle age starts later there. I have been reading a report from the University of Chicago… which says that upper-middle-class men believe that middle age starts at 47. This is the best offer you can get. In the lower-middle-class it’s 45, while in the upper-lower and lower-lower it’s 40.
~Bill Vaughan

Stop eating when you have satisfied the demands of nature. There is a class of people who think that the great and only sin of intemperance is in drinking…
~F J Groner, MD

The first purpose of clothes, as our Professor of Things in General imagines, was not warmth or decency, but ornament. Says he, among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to Clothes. The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is Decoration, as indeed we still see among the barbarous classes in civilized countries.
~Thomas Carlyle

I took anatomy classes. I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists. I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig.
~Marilu Henner

In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.” I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
~Stephen Jay Gould


No way, no how did I break into NORAD. That’s a complete myth. And I never attempted to access anything considered to be classified government systems.
~Kevin Mitnick

I think it goes back to my high school days. In computer class, the first assignment was to write a program to print the first 100 Fibonacci numbers. Instead, I wrote a program that would steal passwords of students. My teacher gave me an A.
~Kevin Mitnick


§ The Exercise:


classy with fashion
with and without clothes
read all the classics
spouted classless quotes
adored classical music
writing witty notes
grad class of aught-when
inhaled thoughts by historic rote
but in spite of the honor
merely pretended to vote



stigmatize realities
recast the past as biased
reject classic as unchaste
reweave history with gauze
conjugate identities
legislate personalities
define the boundaries of love
legalize the acceptable self
stand in the way of the next generation
anything to keep the future from winning


silly ditty #11

upperclass, as in cold
student class, as in told
underclass, as in scold
losing hand, as in fold

warrior class , as in bold
slavery class, as in sold
monied class, as in gold
condolences, as in doled

tourist class, as in the hold
senior class, as in getting old
english class, as in mold or mould
poetry, a thing quickly scrolled



mind half-stewed
basted in brew
rude extrapolated
multiplied magnitudes
to the point
of despicable
sometimes the truth


ditty #11

direct infect
suspect insect
inspect suspect
detect defect
dissect ‘n reject
correct to protect
direct, except
selection hexed
abject object
class project


5s ‘n 7s

Born into hope at War’s end
allowed their brand of birthright
stoked fires, science and empire
to reach and hold and measure
a greed for knowledge and gain
reasoned curiosity
deserted class for cold cash


classically dressed lassie
versus brassy red chasis
covered skin-bones or fleshy
colored skin tones or flashy
classy or sassy or both


post-war baby boom
knew conscience once, went for gold
us now :: them later
used up world, left waste behind
boomers: class of ill-repute


Joker as convict
discarded card from the deck
class clown future star


classless and clueless
but a short cunning linguist
smart women his taste


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
~James Madison

Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
~Bernard Shaw


I’ll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.
~Noel Coward

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.


I think children learning to cook can be such a wonderful thing. It can help build confidence, make them feel good about themselves. It helped me build my ego and even start to get acceptance at school. I’d bring things to class that I’d cooked at home.
~Giada De Laurentiis

I got picked on a lot, even by teachers too. I liked to listen to musicals and bake, and my homeroom teacher found out and mocked me in front of the whole class for baking.
~Dan Savage


Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.
~Ann Landers

Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.
~Ann Landers


Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
~Camille Paglia

There is still the feeling that women’s writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a lesser category of knowledge.
~Erica Jong


Braininess is not attractive unless combined with some signs of elegance; class.
Alice Munro

I learned early that class is universally admired. Almost any fault, sin or crime is considered more leniently if there’s a touch of class involved.
~Frank W Abagnale


I had the classic 40 meltdown. I did. It’s embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness.
~Keanu Reeves

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.
~Denzel Washington


The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
~Paul Fussell

I graduated a the top of my class in the ’84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal.
~Scott Hamilton


You have no idea how humiliating it was, as a boy, to suddenly have all your clothes, your toys, snatched by the bailiff. I mean we were a middle-class family, it’s not as if it was happening up and down the street. It made me ashamed, I felt dirty.
~John le Carre

I didn’t come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I’m proud of that.
~Kid Rock


Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
~Ann Landers

Class is entirely intangible, and the way it affects things isn’t subject to scientific analysis, and it’s not supposed to be real but it’s pervasive and powerful. See; just like magic.
~Jo Walton

It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
~Paul H Dunn


If you are working 50 hours a week in a factory, you don’t have time to read 10 newspapers a day and go back to declassified government archives. But such people may have far-reaching insights into the way the world works.
~Noam Chomsky

Whatever I do, I hope it’s quality, I hope it’s something that’s class.
~Garth Brooks


What is a normal childhood? We weren’t rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn’t save any money.
~Charlie Sheen

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!
~Gary Ryan Blair


Editor’s Note: Referencing a previous question, this reminder: the tilde (~) appears thru’out the Post & Review for two reasons.
The ~ hints wonderfully at the curves of a woman, a breed apart for understanding the variety available in the ways of communicating. The tilde also reminds of music, and the instruments used in creating its different experience, a language and class of expression without barriers and lies.

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