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Brief

Total Quotes : 98
Next Move

The minute you step off that podium is the minute you start preparing for the next world championship. That's kind of how I work. You celebrate for a brief moment, then you move on.

- Abby Wambach

Country Period

No country in the history of the world has ever contributed more to humankind and accomplished more for its people in so brief a period of time as Israel has done since its relatively recent rebirth in 1948.

- Alan Dershowitz

Small Which

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.

- Anna Pavlova

Week Other

We worked with the engineers in the design and construction and testing phases in those various areas, then we would get back together at the end of the week and brief each other as to what had gone on.

- Alan Shepard

Heat Always

We have always existed in different forms - carbon, oxygen, water, heat. Maybe Heaven is this brief period when the elements realize they're alive.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Impossible Feel

For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.

- Alfred Nobel

Here Been

Here we have been sitting down for a brief moment and you are already asking me if there are pictures of me in my drawers.

- Anthony Weiner

Thought Dominion

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Thought Going

Comedy writing is taking the brief thought and going with it.

- Chris O'Dowd

Editor Period

When I was in my mid-twenties, I was a copy editor at Doubleday, and for a brief period, it was my job to help shepherd Pat Conroy's 'Beach Music' into the world.

- Chris Pavone

Been Which

The Liberals have been pressing for the brief on the basis of which he said there was authority for war.

- Clare Short

Experience Worry

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic.

- Cullen Hightower

Love Gardening

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

- D. H. Lawrence

Newspaper Best Way

I often say that the best way to find a story is a one-inch brief in a local newspaper.

- David Grann

Regret Possibilities

Regret is a short, evocative and achingly beautiful word: an elegy to lost possibilities even in its brief annunciation.

- David Whyte

Treat Rather

Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.

- Jimmy Connors

Strength Always

My greatest strength as an actor is that I follow my director's brief completely. The film is always the director's visual baby.

- John Abraham

Idealism Antithesis

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.

- John Buchanan Robinson

Burn Pungent

If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.

- John Dryden

Like Deal

To me, it seems like both 'Brief Interviews' and 'The Office' deal with characters that see themselves differently than the world sees them.

- John Krasinski

Television Sometimes

I do miss sometimes being onstage, because when I do film and television, it's usually so brief and funny.

- John Michael Higgins

Find Give

I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them.

- John White Geary

More Drinking

We're drinking my friend, To the end of a brief episode, Make it one for my baby, And one more for the road.

- Johnny Mercer

Aesthetic Big

The Futurists believed in the machine, in making a great big fuss, in being young. For a brief moment, they were arguably the most influential aesthetic provocateurs in the world.

- Jonathan Galassi

Cosmic Frail

Cancer is such a wake-up call to remind us how high the cosmic stakes really are and how short and brief and frail life really is.

- Joni Eareckson Tada

Important Very

Mortality is very brief but immeasurably important.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Southern Which

After a brief period in which I had let many a Southern Californian convince me that it was all 'in my mind,' I am once again officially allergic to dogs.

- Josh Radnor

Steel Pretty

Sally Field taught me to do needlepoint on 'Steel Magnolias,' and a standby painter on 'Pelican Brief' taught me to knit. I'm pretty good at it now!

- Julia Roberts

Thief Given

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.

- Benjamin Franklin

Art Lightning

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.

- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Deep Need

There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.

- Herman Melville

Hours Nevertheless

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.

- Herman Hesse

Never Obscure

Never be so brief as to become obscure.

- Hosea Ballou

Processes Set

I can be working on a collection and a film at the same time. It can take a lot out of me, but the processes come from the same source. From a brief I set myself I can make a film, I can make a collection, I can make an installation.

- Hussein Chalayan

Servant Worthless

Grant us a brief delay; impulse in everything is but a worthless servant.

- Caecilius Statius

Anybody How

No matter how brief an encounter you have with anybody, you both change.

- Carolyn Kizer

More Stories

More than simply capturing brief moments in time, MixBit helps people bring stories to life.

- Chad Hurley

Cards Trump

I did get a letter from the speaker of the House urging - enjoining me not to brief Secretary Clinton, and lots of cards and letters from people about not briefing Mr. Trump.

- James R. Clapper

Very Meant

I find I like the spotlight for a very brief period of time... and I sort of need it. But then, the minute that it's done, I have to sort of go hide. So I was never really meant, I think, to be a performer for a living.

- Jason Robert Brown

Give Sentences

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.

- Jean Rostand

May Last

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation, I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship.

- Donna Rice

Always Very

I distanced myself, relatively, from my parents for a year or so in my late twenties. It was necessary for me to feel my autonomy. Other than that brief gap, we have always been a very close family.

- Jennifer Ehle

Fifty Half

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about.

- E. T. Bell

Evidence Discovered

I'm not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history.

- Eben Alexander

Poetry Would

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Symphony Opposed

I tend to write short, brief snippets - I lean toward the chamber music end as opposed to the symphony end of things.

- K. A. Applegate

Arms Letter

This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.

- Katherine Mansfield

Been Thus

When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment.

- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Doing About

Every photo you take communicates something about a moment in time - a brief slice of time of where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing.

- Kevin Systrom

Output Marked

Flannery O'Connor's brief life and slim output were nonetheless marked by piercing powers of observation.

- Floyd Skloot

Broadcast Which

Even a very brief tape-delay introduces a form of censorship into the broadcast - not direct governmental control, but it means that a network representative is in effect guessing at what a government might tolerate, which can be even worse.

- Frank Pierson

Always Which

Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?

- Frederic Chopin

Desire Period

One thing the futurists never get right, though, is that the extreme desire for polyester only lasted a brief period in the '70s!

- Lea Thompson

More Applied

I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage world there's more backstage work in television, so I saw a job advertised and applied, and got it. That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy.

- Lee Child

Love Spectacle

I love to see a wood full of bluebells. Growing up in the Kent countryside, I have special memories of this brief annual spectacle.

- Gary Hume

Never Anybody

Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert - and then make it brief.

- Gene Fowler

Will Salvador

I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.

- Gene Fowler

Comparison Eternity

The longer I live, the more I am enabled to realize that I have but one life to live on Earth, and that this one life is but a brief life, for sowing, in comparison with eternity, for reaping.

- George Muller

Okay Very

There is very little room for relaxation, but as long as I capitalize on those brief moments of peace, I'm okay with that.

- Maelle Gavet

Touched Michael

In his brief 21 years on this earth, Michael Smith Jr. touched countless lives.

- Mike DeWine

Minimum Wage Very

I want to create an economy where minimum wage is a very brief stepping stone to higher-paying jobs so people can realize their dreams.

- Thom Tillis

Think Career

Live performance really terrifies me. I haven't done it, really, in years. I think that's why I retired from my brief career in stand-up.

- Mindy Kaling

Like Certain Point

I like being to the point. It is not my nature to talk too much or indulge in loose talk. I like being brief, and beyond a certain point, I have nothing to say.

- Mohammad Azharuddin

Director Expected

A good script and a good brief from the director is enough to let me know what is expected of me.

- Sanjay Dutt

Still Exception

I find myself apologising for not being a proper actor. I never intended to be involved in the film industry and still do feel that, with the exception of a couple of brief skirmishes with the film industry.

- Tilda Swinton

Cowboy Midnight

From 'Midnight Cowboy' to 'Taxi Driver' is a brief era whose grit, beauty, and violence has been quite mythologized.

- Rachel Kushner

Here Same Thing

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.

- Mordecai Richler

TV Reporters

I hated my brief fame. We had TV vans camped outside my house, reporters hounded me... people i'd know for years started treating me differently.

- Malcolm Wilson

Thought Interesting

I went to China for a brief working visit, and I thought that Shanghai was interesting, but Beijing totally grabbed me.

- Marcus Brigstocke

Woman Which

The religion I know most about, which is the Christian one, would simply say that it's not really for one man or woman to know fully and to understand the nature of our brief human existence.

- Sebastian Faulks

Listening Think

Reading a brief filled with ad hominem attacks is like listening to my kids fight, except that I have to wait until we're in the courtroom to tell the attacking lawyer what I think about it.

- Raymond Kethledge

My Life Over

Times of my life, brief periods without music, have completely felt dangerously over the edge.

- Tom Jenkinson

Need Other

Ignoring negative things that need to be changed is destructive and does nothing to alleviate negativity. Instead, we should focus on the way we're treating other people in our brief interactions with them.

- Tom Rath

Very Period

There was a brief period of time when I was very young where I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian - largely because I liked cats - but then somebody told me I would have to cut animals open, and that was the end of that.

- Marie Brennan

Original Roll

The Ramones are an original rock and roll group of 1975, and their songs are brief, to the point, and every one a potential hit single.

- Tommy Ramone

Father Teach

As a father, physician and nurse, I have a special place in my heart for children, and I know the brief window of opportunity we have to teach them simple lessons that can lead to a lifetime of good health.

- Richard Carmona

Play Some

That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'

- Richard Dean Anderson

Love Insatiable

A brief visit to Nepal started my insatiable love for Asian art.

- Richard Ernst

Occasions Should

Memorable occasions should be brief, and so should be the expressions of appreciation.

- Simon Kuznets

Mind Kind

Infinity is a way to describe the incomprehensible to the human mind. In a way, it notates a mystery. That kind of mystery exists in relationships. A lifetime is not enough to know someone else. It provides a brief glimpse.

- Simon McBurney

Other Models

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world.

- Omar Bongo

Journalist Spell

I worked for a brief spell as a journalist, but soon I discovered that I didn't want to be a journalist - I wanted to be a historian.

- Robert Darnton

Think Mine

For the most part, works of mine are untitled. There was a brief period where I had poetic titles for works, and they're embarrassing now. I think, for the most part, it's not something that I have talent for.

- Robert Gober

Existence Cradle

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

- Vladimir Nabokov

Misery Unto

They who grasp the world, The Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit, Atoning unto God for a brief brightness.

- Stephen Phillips

Anger Sharpens

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

- Walter Savage Landor

Burn Pungent

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

- Robert Southey

Country Violently

As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains.

- Patrick White

Grow New Year's

And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death.

- William C. Bryant

Prose Actual

Whatever brief delights it provides, mere strangeness in poetry and prose eventually leaves us cold, especially when we suspect the writer is stretching for effect to avoid the actual life before his eyes.

- Roger Rosenblatt

Cosmic Which

On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise.

- Paul Ricoeur

Roll Oval

It's hard to brief in the Oval. You know, you can't - no visual aids, hard to roll out something in front of somebody.

- Michael Hayden

Go According

According to the Buddhist belief, you can go on and on indefinitely, so you see your life as just a brief moment in time.

- Pema Chodron

Art Some

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

- William Osler

My Life Been

My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career.

- Pete Maravich

Past Reason

I sing because it takes, for a brief second, it takes a little from my past, and just in that moment, I'm just happy and I'm glad to be who I am. That's the reason why.

- Michael Sam

Through Which

The obsession required to see a feature through from concept to release is not a rational thing to do with your brief time on this planet. Nor is it something to which an intelligent person should aspire.

- Yahoo Serious

Mind Through

There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.

- Yousuf Karsh