Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party.
You're tired, you've had a headache since you arrived, but you can't leave because then you'd miss the party.
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings.
What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.
Unhappiness is something we are never taught about;
we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn't arrive.
What's that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I'm able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I'm older. Thank God for growing up.
Though we seem grieved at the shortness of life in general, we are wishing every period of it at an end. The minor longs to be at age, then to be a man of business, then to make up an estate, then to arrive at honors, then to retire.
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases -- threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
Coffee falls into the stomach ... ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop ... the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink...
Though thou loved her as thyself,As a self of purer clay,Tho' her parting dims the day,Stealing grace from all alive,Heartily know,When half-gods go,The gods arrive.
Hasten slowly and ye shall soon arrive.
To be a successful hostess, when guest arrive say, At last! and when they leave say, So soon!
Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.
It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation.
Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
What happens: events interiors, snatch them from the cradle, from the source.
I want to watch watching arrive. I want to watch arrivances. I want to find the root of needing to eat. And taste it: work of sweat / sleep.
And when the day arrives I'll become the sky and I'll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.
We must understand that out of community and dialogue, the answers will arrive in their own time and way.
Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
How soon country people forget. When they fall in love with a city it is forever, and it is like forever. As though there never was a time when they didn't love it. The minute they arrive at the train station or get off the ferry and glimpse the wide streets and the wasteful lamps lighting them, they know they are born for it. There, in a city, they are not so much new as themselves: their stronger, riskier selves.
Socialism can only arrive by bicycle.
It is better to excel in any single art than to arrive only at mediocrity in several, so moderate skill in several is to be preferred where one cannot attain to perfection in any.
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
Twenty-four-hour room service generally refers to the length of time that it takes for the club sandwich to arrive. This is indeed disheartening, particularly when you
There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Words like freedom, justice, democracy are not common concepts;
on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.
He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.