quote by Prince

But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.

— Prince

Memorable Brevity quotations

Brevity quote Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.


Brevity is the soul of command. Too much talking suggests desperation on the part of the leader. Speak shortly, decisively and to the point–and couch your desires in such natural logic that no one can raise objections. Then move on.

This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.

O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

For the sake of brevity, we will always represent this number 2.718281828459... by the letter e.

Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow.

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

Brevity is the body and soul of wit.

If the hand be held between the discharge-tube and the screen, the darker shadow of the bones is seen within the slightly dark shadow-image of the hand itself... For brevity's sake I shall use the expression 'rays'; and to distinguish them from others of this name I shall call them 'X-rays'.

Folk melodies are the embodiment of an artistic perfection of the highest order;

in fact, they are models of the way in which a musical idea can be expressed with utmost perfection in terms of brevity of form and simplicity of means.

it wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short.

...when a sentence is made stronger, it usually becomes shorter. Thus, brevity is a by-product of vigor.

If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea.

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.

What can the redwoods tell us about ourselves? Well, I think they can tell us something about human time. The flickering, transitory quality of human time and the brevity of human life - the necessity to love.

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.

Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end.

Great art must proceed to precision and brevity.

It presupposes the alert mind of an educated listener who, in a singleact of thinking, includes with every concept all associations pertaining to the complex.

The more you say, the less people remember.

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.

Even in our best shape we are a brittle piece of mortality. Your life is a breath, don't waste it.

There comes a moment when we all must realize that life is short, and in the end the only thing that really counts is not how others see us, but how God sees us.

Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.

[Six principles that make for a good story:] 1.

Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political-social-economic nature; 2. total objectivity; 3. truthful descriptions of persons and objects; 4. extreme brevity; 5. audacity and originality: flee the stereotype; 6. compassion.

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains.

A parsimony of words prodigal of sense.

Brevity in writing is the best insurance for its perusal.

I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.

This is the very ecstasy of love.

He who writes distichs, wishes, I suppose, to please by brevity.

But, tell me, of what avail is their brevity, when there is a whose book full of them?

True brevity of expression consists in a man only saying what is worth saying, while avoiding all diffuse explanations of things which every one can think out for himself.

The land is not old. It only changes, becoming one thing and the next. We are the ones who ascribe age, the brevity of our lives demanding a beginning, middle and end.

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