quote by Jeffrey Archer

Some people standby you in your darkest hour while others walk away; only a select few march towards you and become even closer friends.

— Jeffrey Archer

Instructive Standby quotations

Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby, whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will take time off to go exactly where they are needed.


I have an extra set of eyelashes because you never know.

I could cry or laugh, or it could be windy, and I'll need a standby pair.

Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?

Secretary of state is far superior to vice president, because it's involved in continuously solving problems and making policy and not being on standby.

The Disney deal created some wrinkles. I'm under contract. But I'm on standby.


When in doubt, I can stare blankly. The rubber face. There's only so many ways you can stare incredulously at the camera and tilt an eyebrow, but that's your old standby: What would Buster Keaton do?

I'd like to have James Brown as my singer.

I already have the best drummer, Tommy Clufetos. I've jammed a bunch with John Entwistle, and it was like a musical orgy. That guy is a living, breathing, grunting rhythm. For horns, let's go with the Stax/Volt guys, and I'm going to have Steve Cropper on standby just in case I want a rhythm guitarist.

Any movie about cult figure Charles Manson needs lots of sex, drugs and blood.

But as John Roecker discovered while filming his first feature - screening Friday and Saturday only at the Avalon - the key to amping up the gore is an old standby: puppets.

At some point the rhetoric runs out, and we have to ask ourselves, 'Are we simply going to standby while somebody's rhetoric is good, but their actions are so lousy?' Are we going to stand up for that?

My skin is a bit sensitive, so Cetaphil is my standby.

I also use toner and a light layer of moisturizer—I use a lot of Kiehl's and other natural brands.


"What is honor?" "Honor is what no man can give ya.

And none can take away. Honor is man's gift to himself." "Do women have it?" "Women have a heart of honor, and we cherish and protect it in 'em. We must never mistreat a woman or malign a man, or standby and see another do so." "How do you know you have it?" "Never worry on the gift of it. It grows in ya' and speaks to ya'. All ya' need do is listen".

Sorrow comes with so many defense mechanisms.

You have your shock, your denial, your getting wasted, your cracking jokes, and your religion. You also have the old standby catchall—the blind belief in fate, the whole "things happening for a reason" drill.