quote by W. Somerset Maugham

I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Breathtaking Timetable quotations

At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq.

If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness.

You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.

Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished.

Life Lesson 3: You can't rush grief. It has its own timetable. All you can do is make sure there are lots of soft places around - beds, pillows, arms, laps.


Benchmarks are targets that have to be fulfilled.

They cannot be fulfilled in an indefinite period of time, so there are timetables in benchmarks.

Targets and timetables do matter. But there is a dispirited feeling that the U.S. just rejects multilateral target-setting for the time being.

If I had been under ObamaCare, and a beaurocrat had been trying to tell me when I could get that CT scan, that would have delayed my treatment. I was able to get the treatment as fast as I could based upon my timetable, and not the government's timetable. That's what saved my life.

Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.

Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.

S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely.


Because life doesn't always happen according to a timetable or calendar.

And feelings can't be scheduled.

Everybody has a different kind of talent and a different timetable as to when they develop.

In England, they say that Manchester is the city of rain.

It's main attraction is considered to the timetable at the railway station, where trains leave for other, less rainy cities.

To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.

Sorrow is not sickness-unless it becomes a permanent state of mental ill-health.

The point is there are indeed stages of grief, as all the therapists tell us, but they do not obey some great unseen timetable.


We all have different timetables in reaching and realizing that being in healthy partnership is better than being on our own.

If responsibility is not in the hands of the Iraqi government, then I consider the responsibility for this event lies with the occupation forces which should either leave immediately or according to a timetable.

... why I like timetables, because they make sure I don't get lost in time.

No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors.

Believe in your work, educate yourself about the business, surround yourself with good people, set goals and timetables and stay focused on them.


Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers.

Aaah ... when two Neptunes appear in the sky it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry.

I'm trying very hard to understand this generation.

They have adjusted the timetable for childbearing so that menopause and teaching a sixteen-year-old how to drive a car will occur in the same week.

Technologically we can deliver the ability of parents to be able to log into a school intranet, be able to see what homework has been set or look at lesson planning, whether the child is attending, see what the timetable is like, all of that is possible and there are some schools that are doing it already.

The last occasions when the timetable of our lives would be interrupted for many years to come.


As for when to reform the yuan, there is no timetable yet.

Our military commanders have said over and over again that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops, but more importantly to our enemy.

I believe that we will succeed in Iraq, because, one, the Iraqis want to live in a free society. And, two, that the Iraqis want to take the fight to the enemy. And people want me to put a timetable on things; that's a huge mistake. Putting a timetable on this - on our stay there in Iraq simply emboldens the enemy and discourages our friends.

The failure to establish a new Status of Forces Agreement in Iraq, and the election-driven timetable for withdrawal, surrendered our gains in that country and led directly to the rise of ISIS.

If we had about 100 years, that sort of slow cultural conversion would be exactly the thing to do. But physics is calling the tune here. We've got to respond to a timetable that physics has set for us.


Generally, I don't attempt to produce a certain number of words a day.

The discipline is to work whether you are producing a lot or not, because the day you produce a lot is not necessarily the day you do your best work. So it's trying to do it as regularly as you can without making it - without imposing too rigid a timetable on your self. That would be my ideal.

I think it's a mistake for people to rush out to set out a timetable right now for activating article 50 ... The dust hasn't begun to settle.

If I'm the British prime minister I won't be dictated to on the timetable or the manner of the negotiations.

I think we bring together that broad coalition including Russia to help us destroy ISIS and work on a timetable to get rid of Assad, hopefully through Democratic elections. First priority, destroy ISIS.

On each side of the war against war, hopes soar, hopes dive, hour by hour now.

Resignations abound, timetables slip, and the world waits, mesmerised. I'm off to Melbourne to record an arts chat show.

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