Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.— Barbra Streisand
Charming Top Ten quotations
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
Most of the top actors and actresses may be working in ten or twelve films at the same time, so they will give one director two hours and maybe shoot in Bombay in the morning and Madras in the evening. It happens.
There, gleaming in the glow, was that ten-horsepower rotary engine under a seat.
A key glistening in the ignition. I imagine the top speed for that old mower was five miles per hour. It might have taken an hour and a half or more for me to get to the liquor store, but get there I did.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Jenson Button is in the top ten, in eleventh position.
We're not like pop musicians who have to perform the same top ten tunes every night of a tour.
Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top ten percent of your field. That payoff is incredible!
When you reach the top, keep climbing.
There are ten commandments, right? Well, it's like an exam.
You get eight out of ten, you're just about top of the class.
I'd sell one of my songs for any car commercial in the world that paid enough money. But to stay in the Top Ten for weeks on end when I'm in my forties by letting Glen Ballard write songs for me? F**k that.
I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore.
Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts blacks in the top ten percent of students, but at MIT this puts them in the bottom ten percent of the class.
You have tens, hundreds of thousands of people in government, and just as many among contractors, who feel totally comfortable writing at the top of the document "internal use only," "official use only," and a million other synonyms, all of which amount to "none of your business" to the public.
I had a .200 lifetime batting average in the major leagues, which tied me with another sports great averaging 200 or better for a ten-year period: Don Carter, one of our top bowlers.
Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
It would be impossible for me to give you a list of the top 10 songs that shake my life. Far more music went in to it than just ten.
85% of modern music doesn't have a damn thing to do with music.
It has to do with looking good. Name me one woman on the top ten right now who isn't absolutely smoking hot. You think that's a coincidence?
Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it.
It's been amazing to watch, because for 'Thor', which was always a mid-selling book, to be in the top ten for every single issue since the reboot is just a great compliment.
If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I'd disband the group immediately.
In one survey, respondents listed Princeton as one of the country’s top ten law schools. The problem? Princeton doesn’t have a law school
The climb is tough, but the view from the top is worth it.
I'm not driven to get back into politics.
It's not on my top five things to do before I die, but saying that, I may be in politics in the next year or the next ten years. I've been on the front line for 12 years, four in state government, eight on the national level.
I'm competing with everyone, but it's okay because they're not aware.
I can't shut that impulse off. And I'm glad, because that impulse keeps me on the treadmill. If I didn't have it, I would be like, "Great! Ten minutes! I'm good." But if I'm competing, I can see what level someone's on and I can top it.
Most of the press I end up doing now asks, "Make a playlist for us.
.. What are your top ten current bands?" I'm like, "I don't even know one band!" It's kind of awful. I would love to get more new music. I'm just not that amazing with the Internet and things.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
Even thinking back to the age of ten, I found myself more interested in sex than the other children I knew. When I saw one dog jump on top of another dog, I wanted to watch. I found it exciting; I found it stimulating. I was really curious about nudity. I was really curious about breasts. I was really curious about what was under the clothes. I'd go into the hamper and look at my mother's underwear, her conical bras.
To me, it's normal. We summered in Vermont, and me and my sister Ilyasah went to one of the top ten schools in the country [the Hackley School].
It hurt the economic historians, the Marxists and the fabians, to admit that the Ten Hour Bill, the basic piece of 19th century legislation, came down from the top, out of aa nobleman's private feelings about the Gospel, or that the abolition of the slave trade was achieved, not through the operation of some "law" of profit and loss, but peurlet as the result of tyhe new humanitarianism of the Evangelicals.
New day: Ten thousand reasons to rejoice.
Once upon a time I was riding on the top of a First Avenue bus, when I heard a mythical housewife say to another, "Molly, my dear, I would have bought that new brand of toilet soap if only they hadn't set the body copy in ten point Garamond." Don't you believe it. What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not its form.
In exchange for ten years of being on top, I'm gonna end up in prison or I'm gonna end up dead, and there's something fascinating about that.
I was in the top ten percent of my law school class.
I am a Doctor of Juris Prudence. I have an honorary Doctor of Laws. So, would somebody please tell me why I spent four mortal hours today conversing with a person named Dizzy Dean.
When you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer to the top yourself.
In Hollywood, maybe only ten percent will make it and the other ninety percent try. This elusive dream of making it and being on top is the same story as the moth being drawn to the flame. The flame and it's attractiveness is something you'll never eliminate. Some will learn how to live in that environment and others will burn in it.
When the history of guilt is written, parents who refuse their children money will be right up there in the Top Ten.
The zooming wealth of the top 1 percent is a problem, but it's not nearly as big a problem as the tens of millions of Americans who have dropped out of high school or college. It's not nearly as big a problem as the 40 percent of children who are born out of wedlock. It's not nearly as big a problem as the nation's stagnant human capital, its stagnant social mobility and the disorganized social fabric for the bottom 50 percent.
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it
I'm not trying to explain other cultures, or to give a fair and balanced account of a country, or the top ten things you need to know. I'm not trying to spread world peace and understanding. I'm not an advocate or an activist or an educator or a journalist. I'm out there trying to tell stories the best I can.
If you look at the top ten most reliable cars, as reported by thousands of people in all kinds of independent testing, there's only one American car in the top ten. It's the Buick.
Sometimes I'll trust my gut more than my head.
Logical information might lead me in one direction and my feelings in another. Whereas I would have followed my head ten years ago, now I'm as likely or more likely to go with my gut feeling. It's ironic - you'd think the opposite would be true as you move to the top but it's not.
Now I'm 'Blake Lewis' to the world, but I will always still be Bshorty from Bothell... I've never looked at it like a competition so I think I've won regardless. I won when I got to the top ten; I've already reached my goal.
This novel has it all--mystery, psychological insight, emotional truth, and--most important--characters whose lives matter. You'll fall in love with these families. Solti writes with such passion it is inescapable, lyrical, and profoundly moving. The Forgetting Tree goes on my top ten list.