Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.

Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.

Gaining control of your thoughts is as easy as sitting by the ocean and controlling the waves.

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You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.

Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.

I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young.

That's what sitting on your ass does to your face.

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.

It doesn't do any good to sit up and take notice if you keep on sitting.

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping.

I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.

People sitting on top of the world, usually arrived there standing up.

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.

People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s.

Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?

People teach their dogs to sit; it's a trick. I've been sitting my whole life, and a dog has never looked at me as though he thought I was tricky.

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.

The day of the sun is like the day of a king.

It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.

The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally.

It is our people who are sitting in the dark because of these cowardly and treacherous attacks, not our occupiers.

I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.

My room for books and study or for sitting and thinking about nothing in particular to see what would happen was at the end of a hall.

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.

Facts are ventriloquist's dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense.

Inflation is when sitting on your nest egg doesn't give you anything to crow about.

A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.

I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.

When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy.

Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.

Age is not different from earlier life as long as you're sitting down.

Sitting next to Olivia Newton-John, I was like, 'Do not sing one song from Grease.' That's all I was telling my brain at all times: 'Do not sing Hopelessly Devoted. Don't do it.'

It's so easy for me to fall back into depression.

I think it comes with having money. I don't have to work. I could be sitting bored and depressed at home with a bag on my head.

It is my last wish to be burried sitting up.

If you have enough people sitting around telling you you're wonderful, then you start believing you're fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too!

Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.

What's really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking at television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working.

I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs.

Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.

The ultimate male tradition is keeping women from sitting at the table of conversation regarding the balance of power between genders.

Some day there is going to be a man sitting in my present chair who has not been raised in the military services and who will have little understanding of where slashes in their estimates can be made with little or no damage. If that should happen while we still have the state of tension that now exists in the world, I shudder to think of what could happen in this country

When I die, my epitaph or whatever you call those signs on gravestones is going to read: I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I dident like. I am so proud of that I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved. And when you come to my grave you will find me sitting there, proudly reading it.

A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.

I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.

The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, 'Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.' And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.

Come, my friends, 'T is not too late to seek a newer world.

Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American.

One of the few ways I can almost be certain I'll understand something is by sitting down and writing about it. Because by forcing yourself to write about it and putting it down in words, you can't avoid having to come to grips with it. You might be wrong, but you have to think about it very intensely to write about it. So I use writing as a learning tool.

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and what is the use of a book thought Alice, without pictures or conversations?