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The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.


T. S. Eliot

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The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
T.S. ELIOT
Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it appears to be.
JEFFREY FRY
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VAL MCDERMID
The most important thing was for us to be as efficient as possible. And I thought that's what we wer...
HEATH SCHROYER
The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas as fast as possib...
PIERRE BONNARD
Vern's got a great attitude. We support him. The most important thing is to get him the best possibl...
WAYNE KRIVSKY
The first and most important thing an individual can do is to become an individual again, decontrol ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
What we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. There are people we trust b...
STEPHEN R. COVEY
The most important thing for me is making the quarter as simple as possible but distinct. Some of th...
GREGORY HUNT
I think it's important to have as many experiences as possible in life because one day you won&#...
EMMA ROBERTS
There is little you can do about the wild birds, especially the migratory ones, it's very difficult ...
ALBERT OSTERHAUS
The most important thing to do as you age is to stay physically active. Lots of people just throw in...
JANE FONDA
I do appreciate that the most important thing as a manager is to get good results.
STUART PEARCE
The most important thing at Daytona is, are you going to have friends willing to work with you durin...
MARIO ANDRETTI
I genuinely don't feel that anything that's been written or said about me has overshadowed m...
NORAH JONES
It's a different thing to write a love story now than in the time of Jane Austen, Eliot, or Tols...
MONA SIMPSON
The most important thing is story-telling. It's as singular and old-fashioned as that.
DAVID SOUL
The most important thing for me is to walk the little alleys of the city, to find the little alcove ...
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will...
T.S. ELIOT
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, 'Do I shed?' and, 'Do I shed?'
Time to turn back ...
HENRY N. BEARD
Let us roam then, you and I,
When the evening is splayed out across the sky
[...]
Pat...
HENRY N. BEARD
This is too much reality for a Friday.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
I have to pay attention to every swimmer. Every swimmer is important. The first thing I need to do i...
DAN LAKE
Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
SALLUST
As far as this business of solitary confinement goes, the most important thing for survival is commu...
JOHN MCCAIN
The most important thing for me as an actor playing a character is to make you laugh. That's my ...
ERIC STONESTREET
For me, the most important thing that I have to accomplish is to be a good father. That's the mo...
ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU
I think energy is the most important thing that we can give to people as performers. Anything else i...
YOKO ONO
The most important thing for me as an artist is having an identity.
ERIC CHURCH
Winning - that's the most important to me. It's as simple as that.
CRISTIANO RONALDO
Our goal is to make it so there's as little friction as possible to having a social experience.
MARK ZUCKERBERG
The thing that I want to do, the most important thing to me is winning. How we do it, I really don&#...
MIKE SINGLETARY
In Paris, you're as far as possible from the land of pleasant smiles.
KANYE WEST
That my philosophy of life is, as far as possible, one of enjoyment. I'm not nihilistic.
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
I told Lee Peng Wee, the important thing is to free the hostages. I don't care who was responsible f...
ROBERT AVENTAJADO
Love is the most important thing in the world. Hate, we should remove from the dictionary.
JOHN WOODEN
I need time, but as soon as possible, we are going to try to create team spirit. That is the most im...
PEP GUARDIOLA
The thing that's worked for me is having as much of a connection to the material as possible. An...
LARRY WILMORE
The most important thing is story-telling. It's as singular and old-fashioned as that.
DAVID SOUL
The most important thing is story-telling. It's as singular and old-fashioned as that.
DAVID SOUL
When our lips parted, he sighed. “I love those eyes, angel. When they look at me, I feel like anyt...
BIJOU HUNTER
I think that certainly FEMA bent over backwards to try to make this very specialized request happen ...
BUTCH KINERNEY
Each day I will accomplish one thing on my to do list.
LAILAH GIFTY AKITA
The hardest thing is the idea. Ideas come from somewhere but as far as we know they come from nowher...
IAN HUNTER
Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.
ZINEDINE ZIDANE
The majority of the research I do is archaeological research, but to me, as a professor, the most im...
SARAH PARCAK
Family is the most important thing in the world.
PRINCESS DIANA
I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experime...
CARL SANDBURG
I think it's really important whilst you're a young actor to try as many new things as possi...
ED SPELEERS
Prayer is the most important thing that I do.
WAYNE HUIZENGA
The most important thing is to stay positive.
SAKU KOIVU
I think it's so important for a woman, if she's a writer, to look as feminine as possible.
CATHERINE GASKIN
The most important thing to do is really listen.
ITZHAK PERLMAN
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
THEODORE HESBURGH
It is important that young people begin saving for the future as early as possible.
ALBERT WYNN
If you really want to write, then shut yourself in a room, close the door, and WRITE. If you don'...
MARY GARDEN
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
THEODORE M. HESBURGH
Knowing yourself, and learning to love yourself as you are, is the beginning of beauty. I think the ...
SONIA RYKIEL
The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement...
CANDACE BUSHNELL
Serving is so important, ... For any team, serve receiving is the hardest thing to do, so a good ser...
SARAH ROSE
It isn't as important to buy as cheap as possible as it is to buy at the right time.
JESSE LIVERMORE
I wouldn't give up my career for somebody. The most important thing to me is my work, and reachi...
ADELAIDE KANE
It's doesn't just come overnight, you've got to train for it and believe in yourself; th...
MO FARAH
The most important thing is a possible aid package from the International Monetary Fund.
BRUNO SERAPHIM
The most important thing is to make sure this little girl has a headstone.
LARRY STEACH
Everyone always says how I'm so smart, but they don't know what it's like being me. always feeling l...
SUSANE COLASANTI
One of the most important thing is that you need to write down your goals and plans
SUNDAY ADELAJA
I do theater as much as possible, but it's very difficult to manage for me.
DAVID DENMAN
As far as fame, the everlasting fame thing. I used to think that was important for a writer... the d...
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
I know it's not the most important thing for me to win the most Grand Slams and be remembered in...
VENUS WILLIAMS
Your "Not To Do" list is also important.
MANI S. SIVASUBRAMANIAN
The room is the most important thing about recording.
ADRIAN SMITH
I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
BELA LUGOSI
Learning is the most important thing, no mater how you do it, or where you do it, or who you do it w...
SAOIRSE RONAN
My family is the most important thing to me.
KIMORA LEE SIMMONS
Well, a lead is the most important thing about the story.
KURT LODER
People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
CALVIN KLEIN
The music is the main thing and it's just as easy to write acceptable words.
BILL HALEY
Most powerful of all powers in its holy insinuation is _being_. _To be_ is more powerful than even _...
GEORGE MACDONALD
Next to courage, willpower is the most important thing in politics.
PAUL JOHNSON
When I approach a story or movie, the story is the most important thing.
ALEXANDRE AJA
The most important thing to me is that it's all really raw.
BEBE REXHA
I do not know of anything in modern poetry as violently hostile to contemporary life as was the poet...
DENNIS GABOR
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This had made many people very angry and has been wi...
DOUGLAS ADAMS
The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because q...
DEEPAK CHOPRA
The most important thing for us is to save lives.
RICK PERRY
As a new program, it's important for us to establish a high level of ambition. It's a great thing fo...
HARVEY HIX
Our schedule is very challenging. The early portion of the schedule will help us to identify our str...
ERNIE NESTOR
In my study, there are stacks of papers to grade, books I should have read & reviewed months ago...
JESS ROW
I have so little patience with the whole Y.A. book thing. As far as I'm concerned, you either re...
RICHARD K. MORGAN
The best thing you can do for your kids is to show them God working in you on a daily basis.
CRAIG GROESCHEL
It's nice to look good, but the most important thing is to be you.
NANA MOUSKOURI
I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible.
DAN QUAYLE
Horror as for me is the best choice, you can gain a lot of. I like to be afraid like to see this shi...
DEYTH BANGER
Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.
CHARLES DICKENS
Another of my wishes is to depend as little as possible on the labor of slaves
JAMES MADISON
That every person is desirous to obtain, with as little sacrifice as possible, as much as possible o...
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The most important thing as a leader is your relationship with God.
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The most important thing as a bus driver is knowing where your back wheels are.
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I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
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Home is where one starts from.
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How wild it was, to let it be.
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Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
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The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
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Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
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Humankind cannot stand very much reality.
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All cases are unique and very similar to others.
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The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.
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I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
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You are the music while the music lasts.
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This is the way the world ends ... Not with a bang but with a whimper.
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It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.
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I don't calculate my net worth.
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My father insisted that I and my sisters not be indoctrinated into any religion at any age.
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You are the music while the music lasts.
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Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
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Unreal friendship may turn to real
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Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.
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The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
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Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
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People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
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Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
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Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
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Those who trust us educate us.
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Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
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The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
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Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
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Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
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Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
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In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
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Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid.
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Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
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Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
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My life is light, waiting for the death wind, Like a feather on the back of my hand.
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In my end is my beginning.
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Hear Everything and judge for yourself
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The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
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Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
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Not shrink and let the s...
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My mind may be American but my heart is British.
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Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
T.S. ELIOT
People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events.
T.S. ELIOT
Donne, I suppose, was such another / Who found no substitute for sense. / To seize and clutch and pe...
T.S. ELIOT
People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest ne...
GEORGE ELIOT
Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the Shadow.
T.S. ELIOT
And I will show you something different from either your shadow at morning striding behind you or yo...
T.S. ELIOT
Ash on an old man's sleeve / Is all the ash the burnt roses leave, / Dust in the air suspended / Mar...
T.S. ELIOT
I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough be...
GEORGE ELIOT
We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and ...
T.S. ELIOT
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understa...
GEORGE ELIOT
It's not wise to violate the rules until you know how to observe them.
T.S. ELIOT
Except for the point, the still point, There would be no dance, and there is only the dance
T.S. ELIOT
Explain! Tell a man to explain how he dropped into hell! Explain my preference! I never had a pre...
GEORGE ELIOT
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future o...
T.S. ELIOT
I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and m...
GEORGE ELIOT
Certainly the determining acts of her life were not ideally beautiful. They were the mixed result of...
GEORGE ELIOT
Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts—not to hu...
GEORGE ELIOT
That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into th...
GEORGE ELIOT
If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about u...
GEORGE ELIOT
Confound you handsome young fellows! You think of having it all your own way in the world. You don't...
GEORGE ELIOT
People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.
GEORGE ELIOT
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet ar...
GEORGE ELIOT
Selfish— a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their own power of sacrifice.
GEORGE ELIOT
We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time; keep back...
GEORGE ELIOT
And certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fair...
GEORGE ELIOT
It is never too late to become what you might have been
GEORGE ELIOT
State and local regulators are the officials with the closest contact with the regulated community, ...
ELIOT SPITZER
Frankly, it was never practicable for the AG's office to receive a vast sum of money and then try to...
ELIOT SPITZER
Fred dislikes the idea going into the ministry partly because he doesn't like "feeling obligated to ...
GEORGE ELIOT
She was no longer struggling against the perception of facts, but adjusting herself to their cleares...
GEORGE ELIOT