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Alberto Moravia Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alberto Moravia.

When I sit at my table to write, I never know what
it's going to be until I'm under way.
I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't.
But I don't sit back waiting for it.
I work every day.
- Alberto Moravia

In life there are no problems, that is,
objective and external choices; there is only the life
which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience,
whatever the final result may be.
- Alberto Moravia

Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the
proposition that each generation in turn becomes the
custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources -
and each generation has the obligation to pass this
inheritance on in the future.
- Alberto Moravia

Good writers are monotonous, like good composers.
They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.
- Alberto Moravia

 

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In life you are given two ends;
one to think with and the other to sit on.
Your success in life depends on which end you use most.
Heads you win, tails you lose.
- Conrad Burns

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

I sit on my duff, smoke cigarettes and watch TV.
I'm not exactly a poster girl for healthy living.
- Lexa Doig

I hate vacations.
If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
- Philip Johnson

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people
than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour
looking at my face on their television screens.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old,
and that I know.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure
is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austen

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to
make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that
you're not aware there was a writer there.
- Stephen Sondheim

Again, I think we have much greater diplomatic weight
by having all of us sit on the same side of the table wanting the same thing,
and putting it to the North Koreans.
- Mitchell Reiss

The outline is 95 percent of the book.
Then I sit down and write, and that's the easy part.
- Jeffery Deaver

It is easy to sit up and take notice,
What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
- Honore de Balzac

I got to sit down with people who I admired,
and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers
and artists and performers.
It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly

At great, great remove sit the head of General Electric,
the head of News Corp, the head of Viacom,
or the head of this giant international corporation
that wants these ratings.
- Norman Lear

I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that.
Something's got to be my own.
I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast
my memories of my father.
- Lisa Marie Presley

It's a remarkable exercise to sit and look at your own work over the years.
- Vera Wang

I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar
or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.
- Martin Gore

As the only woman, I was able to sit with the officers in front,
with a glass of vodka in one hand and a cucumber in the other.
That's how I went to my first war.
- Asne Seierstad

At intervals between the songs, more especially after the trances have begun,
the dancers unclasp hands and sit down to smoke or talk for a few minutes.
- James Mooney

They are all gone into the world of light,
and I alone sit lingering here.
- Henry Vaughan

I'll probably make loads of plans, and then just sit
around on my bottom all day long and do nothing.
- John Deacon

I can't sit back and swallow stuff.
I live in a time and place, and in a country on earth
where you're not supposed to swallow it.
People just gave up.
- Gary Coleman

You know this old style of American family series? Well,
I sit there and cry.
- Graham Kennedy

What I absolutely can't do is just sit around,
that drives me crazy.
I go nuts!
I'm far too nervous, too high strung to sit around.
It's not my thing; I can't deal with it!
- Jonathan Davis

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this,
man's being unable to sit still in a room.
- Blaise Pascal

Jack and I usually get together and sit around in the
afternoons and start throwing ideas around.
- Johnny Rivers

We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands.
Then the silliness begins!
- Tara Strong

If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.
- Rob Corddry

It was enough just to sit there without words.
- Louise Erdrich

I don't sit here and dream because I don't care about the future.
I wouldn't take nothin' for my past and I've got enough
behind me that I can write forever.
- Brownie McGhee

When you are dealing with a child, keep all your wits about you,
and sit on the floor.
- Austin O'Malley

I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry,
but it is not the answer.
Sufism is like a mirage in the desert.
It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
- Naguib Mahfouz

There is no way the American public will sit still
for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions
on the kinds of guns they want.
- James Q. Wilson

I certainly don't sit around in the morning making
pancakes listening to Whitehouse or anything.
- Thurston Moore

I don't know of any other creature on earth other than
man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some
painful experience in the past.
- Pat Morita

I don't sit there and speculate.
I'm not that sort of person.
It wastes time, actually.
- Kate Adie

Honest honey, I feel like crying every time I sit down to write you a letter...
I am so unlucky.
- Eddie Slovik

You can build a throne with bayonets,
but you can't sit on it for long.
- Boris Yeltsin

The film world is a crazy place to be.
You sit around all day waiting for the phone to ring.
Are people talking about you or aren't they?
- Kyle MacLachlan

There's nothing worse than putting two similar shows back-to-back.
Viewers don't want to watch one show and then sit through
another half-hour of almost the same thing.
- David Hyde Pierce

I think it is necessary to sit down and work for years
and years to get it right.
I think that's the main thing, that's what the emphasis has got to be on:
individual work.
- Larry Brown

But I don't sit down and think: this is meant for children.
- Dick Bruna

There is nothing you can do about it but sit back and watch.
- Jimmy Haynes

I just admire everybody and sit in awe and watch them.
- Fred Willard

The creative act is like writing a letter.
A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write
a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it.
- Lukas Foss

Never let your head hang down.
Never give up and sit down and grieve.
Find another way.
And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Richard M. Nixon

At dinner parties I sit below the salt now.
There are a lot of interesting people there.
- Donald T. Regan

Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will
not sit in church all day.
- Alberta Hunter

Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize
there is a massive military machine surrounding us,
trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with.
- Rachel Corrie

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois


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