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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

I got a perfect build for clothes.
I'm a twenty-eight dwarf.
- the movie Love and Death

 

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

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At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
- Ambrose Bierce

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- Frederick Douglass

For twenty years, Islamic Jihadists have been attacking
American interests around the world and we did not
take them seriously until September 11th,
2001.
- Zach Wamp

I did a twenty foot print and John Cage is involved
in that because he was the only person I knew in New
York who had a car and who would be willing to do this.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man
who returned home after being absent for more than
twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Twenty years ago, you'd see guys busting rackets in locker rooms.
Today they do it in their hotel rooms.
- Brad Gilbert

I've spent the better part of the last twenty-five
years doing a lot of traveling.
- Joe Mantegna

One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed
at these beautiful creatures...
as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints.
- John James Audubon

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for
getting on twenty years now,
it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
- Anthony Holden

When I was twenty-two it was a lot harder to get hurt by women.
It was easier for me to, you know, cheat on a girlfriend.
I can't lie like that anymore.
- Matt Dillon

From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by
their hopes and by their attractions,
appear to be good-natured.
- Samuel Richardson

Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks.
- Peter Benchley

I practiced for at least two hours every day for twenty years,
before then I practiced maybe four to five hours a day,
and before then 14 hours a day.
It was all I had ever done.
- Michael Schenker

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting -
and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis

Then I think the sense of it being one community breaks down;
but if you know instantly and respond within twenty-four hours,
it's a very different sort of situation.
- Peter Singer

It's eighty percent script and twenty percent you get great actors.
There's nothing else to it.
- William Wyler

When you play this game twenty years,
go to bat ten-thousand times, and get three-thousand hits,
do you know what that means? You've gone zero for seven-thousand.
- Pete Rose

If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I've always been fascinated by numbers.
Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses.
In my mind, each of those houses had a number.
- Robert Indiana

There was a power outage at a department store yesterday.
Twenty people were trapped on the escalators.
- Steven Wright

The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten
or twenty years to repair.
- Chinua Achebe

I have been hunted for twenty-one years.
I have literally lived in the saddle.
I have never known a day of perfect peace.
- Frank James

I spent my first twenty years in Morocco,
where I coached the national team.
- Just Fontaine

Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty
one is a menace to the community.
- Brigham Young

I'm going to win so much money this year,
my caddie will make the top twenty money winner's list.
- Lee Trevino

The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
- John Jay Chapman

If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
- Alphonse Karr

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of
human beings have a sense of irony,
which means that eighty percent of the world takes
everything at face value.
- Doug Coupland

I would rather do twenty TV series than go through
what I went through under that Rank contract I signed
a few years ago for which I blame no one but myself.
- Patrick McGoohan

Around age 40 I put on twenty pounds.
I had always had a perfect metabolism.
But, my metabolism betrayed me as it does most people,
except a very rare few who will always be thin.
- Suzanne Somers

I quit smoking well over twenty years ago.
- Shelley Berman

We sought out and visited all the Indians hereabouts that we could meet with,
in number about twenty.
They were chiefly in one place, about a mile from where we lodged.
- John Woolman

In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out.
- James Reston

The absolute dependence of a newborn infant inspired many things in me,
but it did not activate any magical knowledge about
what to do for the next twenty years.
- Mary Kay Blakely

If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart;
if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!
- Kevin Spacey

Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker.
And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people.
- Samantha Bee

I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.
- Richard Attenborough

I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what
it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years.
- Tracey Ullman

After about twenty issues of Josie, they decided to pay me.
- Dan DeCarlo

Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four
hours and too little on the last six thousand years.
- Will Durant

I mean, I look at my dad.
He was twenty when he started having a family,
and he was always the coolest dad.
He did everything for his kids, and he never made us
feel like he was pressured.
I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.
- Adam Sandler

No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept
off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
- James Anthony Froude

Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village.
Now, of course, I'm a wealthy man.
- Gregory Corso

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work.
It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
- Jacques Barzun

Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history,
nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral
state the United States is in now.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

At twenty a man is full of fight and hope.
He wants to reform the world.
When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world,
but he know he can't.
- Rodney Dangerfield

One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty
one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.
- Maxim Gorky

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty;
it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
- Coco Chanel

The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five
are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
- William James

So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill.
- Chris LeDoux

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty
is for the most part incommunicable.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline,
and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had
been working on for twenty years.
- Jean M. Auel

My observation is that after one hundred and twenty
years of modernisation since the opening of the country,
present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead
twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now
in order to get there then.
- Diana Ross

The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial
influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs.
- Thomas Sydenham

Everyone has talent at twenty-five.
The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
- Edgar Degas

If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items,
just carry those twenty percent.
- Henry A. Kissinger

When I'm dead twenty-five years, people are going to begin to recognize me.
- Scott Joplin

The first twenty shows at TV 23 were really a workshop.
- Joel Hodgson


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