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Gail Parent Quotes
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She knew what all smart women knew: Laughter made you live better and longer.
- Gail Parent

Volleyball is a Jewish sport.
It's fun, and nobody can get hurt.
- Gail Parent

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau


 

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots,
stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light.
But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long
as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at
the places I wasn't going to.
I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every
party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.
- Andy Warhol

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my
Goya classical guitar that day.
I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that
was the only thing I could ever really do -
write songs and sing them to people.
- Stevie Nicks

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other:
Oh God,
if they only knew how ordinary I was,
they wouldn't be interested.
That includes movie stars and politicians.
- Margot Kidder

I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school,
classmates who were in the business.
- Mike Farrell

I slept like a baby the night before,
because I knew that I'd win the next day.
- Bernard Hinault

People didn't wasn't the People's party to come in to power again,
so they saw NS a viable alternative not us,
because everyone knew we were not ready.
- Imran Khan

Then that did very well at the box office,
so before you knew it, we were in a string of feature motion pictures.
Then they announced that they were going to do some spinoffs of us.
- George Takei

I had to audition for the part of Jnior,
and I wanted the role terribly because I knew it was a great character.
This guy is a wonderful, funny, mean old guy.
- Dominic Chianese

Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles
made it much easier to put the script together-we knew
who we were writing it for.
It took some mystery away.
- Stephen Hopkins

Never having played Chess before, it was most interesting
to be playing the game with no pieces in front of me.
But I still knew how to stroke my hair when I won.
- Peter Mayhew

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church.
How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith
is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
- Martin Luther

The cast called her Lucy, but everyone else called her Mrs.
Ball.
She was honest with people.
If she liked you, you knew it.
If she didn't, you knew it, also.
- Keith Thibodeaux

If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find.
- John Churton Collins

He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball.
All along, he was the wise one.
- Rick Pitino

If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition
of the New England people as well as we do they would
not find so many friends in England as I suppose they do.
- Nathaniel Smith

I knew about Elvis.
Of course, everybody knew about him then.
- Minnie Pearl

They knew that Roosevelt and the Democratic party made a difference on them,
on their quality of life issues, and they believed in that.
But today it is completely different.
- Richard M. Daley

So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama.
- Ruben Blades

I always knew I was going to be rich.
I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.
- Warren Buffett

Even from a very early age, I knew I didn't want to
miss out on anything life had to offer just because
it might be considered dangerous.
- Nicole Kidman

That was the impetus for me to do music or art,
because I knew if I didn't try when I was young,
then I would get to be in my 40's and I'd be really unhappy that I hadn't.
- Debbie Harry

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until
I gave up pursuing happiness,
or cared to live until I chose to die.
For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Amin hid nothing.
Everybody knew everything.
Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution
breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I was hot and I knew it and it went to my head.
- Janice Dickinson

Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the
last states which prohibited liquor,
I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew
who the bootleggers were.
- Tony Hillerman

Everybody knew that I could type pretty well.
- Jack Adams

I knew we were going to marry someday,
but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed.
And surprised he had bought a ring.
I ran around the yard screaming.
- Jennifer Garner

I have always known that it comes from deep within myself.
I always knew what sound I wanted, and how I wanted to play.
I knew everything, it just had to be developed.
- Michael Schenker

Retiring for good wasn't difficult.
I knew at the time it was right.
I was no longer capable of achieving the standards
I'd set myself and there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
- Ian Botham

I knew I'd have to go to work in real estate or something
else or I could never finish my novel.
- Judith Rossner

It's like a bird.
If he knew what he was doing, he would fall.
- Carl Reiner

I was very, very fortunate.
I knew that.
I've always known that.
- Kim Wilde

Understand that friends come and go,
but with a precious few you should hold on.
The older you get, the more you need the people who
knew you when you were young.
- Mary Schmich

I don't know where my songs come from...
If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane.
- Judy Collins

One of the interesting things about having little musical
knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes;
you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better.
- Brian Eno

Some people can get away with being very sexy to men
and not looking like a complete cow,
but I didn't think I was in a position where people knew me well enough.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

I did a few more plays, and then I went to L.A.,
because I knew I could get a coaching job there.
- Lee Majors

Nathan Lane always wanted to play Oscar.
When he came in the first day, he already knew his lines.
He said he'd known them since he was 18.
- Neil Simon

If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
- Catherine the Great

I had been on tour with people like Roy Orbison.
I knew Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke.
So many great performers.
- Bobby Vinton


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