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Big Events Quotes


"Most of all, I believe God has chosen to bless this series. In doing so, he's giving the country and maybe the world, one last, big wake-up call before the events transpire." - Tim Lahaye

"The guns of the big events rumble through our pages, but the tiny firecrackers are constantly hissing and popping there as well; it appears that much of my life as a journalist has been devoted to sedulously setting off firecrackers." - Brendan Gill

"They may be big in Switzerland, but so are yodellers, and nobody wants to watch them fight. Heavyweight title fights should be huge events, not an afterthought in a country most famous for producing chocolate." - David Haye

"The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events." - Jim Jarmusch

"Big shows are more like events and small shows are more like traditional gigs." - Kelly Jones

"Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world." - Esther Williams

"The dearest events are summer-rain." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Future events cast their shadow before them." - Tim Lahaye

"Great events are the hour-hands of time, while small events mark the minutes." - Andrew Michael Ramsay

"The true test of the American ideal is whether we're able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life's big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams." - Barack Obama

"I have a lot of trouble forgiving myself for being so dumb... But yes, of course, the big generous compassionate view that you should take of yourself and of all events is: what a glorious circus train this has been, and what a wonderful messy parade, and all of those steps took me here, where I precisely need to be now, so God bless it." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I guess I feel very strongly that I disagree with the notion of personalizing history and movements and big events." - Bernardine Dohrn

"I'm a big fan of curling, follow all the major world events. Watch all four Tennis majors." - W P Kinsella

"I guess I feel very strongly that I disagree with the notion of personalizing history and movements and big events." - Bernadine Dohrn

"Every time I go to big events, it's a trip. I feel like that kid who shouldn't really be there." - Zac Efron

"I'm not big on looking back beyond the moment in which decisions and events occur. I'm always pushing forward." - David Stern

"People are interested in relevant stories. In big events. But I'm not interested in big things; I'm interested in the smaller details of life." - Sarnath Banerjee

"The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable." - Seneca the Younger

"History employs evolution to structure biological events in time." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Events are influenced by our very great desires." - William James

"When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves." - Henry Ford

"Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen." - Russell Green

"Perfection belongs to narrated events, not to those we live." - Primo Levi

"Events bring you small joy, while ? existence brings you bliss." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Soul-directed events defy logic and ridicule reason." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"The future is about emotion: reactions to events are usually far more important than the events themselves." - Patrick Dixon

"Big dreams turn into big things." - Meek Mill

"Every big problem is a big opportunity." - Vinod Khosla

"I've never made up events, but I've always been a big exaggerator. It's written on my humorist license that I'm allowed to do that." - David Sedaris

"[Performing artists] are making greater percentages. People are going to live events more and it's a big success story for everyone - except the music industry itself." - Russell Simmons

"This is a very pivotal time in America and I think families are still reeling from events depicted in that movie [The Big Short ]." - Bun B

"The challenge with SXSW and events like it is it's so big and overwhelming, it's easy to get lost in the crowd." - John Hagel Iii

"I'm a big technology individual. I love science and technology, and anything that has to do with capturing events so that they can be experienced later." - Charles Fleischer

"I feel like whatever you've done in your career, good or bad, it's nothing but preparation for the big events to come." - Kevin Hart

"An asteroid can literally destroy 80 or 90 percent of the species that are alive on Earth. These are big events. I mean, this is called extinction." - Rusty Schweickart

"We sort of read two or three big newspapers but we don't get the flavor of the local events, the local news as much." - Jane Smiley

"Our lives are structured by our memories of events. Event X happened just before the big Paris vacation. I was doing Y in the first summer after I learned to drive. Z happened the weekend after I landed my first job. We remember events by positioning them in time relative to other events." - Joshua Foer

"If in previous decades large historic events drew people together and oriented them toward collective action, the recent double trend toward greater choice but less security leads the young to see their lives in more individual terms. Big events collectivize. Little events atomize." - Arlie Russell Hochschild

"We still carry this old caveman-imprint idea that we're small, nature's big, and it's everything we can manage to hang on and survive. When big geophysical events happen - a huge earthquake, tsunami, or volcanic eruption - we're reminded of that." - James Balog

"I've done a lot of Super Bowls and appeared in a lot of big, big events and places and the Masters and what have you, but there was nothing as intimidating as speaking with Billy Graham." - Pat Summerall

"I'm a big competitor." - Kevin Durant

"The powers that be not only try to control events, but they try to control our memory and understanding of these events, which is part of controlling the events themselves." - Michael Parenti

"Events become feelings, feelings become events" - Jerry Spinelli

"Events, time, forms, all propel the inner plot within each of us." - Vanna Bonta

"The moralist must praise heroism and condemn cruelty; but the moralist does not explain events." - Georges Lefebvre

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"We live in reference to past experience and not to future events, however inevitable." - H G Wells

"What is it to be a philosopher? Is it not to be prepared against events?" - Epictetus

"Few people realize the profound part angelic forces play in human events." - Billy Graham

"Many 'natural' events - like early death, disease, hardship - are neither desirable nor necessary." - Phyllis Chesler

"Superstition is just fantasy with attitude; it's a way of erroneously trying to control events." - Joy Browne

"happiness depends more upon the state of mind - and body, perhaps - than upon circumstances and events." - Flora Thompson

"Why should I read something someone made up when real events are so interesting?" - Frank Buckles

"I express preference for a chronological sequence of events which precludes a violence." - Terry Pratchett

"I come from a newspaper background, so maybe Im attuned to current events." - Jess Walter

"Without faith you can't see a miracle; you just see unexplained events." - Tim Ward

"At all events there is in Brooklyn something that makes me feel at home." - Marianne Moore

"The great man is not convulsible or tormentable; events pass over him without much impression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The unpleasant events you are passing from will not have been profitless to you." - Abraham Lincoln

"My strength and my weakness is that I see normally impersonal events vividly and personally." - Newt Gingrich

"Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown." - Henry David Thoreau

"Places remember events." - James Joyce

"Consult duty not events." - Walter Savage Landor

"Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space." - Diane Black

"To achieve big things you have to have big dreams." - Conrad Hilton

"To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks." - Bill Gates

"Ordinary people have big TVs. Extraordinary people have big libraries." - Robin S. Sharma

"Poor people have big TV's. Rich people have big libraries." - Jim Rohn

"I love big movies, and I love big moments." - Colin Trevorrow

"Be big, fast and flexible." - Reed Hastings

"The big talent is persistence." - Octavia Butler

"Little hinges swing big doors." - W Clement Stone

"I'm a big girl, Finn." - Ridley Pearson

"Truth is a big concept." - Lukas Foss

"I've never had big problems about being long on the court. During the U.S. Open I played three events (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) and some people asked me if I want to stay overnight on the court." - Martina Hingis

"The costs savings was a big win, but now we also have a schedule of events and are clearly aware of when our contracts begin and end...we are much more strategic about how we source now." - Jason Kennedy

"I'm not a big filmophile. I don't watch movies a lot for a hobby. I spend all my time watching sporting events. Because, opposed to movies, you can never tell how they're going to end." - Michael Douglas

"As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states' cities." - Charles Barkley

"There have been miraculous stories in the history of big football events all around the globe, with host nations achieving fantastic results and even winning titles with the support of their fans." - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

"The other big lesson from Katrina is that it pays to be prepared. But it's also very difficult to stay prepared because the longer you go between events the more you'll see complacency." - Richard E. Besser

"When the next big problem comes online, be it the Euro crisis, nuclear proliferation, an overstretched Internet, a killer flu, or any of the other possibilities I consider in X-Events, we will suffer a complexity overload." - John L. Casti

"There's too much of everything - too many bands, too many albums, too much information all the time. You're seeing fewer album releases treated as big events, because of the influx. It's almost a "here this week, forgotten next week" thing." - Matt Smith

"After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents - a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life." - Rohinton Mistry

"The nuclear industry has this amazing record, even equipment from generations one and two. But nuclear mishaps tend to come in these big events - Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and now Fukushima - so it's more visible." - Bill Gates

"I love a good cliffhanger. I love when big events happen in shows. I love shows that aren't afraid to take risks and to really do what's best for the story line and realistic for the story line." - Candice Accola

"Big sporting events and spectacles might give the national morale a shot in the arm, but they are too transient and taste-specific to stand as robust symbols of nationhood." - Julian Baggini

"I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public." - Matt Damon

" is not the big events that hurt the most but rather the smallest questionable shift in tone at the end of a spoken word that can plow most deeply into the heart." - Steve Martin

"It's probably fair to say that Obama's ideas were too big for America's appetite. It would have been nice had he made a few incremental repairs to the economy and left the transformative events for a less stressful time." - Kathleen Parker

"As the week's events on reality television demonstrate, there is an ugly underbelly in society only too ready to point the finger at the foreigner, or those who might not fit in. [on celeb big brother" - John Sentamu

"Yahoo! has clearly established itself as the go-to destination for big events and breaking news, and we are focused on providing the best digital canvas for the world's greatest storytellers to create, develop and showcase their visions." - Ross Levinsohn

"Even though people involved in racing think that it has a big sporting stage, it is a minority sport compared to some of the other high-profile events: football, Formula One or golf." - Tony Mccoy

"What we have to do is put this in a coherent form for them at the end of the day, and on the big events, give them the kind of context that they deserve." - Tom Brokaw

"To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big." - Aristotle Onassis

"I'm not that big, physically. I'm just big where it counts - I got a big heart!" - Big Sean

"Cumulative errors depend largely on the big surprises, the big opportunities. Not only do economic, financial, and political predictors miss them, but they are quite ashamed to say anything outlandish to their clients - and yet events, it turns out, are almost always outlandish." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"I was always interested in sport. My family are big sports' fans. We always had all the locals round watching big sporting events. I wasn't particularly sporty myself. I played a lot of hockey and rode, still do ride, but I just had a general interest in it. When I was given the opportunity to do sport stories I used to grab them." - Jill Douglas

"Cumulative errors depend largely on the big surprises, the big opportunities. Not only do economic, financial, and political predictors miss them, but they are quite ashamed to say anything outlandish to their clients and yet events, it turns out, are almost always outlandish." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"It is a fact of history and of current events that human beings exaggerate, misinterpret, or wrongly remember events. They have also fabricated pious fraud. Most believers in a religion understand this when examining the claims of other religions." - Dan Barker

"If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how then with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books should be forbid." - Herman Melville

"Could it be that time is too narrow for all events? Could it happen that all the seats within time might have been sold? Worried, we run along the train of events, preparing ourselves for the journey." - Bruno Schulz

"This is an important point about symbols: they do not refer to historical events; they refer through historical events to spiritual or psychological principles and powers that are of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and that are everywhere." - Joseph Campbell

"It is not the events but our viewpoint toward events that is the determining factor. We ought to be more concerned about removing wrong thoughts from the mind than removing tumors and abscesses from the body." - Epictetus

"That's the great danger of sectarian opinions, they always accept the formulas of past events as useful for the measurement of future events and they never are, if you have high standards of accuracy." - John Dos Passos

"The best predictor of future events is probably past events." - Andre Agassi

"People make events into stories. Stories give events meaning." - Scarlett Thomas

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"Oh, how I wish that Orwell were still alive, so that I could read his comments on contemporary events!" - W H Auden

"Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives." - Thomas Berry

"Every epoch has its character determined by the way its population reacts to the material events which they encounter." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Old events have modern meanings; only that survives of past history which finds kindred in all hearts and lives." - James Russell Lowell

"When spiritual, metaphysical, material, or immaterial events come into my life, I can only fix them by way of painting." - Max Beckmann

"[On public events attended by royalty:] It was the usual 'zoo tea.' You know, we eat - the others watch." - Princess Margaret

"The climate is changing. This year we have come to understand this when we faced events that resulted in fires." - Vladimir Putin

"A mere chronicle of observed events will produce only journalism; combined with a sensitive memory, it can produce art." - Hallie Burnett

"...theories should be judged by their ability to predict events rather than by the realism of their assumptions." - Milton Friedman

"If you have compassion for society, only then will the events of your life, sow seeds of revolution in it..." - Narendra Modi

"There are no principles; there are only events. There is no good and bad, there are only circumstances." - Honore De Balzac

"Don't underestimate the power of events that happened a long time ago. That is the tragic flaw of modern man." - Anne Fortier

"Soon the sun will set'- is that prophecy? No, it's merely an assertion of faith in the consistency of events." - Walter M. Miller, Jr.

"All events are secretly interrelated; the sweep of all we are doing reaches beyond the horizon of our comprehension." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Contentment comes when you find the people, places, and events in life you were created to impact." - T D Jakes

"I do not believe that the desires of young boys cause catastrophic events. The actions of humans do." - Melina Marchetta

"Events occur. Dramas are manufactured." - Alan Robert Neal

"Relationships are never chance events." - Keith Ablow

"Certain signs precede certain events." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Yet what is to be done with events that have no place of their own in time; events that have occurred too late, after the whole of time has been distributed, divided, and allotted; events that have been left in the cold, unregistered, hanging in the air, homeless, and errant?" - Bruno Schulz

"I tend to avoid melodrama. I try to create very realistic settings and very realistic experiences and realistic responses to these experiences. Melodrama is the use of really big events that may or may not happen in real life - certainly they do, but they're not events that are common to most people. Most of the things that happen in my novels are things that could happen to people in real life." - Nicholas Sparks

"People need BHAGs - big hairy audacious goals." - James C Collins

"The president has a big stick." - Joe Biden

"I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can." - Babe Ruth

"I don't exaggerate - I just remember big." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"The era of big government is over." - William J Clinton

"Dream Big. Start small. Act now." - Robin S. Sharma

"I'm a big fan of old boots." - David Beckham

"God's big enough that small doesn't matter." - N.D. Wilson

"Music's another big love of mine." - Thomas Brodie-Sangster

"The Devil craps on the big pile" - Albert Einstein

"Work hard. Think big. Listen well." - Ben Feldman

"The trick is to steal big." - Michael Parenti

"The big yellow one is the sun!" - Brian Regan

"Big Dreams start with small unreasonable acts" - Adam Braun

"Your life is big. Keep reaching." - Oprah Winfrey

"Big dreams are so damn tiring." - Andre Agassi

"Longevity is a big part of credibility." - Jason Calacanis

"I'm known as The Big Baryshnikov." - Shaquille O'Neal

"The Big Cactus. I will stick you." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Its okay I'm wearing really big knickers." - Louise Rennison



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