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"Celebrate our brief moment in the sun" - Lawrence M Krauss

"God often gives in one brief moment that which He has for a long time denied." - Thomas A Kempis

"The fading light is us, and we are, for a moment so brief (...) beautiful." - Gary Shteyngart

"For one brief moment victory was within our grasp!" "And then the game started!" - Charles M Schulz

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading." - Anonymous

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading." - Thomas Jefferson

"Time is just a moment that we occupy in this brief spin around the planet." - Ray Manzarek

"I love that moment when I feel a connection to another person, however brief or insignificant." - Tohoru Masamune

"This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment." - Katherine Mansfield

"Some people can touch your life for a brief moment but will leave an imprint for a lifetime." - Lisa Williams

"What was great about the 50s is that for one brief moment - maybe, say, six weeks - nobody understood art." - Morton Feldman

"No matter whether failure came A thousand different times, For one brief moment of success, Life rang its golden chimes." - George Eliot

"[So] Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom." - Horace

"Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot." - Alan Jay Lerner

"I was blinded by stupidity for a brief moment in our life, for a flicker in the eternity in which you and I live, and I stumbled." - Paullina Simons

"A strange, warm feeling swirled in my chest, and for a brief moment, when I looked at him, I saw...safety" - Richelle Mead

"They'll kill you for doing this," I breathed in a brief moment when his lips traveled to my neck. "If I don't I'll die anyways." - Kiera Cass

"There's a brief moment when you first wake up, where you have no memories. A blissful blank slate, a happy emptiness." - Candace Bushnell

"For a brief moment, I considered deconstructing the song and going down a cerebral road, but then I realized it would kill what is most powerful about it." - Annie E. Clark

"Don't let it be forgot That once there was a spot For one brief shining moment that was known As Camelot." - Alan Jay Lerner

"Those audiences are wonderful. Talk about the most bitter group of people on the planet Earth! For one brief shining moment, I am Mr. Happy!" - Lewis Black

"But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is the long nights of the grave." - Muhammad Iqbal

"According to the Buddhist belief, you can go on and on indefinitely, so you see your life as just a brief moment in time." - Pema Chodron

"Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I just have this fear that I'll get on stage and there'll be that brief moment of adrenalin and I'll forget my line." - Daniel Radcliffe

"For me it's a remarkable thing that there is a prize celebrating and honouring and making for a brief moment short fiction the centre of the literary universe." - Junot Diaz

"When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment." - Kenneth Scott Latourette

"Here we have been sitting down for a brief moment and you are already asking me if there are pictures of me in my drawers." - Anthony Weiner

"And now the moment. Such a moment has a peculiar character. It is brief and temporal indeed, like every moment; it is transient as all moments are; it is past, like every moment in the next moment. And yet it is decisive, and filled with the eternal. Such a moment ought to have a distinctive name; let us call it the Fullness of Time." - Zadie Smith

"There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record" - Yousuf Karsh

"There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record." - Yousuf Karsh

"How could I think the brief years were enough To prove the reality of endless love?" - Delmore Schwartz

"Anger is brief madness" - Horace

"Practice moment to moment non-judgemental awareness." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Every moment is a moment of happiness." - Nhat Hanh

"Enjoy every moment." - Milo Ventimiglia

"The moment is supreme." - Franz Schubert

"And I leave you now, not with sadness but with satisfaction and joy that we came together and walked, arm in arm, through this brief moment of eternity. Who could ask for more?" - Og Mandino

"I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved." - Viktor E Frankl

"But something cannot be made out of nothing. Dust rose in the air, caught the rays of the sun for a brief moment and sparkled, and then returned to the earth as mere dust." - David Klass

"Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life." - Marcus Aurelius

"Did you ever look back at some moment in your past and have it suddenly grow so vivid that all the intervening years seemed brief, dreamlike, impersonal-the motions of a May afternoon surrendered to routine?" - Roger Zelazny

"Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass, your life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Momentary and vain, it is lost in a moment." - Dogen

"As an atheist, I believe that all life is unspeakably precious, because it's only here for a brief moment, a flare against the dark, and then it's gone forever." - J Michael Straczynski

"I confess that when I first read that smog is particularly hazardous to children, senior citizens, and physically active people, for a brief moment I thought, I'm in the clear for at least ten years." - Paula Poundstone

"The essence of being human is that, in the brief moment we exist on this spinning planet, we can love some persons and some things, in spite of the fact that time and death will ultimately claim us all." - Rollo May

"As an atheist, I believe that all life is unspeakably precious, because it's only here for a brief moment, a flare against the dark, and then it's gone forever." - J Michael Straczynski

"You cannot deny that love lasts for only a brief moment, uniting two beings as a single being that is capable of only one thought, one sensation, one will." - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

"I love that moment when I feel a connection to another person, however brief or insignificant. I am always inspired by anything created by someone trying to overcome great obstacles. Good tunes never hurt, either." - Tohoru Masamune

"The rocket stood in the cold winter morning, making summer with every breath of its mighty exhausts. The rocket made climates, and summer lay for a brief moment upon the land." - Ray Bradbury

"Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever." - Elisabeth Kublerross

"Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty, even for a moment, it is enough" - Jeanette Winterson

"Chekhov will seek out the key situation in the life of a cabman or a charwoman, and make them glow for a brief moment in the tender light of his sympathy." - Robert Wilson Lynd

"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box." - Henri Cartierbresson

"I sing because it takes, for a brief second, it takes a little from my past, and just in that moment, I'm just happy and I'm glad to be who I am. That's the reason why." - Michael Sam

"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"It's what Shakespeare's mission was - to illuminate our thoughts and struggles and bring about the possibility of getting the most we can out of a day as opposed to least in this brief moment we're here." - Mandy Patinkin

"Every photo you take communicates something about a moment in time - a brief slice of time of where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing." - Kevin Systrom

"What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that's toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay." - Moby

"When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away." - Anna Pavlova

"There was a brief moment after 9/11 when Colin Powell said we should not rush to satisfy the desire for revenge. It was a great moment, an extraordinary moment, because what he was actually asking people to do was to stay with a sense of grief, mournfulness, and vulnerability." - Judith Butler

"It's never the next brief, it's ALWAYS THIS brief ." - Paul Arden

"Anger is a brief lunacy." - Horace

"Life really is very brief." - Matthew Modine

"The Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn't some broad, general outline-it's a long walk with a real Person. Details count: passing thoughts, small sacrifices, a few encouraging words, little acts of kindness, brief victories over nagging sins." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"Flowers are not symbols of power. Flowers are too brief, too frail, to elicit much hope of eternity. In truth, flowers are far removed from the human condition and from all human hope. For a moment, in that moment, flowers are simply beautiful." - Sharman Apt Russell

"Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"A moment of choice is a moment of truth." - Stephen Covey

"Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Reality is where we are from moment to moment." - Robert Linssen

"Focus on the present moment. Stay in the moment." - Tony Horton

"The living moment is everything." - D H Lawrence

"I give the moment permanence." - Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"I'm thankful for every moment." - Al Green

"I live in the moment." - Amy Sedaris

"When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you." - Kevin Costner

"It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment." - Andrew Wyeth

"There was a brief moment of weightlesssness: a balancing point between air and earth, dirt and heaven. How strange, I thought, how like the moment between sleeping and falling when everything is beautifully surreal and nothing is corporeal. How like floating towards completion. But as often happens in that time between existing in the world and fading into dreams, this moment over the edge ended with the ruthless jerk back to awareness." - Andrew Davidson

"The earth is too small a star and we too brief a visitor upon it for anything to matter more than the struggle for peace." - Colman Mccarthy

"'Tis brief, my lord...as woman's love." - William Shakespeare

"Illusion is brief, but repentance is long." - Friedrich Schiller

"Whatever your advice, make it brief." - Horace

"Doubt is long-winded. Certainty is brief." - Mason Cooley

"Be brief, be buoyant, and be brilliant." - Brander Matthews

"Whatever you want to teach, be brief." - Horace

"Brief life is here our portion." - John Mason Neale

"Sorrow is brief but joy is endless" - Friedrich Schiller

"Life is brief but love is LONG ." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Love is brief: forgetting lasts so long." - Pablo Neruda

"Be clear, be brief, be human." - Ernest Gowers

"Struggling to be brief I become obscure." - Horace

"Be sincere, be brief, be seated." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid." - Henry Watson Fowler

"Be sincere; be brief; be seated." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"If you would be pungent, be brief." - Robert Southey

"Mortality is very brief but immeasurably important." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Allie would love what you've done," he remarked. "She was always a softie when it came to things like this." I folded my hands in my lap. "I wish she could be there this weekend." Noah glanced at the stack of letters. I knew he was imagining Allie, and for a brief moment, he looked strangely younger. "So do I," he said." - Nicholas Sparks

"I hold to faith in the divine love - which, so many years ago for a brief moment in a little corner of the earth, walked about as a man bearing the name of Jesus Christ - as the foundation on which alone my happiness rests." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"And every year there is a brief, startling moment When we pause in the middle of a long walk home and Suddenly feel something invisible and weightless Touching our shoulders, sweeping down from the air: It is the autumn wind pressing against our bodies; It is the changing light of fall falling on us." - Edward Hirsch

"Isn't the small and common the field we live our life in? The large comes into a life through small-paned windows. A breath is small, but everything depends on it. A person looks at you a single, brief moment longer than is necessary, and everything is changed. The smaller the clue, the larger the meaning, it sometimes feels." - Jane Hirshfield

"In fact, because I am very time conscious and want to make the most of every moment, I make it a practice to remove my watch before I light the candles as if to suggest that for this brief period, my life must transcend time." - Erica Brown

"When night falls people become as lonely as snowflakes floating down from a gray city sky. Now and again we fall past a streetlamp and are visible, a brief moment apart, REAL- we can be seen. We exist. Then we vanish into the gray darkness and the earth draws us to it." - Erik Fosnes Hansen

"A universe without purpose should neither depress us nor suggest that our lives are purposeless. Through an awe-inspiring cosmic history we find ourselves on this remote planet in a remote corner of the universe, endowed with intelligence and self-awareness. We should not despair, but should humbly rejoice in making the most of these gifts, and celebrate our brief moment in the sun." - Lawrence M Krauss

"I can't do it, Gideon! I can't make out the way you kiss me one moment and then act as if you loathed me like poison the next!" Gideon said, after a brief pause, "I'd much rather be kissing you the whole time than loathing you, but you don't exactly make it easy for me." - Kerstin Gier

"We can see the film stars of yesterday in yesterday's films, hear the voices of poest and singers on a record, keep the plays of dead dramatists upon our bookshelves, but the actor who holds his audience captive for one brief moment upon a lighted stage vanishes forever when the curtain falls." - Daphne Du Maurier

"When you see such photos, you can't help but wonder at just how sweet and sad and innocent all moments of life are rendered by the tripping of a camera's shutter, for at that point the future is still unknown and has yet to hurt us, and also for that brief moment, our poses are accepted as honest." - Douglas Coupland

"In the silence, she felt the past and the present shift and mix, but that was a mirage. There was no way to comfort the lost boy he'd been back then. But she had the grown male. She had him right in her arms, and for a brief moment of whimsy, she imagined that she was never, ever going to let him go." - J.R. Ward

"Discard everything except these few truths: we can live only in the present moment, in this brief now; all the rest of our life is dead and buried or shrouded in uncertainty. Short is the life we lead, and small our patch of earth." - Marcus Aurelius

"Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity." - Henry Bromell

"You never know when it is going to happen, when you will experience a moment that dramatically transforms your life. When you look back, often years later, you may see how a brief conversation or an insight you read somewhere, changed the entire course of your life." - Gay Hendricks

"If we lose our money while traveling, think how frantically we search for it! In the same way, if we are unable to do japa even for a brief moment, we should grieve: 'Alas, Lord, I have lost so much time!' If there is such anguish, even the time we spend sleeping will not be wasted." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"Cameras began duplicating the world at that moment when the human landscape started to undergo a vertiginous rate of change: while an untold number of forms of biological and social life are being destroyed in a brief span of time, a device is available to record what is disappearing." - Susan Sontag

"Try pausing right before and right after undertaking a new action, even something simple like putting a key in a lock to open a door. Such pauses take a brief moment, yet they have the effect of decompressing time and centering you." - David Steindl-Rast

"But sometimes the world disrobes, slips its dress off a shoulder, stops time for a beat. If we look up at that moment, it's not due to any ability of ours to pierce the darkness, it's the world's brief bestowal. The catastrophe of grace." - Anne Michaels

"But over the years, I've learned not to believe too much in luck or accidents; T think everything happens for a reason. There's something to be learned from every moment, every experience we encounter during the brief time we spend on this planet. Call it fate, call it destiny, call it what you will; it really doesn't matter." - Syd Field

"All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort - a sustained effort - to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings." - Barack Obama

"What is important is that our optical awareness rids itself of classical notions of beauty and opens itself more and more to the beauty of the instant and of these surprising points of view that appear for a brief moment and never return; those are what make photography an art." - Raoul Hausmann

"As for me, my literary theory, like my politics, is based chiefly upon one main idea, to wit, the idea of freedom. I am, in brief, a libertarian of the most extreme variety, and know of no human right that is one-tenth as valuable as the simple right to utter what seems (at the moment) to be the truth" - H L Mencken

"I guess what I'm passionate about is, I see so many things that I find that there's no real solution to, and you're only here for such a brief moment in time, even if you live to be a hundred years old. Yet, what happens within that time frame? So many things happen." - Annie Lennox

"I'd get suspicious looks from people just walking down the streets. Where are you from? They'd ask. I'd reply in whatever language they'd addressed me in using the same accent that they used. There would be a brief moment of confusion, and then the suspicious look would disappear." - Trevor Noah

"I don't want what you see on the screen to just be a brief notion of pleasure but something that lingers. The idea is to have the images revisited. I want it to be something that also enhances the soul. I want the moment of pleasure to produce an attachment." - Elia Suleiman

"I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time - a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution, where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment... only to vanish forever." - Alan Watts

"They were letting off fireworks down at the waterfront, the sky exploding in grenades of colour. Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty - even for a moment - it is enough." - Jeanette Winterson

"Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment." - Harlan Ellison

"I ca' do it, Gideon! I ca' make out the way you kiss me one moment and then act as if you loathed me like poison the next!" Gideon said, after a brief pause, "I"d much rather be kissing you the whole time than loathing you, but you do' exactly make it easy for me." - Kerstin Gier

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." - George Bernard Shaw

"Like a wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we were, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment." - Harlan Ellison

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." - George Bernard Shaw

"I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution , where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment... only to vanish forever." - Alan Watts

"A life is a moment in season. A life is one snowfall. A life is one autumn day. A life is the delicate, rapid edge of a closing door's shadow. A life is a brief movement of arms and of legs." - Alan Lightman

"He, too, stood looking at her for a moment-and it seemed to her that it was not a look of greeting after an absence, but the look of someone who had thought of her every day of that year. She could not be certain, it was only an instant, so brief that just as she caught it, he was turning..." - Ayn Rand

"Life is both sad and solemn. We are led into a wonderful world, we meet one another here, greet each other-and wander together for a brief moment. Then we lose each other and disappear as suddenly and unreasonably as we arrived." - Jostein Gaarder

"We can see the film stars of yesterday in yesterday's films, hear the voices of poest and singers on a record, keep the plays of dead dramatists upon our bookshelves, but the actor who holds his audience captive for one brief moment upon a lighted stage vanishes forever when the curtain falls." - Daphne Du Maurier

"When we are mindful of every nuance of our natural world, we finally get the picture: that we are only given one dazzling moment of life here on Earth, and we must stand before that reality both humbled and elevated, subject to every law of our universe and grateful for our brief but intrinsic participation with it." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"The overall commentary on what I'm doing is saying, 'Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and it's all up to me. And the truth is, we are all - basically the universe - pretending to be humans for a brief moment of time. With a little self-induced amnesia." - RuPaul

"My own experience with that brief moment where I had videos on MTV was that nothing was ever good enough. When you hear people say, "I was unhappy the whole time," that sounds ridiculous. I think this is a theme among people who seek fame, not just musicians. There are a lot of bitter, disappointed people." - Mike Doughty

"He had handed his daughter to Caroline Gill and that act had led him here, years later, to this girl in motion of her own, this girl who had decided yes, a brief moment of release in the back of a car, in the room of a silent house, this girl who had stood up later, adjusting her clothes, with now knowledge of how that moment was already shaping her life." - Kim Edwards

"The sunshine filtered in through the billowing white curtains. Tatiana knew there would be only an instant, a brief flicker of time that bathed her with the possibilities of the day. In a moment it would all be gone. And in a moment it was. Still...that sun streaking through the room, the distant rumble of buses through the open window, the slight wind. This was the part of Sunday that Tatiana loved most: the beginning." - Paullina Simons

"Elend: "Each moment you fight is a gift to those in this cavern. Each second we fight is a second longer that thousands of people can draw breath. Each stroke of the sword, each koloss felled, each breath earned is another victory! It is a person protected for a moment longer, a life extended, an enemy frusturated!" There was a brief pause. "In the end they shall kill us. But first they shall fear us!" - Brandon Sanderson

"We are seeing, then, that our experience is altogether momentary. From one point of view, each moment is so elusive and so brief that we cannot even think about it before it has gone. From another point of view, this moment is always here, since we know no other moment than the present moment. It is always dying, always becoming past more rapidly than imagination can conceive. Yet at the same time it is always being born, always new, emerging just as rapidly from that complete unknown we call the future. Thinking about it almost makes you breathless." - Alan Watts

"A lawyer's brief will be brief, before a freethinker thinks freely." - Augustus William Hare

"A lawyer's brief will be brief, before a freethinker thinks freely." - Augustus Hare

"For a brief time, I was here; and, for a brief time, I mattered." - Harlan Ellison

"Every moment is a moment. Every moment makes a certain request of us. The question is how we answer it." - Charlotte Selver

"Conflict begins at the moment of birth." - Jean Baker Miller

"The moment you stop learning you're dying." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Gautama Buddha

"The present moment is a powerful goddess." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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