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"Go to bed early and wake up early. The morning hours are good." - Jeff Bezos

"I like to get everything done during the early morning hours and the early part of the day." - Sune Rose Wagner

"I get up every morning early, when the sky is red, and write for 10 hours." - Isabel Allende

"There is an association between the number of hours that the television is on at home and early childhood aggression." - Catherine Taylor

"Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman." - Winston Churchill

"Lucky Australians! They can go on sleeping for another seven hours and still pass as early risers." - Caryl Brahms

"Men find it difficult because I've got so much energy and hardly sleep at night, only four or five hours. I wake up in the early hours and potter around." - Susannah York

"He would use amphetamines to stay awake because he would have late night maneuvers that would go way into the early morning hours and he was given pills to stay up for the long hours." - Priscilla Presley

"To those who feel defeated and downtrodden, look to the early hours of the day for your rescue...Shadows of yesterday's grief melt in the rays of early morn's opportunity." - Russell M Nelson

"He was going to live in New York, and be known at every restaurant and cafe, wearing a dress suit from early evening to early morning, sleeping away the dull hours of the forenoon." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Triumphant hours are the Lark's Who circles skywards from his home each day: World's early riser, with bubbling golden song, Towards the firmament, guardian of April's gate." - Dafydd ap Gwilym

"I love thee, as I love the calm Of sweet, star-lighted hours! I love thee, as I love the balm Of early jest 'mine flowers." - Eliza Acton

"I was an excellent student before I left school. But I graduated early so that I could work longer hours on '90210." - Jennie Garth

"I have finally perfected my signature. It took hours of practicing I decided early on just to write Pippa, not Middleton." - Pippa Middleton

"The book [ One Thousand Gifts] took just over a year to write, on the fringe hours, early and late, around home educating 6 kids and farming and blogging." - Ann Voskamp

"I treasure my mornings. I get up early and ignore everything work-related for the first few hours. It's just me and my coffee addiction." - Rachael Yamagata

"I have finally perfected my signature. It took hours of practicing... I decided early on just to write Pippa, not Middleton." - Pippa Middleton

"Two hours on television just doesn't automatically happen. I'm up early, I'm reading newspapers online, talking to my staff, coming up with ideas." - Wolf Blitzer

"I was an excellent student before I left school. But I graduated early so that I could work longer hours on '90210.'" - Jennie Garth

"And let these altars, wreathed with flowers And piled with fruits, awake again Thanksgivings for the golden hours, The early and the latter rain!" - John Greenleaf Whittier

"I counsel our children to do their critical studying in the early hours of the morning when they're fresh and alert, rather than to fight physical weariness and mental exhaustion at night. I've learned the power of the dictum, "Early to bed, early to rise." When I'm under pressure, you won't find me burning the midnight oil. I'd much rather be in bed early and getting up in the wee hours of the morning..." - Boyd K. Packer

"As a rule, dictatorships guarantee safe streets and terror of the doorbell. In democracy the streets may be unsafe after dark, but the most likely visitor in the early hours will be the milkman." - Adam Michnik

"I won't tell you how many hours a day I work because you wouldn't believe it. But don't worry; I am in bed at 11 p.m., sleep well and get up early, without an alarm clock." - Michel Ocelot

"I like to sleep about four or five really solid hours at night, and then sometimes take a nap in the afternoon or early evening after dinner. I love naps." - Dan Chaon

"Sweet bird, that sing'st away the early hours, Of winter's past or coming void of care, Well pleased with delights which present are, Fair seasons, budding sprays, sweet-smelling flowers." - William Drummond of Hawthornden

"O man! while in thy early years, How prodigal of time, Misspending all thy precious hours, Thy glorious youthful prime! Alternate follies take the sway; Licentious passions burn; Which tenfold force give nature's law, That man was made to mourn." - Robert Burns

"Don't do small stuff early in your energy cycle or you'll blow your 'golden hours,' but occasionally you have to do the 'possible' to develop the momentum for the killer task." - Helen Gurley Brown

"When you run in the morning, you gain time. It's like stretching 24 hours into 25. You may need less sleep and get up earlier, but if you can get by that, running early seems to expand the day." - Fred Lebow

"I work for three or four hours a day, in the late morning and early afternoon. Then I go out for a walk and come back in time for a large gin and tonic." - J G Ballard

"We have to wake up early and make songs everyday. I run my record label. You work at hours where your body isn't designed to work. But it's fun." - A-Trak

"Whenever I have a serious problem or some assignment of a creative nature...I always receive more assistance in the early morning hours than at any other time of the day." - Marion G. Romney

"I did a lot of commercials early on, and I remember the first commercial I ever got was for a product called Funyuns. I had to eat these chips for, like, 12 hours straight." - Paula Garces

"Whoever had decided that school should start so early in the morning and last all day long needed to be hunted down and forced to watch hours of educational televison without the aid of caffine." - Heather Brewer

"When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television." - Mackenzie Astin

"I have a hard time narrowing things down to ten or 12 songs. If I walk off stage in anything less than two hours, it just feels strange. It feels early." - Chris Cornell

"In today's world, new infections and diseases can spread across the country and even across the world in a matter of days, or even hours, making early detection critical." - John Linder

"I had, early in life, a love for staging, but it is fast dying out. Nine hours over a rough road are enough to root out the most passionate love of that kind." - Maria Mitchell

"If there's a deadline, I work late. If not, I like to have normal hours, and get up early and work. When things are going well, I hate to quit. And then I'll work 'till exhausted." - Dave Brubeck

"I have the students for six hours a day. The community has them for 18 hours, plus prenatal and early childhood. I don't believe the schools create (the achievement gap), but our responsibility is not to add to it. We won't eliminate the gap until the community makes education a priority, but the schools can't wait for the community to do its part." - Bill Vaughan

"I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine - eight to 12 hours, and even more in the early days." - Abraham Verghese

"My mother taught me how to read very early on and at school I was ahead of everyone in class. Reading was always something that I liked because I could do it alone and I was alone a lot of the time with my mother working the hours she did. Books became my friends very early on." - Henry Rollins

"Some sleep too much....Nowhere do the scriptures say, 'Thou shalt sleep eight hours.' Nor do they say, 'Retire early unless you happen to be a night person.' There must be an excellent reason for the injunction to retire and arise early. ...You will profit by this counsel if you heed it..." - Joe J. Christensen

"If you are to be will need to be inspired. You will need to receive revelation. I will give you one piece of advice: Go to bed early and get up early. If you do, your body and mind will become rested and then in the quiet of those early morning hours, you will receive more flashes of inspiration and insight than at any other time of the day." - Harold B Lee

"Think 8 hours, work 2 hours." - Mirko Ilic

"Note the individual and subjective nature of each case. No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy. Contrariwise, if you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics." - Robert A Heinlein

"I remember so clearly, in the early days, if I had to do a piece of press, they'd phone for me and say, 'Oh, we're going to bring hair and makeup, it'll take about five hours.' And I said, 'Well, if it was Ian McEwan, would it take about five hours? Would there be hair and makeup? Cause if that's not the case, then don't bring the hair and makeup.' So, it's fascinating that they just assume: it's a young woman, she must want to be photographed for five hours. She must have nothing better to do than delight in trying on all your shoes. But it's not the case." - Zadie Smith

"Eight hours of work, eight hours of play, eight hours of sleep - eight hours a day!" - Bill Haywood

"I always thought that if you had any real proximity to famous people, that your obsession with famous people, would wane is some way. Like, I wouldn't want to deep google Matthew McConaughey's early relationships for hours before I go to bed. And it's just gotten worse." - Lena Dunham

"It was to Hofmeister, working as a young man, an amateur and enthusiast, in the early morning hours of summer months, before business, at Leipzig in the years before 1851, that the vision first appeared of a common type of Life-Cycle, running through Mosses and Ferns to Gymnosperms and Flowering Plants, linking the whole series in one scheme of reproduction and life-history." - Arthur Harry Church

"I long for wildness, a nature which I cannot put my foot through, woods where the wood thrush forever sings, where the hours are early morning ones, and there is dew on the grass, and the day is forever unproved, where I might have a fertile unknown for a soil about me." - Henry David Thoreau

"I always try to be careful when an actor who is like 70 walks onto my set at work, I don't want them to get called in five hours early or block shoot something. I think you need to treat them with respect and dignity." - Robin Tunney

"While I have historically been a late worker, you know, sometimes I even like to get up early and see what's happened in the few hours of the night and then I often take a nap in the middle of the day just to sort of make up for stretching my day out." - Larry Wall

"[Commuting by bicycle is] an absolutely essential part of my day. It's mind-clearing, invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out." - James L. Jones

"Open your mind up to things that have no connection with the problem you're trying to solve: subscribe to an unusual magazine; spend a morning at an elementary school; go to work two hours early; test drive an exotic car; attend a city council meeting; ...try an Indonesian recipe." - Roger Von Oech

"With charwoman such early hours agree, And sweeps, that earn betimes their bit and sup; But I'm no climbing boy, and need not be, All up - all up! So here I'll lie, my morning calls deferring, Till something nearer to the stroke of noon; A man that's fond precociously of stirring, Must be a spoon." - Thomas Hood

"In my very early childhood, when I was only 3 or 4 or 5, I would enter for many hours into meditative states in which the world would become light and energy and I would transcend the boundaries of the senses." - Frederick Lenz

"When we came along there was only Decca, Philips and EMI who could really produce a record for you. You had to go through the whole bureaucracy to get into the recording studio. You were in such a humble position, you didn't have more than 12 hours to make a whole album, which is what we did in the early days." - John Lennon

"There's a lot of people who don't understand the touring and the party scene and it's like, go to bed late, wake up early, drive for hours, play a show, meet crazy drunk people and all that stuff. I would rather be doing that than like McDonalds or something like that though. It's definitely fun but it's a lot of work." - Sam Hughes

"I, who had had my heart full for hours, took advantage of an early moment of solitude, to cry in it very bitterly. Suddenly a little hairy head thrust itself from behind my pillow into my face, rubbing its ears and nose against me in a responsive agitation, and drying the tears as they came." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"The book [ One Thousand Gifts] took just over a year to write, on the fringe hours, early and late, around home educating 6 kids and farming and blogging. And I wonder if the greatest challenges was to keep pressing into it when I had never been here before. I felt like Abraham - being called to something that he didn't know how to get to." - Ann Voskamp

"I find I'm waking up really early now, just to read. Waking up at ungodly hours. But I try to keep up, religiously. When I was a kid, it used to be a book a day. Then a book a week. Now it's like a book every two weeks. But I read every day." - Guillermo Del Toro

"I usually go to bed early to read. I read and I always say that I'm not a "bohemian artist;" I need to read for one or two hours in the evening, and the quiet, so I don't hang out a lot." - Michal Rovner

"In Among the White Moon Faces, I wrote about my desire to be a writer as rooted in my obsessive hours of reading English novels and poetry. It was that spur, that desire, that pushed me to set aside love and marriage in my early twenties." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"When a book is in its final stages, I've just got to be home, looking at it seventeen hours a day, and that's fine. But all that initial creation of the early drafts, I'd just as soon write it on the road in any extreme place. That's sort of ideal." - Pam Houston

"If I'm not at my desk by 4 AM, I feel like I'm missing my most productive hours. In addition to starting early, I keep an antique hour glass on my desk and every hour break briefly to do pushups, sit-ups, and some quick stretches. I find this helps keep the blood (and ideas) flowing." - Dan Brown

"Usually I get up early every morning and from 6:00 to 10:00 I write. The rest of the time I study and prepare my work or I do other things. But four hours a day are exclusively devoted to writing." - Elie Wiesel

"I believe you should find at least two hours of every day to spend doing the things that make you happy and relieve stress. I try to wake up a little early so I have an hour to work out and try to allow at least an hour a day to hang with friends." - Jill Wagner

"Unlike their Western counterparts, Africans take elections very seriously - rising up early to queue patiently in line for hours under the hot sun and cast their ballots. Any misguided attempt to nullify or steal their votes will evoke a strong reaction from them." - George Ayittey

"I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It's not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced." - Kristen Bell

"When I was younger, I just put off the writing until later in the day, but now I write early every morning to get it done. I can only write for a few hours at a time; after that, my attention fades." - Patrick Modiano

"To me the early childhood story is an ecumenical one. You take poverty seriously. You take seriously maternal depression. You take seriously children under stress and you take seriously the effects of extended hours participation in poor quality care. Those are the facts I begin with." - Robert Manne

"The tour life definitely puts strains on your body, not just because of the dancing but because of the fact that you are traveling into the wee hours of the day, getting up early, going to sound check - just the grueling process of it all." - Harry Shum Jr

"Long ago, I did a five-and-a-half-hour-a-day, six-day-a-week talk show for four years, early on, in Los Angeles - local show. And when you are on that many hours with no script, you know, you get very comfortable, maybe overly comfortable with that small audience." - Betty White

"As a child, I did what any normal kid who grew up without any electricity would do - I spent countless hours working on a computer wired to my parents' car battery... and learned how to code. This natural passion for computers lead me into the Internet market during the late 1990s and early 2000s." - Ryan Holmes

"For me, writing time has always been precious, something I wait for and am eager for and make the best use of. That's probably why I get up so early and have writing time in the quiet dawn hours, when no one needs me." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The most important factors for a long life, I think, are partly in the genes; number two is lifestyle, which includes healthy diet and regular exercise. I walk, run and swim every day. However, I think too much exercise is also unhealthy because of over-stress; sometimes people who exercise too many hours per day die early." - John Gokongwei

"Now that I have a 16-month-old son, my weekend ritual has changed - but it's better than ever. We get up early and go for a walk on one of the hiking trails near my home in Los Angeles, then meet up with friends at a diner. There's nothing better than sipping coffee, eating scrambled eggs, and taking three hours to do it." - Connie Britton

"Crooks are early adopters." - Craig Newmark

"Learn early, learn often." - Drew Houston

"Its getting late early" - Yogi Berra

"Release early and often." - Kevin Rose

"They scored too early." - Ron Atkinson

"The agony of martyrdom is almost too much to bear. In the early hours, when the loss is fresh, there is no comfort in knowing Glory will live on. We speak of the martyrs in History but we cannot know the actual pain they suffered in their final living hours. They enter the realm of the mythic, but we must never forget these were men like ourselves. When their flesh is torn, they cry out. They suffer as you or I would suffer, although more bravely. Remember Christ. Although I am now an enemy to Joseph's legacy, I shudder when recalling his pain." - David Ebershoff

"I sometimes have to think about that because if I think about these five things and think of them all, I'll drop the balls, so I really have to prioritize and use every free second I have and maximize it. I wake up early, try to get sleep, but try to write for at least three hours every day. A really nice day for me is writing ten hours. I love that. Hasn't been a lot of that recently, but every free second I have I'm doing that." - James Ponsoldt

"Sometimes you need more hours, sometimes you need fewer hours." - Robert Pozen

"My hours are peaceful centuries." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Beautiful hours move so quickly." - Irene Hunt

"What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?" - William Shakespeare

"What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours?" - William Shakespeare

"I have wasted my hours." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"TV is definitely easier hours." - Eric Stonestreet

"Eight hours work, eight hours sleep, and eight hours recreation - Brigham Young" - Susa Young Gates

"I was sickly as a child and gravitated to books and drawing. During my early teen years, I spent hundreds of hours at my window, sketching neighborhood children at play. I sketched and listened, and those notebooks became the fertile field of my work later on. There is not a book I have written or a picture I have drawn that does not, in some way, owe them its existence." - Maurice Sendak

"In the early morning hours, Hannah read at the table by the dim light of dawn. She leaned in close to the pages, chin resting on her folded arms, eyes racing over the words, like chasing butterflies over the hills, to catch as many as she could before going to work. She wondered at how such tales of magic could be contained by mere paper and ink for her to read again and again." - Matthew J. Kirby

"One of the things that I love about being a writer is this. I wake up every day and I write for three hours. I wake up early. So like 6:00, 7:00 in the morning, I write till 9:00 or 10:00. I live in New York, nobody even is breathing until 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. So, it's like my writing life is completely removed from the rest of my life." - Walter Mosley

"In 1976 I was working in the Gulf Country around Cape York, in an aboriginal community of about 300 people. The Health Department sent around a team and vaccinated about 100 of them against flu. Six were dead within 24 hours or so and they weren't all old people, one man being in his early twenties. They threw the bodies in trucks to take to the coast where autopsies were done. It appeared they had died from heart attacks." - Archie Kalokerinos

"It has been remarked (by a lady infinitely cleverer than the present author) how kindly disposed the world in general feels to young people who either die or marry. Imagine then the interest that surrounded Miss Wintertowne! No young lady ever had such advantages before: for she died upon the Tuesday, was raised to life in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and was married upon the Thursday; which some people thought too much excitement for one week." - Susanna Clarke

"[Donald Trump] has offered me a position. Very early on. In fact, the election night or the wee hours of Wednesday, he did. And I am very humbled by that. I think that it's everybody's dream to serve their nation at the highest level if they can. But I have four small children and I need to balance all types of personal and professional considerations." - Kellyanne Conway

"Martin [Campbell] is very energetic and precise. He'll on the set like four hours early with a flashlight and I thought, well, I'll certainly try to be very neat about my script like Martin, which I wasn't, but I'm not going to do that bit with the 4AM and the flashlight. I'd love to be able to say I was nervous, but I wasn't. The only time I ever had anxiety it turned out to be asthma." - William Monahan

"Spending time by myself is VERY important to me and I wake up pretty early, I wake up around 5 in the morning, and I get to have a couple hours to myself, and that is definitely I think really important to me and I think it's important for moms to have that too. And I love to carve out time for myself and sometimes I'll hang out with girlfriends, but i like to keep things pretty intimate." - Nicole Richie

"We stayed huddled that way until the early hours of the morning. The shootings and explosions had lasted less than an hour, but they had frightened us badly, because none of us had ever heard gunshots in the streets. They were foreign sounds to us then. The generation of Afghan children whose ears would know nothing but the sounds of bombs and gunfire was not yet born..." - Khaled Hosseini

"I took four years off after 'In the Cut' because I wanted to see who I'd be without work. I even tried being a hermit in the wilderness in New Zealand. I stayed in a warden's hut two-and-a-half hours off the Routeburn Track through the fjords on the South Island. It was early winter, so there was no electricity or running water." - Jane Campion

"The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace." - Henry David Thoreau

"I write back to every fan who writes me, which is kind of a full-time job in some regards 'cause I don't want people to wait too long . So I get up very early in the morning and try to rip through all of them. I pretty much sleep four hours a night. Then I'm constantly writing and doing short Halloween films for my web site. I'm definitely busy." - Adam Green

"Most people dream a dream when they are asleep. But to be a writer, you have to dream while you are awake, intentionally. So I get up early in the morning, 4 o'clock, and I sit at my desk and what I do is just dream. After three or four hours, that's enough. In the afternoon, I run. The next day, the dream will continue." - Haruki Murakami

"When you plant early, you bring spring early." - Jean Hersey

"Early rising is no pleasure; early drinking's just the measure." - Francois Rabelais

"Begin early to teach, for children begin early to sin." - Charles Spurgeon

"Early genius, like early cabbage, does not head well." - Josh Billings

"Go to bed early, get up early-this is wise." - Mark Twain

"It's early yet. It's always early, while you still alive." - Esi Edugyan

"The early bird gets the worm.The early worm... gets eaten." - Norman Ralph Augustine

"Early childhood education begins early, even before birth." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Late children are early orphans." - John Wilmot

"Good luck beats early rising." - Proverbs

"Vote early and vote often." - Al Capone

"Early numbers are always wrong." - Mary Cheney

"I'm an early-morning owl." - Patrick Wilson

"Adequate early rest is best...."Early to bed and early to rise" is still good counsel." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Work eight hours and sleep eight hours, and make sure that they are not the same eight hours." - T Boone Pickens

"Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft." - Will Smith

"He spent hours and hours and hours practising these conjuring tricks. It's just such a curious thing." - Simon Callow

"I say, you work eight hours, and you sleep eight hours - be sure they're not the same eight hours." - T Boone Pickens

"Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours." - T Boone Pickens

"You fly for hours and hours and hours over Africa to go from one place to another." - Mo Ibrahim

"Tragedies come in the hungry hours." - Virginia Woolf

"Perfect moments don't turn into half-hours." - Elizabeth Bibesco

"There are no office hours for champions." - Paul Dietzel

"I was aroused for 24 hours straight!" - Courtney Stodden

"There are no working hours for leaders." - James Gibbons

"Shadows fall on even the brightest hours." - Barry Cornwall

"Ay me! sad hours seem long." - William Shakespeare

"Some hours weigh against a whole lifetime." - Herman Wouk

"Aviators live by hours, not by days." - T. H. White

"I stop two hours before a fight" - Hector Camacho

"Women add zest to the unlicensed hours." - Allen Thomas

"Day is just a collection of hours." - Serj Tankian

"I only count the hours that shine." - Cassandra Clare

"The hours fly around in a circle." - Marcus Manilius

"was in labor for 36 hours." - Rita Rudner

"Only occasional hours meet our full requirements." - Henry S Haskins

"I've played too many tennis hours." - Lindsay Davenport

"All our sweetest hours fly fastest." - Virgil

"I've spent hours playing video games." - Harry Connick Jr

"At night I can write for hours." - Lauren Conrad

"Shadows fall on even the brightest hours." - Bryan Procter

"There are no office hours for leaders." - James Gibbons

"... fain would I turn back the clock and devote to French or some other language the hours I spent upon algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, of which not one principle remains with me. Stay! There is one theorem painfully drummed into my head which seems to have inhabited some corner of my brain since that early time: "The square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides!" There it sticks, but what of it, ye gods, what of it?" - Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

"Work outside of school hours was a necessity at an early age, and with such time as I had I turned toward interests of my own devising, making things, experimenting, and planning for the future. I had read of Thomas Alva Edison and other successful inventors, and the idea of making an invention appealed to me as one of the few available means to accomplish a change in one's economic status, while at the same time bringing to focus my interest in technical things and making it possible to make a contribution to society as well." - Chester Carlson

"I'm one of those passengers who arrives at the airport five or six hours early so I can throw back a few drinks and muster up the courage to board the plane. Apparently I'm not alone because I've never been in an empty airport bar. I don't care what time you get there. Even at 8:00 a.m. you have to fight your way to the bar. At that hour, everyone drinks Bloody Marys so no one can tell it's booze- at least until they fall off their chair." - Bob Newhart



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