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Occasion Quotes


"Woolsey bites on occasion" - Cassandra Clare

"Courage mounteth with occasion." - William Shakespeare

"Whenever the occasion arose, he rose to the occasion." - Jonathan Brown

""Time" does not mean "occasion."" - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"Who would doe ill ne're wants occasion." - George Herbert

"The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion." - Hannah More

"It's the occasion that makes the revolution." - Machado de Assis

"Life is an occasion...rise to it." - Dustin Hoffman

"The Memorial Dedication was a momentous occasion" - Tommy Hilfiger

"Wine makes every meal an occasion." - Andre Simon

"Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly." - Ovid

"I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion." - Miguel De Cervantes

"The occasion is piled high with difficulty. We must rise to the occasion." - Abraham Lincoln

"A statesman makes the occasion, but the occasion makes the politician." - George Stillman Hillard

"Ronald Reagan has a story for every occasion. Bill Clinton has an excuse for every occasion." - Fred Barnes

"I will ride my luck on occasion, but I like to pick the occasion." - Rex Stout

"This is the one-off occasion and you can't get any bigger occasion than that" - Bryan Robson

"To dream on occasion is not dreaming, To love on occasion is not love." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion." - Anonymous

"Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion." - Thomas S Monson

"What living occasion can, Be just to the absent?" - W H Auden

"Be firm or mild as the occasion may require." - Cato the Elder

"Each day is an occasion to reinvent ourselves" - Ralph Lauren

"Bottom line, wasn't life itself a special occasion?" - Jan Karon

"Always remember to bound thy thoughts to the present occasion." - William Penn

"I had no occasion for an apron on that morning." - Lizzie Borden

"He who truly knows has no occasion to shout." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Use Starbucks mints for every occasion-they're the strongest" - Natalie Portman

"Expect the best and people will rise to the occasion." - James Kerr

"I didn't realize this was a sad occasion." - Daniel Handler

"It is sweet to let the mind unbend on occasion." - Horace

"Bottom line, was' life itself a special occasion?" - Jan Karon

"Opportunity, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment." - Ambrose Bierce

"Opportunity: A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment." - Ambrose Bierce

"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it." - Suzanne Weyn

"The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms." - Kurt Vonnegut

"It's a very special venue and a very special occasion." - Matthew Hayden

"Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion." - Spike Milligan

"I had no occasion for an apron on that morning." - Lizzie Andrew Borden

"I'm a lawyer who, on occasion, represents celebrities." - Robert Shapiro

"I don't rise to the occasion unless I'm really moved." - Elizabeth Peyton

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words." - Plautus

"Anytime you get men in glitter, it's a flamboyant occasion!" - Johnny Weir

"There is nothing wrong with special occasion foods, as long as every day is not a special occasion." - Michael Pollan

"Make every occasion a great occasion, for you can never tell who may be taking your measure for a higher place." - Orison Swett Marden

"In all works of liberality something more is to be considered besides the occasion of the givers; and that is the occasion of the receivers." - Thomas Sprat

"Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized." - Andre Simon

"Miss not the occasion; by the forelock take that subtle power, the never-halting time." - William Wordsworth

"I can't remember a single occasion when I have been kind to a journalist." - Bernie Ecclestone

"Ruth has friends like other people have wardrobes. I mean that there's someone for every occasion." - Elizabeth Berg

"We have a call to do good, as often as we have the power and occasion." - William Penn

"Life is rapid, art is slow, occasion coy, practice fallacious, and judgment partial." - Henry Fuseli

"You can make anything into a special occasion and dress up for it" - Victoria Beckham

"The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"All men are evil and will declare themselves to be so when occasion is offered." - Walter Raleigh

"A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience." - William Shakespeare

"The press must speak out and, if the occasion arises, raise bloody hell." - Herblock

"Never shall I recollect the occasion he gave me of displeasure, without feeling it renewed." - Fanny Burney

"Tom Brady rises up to the occasion and plays well. That is just who he is." - Deion Sanders

"I have too much respect for the truth to drag it out on every trifling occasion." - Mark Twain

"People who wish to be offended will always find some occasion for taking offense." - John Wesley

"Sickness may be the solemn occasion of God's intervention in a person's life." - Paul Tournier

"You shouldn't blindly accept a leader's advice. You've got to question leaders on occasion." - Richard Branson

"Are you smarter than a pig, Locke?" "On occasion," said Locke. "There are contrary opinions." - Scott Lynch

"Fate,Time,Occasion,Chance, and Change? To these All things are subject but eternal love." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"It is rare indeed that there is not ample occasion for grumbling." - John Wagstaff

"Sin is the fruitful parent of distempers, and ill lives occasion good physicians." - Robert South

"The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives." - Stanislaw Leszczynski

"All which he understood by rote, And, as occasion serv'd, would quote." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"Ed, I see you're out drinking again. What's the occasion? I was sober." - Ed Byrne

"Waiting for a special occasion to kill me? Christmas is coming." - Cassandra Clare

"Sure, occasion is the father of most that is good in us." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to man" - Mahatma Gandhi

"It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion..." - Abraham Lincoln

"Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away." - Tom Brokaw

"Their own kind of logic which cries for miracles and, on occasion,..." - Jean Giraudoux

"Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls." - Plautus

"Heaven, on occasion, half opens its arms to us; and that is the great moment." - Victor Hugo

"I respect the truth too much to drag it out on every occasion." - Jerome K Jerome

"Meet them halfway with love, peace, and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion." - Van Morrison

"To each thing belongs it's measure. Occasion is best to know." - Pindar

"Aegis-bearing Zeus has a design for each occasion, and mortals find this hard to comprehend." - Hesiod

"Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city." - Oscar Wilde

"If geniuses can sometimes make mistakes, cannot the rest of us on occasion be geniuses?" - Joseph Epstein

"All music, even if its occasion be a gay one, renders us pensive." - Madame De Stael

"The Bible is owned, read on occasion, even taken to church-but not studied." - Howard G. Hendricks

"Speak not injurious words, neither in jest nor earnest. Scoff at none though they give occasion." - George Washington

"He who is bent on doing evil can never want occasion." - Publilius Syrus

"You won't rise to the occasion - you'll default to your level of training." - Barrett Tillman

"Stay awhile! 'Tis sweet,. . . The rare occasion, when our hearts can speak Our selves unseen, unseeing!" - Edmond Rostand

"You shouldn't blindly accept a leader's advice. You've got to question leaders on occasion." - Richard Branson

"A portrait isn't a fact but an opinion - an occasion rather than a truth." - Richard Avedon

"A joyous occasion is never quite as wonderful as when it becomes a memory." - Jimmy Carter

"You should' blindly accept a leader's advice. You"ve got to question leaders on occasion." - Richard Branson

"I feel I rise to the occasion when the pressure's on my shoulders." - Donovan McNabb

"Just because suddenly you have a sabbatical doesn't mean that the writing occasion comes to you." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"I do seem to favor a deathbed confession as the occasion for my dramatic monologues." - Norman Lock

"My Master said, on another Occasion, that those who doubt most, always erred least." - Samuel Richardson

"Not that I'm against sneaking some notions into people's heads upon occasion." - Larry Wall

"That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it." - Terence

"Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies." - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa

"Don't be afraid of falling out of the plane, you are dressed for the occasion." - Kai Wolf

"Hatred, n. A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's success or superiority." - Ambrose Bierce

"To each thing belongs its measure. Occasion is best to know." - Pindar

"He is no wise man that cannot play the fool upon occasion." - Thomas Fuller

"I am someone who will rise to an occasion like that. Other occasions can defeat me." - Carrie Fisher

"What an unutterable catastrophe! The apothecary always had the proper expression ready, whatever the occasion." - Gustave Flaubert

"The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"Swaraj would be real Swaraj only when there would be no occasion for safeguarding any rights." - Mahatma Gandhi

"... on the right occasion a bold choice of opening can unnerve even the most steely opponent." - Neil McDonald

"A man who never missed an occasion to let slip an opportunity." - George Bernard Shaw

"I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon." - Crash Davis

"Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than malice and wickedness." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"And what am I to do on the occasion? - It seems an hopeless business." - Jane Austen

"Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Getting yelled at by a furious woman should be a semi-formal occasion." - Jeff Lindsay

"A single spark of occasion discharges the child of passions into a thousand crackers of desire." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"My congratulations on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the October Revolution." - David Rockefeller

"Any time I get to go home is a joyous occasion." - David Nail

"You must be proud, bold, pleasant, resolute, And now and then stab, when occasion serves." - Christopher Marlowe

"I did deranged quite well, when the occasion called for it." - Ilona Andrews

"Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners." - Loretta Young

"I'm not a comedian. I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion." - Anthony Anderson

"Don't worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too." - Walter Annenberg

"Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion." - Calvin Coolidge

"I should prefer to die laughing, and, on more than one occasion, thought I might." - Joseph Epstein

"A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other." - John Gould

"The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent direct royal prerogative." - Albert Bushnell Hart

"May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!" - Henry David Thoreau

"I only wish Chet Atkins could be here for this joyous occasion." - Brenda Lee

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit." - W Somerset Maugham

"I have referred to myself as an accidental activist on more than one occasion." - Joan Blades

"Faith ... acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence." - John Henry Newman

"HATRED, n. A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority." - Ambrose Bierce

"Who lets slip fortune, her shall never find: Occasion once past by, is bald behind." - Abraham Cowley

"On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian." - Zebulon Pike

"True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased." - Gerrit Smith

"Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion." - Moliere

"In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion." - Albert Camus

"We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity." - Sigmund Freud

"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." - Thomas Jefferson

"In Italy, everybody buys silver for every special occasion. Baptisms, weddings, you get silver." - Debi Mazar

"Anytime where you're challenged, physically or mentally, you rise to the occasion in different ways." - Josh Peck

"Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait - not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"All questions rely on the present for their solution. Time measures nothing but itself. The word that is written may be postponed,but not that on the lip. If this is what the occasion says, let the occasion say it." - Henry David Thoreau

"Cheerfulness is always to be kept up if a man is out of pain; but mirth, to a prudent man, should always be accidental. It should naturally arise out of the occasion, and the occasion seldom be laid for it." - Richard Steele

"As to precedents, to be sure they will increase in course of time; but the more precedents there are, the less occasion is there for law; that is to say, the less occasion is there for investigating principles." - Samuel Johnson

"But if we"re going to kill them all, we might as well make an occasion of it." Toshak shrugged. "Do as you wish," he said. "Occasion or not, as long as they"re all dead, I'm happy." - John Flanagan

"But if we're going to kill them all, we might as well make an occasion of it." Toshak shrugged. "Do as you wish," he said. "Occasion or not, as long as they're all dead, I'm happy." - John Flanagan



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