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Occupied Quotes


"I like to feel occupied." - Pierre Dukan

"I do keep pre-occupied." - Heath Ledger

"Capitol Hill is Israeli occupied territory." - Pat Buchanan

"Washington DC is corporate-occupied territory." - Ralph Nader

"God is intelligence occupied with knowing itself." - Meister Eckhart

"Occupied people are not unhappy people." - Orville Dewey

"Greece is not the country which has occupied and illegally invaded and illegally occupied Cyprus." - Alexis Tsipras

"Flattery succeeds best on minds previously occupied by conceit." - Norm Macdonald

"Enemy occupied territory is what the world is." - C S Lewis

"Occupied Falklands are the thorn in my balls" - Margaret Thatcher

"Enemy-occupied territory - that is what this world is." - C S Lewis

"Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion." - F.A. Paradis de Moncrief

"Freedom: An occupied space which must be reoccupied every day." - John Ralston Saul

"No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable." - Walter Savage Landor

"A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties." - Harriet Martineau

"This mental space is occupied and everything is mine." - Leonard Cohen

"Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day." - John Ralston Saul

"I get very antsy when I'm not occupied." - Lawrence Wright

"Not to be occupied with your sin, but to be occupied with God brings deliverance from self." - Andy Murray

"Let every man be occupied, and occupied in the highest employment of which his nature is capable, and die with the consciousness that he has done his best." - Sydney Smith

"The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give." - Mother Teresa

"When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work." - John Ruskin

"Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else." - Rumi

"there were people who occupied telephone booths as though they had rented them for the day." - Ursula Curtiss

"Most people are far too much occupied with themselves to be malicious." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Since when does a militarily occupied people have the responsibility for a peace movement?" - Edward Said

"Occupation is one great source of enjoyment. No man, properly occupied, was ever miserable ..." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied." - Arnold H. Glasgow

"Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied." - Jerome

"Other people are occupied, I alone am unwilling, like the outcast." - Laozi

"Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Thank you, but we respectfully decline your overture, being more enjoyably occupied at present." - Laini Taylor

"If you are pre-occupied with life and death then you aren't ready for heaven." - Anonymous

"Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must be occupied by pieces not Pawns" - Siegbert Tarrasch

"The space under the sky is occupied by all things in their unity." - Zhuangzi

"That's what all painting is about, it's space and light occupied by human presences." - Leon Kossoff

"A person may rise to the highest degree of contemplation even when busily occupied." - Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

", she had discovered occupied a narrow band. Ugliness, on the hand, had infinite variation." - Ian Mcewan

"The longer you live, the more dreams you should have to keep you occupied." - Alice Bag

"I'm not particularly pre-occupied with the husband / baby thing. Besides I have a dog." - Calista Flockhart

"Staying occupied displaces preoccupation and problems, and when we face our problems, they disappear." - Carlos Slim

"A man occupied with public or other important business cannot, and need not, attend to spelling." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Everything you think of that keeps you occupied is a friend." - Natalie Portman

"I'm always pre-occupied with what it is that I'm doing at the moment." - Peter Morgan

"When the enterprising burglar isn't burgling, When the cut-throat isn't occupied in crime." - W. S. Gilbert

"God is not pre-occupied with sin, He's already dealt with it." - Bill Johnson

"Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied." - Arnold H Glasow

"If you're paying attention to your wardrobe, Rudy believed, your mind isn't sufficiently occupied." - Jack Mcdevitt

"Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil, which is different." - Jalal Talabani

"I was not created to be occupied by eating delicious foods like tied up cattle." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"American troops have not only occupied Ulster but are arriving in increasing numbers in England." - John Amery

"If the enemy can keep us occupied, we don't present much opposition." - Dan Davis

"The world is solely occupied by a questioner and a philosopher." - Kedar Joshi

"How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." - Golda Meir

"Exercise keeps me occupied, which is good for my mental health." - Gail Porter

"Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice." - Thomas Aquinas

"My wrists, which are tattooed with my daughters' names, are always occupied by a watch." - Debi Mazar

"The man who will present Christ to others must be occupied with Christ for Himself." - Charles Henry Mackintosh

"Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied." - St Jerome

"The problem is we disagree about the origin. Is this occupied land or not?" - Hassan Nasrallah

"We have absolute support from all our masses inside our occupied territories and even outside our occupied territories. The "War of the Camps" [in Lebanon] is another picture of this strong support of our masses." - Yasser Arafat

"If the enemy has occupied them before you, do not follow him, but retreat and try to entice him away." - Sun Tzu

"My cares and my inquiries are for decency and truth, and in this I am wholly occupied." - Horace

"Dreams in general take their rise from those incidents which have most occupied the thoughts during the day." - Herodotus

"A playwright lives in an occupied country... And if you can't live that way you don't stay." - Arthur Miller

"If the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease" - Dalai Lama

"I'm investigating people who sacrifice trained killers to dark gods. Perfect, it will keep him occupied. In what capacity? Bait." - Ilona Andrews

"In Fascism the State is not a night-watchman, only occupied with the personal safety of the citizens." - Benito Mussolini

"Short shrift is made of the Jews in all eastern occupied areas. Tens of thousands of them are liquidated." - Joseph Goebbels

"It is a terrible thought, to contemplate that an immense number of mediocre thinkers are occupied with really influential matters." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Palestinians are not victims in need of aid, they are an occupied & oppressed people in need of freedom." - Remi Kanazi

"As long as you are still fighting in defense of your dignity and for your occupied land, all is well." - George Habash

"Faith is occupied with the Object upon which it rests and pays no attention to itself at all." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive." - Dorothee Solle

"Space can be mapped and crossed and occupied without definable limit; but it can never be conquered." - Arthur C Clarke

"Metaphysics, in whatever latitude the term be taken, is a science, or complement of sciences, exclusively occupied with mind." - Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet

"The Niger Delta is an occupied territory. Citizens raise their hands in the creeks each time they see the military" - Nnimmo Bassey

"We are not going to finance elections when we need to fight to win back occupied territory." - Joseph Kabila

"In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties." - Laurence J Peter

"The office of the lawyer, however poorly filled, is too delicate, personal and confidential to be occupied by a corporation." - Robert Jackson

"I am young! Being creative and keeping your brain occupied is very sensible because if you don't you die, slowly." - Anthony Hopkins

"The more I keep myself occupied and jump from thing to thing, the more I think it enriches both." - Fred Armisen

"The office of the lawyer ... is too delicate, personal and confident to be occupied by a corporation." - Robert H. Jackson

"And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States, from 1915 to 1934." - Edwidge Danticat

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." - Arnold H Glasow

"Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them." - John James Audubon

"If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future." - Blaise Pascal

"The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"When I am occupied with a work that requires continuity - a novel, for example - I write every day." - Jose Saramago

"The dwelling places of Europe have an air of inheritance, or cumulative possession - a hive occupied by generations of bees." - John Updike

"Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories." - Alice Walker

"To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art." - John James Audubon

"The Secret Intelligence Service I knew occupied dusky suites of little rooms opposite St James's Park Tube station in London." - John Le Carre

"When students and liberals initially occupied Tahrir Square, it looked like it might be a passing thing." - Richard Engel

"A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay." - Arthur Miller

"France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered and was left without the right to choose." - Jean-Marie Le Pen

"It's a fascinating area for me, UFOs have occupied a great part of my life since I was very young." - Dwight Schultz

"The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God." - Daniel Webster

"I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison." - W C Fields

"When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment." - Arlen Specter

"The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks." - Johannes Stark

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla

"When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania, I had the imagination to keep myself occupied." - Rhona Mitra

"My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships." - Westbrook Pegler

"France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered and was left without the right to choose." - Jeanmarie Le Pen

"A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: "Do it yourself" is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials." - Louis Kronenberger

"I've come to realize that I perform best when I'm letting my subconscious mind hit the ball and my conscious mind is otherwise occupied." - Al Geiberger

"There is something very appealing about a room which one occupied as a child; it brings back one's childhood more vividly than anything else I know." - D.E. Stevenson

"I'm a Third World person. I grew up in an occupied zone [Greenville, South Carolina] and had to negotiate with the superpower, really the colonial power." - Jesse Jackson

"Men are thinking, writing, and creating, because women were pouring their energy into those men; women are not creating culture because they are occupied with love." - Shulamith Firestone

"He suddenly felt nothing, or rather Nothing, a pre-tornadic stillness of zero sensation, as if he were the very space he occupied." - David Foster Wallace

"It's disconcerting to realize how little you have to say to someone who once occupied such a prominent place in your bed." - Sue Grafton

"Why are you lying awake, thinking that you're a terrible person? To keep my mind occupied when I can't sleep. Some people count sheep. I self-loathe." - Rainbow Rowell

"the fact is, that life is too short to be occupied by aught but the present - hope and remembrance are equally a waste of time." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present." - Walter Savage Landor

"Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is" - Isaac Mizrahi

"A clear conscience is, for me, an occupied conscience-never empty-the conscience of a man at work until his last breath." - Gaston Bachelard

" was dangerous to overflow because we might end up finding ourselves occupied by our loved ones and drowning them with our love and enthusiasm." - Paulo Coelho

"Hope your new boots are fast Bella. One little jar isn't going to keep a hungry bear occupied for long." "I only have to be faster than you." - Stephenie Meyer

"The Ruy Lopez occupied a constant place in my opening repertoire. In it is reflected the classical interpretation of the problem of the centre." - Vasily Smyslov

"Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands." - Oscar Wilde

"I made the unexpected but happy discovery that the answer to several of the questions that most occupied me was in fact one and the same: Cook." - Michael Pollan

"One song bled into another and they remained locked together, neither willing to break the intimacy that surrounded them, concealing them in the small space the two occupied." - Maya Banks

"Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature; for never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present." - Walter Savage Landor

"Woman is largely occupied with man's work; in the sweat of her face the eats bread. It is like taking a Damascus blade to hew timber withal." - Mary Abigail Dodge

"One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It was like having a box of chocolates shut in the bedroom drawer. Until the box was empty it occupied the mind too much." - Graham Greene

"This is what terrorism is occupied with as well: making real, palpable violence surface in opposition to the invisible violence of security." - Jean Baudrillard

"Public television goes dark only in two circumstances: when a country is occupied by foreign forces or when there is a coup." - Alexis Tsipras

"How convalescence shrinks a man back to his pristine stature! where is now the space, which he occupied so lately, in his own, in the family's eye?" - Charles Lamb

"Men's activities are occupied into ways - in grappling with external circumstances and in striving to set things at one in their own topsy-turvy mind." - William James

"Chemistry... is like the maid occupied with daily civilisation; she is busy with fertilisers, medicines, glass, insecticides ... for she dispenses the recipes." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"All of science is built on territory once occupied by gods. Is there some boundary at which science is supposed to stop?" - Robert L. Park

"In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose." - Molly Ivins

"There is no more fascinating subject in which a person may become occupied than an examination into the history of his ancestry." - Archibald F. Bennett

"What was our life like? I almost don't remember now. Though I remember it, the space of time it occupied. And I remember it fondly." - Richard Ford

"It is a false principle that because we are entirely occupied with ourselves, we must equally occupy the thoughts of others. The contrary inference is the fair one." - William Hazlitt

"No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.[to feel unhappy you need the time to consider how your lot could be better]" - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories, and a portent of the fate awaiting the Nazi tyranny." - Winston Churchill

"Jung was absolutely right about one thing. We are occupied by gods. The mistake is to identify with the god occupying you." - Michael Ondaatje

"UNIVAC: a device, which contained 20,000 vacuum tubes, occupied 1,500 square feet and weighed 40 tons; there was also a laptop version weighing 27 tons." - Dave Barry

"Having defeated and then occupied Iraq, democratizing the country should not be too tall an order for the world's sole superpower." - William Kristol

"We consider these settlements to be contrary to the Geneva Convention, that occupied territory should not be changed by establishment of permanent settlements by the occupying power." - Jimmy Carter

"Art in progress. MAK has occupied a unique and valuable space as international host for discourse between the arts and architecture." - Thom Mayne

"[Leftists] have all these embeds in their bureaucracy and in the judiciary. So even when they lose elections they have ample positions of power occupied by career invisibles." - Rush Limbaugh

"Israel has obviously not liberated the Palestinians in Gaza or the West Bank. We have occupied them, but we have not liberated them." - Amos Oz

"The state of sleep is a state of freedom in which man is not occupied with the manipulation of the outside world." - Erich Fromm

"Sport has long occupied a special place in the hearts of Australians, and today the nation welcomes a new champion to the pantheon. Cadel Evans, cyclist extraordinaire." - Paul Ramadge

"The positions occupied by our troops presented a military situation unique in history. The force, in short, held a line possessing every possible military defect." - Charles Monro