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Quarters Quotes


"Love is three quarters curiosity." - Giacomo Casanova

"Morals are three-quarters manners." - Felix Frankfurter

"All about a dollar like four quarters." - Lil Wayne

"Prisons should be co-ed because separate quarters are discriminatory." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Do nothing by halves which can be done by quarters." - F. R. Scott

"Isn't three quarters of life a guilty pleasure?" - Joan Collins

"Wouldn't you like a nose like his full of quarters?" - Bill Allred

"They scored 26 points in three quarters. That's solid defense." - Bill Laimbeer

"Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour." - Gioachino Rossini

"In tight quarters, it's important to choose small-scale items." - Candice Olson

"I think prejudice and tradition count for three-quarters in matters of religion." - Beatrix Potter

"Americans consume three quarters of the world's anti-depressants because materialism will never bring happiness." - Shmuley Boteach

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!" - Dr. Seuss

"A motel is where you give up good dollars for bad quarters." - Henny Youngman

"Three-quarters of the world's population does' have enough to eat!" - Helen Reddy

"We was half stupid, a third lucky, and three-quarters ferocious." - Charlie Higson

"Purpose, and to be thoroughly wedded to that purpose, is three quarters of salvation." - Charles Henry Parkhurst

"Three-quarters of a soldier's life is spent in aimlessly waiting about." - Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

"Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you." - Blackbeard

"Literature is composed of quarter truths, and the quarters are often spent on penny candy." - William H Gass

"Two quarters doesn't make a trend, but it's a heck of a lot better than none." - Philip M. Condit

"Be careful who you call your friends. I'd rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies." - Al Capone

"Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!" - Helen Reddy

"Monsieur Wagner has good moments, but awful quarters of an hour!" - Gioachino Rossini

"I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It's a bargain." - Gene Perret

"Three-quarters of my family is Irish. Of course, the 'Kazee' is not." - Steve Kazee

"We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth." - John Lubbock

"Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters, or take any from you." - Edward Teach

"Two quarters doesn't make a trend, but it's a heck of a lot better than none." - Phil Condit

"In West Yorkshire, I'd have to drive three quarters of an hour to go shopping." - Sophie Hannah

"We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"'Socialist' is the nastiest thing you can say about an American politician in some quarters." - Jay Mcinerney

"Three quarters of the East Coast's refinery capability is located in the Philadelphia region." - Robert Brady

"Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour." - Gioachino Rossini

"Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!" - Helen Reddy

"My dad's half-Lebanese, my mom is full Lebanese. I'm three-quarters Lebanese. Irish-Lebanese." - Tom Shadyac

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life." - Simone Weil

"I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands." - Richard Thompson

"I'm three quarters Scottish, but I sound English. I don't really see British as a race." - Joanna Lumley

"I think as English people, we don't want to be reminded that at one point we ruled three-quarters of the globe, and now we're a very small country that doesn't own three-quarters of the globe." - Jamie Bell

"Nickel for my thoughts, dimes in my bed. Quarters of the kush shape the lines in my head." - Drake

"Many who had been ahead of their time, had to wait for her in very uncomfortable quarters." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"The ... irrational fear of communism is being deliberately used in many quarters to blind us to our real problems." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"Drawing includes three and a half quarters of the content of painting... Drawing contains everything, except the hue" - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

"The last hour from midnight had lost half its quarters, and the stars went lifting up the great minutes..." - Clemence Housman

"Three-quarters of people say they want to die at home, but only a quarter of people actually do." - Katy Butler

"This villainous heterogenous mass of ocean highwaymen are the very ejectment of the four quarters of the globe." - Peter Earle

"I got quarters in my loafers trying to fight inflation when it only used to take a cent." - Jimmy Buffett

"The loving care of Mother Earth is in many quarters replacing the former sense of obedience to the Heavenly Father." - Lloyd Geering

"You might be a redneck if three quarters of the clothes you own have logos on them." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Be careful who you call your friends. I"d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies." - Al Capone

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Football is four 15-minute quarters. Plus timeouts and commercials." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If only I had the influence with my wife and children that I have in some other quarters!" - Charlie Munger

"Three quarters of producers don't even know who I am. The other quarter think I am dead." - Ernest Borgnine

"Why do three-quarters of NATO [countries] get away with not paying anything? They have to pay their bills." - Michael T. Flynn

"It just showed once again that half the world doesn't know how the other three quarters live." - P G Wodehouse

"A man first quarrels with his father about three-quarters of a year before he is born." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"This ugly duckling investment will likely need time - quarters, or even years - to blossom into a beautiful swan." - Barry Ritholtz

"Many of those who were ahead of their time had to wait for it in not too comfortable quarters." - Stanislaw Lec

"Do you know that I have undergone three quarters of this labour entirely for the sake of the fourth quarter?" - Thomas Hardy

"I just know there's an albino living in the colored quarters. I can feel it in my bones." - Fannie Flagg

"Also see how many quarters of corn you will spend in a week in dispensable bread, how much in alms." - Robert Grosseteste

"Today three-quarters of the Palestinian people are displaced: there are 5 million Palestinian refugees throughout the world." - Ismail Haniyeh

"The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today, is that everything is thought of in quarters." - Henry Kravis

"In war, moral factors acount for three quarters of the whole; relative material strength accounts for only one quarter." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"A city can only be reconstructed in the form of urban quarters. A large or a small city can only be reorganized as a large or a small number of urban quarters; as a federation of autonomous quarters. Each quarter must have its own center, periphery and limit. Each quarter must be a city within a city." - Leon Krier

"I was three-quarters down the list of guys I would be facing in my first game when I realized I was looking at our own roster." - Glenn Healy

"For Mallarme naming an object meant suppressing three-quarters of its poetic pleasure (which consists in the joy of guessing bit by bit - "le suggerer, voila le reve!")." - Umberto Eco

"I felt like a kid standing in the world's greatest video arcade without any quarters, unable to do anything but walk around and watch the other kids play." - Ernest Cline

"True ideas lead us into useful verbal and conceptual quarters as well as directly up to useful sensible termini. They lead to consistency, stability and flowing human intercourse." - William James

"I can't do with mountains at close quarters - they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Every little thing counts in a crisis and we want our weight felt and our voice heard in quarters which are for the avoidance of world conflict." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"The stairway to the ministry is not a grand staircase but a back stairwell that leads down to the servants' quarters." - Edmund Clowney

"You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl." I roll my eyes. "Not claustrophobic people, Tris." - Veronica Roth

"The priest he merry is, and blithe Three-quarters of a year, But oh! it cuts him like a scythe When tithing time draws near." - William Cowper

"Either the distances betweem the distant quarters of the globe are diminished, or you have extended the powers of human action." - Hugh Elliot

"We have a remarkably complete picture in many ways - and it could be that we're not accounting for something that's almost three-quarters of the entire universe" - Saul Perlmutter

"The more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities, the more one understood the other cities he had crossed to arrive there." - Italo Calvino

"According to new research emerging from many quarters that our continued devotion to growth above all is, on balance, making our lives worse, both collectively and individually" - Bill Mckibben

"One's state of mind is three-quarters of what counts, so it has to be carefully nurtured if you want to do something great and lasting." - Paul Gauguin

" just 25 years the glaciers in the Himalayas which provide water for three-quarters of a billion people could disappear entirely." - Gordon Brown

"We must at last put a stop to having people move into their quarters like chickens and rabbits into their coops." - Friedensreich Hundertwasser

"Speaking of Quarterback nicknames, you hear they're calling Jay Cutler 50 cent? Because you only get two quarters out of him." - Frank Caliendo

"The stairway to the ministry is not a grand staircase but a back stairwell that leads down to the servants" quarters." - Edmund Clowney

"Tonight was a disappointing effort. I thought we competed the last three quarters but in the first quarter we did not compete, we participated, and that's not acceptable." - Dwane Casey

"War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"Three-quarters of India lives on the edge of the market economy. You can't tell them that only those who can afford water can have it." - Arundhati Roy

"In the 70s and 80s, I made a good living. Have managed my funds carefully, will never have to go out and cadge quarters from the tourists." - W P Kinsella

"I've always traveled. I'm a professor in a limited way. I teach one class two quarters out of four, so I get traveling done." - Pam Houston

"Three-quarters of the flags, borders and anthems sitting at the U.N. today were not there 60 some-odd years ago." - Juan Enriquez

"There ought to be a million-person march on the Mall... that can be heard in the living quarters of the White House." - Arlen Specter

"Even peasants wholly without knowledge of the quarters of the sky believe that oxen ought to face only in the direction of the sunrise." - Vitruvius

"War is the realm of uncertainty; three-quarters of the factors on which action is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"Cricket's all right in spite of the newspapers, but the trouble is that three quarters of us don't know how to use our own gifts." - Dudley Carew

"This drawing is three quarters ball, one quarter philosopher, which might be about the right space to keep a philosopher in his place." - Peter Greenaway

"Literature is by definition opinionated. It is bound to provoke the arguments in many quarters, not excluding the hometown or even the family of the author." - Kurt Vonnegut

"To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!" - Anne Seward

"For he that is a good man, is three quarters of his way towards the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives, or whatsoever he is called." - Robert South

"Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters." - John Major

"I still do intense interval training. I like miles and quarters best. In races I can set my mind, and I believe I could break 2:20 again." - Catherine Ndereba

"Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness." - Marcel Proust

"Faith is conviction without evidence, and sometimes even in the face of contrary evidence. In some quarters, this quality is perceived as a virtue." - Jack Mcdevitt

"Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here." - Ramakrishna

"When I go to a restaurant, I eat three-quarters of the food in front of me. That cuts my calorie intake by 25 percent." - Bobby Flay

"Let nobody be fooled, the next two quarters are not going to be easy either in terms of growth or employment." - Luis De Guindos

"If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters." - George Bernard Shaw

"Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters." - Mike Tyson

"Three-quarters of our sites - Kotaku, Gawker, Jezebel, Deadspin, Gizmodo, Lifehacker - are led by editors who built their careers within Gawker Media. That's the career path." - Nick Denton

"There are not many female role models to guide voters, and the tradition that a Southern woman's place is in the home still lingers in some quarters." - Madeleine M Kunin

"You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters." - Peyton Manning

"The idea that the UN system could provide real leadership on the great development challenges will strain credulity in some quarters." - Jeffrey Sachs

"In war, three-quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"We have a remarkably complete picture in many ways - and it could be that we're not accounting for something that's almost three-quarters of the entire universe." - Saul Perlmutter

"God is not a vending machine where if you put in enough prayer quarters we get a Reese's Pieces bag that pops out." - Joel C Rosenberg

"To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!" - Anna Seward

"You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection." - Morris West

"You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!" - Alex Trebek

"I can't do with mountains at close quarters - they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves." - D H Lawrence

"If you care anything about your personal security, you should first of all pray for order and tranquility throughout the four quarters of the land..." - Nichiren

"How old are you? Twelve?" "Fourteen & three quarters." His eyes sparkled. "You're kind of little for fourteen and three quarters." "Am not," I replied indignantly. "I'm a sophomore this year. How old are you?" "Seventeen and two fifths." Hardy Cateses & Liberty Jones." - Lisa Kleypas

"Three quarters of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world would finish if people were to put on the shoes of their adversaries and understood their points of view" - Mahatma Gandhi

"The commerce of intellect loves distant shores. The small retail dealer trades only with his neighbor; when the great merchant trades he links the four quarters of the globe." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"In art one is concerned with the condition of the spirit for three quarters of the time; one must therefore care for oneself if he wishes to make something great and lasting." - Paul Gauguin

"Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers." - Mother Teresa

"Les trois quarts de nos exercices intellectuels ne sont plus que broderies sur le vide. Three quarters of our intellectual performances are no more than decorations over a void." - Stephanie Crayencour

"One thing I've found in any project is almost universally about three quarters of the way through - or maybe a little father, maybe seventh eighths on the way through - any project will explode." - Steven Pressfield

"You're only a beginner; and what you think is love, and interest, and all that, is not real love at all: three quarters of it is only unsatisfied curiosity." - George Bernard Shaw

"Half of what you will accomplish in a day will be determined before you leave home. Three quarters of what you achieve will be determined before you enter the classroom door" - Harry Wong

"It was one of the dullest speeches I ever heard. The Agee woman told us for three quarters of an hour how she came to write her beastly book, when a simple apology was all that was required." - P G Wodehouse

"The purest natural food for human beings would be fresh, uncooked food and nuts. A fare which consists of three-quarters of vegetable food and one-quarter meat would appear to be the most satisfactory." - George Hackenschmidt

"When we see the shameful fortunes amassed in all quarters of the globe, are we not impelled to exclaim that Judas' thirty pieces of silver have fructified across the centuries?" - Sophie Swetchine

"Victimless crimes are the lifeline of the RIGHT virus. And there is a growing recognition, even in official quarters, that victimless crimes should be removed from the books or subject to minimal penalties." - William S Burroughs

"We hadn't lost morale. But when you fight for four quarters, it's tough to always bounce back. The offense kept us in the game the last two weeks and to get out with a win feels really good." - Barry Alvarez

"Derangement is the only possible explanation for owning a cat, an animal whose preferred mode of communication is to sink its claws three-quarters of an inch into your flesh." - Dave Barry

"Simple rules for saving money: To save half, when you are fired by an eager impulse to contribute to a charity, wait and count to forty. To save three quarters, count sixty. To save all, count sixty-five." - Mark Twain

"When we see the shameful fortunes amassed in all quarters of the globe, are we not impelled to exclaim that Judas' thirty pieces of silver have fructified across the centuries?" - Madame Swetchine

"Whoever prefers the material comforts of life over intellectual wealth is like the owner of a palace who moves into the servants" quarters and leaves the sumptuous rooms empty." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Over the last several quarters we have been growing faster in Asia and Europe than any other place on the planet. We have 18 percent of the global PC share, about 12 percent in Europe, and 8 percent in Asia." - Kevin B. Rollins

"Money's the same, whoever gives it to you. That was the point of money, after all: crisp and clean or wrinkled or disintegrated into quarters - a dollar was always worth a hundred cents." - Scott Westerfeld

"Too rarely is the individual teacher so free from the dictation of authoritative supervisor, textbook on methods, prescribed course of study, etc., that he can let his mind come to close quarters with the pupil's mind and the subject matter." - John Dewey

"We have already used more than half of that budget. This means that three quarters of the fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground, and the fossil fuels we do use must be utilized sparingly and responsibly." - Christiana Figueres

"Politics is the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its opposite halves - sometimes split into quarters - which grind on each other. Not only individuals but states have thus a confirmed dyspepsia." - Henry David Thoreau

"Daily hope is vital, since the 'Winter Quarters' of our lives are not immediately adjacent to our promised land either. An arduous trek still awaits, but hope spurs weary disciples on." - Neal A Maxwell

"The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment, although the central issues of the 1930s were very different from those in later times. I had never before encountered minds of that quality at close quarters and they influenced me strongly." - George Stigler

"A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them." - Carl Linnaeus

"What I know for sure is that if you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal. I know ours is." - Oprah Winfrey

"While in some quarters it is felt that the critic is just a necessary evil, most serious-minded, decent, talented theater people agree that the critic is an unnecessary evil." - Jean Kerr

"In Elementary Music The Relation Of Earth To The Sphere of Water is 4 to 3, As There Are In The Earth Four Quarters of Frigidity to Three of Water." - Robert Fludd

"I, on the other hand, believe that books, maps, scissors, and Scotch tape dispensers are all unreliable vagrants, likely to take off for parts unknown unless strictly confined to quarters." - Anne Fadiman

"If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion" - Friedrich Nietzsche



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