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Shelf Quotes


"Potential has a shelf life." - Margaret Atwood

"The future has no shelf life" - Warren G. Bennis

"Good music shouldn't have a shelf life." - Jessie Ware

"Suicidal terrorists may have short shelf lives." - John Mccarthy

"Technology has the shelf life of a banana." - Scott Mcnealy

"You can't hoard fun. It has no shelf life." - Hunter S Thompson

"A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition." - Henry Miller

"The dust and silence of the upper shelf." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"You are a shelf of books without the pages." - Gabrielle Aplin

"In a library, no empty shelf remains empty for long." - Alberto Manguel

"If you want to know who the oppressed minorities in America are, simply look at who gets their own shelf in the bookstore. A black shelf, a women's shelf, and a gay shelf." - Armistead Maupin

"Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana." - Bill Gates

"My greatness does not extend to this shelf." - Victor Hugo

"It will soon be difficult to put up a shelf without a degree in shelf putting up." - Tom Hodgkinson

"I've never had food in my fridge. All I have in my fridge is one shelf of Canada Dry ginger ale, Diet Cokes on the next shelf, and ZeroWater on the next shelf. That is it." - Brigid Berlin

"Th' first thing to have in a libry is a shelf. Fr'm time to time this can be decorated with lithrachure. But th' shelf is th' main thing." - Finley Peter Dunne

"One of my 'Secrets of Adulthood' is: Somewhere, keep an empty shelf. I know where my empty shelf is, and I treasure it." - Gretchen Rubin

"Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - Emilia Clarke

"Write the book you've always wanted to read, but can't find on the shelf." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Words people say not only have a shelf life but have the ability to shape life." - Bob Goff

"Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home." - John W. Campbell

"A ruling passion gives to a shelf of novels the unity of a system." - Graham Greene

"Larousse has a place of honor on every cookbook shelf in America." - Martha Stewart

"The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt." - Calvin Trillin

"She stood there until something fell off the shelf inside her." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Ideas have a shelf-life. Share yours, let others collaborate, and you'll get new ones." - Chris Brogan

"Let's put the jam on the lower shelf so the little people can reach it" - Ralph Yarborough

"The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt." - John Mortimer

"Listen not to the critics who put their own dreams on the shelf." - Garth Brooks

"Went to the shelf and dusted off the AK, cops gotta get pealed." - Ice Cube

"One could get a first-class education from a shelf of books five feet long." - Charles William Eliot

"Put out as much as you can. It doesn't do anything sitting on a shelf." - Brian Eno

"She's a rare vase, out of a cat's reach, on its shelf." - Derek Walcott

"God wisheth none should wreck on a strange shelf: To him man's dearer than to himself." - Ben Jonson

"Penicillin sat on a shelf for ten years while I was called a quack." - Alexander Fleming

"My books standing there on the shelf do not know that I have written them." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Dead Babies can take care of themselves, dead Babies can't take things off the shelf..." - Alice Cooper

"The world of shelf space is a zero-sum game: One product displaces another." - Chris Anderson

"Broadly, the Long Tail is about abundance. Abundant shelf space, abundant distribution, abundant choice." - Chris Anderson

"There is space in the supermarket shelf for all of us." - Hugh Grant

"Most of my colleagues have research awards on the shelf. I have party invites." - Anita Elberse

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life." - Frank Zappa

"I was a teen idol and that has a short shelf life." - Shaun Cassidy

"Don't ask me to put up a shelf, but I love engineering." - Bruce Dickinson

"To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf?" - Sarah Jessica Parker

"If it has a shelf life longer than you, don't eat it." - Kris Carr

"The shelf life of a movie actor or actress is so short, it's like milk." - Graydon Carter

"I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf." - Robert Bloch

"A self without a shelf remains cryptic; a home without books naked." - Leah Price

"The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt." - Calvin Trillin

"Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them." - Samuel Butler

"You got me sitting on the shelf, while you're out bewitching someone else." - Jimi Hendrix

"The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt." - John Mortimer

"Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date." - John C Maxwell

"Emily Dickinson calls previous poets her kinsmen of the shelf. You can always be consoled by your kinsmen of the shelf and you can participate in poetry by going to them and by trying to make something worthy of them." - Edward Hirsch

"It has long been my belief that everyone's library contains an Odd Shelf. On this shelf rests a small, mysterious completely unrelated to the rest of the library, yet which, upon closer inspection, reveals a good deal about its owner." - Anne Fadiman

"Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes." - Andre Heller

"There's a Bible on that shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire - poison and antidote." - Bertrand Russell

"Everything in God's store is on the bottom have to get on your knees to get it." - Robert Collier

"People are best on records and books because you can turn them off or put them back on the shelf." - Henry Rollins

"Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf." - Sam Ewing

"The average food item on a U.S. grocery shelf has traveled farther than most families go on their annual vacations." - Barbara Kingsolver

"I cannot live with you, It would be life, And life is over there Behind the shelf" - Emily Dickinson

"High fashion has the shelf life of potato salad. And when past its prime, it is similarly deadly." - Barbara Kingsolver

"At the end of the day, it's all about what's on the shelf at the end of the year." - Steve Coppell

"Over the long haul, salespeople come and go, but having top-shelf management in place is the ultimate answer." - Jason Jordan

"I love the scrapbooks, I have a shelf of scrapbooks fans give me - they're so sweet, so detailed!" - Selena Gomez

"A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend." - Anonymous

"My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf, So it stood ninety years on the floor." - Henry Clay Work

"I cannot live with You - It would be Life - And Life is over there - Behind the Shelf." - Emily Dickinson

"Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself." - William Wordsworth

"No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot." - Charles Dickens

"Every generation tries to put its doctrine on a high shelf where the children can not reach it." - Walter Rauschenbusch

"It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf." - Christopher Dodd

"Most people probably don't even know what toothpaste they buy; they just recognize the box on the shelf." - Charles Duhigg

"Somehow, stars have a lot of class if they are done right; they never have a shelf life." - Bella Freud

"I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it." - Debbie Harry

"Shelf-life for a regular video game usually is about three to five years, and that's it." - Don Bluth

"Online games for data-mining have a short virtual shelf life. People get bored, especially if the game seems stagnant." - Peter Diamandis

"I'm not interested in creating a book that is read once and then placed on the shelf and forgotten." - Richard Scarry

"The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman." - James Cash Penney

"People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf." - Ezra Pound

"I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on a shelf." - Patti Smith

"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf - that work I abhor - then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us." - Katherine Paterson

"... everyone has come to understand that unconditional love is a reality, but with as shelf life of about eight to ten seconds. [p. 110]" - Anne Lamott

"Vegan With A Vengeance is on my kitchen shelf. This fun and creative book is delicious for people like me, who don't eat pets." - Joan Jett

"My dislike has no consequences. It accrues only in my mind-like preserves on a shelf or guns zeroing in, and never firing." - Renata Adler

"You see yourself as a good product that sits on a shelf and sells well, and people make a lot of money out of you." - Princess Diana

"The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives." - Calvin Trillin

"I am standing like shoe polish on an overstocked shelf hoping that one day someone will pick me to make things better." - Buddy Wakefield

"If you want to live a top shelf life then you need to stand on the books you have read. Never stop learning, never stop growing." - Jim Rohn

"I marveled at how they were all closed up, asleep with their secrets unseen until you reached up and took the book down from the shelf." - Deborah Lawrenson

"He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shelf, muttering that if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"In seventh grade...I found a place on the [library]shelf where my book would be if I ever wrote a book, which I doubted." - Beverly Cleary

"Vegan With A Vengeance is on my kitchen shelf. This fun and creative book is delicious for people like me, who do' eat pets." - Joan Jett

"A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum." - Henry Miller

"Your mom isn't going to let me step foot inside this place. I've seen the gun she keeps on the top shelf of the pantry." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"The mason asks but a narrow shelf to spring his brick from; man requires only an infinitely narrower one to spring his arch of faith from." - Henry David Thoreau

"...we are all a volume on the shelf of the... library, a story unto ourselves, never possibly described with one word or even very accurately with thousands." - Deb Caletti

"The worst thing about me is that I'll buy albums and put them away on the shelf and forget that I've got them." - Bernie Taupin

"Man what's the point of living if I'm living for myself Lord empty out my life before I put you on the shelf" - LeCrae

"A scientist who is also a human being cannot rest while knowledge which might be used to reduce suffering rests on the shelf," - Albert Sabin

"In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology" - Barack Obama

"I'm glad Carol Vorderman has left Countdown, I mean it's not like she did much. She was effectively just an autistic shelf-stacker." - Michael McIntyre

"The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home." - John Y. Campbell

"You say we'll soar like two birds through the clouds, but soon you'll cage me on your shelf. I'll never learn to be just me, first by myself." - Carly Simon

"A shelf of classics for our young adults: Tolkien, Hesse, Casteneda, Kerouac, Salinger, Tom Robbins, and _The Last Whole Earth Catalog_." - Edward Abbey

"I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens" - Anne Mccaffrey

"Pharmaceutical projects are like fresh fruit - they depreciate if they are not tended to, and they do poorly if sitting on the shelf with long periods of inactivity." - Robert Burns

"It is the nature of those books we call classics to wait patiently on the shelf for us to grow into them." - Erica Jong

"Relations are errors that Nature makes. / Your spouse you can put on the shelf. / But your friends, dear friends, are the quaint mistakes / You always commit yourself." - Phyllis Mcginley

"I looked at my hand resting on the shelf of the prop cabinet, thinking of the scars that were there whether anyone could see them or not." - Sara Zarr

"I guess in society there's no place for women in their older thirties. We're supposed to go sit on a shelf at some point... and wait." - Barbara Crampton

"With Donald Trump, you know, what I would tell you is that he`s got shelf life like I never would have guessed." - Melissa Harris-Perry

"The positive shelf life of a new stadium has shrunk considerably. The new parks in themselves can't be a long-term or mid-term panacea." - Bud Selig

"In an era without the constraints of physical shelf space and other bottlenecks of distributions, narrowly targeted goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare." - Chris Anderson

"The shelf life of molecules is very short. Ninety-eight percent of all the atoms in my body are gone by next year." - Deepak Chopra

"Your mom is' going to let me step foot inside this place. I"ve seen the gun she keeps on the top shelf of the pantry." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"I pulled a book by Robinson Jeffers off the shelf one day. It was powerfully moving. Tears ran down my face. That's when I became a poet." - William Everson

"Roughly 21,000 new brands are introduced worldwide per year, yet history tells us that more than 90% of them are gone from the shelf a year later." - Martin Lindstrom

"From sunny woof and cloudy weft Fell rain in sheets; so, to myself I hummed these hazard rhymes, and left The learned volume on the shelf." - Alfred Austin

"Once I was beautiful. Now I am myself, Counting this row and that row of moccasins Waiting on the silent shelf." - Anne Sexton

"As demand shifts from offline retailers with limited shelf space to online channels with much larger assortments, the sales distribution is not getting fatter in the tail." - Anita Elberse

"Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself." - Philip Larkin

"Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?" - Christopher Paolini

"If I just concentrate I can walk into memory's store and find the right shelf with the right film and disappear into it...." - Per Petterson

"The medium's gaze is brief, intense, and promiscuous. The shelf life of the moral causes it makes its own is brutally short." - Michael Ignatieff

"In fact, of course, there is no secret knowledge; no one knows anything that can't be found on a shelf in the public library." - Daniel Quinn

"But to gain a perfect view, one must go yet further, over a curving brow to a slight shelf on the extreme brink." - John Muir

"My father always said, 'Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf' - so I make sure I read." - Emilia Clarke

"When I'm not acting, I'm writing, building an inventory of scripts. Even if they sit on the shelf, I just keep stacking them up." - Dan Aykroyd

"I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens." - Anne Mccaffrey

"After a year, the aromatics in an olive oil are gone. Sometimes the bottles on the shelf in the supermarket are there a lot longer than you are." - Jose Andres Puerta

"I used to collect knick-knacks, like wizards, trolls and little buddhas, and arrange them like precious things on a shelf." - Ben Whishaw

"I keep 'The Paper Bag Princess' by Robert Munsch on my shelf to remind me that my prince will love me no matter what I wear. Cheesy!" - Brittany Snow

"Today, among little girls especially, princesses and the romanticised ideal they represent - finding the man of your dreams - have a limited shelf life." - John Lasseter

"You've only got a short shelf-life as an actor, and I want to make the most of it while I can." - Sharon Horgan

"The Oscar sits on some shelf above my desk. If there was an earthquake, I could actually be killed by my own Academy Award." - Helen Hunt

"Comedians are innately programmed to pick up oddities like mispronounced words, upside-down books on a shelf, and generally undetectable mistakes in everyday life." - Bob Newhart

"Grab something off the shelf that's on the spaceship-an ashtray, it doesn't matter what. Because I can tell you, if they flew here from another galaxy, no matter what you've pulled off the shelf, it'll be unlike anything we have on Earth." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"The book of the moment often has immense vogue, while the book of the age, which comes in its company from the press, lies unnoticed; but the great book has its revenge. It lives to see its contemporary pushed up shelf by shelf until it finds its final resting-place in the garret or the auction room." - Hamilton Wright Mabie

"I followed her into the library. The pale light from our chamber below dissipated in the room, but I could still make out - my heart leapt at the sight - row after row, shelf above shelf, floor to ceiling, a city of books. Speck turned to me and asked, Now, what shall we read first?" - Keith Donohue

"There were two sets of double doors leading out of the antechamber, one marked STACKS and the other TOMES. Not knowing the difference between the two, I headed to the ones labeled STACKS. That was what I wanted. Stacks of books. Great heaps of books. Shelf after endless shelf of books." - Patrick Rothfuss

"Sometimes when I pick up a book off the shelf, when I'm buying a new book to read, I'll look at all of them and they all have the exact same words inside, but I'll think that one is meant to go home with me. I'll never pick the first thing off the shelf, I'll always go one behind." - Jennifer Carpenter

"I always show love to the local record stores because they actually listen to me... They know the songs on my cds. They look like me, straight out the hood. They know whats hot and what is on they shelf." - Webbie

"Whatever a writer gets paid for his book, it's never enough. I think that's true. It's hard work. But in the end, you wrote a book. It's something real and tangible that sits on a shelf forever." - Jim Gaffigan

"Jax Cassidy is a brilliant new voice in contemporary fiction. Full of heat, seduction, and romance, her winning characters are sure to capture your heart and find a place on your keeper shelf." - Gemma Halliday

"I don't think people realize the risks they face every time they create a text, or post on a social network. Unless you expressly make the effort, everything you do online, including texting, has a shelf life of forever." - Mark Cuban

"As part of my research for An Anthology of Authors' Atrocity Stories About Publishers, I conducted a study (employing my usual controls) that showed the average shelf life of a trade book to be somewhere between milk and yoghurt." - Calvin Trillin

"You don't have body parts there do you?" my mother interrupted. "I don't want to open the fridge and find a head on the shelf" Rodney laughed. "No Justina, it doesn't look like Jeffrey Dahmer's hideaway." - Jeaniene Frost



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