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Third Place Quotes


"Lord Chesterfield designated ugly women as the third sex; how shall we place ugly men." - Anna Cora Mowatt

"If Arsenal don't finish third, they might not finish in third place." - Alvin Martin

"I don't think about second or third place." - Maurice Greene

"My life is absolutely meaningless. When I consider the different periods into which it falls, it seems like the word Schnur in the dictionary, which means in the first place a string, in the second, a daughter-in-law. The only thing lacking is that the word Schnur should mean in the third place a camel, in the fourth, a dust-brush." - Soren Kierkegaard

"And this is the third place car about to lap the second place car." - Murray Walker

"Albania in 1994 was the strangest place I've ever seen. It was like walking into the looking glass: falling apart, paranoid people, anarchy, no one farming, full of thieves. It was beyond any Third World country. They were living in their own private nightmare." - Paul Theroux

"Lord Chesterfield designated ugly women as the third sex; how shall we place ugly men." - Anna C. Mowat

"I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance." - John Entwistle

"He [Will Rogers] was America's most complete human document. One-third humor. One-third humanitarian. One-third heart." - Damon Runyon

"Customers don't always know what they want. The decline in coffee-drinking was due to the fact that most of the coffee people bought was stale and they weren't enjoying it. Once they tasted ours and experienced what we call "the third place" ... a gathering place between home and work where they were treated with respect.. they found we were filling a need they didn't know they had." - Howard Schultz

"Neither should men study war with a view to the enslavement of those who do not deserve to be enslaved; but first of all they should provide against their own enslavement, and in the second place obtain empire for the good of the governed, and not for the sake of exercising a general despotism, and in the third place they should seek to be masters only over those who deserve to be slaves." - Aristotle

"The third always speaks the unspeakable words." - Tupac Shakur

"Love! Hate! Is there no third?" - Franz Grillparzer

"When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank." - Cicero

"In 13 years I've come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place." - Sergio Garcia

"Umpire's heaven is a place where he works third base every game. Home is where the heartache is." - Ron Luciano

"A third-class carriage is a community, while a first-class carriage is a place of wild hermits." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Production cutbacks have remained in place in the third quarter and this has helped to further reduce inventory levels worldwide." - Lakshmi Mittal

"When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough." - Ayrton Senna

"If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place." - Cicero

"We are trying to prevent a third world war." - Harry S Truman

"Two ill meales make the third a glutton." - George Herbert

"Nobody's life is interesting enough to warrant a third memoir." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Howard Dean came in a disappointing third place. Afterwards Dean said 'Iowa is behind me and now I look forward to screaming at voters in New Hampshire.'" - Conan O'Brien

"South Africa is such a fraught place to live. The anxiety about crime, the crunching on racial eggshells, the juxtaposition of First World materialism with Third World squalor." - Rory Carroll

"Law school has been described as a place for the accumulation of learning. First-year students bring some in; third-year students take none away. Hence it accumulates." - Daniel R. White

"If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third." - Cicero

"A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place." - Paulo Coelho

"When your mind is clear and your third eye is open, you can see and know things that are taking place thousands of miles away from you." - Frederick Lenz

"I think it's clear to me that what - when I look at the tea party, it's about one-third Democrat, one-third Republican, one-third independents. But 100 percent of them are sure that the agenda that is taking place in Washington, D.C., is about extremism and is about bankrupting this country and every state within this country." - Jeff Sessions

"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." - Tommy Lasorda

"I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel that it would be truer to give prayer the first, second and third place, and teaching the fourth." - James O. Fraser

"People's mood is really determined primarily by their genetic make-up and personality, and in the second place by their immediate context, and only in the third and fourth place by worries and concerns and other things like that." - Daniel Kahneman

"When you focus on the third chakra it has to pull the kundalini from the root center, through the second, up to the third chakra." - Frederick Lenz

"From the Chinese perspective, Korea ranks about third or fourth in terms of trading volume and about third in terms of investment." - Lee Myung-bak

"Man's Place in Nature." - Thomas Huxley

"The issue is always the same: the government or the market. There is no third solution." - Ludwig Von Mises

"What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education." - Jules Michelet

"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond." - Jan Myrdal

"We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry." - Jimmy Carter

"Three silences there are: the first of speech, the second of desire, the third of thought." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"This Mayaguez gold, my third consecutive with the national team, has a strawberry flavor." - Milagros Cabral

"It was our third game in five days. It seemed to have an impact on us." - David Blatt

"Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order." - Michael Scott

"A man ought never to trust another mans evaluation of a third mans disposition." - Eleanor Catton

"Traveling with children corresponds roughly to traveling third class in Bulgaria." - Robert Benchley

"A second-class mind dealing with third-class material is hardly a necessity of life." - Harold Laski

"Modernized by tin roofs and T-shirts, Third World poverty is no longer picturesque." - Mason Cooley

"Eff love. Come out of the situation and look at it third person." - Rihanna

"The basis of self-ownership is the fact that each person has direct control over the scarce resource of his body and therefore has a better claim to it than any third party (and any third party seeking to dispute my self-ownership must presuppose the principle of self-ownership in the first place since he is acting as a self-owner)." - Stephan Kinsella

"I'm a third-culture child. It's an interesting concept. Having an American father, a South American mother, born in England, grew up in Hong Kong, went to school in Europe - it makes me a third-culture child, which means you take on the culture of the place where you live. So I'm very adaptable." - Mariechantal Claire

"To me playing third base and left field and moving all over the place, it doesn't bother me because I still have to grab that bat and hit no matter where I play." - Albert Pujols

"A third variety of drama ... begins as tragedy with scraps of fun in it ... and ends in comedy without mirth in it, the place of mirth being taken by a more or less bitter and critical irony." - George Bernard Shaw

"She saw him after seventh hour in a place she'd never seen him before, carrying a microscope down the hall on the third floor. It was at least twice as nice as seeing him somewhere she expected him to be." - Rainbow Rowell

"If a union is to take place between opposites like spirit and matter, conscious and unconscious, bright and dark, and so on, it will happen in a third thing, which represents not a compromise but something new." - Carl Jung

"Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated out of nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing - with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for second and third place." - Robert A Heinlein

"I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel it would be truer to give prayer the first, second and third places and teaching the fourth." - James O. Fraser

"A runners creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second; if I cannot be second, I shall be third; if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best." - Ken Doherty

"In fact, I'd say that the sources of the economy's expansion from 2003 to 2007 were, in order, the housing bubble, the war, and - very much in third place - tax cuts." - Paul Krugman

"I now hope the Arsenal fans can get on with their lives and forget me, they should celebrate their third-place achievement and I will focus on winning titles." - Samir Nasri

"You could place one product in a first-run telecast, a second product what that program is rerun, and a third product when the show goes into syndication, and another product when it goes on cable." - David Brenner

"There is a considerable polarization taking place here, increasing the gap between rich and poor. It's most dramatic in Third World countries, of course, but in the rich countries it's also very noticeable." - Noam Chomsky

"When you're reading, you're laughing and not quite noticing what's happening. One second you're still kind of chuckling, and then all of sudden you're in the third act of the book and in this very dark and claustrophobic place." - Moshe Kasher

"Every time I feel that I really hit critical mass and I'm in the right place is when I feel like the director and I become a third thing, and that's the character." - Robert Downey Jr

"Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average." - Mark Kramer

"Of all the strange crimes that human beings have legislated out of nothing, blasphemyis the most amazing - with obscenity and indecent exposure fighting it out for second and third place." - Robert A Heinlein

"I went to Rikers one time to do 'Third Watch,' and I remember thinking, 'Wow, this is a scary place.' We were using a section of the prison where half of it was still populated by inmates." - Selenis Leyva

"I thought I'd better check this third plate, which is another date, see if there's an image there in the right place that would be consistent with the images on the other plates. That was the final proof." - Clyde Tombaugh

"From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth." - Janet Frame

"There's no place like home, there's no place like home" - John Howard Payne

"Rio's a beautiful city, a vibrant place, special place." - Eduardo Paes

"A place for everything, everything in its place." - Benjamin Franklin

"Youth is everywhere in place." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home." - L Frank Baum

"There's a reason the Third World came in third." - Jim Goad

"The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, the fourth for madness." - Walter Raleigh

"When I race my mind is full of doubts - who will finish second, who will finish third?" - Noureddine Morceli

"Baseball would be a better game if more third basemen got hit in the mouth by line drivers." - Dan Jenkins

"Government should be weak, amateurish and ridiculous. At present, it fulfills only a third of the role." - Edward Abbey

"The best I could say about third grade was that it was a more or less continuous state of dread." - Sonia Sotomayor

"Never trust second thoughts. Next thing you know there'll be a third and a'll be thinking forever!" - Richard Fish

"Antiquity breached mortality with myths. Narcissus is vocabulary. Hermes decorates A cornice on the Third National Bank." - Allen Tate

"I would have drunk a lot of Pinot Grigio if I'd lost after leading 5-2 in the third." - Martina Navratilova

"History is the third parent." - Nadeem Aslam

"Television is the third parent." - R Buckminster Fuller

"I'm a third generation superstar." - Randy Orton

"Third time pays for all" - J R R Tolkien

"One-third of the world, it has been said, may be free- -but one-third is the victim of cruel repression-and the other one- third is rocked by the pangs of poverty, hunger and envy. More energy is released by the awakening of these new nations than by the fission of the atom itself." - John F Kennedy

"Save one-third, live on one-third, and give away one-third" - Angelina Jolie

"Football is one-third offense, one-third defense, and one-third special teams." - George Allen

"There's only one Earth, and it's tiny, but evil human leaders avoid problems they don't want to resolve by giving them names which make the problems sound like they're taking place in a different world: they make people not care about other people dying of starvation by calling the place the dying live "the third world." - Craig Stone

"To search means, first, I need Being, Truth; second, I do not know where to find it; and third, an action takes place that is not based on fantasies of certainty- while at the same time a waiting takes place that is rooted not in wishful thinking but in a deep sense of urgency." - Jacob Needleman

"There's only one Earth, and it's tiny, but evil human leaders avoid problems they do' want to resolve by giving them names which make the problems sound like they"re taking place in a different world: they make people not care about other people dying of starvation by calling the place the dying live "the third world." - Craig Stone

"Look, Asimov, in working this out, you have to realize that there are three rules that robots have to follow. In the first place, they can't do any harm to human beings; in the second place, they have to obey orders without doing harm; in the third, they have to protect themselves, without doing harm or proving disobedient." - John W. Campbell

"Say there are three identical-looking pizza joints on a street. Two of those will always be empty. The third will have a line of people patiently waiting, checking their phones. There's always one place that's the place. That's how it works." - Hari Kunzru

"When I first discovered in the early 1980s the Italian espresso bars in my trip to Italy, the vision was to re-create that for America - a third place that had not existed before. Starbucks re-created that in America in our own image; a place to go other than home or work. We also created an industry that did not exist: specialty coffee." - Howard Schultz

"There's only one Earth, and it's tiny, but evil human leaders avoid problems they don't want to resolve by giving them names which make the problems sound like they're taking place in a different world: they make people not care about other people dying of starvation by calling the place the dying live "the third world." - Craig Stone

"Different people call on [God] by different names: some as Allah, some as God, and others as Krishna, Siva, and Brahman. It is like the water in a lake. Some drink it at one place and call it 'jal', others at another place and call it 'pani', and still others at a third place and call it 'water'. The Hindus call it 'jal', the Christians 'water', and the Moslems 'pani'. But it is one and the same thing." - Ramakrishna

"His time's forever, everywhere his place." - Abraham Cowley

"There is no place love is not." - Hugh Prather

"Grief, it seemed, was a physical place." - Kim Edwards

"Language is also a place of struggle." - Bell Hooks

"Outside our small safe place flies mystery." - A S Byatt

"The world is not a rational place." - Bette Greene

"Ego & Hype have no place in business." - Keshia Chante

"You're all playin' for second place." - Larry Bird

"Florida is a very healing place." - Burt Reynolds

"Place the team above yourself always." - John Wooden

"Libraries can take the place of God." - Umberto Eco

"While I am a lawyer by profession and have travelled to several countries, working and educating myself, I came from a rural background in a Third World country at a time when women were told what their place was and whose mothers enjoyed even less." - Dalia Grybauskaite

"Are' you a little old for your mom to be picking out your clothes for you? Really? Shopping at the Children's Place at your age? I'm sure there's some third-grader dying to know who bought the last navy I-sore shirt. (Nekoda)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Aren't you a little old for your mom to be picking out your clothes for you? Really? Shopping at the Children's Place at your age? I'm sure there's some third-grader dying to know who bought the last navy I-sore shirt. (Nekoda)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"You may think it odd that there were three men to look after one tiny station, but the people who ran the railway knew that if you left two men together in a lonely place they would quarrel, but if you left three men, two of them could always grumble to each other about the third, and then they would be quite happy." - Joan Aiken

"Geology holds the keys of one of the kingdoms of nature; and it cannot be said that a science which extends our Knowledge, and by consequence our Power, over a third part of nature, holds a low place among intellectual employments." - William Buckland

"Whenever you feel threatened or afraid, you should place your hands over your third chakra, right in the middle of your stomach, and breathe very deliberately and slowly until you feel calm. In doing so, you will actually begin to feel stronger and more protected. Breath gives us life and it is the source of our power." - Sonia Choquette

"People keep telling me about the white race and the black race - and it really doesn't make sense. I played Miami, met a fellow two shades darker than me - and his name was Ginsberg! Took my place in two sit-in demonstrations - nobody knew the difference. The he tried for a third lunch counter and blew the whole bit ... asked for blintzes." - Dick Gregory

"I am looking forward to getting out of the bubble. I am glad that I'm leaving this place at a relatively young age, at 55. So I have the opportunity for a second maybe even a third act in a way that I think would be tougher if I were, you know, the age of some presidents when they left." - Barack Obama

"Paris in the mid-'50s was a very interesting place. It was only ten years after the Third Reich had left, and the city was awash with guns, and crime, and racketeering, and all sorts of hangovers from a very difficult time in French history. So it's an interesting time to be a policeman." - Rowan Atkinson

"I did a lot of this through writing flashbacks. Many of the flashbacks took place at Cal's school and I eventually cut them because they didn't seem essential and they slowed the pace of the story in the first third of the book. They were essential to me, though, in that I learned about my characters." - Edan Lepucki

"With the first kid, you micromanage it, making sure there's no hair out of place when it goes off to school. But by the third kid, it's more like, "Oh, you want to wear a splatter-painted, Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt for seven days in a row and not brush your hair? Go for it. Be who you want to be."" - Annie E. Clark

"There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names - calling the first class, Idols of the Tribe ; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theater." - Francis Bacon

"The comedy is always the same. In the first act the hero imagines a place where happiness exists. In the second he strives towards that goal. In the third he comes up short or what amounts to the same thing he achieves his goal only to find that happiness lies a little further down the road." - James Branch Cabell

"It doesn't have to be on Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to be by the time you turn eighteen or thirty-three or fifty-nine. It doesn't have to conform to whatever is usual. It doesn't have to be kismet at once, or rhapsody by the third date. It just has to be. In time. In place. In spirit. It just has to be." - David Levithan

"It's 2010. I'm forty-three years old. I've just turned in the final draft of what will be my third novel when I decide I want a tattoo. Maybe it's a middle-age thing. Or maybe now that my kids are nearly grown and I have a career in place, I'm finally coming into my own." - Therese Fowler

"I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline." - Arthur Godfrey

"By dimension, we simply mean an independent direction in which, in principle, you can move; in which motion can take place. In an everyday world, we have left-right as one dimension; we have back-forth as a second one; and we have up-down as a third." - Brian Greene

"But there was no question in my mind that I was gonna still go for it. I was still going for the win. I wasn't skiing for second or third place today, and in the end I think that's probably what got me there." - Bode Miller

"A third place to build the Great Society is in the classrooms of America. There your children's lives will be shaped. Our society will not be great until every young mind is set free to scan the farthest reaches of thought and imagination. We are still far from that goal." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Most of my movies get about a third raves, a third vicious attacks, and a third in-between." - James Toback

"I was a child of the '60s basically, which is a real blank. I really started growing up, I think, in the '70s. I'm a glam-rock kid. But Dublin, Ireland in those days was a very dark place, as in it was a very poor, almost third world. Economically, the whole world is going through a recession at the moment. In the '60s, '70s, and the '80s in Ireland was a real recession. It wasn't a pleasant place." - Gavin Friday

"There are four pillars to happiness, which is the ultimate goal in life-to be happy. Health is first, family is second, home is third. That safe place where you can go to and regroup, be in a safe place by yourself start over. Those three things lead to the fourth pillar which is the hope and dream that tomorrow is going to be better. Without that you have not much at all." - Bill Walton

"Knowledge has three degrees-opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition." - Plotinus

"Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is." - D H Lawrence

"Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third." - Joseph Epstein

"The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it." - Bear Bryant

"One rule I had was make your best pitch and back up third base. That relay might get away and you've got another shot at him." - Lefty Gomez

"(Dwight Gooden) his fastball crackling , his curveball dropping as suddenly as a duck shot in the air, has begun his charge for a third straight award-winning season." - Ira Berkow

"Oakland has now increased its payroll to the point that it now ranks third in the Bay Area among all McDonald's franchises." - Sandy Alderson

"The third petition of the Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intention of letting anyone's will be done but their own." - Aldous Huxley

"I'm on the third line. I'm a crasher. I know my role. I'm just trying to help. I'm not stupid enough to think I'm great out there." - Darcy Tucker

"The hitter asks the owner to give him a big raise so he can go somewhere he's never been, and the owner says "You mean third base?"" - Henny Youngman

"I wish to see this beverage become common instead of the whiskey which kills sone-third of our citizens and ruins their families." - Thomas Jefferson

"When Nicklaus plays wells well, he wins. When he plays badly, he finishes second. When he plays terribly, he finishes third." - Johnny Miller

"To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our school-masters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us." - Baron de Montesquieu

"If you want to be a physicist, you must do three things-first, study mathematics, second, study more mathematics, and third, do the same." - Arnold Sommerfeld

"If you want to know how many prison cells to build, look at the number of third graders who can't read." - Mary Landrieu

"I wasn't very good about the pain. I started screaming for painkillers after the third contraction and didn't stop until my daughter was eating solid food." - Linda Sunshine



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