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Year Passing Quotes


"The trash and litter of nature disappears into the ground with the passing of each year, but man's litter has more permanence." - John Steinbeck

"Every passing year brings us more past futures." - Bruce Sterling

"With each passing year, one has less to say, and knows better how to say it." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Is this year over yet? Too many people are passing away. Rest In Peace, George Michael." - William Shatner

"With every passing year, BEC proves that it still has surprises left for us." - Eric Allin Cornell

"Little we heed the tempest drear, While music, mirth, and social cheer, Speed on their wings the passing year." - Walter Scott

"A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year." - Oliver Goldsmith

"A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Do passing drills that come from your offense." - John Wooden

"This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there's this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity." - Ann Voskamp

"It's becoming less and less the National Security Agency and more and more the national surveillance agency. It's gaining more offensive powers with each passing year." - Edward Snowden

"With each passing year, because of advances in computer technology, there are more things, each more sophisticated, that we aren't allowed to do any more." - Paul Lutus

"The more we live, more brief appear Our life's succeeding stages; A day to childhood seems a year, And years like passing ages." - Thomas Campbell

"As a young person growing up in Washington, D.C., summers were hot, humid and relentless. My friends and I grew more restless and adventurous with every passing year." - Henry Rollins

"But with each passing year and each new study, the evidence for the genetic contribution to individual and group differences becomes more firmly established than ever." - J Philippe Rushton

"Maybe this is just me, but as time goes by, I'm more bewildered by modernity. It gets more unfathomable with every passing year." - Dylan Moran

"In the year 1456 ... a Comet was seen passing Retrograde between the Earth and the sun... Hence I dare venture to foretell, that it will return again in the year 1758." - Edmond Halley

"[It's] not one thing this year, one thing another year." - Hedi Slimane

"I'm celebrating my 40th year in show business this year." - Roy Ayers

"Earthly pride is like the passing flower, that springs to fall, and blossoms but to die." - Henry Kirke White

"What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns." - Wilfred Owen

"Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true." - Jacques-Henri Lartigue

"Never use the passing years as an excuse for old age." - Robert Breault

"The sound man, immune as to a sacrifice of straw dogs, faces the passing human generations." - Frederick Lenz

"A child, then a man, now a feather / Passing through a furious fire / Called time." - Mary Jo Bang

"Liberals believe in burning the American flag, urinating on crucifixes, and passing out birth control pills to 11-year-olds without telling their parents - but God forbid an infidel touch a Quran at Guantanamo." - Ann Coulter

"With every passing year we discover more evidence to support Darwin's revolutionary hypothesis that the cognitive and emotional lives of animals differ only by degree, from the fishes to the birds to the monkeys to humans." - Roger Fouts

"With each passing year, experimental observations further undermine the claim of a large positive feedback from water. In fact, observations suggest that the feedback is close to zero or may even be negative." - William Happer

"Every year, at 8:00 PM on the second Saturday of July, hundreds of people gather along a section of Los Angeles rail track to drop their pants and moon passing passenger trains." - James Frey

"There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency." - James Bovard

"In the year 1857, passing through Washington on our return from the annual visit to Philadelphia, I had the distinguished honor of visiting a President for the first time." - John Sergeant Wise

"I feel like I've matured more musically than I have personally. But I totally embrace what becoming older has to offer. I find the wisdom that comes with each passing year is a trip." - Kirk Hammett

"Tennis was more than a passing interest, but I found my ability didn't measure up to these West Coast kids who had played 12 months a year and taken it much more seriously than I." - Kevin Warsh

"Bush the Elder's stature as president grows with every passing year. He was the finest foreign policy president I've ever covered and a man who defied his party on tax increases while imposing budget restrictions on the Democrats." - Joe Klein

"Honor to the earth," the abbot said, "honor to the dead in the passing of the year; honor to the living, in the coming of the new. A Great Year passes tonight. A new one begins. Let the good that is old continue and let the rest perish...." - C J Cherryh

"Often I say to myself "Really, what are we doing on this planet?" We are passing the message as well as we can, communicating our fears, our hopes ... Day in day out, week after week and year after year, people kill each other." - Elie Wiesel

"The best argument for teaching poetry is to put a three-year-old or a four-year-old and read Dr. Seuss, or Robert Louis Stevenson, and to feel how the child and you are engaging in something that's really basic to the animal, which is passing on in these rhythmic ways, something that came from somewhere." - Robert Pinsky

"For most people, a life lived alone, with passing strangers or passing lovers, is incoherent and ultimately unbearable. Someone must be there to know what we have done for those we love." - Frank Pittman

"Everything passes. There is great beauty in this, both in the passing of pain and in the passing of pleasure. When things present themselves to you as permanent, don't believe it." - Guy Finley

"Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark - spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving." - Martin Amis

"Knowing is passing from the false to the true and seeing the Absolute Whole in the part." - Mahmud Shabistari

"The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature-nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing." - Bill Vaughan

"Passing is your best weapon against man to man. Dribble penetration is your best weapon against zone." - Bobby Knight

"Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of." - Walter Scott

"I sense a scream passing through nature. I painted ... the clouds as actual blood. The colour shrieked." - Edvard Munch

"The flow of blessings in our life is directly related to our passing blessings along to someone else." - Thomas Kinkade

"Is she not passing fair?" - William Shakespeare

"Keep passing the open windows." - John Irving

"In school, I was a genius of the year preceding the year I was in, every year." - Sean Penn

"Those trees seem to grow every year..." - Peter Alliss

"I'm always active throughout the year." - Devon Windsor

"I started doing improv my sophomore year." - Rachel Dratch

"I spend about a year between novels." - Anne Tyler

"Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it." - Sherrod Brown

"Science grows like a weed every year." - Kary Mullis

"To sustain hatred is a very difficult thing to do, year after year. It's exhausting." - Nick Cave

"A new year can begin only because the old year ends." - Madeleine L'Engle

"I buy myself a gift every year, so this year I bought everything I wanted." - Kim Kardashian

"Our motto, which we are not afraid to repeat year after year, is 'Death to America'!" - Hassan Nasrallah

"Business 2.0 was hugely profitable last year, and will be profitable this year." - James Daly

"I couldn't comprehend a 35-year-old woman gravitating toward a 70-year-old man." - Eric Dane

"Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year." - Joseph Barbera

"Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late." - Branch Rickey

"There are too many 50-year-olds dressing as 20-year-olds." - Carine Roitfeld

"The Reproductions of the living Ens From sires to sons, unknown to sex, commence... Unknown to sex the pregnant oyster swells, And coral-insects build their radiate shells... Birth after birth the line unchanging runs, And fathers live transmitted in their sons; Each passing year beholds the unvarying kinds, The same their manners, and the same their minds." - Erasmus Darwin

"With each passing year, people of faith grow increasingly distressed by the hostility of public institutions toward religious expression. We have witnessed the steady erosion of the time-honored rights of religious Americans - both as individuals and as communities - to practice what they believe in the public square." - Ralph E. Reed, Jr.

"IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction." - Carl Van Doren

"If eternity had a season, it would be midsummer. Autumn, winter, spring are all change and passage, but at the height of summer the year stands poised. It's only a passing moment, but even as it passes the heart knows it cannot change." - Ursula K Le Guin

"With each passing year the difficulty of meeting any fixed quantitative target increases progressively. Moreover, plausible estimates of when the Protocol would go into effect leave such a small window of time before the first commitment period that achievement of the Kyoto targets will eventually pass out of reach." - Henry Sylvester Jacoby

"Climate change has a very high procrastination penalty that just grows with each passing year of inaction - rather like what happens if you don't pay off your credit card. But for climate, there is no such thing as a fresh start from bankruptcy." - William H. Calvin

"What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The numbers stand at 200 species a day. That's 73,000 a year. This culture is oblivious to their passing, feels entitled to their every last niche, and there is no roll call on the nightly news." - Lierre Keith

"Every passing year brings us more past futures. Here in Europe they had a Dark Age so extensive, radical and obliterative that everyone forgot how to speak Latin. It's counterproductive to blither on about "the" future. It's always somebody's future, and we're not who we used to be." - Bruce Sterling

"All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not." - Nick Hornby

"The U.S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits." - Bill Gates

"the miserable specimens who call themselves ' liberals ' are really conservatives: they're desperately even hysterically defending a welfare-warfare kleptocracy that is now at least four generations old, against growing numbers of us (unlike Republicans , who seem to become more ignorant with every passing year) who have actually managed to learn something from history and are struggling to dismantle said kleptocracy." - L Neil Smith

"The pleasure and sadness of youth is that the speed of its passing is never thought about; and so you say that you will do this or that in a year, in five years, only to wake up one morning to realize that what you thought was infinitely prolonged has ended." - Derek Tangye

"IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction." - Carl Clinton Van Doren

"This year I've just been aggressive. I still have that mindset of passing the ball, and being aggressive and attacking to the basket is going to draw more attention, and that way I can find my teammates. Being in attack mode is something I try to bring into every single game, and that's what's making me be so successful." - James Harden

"Schedules on TV are so tight, and it feels like they get tighter and tighter with every passing year. The idea of asking where your character's come from or where they grew up - you would just get a little bit laughed at." - Jessica Raine

"And this year, when we end the cruel, defeatist practice of passing children who cannot read into fourth grade, and when our most diligent students begin to graduate from high school in 11 years, and get a head start on college costs with the dollars they earned through their hard work, others will take notice of Indiana yet again." - Mitch Mcconnell

"One thing we're going to focus on is the middle class and the crushing prices and stagnant wages they're facing. What motivates me is looking at my 3-year-old son and thinking about what we're passing on to him and his future wife and their future kids." - Bobby Schilling

"I can't admit to myself that the creation of a Palestinian state won't happen. What I know is that with each passing year it gets more and more difficult to happen, not least because there is more and more bloodshed, generation upon generation." - David Miliband

"In my life, there have been people that I was convinced would be around forever, and yet, somehow they managed to drift away after a couple of years. Likewise there have been people who have begun as casual acquaintances but become more important with each passing year." - Alana Stewart

"On a day - alack the day! - Love, whose month is ever May, Spied a blossom passing fair Playing in the wanton air" - William Shakespeare

"This, however, is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return." - Bertrand Russell

"In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all, and it comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible, except with the passing of time." - Abraham Lincoln

"We all know grandparents whose values transcend passing fads and pressures, and who possess the wisdom of distilled pain and joy." - Jimmy Carter

"The boundaries of democracy have to be widened so as to include economic equality also. This is the great revolution through which we are all passing." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Listen ... With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break free from the trees And fall." - Adelaide Crapsey

"O passing angel, speed me with a song, a melody of heaven to reach my heart and rouse me to the race and make me strong." - Christina Rossetti

"The jury passing on the prisoner's life may in the sworn twelve have a thief or two guiltier than him they try." - William Shakespeare

"Meditation simply means a state of no-thought, awareness without the process of thought, just pure, mirror-like awareness, with no thoughts passing in the mind." - Rajneesh

"My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, and till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, for then she never looks upon her lure." - William Shakespeare

"The spirit must be felt so intensely that it has power to call others in passing, for it must pass, not stop in the pictures..." - Emily Carr

"How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude! But grant me still a friend in my retreat, whom I may whisper, solitude is sweet." - William Cowper

"Science is the knowledge of constant things, not merely of passing events, and is properly less the knowledge of general laws than of existing facts." - John Ruskin

"I nod to a passing stranger, and the stranger nods back, and two human beings go off, feeling a little less anonymous." - Robert Breault

"The birth and rebirth of all nature, / The passing of winter and spring, / We share with the life universal, / Rejoice in the magical ring." - Doreen Valiente

"Putting your hand into a river, you simultaneously touch the last of what is passing and the first of what is coming." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"People kept passing our [ with Robert Ben Garant] script around, and suddenly we had this reputation as screenwriters, which we're not - we're sketch comedy guys." - Thomas Lennon

"How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude!" - Jean De La Bruyere

"He's passing the ball like Idi Amin." - Alan Parry

"Implores the passing tribute of a sigh." - Thomas Gray

"A power is passing from the earth." - William Wordsworth

"Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history." - Samuel Johnson

"Everything is passing ... enjoy its momentariness" - Mooji

"A moment's thought is passion's passing knell." - John Keats

"Prayer is faith passing into action." - Richard Cecil

"Gray skies are just clouds passing over." - Duke Ellington

"Gray skies are just clouds passing over." - Frank Gifford

"The internet is just a passing fad." - Bill Gates

"I don't think there's a lot of carry-over from year to year. I don't think anybody cares what you did the year before." - Tom Brady

"The United States has been becoming worse year after year after year for decades, and it's guaranteed to continue down that path if we don't change something." - David Swanson

"For most of the track world, the Olympic year is such a huge year, and it's a big year for us marathoners too." - Ryan Hall

"The year you win an Oscar is the fastest year in a Hollywood actor's life. Twelve months later they ask, 'Who won the Oscar last year?'" - Cliff Robertson

"I wanted to make a record that people could put on year after year after year, and it would never feel dated." - Martina Mcbride

"Once a year go somewhere you have never been before." - Dalai Lama

"I need a six month vacation twice a year." - Pete MacArthur

"I know, but I had a better year than Hoover." - Babe Ruth

"The first pale blossom of the unripened year." - Anna Letitia Barbauld

"A life without love is like a year without spring." - Octavian Paler

"Year: A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments." - Ambrose Bierce

"Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year everybody." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Where unwilling dies the rose; buds the new another year." - Dorothy Parker

"Everyone is a genius at least once a year." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"A farmer is always going to be rich next year." - Philemon

"Snoopy: So this is the last day of the year. Another complete year gone by and what have I accomplished this year that I haven't accomplished every other year? Nothing! (He smiles.) How consistent can you get?" - Charles M Schulz

"I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy" - Megan Fox

"I have a twelve year old sex doll. Brand new." - Anthony Jeselnik

"You can't settle a 50-year conflict in 52 weeks." - Juan Manuel Santos

"School should be eleven months of the year." - Nikki Giovanni

"Each year, more people want to become artists." - Ai Weiwei

"Chelsea Manning attempted to commit suicide twice last year." - Amy Goodman

"Five billion dollars a year spent on ringtones? What the?" - David Pogue

"My life is better with every year of living it." - Rachel Maddow

"Typically, a book takes me about a year to write." - Ted Bell

"It is funny what a year can do." - Victor Cruz

"There's no such thing as a 100-year flood." - Andrew Cuomo

"It's been an amazing year of individual performances." - Steve Kerr

"In the seventeenth year of my age my mother died." - William Lilly

"As a 12-year-old, I think everything seems scary." - Rooney Mara

"I look forward to the holiday season every year." - Cate Blanchett

"Extinction was a difficult concept for a 10-year-old." - Nell Newman

"I work 338 days a year, 16 hours a day." - Dave Pelzer

"Every year, virtually every governor balances the budget." - Mitt Romney

"I worked in 40 restaurants over a five-year period." - Charlie Trotter

"I'm just very amused by five-year-old humor." - Kesha

"Taking Big Bird away from our five year olds, lunch money away from our ten year olds, job training programs away from our fifteen year olds, and college loans away from our twenty year olds is a disgrace." - John Murray

"Congress can't take the year off, election or no election." - Kay Bailey Hutchison

"Sometimes we'll only see each other in passing, like ships passing in the night." - Justin Hartley



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