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If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
by Charles Barkley

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

Related topics: Sports

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back.
Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.
- Charles Barkley

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

These are my new shoes.
They're good shoes.
They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me,
they definitely won't make you handsome like me.
They'll only make you have shoes like me.
That's it.
- Charles Barkley

 

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
- Al Boliska

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

And finally I twist my heart round again,
so that the bad is on the outside
and the good is on the inside,
and keep on trying to find a way of becoming
what I would so like to be, and could be,
if there weren't any other people living in the world.
- Anne Frank

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You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the
refrigerator are so far apart,
some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
- Joey Adams

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but
tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
- Sacha Guitry

What is sad for women of my generation is that they
weren't supposed to work if they had families.
What were they going to do when the children are grown -
watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
- Jackie Kennedy

Many folks think they aren't good at earning money,
when what they don't know is how to use it.
- Frank Howard Clark

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

This film cost $31 million.
With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
- Clint Eastwood

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image
can sometimes lead to eating disorders.
We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders,
most of them young women.
- Tipper Gore

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential
and Congressional campaigns,
the U.S.
government is virtually up for sale.
- John W. Gardner

There is a vast world of work out there in this country,
where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone -
many of whom are bored out of their minds.
All day long.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A New Year's resolution is something that
goes in one Year and out the other.
- Anonymous

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
- Charles Lamb

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

A happy New Year to all the world.
- Charles Dickens

I have the body of an eighteen year old.
I keep it in the fridge.
- Spike Milligan

Every day is a good day to make a resolution
for beginning a new way of living,
but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus
for reviewing our lives and resolving
to live each day with conscious attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her
husband a month before she marries him and what she
thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family.
That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future.
That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
- Thomas Carper

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

A year ago I had a back injury and followed a good
nutrition program to help speed up my recovery.
I focused on exercise and staying healthy in order
to get back out on the ice.
- Sasha Cohen

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love,
trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.
- Paul Sweeney

So, when it comes to eating healthy,
it's just doing the right thing.
And it's not something you have to do 365 days a year,
but I think it's something you have to do 25 days a month.
Let's put it that way.
- Mike Ditka

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Have your new year's resolutions been a new beginning for you
or have they just been different words on the same old beginning?
Maybe now's the time to establish
a new pattern of viewing your life fresh.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
- Oprah Winfrey

My New Year's resolution is to stick to a good workout
plan that will keep me healthy and happy.
- James Lafferty

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year,
or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you.
You've got to be prepared.
- Geraldo Rivera

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.
- William Arthur Ward

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is
the best time of the year.
- Franklin P. Adams

We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It seems every year, people make the resolution to
exercise and lose weight and get in shape.
- Ed Smith

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and,
like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of
the year and of the season of which we are born.
Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
- Carl Jung

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar


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