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Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.
Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for life, love what you do.
Mary Higgins Clark
I came to accept during my freshman year that many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I'd feared.
A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!
Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?
Everything changes, including the stars. I really can't hate [for] more than 5 or 10 years. Wouldn't it be terrible to be always burdened with those primary emotions you had at one time?
Procrastination is the thief of time:
Year after year it steals, till all are fled,
And to the mercies of a moment leaves
The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
For the last five or six years the most important thing in my life has been my family.
Let my life as Poet begin. I want the life of the Poet. I have labored for over twelve years, one thousand pages of prose. Now, I want the easiness of poetry. The brevity of the poem.
Maxine Hong Kingston
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Now the New Year reviving old Desires,
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,
Where the White Hand Of Moses on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires.
I've known for years that resentments don't hurt the person we resent, but they do hurt us.
I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years, either.
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
How does a project get to be a year late? … One day at a time.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.
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