Quotes: fifty

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  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali
    American Boxer 1942-
    Muhammad Ali
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    A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
    Stephen Bayley
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    As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
  • At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.
  • At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.
  • Baltasar Gracián
    Baltasar Gracián
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
  • Candice Bergen
    Candice Bergen
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    But when I disappeared, it sort of pissed me off, that guys get to go on being sexual until they're seventy or eighty, and we disappear at forty-five or fifty.
  • Marie Dressler
    Marie Dressler
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    By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.
  • Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated in the Second World War - thousands of them in Auschwitz - we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
  • Brad Holland
    Brad Holland
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    Fifty years ago, it was the dream of every bohemian artist to be seen getting out of a limousine wearing blue jeans and sneakers. Today, it's the dream of probably half the people in the country.
  • Brooks Robinson
    Brooks Robinson
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    Fifty years from now I'll be just three inches of type in a record book.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
  • Dwight L. Moody
    Dwight L. Moody
    American evangelist 1837-1899
    Dwight L. Moody
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    Give me a man who says, ''This one thing I do,'' and not, ''These fifty things, I dabble in.
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward Dahlberg
    American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
    Edward Dahlberg
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    Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    American actress 1926-1962
    Marilyn Monroe
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    Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul.
    Source: Marilyn Monroe : In Her Own Words (1983)
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