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  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
  • Barry Hannah
    Barry Hannah
    American novelist 1942-2010
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    Honestly, I envy painters, who can have a masterpiece in one morning. Or musicians, who can write something in 30 minutes and arrange it in an hour, sometimes. 'Cause with this, with writing, you can occasionally feel like a caveman, like you've been working with pitch and tar on this brush.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.
  • Barbara Sher
    Barbara Sher
    American speaker, lifestyle coach, and author 1935-
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    ''Now'' is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
  • Big Bank Hank
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    'Rapper's Delight' was done in 17 minutes. Just one take, no mistakes, and it went to press from there. The record went platinum in 8 days.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
    American entrepreneur, and author
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    'Sunspring,' the first known screenplay written by an AI, was produced recently. It is awesome. Awesomely awful. But it's worth watching all ten minutes of it to get a taste of the gap between a great screenplay and something an AI can currently produce.
  • Milton Berle
    Milton Berle
    American comedian and actor 1908-2002
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    A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
  • Francis Picabia
    Francis Picabia
    French painter and poet 1878-1953
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    A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in.
  • Billy Porter
    Billy Porter
    American actor and singer 1969-
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    All you need to do is turn on the news, and in five minutes, you're depressed with the state of the world. Choosing joy is a completely active choice. It doesn't just happen. You can't just say, 'I want to be happy.' You have to take action.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    America is said to have the highest per capita boredom of any spot on earth! We know that because we have the greatest number of artificial amusements of any country. People have become so empty that they can't even entertain themselves. They have to pay other people to amuse them, to make them laugh, to try to make them feel warm and happy and comfortable for a few minutes, to try to lose that awful, frightening, hollow feeling-that terrible, dreaded feeling of being lost and alone.
  • Bradley Whitford
    Bradley Whitford
    American actor and political activist 1959-
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    Anybody who can dial a telephone can master tennis scoring in about 15 minutes.
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