Quotes by nine-tenths
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American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.Source: A Year with C. S. Lewis
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
English writer 1709-1784
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
American musician 1947-2017
For a long time, our only mode of travel was an Econoline van. Eleven of us, with nine sleeping in the back on two mattresses.
Thomas Alva Edison
American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
American politician 1928-2019
How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we're not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born.
William Lyon Phelps
American author, critic and scholar 1865-1943
I am glad my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower, but I am gladder that there are nine generations between us.
American magician 1956-
I discovered that magic tricks got me more attention from the girls in my class when I was nine - so a magician was born!
Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actress 1974-
I happen to be lucky in that I knew what I wanted to do as far as a career since I was nine years old.
Hunter S. Thompson
American journalist 1939-
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
French producer and Actor 1896-1948
I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
I'm not the most loathsome man in the world. I've dropped to number nine.
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