Quotes: occasional

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  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
    Groucho Marx
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    A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    American humorist, criticus 1889-1945
    Robert Benchley
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    As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
  • Brit Morin
    Brit Morin
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    Don't let a lack of big company names on your resume get you down, but also, don't let it feed a Silicon Valley ego. Oftentimes, the best candidates come from startups or smaller companies. It shows they are open to risk and can keep up with the long hours and occasional harsh demands.
  • Horace Benchley
    Horace Benchley
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    Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.
    Source: Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient - perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    I know: If you're looking down at Earth, you're looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    If a politician doesn't wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player doesn't want to get tackled or want the risk of an a occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads on.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
    Robertson Davies
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    If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.
  • Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
  • H. L. Wayland
    H. L. Wayland
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    Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
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