Quotes by shelf
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The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt.
English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author 1923-2009
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
American stand-up comedian and actor 1929-
Comedians are innately programmed to pick up oddities like mispronounced words, upside-down books on a shelf, and generally undetectable mistakes in everyday life.
American-Irish writer 1926-2011
I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.Source: The Wall Street Journal (29-12-2011)
American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. 1936-
It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
English poet, novelist and librarian 1922-1985
Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
American poet 1885-1972
People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
English singer-songwriter 1957-
So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage, whereas the love songs tend to be like novels, you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
British fashion designer 1961-
Somehow, stars have a lot of class if they are done right; they never have a shelf life.
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives.
The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
There's a Bible on the shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire-poison and antidote.