In this post, you will find great Second Quotes from famous people, such as Lyle Lovett, Lucy Boynton, Lobsang Tenzin, Dick Dale, Andreas Pereira. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
My first performance was in second grade with my friend Rodney Fisher, and we worked up versions of ‘Long Tall Texan’ and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand.’ It gave me a little early confidence that I could actually do this music thing.
I want to act every second of every day.
In the Buddhist learning process, we say three stages. The first is hearing, the second is contemplation, and the third is meditation.
Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan each suffered through his second four years. FDR was checkmated by Congress and the Supreme Court. Ike was dogged by Sputnik and reckless charges that the United States suffered from a Missile Gap. Reagan had to wend his way through Iran-Contra.
Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things – it almost becomes second nature to do so.
First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.
I still believe nonfiction is the most important literature to come out of the second half of the 20th century.
When you’re a father, you know exactly where your heart really is. There’s no question of it, no doubt. That part of your life has no second guessing.
We all make mistakes, and we all need second chances. For youth in foster care, these mistakes are often purposeful – if not consciously so; a way to test the strength of a bond and establish trust in a new parent.
After the Second World War, people in Japan no longer died for their country, and even that expression was no longer used.
There are two main jobs in acting – the first one is to be a good actor, and the second one is to convince everyone that you’re a good actor.
Even two of humanity‘s most intimate possessions – a sense of self and a body image – are fluid, highly modifiable creations of the brain‘s mischievous deployment of electricity and a handful of chemicals. They both can change or be changed on less than a second’s notice.
For me, Munich is more than just a second home. I can imagine staying forever.
The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
One of the big songwriting things for me has always been: always think what you do sucks. Because the second you stop believing that, you suck. And that’s a fact.
Custom is second nature.
There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
Most bayonets throughout history have probably not been used because soldiers just can’t do it, something holds them back… the same goes for shooting the enemy. We’ve got this fascinating evidence from the Second World War, and also from other wars, that most soldiers couldn’t do it.
There’s no such thing as second class citizenship. That’s like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
It is often said that second thoughts are best. So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
Playing basketball is second nature to me; acting I found far more challenging.
The second you’re not honest with yourself, you’ve lost everything.
I didn’t lose. I got second. That’s still winning. How could I be unhappy with second place? There are a million people who would love to be in my position.
Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.
Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place.
The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like. But the second biggest determinant is probably governance, good governance or a certain kind of governance makes a huge difference in our lives.
After four years as Administrator of the SBA, I have let President Obama know that I will not be staying for a second term. I will stay on until my successor is confirmed to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.
First things first, second things never.
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.
I feel blessed to have an opportunity to try out for a second Olympics team and if it doesn’t work out, hey I gave it my all.
I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.
When politicians offer you something for nothing, or something that sounds too good to be true, it’s always worth taking a careful second look.
The Federal Reserve has an official commitment to two different policies. One is to prevent inflation from getting too high. The second is to maintain high employment… the European Central Bank has only the first. It has no commitment to keep employment up.
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
You want to watch TV and escape for a second, and that’s what ‘The Bachelorette’ has always been.
I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.
I think India is very passionate about films. It’s almost a second religion back home. Due to that, I think film stars are – are really held in great esteem. Not that we’re complaining, but I think with that comes a lot of responsibility.
The regulator banned cryptocurrency… then there was an order from the Supreme Court. So, in the absence of any strong law, it was very important for us to come out with a comprehensive law-one for the private digital currency and second for the government for its digital form of currency, or the virtual currency.
I was at Boulogne, in the second team – the sixth, then the fifth division. I wasn’t professional, so I kept studying because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make a living as a footballer.
I have always adhered to two principles. The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight.
My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
Acting is everybody‘s favorite second job.
I know television. I’ve done it for a while, and I know that most of the time, you don’t get second chances.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
I’m not really about spending every second on social media. I think there’s a lot more useful things you can do with your time.
I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the same.
Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can’t play a song; maybe I’m hitting on something that I don’t want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
The second thing is, if you want to do something about global warming, you have to think much more long-term. There is something wrong with saying we should start using renewables now, while they are still incredibly expensive.
I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I’m recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it’s not as commonplace to be recognized.
Outside of my own home, England is my second home.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
The Second Amendment does protect the right to people to possess weapons for self-defense in the home. That’s what the Supreme Court said.
There are few things as powerful as the joy of someone who got a second chance and found their purpose.
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
Don’t ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It’s too short, and you’re too special.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to thing when you have outlived the first interest and not yet the second which comes with a sort of mastery.
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
A people can prosper under a very bad government and suffer under a very good one, if in the first case the local administration is effective and in the second it is inefficient.
I’m a great believer that the most important years are the sort of early years but the preschool years and then into the first and second grades. If you get a good base in the first and second grade and you can read, you can do anything.
There has been a huge attack against private sector unions. Actually, that’s been going on since the Second World War.
There are two ways to think about the one percent – the Bernie Sanders way, where we’re all competing for a zero-sum pie where it’s just a question of negotiations. The second way, which is the one I put forward, is no, it’s really innovation in a knowledge-based economy.
I never have my CNN off, it’s on the whole day. I don’t want to be out of range of television. I’m constantly bombarded by information – Somalia one second, Haiti the next – I need that constant pounding. I couldn’t write without television. I need to have the world in my room.
I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second.
When I was 15 or 16 playing in groups, we used to sit in the car and try to write the lyrics down as a song was playing, and we’d assign each person a verse, you know: ‘I’m going to do the first one. You go for the second one.’ And then sometimes you’d wait an hour for it to come on again so you could finish it up.
Now, we are selling over 5 million songs a day now. Isn’t that unbelievable? That’s 58 songs every second of every minute of every hour of every day.
Falling down became second nature and it really didn’t bother me.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.
There are two different types of prototyping. First, the gut sense. You know how far you can take it. Second, you need experts to figure out whether or not it is attainable.
The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.
A picture story just doesn’t run like a film. It doesn’t have 24 frames per second. It doesn’t deal with this illusion of movement.
Fortunately, in Piramal Enterprises, we are in three broad sectors. One is in the whole financial services sector, the second is in pharmaceuticals, and the third is in healthcare analytics and data.
The best part of a goalkeeper is that when you are the second choice you get to gain a lot of experience by sitting outside and watching.
I was the second of six kids. I wouldn’t say we were poor; we had no money. That’s different.
Although it’s the second largest country in the world, our useful area has been reduced. Our immigration policy is disgusting: We plunder southern countries by depriving them of future leaders, and we want to increase our population to support economic growth.
Time move forward, and time move quick. So you just have to enjoy every second, every moment.
I went on a school trip aged 13 around the Mediterranean on a Second World War ship. Seeing lemon trees and orange groves at that age was amazing.
The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can’t even comprehend it. It’s such an illusion, it’s such a strange thing.
My dance background helped me tremendously. Dancing is like second nature to me.
There is no such thing as second place. Either you’re first or you’re nothing.
For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
Himachal is my second home.
I don’t think everyone should get a second chance.
In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
The origin of all revolutions and corruption, and the spur and source of all base morals are just two sayings: The First Saying: ‘So long as I’m full, what is it to me if others die of hunger?’ The Second Saying: ‘You suffer hardship so that I can live in ease; you work so that I can eat.’
America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.
President Obama vowed in his State of the Union address to make assisting domestic manufacturers a top priority for his second term.
You read ‘Stalingrad’ by Antony Beevor because you’re interested in the Second World War or Russia or whatever.
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.
When you write your first book, you’re writing in a vacuum; it doesn’t matter how much time it takes. And then with the second book, you’re on contract, and you have deadlines, and it’s a little bit tougher. And also the expectations. You don’t want to let your characters down.
I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second.
I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
With something like ‘Second Sun’ it was something I’d never really done before. It has no drums and I think that was the first time I’d done this sort of instrumental, bass-less kind of piece.
It always seems like coming to my second home whenever I come to Lucknow.
Everybody has forgotten that Russia helped start the Second World War.
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions.
Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Have friends. ‘Tis a second existence.
The disappointing second novel is measured against the brilliant first novel – often no novel lives up to the first. Literary improvement seems like an unfair expectation.
The first time you say something, it’s heard. The second time, it’s recognized, and the third time it’s learned.
Our Founding Fathers knew that without Second Amendment freedom, all of our freedoms could be in jeopardy.
The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there’s a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system.
I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time. I never have. And it’s a relief. If I’m walking around a desert or whatever, every second is worthwhile.
The time between appearances for us is so great that we lose track of it. It would be like watching ‘Ben Hur’ at one frame a second. There would be long periods of time where absolutely nothing was going on.
A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth – and endures all the rest.
If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.
And if you remember the other part of the context is we were then all deceived about the French position and told the French had said they’d veto any second resolution – which wasn’t true, we now know.
I just was in the second round. That’s painful, because always is tough to lose, but well, that’s sport. You win, you lose.
I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time.
Medals are decided by hundredths of a second, so I need assurance that my vision is perfect every time I compete, no matter what the conditions.
In the second half of primary school, I liked live-action shows and giant-monster movies, and then in junior high, I got into regular movies.
I’ve had a terrific life, from building one company to be the second largest company in the securities industry and merging that into American Express, and becoming president of that company.
I have no wish for a second husband. I had enough of the first. I like to have my own way to lie down mistress, and get up master.
Extradition treaties date back at least to 1259 B.C., when the Hittite King Hattusili the Third and Ramesses the Second signed a treaty of ‘peace and brotherhood for all time.’ They have become more commonplace as international travel has become easier and sensibly streamlined.
Victoria was just as much in love with me as I was with her. We could not bear to be apart for a single second. We were like two lovers shipwrecked on a desert island. There was no world outside our love.
We have said the first step was to designate the land, inform the owners. And the second would be to get the responses from the owners. And this will be openly done.
Growing up in America, I experienced two puberties. The first opened me up to the possibilities of adulthood. The second reinforced that for someone like me – an immigrant, a minority, an Asian-American – there were limits.
The missiles come first, and the justifications come second.
I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Often times I have been asked about the attributes for success, and I have said that you need two attributes for succeeding as an entrepreneur: one, courage, second, luck.
During Grover Cleveland‘s second term, in the 1890s, the White House deceived the public by dismissing allegations that surgeons had removed a cancerous growth from the President’s mouth; a vulcanized-rubber prosthesis disguised the absence of much of Cleveland’s upper left jaw and part of his palate.
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
I think a lot of my appreciation for the Doors’ music, which I love, originates with my discovery of them through seeing ‘Apocalypse Now.’ It’s my second favorite film of all time.
The second time I was there I met Marcel Duchamp, and we immediately fell for each other. Which doesn’t mean a thing because I think anybody who met Marcel fell for him.
The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English.
The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite.
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday – especially if it was one’s own – brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.
Clowning is a trick to get love close. I can hug 99 percent of people in the first second of contact if I’m in my clown character. The clown assumes your humanity. It assumes that, whatever trauma you’ve had, you can still love yourself.
My mother had two unshakable beliefs that she tried to drill into me. The first was that I had to study and work twice as hard as my white peers if I wanted to survive in America, and the second was that it was delusional and dangerous to believe I possessed the same freedom white people had to pursue my dreams.
Maybe the bike is more dangerous, but the passion for the car for me is second to the bike.
One of the things we want to do is find ways, first, to impress these parents how important it is to have children in a situation where they can respond to them and, second, to bring intergenerational relationships into play.
You got to make the most of your second life. I was born Nayvadius, but now I’m Future. Should I dwell on what Nayvadius was supposed to be? I get a chance to experience life as something else. I wasn’t supposed to be like this.
I came out of the old Second City in Chicago. Chicago actors are more hard-nosed. They’re tough on themselves and their fellow actors. They’re self-demanding.
One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife.
I figure I wrote 37 songs in 20 years, and that’s not exactly a full-time job. It wasn’t that I was writing and writing and writing and quit. Every now and then I wrote something, and every now and then I didn’t. The second just outnumbered the first.
Fiction gives us the second chances that life denies us.
I was a freelancer at CNN during the second semester of my senior year at George Washington University.
Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats anything that comes in second.
I’m a Christian first, and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don’t you ever forget it.
The second thing we did was said, OK, we’ve now identified the risk, but what do you want to do with the money? Because it’s not enough to have risk; you’ve got to have a meaningful use for the money we give you.
The second you think that all your good fortune is a product of your virtue, you become highly judgmental, lacking empathy, totally without self-awareness, arrogant, stupid – I mean, all the stuff that our ruling class is.
We now live in a country where it is seen as abnormal, or even criminal, to allow children to be away from direct adult supervision, even for a second.
I got this second chance at life, and I live it.
More live recording. I have missed the boat over my career by not doing every second or third CD live because things happen onstage that don’t happen in the studio.
I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don’t ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.
Let us walk into the conference room as equals and not second class citizens.
The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
Sometimes in life, you’re not always given a second chance, but if you do, take advantage of it, and go out with a bang!
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
Henderson had a thousand times more to do with the discovery of insulin than had Macleod. In the first place, he knew more about it. In the second place, he was consulted before every series of experiments, and he advised, criticized, or commended.
What’s the worst that could happen? You’re going to come second or lose? It’s not like someone has got a gun to your head.
I want to start a foundation called Second Chance. I was given a second chance, so I want to reach out to different groups of people. It would be nice to give that opportunity to others.
When you do movies on low budgets, you don’t want to have a location that requires a very big light right outside the window when you’re 10 stories up. You have to find a location where you have a terrace outside, or you can light from a second floor, or you can light through the windows for daylight.
All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
There are three reasons why I live in Scotland. First, I like silence, and you have to be a millionaire to buy silence in Italy. Second, I like cold weather. Third, in Italy I have too many relatives and know too many people, so I never get a quiet time.
The European wars of religion were more deadly than the First World War, proportionally speaking, and in the range of the Second World War in Europe. The Inquisition, the persecution of heretics and infidels and witches, they racked up pretty high death tolls.
A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!
Our culture has created two almost irreconcilable descriptions of a ‘good woman.’ The first is the individual achiever; the second, the self-sacrificing domestic goddess.
There are two different kinds of spectacular fighters. One is a subtle counter puncher who shows the work like chess. It’s kind of an art, sports art. The other kind is when a guy has blood on all his body. That’s a second kind of spectacular fighter, and people enjoy both. Both kind of fighters need to be respected.
If you undermine people’s confidence, they turn up at the contest trying to get second place.
We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is ‘no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.’ We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second.
Religious phenomena are naturally arranged in two fundamental categories: beliefs and rites. The first are states of opinion, and consist in representations; the second are determined modes of action.
I feel that New Zealand is my second home.
I like Daniel Craig. I worked with him on ‘Sharpe,’ one of the very early ones, maybe the second one we did – ‘Sharpe’s Revenge?’ A long, long time ago, and he was good in that then.
A lot of my best parts I’ve been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.
Our lifelong certainties about the world can be demolished in a single second.
My father was a coal hewer from Goldthorpe, a coal-mining village in South Yorkshire. He played for the Yorkshire second team as an opening fast bowler – to me he was a gorgeously heroic man. He helped form a union and closed down the Barnsley seam because it was seeping gas, and saved many, many lives.
Had I stayed longer in some primaries, I would have probably done better in states like Nevada, California, and New Mexico – but I ran out of the money after the second primary in New Hampshire.
In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
I was so devastated by my second divorce that I had a nervous breakdown.
I had the classic 40 meltdown. I did. It’s embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness.
The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew‘s cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo’s choice to know the truth. It’s a beautiful, beautiful story.
People have built me up to be untouchable, unbeatable, invincible, and I’m not that. I am a man, and I am a winner, but that can change in a second.
There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me.
Things change all the time, and they’ll probably never be the same again. It’s just the natural evolution of the human condition. Things change, and whatever it is is what it is. I mean, you try to start second guessing that, you either get rich or die broke.
Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam… second, the culture of Islam.
Our priority as a team is to finish first and second, irrelevant of the order.
It was only after Pather Panchali had some success at home that I decided to do a second part. But I didn’t want to do the same kind of film again, so I made a musical.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
My second divorce was the worst kind of divorce. There were two children; one had just been born. My husband was in love with someone else.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
I believe in second chances, but I don’t believe in third or fourth chances.
Every second, every hour, and every day we can stop radical Democrat policies, Republicans should do it.
‘Kiss Land’ is the story after ‘Trilogy’; it’s pretty much the second chapter of my life. The narrative takes place after my first flight; it’s very foreign, very Asian-inspired. When people ask me, ‘Why Japan?’ I simply tell them it’s the furthest I’ve ever been from home. It really is a different planet.
My undergraduate degree was in art history! Raising money for Chipotle was really my MBA. The money for my first restaurant came from my dad, the second from mostly cash flow. The third was an SBA loan. After my dad invested $1.5 million to open a few more, he suggested I raise the money myself for the experience.
People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.
It’s so different when you get a second chance to come back out and do your thing – you’re more humble, you appreciate it more, you know what not to do this second time around.
I mean we all need a second chance sometimes.
First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life.
Thing is, I’m a funny actor, but I’m not good at being funny. I’m going to ramble for a second: I’m an actor who can make things funny in the moment, like in stakes or in circumstances or out of character.
After the Second World War, I returned to California to study composition with Darius Milhaud, who wrote wonderful works like ‘Le Boeuf sur le Toit’ and ‘La Cretion du Monde.’ I especially enjoy his work for two pianos, ‘Scaramouche.’
I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn’t taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he’s got it all.
When it comes to renewable energy, there’s no reason America should settle for second best.
You practice something enough, it becomes second nature.
The Antichrist is often identified with the second beast in the Book of Revelation that arises from the land, the beast that tries to make everyone worship the power of evil.
No matter how difficult your situation may be you have to follow the Lord of the Second Advent completely.
Some foreigners with full bellies and nothing better to do engage in finger-pointing at us. First, China does not export revolution; second, it does not export famine and poverty; and third, it does not mess around with you. So what else is there to say?
There are two things I enjoy most about my work. First, I get to work with interesting and enthusiastic people who are also fired up about science. Second, every once in a while I have moments in which I suddenly understand the solution to a problem that I’ve been working on – those are great moments.
I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
Men’s indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.
I feel like Boston is a second home for me.
We have sectors of the economy, aerospace is a good example, where Britain’s probably the second country in the world, the automobile sector, where we’ve done extraordinarily well, an enormous amount of investment over the last couple of years, life sciences is another.
Everyone deserves a second chance. That’s just the way I am.
Boston is always going to be a second home for me.
Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.
Unlike national legal systems, there are precious few avenues to address judicial activism at the WTO. You pretty much have to gain consensus to change the agreements, or simply withdraw from the system. The first is nearly impossible, and the second would be – in the view of many – cataclysmic.
Jean-Luc Godard said that cinema is the truth 24 frames a second. I think cinema is lies 24 frames a second.
If you don’t have the confidence in baking, commit to making the recipe three times. The first two, do it exactly the way I’ve told you to make it. Twice. The first time you’ll screw it up. The second time it will come out pretty good, and then the third time, make your adjustments.
Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.
I’m really happy here at City. It’s a second home to me, so it was an easy decision to stay for the long term. I knew from the beginning when I started here that I wanted to stay for a long time – I can’t see any place better than here.
My parents split up when I was nine years old, and I started taking karate lessons at that point. I was very dedicated to my karate, and I looked up to my karate instructor kind of like a second father.
By the year 1670, wooden chimneys and log houses of the Plymouth and Bay colonies were replaced by more sightly houses of two stories, which were frequently built with the second story jutting out a foot or two over the first, and sometimes with the attic story still further extending over the second story.
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
I’m much more open to being a supporting actor right now. At the age of 60, I’ll be second fiddle. Fine. I’m happy to do it.
People are taking a second look at Compton or rethinking what they believed to be true. Even the rap stars who helped established Compton’s reputation worldwide are older now, and even their images have evolved.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
If a company is second rate, the logo will eventually be perceived as second rate. It is foolhardy to believe that a logo will do its job immediately, before an audience has been properly conditioned.
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
We also cannot allow Wall Street banks to rewrite the Second Amendment just because they’re too big to fail.
Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.
Every country has its own perspective on the Second World War. This is not surprising when experiences and memories are so different.
I go up to San Francisco on holidays and spend time with my family there, but whenever I go to Japan, I enjoy every moment. I try to go back there every year or so. It’s a phenomenal place, and I absolutely love it. It’s not my second home; it is my home. Whenever I go back, I feel very connected with Japan.
Alternatives to gold and currency and to make a big speculative vehicle – I never considered for one second having anything to do with it. I detested it the minute it had been raised.
I’m a big supporter of the Second Amendment. But I think I have a First Amendment right not to be shot.
It was always me and the other guy. I came in second for a long time.
I’m going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I’ve learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.
Sally Jenkins of the ‘Washington Post‘ is the best sports columnist in the country. Second best is Gene Wojciechowski of ESPN.com, and third is Dan Wetzel on Yahoo!
My first year making music was very experimental. I was trying to find my sound. My second year, I was more in my element. I knew what type of production I wanted to go over and the topics I wanted to address.
It’s interesting because the first batch of really struggling with control and escape and all that happened when I was nearing adolescence, and the second one came with the onset of early menopause.
There are three main pillars of China’s economy. One is export, which is limited by sluggish global demand. The second is investment. In many sectors, there is already too much investment and overcapacity. The third is consumption.
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
For the first 50 years of your life the food industry is trying to make you fat. Then, the second 50 years, the pharmaceutical industry is treating you for everything.
I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism, just as the resistance movement fought against Hitler.
If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.
I never could stand losing. Second place didn’t interest me. I had a fire in my belly.
You should never trust anything reported by the media. Their first priority is to spread propaganda; their second priority is to make money. They never really care if they tell the truth or not.
The first half of the 20th century belongs to Picasso, and the second half is about photography. They said digital would kill photography because everyone can do it, but they said that about the box brownie in 1885 when it came out. It makes photography interesting because everyone thinks they can take a picture.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Woman was God’s second mistake.
Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
There is more hooey spread about the Second Amendment. It says quite clearly that guns are for those who form part of a well-regulated militia, i.e., the armed forces including the National Guard. The reasons for keeping them away from everyone else get clearer by the day.
I’m from Detroit, but Chicago is a second home for me.
There are two ‘faiths’ which can uphold humans: faith in God and faith in oneself. And these two faiths should exist side by side: the first belongs to one’s inner life, the second to one’s life in society.
You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second rate Ravel.
The zeitgeist is ever-changing. If you try second guess what people want, you’ll miss it.
I get so many questions in interviews about feminism, and I think the second you start separating femininity and masculinity and giving one more power than the other, that’s like – everyone is a person.
I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me.
You should have high expectations for yourself and others should come second.
If there’s a pool I love to hangout there and layout and get some sun. If I can ever find a second to get some sun, some Vitamin D, I will do so.
When I lived in London, I worked at the U.N. for a while as its human rights and refugees officer. I have two degrees, and my second was in radio. I was a programmer and news reporter in Canada. My CV looks bananas.
If I could come back as anything – I’d be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.
For Infiniti, the global coverage that Formula One provides is second only to the Olympics.
I make mistakes; I’ll be the second to admit it.
Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none.
Enterprise zones have succeeded in attracting needed capital to our urban poverty centers. Businesses and investors that wouldn’t otherwise give these blighted areas a second glance react to the incentives and invest.
The second guy always gets caught, and that’s why you have to initiate it instead of retaliating.
What the immune system of man has in its advanced development is what we call immunological memory, so that once it sees something for the first time, when it sees it the second or the third time, it can respond against it in a way that’s much more accelerated than when it sees it for the first time.
I’ve really learned, first, focusing on the future and thinking about the future doesn’t let you enjoy where you are now. And second of all, it’s things that you can’t control. You can’t know.
I started this job in 1995, and I felt the same pressure in my first day, with my first team, Reggiana, in the Second Division, as I feel now. Nothing has changed, but what changes are the number of games, especially for top teams. For this reason, the work has pressure. But only this.
The second book was probably the result of the relationship I was in at the time. We were only going to be compatible for a minute, and I think we both knew it. It’s like how you can be a different person on vacation, but you know all along you’re just visiting that mindset.
If it is true that the great missionaries of the 16th century were convinced that one who was not baptized was lost – and that explains their missionary commitment – in the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council, that conviction was definitely abandoned.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
It’s only first place in NHL. Nobody remembers who’s second place. Everyone remembers the winner.
I don’t think there’s any point going for second or third.
People who come to ‘The Country House’ are like, ‘You’re on ‘The Good Wife‘ now.’ But I’ve been on since the second season! I feel that the interest in the children in that series is almost tangential.
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
The second truism that we must understand is that poverty does not create our social problems, our social problems create our poverty.
Whether we’re up 2-0 early in the second half, or we’re up 1-0 with 10 minutes left in the game, my mind-set is the same when I come in the game. It’s to help keep that lead, whatever way I can.
We’ve got a second amendment right. I think some people forget that.
As I grew older, I realised that Bruce Lee was an actor first and a martial artist second. If he wasn’t a convincing actor and didn’t have the emotion in his eyes before delivering a kick or a punch, it wouldn’t have made that much of an impact.
First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t.
The memory of the Second World War hangs over Europe, an inescapable and irresistible point of reference. Historical parallels are usually misleading and dangerous.
I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness.
Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944 in which the UK government accepted the maintenance of employment as an obligation of governmental policy.
There’s no second chance on stage, and I was trained to make the most of my first chance.
In her second career as a minister, my mother defied a legacy of chauvinism to become a leader of our community, overseeing a church that served as a hub, offering parenting classes, a food pantry, after-school programming, and – in the wake of Hurricane Katrina – a lifeline to those ravaged by loss.
Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.
Yes, Barack Obama had his clashes with the press. I witnessed those first-hand covering the second term of his administration. But we did not have Barack Obama on almost a weekly basis referring to the press as the enemy of the people and accusing reporters of treason and calling legitimate stories fake news.
Gunna was the second person I ever made a song with.
In football, the good thing is things can change in a second.
Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade.
Our coach was absolutely out of his head. He must have read Bear Bryant‘s book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing.
I was lucky enough to find stand-up really early in life. And I’m so grateful that I did, because the second I found it, I was like, ‘I know what I want to do’.
First, how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy? Second, how do we make technology work for us, and not against us – especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change? Third, how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?
I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go… It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said, ‘Wait a second? Didn’t we just get through with that?’
The Second Amendment is not just words on parchment. It’s not some frivolous suggestion from our Founding Fathers to be interpreted by whim. It lies at the heart of what this country was founded upon.
I think Cristiano and Lionel Messi are two of the best players in the history of the game. Are they better than Pele or Diego Maradona? They are at the top, but I think it is difficult in football to say who is first or second or third.
Would I work in Scotland again? Of course I would. I loved every single second of being there.
To sum up, agriculture has made important progress and our farmers have now shown that they are second to none in terms of improving production and productivity.
I think God is the greatest. I know where I came from, and I can still go any second, if I chose that route. But I’m just focusing on positivity right now. That’s where ‘God Is the Greatest’ came from.
It’s no secret that I love the country, and Japan has always felt like a second home to me.
Maybe by his second year in Hogwarts, Harry Potter will learn the trick to making a movie this good, but don’t bet on it. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the best films of the year.
Callista Gingrich has, I suspect, given Newt’s advisers a giant headache. She’s a constant presence at her husband’s side – and a constant reminder of his acknowledged infidelity. Newt cheated on his second wife with Callista, a woman 23 years his junior.
The Wii U is pretty cool, and the thing that I’m most intrigued about it is it’s the first gaming platform that actually is exploiting the second screen.
A circumstance that I was dealing with when recording my second album was I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Why is Poroshenko going for a second term? So that he doesn’t get a first.
Every weekday morning, I picture my first paragraph while I hike with my dog Milo near Mulholland Drive, looking out over the San Fernando Valley. I edit the paragraph, then memorize it, so that when I get back home and sit down at my computer, the blank screen’s tyranny lasts only a second or two. A brief reign!
My second, third and fourth novels were mistakes, essentially.
I played with Romario. Sometimes you think he’s sleeping, then in one split second he’s scoring. It’s a big quality. That means a lot of concentration for defenders. He’s always fast, always on the line of sight. That’s his best quality.
We will never, ever weaken our resolve to be tough on the worst offenders. But we will responsibly take steps to assist our friends and neighbors who deserve a second chance to contribute to our society.
I’m Italian; I take my time. We’re not really fast. We’re very slow. I had my first child at 40, my second child at 45, James Bond at 50. I’m so curious as to what’s next!
The Philippines was with the U.S. in the Second World War, in the Korean War, in the Vietnam War, and now in the war against terrorism.
I got my first blockbuster break for the movie ‘Cocktail,’ where I sang ‘Second Hand Jawani.’
The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense.
On Australia Day 2010, as we enter this second decade of the 21st century, Australians can be optimistic about our future, but we cannot afford to mistake optimism for complacency.
Soviet mathematics was particularly good in the second half of the 20th century, basically because of the arms race, because the Soviet Union realized… World War II created the conditions for the Soviet Union to become a superpower.
The reason why I wear gold – I wear gold for three reasons. One, when Jesus was born, three wise men came from the east: one brought frankincense, one brought myrrh, the other one brought gold. The second reason I wear gold is I can afford it. The third reason I wear it, it’s symbolic of my African heritage.
Longevity is something I never gave a second thought to. I guess it’s the shadow of growing up in post WWII, but I never believed I would live past 20. Here I am though… a senior citizen… my voice and heart are stronger than ever, but boredom is the greatest enemy so I have to be careful not to slip over the edge.
Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.
Time flies so quick. I remember my second year in business when Bullocks Wilshire did a whole window of my white dresses. I was so excited, I went there at night and took pictures.
My game is based on improvisation. Often, a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders.
On the 26th of December of last year, I took office for my second term as prime minister. And it is the first time ever since then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, during the occupation period, that a prime minister is taking this position for the second time with a number of years in between.
I did my second film with Nagarjuna. First of all, he is a Virgo and all Virgo people are great. He is a very happy person who loves music, workouts and living a positive life. He is like a friend who can talk and chill with you anytime.
I really see myself as a homegirl. Wales is my first home. London is my second home – I’ve been there 14 years now.
No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time.
Caretaking is different from care giving. Care giving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached. It cannot be manipulated or discouraged because love cannot be manipulated or discouraged.
Working-class Americans have waited too long, close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage. This has been the second longest period without a pay raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938.
All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.
I love football, so there’s nothing that’s going to replace that. But golf, it’s a second.
My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.
Using science to tell us what customers are looking for is second nature for us here.
The second you feel a political imperative, it destroys your art.
After my diagnosis at age 22 with leukemia, the second piece of news I learned was that I would likely be infertile as a result of chemotherapy. It was a one-two punch that was my first indication that issues of cancer and sexual health are inextricably tied.
When I am out and about I feel watched. It’s become second nature. The only time I get to be private is in my work. That is when I liberate the ego. The blessed-out sensation of liberating the ego.
‘Redemption‘ sounds like a jubilee. Like a second line, if you will.
Once you get to know me, you would know in a second that I am an East Coast girl. You can tell because I’m not flaky, and I will tell you how it is. I also walk faster than they walk in L.A.
My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.
I think losing out on jobs and, you know, being judged on your appearance… I definitely grew a second skin and got used to it, but more so now, I’ve realised it definitely contributed to a lot of things I feel about myself.
The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second.
Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
It seems to me that after the second world war, Beckett finally realized he had something to write about.
One of the most beautiful things about Shakespeare‘s Hamlet is when he stops in the middle of the play to ask, ‘To be or not to be?’ Then, right at the end, he decides to ‘let be.’ The first season of ‘Stranger Things’ was Hopper asking whether ‘to be or not to be’ and the second is to ‘let be.’
I am very proud to become a BMW Brand Ambassador. BMW is like a second family, and over the past years we not only enjoyed great times together at the track, but we have also become close friends.
My second grade teacher told me I would never graduate high school. That I was going to be a juvenile delinquent.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
In Korean, the word ‘future’ is made up of two parts. The first part means ‘not,’ and the second means ‘to come.’ In that sense, ‘future’ means something that will not come. This is to say the future is now, and our now is us living our future.
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
I’m not Yadier Molina behind the plate, but I can throw a ball to second on a rope.
It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty.
How can any company know if its processes, products, people are safe? Only if everyone is watching and telling the truth. The first part can be assumed; the second cannot.
When God gives you a second chance, it’s not something you take for granted.
During the Second World War, we lived in a flat on Whitechapel Road in the East End of London. At one point during the blitz, the air-raid sirens went off every night for 30 nights, and each time, my parents would grab my sister and me and take us to the shelter beneath Whitechapel underground station.
The business of second chances is everybody’s business.
I want to work with Song Joong Ki sunbae again who I worked with in ‘Vincenzo.’ I learned so many things from Song Joong-ki sunbae but it’s regrettable that we mainly filmed together only in the second half.
My second wife Bonnie Owens and I worked together after we divorced for a period of maybe 20 years. And I managed to stay friends with another wife. And then there’s one that I don’t mess with. Everybody’s got one of those.
Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way.
I weirdly feel very natural, in the physicality that comes my way, whether it’s guns, cars or whatever. For some reason, it’s second nature to me.
Nothing is more prominently brought forward in the New Testament than the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some of my colleagues argue that by further curtailing our Second Amendment rights, they can enhance public safety. Fine, the burden of proof is on them.
Second, when comparing private school and public school test scores, it’s like apples and oranges. Public schools have to take everyone, but private schools can be selective. It’s not accurate or fair to compare the job they do.
My greatest life lesson has been that life can change in a second. This is why it’s important to always live your best possible life and to do what you can for others.
I always put myself second – I like to make others happy.
If the first bite is with the eye and the second with the nose, some people will never take that third, actual bite if the food in question smells too fishy, fermented or cheesy.
Caregiving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached.
I found that being top put all the pressure on second place, not first. The focus is on the second-place team, who can’t afford to slip up again.
Once you become known for one thing, it’s easy to become known for a second thing, a third thing, and a fourth thing.
Newman’s second law: Just when things look darkest, they go black.
The Second Amendment is an integral part of the Bill of Rights.
I had a normal upbringing and went to public school. If I ever, even for a second, started getting a big head, I was brought back to reality pretty quickly. I was working full time and still had to fight for a cell phone.
We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line. Don’t forget it.
Old men are children for the second time.
It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
There are no second acts in American lives.
Those of us who believe in God and those of us who have dedicated our lives to helping others in the name of God don’t want to take a second seat to anyone who is suggesting that one word out of the platform means that the Democrats across America are godless.
Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.
First of all, the Big Bang wasn’t very big. Second of all, there was no bang. Third, Big Bang Theory doesn’t tell you what banged, when it banged, how it banged. It just said it did bang. So the Big Bang theory in some sense is a total misnomer.
I was the one who kept telling my second husband he should become a cinematographer. I paid for him to get his director’s card, and he went on to make ‘Godspell.’
I knew police officers have a very difficult job. They have to make split second decisions that will impact not only the communities they serve but their families, their own personal lives.
The sights you can find here in Paris are second to none.
I don’t ever want it to be about me. A friend of mine told me, ‘The difference between fame and notoriety is fame is when people know you, and notoriety is when people know your work.’ The first one is not respectable, but the second one is, because that leaves a legacy.
I am an unapologetic Christian, constitutional conservative, pro-life, Second Amendment-loving American!
If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total.
I was at Second City L.A., going through the conservatory, and I graduated in 2004 and I got ‘SNL‘ in 2005.
I love putting on a candle, reading a book, and just taking a second for me.
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.
One of the things I believe in most strongly is the power of a second chance.
The so-called second New Deal of 1935 – including the Works Progress Administration, Social Security and the Wagner Act legalizing union labor – represented an effort to meet the rising voices demanding a more aggressive government approach to the collapse of national prosperity.
Don’t waste one second on anything. Watch the sun come up, and watch it go down.
I want to be the first. If they’d let me go to the moon, I’d crawl all the way to Cape Kennedy just to do it. I’d like to go to the moon, but I don’t want to be the second man to go there.
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
I just never, ever want to give up. Most battles are won in the 11th hour, and most people give up. If you give up once, it’s quite hard. If you give up a second time, it’s a little bit easier. Give up a third time, it’s starting to become a habit.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.
We’ll be back to our nature documentary, ‘Baggy the Anorexic Elephant‘ in just a second.
Tourism is our second biggest industry in terms of the people it employs.
If people have to put labels on me, I’d prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.
I want people to think of me as a nice person. I really am so blessed. All of this has been a great experience and I thank the American public so much for putting me in this position. I appreciate every second of it.
Part of what’s mesmerizing about ‘The Mechanics of History’ is its physical eloquence – how dancerly it is. The men don’t fall; they float. And when the trampoline restores them to the staircase, they move at a half speed. Cinema, they say, is 24 frames per second.
Education is the great growth industry of the Third World. Since the Second World War, we have multiplied the number of children in school by four, with even larger multiples for secondary and university education.
In the ’50s and ’60s, a family’s first child went into the priesthood, the second went into the military, and the third child was an idiot and wound up in advertising.
Anybody can win – unless there happens to be a second entry.
With the second ‘Captain America,’ we really pushed the envelope in terms of what this guy is capable of, which I was excited to see. Because in the first ‘Captain America,’ he’s just strong. In ‘Avengers,’ it was still, in my opinion, a little bit ‘punch, punch, kick, kick.’
In life, there’s second chances. But that doesn’t mean everyone gets a second chance with your team. That’s where your moral compass comes in.
Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are both accepted as scientific fact even though they’re mutually exclusive. Albert Einstein spent the second half of his life searching for a unifying truth that would reconcile the two.
The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.
The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.
Do what you do and mean it every second of the day. If you don’t, you’re living someone else’s life.
I may be 80, but I intend to keep acting until the day I die. Instead of slowing down, I’ve discovered my second wind.
They gave me away as a prize once – a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She’d hoped for second prize – a new stove.
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
Across our country, social enterprise partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing millions of Americans – young and old – a second chance.
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
The final line in the Second Amendment says, ‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’ That means not by the president, not by Congress.
On the sequel, you’ve lost the element of surprise. Usually, on the first one you may not go very, very deep into character; the second one you start to explore the character a bit more.
By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel.
No one remembers who came in second.
Some people feel good about helping others, and they do so often. They do not realize that their good deeds have a second agenda. They want to be appreciated.
I am not designed to come second or third. I am designed to win.
I am a strong supporter and proponent of the Second Amendment. Always have been.
Barack Obama was elected during my second year of college, and save for his skin color, he had much in common with Bill Clinton: Despite an unstable life with a single mother, aided by two loving grandparents, he had made in his adulthood a family life that seemed to embody my sense of the American ideal.
I give unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture.
My second play, The Birthday Party, I wrote in 1958 – or 1957. It was totally destroyed by the critics of the day, who called it an absolute load of rubbish.
There’s a lot of things I believe in this world. I believe in God, I believe in the United States of America, and I support and believe in the Second Amendment.
If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.
It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
If there’s age discrimination – and there may be – I’ve always felt that the person who discriminates is hurt more than the person being discriminated against, if the second person shucks it off and moves forward.
There are writers out there who say they’re writing a second series, and then you pick it up and it feels exactly the same, only the lead character is blonde instead of brunette.
To me, God comes first, my family come second. If I fail at those two, I’m just playing games.
I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard. Now, it seems that I have been training for so long that it has become almost second nature to me.
The Neighbours cast is like a second family.
For several years, I have had my eye on second baseman Del Pratt of St. Louis. I cannot say that he is a better player than our own Joe Gedeon, but he has played better ball, and we wanted him. Well, how did I get him? I paid $15,000 in cash and gave away a number of good players for him. But what can you do?
Now so many really good groups who have had a first major hit can’t get a deal for a second one.
I got into my first fight, Democrat versus Republican, in second grade. I won.
All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
There are lots of things which I would love to tell him, but in some way, I also feel that I lost the person closest to me. And I got a second chance to live. So in a way I feel that I live for both of us… and I will do my best.