Late Quotes

When I was 8 or 9, I started using bulletin board systems, which was the precursor to the Internet, where you’d dial into… a shared system and shared computers. I’ve had an email address since the late ’80s, when I was 8 or 9 years old, and then I got on the Internet in ’93 when it was first starting out.

— Aaron Patzer

Feeling I’d scarcely arrived at a style, I now find I’m near the end of it. I’m not quite sure what Late Style means except that it’s some sort of licence, a permit for ageing practitioners to kick their heels up.

— Alan Bennett

The pressures to get the story first, if wrong, are greater sometimes than the pressures to get the story right, if late.

— Alastair Campbell

In many ways, Tucker Carlson’s a better symbol of the pathetic state of what passes for conservative journalism than even Glenn Beck or the late Andrew Breitbart, to name two of his contemporaries with a much larger following.

— Alex Pareene

The late Christopher Hitchens had the professional contrarian’s fixation on attacking sacred cows, and rather soon after his cancer diagnosis, he became one himself.

— Alex Pareene

From the late David Broder on down, the most powerful and influential of the great Washington columnists and journalists tend to cultivate the driest, least lively voices possible.

— Alex Pareene

Very unique: I was a singer-songwriter-guitarist. Very unusual in the late Seventies to find a singer-songwriter, and on top of that, a guitarist.

— Andy Kindler

I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren’t paying me for my acting, for God’s sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.

— Angela Carter

There are certain things that don’t mix well with MS. One is staying up late at night. Another is big, noisy crowds. Well, campaigns are staying up late at night and big noisy crowds.

— Ann Romney

I had never been attracted to younger guys. I had, from my late teens, always liked men who were older than me.

— Annette Bening

I work very hard in the gym. Sometimes, I come home very late, around 1 A.M., but still I go and work out at the gym. I don’t ever stop.

— Arjun Kapoor

A lot of the critique of our growing mechanization was actually at its strongest, and arguably at its most perceptive, during the late ’60s.

— Alan Moore

If you look at that incredible burst of fantastic characters that emerged in the late 19th century/early 20th century, you can see so many of the fears and hopes of those times embedded in those characters. Even in throwaway bits of contemporary culture you can often find some penetrating insights into the real world around us.

— Alan Moore

I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I’ve always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it’s late.

— Alexander McQueen

To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America. He’s the biggest homophobe in the whole movie – culturally and psychologically – but by the time he admits his feelings, it’s too late.

— Ang Lee

My parents got married late and they had kids late, so I never felt a social or cultural thing to be married or pregnant or a homeowner by a certain age.

— Anna Kendrick

Once when I went over my work with my Washington University professor, the late great Stanley Elkin, he pointed to a passage of mine and said: ‘Stop vamping.’ It has remained a caution.

— Adam Ross

I feel like I always describe myself as a late bloomer. My first album, in my mind, was that I had a few songs I needed to take from incomplete demos to working with someone else and finishing them.

— Albert Hammond, Jr.

McDonalds used to be my favorite place to eat, until my metabolism changed in my late 30s. Before that, I would have no hesitation about walking into McDonalds and getting two cheeseburgers and fries and enjoying every last bite.

— Andy Cohen

I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity.

— Anthony Holden

I’ve always loved ‘lived-in’ sci-fi. We take it for granted now, but it was a revelation in the late ’70s – ’80s, when movies like ‘Alien’, ‘Escape From New York’, and even ‘Star Wars’ introduced us to the idea that the future could, in fact, look old.

— Antony Johnston

In the years between 2000 and 2004, I always got the feeling that people were just starting to hear about me, and they were all late to the game. I’d be out playing shows for records that I recorded back in 1999 that were just coming out.

— Ariel Pink

To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late – not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show.

— Adrienne Bailon

We are quite different: I’m relaxed, and I get ready for races really late, whereas Jonny is really organised and punctual. I like to lead from the front in the run, whereas Jonny might hold back. Maybe it’s because I’m the older brother, but I don’t think there is a mental block that stops Jonny doing the same. I just think I’m a bit more gung-ho.

— Alistair Brownlee

Aung San Suu Kyi’s late husband, Michael Aris, was a good friend of mine at St Antony’s, Oxford. The gentlest of gentle academics, he helped establish a centre in Tibetan studies at Oxford and converted to Buddhism.

— Alistair Horne

In the late 1980s, a new revolt broke out, this time led by the fundamentalist FIS (Islamic Salvation Front). Many of its leaders were the kind of young Algerians who joined the struggle against the French occupiers in the 1950s.

— Alistair Horne

In the late 1960s, Ontario Airport was a throwback to a bygone era. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the airport served only two carriers, Western and Bonanza. Passengers could catch regional flights to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that was about it.

— Annie Jacobsen

One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let’s say it this way: I’m really late.

— Aaron McGruder

My advice to female directors is not to wait until you feel like your ideas have been pre-certified or until you think you’ve gotten some approval for them. Then it’s too late! Follow your gut. That’s hard to do, but the only way to be original.

— Abigail Disney

In ‘George Lopez’, I played Veronica who’s a bratty 18-year-old, and so I feel like it’s much easier for me to play that because I feel like a late bloomer. It wasn’t difficult or challenging at all because it’s not like I haven’t been a teenager.

— Aimee Garcia

I just said, ‘I need to do something because staying up and watching YouTube and late night TV is not cool,’ so I just decided to write a script.

— Ashley Thomas

With a lot of those ‘S.N.L.’ shorts, we would do them just as we wanted to do them and then beep out the bad words. Since it was late night T.V., they let us get away with a lot.

— Akiva Schaffer

England in the late 1940s was famously grim. As I remember it, London back then was a very dirty place, from coal dust and smoke, from the grit stirred up every day by the jackhammers still clearing out rubble from the Blitz.

— Alexander Cockburn

I love the Beatles. Now I know I’m a good few decades late on this one, but I’ve always been behind the curve.

— Alfred Enoch

I won the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters in my late 30s, largely because of my confident driving.

— Angel Cabrera

I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late ’70s and early ’80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I’ll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.

— Alex Chilton

I grew up in Indiana. I’m a late bloomer, very naive.

— Arija Bareikis

The first Western attempt to save Africa from itself was in the late 19th century. It was led by Christian missionaries who claimed to be seeking to end poverty, disease and the slave trade.

— Andrew Mwenda

In late 2003, the Bush administration reversed a long-standing policy requiring agents to destroy their files on innocent American citizens, companies and residents when investigations closed.

— Barton Gellman

I don’t really want to make this sound depressing, but I will say that I didn’t really have my first kiss until really, really late.

— Bebe Rexha

I’ve been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I’ve suddenly realised it is one of life’s joys.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

I felt that by the late ’90s, I’d gone as far as I could with the keyboard.

— Bernard Sumner

When actress Shirley Maclaine arrived 30 minutes late for a class, I asked her to leave.

— Bikram Choudhury

When I was in high school at Northeast Catholic in Philadelphia in the late ’30s, I found that drawing caricatures of the teachers and satirizing the events in the school, then having them published in our school magazine, got me some notoriety.

— Bil Keane

One-third of all professional baseball players come from Latin America, and Sosa is following role models such as the late Roberto Clemente, a Puerto Rican, from whom he adopted the No. 21. Now he is a model for others.

— Bill Dedman

I set the time on my iPhone to be 30 minutes late, so I’m only an hour and a half late to appointments now.

— Bill Hader

Usually older players, late in the season, start to get cold.

— Bill Parcells

In the late 1960s, I was working as an usher for the New York stage production of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.’

— Billy Crystal

My first album didn’t come out until I was 27, which in pop years is late, you know. But when it came time to arrange it, I became a kid in a toy shop. I had a harp and a saxophone quartet and a symphony orchestra. I went berserk for a time.

— Bjork

Lawyers didn’t seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something.

— Bob Woodward

And, well of course, Count Basie, and I think all of the black bands of the late thirties and early forties, bands with real players. They had an influence on everybody, not just drummers.

— Buddy Rich

I was in my late 20s, in the process of shaping my musical outlook and what I wanted it to be about, when I first encountered Woody Guthrie.

— Bruce Springsteen

I had always been interested in politics. I had assumed, for a variety of – well, for two reasons, being Jewish and being gay back in the late ’50s, early ’60s – that I would never be elected or anything, but I would participate as an activist.

— Barney Frank

Arguably, it was the introduction of international non-proliferation treaties in the late ’80s that finally led to the missiles being removed from Greenham Common.

— Beeban Kidron

The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late.

— Ben Folds

There have been nights I’ve stayed up late thinking about, ‘What’s wrong with my swing? What do I need to fix?’

— Ben Zobrist

What happened in the late Fifties, early Sixties in French cinema was a fantastic revolution. I was in Italy, but completely in love with the nouvelle vague movement, and directors like Godard, Truffaut, Demy. ‘The Dreamers’ was a total homage to cinema and that love for it.

— Bernardo Bertolucci

Sometimes you are in sync with the times, sometimes you are in advance, sometimes you are late.

— Bernardo Bertolucci

It’s always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they’re about eighteen years old. If you haven’t made your points with them by then, it’s too late.

— Betty Ford

Anyway, in the mid 80’s I was spending a fortune buying old Golden Age books from the late 30’s and 40’s and I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi and comic book conventions all around the country here so that I could find books for my collection.

— Bill Mumy

I started playing guitar when I was in my late teens, and within two years I was starting to play shows.

— Buzz Osborne

I mean, Chris is, I’m sure, a wonderful guy. But in those days he also very, very late. For all appointments and departures and arrivals and sound checks and anything.

— Bill Bruford

I feel that we are currently living in a world that is similar to late ’50s, early ’60s kind of world.

— Ben Gibbard

I never wanted to be an actress, really. I sort of caught the bug fairly late. So many people are so intrigued with the glamour and celebrity of acting, and a lot of actors start acting when they are 9 or 10 years old – so young. I started when I was about 24.

— Bitsie Tulloch

I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies, after I had a string of hits and successes, as a performer and a recording artist, that I wasn’t saying anything.

— Boz Scaggs

Particularly during the late 1960s, a large number of American skyjackers earnestly believed that Fidel Castro’s Cuba was an egalitarian, post-racial utopia.

— Brendan I. Koerner

I’ve said for years I could never figure out why Calgary ever drafted me. When I got there, I think they had eight or nine right wingers already. These guys were premiere players. It’s not like they were extremely late in their careers, either.

— Brett Hull

We had seen the way the print industry had been disrupted we’d seen how the audio industry got disrupted, so it just seemed like a natural progression that video was next. We thought we were late to the game in 2003.

— Burnie Burns

Jessie Wallace was the first time I erupted. She was late, she was young. She’s not like that any more. I lost my temper. It was silly and I burst into tears and ran up to the producer. I said I had been terrible and amateur.

— Barbara Windsor

I have the luxury of getting up quite late, so I hardly ever set an alarm clock.

— Ben Schott

In the late afternoons and early evenings, the crowd is easily over 1 million. That many people simply can’t fit in Independence Square. The demonstration spills in to the streets for several blocks.

— Bob Schaffer

Your goal as a hitter is to get on. And if the third baseman is playing back and letting you lay down a bunt, I don’t have a problem with that, even if it’s late in a no-hitter.

— Bert Blyleven

The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly being tested because reporters know that if they’re late or sloppy on a story, it will show up because the competition is likely to be not late and not sloppy.

— Bob Greene

I go back to when we met with the late Steve Jobs. He couldn’t understand why we didn’t put Wi-Fi in every cable set box. And I literally went home and said, ‘Tell me again – what’s Wi-Fi?’

— Brian L. Roberts

When is it too late to say it’s still early for the Cubs? Try now. Their magic number is 1998, at least until it becomes 1999, but in lieu of a present, they offer you a future.

— Bob Verdi

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?

— Camille Paglia

As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal.

— Camille Paglia

Some of the tactics that are used by Foxconn and other companies throughout China is, if you are late, if you violate one of the small rules, some of the punishment is that you have to copy down quotations from the chairman of Foxconn: you have to write out confessions explaining why you were late and promising never to do it again.

— Charles Duhigg

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.

— Charles Lamb

I know I’m late, but I’ve finally joined Facebook!

— Chelsea Clinton

In the late ’60s, I was seven, eight, nine years old, and what was going on in the news at that time that really excited a seven, eight, nine year old boy was the Space Race.

— Chris Hadfield

I was a shy kid, a late bloomer. At 22, I was probably 16 emotionally.

— Chris Pine

I could not do what I do, and teach a class, and never miss a deadline, never be late for anything if I was a lush, OK? I would really love to read a piece that said, ‘He is not a lush.’ That would be fabulous, it would be a first, I could show it to people and say, ‘Look!’

— Christopher Hitchens

I do a show. It comes on late at night on TV. And if that means I’m a late-night talk show host, then I guess I am, but in every other regard I resign my commission, I don’t care for it.

— Craig Ferguson

My grandfather lived to be late 90s on one side and on the other side, 70s or something. And my father died young, at 63. But he didn’t take very good care of himself.

— Clint Eastwood

You hear about actors being late and all that sort of stuff, but you never find that with an actor who’s directed, because an actor who’s directed understands all the problems your production is going through.

— Clint Eastwood

Sometimes I don’t want to stand around a room full of strangers, chitchatting about nothing, so I’ll come late to a party – and leave early. Though now that I’m saying this in a magazine, I’ll probably never be invited to another one.

— Cheryl Hines

As of late, I am more of a homebody. I like having people over. You can smoke in the apartment. I’m just not into going out so much. The crowd is getting younger and younger.

— Chloe Sevigny

I have tried to have a regular daily intake from my Bible, regardless of how late it is.

— Cliff Richard

Rock never meant the same thing to everyone, but when I was growing up in the late seventies, everyone could identify the five, ten bands that formed the center.

— Chris Cornell

The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security.

— Charles Bass

The idea of an e-book has been around since the late 1970s, when researchers at Xerox PARC got on the case. Their prototype used millions of little magnetic particles, black on one side and white on the other, loosely embedded in the surface of a soft sheet of rubber.

— Charles Platt

I collect watches because I’m always late, and I need to know exactly how late I’m going to be – in order to come up with a good excuse.

— Colin Hanks

I missed my entrance in a production of ‘Blade to the Heat’ at Thick Description in San Francisco. I came into the scene very late and hugged the punching bag. I had no idea what to do! Unfortunately, that mishap was recorded for archives at UC Berkeley. It goes down in history.

— Colman Domingo

The first autonomous cars date back to the late 20th century. But recent increases in sophistication and reductions in cost – reflected, for example, in cheap LIDAR systems, which can ‘see’ a street in 3D in a way similar to that of the human eye – are now bringing autonomous cars closer to the market.

— Carlo Ratti

What is ‘cool,’ anyway? Maybe it’s Warne Marsh, almost totally obscure and penniless, coming in late to a fourth-rate Hollywood nightclub, playing like an angel with a couple of sidemen, but never speaking to or even acknowledging another human being.

— Carolyn See

In the late 1990s, I left the teaching field to write biographies and histories for young adults.

— Charles J. Shields

By the late ’80s, I was already giving up on rap music.

— Chuck Eddy

Originally I studied as a musician, a classical pianist. That was my career before I took up acting in my late 20s.

— Christian McKay

I don’t care how late it is, I will not go to sleep without washing my face.

— Christine Lakin

Then I found books that were written much later, as late as 15 years ago. It was very superficial material, but enough to tell me that the genesis of this story was worth exploring.

— Charles Guggenheim

I’m absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don’t care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that’s what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time.

— David Attenborough

In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.

— Danielle Steel

I cycled when I was at high school, then reconnected with bikes in New York in the late ’70s. It was a good way of getting around the clubs and galleries of the Lower East Side and Soho.

— David Byrne

The time to worrying about flying is when you’re on the ground. When you’re up in the air, it’s too late. No point in worrying about it then.

— Denzel Washington

I get nervous watching teammates. I get nervous for them. Late in the game, pressure situation, I’m nervous for them.

— Derek Jeter

Scientists have been warning about global warming for decades. It’s too late to stop it now, but we can lessen its severity and impacts.

— David Suzuki

Stan said he used to keep Hardy late, make him miss his golf game, and really get him mad.

— Dick Van Dyke

The difficulty with this conversation is that it’s very different from most of the ones I’ve had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.

— Douglas Adams

It’s never too late. Don’t focus on what was taken away. Find something to replace it, and acknowledge the blessing you have.

— Drew Barrymore

It seems like the reason that I miss the science fiction from the late ’70s and ’80s is that at that period, they really were doing interesting, introspective human stories that just happened to take place in science fiction settings.

— Duncan Jones

Fortunately, it’s still not too late to develop a comprehensive global strategy to eliminate our real enemy.

— David Hackworth

If there’s a deadline, I work late. If not, I like to have normal hours, and get up early and work. When things are going well, I hate to quit. And then I’ll work ’till exhausted.

— Dave Brubeck

It was never physically dangerous except when I nearly fell off a horse, but it was physically arduous – especially when you were working late at night.

— Derek Jacobi

H. Schwarzenbach is a very traditional place. The store opened in the late 1800s, importing specialty items from all over the world. It was curated before we even used that word.

— Daniel Humm

Flipping through the channels late at night, I’ll come across ‘The Longest Yard’ and not be able to get up off the couch until Burt Reynolds has scored the winning touchdown.

— David Shields

The American surge of combat forces into Baghdad that was ordered by President Bush worked. And there was a calm, a relative calm that descended on the country kind of late 2008. That pretty much held until the last American combat soldiers left at the end of 2011.

— Dexter Filkins

I’m glad that as a 33-year-old working mother, I can still choose to wear a Hello Kitty T-shirt or stay up late scrolling through the Twitter feed of my junior-high crush.

— Diablo Cody

I’m very comfortable with the idea of there being late bloomers, and for me, of course, there’s no difficulty at all in the way that I think of talent and achievement and so on.

— Daniel Tammet

No one wants to know I set my alarm and get up 8, but I think it’s too weird to sleep in too late.

— David Spade

My old boyfriend, Warren Beatty, used to say I was a late developer,’ she reflects. ‘He was right. It took me 50 years to find motherhood and unconditional love.’

— Diane Keaton

If the doors are going to close on me, it’s a little late.

— Dawn Steel

To be honest, I think for part of my late teens my character didn’t really develop very much. I was in a state of cold storage.

— Damon Hill

At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house.

— Dolley Madison

I was an amateur wrestler, which I loved. It was my passion, but I started really late I was a junior in high school when I began.

— Dave Bautista

I have a weak spot for late ’60s-early ’70s yippie paperbacks and protest manifestos. I find them at flea markets or online. One of my favorites is ‘Right On,’ a compendium of student protests made into this 95-cent paperback with the most amazing graphics.

— Doug Aitken

It’s not too late, I can still live my dreams.

— Diana Nyad

I’ve done that I was touring a couple of years ago with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the late night underground gigs as well because it’s always around those times that there was a hot song, either on the radio or in the clubs, it would just be simultaneous.

— Deborah Cox

I came into my teens unaware that most Americans, blacks as well as whites, were ignorant of the main facts of Negro history. And so it was the facts of other histories that I found most intriguing. I fell into a U.S. history major by chance late in my second year at Fisk University.

— David Levering Lewis

Clearly, there are things a runner does, intentionally or not, that disrupt team cohesion. And there are also things a runner doesn’t do that can cause problems: not trying, showing up late, skipping team-building activities, and ignoring the coach’s instructions.

— Don Kardong

All the action, in semiconductors at the present time is in the new consumer applications, and that’s where we have focused our activities since we started doing our own products in the late ’90s.

— David Milne

I know about having days off. They can be helpful sometimes, especially late in the year. It’s just key to go out there and establish early, especially in this park where they can put up some crooked numbers early.

— Dontrelle Willis

If I see anything remotely like a telcom-run faster internet that you have to pay more to get preferential traffic on, I’m out folks. I’ve seen this story before, I ran an ISP back in the late 90s.

— Drew Curtis

I don’t think it’s too late for ‘The War of the Worlds’ to come true. I’m talking about it from the standpoint that which you need to have and own things – to breed, to think, to create – is going on everywhere, not just on this planet or in the space around it.

— Dwight Schultz

I think Himalayan climbers tend to mature fairly late. I think most of the successful Himalayan climbers have ranged from 28 to just over 40, really.

— Edmund Hillary

After a major loss of dynamism in the 1960s, productivity growth rates began dropping in most countries, falling by half in the U.S. in the 1970s and more or less ceasing altogether in France, Germany and Britain in the late 1990s.

— Edmund Phelps

I pray that this council, which will probably be too late to save Iraq, will do what it can, which will be immeasurably strong in what it does in trying to save our democracy.

— Ed Asner

It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal.

— Edward Thorndike

It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.

— Emile M. Cioran

I’d been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time.

— Elvis Costello

A little of the sketch character Pootie Tang went a long way on HBO’s now late, probably soon to be lamented ‘Chris Rock Show.’ So it’s surprising how much fun the character’s film debut, ‘Pootie Tang,’ is.

— Elvis Mitchell

Old School’ is so breezy it could be a late-night talk show, especially when Craig Kilborn, of ‘The Late Late Show,’ sidles into camera range as a particularly loathsome competitor to Mitch.

— Elvis Mitchell

I wanted to be a rock star. I dreamed of it, and that’s all I dreamed of. To be more accurate, I wanted to be a pop star. This was in the late ’80s. And mostly, I wanted to be the fifth member of Depeche Mode or Duran Duran.

— Eric Whitacre

Historically, the British have always been rather wary of grand engineering projects – perhaps understandably, given that many of them have been delivered late and over budget.

— Evan Davis

The United States, of course, in the late 19th century was extraordinarily corrupt.

— Evan Osnos

In the late 1950s, self-esteem hadn’t yet been invented. High schools saw their sole mission as preparing students thoroughly for academic work.

— Edith Pearlman

It’s terrible to realize you don’t learn how to live until you’re ready to die, and then it’s too late.

— Edna Ferber

As my name might suggest, I’m Jewish. My grandparents were Polish and Russian Jews who came to Australia in the late 1920s, and had they not, we wouldn’t be talking now.

— Elliot Perlman

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

— Felix Frankfurter

I just want to show the world it’s never too late to get your diploma, and show kids they should stay in school and not wait until you’re old to get it.

— Flavor Flav

I grew up on the crime stuff. Spillane, Chandler, Jim Thompson, and noir movies like Fuller, Orson Welles, Fritz Lang. When I first showed up in New York to write comics back in the late 1970s, I came with a bunch of crime stories but everybody just wanted men in tights.

— Frank Miller

A man doesn’t know what happiness is until he’s married. By then, it’s too late.

— Frank Sinatra

There’s always been some concern that adult subject matter should be quarantined from a page that attracts children. Unlike late at night, when ‘South Park’ and ‘Colbert’ are on, impressionable minds are wide awake when the newspaper arrives.

— Garry Trudeau

I’m living the dream! I just want to tell actors and writers it’s never too late, and it can happen when you least expect it.

— Geneva Carr

In fact, death seems to have been a rather late invention in evolution. One can go a long way in evolution before encountering an authentic corpse.

— George Wald

Blowback,’ as many ‘Nation’ readers are aware, was a term introduced into popular circulation by the late political scientist Chalmers Johnson, an old Cold Warrior turned dissident.

— Greg Grandin

As governor of New Mexico, I would have – I signed a bill banning late term abortion. I’ve always favored parental notification. I’ve always favored counseling. I’ve always favored the notion of no public funds used for abortion.

— Gary Johnson

First, unreliability is not the sole preserve of fictional narrators. Second, the pleasure of patting oneself on the back for seizing on instances of unreliability and ignorance is, as the late Frank Kermode may or may not have pointed out, considerable.

— Geoff Dyer

The vast majority of writers out there, they finish their books, and no one cares whether their book is late or ever comes out at all. And then it comes out, and two reviews are published, and it sells 12 copies.

— George R. R. Martin

In the late ’60s, Senator Charles E. Goodell, Republican of New York, spoke out against the Vietnam War, bringing on the wrath of the Nixon administration and, as it turned out, the disaffection of conservative voters.

— George Vecsey

I find Washington audiences are basically the same as every other audience they watch me and go, ‘Who’s idea was it to go see him? And is it too late to ask for my money back?’

— Gilbert Gottfried

During the late ’50s, I had worked on the script of Ben-Hur in an office next to that of the producer Sam Zimbalist.

— Gore Vidal

In the late 1960s, the New Classical economists saw the same weaknesses in the microfoundations of macroeconomics that have motivated me. They hated its lack of rigor. And they sacked it.

— George Akerlof

I started out myself rather late you see, I was 18.

— Glenn Tipton

Obviously, drafts sometimes are good ones, or bad ones I think you can get a good, quality player late in the lottery.

— Grant Hill

They told me that the hotels had maybe two rooms set up for people with disabilities, but if they got there too late, and didn’t get one of these rooms, they couldn’t take a shower. The room wasn’t hooked up for them, or maybe the sink was too high.

— Gregory Hines

It was a bright, clear afternoon in the late fall that pretty Miss Cable drove up in her trap and waited at the curb for her father to come forth from his office in one of Chicago’s tallest buildings.

— George Barr McCutcheon

I like classical music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and I adore Bach above all.

— Gregory Maguire

Artistic self-indulgence is the mark of an amateur. The temptation to make scenes, to appear late, to call in sick, not to meet deadlines, not to be organized, is at heart a sign of your own insecurity and at worst the sign of an amateur.

— Harold Prince

When you are around 60, there are certain things that are completely terrifying. One of them is that you have made the wrong choices in life, and now it’s too late to do anything about them.

— Henning Mankell

During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Every summer, around late July and into August, I find myself in Europe, performing at any festival that will have me.

— Henry Rollins

In the late summer of 1986, the band I had been in for five years stopped playing. Suddenly, I was on my own. This new state of bandlessness was, at first, traumatic. When your group breaks up, a lot of broken parts hit the ground.

— Henry Rollins

It’s very lonely being a prominent black intellectual at an institution where you’re the only prominent black intellectual. That was the model that was followed in the late 60s when black studies started. You’d get one here and one there and one here, like Johnny Appleseed.

— Henry Louis Gates

There was a phase in my career in my late 20s and 30s when I was doing strange, arty-farty Euro films that were, you could tell, never had much chance of any release anywhere in the world.

— Hugh Grant

When I was young in L.A. and I couldn’t get into clubs or restaurants, I would call imitating celebrities and get a table, and it would work often. I was either Stallone or Mickey Rourke: ‘This is Sly. I may be late, but my buddy Hank will be there early.’

— Hank Azaria

Even though I got a late start, first publishing an essay when I was 50 years old, I’ve since written eight suspense novels.

— Hallie Ephron

In many ways, I was born a hundred years too late. I often feel out of kilter with the modern world.

— Honeysuckle Weeks

I came rather late to film. I’ve done an awful lot of theater before – before I discovered the camera, you know, seeing everything, requiring much less acting and – and much less presentation, much less projecting, more just being.

— Ian Mckellen

Tokyo in the late 1960s seemed to be like one of the futures that science fiction presents. Here was the proto- super-technology of the future, electronically, robotically, blahblahblah, intercut with traditional Japanese cultural patterns, Shinto patterns.

— Ian Watson

Prog didn’t really go away. Just took a catnap in the late Seventies. A new generation of fans discovered it, and a whole new array of bands and solo artists took it on into the new millennium.

— Ian Anderson

Some people say to me, Isn’t it too bad that people discovered you so late? I never thought that.

— Imogen Cunningham

I started modelling quite late, at 20. In this industry, girls start when they’re barely even 14 or 15.

— Irina Shayk

Half the time I don’t even think about it, I just throw something on because I’m so late or so busy.

— Isaac Mizrahi

If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.

— J. D. Salinger

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.

— J. Paul Getty

Starting in late 2007, faced with acute financial market distress, the Federal Reserve created programs to keep credit flowing to households and businesses. The loans extended under those programs helped stabilize the financial system.

— Janet Yellen

I grew up in the Bronx where you would stay up late with your girlfriends, just being silly in our bedrooms, whatever. And I was always the clown.

— Jennifer Lopez

You can’t reinvent the wheel. I remember when we first started out at ‘Late Night,’ we were trying to hire directors, and this guy was like, ‘I see you behind a glass desk.’ I don’t. And he’s like, ‘Yeah, the glass desk.’ I go, ‘I don’t really see me as a glass desk guy.’

— Jimmy Fallon

The video for ‘Whatever’ is kind of a documentary in a way. It’s showing that love can last. Not just in your early 20s or your late 30s, but in your 50s, 60s and 70s. There’s an awful myth out there that when you get married, love and lovemaking fade. It’s not true.

— Jill Scott

When I went to San Francisco in that cold late spring of 1967, I did not even know what I wanted to find out, and so I just stayed around a while and made a few friends.

— Joan Didion

We need to let the referee’s sole thing be to protect the quarterback and get those late hits out of there. They even have a stat on television that says ‘knockdowns.’ Knockdowns means that you knock him down after he throws the ball. The assumption is, if it’s legal, we’ll make excuses for them.

— John Madden

I always was an early-morning or late-night writer. Early morning was my favorite late night was because you had a deadline. And at four in the morning, you make up some of your most absurd jokes.

— Joss Whedon

You know, I always was an early morning or late night writer. Early morning was my favorite late night was because you had a deadline. And at four in the morning you make up some of your most absurd jokes.

— Joss Whedon

The destructive malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in late 2014 was an unprecedented cyber event for the United States in its scope, destructiveness, and economic implications. The FBI responded to this attack with an investigation that was groundbreaking in its scope and collaboration.

— James Comey

I was a huge Beatles fan. We could talk about who I listened to growing up and what my sources were, but certainly the Beatles were a late, important resource for me, and I just took my guitar and a handful of songs, and I decided, well, I’ll just go over and travel around Europe and see what comes of it.

— James Taylor

Robert Louis Stevenson… I’m focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of. I always thought he was a boys’ author, but he’s not at all.

— Jane Birkin

I don’t read reviews because by then it’s too late – whatever anyone says, the book won’t change. It is written.

— Jeanette Winterson

Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.

— Jeffrey Kluger

In the late nineties, Katy Grannan began making haunting photographs of people who had extraordinary inner yens to be seen by strangers.

— Jerry Saltz

Galleries began growing in both number and size in the late seventies, when artists who worked in lofts wanted to exhibit their work in spaces similar to the ones the art was made in.

— Jerry Saltz

My father was 64 when I was conceived, my mother 38, which was late for babies in the 1940s.

— John Major

My kids probably stay up too late. My wife goes to bed around 3 A.M., and I follow around 7 A.M., but it works.

— John Travolta

Follow your passion. The rest will attend to itself. If I can do it, anybody can do it. It’s possible. And it’s your turn. So go for it. It’s never too late to become what you always wanted to be in the first place.

— J. Michael Straczynski

I remember speaking to a sheik who came back into the political system in late 2008, laid down his arms. His troops became part of the Sons of Iraq, the so-called Sunni Awakening.

— Jack Keane

Whenever I catch a chunk of an Adam Sandler comedy on cable, it looks as badly shot and goofily tossed off as a Jerry Lewis gag reel once he hit the late downslide with ‘Hardly Working’ and ‘Cracking Up.’

— James Wolcott

Beginning in the late 18th century, some German scholars began to regard Holy Scripture not as a single revelation but a sequence of inspired texts that occurred in specific times and places and were subject to varied and multiple meanings.

— Jay Parini

Anything past 90 days constitutes ‘severe,’ but all late payments stay on your report for seven years if reported.

— Jean Chatzky

As an actor, if I show up late somewhere or I say something that’s eccentric, it’s totally acceptable – not only that, it’s lauded in some perverse way.

— Jesse Eisenberg

Look at timber prices in the late ’90s, at around $50. If you count the true damage of cutting down forests, the resultant flooding, insurance claims, and so on, then the timber price should have been $100.

— Jochen Zeitz

It’s tough being a dictator, but I’ve always thought it must be tougher being a hanger-on to a dictator. The late nights spent listening to his crazed ranting, the weary rictus grin from smiling at bad jokes, the draining knowledge that one misjudged comment could land you on the chopping block.

— John Niven

Some of the money from the senior players goes to helping out the younger kids. It is from the players’ pool, the fines for being late and so on. Some will go to something like the tsunami appeal and some to helping out young players.

— John Terry

Early in my career, I wasn’t good in the strike zone early. I was good in the strike zone late, which is not a good thing.

— Jake Arrieta

I’ve had over a dozen and a half novels published since late 1994 when my first novel, ‘Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls’ came out.

— Jane Lindskold

I remember when I was in my late teens just getting rid of lots of records, realizing I only ever listened to them when I was reading, or watching TV, or doing something else.

— Jonny Greenwood

My ambition was to be a record producer, and I had started doing that in the late ’60s with my work with the MC5 and my friend Livingston Taylor.

— Jon Landau

This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I’m getting some credit for what I’ve done. Which is gratifying, but it’s kind of a little late.

— Jack Vance

I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.

— James A. Michener

A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you’re going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.

— Jason Kidd

I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don’t watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.

— Javier Bardem

Almost as soon as it aired, ‘Late Night’ became one of the most buzzed-about shows on television.

— Jeanne Marie Laskas

It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn’t have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things.

— Jim Jarmusch

While in my late teens and in my 20s, I worked seven days a week, 20 hours a day. I worked my tail off.

— John Catsimatidis

I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%, you know? I think it’s just that he has never… he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him.

— John Milius

I kicked college nostalgia in my late 20s. As much as I loved college and treasure the memories, I no longer want to go back.

— Josh Radnor

Homer Collyer’s chosen form of self-expression is the piano, although late in life, when his hearing also goes, he takes to writing.

— Justin Cartwright

When he is late for dinner and I know he must be either having an affair or lying dead in the street, I always hope he’s dead.

— Judith Viorst

I grew up in New York City in the late ’70s, at a time when U.S. – China relations were something that was on the front page of The New York Times on a regular basis.

— John Pomfret

When the late Bishop was appointed, about thirty-two years ago, to diffuse the light of the Gospel through this extensive portion of His Majesty’s dominions, it was even a greater spiritual, than a natural wilderness.

— John Strachan

As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard, to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence and commanding eloquence.

— John Strachan

In his late quartets, Beethoven introduces an element that shouldn’t be there, that should be left for meditation, though I love them. I can see that through them came Wagner and Mahler and Schoenberg and Berg. And then came Tracey Emin. And I can see it all as one downward path.

— John Tavener

I tend to like the last sentence I just wrote, which is: ‘It was late in the fall and the trees lining our driveway had turned red like a row of burning matches.’

— Jess Walter

I have a hard time waking up. No alarm clock works! It sounds childish, but I seriously have my manager, my mom or a buddy of mine wake me up if I have to be somewhere. It’s a serious issue! I’ve been very late for some serious gigs because of it!

— Jesse McCartney

The Moguls is a story about guys that have all grown up together and are now in their late 40s, early 50s.

— Joe Pantoliano

Thankfully I’m not endlessly ambitious, but I have done some crazy ambitious things like buying an island off the west coast of Scotland in the late Sixties.

— Jack Bruce

You can ride your bike to anywhere in Portland if you want to. I think there was a charming underdog mentality when I first moved here in the late ’80s that is definitely gone. People acted more like underdogs, dressed more like underdogs.

— Janet Weiss

So much of what happened to India late last year and early into 2011 is the same story we’ve seen with other big emerging markets, and that is that investors started to realize that the growth trajectory in India would have to get moderated by tightening policy.

— Jerry A. Webman

In some European theaters, it’s still not uncommon to have a late start and three LONG intermissions, because people actually eat and drink and converse during the intermissions.

— Joe Bob Briggs

I covered hockey for a few years in the late ’90s and early 2000s for the ‘Colorado Springs Gazette,’ and I covered the Avalanche for some of the glory years. I’ve done hockey off and on as a sportswriter but never played it.

— John Branch

I had three influential teachers. The first was Uta Hagen. The second two, Bobby Lewis and my late husband, Charles Kakatsakis, were both from the Actors Studio.

— June Squibb

I had a mystical experience when I was in my late teens, early 20s, and I spent years trying to recapture that.

— John Lurie

I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation’s largest and least understood spy organization but ultimately I worked for private corporations.

— John Perkins

People used to share things with e-mail on a massive scale. If you remember e-mail forwards from the late ’90s, it was a terrible way to share content.

— Jonah Peretti

Shortly after I started working as a doctor, I decided to listen to the voice inside me before it was too late. It was now or never, so I decided to explore acting.

— Jonathan LaPaglia

If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.

— James Goldsmith

I’m kind of new to Twitter. I’m about one year in, so I’m a little late to the party.

— Josh Charles

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn’t do only tennis.

— Jana Novotna

When he’s late for dinner, I know he’s either having an affair or is lying dead in the street. I always hope it’s the street.

— Jessica Tandy

I am on sabbatical as of right now, been too busy to think of about my OWN needs as of late.

— Jim Diamond

Improv seemed to replace stand-up, which was very big before that. Stand-up comedy was real hot in the late ’80s and through the ’90s.

— Joe Flaherty

When I was a kid growing up in Cleveland, I believed – completely, wholeheartedly, without reservation or pause – that the Cleveland Indians were named to honor a Native American ballplayer named Louis Sockalexis, who played for Cleveland in the late 19th Century.

— Joe Posnanski

Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. ‘Get up early, work late – and strike oil.’

— Joey Adams

It is a startling and solemnizing fact that even as late as the twentieth century, the Great Command of Jesus Christ to carry the Gospel to all mankind is still so largely unfulfilled.

— John Mott

I grew up watching and learning from the ultimate partnership, and that is of my father and late uncle.

— Jonathan Tisch

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

— Lee Iacocca

I’m a bit of a late developer, generally. But the good thing about being a filmmaker is you still count as young all the way through your 40s.

— Lenny Abrahamson

Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late?

— Lewis Carroll

In the late ’70s I started to search for the perfect sound – whatever that might be, before that I was mainly interested in drugs, insanity and the rock’n’roll lifestyle.

— Lou Reed

In the late 1960s, I ended up in Telluride, Colorado. It wasn’t like the country club that it is now. It was very raw. Skiing was there, but snowboarders have now entirely overrun it.

— Lance Henriksen

In the late sixties, when revolution and upheaval were everywhere, feminists were ridiculed for focusing on housework.

— Lynn Coady

When I was a kid, for me, the ’60s seemed so far away. But I was actually born in the late ’60s.

— Lisa Loeb

I always wanted to be an actor, even as a little kid. So I went to drama school in the late ’60s at Carnegie Mellon.

— Loudon Wainwright III

And about in the late ’80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit.

— Lee Majors

I picked up reading late because I grew up dyslexic. When I went to college, a friend who was a big reader got me started on a number of writers, including Hemingway.

— Lee Pace

Really, the impetus driving me is I’ve always sung, but I like to act, I like drama, I like text, which is why opera is something I’ve come late to, I’d say.

— Lauren Worsham

To my mind and ear, there is simply nothing that compares to the musical sophistication of a late Beethoven, Bartok, Schubert or Brahms work for minimal forces.

— Leonard Slatkin

I love going out dancing. There is nothing better than letting your hair down and staying up far too late, is there?

— Liberty Ross

Well, I first started going to Europe in the late ’70s.

— Luther Allison

Here are a few of the actors who have brought my novels to TV life: Bill Pullman, Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, Julian Sands, Gena Rowlands, Rob Lowe, Julia Ormond, Chelsea Hobbs, Tate Donovan, Anne Heche, Max Martini, Campbell Scott, Kimberly Paisley-Williams, Alexa Vega, and the late legends Richard Kiley and Kim Hunter.

— Luanne Rice

I was through as a manager. I did become involved late in the 1968 campaign at the national scene at the last minute. But I was through as a manager, and I’ve stayed through, incidentally.

— Lew Wasserman

It’s interesting: in the late ’80s, there was this really random mix of new wave, industrial, and these early house records. And a lot of it was coming out of Chicago because of Wax Trax! So I always visited Wax Trax Records.

— Kaskade

We realize too late that President Bush shouldn’t have taken us into Iraq, and President Obama shouldn’t have taken us out.

— Kathleen Troia McFarland

I have to tell you, though, the sexism in late night talk is so profound.

— Kathy Griffin

Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig. One has to be open enough in other areas to be able to contribute to a show like this.

— Kevin Eubanks

Once colon cancer becomes symptomatic, nine times out of ten it is too late.

— Kevin Richardson

Musicians can run this state better than politicians. We won’t get a lot done in the mornings, but we’ll work late and be honest.

— Kinky Friedman

My landlady, who is only a tailor’s widow, reads her Milton and tells me, that her late husband first fell in love with her on this very account: because she read Milton with such proper emphasis.

— Karl Philipp Moritz

I used to be obsessed with game shows. When the Game Show Network became popular in the late ’90s, I was all about reruns of ‘The Price Is Right.’ I knew all the prices from the ’70s.

— Kate Micucci

Apologizes are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move, on you can grow.

— Kelsey Grammer

Rewriting is a large part of the whole job. And get rid of stuff that’s not working. Just pare it down until it’s a beautiful thing you can hand in, probably late, to your editor.

— Kurt Loder

It’s never the wrong time to call on Toad. Early or late he’s always the same fellow. Always good-tempered, always glad to see you, always sorry when you go!

— Kenneth Grahame

Life is insanely robust, though we can make species go extinct, and this is the bad thing. So I always make the point that you can’t say, ‘Is it too late?’ That is the terrible question, because either answer promotes inaction. If it’s too late, you don’t need to act if it’s not too late, you don’t need to act.

— Kim Stanley Robinson

I don’t try to get all the meat off the bone. When I get a good figure, I just move something. Too many people try to hit the peak price, and they hold on until it is too late.

— Kirk Kerkorian

When I was a teenager in the late 30’s and early 40’s, electronics wasn’t a word. You were interested in radio if you were interested in electronics.

— Ken Olsen

There was a point in the late ’90s where all the graduating M.B.A.’s wanted to start companies in Silicon Valley, and for the most part they were not actually qualified to do it.

— Marc Andreessen

I get up really early, and I go to bed really late. Sometimes I get tired, but it’s not important. I have an exciting existence, and there’s so much to do.

— Martha Stewart

I love that pre-mod jazz look of the late Fifties, the Steve McQueen style that influenced the British modernists.

— Martin Freeman

Hollywood embraced me in the late ’80s because there was a good project I was in and it was different. Nowadays, it’s about corporate mentality, box office, youth.

— Marlee Matlin

I’ve never really socialized I’ve always been anti-social and preferred to be at home. I was never, even my late teens and early twenties, into clubs and parties and stuff like that.

— Megan Fox

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’

— Michael Jordan

No one knows when a robot will approach human intelligence, but I suspect it will be late in the 21st century. Will they be dangerous? Possibly. So I suggest we put a chip in their brain to shut them off if they have murderous thoughts.

— Michio Kaku

When I was in college, I wanted to write for ‘Late Night With Conan O’Brien,’ and I was an intern there.

— Mike Birbiglia

I was very much a late bloomer. That’s not to say that girls didn’t express interest in me from time to time, but I just, I did not know how to respond to that.

— Mike Birbiglia

You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don’t want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something.

— Mitch Hedberg

I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You’ll be mad, but it will be too late.

— Mitch Hedberg

It’s not to late to… ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be, and if not, who you do want to be.

— Morrie Schwartz

When I began modelling in my late teens, I started to earn a lot of money very, very quickly, but I’d never been shown how to manage it properly.

— Marie Helvin

I feel lucky that I had my children late. Not that I would advise it in any shape or form. But I know friends who had children when they were young, struggled with feeling trapped. I can honestly say I’ve never once resented the fact that I couldn’t go out because of my kids.

— Mariella Frostrup

If you’ve worked in Australia, you can’t get away with bad behaviour like showing up late. We take our work ethic very seriously.

— Margot Robbie

I’m a Capricorn, and they flower late.

— Marianne Faithfull

To be honest, it’s considered very late to start acting at 11 and a half, for the industry. Most kids are doing it from toddlerhood on.

— Mayim Bialik

I always lamented that I wasn’t a writer during the late ’60s and the early ’70s, with the New Journalism and Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson and all those people.

— Meghan Daum

Obviously, nobody chooses not to have kids because they’d rather sleep in late. It’s a very visceral decision, and it’s a complicated decision.

— Meghan Daum

If I meet pals, we do hug each other, and it’s very nice, you know… it’s something that’s come on me late and became second nature, and it’s first nature now!

— Melvyn Bragg

The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania, was chosen agent to the Court of Britain, and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure a favorable reception to this last address.

— Mercy Otis Warren

The extraordinary exertions of the colonies, in cooperation with British measures, against the French, in the late war, were acknowledged by the British parliament to be more than adequate to their ability.

— Mercy Otis Warren

From the late 19th to the early 20th century, the December issue of almost any general-interest magazine regularly featured a holiday horror or two.

— Michael Dirda

Late summer is perfect for classic mysteries – think of Raymond Chandler’s hot Santa Anas and Agatha Christie’s Mediterranean resorts – while big ambitious works of nonfiction are best approached in September and early October, when we still feel energetic and the grass no longer needs to be cut.

— Michael Dirda

When I was a boy in the late 1950s, the public library refused to stock books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. They were regarded as vulgar, ill-written potboilers.

— Michael Dirda

Like my fictional protagonist Tom Thorne, I love country. My tastes go back a bit further than his do, and I still listen to stuff from the late ’70s and early ’80s.

— Mark Billingham

What I learned, a little too late, was that the ‘traditional’ Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds. Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.

— Martin Short

I think it actually started in my late thirties. I started changing psychologically, and it was difficult to translate that into my writing.

— Mary Gaitskill

The news comes somewhat late, but I’m glad to hear it nevertheless.

— Malcolm Campbell

I was doing those roles on ABC Family late in the year, and at the same time, I was auditioning for ‘Galavant.’ But ‘Galavant’ was quite a wide casting call. I wasn’t recommended or anything. It just kind of happened.

— Mallory Jansen

I, a late riser, fantasise about getting up every morning at 5 A.M. to fetch the horses in from the fields.

— Meg Rosoff

In late 2009, I returned to Baghdad after a lengthy absence. I was living alone, in the Hamra Hotel, the twice bombed-out de facto international news bureau.

— Michael Hastings

In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted Kennedy.

— Michael Kinsley

It’s an unfortunate situation. After such a great play I felt like I got hit late, no flag, broke my hand. That’s it. That’s pretty much been the story for the past three weeks, and obviously at some point something catastrophic was going to happen, and I broke my hand.

— Michael Vick

In the central Indian state of Orissa, mining has scarred the landscape, and it is already too late to secure most of the traditional elephant corridors.

— Mark Shand

Of course, in later years, I’d studied acting more than ever before – mostly with the late Stella Adler, who was marvelous! – but in my earlier years, I couldn’t afford to do this.

— Marie Windsor

People say that I’m always late, but that’s a myth.

— Milla Jovovich

The best thing about lying in bed late is that you learn to distinguish between first things and trivia, for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance before it makes you move.

— Max Lerner

I was involved with Wells Fargo Bank as a consultant in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when I suggested to them that they develop a product that has become known as index funds.

— Myron Scholes

The defense of the West Bank by Arab forces would be a truly suicidal enterprise. The late King Hussein understood these facts well. Until 1967, he was careful to keep most of his forces east of the Jordan River. When he momentarily forgot these realities in 1967, it took Israel just three days of fighting to remind him of them.

— Martin Van Creveld

I just have that sort of face and when I got to Hollywood in the late ’70s they took one look at me and said, ‘Get him a gun. You definitely should be carrying a gun,’ and so a lot of it is just the way I look. I look like I’m angry and dangerous, and in fact, I’m loveable and kind.

— M. C. Gainey

I believe this country is in real trouble, and it’s up to us, to fix it before its too late.

— Mia Love

One of my favorite films is ‘Late Spring’ by Yasujiro Ozu. To me, it represents film as art.

— Michael Arndt

We also quoted Robert Luskin, Rove’s attorney, acknowledging that Rove did speak to Cooper late on the week prior to the article coming out, which would have been July 10 or 11.

— Michael Isikoff

I feel that I’m leaving Williamstown too early, but I’d rather leave too early than too late.

— Michael Ritchie

I never learned to ride a bicycle, and it is too late now. I never learned to drive. I never learned to swim.

— Marlene Dumas

Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes.

— Marcus Valerius Martial

I hate how late we have our Olympic Trials, always have.

— Natalie Coughlin

The Naxalite revolution – an ultra-left Maoist movement – in Bengal, and elsewhere in India, in the late 1960s provides one strand of ‘The Lives of Others.’

— Neel Mukherjee

Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments, and the late romantics even more.

— Neville Marriner

Cell phones were more popular in Cambodia and Uganda because they didn’t have phones. We had phones in this country, and we were very late to the table. They’re going to adopt e-books much faster than we do.

— Nicholas Negroponte

I am an avid reader of comics, though I came to them late.

— Nick Harkaway

Experimental film by the ’70s had become much more mainstream after ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and stuff in the late ’60s, when you were seeing bigger movies where people were exploring the medium a lot more.

— Noah Hawley

The close Turkish-Israeli relations go back to the late 1950s – military intelligence, commercial, more recently, tourism and cultural relations.

— Noam Chomsky

From the late 1940s, into and through the ’50s, there developed a complex interaction between federal government, state and local government, real-estate interests, commercial interests and court decisions, which had the effect of undermining the mass transit system across the country.

— Noam Chomsky

In the late Fifties and early Sixties, opposition to state terror and aggression and torture and so on was zero. That was a horrible time: the massive Kennedy terror operation against Cuba, the first attacks on Vietnam in 1962, the imposition of national security states in South America.

— Noam Chomsky

In the late 1960s, the masses were supposed to be passive, not entering into the public arena and having their voices heard.

— Noam Chomsky

There’s no reason, ever, to be late. Or early.

— Noel Gallagher

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.

— P. T. Barnum

German writers in the late 18th century were the first to uphold a prickly, literary nationalism, in reaction to the then dominance and prestige of French literature.

— Pankaj Mishra

Living in a cultural milieu where the foreign writers most widely available and admired were Russian, I came very late to postwar American writers, and I had great trouble with the canonically exalted white male writers I tried first.

— Pankaj Mishra

I’m not an aspiring young actor I’m a storyteller who made it late in life, and I’m therefore an inspiration to everyone who thinks that, at 23, if you’re not in the Backstreet Boys, then you’re never gonna make it.

— Paul Hogan

I mean, the death in the late eighties and early nineties really shook out a lot of hacks. The pond just sort of dried up for a lot of really bad comedians.

— Patton Oswalt

I’ve always been a late bloomer. My body developed late. From ninth to 10th grade, I grew like 3 inches. Just kind of stretched out. I was like 6-1, grew to 6-4 in 10th grade.

— Paul Pierce

U.S. capital formation, which has been pretty high in the ’90s and very high in the late 1990s, is what is being financed by the savings of the rest of the world, generally poorer than ourselves, because our deficit on current account, chronic deficit, is their surplus, and they have been willingly bringing that to the American market.

— Paul Samuelson

Modern American magic, late 20th century magic, is tremendously disrespectful of the audience.

— Penn Jillette

I got a regret: That I started acting so late. I was 27, and guys who start at 18 or so, there’s this kinda continuity of friendships they form in the profession by startin’ young, I’ve never had that.

— Peter Falk

The Tolkien estate owns the writings of Professor Tolkien. ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ were sold by Professor Tolkien in the late ’60s, the film rights.

— Peter Jackson

When I was younger, I wanted to marry early, like at 23. Year by year, I found things I wanted to do, and the thought of marriage disappeared. But I don’t want to marry too late. Around 31?

— Park Shin-hye

Poetry is not Irish or any other nationality and when writers such as Messrs. Clarke, Farren and the late F. R. Higgins pursue Irishness as a poetic end, they are merely exploiting incidental local colour.

— Patrick Kavanagh

When the new wave of terrorism came on the modern world, which is the late 1960s, early 1970s, I think we spent about a decade, the United States and our allies, trying to figure out how to deal with it.

— Paul Bremer

I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late ’80s. I hadn’t gone to a convention before that. It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.

— Persis Khambatta

When I went to high school, in the late 1970s, disco was in full swing and anyone who was into it dressed the part. I know I did.

— Paul Feig

We do not ask the right questions when we are young, so we miss the important answers. Now it is too late to ask, too late for the illuminating answers, and the unanswered questions haunt us for a lifetime.

— Peter Abrahams

Put you energy into music. If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist. And then if you become a dentist or an accountant, it’s too late to become a musician afterwards.

— Peter Tork

In Britain, eponymous lifestyle branding as we know it started in the late 1960s, with two fascinating families – the Conrans and the Ashleys – who in increasingly brilliant settings and catalogues sold rather different visions of what the new ideal upper-middle-y life looked like.

— Peter York

And that format was – we’d been using that format, I guess, since the late ’70s, and it was starting to get very predictable. In other words, certain songs would surface in the same points in the set every so often it was like rotation.

— Phil Lesh

We’ve got a very difficult situation created by this embrace of the so-called Arab Spring. And that’s not getting better. It’s getting worse. The carnage for the people of Syria is horrific, and it’s quite frankly too little, too late to reverse a lot of that.

— Oliver North

I’ve seen too many sunrises, as far as the walk of shame, staying out too late doing very bad things.

— Octavia Spencer

Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences.

— Olympia Snowe

I think that its easy to think of the environment as all doom and gloom and that, ‘What can we do, it’s too late. And the polar bears are gone, and everything is gone.’ But really, just the little steps that we can make as individuals make a big difference.

— Orlando Bloom

When I was prepping for my Broadway debut as Romeo, it really hit me that I had never done that. I had trained at drama school for three years in my late teens to early 20s, and I’d studied Shakespeare, of course, but I hadn’t actually performed it. So to do something like Romeo for my first Broadway role was a challenge.

— Orlando Bloom

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.

— Oscar Wilde

I got into Facebook late, and I think if you get into Facebook late, you tend to use it the right way, as opposed to the people who got into it sooner and friended everybody and now have a thousand friends. I keep it at about 80 or so, and they’re all people I know. Just because I do a movie doesn’t mean I friend everybody in it.

— Quentin Tarantino

Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.

— Quintilian

On my left forearm, I’ve got a gothic cross with a tombstone in the center with the initials ‘E’ and ‘G’ for my friend, the late Eddie Guerrero.

— Rey Mysterio

Edward Curtis was a photographer in the late 19th century who tried to document the rapidly disappearing Native Americans. He assembled a canon of work which, today, is exemplary and invaluable.

— Rhys Ifans

Finally, we need more Border Patrol agents. Although Congress has already tripled the number of Border Patrol agents since the late 1980s, more are still needed.

— Ric Keller

In the late 1940s, there weren’t any pop stars, and TV didn’t exist.

— Richard Attenborough

I’m a late developer in everything. I have a fast mind and fast metabolism, and I’m an intense worker, but in terms of life development, I’m way behind.

— Richard C. Armitage

If you want to survive Ebola, you need to be young. If you’re in your late 30s, the death rate is about 80 percent, and if you’re over 45, then the death rate goes up to about 90 percent.

— Richard Preston

I went through puberty late. I was a little, little, tiny kid. I was still growing in college.

— Rob Riggle

I think the Internet is an awful lot like FM radio was when it broke out in the late ’60s. It’s kind of a wild and wily kind of format. They could play 20 songs in a row that had the word ‘blue’ in them, or whatever they wanted to do.

— Roger McGuinn

In the late ’70s, maybe just before I started, there was still an attitude that if you did film you didn’t do TV and vice versa, but that’s gone now.

— Robert Carlyle

In the late 19th century, the Populists – a protest movement of mainly disaffected farmers and workers – threatened to overturn established authority.

— Robert Dallek

We were having a sleepover when I was eight or nine, and we all got to stay up late and watch the original ‘Frankenstein.’ It was uncensored, so as a child, I saw the scene where he throws the little girl into the lake, and that freaked me out. Though not as much as when he hangs the hunchback.

— Robert Englund

In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices, and in narration and embodying the voice, making the poem sound like a real person talking.

— Robert Morgan

Really, I was such a late bloomer, I really didn’t learn how to be me until I was in my late ’40s, which is when I started playing roles that were closer to me.

— Ron Perlman

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Early in my career, I was involved with engineer-led projects, where designers came in late in the game and were expected to put lipstick on an existing code base. This almost never works.

— Ryan Holmes

In the late 19th century, the theory that the Aborigines were an inferior race that was doomed to die out became accepted as fact.

— Richard Flanagan

One of the finest statesmen of the present time is also a first-class scout, and that is Mr. Roosevelt, the late President of the United States of America.

— Robert Baden-Powell

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

It’s a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of ‘Late Home Tonight, where there’s Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader.

— Roger Waters

I’m not the judge of who that is, but I am a believer that no debt in the universe goes unpaid. If you try to buy early, you’ll pay late.

— Ron White

Obama is not the messiah any longer. He is now your standard, ordinary, everyday politician who lies, who breaks promises, who’s in it for himself, who can’t do anything on his own. He’s not qualified. All of this is becoming known, sadly, too late.

— Rush Limbaugh

I’m very fond of Tennessee Williams’ plays, and when my husband and I went to New Orleans in the late 1970s, we saw ‘A Street Car Named Desire.’

— Ruth Rendell

I’m really excited that the studio is trying, because when I began my career in the early ’90s, late ’80s, Disney was not something – though I respected it and liked what they were doing in those years – it’s not like I thought I wanted to be a part of that studio right now.

— Rich Moore

There’s a part of me that wishes I’d never said one single solitary word on any subject publicly. Then I could have been the tortured poet, and there’s so much mileage in that. But it’s too late to stop now.

— Richard Thompson

I started driving really late. It was super freeing and fun to be able to just drive by myself. But the thing is, I don’t really like driving.

— Riley Keough

The first famous winemaking consultant was the late professor Emile Peynaud, who reigned over Bordeaux throughout the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

— Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Commonwealth’ is not a word I ever used growing up in Colombo. There, in the late 1950s, it would have meant little more than New Zealand lamb and Anchor butter at the cold stores.

— Romesh Gunesekera

I know that when I grew up I was pretty sheltered, and didn’t come to understand much about the world until I was in my really late teens and early twenties, and that process continues.

— Ryan Phillippe

Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late ’60s, early ’70s for a long time as a new location.

— Richard Roeper

I didn’t mind being in school. But I was usually uninspired and always late. I did what I had to, but not more.

— Robyn

I opened the Woodstock Festival even though I was supposed to be fifth. I said, ‘What am I doing here? No, no, not me, not first!’ I had to go on stage because there was no one else to go on first – the concert was already two-and-a-half hours late.

— Richie Havens

Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it’s too late.

— Rita Coolidge

There was only one decline in church attendance, and that was in the late 1960s when the Vatican said it was not a sin to miss Mass. They said Catholics could act like Protestants, and so they did.

— Rodney Stark

I was a bit of a late developer, and everyone was saying, ‘Whatever you do, don’t shave,’ and I hadn’t really started shaving. I remember rubbing the soot from a kettle on to my bumfluff to make it look more like I had a beard.

— Rory McCann

In the late ’30’s when I was in college, physics – and in particular, nuclear physics – was the most exciting field in the world.

— Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

I worked at CBS in the late ’90s, and I remember sitting in meetings with both advertisers and digerati, and everyone was saying, ‘Network TV is dead.’

— Ross Levinsohn

I gave my last concert in 1976. For 32 years, I had given everything I had. I wanted to stop. My last big debut was in Russia in 1973. After I retired, I didn’t have to worry about going out in bad weather. I could stay up late.

— Renata Tebaldi

My weight doesn’t really fluctuate, but I make sure I don’t eat late at night. It’s about making sure I’m right physically because mentally I’m OK.

— Ryan Giggs

Let’s take flight simulation as an example. If you’re trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You don’t have to get in an airplane until late in the process.

— Roy Romer

If anything, when you’re in your late 20s, early 30s, and then mid-30s, you’re getting less attractive.

— Rob McElhenney

My mom was an environmental activist in Australia in the late ’60s and ’70s, and I guess I’ve inherited that awareness from her.

— Robin McLeavy

When I started in the late 1950s, every film I made – no matter how low the budget – got a theatrical release. Today, less that 20-percent of our films get a theatrical release.

— Roger Corman

Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.

— Stephen Colbert

Me, I’d prefer to have a good reputation rather than getting press for being scandalous, getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on.

— Sophia Bush

I do read a poem almost every morning. Unless I’m really, really late, I have to get my poem in.

— Sue Monk Kidd

The late Victorian Era brought in part-time education. Not everybody went to school, but they were supposed to have a decent level of schooling they went part-time after 12.

— Sarah Gavron

Daniel Woodrell has made a name as a master of prose with personality – a densely descriptive, gamey form of storytelling, one might say traditional storytelling – of late rather an unfashionable mode.

— Sarah Hall

Late payments also hurt your FICO score. And never, ever take out a cash advance on your credit card.

— Suze Orman

Is it too late to institute a leap year and mandate that the holidays fall on regular, convenient dates – so that Id al-Fitr will come, say, in the spring and Id al-Adha in early summer?

— Sayed Kashua

I’m not the type of guy who’s funny in the room. I’m the guy who’s funny late at night on a computer, trying to construct jokes.

— Scott Aukerman

The American preoccupation with the law, which is certainly not past, was at its zenith in 1995. The 1980s, the late 1980s, had sort of begun to percolate up to public consciousness this enormous interest in the law.

— Scott Turow

When I was growing up in L.A. in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Michael Jackson’s was the first face on TV that looked like mine.

— Shawn Amos

The late, great Janis Joplin could drink ten men under the table, then sing loud enough to shake the teeth out of their head.

— Shawn Amos

The learned are not agreed as to the time when the Gospel of John was written some dating it as early as the year 68, others as late as the year 98 but it is generally conceded to have been written after all the others.

— Simon Greenleaf

When I was doing ‘A Disappearing Number’ in Plymouth, we had to go on an hour and a half late, and I still hadn’t written an end, so we had to make one up, and then we had to go out literally with our pants round our ankles.

— Simon McBurney

The synagogues of late antiquity and the early medieval period were built around imagery: imagery of remembering the Temple, but also of the celestial zodiac, too.

— Simon Schama

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, there was a slightly retro drum sound that was popular in hip-hop music called the 808 bass drum sound. It was the bass drum sound on the 808 drum machine, and it’s very deep and very resonant, and was used as the backbone as a lot of classic hip-hop tracks.

— Steve Albini

It is a very brave choice to go against traditional medicine and embrace the alternative route. It’s easier to try the traditional route and then, if it fails, go to the alternatives, but often it can be too late.

— Suzanne Somers

Well, if you look back, in almost two and a half years, the biggest change probably was in late 2000 when we decided to totally change the CA business model.

— Sanjay Kumar

One of the benefits for me of starting late in this business is I realised that if acting was the only thing I could do, I would struggle, so I always wrote as well.

— Sanjeev Bhaskar

In my late teens and early 20s, I worked hard on my roles, but, to be honest, I didn’t feel any special commitment to acting.

— Song Hye-kyo

When Ellen Datlow was running the fiction at ‘Omni’ in the late ’80s and into the ’90s, I had a subscription. It was one of two subscriptions I’d saved for, the other being ‘Spider-Man.’ And they each opened my mind and my heart in wonderful ways.

— Stephen Graham Jones

I suffered when I was in my late twenties and early thirties. I was awkward, I stuck out, I was nerdy.

— Stephen Merchant

Unlike the LeBrons and A-Rods of the world, anointed as special from pre-K, Matt Leinart exudes an approachability rarely seen in superstars. It’s why kids on the autograph line chat him up like a buddy with whom they could stay up late playing Xbox.

— Stephen Rodrick

In 2008, Bitcoin was mysteriously introduced to the world in an obscure, technical paper written under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. By late 2013, the financial press was filled with reportage on Bitcoin and its dramatic price increase.

— Steve Hanke

In January 2013, one could buy a Bitcoin for about $13. By late November, one Bitcoin would have set a buyer back over $1100.

— Steve Hanke

I remember some of the limited debate I did back in high school in the late ’70s, early ’80s: nuclear proliferation was always the big topic, and it’s bad. We don’t want to see it.

— Scott DesJarlais

If any of you have ever lived down south of the Mason-Dixon line, you know that late September still means summer heat.

— Scott Porter

I’ve been on the tour for many, many years. It’s time for me to go now, before it’s too late.

— Stefan Edberg

At one time, late Yash-ji, too, wanted to do two to three films, but somehow, I am not the kind to do too many things at the same time. I like to take it slow and steady.

— Sunny Deol

I feel so comfortable in an acting role, you know, as an actor. Maybe it’s because I came into it late. If anything, I’ve felt frustrated that I can’t carry a film because everything since ‘District 9’ has been supporting roles.

— Sharlto Copley

It is not yet too late for the Indian people to decide on rapid, ordered progress. I can assure them that the British people are as determined upon self-government for India as they are themselves.

— Stafford Cripps

Late at night, I train after I put my kids to bed because putting my kids to bed is very important to me. I have three daughters they are 8, 6, and soon to be 4. So I train after they go to bed.

— Stephanie McMahon

My voice broke very late. I think that, deep down, I knew that once it broke, my self-esteem would plummet, as I’d never be head chorister again.

— Tom Hollander

By comparison, ‘The Secret Agent’ is not especially prescient about terrorism, certainly not technically. The Professor was a stock figure of Edwardian fiction, and his dreams of mass destruction were nothing ahead of their time. Many novels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries involved plots far more deadly.

— Tom Reiss

The Jewish exodus from North Africa, in the late nineteen-fifties and the nineteen-sixties, brought hundreds of thousands of Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian Jews to France.

— Tom Reiss

The best advice I received came late, and it’s this: Don’t read the comments section of any story that mentions you!

— Tamron Hall

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along.

— Terry Pratchett

The first time I really listened to an album and thought, ‘This album is mine,’ was Kanye’s ‘Late Registration.’

— Theophilus London

I was born too late to have any temptation with communism, or at least Soviet-type communism. Travelling in Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet Union, you clearly don’t want to defend a system that would have empty shops and a totalitarian regime and internal passports.

— Thomas Piketty

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.

— Thomas Sowell

I think the running game is very important to every offense. Being balanced is extremely important. There’s times where you have to throw the ball. You could be down late in the game, you need to come back you have to be able to pass it when they know you’re passing it.

— Tom Brady

Like almost everything else from the West, the Romantic Revolution arrived late in Russia.

— Tom Stoppard

I often write either really early in the morning, or really late at night.

— Tracy Chapman

The band Grizzly Bear, I think they’re excellent. There’s a beauty and a musicality there that I wish would have been in vogue in the late ’80s, when I was forming bands.

— Trent Reznor

The late Tom Wicker’s biography of Nixon, called ‘One of Us,’ is really quite good: you see the biographer discovering dimensions of sympathy for his subject that he hadn’t expected to feel.

— Thomas Mallon

In the the late seventies and early eighties, I played background roles in thirty movies… Woody Allen movies, Scorsese films, you name it. Whatever was being shot in New York, I was doing stand-in and background work because I wanted to be close to the camera I wanted to see what was going on.

— Tobin Bell

When I left Toronto and entered journalism in the late 1990s, I had many notions about the news business, nearly all of them wrong, as it turned out.

— Tom Rachman

I love steakhouses. When I’m in Chicago, I know there’s a Gibsons that’s open late. 13 Coins at Sea-Tac Airport in Washington is a gourmet restaurant I love.

— Triple H

Well, you know, I mean, I first did my live shows in the late 70’s and in those days I had a boatload of equipment that always seemed to be going wrong.

— Thomas Dolby

It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, ‘I don’t know.’

— W. Somerset Maugham

When Edward Gibbon was writing about the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 18th century, he could argue that transportation hadn’t changed since ancient times. An imperial messenger on the Roman roads could get from Rome to London even faster in A.D. 100 than in 1750. But by 1850, and even more obviously today, all of that has changed.

— Walter Russell Mead

When I joined Ford, in the late 1970s, I felt strongly we could not forever be a huge user of natural resources without there being consequences. But I was alone in my thinking in those days.

— William Clay Ford, Jr.

I’m a late bloomer. Even in high school, everyone else was charging ahead, and I didn’t come into my own until very late. I feel that’s true in cinema, too. I didn’t even start ‘Metropolitan’ until I was 37.

— Whit Stillman

I read a great deal of science fiction with consummate pleasure between, say, the ages of 12 and 16. Then I got away from it. In my mid- to late 20s, I started trying to write it.

— William Gibson

The world is too much with us late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.

— William Wordsworth

Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers.

— Walter de La Mare

As of late, ‘Boyz n the Hood’ really impacted me because I grew up in that same neighborhood. It was the first time I saw a true reflection of me, my neighborhood and my surroundings.

— Wendy Raquel Robinson

The Taliban outlawed wearing polish in the late 1990s, punishing some offenders by amputating a fingertip. Importing polish was banned only in July 2001, which suggests that women were still wearing painted nails within the safety of their homes.

— Virginia Postrel

I was a late bloomer. I was a kinda shy little kid, definitely a child of the dark side. I wanted to play guitar and be in a rock band.

— Yul Vazquez
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