Years Quotes

Every year, there’s some band that plays guitar-oriented pop music that has a single, but for the most part, it’s kind of relegated to the sidelines.

— Adam Schlesinger

At this year’s Open, I’ll have five boyfriends.

— Anna Kournikova

For many years I wanted to do a film, but I never had the courage to clear my desk and say, ‘OK I’ll take a year off and do a film.’

— Anton Corbijn

My granddad passed away a month before I started shooting for ‘Ishaqzaade,’ and my mom died just before the film’s release, both within a year of each other.

— Arjun Kapoor

Compared with other Indian film composers, I only write about six movies a year. Others write up to 60.

— A. R. Rahman

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

I met Howard Zinn in 1961, my first year at Spelman College in Atlanta. He was the tall, rangy, good-looking professor that many of the girls at Spelman swooned over.

— Alice Walker

I was lucky enough at Stanford to have Vic Fangio as the defensive coordinator for a year, and then Jason Tarver.

— Andrew Luck

The pharma industry is one of the few industries that comes up every year and brags about how much worse they got – like, now it costs $2 billion to make a drug, and it was a billion 5 years ago.

— Anne Wojcicki

Well, I’ve just gotten accustomed to just being in Canada for five and a half months a year.

— Anthony Michael Hall

When you have one idea per year, it’s already a miracle!

— Azzedine Alaia

This year my role is clear: I am a coach, a coach to sportsmen.

— Anatoli Boukreev

As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms of course.

— Andrew Greeley

Two studies from the year 2000, however, indicate that Catholics give lower ratings to their clergy’s ministerial activities across the board than do Protestants.

— Andrew Greeley

I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer’s block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.

— A. E. van Vogt

I am a rapid-cycling manic-depressive, bi-polar one disorder, which means I can have thirty or forty episodes a year, and I used to have thirty to forty episodes a year.

— Andy Behrman

Apple was our benefactor at starting General Magic, but about a year later decided they would rather BE General Magic and tried to make us blink out of existence… which we eventually did, but it took a few years.

— Andy Hertzfeld

All the arts are predominantly national, and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us. The battle gets more and more vicious each year.

— Ann Macbeth

My house is basically like Halloween, 365 days a year, with my son.

— Alex Kurtzman

With my runners now, they get two month-long breaks during the year.

— Alberto Salazar

Last year, customs officials screened only five percent of the 11 million cargo containers entering the United States. That rate is both unacceptable and dangerous to our national and economic interests.

— Allyson Schwartz

About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it.

— Anson Mount

I did one year at NYU, and I’d love to go back there someday.

— Alexis Bledel

I like the consistency of a TV show, but I like it for three months out of my year, not nine.

— Allison Mack

When I finished the juniors I felt, perhaps for about a year and a half, that everything was going to be the same and that I would be able to go out there and win any match. But it wasn’t the case. I struggled.

— Amelie Mauresmo

It was a presidential election year, and as a member of a consortium of Ivy League radio stations, we participated in ‘network’ coverage of election night.

— Andrea Mitchell

By the year 2020, we envision our group to be the largest hotel developer in the Philippines, with a total portfolio of around 12,000 hotel rooms.

— Andrew Tan

There are certainly delays in this year’s agreed program, and we must quickly catch up. Let’s not kid ourselves, there is still big waste in the public sector, and it must stop.

— Antonis Samaras

I have been in love, and in debt, and in drink, this many and many a year.

— Alexander Brome

In 2004, we had a great year, with Samit Patel, Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, Luke Wright, Alistair Cook. Some groups are not quite as strong.

— Andy Pick

Although more than 500 million maritime containers move around the world each year, accounting for 90 per cent of international trade, only 2 per cent are inspected. Strengthening customs and immigration systems is essential.

— Ban Ki-moon

Oh, if I had only known then what I know now, I would have stopped it last year when I was still young.

— Anna Lee

Each and every year, the United States loses an estimated $100 billion a year in tax revenues due to offshore tax abuses by the wealthy and large corporations.

— Bernie Sanders

Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood.

— Beverly Cleary

Less than a year after the Sept. 11 attacks, al-Qaida attacks were continuing: the firebombing of a synagogue in Tunisia in April, a bomb outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi in June.

— Bill Dedman

It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.

— Bob Marley

The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year, about one-tenth of what was necessary.

— Bobby Scott

During my first year as a graduate student, we worked on a measurement of the isotope shift and hyperfine structure of mercury isotopes.

— Burton Richter

The year 2013 has been very difficult, with a lot of headwinds in almost every region and every business.

— Baba Kalyani

$3,000 from a residual cheque was all I made one year.

— Ben Mendelsohn

I’m not a huge L.A. fan, but I go there for the winter every year. We usually rent a house and have massive house parties.

— Benny Blanco

Frontline’ does 10 news shows a year, so one a week is quite an undertaking.

— Bill Kurtis

Willie Nelson, out there 200 days a year, calls his band family. And it is.

— Brad Paisley

Most bands have a two-year success rate. By the third year, it’s sort of over. Here we are in Poison still together 26 years later.

— Bret Michaels

The Kyoto treaty has an estimated cost of between US$150 and $350 billion a year, starting in 2010.

— Bjorn Lomborg

We only got clothing once a year, like, right before school began. It’s like, that’s when you got your clothing.

— Bruce Eric Kaplan

I do 100 shows a year, but I do it in fits and starts, as opposed to going on a long run.

— Bryan Adams

By the time I was 19, punk had occurred. It had a completely different cultural dynamic to it which rejected everything and started again from the year zero.

— Billy Bragg

For a year, I had all sorts of weirdos coming on to me.

— Boris Becker

I left Somalia when I was seven years old, but I witnessed a whole year in a war.

— Barkhad Abdi

When I was 14, my mother died. My father, who had always had ulcers, came apart. He had a series of intestinal operations, and was in the hospital for nearly a year. So the four of us teenagers lived by ourselves in the apartment without a guardian.

— Bonnie Bedelia

In the final analysis this congressional race is always going to be a close race, whether there’s a presidential race or governor’s race or not. But is this a better year? Yes, this would probably be a better year.

— Baron Hill

I’m not in the movie business anymore, and hardly any 70 year olds are. I always ask the producers: ‘Are there no 70-year old vampires?’ Apparently there are not – or even zombies for that matter. I guess they all get eaten.

— Brian Dennehy

Adults spend $500 billion on games and leisure activity each year, and some adults lament that kids get $15 billion for toys.

— Brian Sutton-Smith

But after this last year and dealing with the studio, the rest of us are closer than we’ve ever been.

— Bruce McCulloch

I spent a year in a 12-step program, really committed, because I could not believe what had happened – that I might have killed myself.

— Carrie Fisher

I remember very vividly – I wrote about it in one of my books – my first IRA. I contributed $2,000 every year, and in 21 years, the funds in that IRA account grew to $260,000. Seems like sort of a miracle, but it happened.

— Charles Schwab

I’m reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I’ve set a couple of things up for next year.

— Charlie Hunnam

I did comedy and parody television in the ’70s. I was a liberal Democrat, and it was a very heady year.

— Chevy Chase

When I’m 60, maybe, I’ll look at my pile of papers and wonder, What really happened that year?

— Christa McAuliffe

So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?

— Christina Aguilera

I became a Republican in 1951, the first year I could vote.

— Clint Eastwood

There are 2,000 young-adult novels published a year, and hardly any of them ever break out.

— Catherine Hardwicke

On our studio album ‘Fly From Here’ in 2011, we spent a year and a half promoting that around the world.

— Chris Squire

One year, we tried to deep-fry a turkey. It must have been really humid outside, because the temperature of the oil got thrown off. It ended up being slow-cooked in oil – black on the outside and raw on the inside.

— Chrissy Teigen

Nothing is cut while I’m shooting. I edit between nine months and a year, and usually have around 80 hours of footage I have to get down to an 82-minute movie.

— Christopher Guest

How that works is our first season was the year we had a threatened writers’ strike, so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes, we did 30. We put 10 in the bank.

— Christopher Meloni

With every passing year, I feel more fulfilled.

— Christy Turlington

I get paid by the year, and I try to earn my money.

— Chuck Grassley

But a year before that, I was starting to drink beer on the set of the film Lucas (1986).

— Corey Haim

I was a really big R.E.M. fan when I was like, in my freshman year of high school. I was a huge R.E.M. fan.

— Corin Tucker

According to the committee’s findings, a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002.

— Charles Bass

I’ve always been the type of guy that wants to change, adapt and morph from year to year.

— Chris Jericho

In the year of our Lord 2010, the voters of the United States elected the worst Congress in the history of the Republic. There have been Congresses more dilatory. There have been Congresses more irresponsible, though not many of them.

— Charlie Pierce

In 2005, I did a lot on ‘Habibi’ and a lot of business stuff. I got an agent that year.

— Craig Thompson

I’ve always been ambidextrous, writing short stories and novels, and I pretty much have been writing a novel and a handful of short stories every year since ’91.

— Catherine Ryan Hyde

I live in New York, but I’m gone 310, 320 days a year. My apartment is storage.

— Christian Scott

I actually don’t read comic books. I did when I was a kid – I used to read a lot of ‘X-Men’ comic books. I read a couple ‘Scott Pilgrim’ this past year, and those are really good, but I don’t read in general, unfortunately.

— Charlyne Yi

When I was 17, I signed my record deal and passed my driver’s test. It was a very good year!

— Conor Maynard

I’ve been very lucky, this is my 30th year on TV.

— Craig Charles

The only thing that would change would be the year, the names. It just got to be a repetitious life.

— Darrell Royal

I work 338 days a year, 16 hours a day.

— Dave Pelzer

Although professionals are able to extract a considerable amount of wealth from amateurs, few stock pickers, if any, have the skill needed to beat the market consistently, year after year.

— Daniel Kahneman

My rookie year, I was very immature.

— Dennis Rodman

From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change.

— David Suzuki

And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.

— Don Shula

Lots of comics try stuff out all year round, which is very sensible – I don’t.

— Dylan Moran

Last year, I was proud to be an original co-sponsor of legislation that would increase federal judges’ salaries by more than 40 percent. It also built in a cost of living adjustment, so the Judicial Branch would not be dependent on the Legislative Branch for increases each year.

— Debbie Wasserman Schultz

1992 became known as the ‘Year of the Woman’ because so many of us were elected to public office that November, including a record six to the United States Senate.

— Dee Dee Myers

As Obama prepares to begin the last year of his presidency, he stands in an unusual position on the national stage: He is the rationalist, a creature of intellect rather than emotion.

— David Ignatius

I have a home in Arizona. I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home.

— Dennis Farina

My best year was probably 1948, and after that, it’s been downhill for me.

— Dennis Farina

Also, I need deadlines, just like everybody else, especially coming from magazines, newspapers, and stuff like that. I need daily or weekly deadlines to get stuff done, or I continue to do things and not go off on a year of unproductivity.

— Dave Eggers

When I achieved the European record for reciting pi in 2004, this captured the imagination of Professor Simon Baron-Cohen in Cambridge, and he finally diagnosed me with Asperger’s that year.

— Daniel Tammet

I graduated from Brown in 2001, moved to New York, and spent a year and a half just looking up ‘Backstage’ magazine auditions and grinding.

— David Walton

Last year was a lifetime, a whole career in one season. We went from being the dregs to winners.

— Damon Hill

February was always the cruelest month for Hunter S. Thompson. An avid NFL fan, Hunter traditionally embraced the Super Bowl in January as the high-water mark of his year.

— Douglas Brinkley

I did do Broadway for a little less than a year and realized quickly I don’t have a passion for it and, more importantly, I don’t have a talent in it.

— Dominique Dawes

In Washington State, the immigrant population has grown by 42 percent in the five years between 2000 and 2005 – which is an increase from 8 percent to 10.6 percent of the overall population – and the jobless rate in the state has hit a 6 year low.

— Dave Reichert

The path from Hythe leads, for a little while, along the line of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, whose 15in-gauge steam trains run throughout the year from Hythe to Dungeness.

— David Hewson

Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of other countries around the world… per year, Australians do see more films.

— David Pratt

I drank beer, and I had a career year.

— David Wells

Twisted Sister plays 20, 25 shows a year. But if the band had their druthers, they’d be out playing all the time.

— Dee Snider

We charted individual pitches by hand, so I had that data from game to game, but from year to year, I didn’t really have that data, because a lot of times it was discarded.

— David Cone

I’m visiting my high school. Every half year I do the exams, and then this year I’m going to graduate.

— Daniela Hantuchova

I’m leaving. I’m doing five episodes this year, then I’ll be headed out.

— Dule Hill

I was in the White House for a year and a half. Up to that point, all my jobs had been very unglamorous.

— Desiree Rogers

Yeah I’m thirty-six, but on the show I’m thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow.

— Ellen DeGeneres

Nineteen-seventy-nine had been a year of American setbacks around the globe. Before the year began, Cuban troops were already roaming Angola, and a pro-Communist regime ruled Ethiopia.

— Elliott Abrams

Very similar experience happened last year when we released this album, North. It was on Deutsche Grammophon, it was very, very honest. It was the most honest record I’ve ever written.

— Elvis Costello

The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.

— Elvis Presley

Percussion is physical, as most instruments are. The body must function well in order to play the instruments well. Last year I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

— Evelyn Glennie

When I was single, I was down to $100 of power a year.

— Ed Begley, Jr.

Well, as you know, General Motors does not make hybrids. Ford only made 4,000 hybrids last year.

— Ed Markey

I like medicine. Even if I was selling a million books a year, I would still be a doctor.

— Ethan Canin

I used to brag that I can hold up any eviction – even if the landlord had legal rights, I could hold it up for a year.

— Ed Lee

Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years, juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes, currently affects more than 3 million Americans and more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year.

— Elijah Cummings

The thing about politics is to plan 10 years ahead, and assume every year is your last.

— Ed Balls

The ‘Lost’ pilot was wide enough and included enough things so that when Season Five came, and we spent half of the year in 1973, nobody cried foul. It felt like it was already a part of the DNA.

— Edward Kitsis

In my boyhood, cattle-raising ran almost neck and neck with grain-raising. In my secluded little valley in the Suisun Hills, the rodeo was the most exhilarating spectacle in the round year.

— Edwin Markham

To start with, for example this year, 2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence.

— Edwidge Danticat

With every passing year, BEC proves that it still has surprises left for us.

— Eric Allin Cornell

We owned a bearded collie for many years. Sophie. She was old, and she died last year.

— Erika Slezak

I told him he’d have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.

— Eugene Ormandy

For now, for this year, I need to be a good mother.

— Elizabeth Vargas

Every year, you have to keep adjusting. I’m 28 I’m not 19 anymore. You have to work harder now.

— Felix Hernandez

Only to he avoid misunderstandings, I must say that even last year, when I wrote my pamphlet, I heartily wished that Prussia should declare war against Napoleon.

— Ferdinand Lassalle

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.

— Franz Beckenbauer

If you’re a big Hollywood star, you make one movie a year at the most. I can make five in Europe.

— Franco Nero

Comic-Con has become more of a pop cultural festival, and to not be included feels like you’re missing the biggest celebration of the year.

— Felicia Day

If you calculate 15 minutes a day to shave, that is 5,000 minutes a year spent shaving.

— Fidel Castro

I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season. What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal, I don’t want it.

— Flip Wilson

I just admire people like Woody Allen, who every year writes an original screenplay. It’s astonishing. I always wished that I could do that.

— Francis Ford Coppola

For about twenty years, if I managed to write ten or twelve poems in a year I considered that a pretty successful year, but I wrote ‘The Beforelife’ within a year.

— Franz Wright

In a typical situation, it’s going to take pretty close to a year to get your location in, get your permits, and then get open.

— Fred DeLuca

I’ve been told by many people that if I had a Twitter account, I would be making five hundred thousand dollars more a year.

— Gaby Hoffmann

I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control.

— Gale Norton

Emergency health care for illegal aliens along the southwestern border is already costing area hospitals $200 million a year, with perhaps another $100 million in extended care costs.

— Gary Miller

One year’s poor form remains a blip but if it happens next year, you can say it’s a trend.

— Gary Neville

No, there are some location shoots in Vegas, maybe four trips a year. It’s shot in Santa Clarita, CA.

— George Eads

MRSA, which is a kind of super bug mutant, is killing 10,000 people a year in Britain.

— George Galloway

I know, but I had a better year than Hoover.

— George Herman

I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington, from which I was graduated in 1931. I spent the next year at Northwestern University.

— George Stigler

After the war, I returned to Minnesota, from which I soon moved to Brown University, and a year later, to Columbia University where I remained from 1947 until 1958.

— George Stigler

In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels.

— George Stephen

I got a series with the WB next year. We start shooting in July. It’s going to be called Safe Harbor, and it’s an hour show. It’s a Spelling show and will follow 7th Heaven.

— Gregory Harrison

But I can’t wait to watch the Tonys this Sunday. I’m really glad Broadway is doing so well this year, especially with its straight plays. It’s been a wonderful year.

— Gregory Harrison

I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.

— George Burns

When I looked into the lives of the Chinese saints, I discovered that many of them had died during the Boxer Rebellion, a war that occurred on Chinese soil in the year 1900.

— Gene Luen Yang

I’m an anglophile. I visit England regularly, sometimes three or four times a year, at least once a year.

— George Takei

I didn’t go to school a full year until I was 11 or 12, so I lived in books. I really was an observer of life.

— Gloria Steinem

Each year India and China produce four million graduates compared with just over 250,000 in Britain.

— Gordon Brown

The recommendation when I’m mentoring folks, I always tell them – and we talked about this last year – take a risk.

— Ginni Rometty

I was there less than a year before I was assigned to the Paris bureau. I spent two years there and, in fact, before I even went on the staff I was sent to Europe to do assignments which they wouldn’t normally do for a young photographer just starting out.

— Gordon Parks

Because I was newly pregnant, I was sick as a dog, yet I knew all my lines from a year before.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

I’ve been an actor now since freshman year of college, so it’s 11 or 12 years.

— Gabriel Luna

You do something annual every year, don’t you?

— George Noory

By the new year of 1994, it had grown up into Inform 4 and could produce games twice as large.

— Graham Nelson

I’m not interested at all in playing more than 12, 15 tournaments a year on an annual basis because like all the old guys out here on this Tour, we’ve played golf for nearly 30 years of our lives.

— Greg Norman

Maybe 10 times a year I’ll do a corporate date, but no casinos or no nightclubs or no comedy clubs.

— Gabe Kaplan

I want to win a major, and hopefully I can win the four majors in one year.

— Guan Tianlang

I am confident in my ability, as I always have been, and that I will be capable of maintaining my form, if not improving, year in, year out.

— Harry Kane

Spring and fall, those are very inspiring times of the year for me.

— Henry Rollins

Motivation has always been a fascinating factor when considering a touring artist, especially when the years stack up. What keeps one out there year after year?

— Henry Rollins

Underneath this tired, middle-aged exterior, I’m an 11 year old kid.

— Henry Selick

I graduated in 1952 and went to Europe, with Niki and our first child Laura, who was then a year old.

— Harry Mathews

And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year, I went into the navy.

— Harry Mathews

I was quiet for a year but I had 4,000 articles written about me.

— Heather Mills

Every individual can improve from day to day, from year to year, and have greater capacity to do things as the years come and the years go.

— Heber J. Grant

I did find a wonderful girl last year, but the photographs that we did were more about motorcars.

— Helmut Newton

Last year, the Assembly of the League, as a result of the initiative taken by the Scandinavian nations, further limited and clarified all the provisions of the clause prescribing the duty of states to participate in sanctions.

— Hjalmar Branting

Back in the 1960s, the number of deaths each year from unintentional poisoning was 15 times greater than it is today.

— Hal Stratton

I visited the Chinese side last year. The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness. They have all their nuclear weapons in the area, presumably trained on targets across the border.

— Harrison Salisbury

I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.

— Henry Bessemer

I still have some of my old University essays, and I do still have my drawing book from primary year seven.

— Iain Banks

In the beginning of the year 1665, I found the method of approximating series and the rule for reducing any dignity of any binomial into such a series.

— Isaac Newton

I’m a closet ‘Real Housewives’ fan. Any season, any year.

— Ivanka Trump

We were in a relationship for eight years, and we maybe saw each other, total, for a year.

— Izabella Scorupco

In 1979, when I was 39, I had such a bad year, I thought it was all over. Thankfully it wasn’t.

— Jack Nicklaus

In my junior year, I studied geology on Saturday mornings at the Museum of Natural History. Mineralogy has always been a major interest.

— Janet Yellen

In recent years – before the intifada – there were three or four incidents of anti-Semitism a year, and that’s out of 18 million crimes and violations of the law.

— Jean-Marie Le Pen

I have a wonderful psychiatrist that I see maybe once a year, because I don’t need it. It all comes out onstage.

— Joan Rivers

I still want to give my public, such as it is, a book a year.

— John Updike

I left London in 1992, but I’m there 3-4 times a year, and love visiting.

— Jonathan Ive

I still get to preach 14, 15 times a year. But you have to make a living.

— J. C. Watts

So in my junior year, I switched to the drama department.

— James Earl Jones

So in my sophomore year, I took a senior anatomy class. I thought anatomy – being the thing that I should be most interested in – and if I could hack, as we called it, a senior class, I would continue. I didn’t hack the senior class.

— James Earl Jones

I think before ‘Saw’ came along, there really wasn’t a movie franchise that actually went out there and said, ‘We’re going to come out with one every year during Halloween and make that our trademark.’

— James Wan

I absolutely would not have liked playing in Spain or somewhere like that, so I was just gonna do it a year. Then I was gonna be done.

— Jeremy Lin

The other thing was that when I was at the University of Miami, we ran a pro-style offense and defense. I started each year by going to a pro training camp, I visited with various pro coaches, and I did this for five years.

— Jimmy Johnson

Next year, if no one gives me any work, that’s fine. I’m not going to do well anyway. I’m not an actor, I’m just exploiting this industry.

— James McAvoy

Last chances in the Middle East have been two a dirham since the 1950s. Each year the enmities are more profound, the despots more bloodthirsty and clownish, the violence more extreme, and the conditions of ordinary existence more ghastly.

— James Buchan

The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.

— James Buchan

We consume about 25 percent of the world’s oil every year, but we only have reserves, including that which has not been pumped, of about 3 percent of the oil reserves in the world.

— Jay Inslee

When I was a kid, I wrestled my high school amateur wrestling in junior year.

— Jeff Hardy

We have so many films that we can fit into the slate a year, and we spend $100 million on those films in order to make $400 million dollars. We don’t spend $20 million in hopes of eking out $40 million.

— Jeff Nichols

I go to Comic-Con every year, generally with some project of some sort.

— Jeffrey Dean Morgan

When Frank Broyles coached at Arkansas, he used to have a golf tournament each year for all the Southwest Conference coaches.

— Joe Jamail

I didn’t do too well until my second year, when I realized that there were no right or wrong answers and that my professors were interested only in how well I could develop an argument.

— Joe Jamail

For 10 years, I gave away my possessions every year and moved on to a new place.

— John Burnside

In 1935, the year Social Security was created, the poverty rate for seniors was over 70%.

— John Delaney

On average, an e-commerce client who evolves into a premier enterprise client increases their annual spend by 10 times in that first year.

— Jon Oringer

We significantly increased our global presence in 2014. During the year, we expanded the number of languages in which we serve customers to a total of 20.

— Jon Oringer

When I was working at Teleflora, I got booked to do ‘Talladega Nights,’ so I went and did that. That was really my first big break ev-er. I made as much from my per diem during the three-month shoot as I did for the entire previous year.

— Jack McBrayer

Conspiracy is a small but durable seller, retooled every year or so.

— John Gregory Dunne

But the citizens of Cincinnati loved their Reds because they won, no matter what their addresses had been the year before. They rooted for the Old-English ‘C’ on the players’ shirts.

— John Thorn

I actually started, this year, doing some voiceovers. I did some radio spots, and some games.

— Julie Benz

Business 2.0 was hugely profitable last year, and will be profitable this year.

— James Daly

Typically, there’s about 20, 25 percent turnover every year. So, every three or four years with the exception of, as is the case with the Patriots and the quarterback, you have a roster turnover.

— Jeff Fisher

By burning fossil fuels, we are already dumping 30 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year, which has a profound effect on the climate. So, like it or not, we’re already messing with a system we don’t understand.

— Jeff Goodell

I’m such a fangirl when it comes to other writers. I read 250 books a year, and I’m always talking up books by other authors.

— Jen Lancaster

When I left the Senate in January 2013, I decided to take a full year away from all media interviews, editorial articles, and direct political activities.

— Jim Webb

Within one year of starting work, I had found that the nucleus of an endoderm cell from an advanced tadpole was able to yield some normal development up to the nuclear transplant tadpole stage.

— John Gurdon

There were probably, what, 300 science-fiction members in the SFWA, of whom probably a hundred were active members in the sense that they were selling something every year, or every couple years.

— Jerry Pournelle

Every year we close 300-400 stores anyway, just relocations.

— Jim Cantalupo

In the early 1980s, I spent a year working as an assistant at the Elaine Markson Literary Agency.

— Joanna Scott

My first season with Pittsburgh was 1969. We were still in the old NFL. My second year, we moved to the AFC when the leagues merged. I went to the Pro Bowl that season, and there must have been nine Raiders and nine Chiefs. I got to know all those guys.

— Joe Greene

Besides, it doesn’t make any sense to have these characters living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference are from the pop culture of the 80’s and the 90’s.

— Joel Hodgson

If you notice any of the press from when I was with the show, I would always deny it being the year 3000.

— Joel Hodgson

A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom.

— John Bright

It was in the year 1820, when I was nearly nine years old, that I first went to a regular school.

— John Bright

Really, I didn’t like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year.

— John C. Hawkes

From 20 years of experience hiring artists out of the schools, I know-they get worse every year. They’re absolutely ridiculously retarded now.

— John Kricfalusi

Silicon Valley has a lot of noise, a lot of hype. People are very excited about all of the Facebook stuff, Facebook applications. It’s just been a huge hype over the last year when actually… there isn’t really that much value.

— Jawed Karim

The black comedians meeting? Oh yeah, we hold one every year at Eddie Murphy’s house.

— Jay Pharoah

We’re gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we’ve got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry’s piano player.

— James Young

Schedules on TV are so tight, and it feels like they get tighter and tighter with every passing year. The idea of asking where your character’s come from or where they grew up – you would just get a little bit laughed at.

— Jessica Raine

I was born in Northampton, in Burlington County, West Jersey, in the year 1720.

— John Woolman

I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath.

— Jack Steinberger

In one year I travelled 450,000 miles by air.

— Jackie Stewart

With two books a year, I don’t have time for writer’s block.

— James Rollins

I did my fist show, ‘Godspell’, in my freshman year of high school.

— James Snyder

I actually really suck at naming books, so lots of years ago, readers were sending in their ideas for titles, and what we realized is that they were smarter than us. So we thought, Hey, go for it. So now we have a contest every year.

— Janet Evanovich

Last year, at the beginning of the year, we couldn’t get arrested, so I’ll take this. Feast versus famine.

— Josh Schwartz

I go to see maybe seven films a year at the most, and since I only go to see the best, it follows that I very rarely see my own.

— Jack Palance

The CD is dedicated to our dog Nell, who passed away last year.

— Julia Barr

Just a few short years ago in the year 2000, the last full fiscal year of the Clinton administration, this country was running a surplus of $236 billion.

— John Spratt

I’m in awe of the AIDS workers in Africa who teach there, year in and year out.

— Jordana Spiro

I spent about a year traveling overland from Egypt through Sudan and Ethiopia, and eventually into East Africa.

— James Luceno

There’s only one cure for what’s wrong with all of us pitchers, and that’s to take a year off. Then, after you’ve gone a year without throwing, quit altogether.

— Jim Palmer

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.

— John A. Logan

When I had to bury my child, I probably didn’t start grieving until a year and a half later.

— Lamar Odom

In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.

— Larry Elder

I’ve had grand pianos that are more expensive than, like, a year’s worth of rent.

— Lady Gaga

The art of publicity is a black art but it has come to stay, and every year adds to its potency.

— Learned Hand

I’m 40 next year and I’m very well aware that where I am now, it becomes a bit of a wilderness for actresses.

— Lena Headey

Every guy has different strengths in the NFL. Receivers are different, running backs are different, but they all have that one thing that they do that’s special: that thing that keeps them on the roster every year.

— Larry Fitzgerald

So seven new countries, three of them formerly part of the Soviet Union, and the others part of the Warsaw Pact, will become full members of NATO next year.

— Lord Robertson

A very difficult year is ahead of us. We must continue our efforts with decisiveness, to stay in the euro, to make sure we do not waste the sacrifices and do not turn the crisis into an uncontrolled and disastrous bankruptcy.

— Lucas Papademos

In last year’s local elections in Manchester a third of those who voted did so by post. It’s not just that people are choosing to get postal votes, but having one makes it much more likely that they’ll vote.

— Lucy Powell

We want to set a tone going into our fiscal year that starts Feb. 1, that Wal-Mart Stores is going to be aggressive in taking care of customers, taking care of our associates, communications and merchandising.

— Lee Scott

You know, we opened a record number of stores last year.

— Lee Scott

In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate suspicious gas price spikes.

— Lois Capps

Shockingly, the Bidens donated under $1,000 to all charities combined every year for the ten years prior to 2008.

— Larry J. Sabato

They always say that jazz doesn’t sell, but it’s a lie, because it does sell, and it sells consistently year in and year out.

— Lester Bowie

I have not much interest in anyone’s personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that.

— Katherine Anne Porter

I was standing onstage last year, and I felt like I wanted to be somewhere else. No matter how many people were out there, it all just felt like a blank sheet of paper.

— Kenny Chesney

My wife’s a gardener. I’d put Astroturf down everywhere, but I get outvoted one to one every year.

— Ken Cuccinelli

I did a year of ‘Guiding Light’, and I was going to be a movie actor or a stage actor, but not a TV actor. That just wasn’t going to happen. And obviously, things changed so remarkably.

— Kevin Bacon

My first year of pro ball I played in the Northwest league and made the all-star team, and the next year I played I led the team in hitting and was third or fifth in the league.

— Kurt Russell

The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.

— Kurt Vonnegut

In Sierra Leone last year there was just the two of us hanging out of a helicopter and, when we were in Bosnia, I drove an armoured vehicle, thousands of miles.

— Kate Adie

I’m hoping that with the high profile that the Go-Go’s are going to have over the next year, that if anybody is interested in what else I do, I’ll have something I can say that I do.

— Kathy Valentine

Congress can’t take the year off, election or no election.

— Kay Bailey Hutchison

We have 11 great potato flavors, and customers have been clamoring for tortilla. For over a year, we worked to develop the four flavors of tortilla popchips: chili limon, nacho cheese, ranch and salsa. They’re made with traditional stoneground masa, are gluten-free, and have less than half the fat of other chips.

— Keith Belling

Next year I’m going to be a guesting soloist with orchestras all over Europe, to start off with.

— Keith Emerson

Usually, about 85 percent of what the tabloids report is a lie. Over the last year, I can truly say it has been 99 percent.

— Kirstie Alley

I would say, in a year, I spend maybe half of that playing FIFA. I love it that much.

— KSI

Last year I traveled to the Middle East to visit with troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

— Kenny Marchant

I wrote ‘Marvels,’ which was about a guy who had two daughters, and I wrote ‘Astro City Volume 2 #1,’ which was about a guy who had two daughters. In both cases, about a year and a half or two years apart. And then after that, I had two daughters, about a year and a half or two years apart.

— Kurt Busiek

If my drug Ragaglitazar had been successful, we would have been getting royalties of thousands of crore rupees every year.

— Kallam Anji Reddy

Right before ‘The Bourne Identity’ came out, I hadn’t been offered a movie in a year.

— Matt Damon

I have four to five months, tops, per year to give to my acting work.

— Meryl Streep

After a year or so I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks.

— Michael J. Fox

Every year, virtually every governor balances the budget.

— Mitt Romney

Each year of life brings us nearer to our decline, but I will continue to seek a listener until I’m dead in a ditch.

— Morrissey

I was supremely fortunate to do several projects that I’m really excited about. So within all that, there’s a lot going on this year. I’m excited about 2016.

— Mahershala Ali

In the Netherlands, we have had a difficult year and we are now getting out of this difficulty. So we have now growth prospects for 2014.

— Mark Rutte

The automotive year 2013 was, especially for European car makers, extremely challenging.

— Martin Winterkorn

Over the course of a year – from January 2014 to March 2015 – millions of Americans, hundreds of businesses, and dozens of policymakers weighed in at the Federal Communications Commission in favor of net neutrality.

— Marvin Ammori

When I travel, which is most of the year, I live in TripIt.

— Matt Mullenweg

Typically, you get a year in prison for making a threat to assassinate the president.

— Megyn Kelly

I have been in Formula One for 12 years, and out of that I had one year with the perfect car.

— Michael Schumacher

I definitely hope to attend UCLA in a year, and major in business.

— Mila Kunis

I’m away about six months of the year, competing here in the U.K. or in training camps in Arizona, Ethiopia, the Pyrenees.

— Mo Farah

I’m not one of those people who needs that gratification of doing, like, 10 films a year.

— Macaulay Culkin

At Ozon, salaries are evaluated every year based on market benchmarks which are gender neutral.

— Maelle Gavet

I got what I needed out of Princeton in 1 year, and I didn’t think it was useful.

— Manoj Bhargava

The year has 365 days, and I want each and every one of them to be exciting.

— Mario Testino

Even if the dollar does decline during the coming months, the delays in the response of exports and imports to the more competitive dollar will mean that the increase in aggregate demand from this source may not happen for a year or more.

— Martin Feldstein

With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus.

— Michael Burgess

Nutrition is an exciting, dynamic field – there are more than 10,000 articles published on human nutrition in medical journals every year.

— Michael Greger

So tonight I propose one more step that I would rather not propose. I ask the most fortunate among us, those citizens earning over $100,000 per year, for one year, to pay an additional one percent on the income they receive.

— Mitch Daniels

I entered Yale in the fall of 1951, and about November of that year, Bill Buckley published ‘God and Man at Yale.’

— M. Stanton Evans

Every year, the State Department declares Iran to be the world’s primary supporter of terror.

— Michael T. Flynn

I go once a year to the Serengeti to see the wildebeest migrations because that means a lot to me, but I avoid Olduvai if I can because it is a ruin. It is most depressing.

— Mary Leakey

The big producer is going to figure out how to deal with whatever the rules are, but the little guy who is running a few hundred units or maybe feeding 1,500 cattle a year, how will they ever comply with these requirements?

— Mike Johanns

I had a wonderful childhood, but I was a wanderer from year one.

— Maureen Forrester

Finance industry executives earn an annual income, including benefits, grants and bonuses, that can reach over eight million shekels a year.

— Moshe Kahlon

It’s frustrating actually, the time involved in getting something released these days. My new CD has actually been finished for a year. It’s only now that it’s being released.

— Mick Taylor

Parts of the Voting Rights Act are due to expire next year if Congress doesn’t extend them, including the section that guarantees that voting rights will be protected by the federal government.

— Marty Meehan

I’ll do about 13 shows in Branson next year, and I’ll be performing at the Grand Palace.

— Mel Tillis

Last year, New York got $200 million. This year, we’re going to give them $124 million under this particular program. But last year was an artificially elevated number to make up from the very low grant the year before.

— Michael Chertoff

Currently, the United States provides 22 percent of the U.N. annual budgets, over $900 million in fiscal year 2007, and some of that funding goes to the Human Rights Council.

— Michael McCaul

Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry.

— Michael McCaul

After releasing Mono 1.0, we started work on a new edition of Mono that will be released later in the year.

— Miguel de Icaza

There are always at least five good films at the end of the year to get nominated, but generally speaking nowadays, it’s more of the independent films that are recognized.

— Mark Rydell

I’m this high school dropout. I quit in my sophomore year, when I was 15. I worked for a while in a deli, and when I was almost 17, I got married.

— Mary Beth Whitehead

Hopefully, next year if we can get everything sorted out and together.

— Melanie Brown

There’s a myth that free-to-play is cheaper than a $60 game. It’s just elastic. For some users, it winds up being a lot more expensive. I would have paid $150 a year to get a better version of FIFA.

— Mitch Lasky

I moved in fourth grade in the middle of the school year, and I was the new kid in school.

— Michael Steger

One thing that stands out throughout the entire year was that in South Dakota we are much more united than we are divided. Now the divided part creates news, but the united part is what moves us forward.

— Mike Rounds

Tape is wonderful at preserving evidence – fingerprints, hairs, fibers. Tape preserves this, especially on the sticky side, even if the body’s been out there for a year.

— Michael Baden

The years go so fast. I mean, I just realized that at the end of the year I will be twenty-two, and I just turned twenty-one.

— Nastassja Kinski

We, Homo sapiens, destroyed the majority of the large mammalian species in North America and Australasia just over 10,000 years ago. We, Homo sapiens, now are destroying the other species that presently exist on this planet at a rate of about 15,000 to 20,000 per year.

— Michael Smith

Currently, 94 out of 100 of us pay the Social Security tax all year round.

— Nick Clooney

You don’t always have to have a record out. I’m not a sausage factory, you know, turning out records every year.

— Nina Hagen

In the ’70s, you had to come up with an album every year whether you were ready or not.

— Nick Lowe

Every year, nearly two-thirds of the approximately 200,000 patients in need of a bone marrow transplant will not find a marrow donor that matches within their families.

— Nathan Deal

I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with an English literature degree and travelled for a year before going to work.

— Natalie Massenet

I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.

— Natalie Portman

By the year 2000, most Americans will be online one way or another.

— Nicholas Negroponte

Republican isolationists had certainly tied the hands of every U.S. president, year after year – berating Franklin Roosevelt in particular and his attempts to ready the nation for inevitable attack.

— Nigel Hamilton

I still continue to do at least four concert tours a year, and in many cases, as many as six.

— Norman Granz

I was flavour of the year for a couple of years, and then, like everyone else, I faded into obscurity. I didn’t car, I loved it.

— Paul Hogan

Maybe I’ll make one movie a year, maybe two, but it’s not going to be more than that because I have other priorities now.

— Penelope Cruz

Each year, billions of animals are subjected to cruelty on factory farms, feed lots, and slaughterhouses. The brutality that these animals endure would be grounds for felony cruelty charges if inflicted upon our cats and dogs.

— Peter Dinklage

I’ve spent the last year and a half going through a very public separation, hiding in hotel lobbies.

— Phil Collins

I am not a career politician, even though this is my 12th year in the United States House of Representatives.

— Phil Gingrey

A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.

— Phil McGraw

1989 was such a very, very important year in Europe. The wall fell, the Soviet Union was crumbling, and so many things happened – in 15 minutes, the world changed.

— Per Petterson

As the cost of gasoline rises and our dependence on foreign oil continues to increase, the effect of sending over $100 billion each year to OPEC nations hurts every American.

— Paul Gillmor

The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States, our government has lived beyond its means.

— Paul Gillmor

Back then, I couldn’t have left a poem a year and gone back to it.

— Philip Levine

Over a period of 20 years, German reunification has cost 2 trillion euros, or an average of 100 billion euros a year. So, we have to ask ourselves: Aren’t we willing to pay a tenth of that over several years for Europe’s unity?

— Peer Steinbruck

About a year after ‘Bosom Buddies,’ I was suddenly a regular on ‘Newhart,’ and I was there almost seven years. And then, somewhere in the mid-1990s, I ended up doing a TV series version of ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.’

— Peter Scolari

We’re playing the Superbowl this year, we’re opening up before the coins drop.

— Peter Criss

In crude oil trading, we have seen a 46 percent increase over 1 year in the margins there.

— Peter DeFazio

An important impression was my father’s one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937.

— Philip Warren Anderson

My first year of university, I ran around and signed up for these clubs, and I noticed they were all drama clubs: really lame, artsy things.

— Penelope Mitchell

Everyone needs all the awareness of sarcoma they can get. Twelve thousand people get diagnosed a year. That’s too many. One percent of cancers are sarcomas, and about 15% of pediatric cancers are sarcomas.

— Peri Gilpin

I spoke bluntly about what I had seen in a little over a year as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. To the apparent surprise of many in the room, I observed publicly that insider trading appeared to be rampant.

— Preet Bharara

In my last year at Hallmark, we finally began putting verses on computer. It had been all in filing cabinets on index cards. They had to assign a 4 digit serial number to each sentiment, for each area of feeling.

— Pat Cadigan

I played a scene at the end of my first year, and that’s how I was discovered.

— Olivier Martinez

The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals, that is, Turks. And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year, the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community.

— Otto Schily

I’m not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.

— Quentin Tarantino

When we started ‘Perry Mason,’ we thought it might go a year.

— Raymond Burr

I was tired. I peaked. I left when I was on top. One year, I did 280 concerts.

— Rod McKuen

But MTV relishes its vestigial role as a star maker, so every year it puts all its clout into making the VMAs the biggest, splashiest, loudest show-biz extravaganza of the year, honoring all this music for existing, after a year of paying barely any attention to it.

— Rob Sheffield

One reason I relate to ‘Veronica Mars’ fans is because I can totally geek out about shows. I mean, I write Vince Gilligan fan mail every year.

— Rob Thomas

Every year since 1990, the Gallup poll has asked Americans to assess all the presidents since John F. Kennedy. And every year, Kennedy comes out on top.

— Robert Dallek

I know I won’t be the first one to say this, but Suzuka is definitely my favourite circuit of the year.

— Romain Grosjean

Silverstone is challenging, but it has a good feel. It’s one of the quickest tracks of the year, with legendary corners like the Magotts, Becketts, Chapel complex.

— Romain Grosjean

Every year I go to Broadway to see a musical – I like the music. I saw ‘Mamma Mia’ I saw ‘Les Miserables’ I saw ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like six, seven times.

— Rafael Nadal

About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs.

— Rick Moranis

To go from playing Jack Startz in ‘Behind the Candelabra’ to playing JFK in the same year, I have now operated at the far ends of my range as an actor.

— Rob Lowe

Health-care costs when I got into the industry in ’88 were 16 percent a year inflation. When I got out in 1997, they were less than 1 percent.

— Rick Scott

I used to agonise over what to do next, but now I’m making a movie a year. It’s insane, but it’s only a movie after all. You just hang in there, and occasionally you might make something which you can call art… briefly.

— Ridley Scott

When you’re doing a big movie, you’re gone for 10 months to a year.

— Ridley Scott

1913 wasn’t a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.

— Ron Paul

I came from Canada, where it’s freezing cold for seven months out of the year.

— Rachelle Lefevre

Clearly, border security has been the top domestic issue of the year, and rightly so. Securing our borders is an essential aspect of our national security.

— Randy Neugebauer

I’ve had a year out of work, more, and just toughed it out. There are those who think that all actors are overpaid. I beg to differ.

— Richard Griffiths

I was in the closet, so to speak, until after the fifth year when I was cancer-free.

— Richard Roundtree

If you compare NASA’s annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA’s budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years.

— Robert Ballard

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time.

— Robert Teeter

When I did musicals in London a number of years ago, I was in a workshop scenario for a year or more with ‘Bombay Dreams.’

— Raza Jaffrey

We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.

— Robert Burton

We used to have front-row seats for the Grand Opera House pantomime every year, and once the dame May McFettridge got me up on-stage.

— Rachel Tucker

The number of electrical injuries cared for in hospitals in the US is estimated at as many as 50,000 the cost of these injuries on the US economy is estimated at over one billion dollars per year.

— Richard Neal

And during my college, at the end of the junior year I worked in a mine.

— Rube Goldberg

An estimated 9,000 American citizens are killed every year by illegal aliens. That’s 25 American citizens per day killed by illegal aliens, averaging 12 by stabbings and shootings and 13 by DUI and related crimes.

— Russell Pearce

There are certain families whose members should all live in different towns – different states, if possible – and write each other letters once a year.

— Ross MacDonald

For most of the track world, the Olympic year is such a huge year, and it’s a big year for us marathoners too.

— Ryan Hall

My first was in 1994 and it’s ten years ago already. It’s been ten years and I’m still around. I won a stage again, like I did last year and the year before.

— Richard Virenque

I moved out to Los Angeles with the idea of becoming a director, which thousands, if not tens and hundreds of thousands, of people do, every year. It’s a very competitive field, of course. I immediately got swept away into the visual side of things, starting with visual effects, and then designing.

— Robert Stromberg

When I was growing up, we went to Musikfest every year, and I have vivid memories of the corn on the cob. I’m going for the concert, but I’m really going for the corn.

— Sabrina Carpenter

If we could do away with traffic accidents, that’d be wonderful. There’d be more than a million people saved every year on this planet.

— Sebastian Thrun

In school, I was a genius of the year preceding the year I was in, every year.

— Sean Penn

The way I play, I go through a set in a year. So I put ’58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks.

— Stevie Ray Vaughan

My revenue was $4 million my first year in business, off of one $20 item.

— Sara Blakely

I don’t eat any dairy products at all, usually – it’s a self-imposed ban. I’ve done it for a year now, since I was ill, but it’s so hard.

— Sam Taylor-Johnson

If you make any trades during the year, keep a record of each transaction for at least three years.

— Suze Orman

The longest show I’ve ever done was four and a half years, so I can only imagine what ending an eight year show is like.

— Scott Bakula

Well, you know, if you do 200 shows a year, they’re not all going to be like Castle Donnington.

— Sebastian Bach

I trained for about a year before I had my first amateur fight. I won by knockout, and then, for my second fight, the guy didn’t even show up.

— Stipe Miocic

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.

— Sue Grafton

When I was younger and in primary school, I’d do maybe a film a year, and I had to adapt to being away from everyone for a couple of months.

— Saoirse Ronan

Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50, Caucasian, thin, small-framed, and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk.

— Sally Field

I do tend to take time off. A year and a half ago I went to film school, and before that I had taken years off at a time to be involved politically or this or that.

— Sarah Polley

I visit India at least once a year, though surrounding the making of ‘Midnight’s Children’ I was there a lot more.

— Satya Bhabha

I was, in the 1960s, in a marriage. To use the word ‘bad’ would be perhaps the understatement of the year. It was dreadful.

— Sherwin B. Nuland

When we do acquisitions, we decide what we want. We decide what fills a hole. And if the price is too high, our alternative is the $5 billion we spend on R&D every year. We’re not well-known for overpaying, because at Oracle we always have an alternative.

— Safra A. Catz

The writers have slowly taken the show, with subjects other gay shows have dived right into, slowly. It was over a year before Will even started to date.

— Sean Hayes

There’s no single movement out there. It’s not like in the ’60s, when Revolver came out and that’s just it for the next year.

— Sean Lennon

Girls started noticing me a little bit more in senior year, and junior year, and that was weird.

— Shane West

I have an almost seven year old… I think it’s essential to be consistent with kids. And truthful, without scaring them. I could go on for hours on this one.

— Stephen Collins

After about a year or so, I was in L.A. I’d decided to try to get a band together out there.

— Stephen Stills

I’ve just built a studio in my mama’s old bedroom, which I thought was fitting she died last year. We’ve recorded nine songs recorded in there already we’re sort of just chipping away.

— Stephen Stills

Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress.

— Sue Kelly

I would rather be at Reggae Sunsplash, which happens once a year, than doing some horrible Brady Bunch reunion.

— Susan Olsen

Each year, I await with dread the federal government’s catalog of endangered and threatened species in the Hawaiian Islands, where I was raised and where I live.

— Susanna Moore

I became fascinated by the then-blossoming science of molecular biology when, in my senior year, I happened to read the papers by Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod on the operon theory.

— Susumu Tonegawa

Well, it’s not full time – my dancers are only paid for six months of the year in two three-month blocks but yes, it is possible we could do it in another year.

— Siobhan Davies

I was at Stanford University up in the West Coast Bay Area, so the biggest song of my freshman year was ‘I Got 5 on It’ by Luniz, and the ‘I Got 5 on It’ remix was the joint that everybody was jamming constantly. And then it was also at that particular time that I became a fan of the Wu-Tang Clan.

— Sterling K. Brown

Everyone I went to school with went to university, or took a year off and then went, and that was the norm – so I did the same thing.

— Stacey Farber

There were times I didn’t think we would ever make it, even when we were cranking two out a year.

— Tim LaHaye

In my address last year, I spoke on the issue of gaming. My preference then is my preference now: to keep gaming within its existing contours, but to explore a better deal for all Minnesotans.

— Tim Pawlenty

While more great films are being made every year, it is increasingly difficult to get indies into theaters or on TV.

— Terry Semel

I’ve completely fallen in love with the U.K., and I’d love to spend a couple of months a year there.

— Taylor Lautner

So the guy that we’re really targeting our system at this year is one of the guys who brought a 16bit system three or four years ago and has pretty much had it with that, and he’s ready to buy something new.

— Trip Hawkins

If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.

— Ted Williams

As a part of the NFL, things change every year.

— Tom Brady

I would say a full-time waiter in a high-price house could easily make $75,000, $80,000 a year.

— Tom Douglas

I played in a couple of really crummy bands, including one in the dorm I was in at MIT, for a year or two.

— Tom Scholz

I was privileged to be able to study a year with Martha Graham, the last year she was teaching.

— Twyla Tharp

The president of Victoria’s Secret promised me a lifetime supply of Victoria’s Secret products, even after I decided to leave the company. But once I left, he only let me have it for a year. So I have a bone to pick.

— Tyra Banks

In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.

— Ted Nelson

I divide my time between homes in Arizona and England, six months a year in each place.

— Terri Windling

When Sulla died in the year 676, the oligarchy which he had restored ruled with absolute sway over the Roman state but, as it had been established by force, it still needed force to maintain its ground against its numerous secret and open foes.

— Theodor Mommsen

Saw’ is a particularly popular film with 14-30 year olds, so I’ll be at a playground and meet six or 10 skateboarders who just wanna talk about ‘Saw.’

— Tobin Bell

Most of my freshman year at USC, I’d just been partying, and I had zero direction.

— Topher Grace

When I was 19 years old, I came down with anorexia. I had it for about a year before it became public. And it had a lot to do with my self-esteem.

— Tracey Gold

I raced locally for a year, went to Europe the year after and went to the Olympics the year after that.

— Taylor Phinney

Typically, a book takes me about a year to write.

— Ted Bell

Thousands of people come to LA every year, and some of them just disappear. Somebody gets them. In the States around 100,000 people vanish each year. I don’t know what that means. Maybe there’s something that just pulls ’em out.

— Tobe Hooper

So, in the last year, the whole cast sued for release from our contracts.

— Tommy Rettig

I know one author whose royalty income has been halved from £34,000 a year to £16,000.

— Tony Bradman

Hit the ball pretty solid. Haven’t played a lot of golf this year, so was really unsure of what it would be like. I’ve been playing pretty well lately, especially hitting the ball solid.

— Trent Dilfer

But Tammy Faye calls me, and Ron Jeremy calls me, Erik Estrada sends me a Christmas card every year.

— Trishelle Cannatella

I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.

— W. C. Fields

Persistent inequality costs the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars a year, undermining our global competitiveness, our democracy, and our ideals as a nation.

— Wendy Kopp

Last year we said, ‘Things can’t go on like this’, and they didn’t, they got worse.

— Will Rogers

I read one Jane Austen in college and didn’t like it at all and told everyone how much I disliked it. I read ‘Northanger Abbey’ sophomore year in college and hated it. I didn’t read good Austen until after college, maybe a couple years out.

— Whit Stillman

I felt the Lord telling me just to be patient all year. Whether it happened this year, next, or never, everything was going to be okay.

— Webb Simpson

Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist, about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist. I was cast as a Senator to shake things up.

— William Devane

If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year, or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.

— William Vickrey

I just got a band together in mid-2012, and we played our first show in October of that year.

— Vance Joy

When I hit my 20s, I took a chill pill and relaxed because throughout my teens I was churning out an album a year. It was a treadmill of work then recording, promoting and touring.

— Vanessa Mae

In this year 1634, I purchased the moiety of thirteen houses in the Strand for five hundred and thirty pounds.

— William Lilly

In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been getting married every year.

— Vanessa Paradis

You go through phases. You have to reinvent reasons for playing, and one year’s answer might not do for another.

— Yo-Yo Ma

It was a decent New Year’s, but it took a million officers to make it so.

— Zane Grey

I’m quite a tuxedo junkie, I collect them all year round.

— Zac Posen
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