Quotes with bit
Did I think at all about the future? Not at all. Not a bit about ours nor even Grace's.
Interview with Chicago Tribute, June 15, 1989
I have had a wonderful life. I have never regretted what I did. I regret things I didn't do. All my life I've done things at a moment's notice. Those are the things I remember. I was given courage, a sense of adventure and a little bit of humor. I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.
I used to write more about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. I don't do that quite as much as I used to, and it's a little bit more 'old man' philosophy.
Interview on NPR
I cannot even talk about waste without being indignant. My introduction to Hollywood was a society that used it, sniffed it and threw it away. We've become a bit like that ourselves in the past 30 years. There's an attitude among the successful people of spend and spend, flaunt and flaunt, and don't think of anyone else.
To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
This quote belongs to Bessie Anderson Stanley, What is success? (1904), and it is incorrectly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and other other authors. Look under Bessie Anderson Stanley for the entire poem and more details about the poem.
I sometimes think I've needed a bit of an arm around me in my career - which I've not always got from certain managers and coaches who didn't understand me.
I've had quite a bit of success but I feel that I'm just the same person as I always was.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
When I gave a lecture in Japan, I was asked not to mention the possible re-collapse of the universe, because it might affect the stock market. However, I can re-assure anyone who is nervous about their investments that it is a bit early to sell: even if the universe does come to an end, it won't be for at least twenty billion years.
The Beginning of Time (lecture)
We don't have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel.
Life is a transforming flood that fills up empty containers and then spills out of them on its way to fill up more. The shape and number of vessels submerged by the flood doesn't make a bit of difference.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Bit by bit the logic of the network will overtake every we atom we deal with.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Don't wait for your opportunity. Make it,-- make it as the shepherd-boy Ferguson made his when he calculated the distances of the stars with a handful of glass beads on a string. Make it as George Stephenson made his when he mastered the rules of mathematics with a bit of chalk on the grimy sides of the coal wagons in the mines. Make it, as Napoleon made his in a hundred "impossible" situations. Make it, as all leaders of men, in war and in peace, have made their chances of success. Golden opportunities are nothing to laziness, but industry makes the commonest chances golden.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.
Our Unconscious Mind and how to Use it (1922)
People do not think in English or Chinese or Apache; they think in a language of thought. This language of thought probably looks a bit like all these languages;...But compared with any given language, mentalese must be richer in some ways and simpler in others.
The Language Instinct
Parents are sometimes a bit of disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
A Buyer's Market (1952)
Learning is rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before.
I think that an artist is a bit like a computer. He receives information from the world around him and from his past and from his own experiences. And it all goes into the brain.
Men don't come to see other women to help take out the garbage and if they wanted to put up the screens they would have stayed home. So mistresses tend to get a steady diet of whipped cream, but no meat and potatoes, and wives often get the reverse, when both would like a bit of each.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
Sex, done right, is some powerful shit. And when Americans begin to accept the human condition for what it is rather than an opportunity to jeer at the other fellow for getting caught, then we will be, if nothing else, a little bit more grown up.
On 11/13/2012, in a blog post "Stray penises and politicos"
History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easily accept whatever the government tells you. But knowing a bit of history -- while it would not absolutely prove the government was lying in a given instance -- might make you skeptical, lead you to ask questions, make it more likely that you would find out the truth.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train