Quotes with fall
The idea is to fall and miss the ground.
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
This decision was the biggest mistake of my life. I'd do anything for erase it, but what is done is done. I should have listened to Jean-Marie Leblanc, when he wrote me an open letter to me in the fall of 2008 advising not to return. He was right.
Interview with Le Monde, June 28, 2013. About coming back from retirement in 2009.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall; the desire for knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it.
I'm not smart. I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.
New York Post (June 24, 1965)
Some comedians love their characters. I don't fall in love with mine. In fact, I get tired of them very fast. You have to be willing to throw it all away.
One does not fall 'in' or 'out' of love. One grows in love.
Take thy self-denials gaily and cheerfully, and let the sunshine of thy gladness fall on dark things and bright alike, like the sunshine of the Almighty.
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
As fall off the light autumnal leaves, one still the other following, till the bough strews all its honors on the earth beneath.
The Divine Comedy
That this gentleman [President John Adams] ought not to be the object of the federal wish, is, with me, reduced to demonstration. His administration has already very materially disgraced and sunk the government. There are defects in his character which must inevitably continue to do this more and more. And if he is supported by the federal party, his party must in the issue fall with him.
In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more.
In Another Country, a short story
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford University on June 12, 2005
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
Speech at the dedication ceremony for the United States Information Agency Transmitter Complex in Greenville, North Carolina on February 8, 1963.
Innumerable apples had fallen from trees, often hitting heedless men on the head as if to set them thinking, but Newton was the first to realize that they fall to the earth by the same law which holds the planets in their courses and prevents the momentum of all the atoms in the universe from hurling them wildly back to chaos.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
You don’t know how to handle anything today, because you have to go to jail to get some press or fall down drunk.
October 26, 2007. The Washington Blade.
Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into tyranny.
The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.
The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed.
A clever man ought to so regulate his interests that each will fall in due order. Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least, we miss the greatest.
For the credit of virtue we must admit that the greatest misfortunes of men are those into which they fall through their crimes.
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it ... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
...the administration of the law can never go lax where every individual sees to it that it grows not lax in his own case, or in cases which fall under his eyes.
Mark Twain's Notebook
Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
Don't go towards the light! You'll fall and break your hip.
House, Informed Consent. By Dr. Gregory House.
Twenty year olds fall in and out of love more often than they change their oil filters.
House, Fools for Love. By Dr. Gregory House.
They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Bible, Matthew 15:14