Quotes with middle
Middle age is a time of life. That a man first notices in his wife.
I feel content. I am 51 years old and I see a lot of work, a lot of people, a lot of faces, a lot of souls. And I feel like I am in the middle of the game. The match is not over and I may score some goals.
August 1914 is the axial date in modern Western history, and once past it we are directly confronted with the present-day world. The sense of power over the material universe with which modern man emerged, as we have seen, from the Middle Ages, changed on that date into the opposite: a sense of weakness and dereliction before the whirlwind that man is able to unleash but not to control. That feeling of danger has persisted and grown stronger, and our generation knows it as uncanny awareness of the explosive quality of man's secular powers -- and now, alas, with the possession of atomic weapons, the word must be taken literally.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
For Americans, it was love at first sight with the automobile. It is fair to say the Model T revolutionized American life.... The auto gave the working and middle classes a sense of accomplishment. The new, auto-induced sense of freedom ... helped to open up American society in the 1920s.
Don't Know Much About History
I'm very disturbed about the direction American foreign policy is going. I think something needs to be done to help alleviate the conditions which have created a disenfranchised and angry faction in the Middle East. I don't think military intervention is the correct solution. I regret what we as a country have done so far.
In the Middle East, the opposition is quite different than the opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killings.
Video lecture at Columbia University (March 23, 2006)
I do not support peace in the Middle East. And I do not support Arafat. He is a stupid, incompetent fool!
I've been promoted to middle management. I never thought I'd sink so low.
The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
The big will have a different kind of bigness. The network economy encourages the middle space. It supplies technology (which the industrial age could not) to nurture mid-sized wonders.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
There we were in the middle of a sexual revolution wearing clothes that guaranteed we wouldn't get laid.
No Cure for Cancer
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
At a dinner honoring West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, as reported in The New York Times (10 June 1973)
I told them as nicely but firmly as I could that this . . . was not to be an extension of the erotic longings of middle-aged corporation wives whose husbands had acquired interests elsewhere, but maintained the domestic accounts in guilty abundance.
In tribal times, there were the medicine men. In the Middle Ages, there were the priests. Today, there are the lawyers. For every age, a group of bright boys, learned in their trades and jealous of their learning, who blend technical competence with plain and fancy hocus-pocus to make themselves masters of their fellow men. For every age, a pseudo-intellectual autocracy, guarding the tricks of the trade from the uninitiated, and running, after its own pattern, the civilization of its day.
On the court, me and Michael are pretty calm and we can handle conversation. But as far as our lives go, I think he is moving in one direction and I'm going in the other. I mean, he's goin' north, I'm goin' south. And then you've got Scottie Pippen right in the middle. He's sort of the equator.
...the human being, like the immortals, natually places sexual intercourse far and away above all other joys -- yet he has left it out of his heaven! The very thought of it excites him; opportunity sets him wild; in this state he will risk life, reputation, everything -- even his queer heaven itself -- to make good that opportunity and ride it to the overwhelming climax. From youth to middle age all men and all women prize copulation above all other pleasures combined, yet it actually as I have said: it is not in their heaven; prayer takes its place.
Letters from the Earth
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to!
In the middle ages, not only the most flagrant violations of modesty were frequently practised and permitted, but the most infamous vices. Men are less ashamed as they are less polished.
The History of English Poetry (1774-81)