Quotes with spend
I don't want to spend the rest of my life doing as Toscanini did, studying and restudying 50 pieces of music. It would bore me to death. I want to want to conduct. I want to play the piano. I want to write for Hollywood. I want to write symphonic music. I want to keep on trying to be, in the full sense of that wonderful word, a musician. I also want to teach. I want to write books and poetry. And I think I can still do justice to them all.
Interview with The New York Times.
The more men, generally speaking, will do for a Dollar when they make it, the more that Dollar will do for them when they spend it.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
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.
Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will.
The Mill on the Floss (1860)
I don't feel at home in LA, I feel like I'm on holiday. It's nice to dip your feet in occasionally, but I think it's probably quite unhealthy to spend too much time there at once.
If you keep working you'll last longer. I'd hate to spend the rest of my life trying to outwit an 18-inch fish.
The problem with most failing businesses I’ve encountered is not that their owners don’t know enough about finance, marketing, management, and operations—they don’t, but those things are easy enough to learn—but that they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know.
The E-Myth Revisited
A liberal is a man who is willing to spend someone else’s money.
As quoted in Associated Press interview, September 24, 1938.
It’s a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money’s worth.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?
The great scientists, as all great men, have not been concerned with fame. The joy of achievement that comes from finding something new in the universe is by far their greatest joy. A great research scientist is constantly discovering new things in his field. This is his reward. He knows how to spend long years in preparation and long hours in investigation, with no thought of public honor or reward.
Rome is a very loony city in every respect. One needs but spend an hour or two there to realize that Fellini makes documentaries.
Metropolitan Life (1974)
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Autobiograhy of Malcolm X.
There is only one success-to be able to spend your own life in your own way.
As long as we're focused on spending, there are only two ways to do that: One is spend less, and Democrats have no solutions for that. Or we have pro-growth policies that make the economy grow so the dead-weight cost of government becomes a smaller percentage of the economy and therefore less expensive.
Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.
The Last Lecture
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.
It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.
The time men spend in trying to impress others they could spend in doing the things by which others would be impressed.
Nobody really wants to spend life with someone who has no other choice, and children who have been raised by a mother who gave up her life for them almost always spend years on an analyst's couch learning to spit in her eye.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
To withhold deserved praise lest it should make its object conceited is as dishonest as to withhold payment of a just debt lest your creditor should spend the money badly.
We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel -- "Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought."
"In Awe of Words," The Exonian, 75th anniversary edition, Exeter University (1930)
Although I don't feel that it's at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of individuality, I know that I'm going to have to spend the rest of my life expressing it one way or another, and I think that I'll accomplish more by expressing it on the keys of a typewriter than by letting it express itself in sudden outbursts of frustrated violence...
Letter to a friend, October 1957
What a man does with his wealth depends upon his idea of happiness. Those who draw prizes in life are apt to spend tastelessly, if not viciously; not knowing that it requires as much talent to spend as to make.
The whole thing has been about spelling out the notion of inner necessity. That someone who has to do something, has to live in a certain way or discovers something is really him, what he belongs to, what is his destiny - I'm drawn to all that. I do regard myself as very lucky because I was able to spend my life in a subject which I enormously enjoyed.
Discussing his career. Interview with Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian (November 29, 2002).