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Wolfgang Hildesheimer Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wolfgang Hildesheimer.

When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest.
I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind,
before I had learned to read and write.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

The revolutionary Mozart is the Mozart of his last eight years.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection.
I felt that I was able to transform men into animals.
I did not make use of this capability,
because I believed I could not justify an intervention
of this kind in the life of another person.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

 

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week.
I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great.
I can run a marathon, you know.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

When you write a two thousand page history of the Second World War,
the deportations and the concentration camps will take up five pages,
and the gas chambers perhaps 20 lines.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

When I got involved with The Five Crowns who later became The Drifters,
and we got this hit record, I still was looking at
this as kind of a fun thing.
- Ben E. King

I very much enjoyed my career in science.
I didn't leave science because I was disillusioned,
but felt I'd done my bit for it after about twenty-five years.
- John Polkinghorne

We inherit plots.
There are only two or three in the world,
five or six at most.
We ride them like treadmills.
- Janette Turner Hospital

Never let them see you in public after you've turned thirty-five.
You're finished if you do!
- Norma Shearer

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs,
but nobody cares.
- Jack Kevorkian

Some of the kimonos took as long as four to five months to make,
with all the layers that go into it.
- Colleen Atwood

My mother's five-foot-two, and I'll be honest with you -
she's the only person I'm scared of.
- Kiefer Sutherland

I go to the gym five days a week and I have a personal trainer.
I am on a strict diet, which is kind of hard to keep up with on the road,
but I stick to it as well as I can.
- Lou Gramm

My school days were the happiest days of my life;
which should give you some indication of the misery
I've endured over the past twenty-five years.
- Paul Merton

When I was 17 I sent a picture up to an agency,
and within a week I was in The Sun five days in a row.
- Katie Price

No, I'm happy doing this.
Five sweaters and a pair of dirty pants,
you can make pretty good money.
- McLean Stevenson

Seventy-five percent of MS sufferers are women.
- Teri Garr

I learned how to live on five and sometimes ten dollars a week.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years
to bring the world back to life.
Otherwise it would die of civilization.
- Edmond de Goncourt

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.
- Mick Jagger

Colonel Parker asked Henry and me to come to Elvis'
suite and have breakfast.
There were at least five policemen stationed up there.
He was talking on the telephone.
- Minnie Pearl

You need three or five hands to play Ligeti.
- Alfred Brendel

I grew up with the white picket fence.
My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon.
- Matt Dillon

A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction,
and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns.
Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five
cents a day it cost to swim.
I counted wet towels.
As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime.
- Esther Williams

I took five years on the first volume,
five years on the second volume, and ten years on the third volume.
- Shelby Foote

On Wall Street he and a few others -
how many? three hundred,
four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that...
Masters of the Universe.
- Tom Wolfe

So in process of four or five years the emperor called me,
as divers times he had done before.
- Will Adams

I know I was writing stories when I was five.
I don't know what I did before that.
Just loafed I suppose.
- P. G. Wodehouse

One thing is having skated five of the best races I've
probably could have skated.
It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it
in an important time in somebody's career.
- Eric Heiden

My first solo was in church when I was five.
- Suzy Bogguss

I have been recording for five decades now.
- Chuck Mangione

I'm more interested in where I'll be in five or 10
years than where I am now.
- Parker Stevenson

Five guys on the court working together can achieve
more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It was a kind of paralysis you would get from tendonitis
and I would last about five to ten minutes into the
set and it would set in and I really couldn't play.
- Leo Kottke

It's just a little ranch.
Thirty-five acres.
In Texas, if it's not a thousand acres,
it's considered a ranchette.
- Betty Buckley

My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years,
to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.
- Grover Norquist

At this year's Open, I'll have five boyfriends.
- Anna Kournikova

The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five
are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
- William James

I daresay I was the worst bed partner in five continents.
- Martha Gellhorn

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five
years without having a cross word suggests a lack of
spirit only to be admired in sheep.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have
resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001,
while big oil companies make triple the profits.
- Russ Carnahan

It's a staggering transition for high school students
that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs.
- John Gardner

Observe, record, tabulate, communicate.
Use your five senses.
Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel,
learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.
- William Osler

I have very much enjoyed being in the music business
in different roles through five different decades.
- Peter Asher

Well, I was fourteen in Texas.
But I looked twenty-five.
- Jerry Hall

The soldiers' last meal is generally served out about
five o'clock in the afternoon,
sometimes earlier; and a stretch of fourteen hours
intervenes between then and breakfast.
- Patrick MacGill


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