Quotes containing word "thing"

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Sell also: affair, matter

Definitions and meanings of word "thing"

• Noun: a special situation; examples: "this thing has got to end", "it is a remarkable thing"

• Noun: an action; example: "how could you do such a thing?"

• Noun: an artifact; example: "how does this thing work?"

• Noun: an event; example: "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."

• Noun: a statement regarded as an object; examples: "to say the same thing in other terms", "how can you say such a thing?"

• Noun: any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; example: "the thing I like about her is ..."

• Noun: a special abstraction; examples: "a thing of the spirit", "things of the heart"

• Noun: a vaguely specified concern; examples: "several matters to attend to", "it is none of your affair", "things are going well"

• Noun: an entity that is not named specifically; example: "I couldn't tell what the thing was"

• Noun: a special objective; example: "the thing is to stay in bounds"

• Noun: a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; examples: "he has a thing about seafood", "she has a thing about him"

• Noun: a separate and self-contained entity

Featured authors with quotes containing word "thing"

Oscar Wilde
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Irish Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Monday 16 October 1854 - Friday 30 November 1900
Samuel Butler
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British Poet
Friday 4 December 1835 - Wednesday 18 June 1902
Victor Hugo
8 quotes about thing
French Writer, Novelist, Poet, Author, Dramatist
Friday 26 February 1802 - Friday 22 May 1885
Will Rogers
10 quotes about thing
American Actor
Tuesday 4 November 1879 - Thursday 15 August 1935
Shaun White
9 quotes about thing
American Athlete
Born Wednesday 3 September 1986
Ashlee Simpson
7 quotes about thing
American Writer, Actress, Musician, Songwriter
Born Wednesday 3 October 1984
David Herbert Lawrence
8 quotes about thing
English Writer
Friday 11 September 1885 - Sunday 2 March 1930
Steve Jobs
8 quotes about thing
American Businessman, Inventor
Thursday 24 February 1955 - Wednesday 5 October 2011
Mark Twain
8 quotes about thing
American Author
Monday 30 November 1835 - Thursday 21 April 1910
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
9 quotes about thing
American Actor
Born Tuesday 17 February 1981
Gilbert K. Chesterton
8 quotes about thing
English Writer
Friday 29 May 1874 - Sunday 14 June 1936
Kurt Loder
8 quotes about thing
American Critic, Author, Journalist, Editor
Born Saturday 5 May 1945

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

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It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it.

Johnny Mathis

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This guy kept telling us that rock was the big thing, everyone's talking about the big thing, our band was the big thing. So he made us change our name to The Big Thing. Can you believe that?!

Terry Kath

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The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go... It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else.

Barbara Kingsolver

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The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to thing when you have outlived the first interest and not yet the second which comes with a sort of mastery.

Janet Erskine Stuart

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I know that you've got to watch how you spend all the dollars. That's not the easiest thing to do. That's not what people think is the most fun thing to do, but it's the right thing to do.

Rick Scott

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Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.

J. C. Watts

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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

Douglas Adams

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I've always wanted to make 'Swamp Thing.' I like 'Swamp Thing.' I think it's a good idea, and I thought it would be a good venue for a 3-D movie, but there were rights issues with 'Swamp Thing.'

Joel Silver

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The accident was a horrible thing - but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It's a happy irony if there is such a thing. I'm proud to have known him.

Morgan Freeman

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Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.

John D. Rockefeller

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Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.

Martin Heidegger

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When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.

Cicely Tyson

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If it's a cocktail party, I generally make five or six different things, and I try to choose recipes that feel like a meal: a chicken thing, a fish or shrimp thing, maybe two vegetable things, and I think it's fun to end the cocktail party with a sweet thing.

Ina Garten

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I never fantasized or invented a thing, not one thing. I knew every single thing I ever wrote about.

Marguerite Young

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I'm just going to do me; I'm not trying to do the Eminem thing, the D12 thing or the 50 thing.

Obie Trice

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Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

Alexander Pope

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What is special about VOIP is that it's just another thing you can do on the Internet, whereas it is the only thing - or nearly the only thing with the exception of the dial-up modem and fax - that you can do on the public switched telephone network.

Vinton Cerf

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Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.

Archibald MacLeish

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Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for - worth dying for.

Margaret Mitchell

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